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Basilisk II (Android Build)

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (3.97 MB)
MD5: ce0f548f9c36dd022e69d38c5e74a9ad
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
Guides on emulating older applications

Basilisk II is a 68k Macintosh emulator for Android. It emulates 68000 through 68040-based Macs and it can be used to run Mac OS 7.0 thru Mac OS 8.1. All Basilisk builds require a Mac ROM in order to work as intended.

Emulator version:

Author's Basilisk II emulation page link.
Google Play Store page link.

Noteworthy the author has ported over 30 emulators and games for Android on his website including Basilisk II, so it's definitely worth visiting.


Requires Android 2.3 and up.


24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2019, December 30 - 8:46pm

Never saw a magnify rectangle, but there are tons of SDL settings, maybe I was missing something.
What I found useful, was mapping double click to the volume-up button on my 7 inch tablet.

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by cbone - 2020, January 1 - 5:36pm

Thanks 24bit, the fix was easy! Smile

Only useful if you have a real mouse, so leave mouse emulation on for tablets and phones: select 'disable mouse emulation', 'desktop mode' under mouse settings to turn off 'finger hover mode'.

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by IIGS_User - 2017, April 27 - 4:24pm


24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2017, April 27 - 9:08am

Just Grandma and Me, I´m a fan of that one too.

I was thinking of uploading the apk too, but did not want to deprive the developer of the few clicks he may get on his download pages. Lets hope Lubomyr will find the time to update his Basilisk II build some day soon.

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by cbone - 2017, April 27 - 7:04am

I know, right? I have been scouring the net high and low for some of the amazing software I used to use since System 7 and it all seems to be evaporating everywhere all too quickly.

This build has allowed me to run System 8.1 on all my Android devices, including a Chromebook and using it full screen on it, it purrs like a kitty; it almost makes me feel like I'm on my old Comet again! Laughing out loud

More importantly, it's allowing me to salvage and restore software bits and pieces that we may otherwise never see again, like newer, more compatible version of Just Grandma and Me, a really nice game for kids; a newer DragStrip than the one we've been hosting; Menuette, a fun and useful menubar item replacement, especially on smaller devices like my tiny smartphone screen.

I think that the more people start playing around with the Classic Mac OS on their own devices, the more interest, feedback and support sites like MG can get to save and restore as much of all the amazing software that was available for these lovely old Macs. All of what we do here, on our old Macs and through emulators like this, is literally a time-capsule honoring the insanely great world of true personal computing those tiny black and white-screened Macs gave the rest of us over 30 years ago back in '84.

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by 24bit - 2017, April 26 - 10:11pm

Good thought, uploading the apk here, cbone. I´m using this BII port occasionally. Wink

A Performa or Quadra 1MB ROM is not that hard to find and a bootable image is here: