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MagiC Mac X 1.x and 2.x

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
magicmacxdemo.sit (1.24 MB)
MD5: 23852099a42c263affdb3f1fdf5113b4
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (2.18 MB)
MD5: 45603a62c074163c18b7873136f655a5
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (2.25 MB)
MD5: 09ffa06034bc5cec39c8b8ee6e7dbeb2
For Mac OS X
This software is still available for purchase
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Guides on emulating older applications

MagiC Mac X is an emulator of the Atari ST/TT computer line running the MagiC multitasking TOS-compatible operation system, allowing Atari users to run their software on top of Mac OS X.

Several hardware components typical for the Atari ST/TT computers, as blitter and sound chip, are simulated, thus giving MagiC Mac X a high compatibility to existing Atari ST programs. It support besides the traditional screen resolutions of 640x400 in monochrome mode, 640x200 in 4-color mode and 320x200 in 16-color mode, arbitrarily chosen b/w and color resolutions up to 16 colors.

Additional features:
• Printing is supported.
• file access to disk image container files or to host file system (including floppy disk access) is supported.

Magic Mac X is the successor of MagiC Mac and is a Carbon application running only under Mac OS X.
There is also a Windows-based version named MagiC PC

First download is the demo version of MagiC Mac X 1.1.
Second download is the updater to MagiC Mac X from version 1.1 to 1.2.
Third download is the updater to MagiC Mac X from version 1.2 to 2.0.

The full version of MagiC Mac X 1.x is still sought, please upload it to this page if you have this !

Release history:
2001 - MagiC Mac X 1.0:
• First ported version of MagiC Mac from Mac OS to Mac OS X
• use of own 68k emulation core (as in MagiC PC) instead of the Mac OS built-in Mac 68k emulator
• use of any multi-button mouse possible
• windowed mode is possible

2004 - MagiC Mac X 1.2:
• transition from CFM/PEF format to Mach-O format (*.app)
• multilingual (English, French, German)
• optimized 68k emulation core with 10-20% faster execution
• almost no cpu time used if emulator is running idle loop

2009 - MagiC Mac X 2.0:
• transition to Universal Binary, running also natively on Intel Mac

Links to websites with more information:
Kostenloses Update auf MagiC Mac X
Magic Mac X Referenz

Architecture: PPC (Carbonized) x86 (Intel)

MagiC Mac X 1.x:
• Power Macintosh
• Mac OS X 10.1 or higher

MagiC Mac X 2.0:
• PowerPC processor or Intel processor (Universal Binary)
• Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger or higher (not running under Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and later)


fnone's picture
by fnone - 2020, July 12 - 4:41am

MagicMac X and the older MagicMac for OS 9 and below are now open sourced: and

Kitchen2010's picture
by Kitchen2010 - 2015, February 10 - 10:03am

Thanks for the feedback !
MagiC Mac X 2.x seems to be still sold (appropriated version for newer Intel Macs) but not the older PPC-only version MagiC Mac X 1.x.
I now clarified this in the description above.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2015, February 9 - 11:46pm

  Full version of MagiC Mac X is still searched, please upload it to this page if you have this !

If MagiC Mac X is still offered for sale, & it kind of looks like it is (IIGS_User may confirm), then we can't host it here. No problem with the demos tho' - looks like to be a very nice emulator.