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Application Enhancer

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
ape-261.dmg (3.09 MB)
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
ape-252.dmg (1.84 MB)
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
ape-203.dmg (127.73 KB)
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
ape-151.dmg (614.96 KB)
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
ape-13.dmg (422.67 KB)
For Mac OS X
Guides on emulating older applications

A very famous (or infamous, due to all the stability issues it caused later in its life) tool used for hacking applications. Its aim was to bring the classic Mac OS's modularity to OS X. It can essentially be seen as the proprietary competitor to SimBL.

First download is Version 2.6.1 released Sep 2, 2010 for Leopard and Snow Leopard (10.5 & 10.6), second is for Tiger (10.4), third is for Panther (10.3), fourth is for Jaguar (10.2) and last one is for Puma (10.1).

Final Web Archive captures of Unsanity's Application Enhancer downloads and documentation.

Further reading: What happened to Unsanity? and Application Enhancer (Wikipedia).

Architecture: PPC x86 (Intel:Mac)

Requires Rosetta for Intel Macs as parts of the program are still PowerPC code.


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by Jatoba - 2019, August 19 - 1:46am

The SDK for version 2.6.1 (latest version, compatible with 10.5 Leopard) is available via, but I couldn't find the one for version 2.5.2 (latest 10.4 Tiger version) anywhere.

If anyone ever happens to come across "apesdk-252.dmg", please kindly upload it here, if possible.