Get a First-Hand Impression on How the First 8-Bit Microcomputer from Apple Works Using This Simple and Straightforward Application
Apple II is one of the first successfully 8-bit microcomputers mass-produced that was a huge success back in 1977. Even if the project shut down in 1993 and new and more performant MAC computers took its place, some users would still like to access data that they used to and perhaps, simply get a feel of how Apple II was like.
AppleWin is an emulator for the aforementioned 8-bit computer that can be run on Windows and enable you to get a taste of the early Apple computers.
It can run programs from disk images
The application does not require installation, but rather you can run it as soon as you decompress the archive. The idea for the tool is that it is able to run programs from disk images, the latter being single files that are the size of an Apple floppy disk. You can get started by clicking on Drive 1 button from the toolbar located in the right side of the GUI. As soon as you boot the disk image, you are able to use the emulated Apple as if it were the real thing.
Since using a computer without anything on it would be rather boring, the developers have included some data that read more about in the Help, Resources section. Alternatively, you can read more about disk images and attempt to create a new one with your favorite content.
A handy utility for emulating Apple II
In case you want to use the Internet, then the developers recommend you first download and install WinPcap or Wireshark. Once the program is booted, go to the Settings icon, select Ethernet – which is disabled by default – and choose the interface you want to work with. In case you want to use the WiFi, then you need a tool that allows emulation inside virtualization.
In the eventuality that you are feeling rather nostalgic or perhaps are simply curious about how looks and feels of the old Apple 2 series, then perhaps AppleWin could come in handy.
We at AppsForMyPC have tested and used AppleWin and it worked pretty smoothly 🙂 🙂