Welcome to Darek Mihocka's Emulators web site. Since 1986 our team has pioneered the development Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, and Apple Macintosh emulators for Intel based PCs, published conference papers on portable emulation, and contributed to third party emulators such as Bochs and Hatari.
2010-2019 was a Decade Of Disruption, with fundamental changes to human society not seen in a century. With climate collapse and global pandemics changing our world forever, we humans must embrace the switch to electric vehicles, plant-based diets, renewable energy, and more efficient electronics to reduce our overall energy consumption.
This is why we are focusing our development efforts on the new expanding universe of ARM64 and Apple M1 processors and devices - the computing platform for this new 2020's: Decade Of Transformation.
Celebrating 40 years of the Atari desktop computing at VCF 2019
Thank you to everyone who attended the Vintage Computer Festival 2019 in Seattle, March 23-24 2019 at the Living Computers Museum. Emulators.com exhibited our original 1979-1993 era Atari 800, XL, XE, TT, and Falcon computers as well exhibiting the MIST FPGA re-implementation of the Atari TT, and making the first public demos of Xformer 10 and HATARI emulators compiled for long battery-life ARM64 laptops such as Lenovo Yoga.
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!
XFORMER 10 (original October 10 2018 release and documentation)
XFORMER 10 latest bug fixes and development repository for Windows 10 and 11: sourcetest binary
HATARI for ARM64 at VCF 2019: The emulators.com team is proud to demonstrate and release the world's first native ARM64 port of Hatari (Atari ST/STe/TT emulator) for Windows 10 on ARM64. Visit our booth at the 2019 Vintage Computer Festival Pacific Northwest in Seattle to celebrate 40 Years Of Atari Desktop Computers. (More)
XFORMER 10 at VCF 2019: The emulators.com team is bringing our vintage Atari 800, 800XL, and 130XE hardware to the 2019 Vintage Computer Festival Pacific Northwest in Seattle to celebrate 40 Years Of Atari Desktop Computers. (More)
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
A little bit more history about us. More than five years before Apple made the switch to Intel in 2006, our SoftMac emulator was already running unmodified Mac OS on Dell, Sony, and Gateway PCs in the late 1990's. We proved it was possible.
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 Linux and Windows 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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