BasiliskII man page

BasiliskII — a 68k Macintosh emulator

Synopsis

BasiliskII [--display display-name] [--break offset] [--rominfo]

Description

Basilisk II

is an Open Source 68k Macintosh emulator. That is, it enables you to run 68k MacOS software on you computer, even if you are using a different operating system. However, you still need a copy of MacOS and a Macintosh ROM image to use Basilisk II.

Basilisk II :

- Emulates either a Mac Classic (which runs MacOS 0.x thru 7.5) or a Mac II series machine (which runs MacOS 7.x, 8.0 and 8.1), depending on the ROM being used

- Color video display

- CD quality sound output

- Floppy disk driver (only 1.44MB disks supported)

- Driver for HFS partitions and hardfiles

- CD-ROM driver with basic audio functions

- Easy file exchange with the host OS via a "Host Directory Tree" icon on the Mac desktop

- Ethernet driver

- Serial drivers

- SCSI Manager (old-style) emulation

- Emulates extended ADB keyboard and 3-button mouse

- Uses UAE 68k emulation or (under AmigaOS and NetBSD/m68k) real 68k processor

Options

--display display-name
specifies the display to use; see X(1)
--break offset
specifies a ROM offset where a breakpoint will be placed (for debugging)
--rominfo
causes Basilisk II to print some information about the ROM being used on startup (for debugging)
--help
shows a complete list of options

Files

/usr/share/BasiliskII/keycodes
X server keycodes definitions.
/usr/share/BasiliskII/fbdevices
Framebuffer device specifications.
~/.basilisk_ii_prefs
User-specific configuration file.
~/.basilisk_ii_xpram
Contents of Mac non-volatile RAM.

Bugs

Several. See the included "TODO" file.

See Also

http://www.uni-mainz.de/~bauec002/B2Mai… (Basilisk II homepage)

Author

Christian Bauer <Christian.Bauer@uni-mainz.de>

Info

January, 2002