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 ====== SoftMac ====== ====== SoftMac ======
  
-(Last updated November 32009)+(Updated June 22010)
  
 ===== Description ===== ===== Description =====
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 SoftMac spun off of Gemulator, an Atari emulator for Windows, which in 1997 was expanded to include emulation of the 68000 Macintosh classic. A 1999 release of Gemulator included a separate Macintosh emulator, now called SoftMac, which could emulate up to a 68040 Macintosh. SoftMac spun off of Gemulator, an Atari emulator for Windows, which in 1997 was expanded to include emulation of the 68000 Macintosh classic. A 1999 release of Gemulator included a separate Macintosh emulator, now called SoftMac, which could emulate up to a 68040 Macintosh.
  
-Early releases of Gemulator required that Macintosh ROM card be plugged into a free ISA slot on the host machine. Other emulators, such as Fusion and vMac emulator ​allowed users to just use a ROM file that could be dumped from a physical Mac (and therefore distributed illegally online). When SofftMac ​became ​separate ​emulator, it did not require ​a physical ROM card.+Early releases of Gemulator required that Macintosh ROM card be plugged into a free ISA slot on the host machine. Other emulators, such as Fusion and vMac allowed users to use a ROM file that could be dumped from a physical Mac (and therefore distributed illegally online). When SoftMac ​became separate ​from Gemulator, it no longer required ​a physical ROM card.
  
-SoftMac has been successful for many years (outlasting Fusion and ARDI's Executor as a commercial offering) but many users of online emulation discussion boards are highly critical of difficulties with SoftMac'​s support of sound and networking. Developer Darek Mihocka'​s defiant attitude toward ​online ​critics has solidified opposition to his company and products in some quarters.+SoftMac has been successful for many years (outlasting Fusion and ARDI's Executor as a commercial offering) but many members ​of online emulation discussion boards are highly critical of flaws in SoftMac'​s support of sound and networking. Developer Darek Mihocka'​s defiant attitude toward critics has solidified opposition to his company and products in some quarters.
  
-The current stable release of SoftMac dates from 2002, although a beta from 2007 is currently available for public download. Mihocka has stated that although he has accomplished and publicly demonstrated ​the feat of PPC emulation in Windows, he will not be developing or releasing ​such an emulator at the present ​time.  The beta version of SoftMac 9 mentioned above is //not// a PPC emulator.+The current stable release of SoftMac dates from 2002, although a beta from 2008 is currently available for public download. Mihocka has stated that although he has accomplished and publicly demonstrated ​emulation ​of PPC based Macs, he will not release ​such an emulator at present. ​ The beta version of SoftMac 9 mentioned above is //not// a PPC emulator.
  
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