QDAE is a Quick and Dirty Apricot Emulator for Linux, Windows and MacOS X. This version emulates the Apricot F1, Xi and Portable; it may support other F-series and PC-series Apricots as well.
QDAE 0.0.8 and later also emulate the Wang Professional Computer.
Features wholly or partly implemented are:
- Emulates the 8086 processor (using the CPU emulation from GDE).
- Emulates the infrared keyboard and mouse well enough to boot DOS and use GEM.
- Emulates the screen (using SDL).
- Emulates the floppy drives (using LibDsk).
- Emulates the support chipset (Z80-CTC, Z80-SIO, i8089, i8253, i8259) well enough to boot.
- Up to two Winchester disks (hard drives).
Features not implemented are:
- Speech input.
- The 8086 single-step interrupt.
qdae-0.0.10.tar.gz: Source code for Linux and Mac OS X.
qdaesetup.exe: Source code and program for Windows.
You will need to have SDL installed to compile QDAE:
- ACT Apricot support site - a source for boot disk images.
- APE Plus, a formerly commercial Apricot emulator. Unlike QDAE, this does not emulate the hardware; it is a compatibility layer that runs Apricot-specific programs under MS-DOS.
- Jerome Vernet's MacOS X universal build of QDAE. Compared to the source release on this page, it has been changed in several ways to make it more suited to a Macintosh environment.
John Elliott 2012-05-29