December 7, 2009
Mini vMac 3.1.3 is now officially released (with no change from the final beta, as usual). Mini vMac 3.1.3 is rather old news by now, which is how it should be. There should be no surprises in the stable version. The Changes file lists what has changed since Mini vMac 3.0.4. To summarize, the main work has been on Macintosh II emulation, which is not yet complete, but also the default Macintosh Plus
emulation is a bit faster and smoother. One fun new feature is a compile time option to emulate a hacked Macintosh Plus
with larger screen sizes.
There is also today a Mini vMac 3.2.0 alpha. It is early in the development of the 3.2.x branch, but since Macintosh II emulation is so much improved since 3.1.3, I´ve decided to make some official binaries. (There isn´t too much change from the previous development source snapshot, except for more accurate timing.)
Thanks to a donation from Jonathan Ploudre, I now have new headphones for use in working on Mini vMac sound emulation. My previous headphones were failing.
Welcome to the Mini vMac 3.2.0 alpha page. This alpha version contains work in progress and has not been thoroughly tested.
The primary change from Mini vMac 3.1.3 is that the Mac II
emulation is improved. Now more software seems to work (more or less) than not. But there is still far to go, and bug reports are still not yet useful.
Since only Mac II
emulation has really changed, I´ve only provided binaries for Mac II
emulation (for various display depths). Also I´ve only provided binaries for Mac OS X, universal ("umch") and Microsoft Windows ("wx86").
I have not provided separate binaries that use the Macintosh IIx ROM. Instead, the Macintosh II emulation will accept the Macintosh IIx ROM, if the ROM is renamed "MacII.ROM".
You can verify files downloaded correctly with the MD5 Checksums (4K).
Recheck the main Mini vMac page for the latest information.
Mini vMac 3.1.3 is the current stable version.