VICE – retro 8-bit computers emulator

VICE (The Versatile Commodore Emulator) executes programs intended for the old 8-bit computers. The current version emulates the C64, the C128, the VIC20, almost all PET models, the PLUS4 and the CBM-II (aka C610).

VICE is one of the most widely-used emulators of the Commodore 8-bit microcomputers.

This package does not contain the various ROM images needed to actually use the emulators; they are available separately from other locations.

Features include:

  • x64, a C64 emulator.
  • x128, a C128 emulator.
  • xvic, a VIC20 emulator.
  • xpet, a PET emulator.
  • xplus4, a PLUS4 emulator.
  • xcbm2, a CBM-II emulator.
  • c1541, a stand-alone disk image maintenance utility.
  • petcat, a CBM BASIC de-tokenizer.
  • cartconv, a C64/C128 cartridge conversion program.
  • Cross-platform support – Linux/Unix, MS-DOS, Win32, OS/2, BeOS, QNX 4.x, QNX 6.x, Amiga, Syllable and Mac OS X are supported.

Support: Manual, Mailing Lists
Developer: Marco van den Heuvel, Fabrizio Gennari, Groepaz, Olaf Seibert, Marcus Sutton, Kajtar Zsolt, AreaScout, Bas Wassink, Michael C. Martin, and many contributors
License: GNU GPL v2


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