Welcome to Darek Mihocka's Emulators web site. Since 1986 we have pioneered techniques for emulating Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, and Apple Macintosh software on PCs, as well as making contributions to other emulators such as Bochs.
The wait is over! XFORMER 10 is here!
We teased you with the preview version at the Vintage Computer Festival (VCF 2018) in Seattle, teased you with demo videos, and now the biggest rewrite of the Xformer emulator in 30 years launched on 10-10-2018.
Xformer 10 for Windows 10 brings Atari 800 tiled gaming mode to Windows 10 desktop PCs, laptops, and new generation of ARM64 devices.
Run hundreds of Atari 800 and 130XE games at once! Click the video above for a brief intro demo, or the video below for detailed 13-minute walkthrough of every... single... cool... new... holy... cow... I... didn't... know... I... needed.. this... how... have... I... lived... without... it... feature!
Windows 10 arrives for ARM64: ARM chips are not for toy devices anymore! Windows 10 is now shipping on ARM64 based tablets and laptops which feature long battery life, x86 compatibility, and fast 64-bit performance. (More)
Haswell's great leap forward: The Intel Haswell processor has arrived! Darek looks at what makes this the most significant improvement to x86 in many years. (More)
The year of Smaller, Thinner, Faster: A look back a 2011. From AVX to Ultrabooks to Bochs 2.5, Darek looks back at 2011's interesting events and gadgets. (More)
SoftMac 2000 instructional videos from 2001: #1#2#3#4#5
Years before Apple made the switch to Intel, our SoftMac emulator was running Mac OS on Dell, Sony, and Gateway PCs in the 1990's.
On August 13th 2007, we started a public beta of the 9th generation of Gemulator and SoftMac, bringing Windows Vista compatibility and 64-bit Core 2 support to our flagship products. The final Gemulator 9.0 release was made on December 1 2008.
Emulators.com has contributed code and optimization ideas to numerous open source emulation projects including vMac, Basilisk II, and the Bochs x86 emulation project, the gold standard of PC emulators. Now supporting 64-bit Windows 7 emulation!
The authors of Bochs, Gemulator, and SoftMac presented the case for emulation on June 21 2008 at the AMAS-BT workshop, part of the ISCA 2008 computer architecture conference in Beijing, China. View the Virtualization Without Direct Executionpaper and slides.
Follow-up papers were presented at workshops at the 2010 CGO conference in Toronto, Canada, explaining improved Overflow Detection (paper and slides), and at the 2011 ISCA conference in San Jose on Fast Microcode Simulation (paper).
Got an older PC? No problem! Our SOFTMAC 2000 and FUSION PC 3.0 emulators are best suited for use with 486 and Pentium based MS-DOS and Windows 95 systems. Download them and bring new life to your old PC. These emulators use under 1 megabyte of disk space and can be booted from floppy disk, CD-ROM, or the network without requiring prior installation to the hard disk.
SoftMac 2000 CD-ROMs including Fusion PC and free Mac software are available free of charge. Send a self-addressed stamped disk mailer to receive your SoftMac 2000 CD-ROM.
Our site also features the free Xformer Atari 400/800 emulator, and Gemulator, the original Atari ST emulator.
NO EXECUTE! The fundamental design of the microprocessors that power Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux is flawed. 20 years of security promises have fallen flat, leading to consumer frustration and a malware epidemic. How can emulation fix this mess?
Originally designed for 486 processors running MS-DOS, Gemulator 2000 emulator offers fast Atari ST and STE emulation on Windows 95, 98, 2000, and XP.
Atari ST emulation page Run TOS, GEM, Calamus, Pagestream, GFA Basic, and other Atari ST and Macintosh Plus software on your PC. Find out how with Gemulator 2000.
Pictured above: two virtual Atari 800 windows running on Microsoft Windows using the Xformer 2000 Atari 8-bit emulator. Each virtual Atari 800 is running a completely different program - one is running Atari BASIC, the other is running the well known game STAR RAIDERS.
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