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AltiVec Emulator

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AltiVec_Emulator_Folder.sit (138.41 KB)
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For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
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For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
Guides on emulating older applications

Apple's official AltiVec emulator for G3 and "G2" (603, 604 and 604e) PowerPC processors, originally meant for developers to test their AltiVec-enabled apps until G4 Macs shipped and became commonplace. It comes in the form of a Mac OS 8.1, 8.5 and/or 8.6 system extension.

Download #1 is for version 1.0a1 from September 1998, for Mac OS 8.1 and 8.5;
Download #2 is for version 1.0a3 from February 1999, for Mac OS 8.5 and for version 1.0a4 from June 1999, for Mac OS 8.6;

The version number of the extension can be checked with the "Get Info" command.

If anyone finds more versions (such as the older 1.0d4), please upload them here, especially if it's a newer version for a specific Mac OS version. So far, these are the latest:
- Mac OS 8.1 -> 1.0a1
- Mac OS 8.5 -> 1.0a3
- Mac OS 8.6 -> 1.0a4

Architecture: PPC

PPC G2 or G3 Mac OS 8.1 ~ 8.6.

Mac OS 9 not tested.