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Q-emuLator for Mac OS X

This is the support page for the OS X version of Q-emuLator (a Sinclair QL emulator).

The Sinclair QL emulator for Mac OS X!

August 17th, 2013. Version 1.2 of Q-emuLator for OS X has been released, allowing a limited free trial mode for unregistered users. (For a detailed list of all changes in this update, see the version history) Q-emuLator for OS X emulates the following QL hardware:

  • 68008 processor
  • keyboard
  • display (512x256x4, 256x256x8)
  • Aurora and Q60 video cards
  • interrupts
  • file system (access to Mac files, QDOS floppy disks, QXL.WIN files, .ZIP and .QLPAK packages, microdrive and floppy images)
  • sound
  • built-in ram disk
  • mouse support
  • TCP/IP driver
  • partial Gold Card emulation (to allow SMSQ/E to run)


System requirements: Mac with an Intel processor and OS X version 10.5 or later.
(If you have a PPC Mac and OS X 10.4 or earlier, you may still be able to run the old version for 68k Macs (442KB).)


[ICON] Download Q-emuLator 1.2 for OS X! (1.5 MB)


ApprovedTo register Q-emuLator, go to the order web page.
The registration code will also be valid for any minor updates that may be released in the future (versions numbered 1.x only).



Screenshot of Q-emuLator for OS X running Psion Easel:


Q-emuLator is shareware

Q-emuLator is a shareware product. You can use the basic version of Q-emuLator for free for personal, non-commercial use. The free version emulates a standard, unexpanded QL (plus access to the Windows file system and QL floppy disks). CPU emulation speed is limited to approximately match the speed of a real QL.
If you like Q-emuLator, you may want to support it by buying a registration code through the order web page.
Registration unlocks many extra features like faster CPU emulation, quick loading of SuperBASIC programs, a more advanced file system supporting subdirectories, access to QXL.WIN files, .ZIP files, Aurora and Q60 video cards, TCP/IP driver, etc.

The code you get when you register will also be valid for unlocking future bug fixes and minor improvements (any future Q-emuLator for OS X releases with version number 1.x).

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