NOTE: This page is about an old port of Mini vMac to iOS, kept for historical purposes. To view the most recent version, go here.
This is my port of the Mini vMac emulator to iOS (2.2 to 6). This video shows some features of an early version:
The ROM file must be named
vMac.ROM and placed in
Disk images should have
.dsk extensions, and be located in
/var/mobile/Library/MacOSClassic for them to show up in the disk chooser.
To insert disk images, swipe left with two fingers and the list of disks will appear. Icons are automatically generated based on the contents of the disk.
To delete a disk image, swipe left on it and the delete button will show if disk image deletion is enabled (in Settings).
+button in the disk image chooser. Write a name and use the slider to choose a size between 400KiB and 125MiB.
Swipe up with two fingers to show the keyboard, and down to hide it.
The emulated keyboard features all the keys on the Mac Plus keyboard, except the keypad. The Command, Option and Shift keys are sticky, to make keyboard shortcuts easier to type. You can change the keyboard layout and opacity in the settings.
You can choose to use the screen as a touchscreen, where tapping on the screen acts a mouse click, or as a trackpad. In trackpad mode, dragging is done by tapping twice fast and holding it down.
You can toggle between full screen (the Mac screen is scaled down to fit the iPhone) or full size (the Mac screen is shown at its real size) by tapping the screen with two fingers. In full size mode, you can scroll by tapping the edges.
Swipe right with two fingers to show the settings dialog, where you can change the following:
On the bottom, you can find the Interrupt and Reset buttons.
If you press the home button while the emulated Mac has disks inserted, Mini vMac will pause but stay open, and show this by displaying the Mac’s screen in its icon. To quit Mini vMac properly, eject all disks before pressing home. Note that when Mini vMac is suspended, it still uses memory and could be forced to quit if the memory is low.