I think Apple II emulators are great. I personally use Applewin, kegs and lately sweet16 on Mac OSX. I wanted to give more people a chance to see Contiki in action so I took Spiro Trikaliotis‘s GPL TFE code from VICE and transplanted that to Applewin for version 1.13. It lets you run Contiki, IP65 or ADTPro for example.

I am currently deciding on what I want to do next for Applewin. I have been considering these two options.

  • I was given an idea on how to enable the Uthernet emulation over wireless … wireless is not promiscuous mode friendly. Oliver Schmidt suggested I use the same strategy he used for the windows port of Contiki 2.x. Have the user supply the IP address of the interface they want to use and bind winpcap to that. DHCP would no longer work if the host computer was already usign DHCP but that really isn’t a big issue.
  • I was also thinking it might be nice to have raw windows device access in Applewin like Ciderpress does …that would let you take your CF card out of your CFFA card for example and have Applewin use that device directly as HD devices? Various checks would have to be made that the device selected is actually formatted with valid Apple II data. I can see that explicit support for various partitioning schemes could be added.
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