Apple 2 Emulators
Online Apple II & Apple //e Emulators
Internet Archive - The 4AM Collection https://archive.org/details/apple_ii_library_4am ... Thanks to 4am there are now more pieces of Apple software being (Pre)served and (De)protected without the highly vandalized or credit screens. Sure crack screens are great and I love browsing around Jason Scott's library of them ( http://artscene.textfiles.com/intros/APPLEII/.thumbs.html ) but this documents the piracy history and some what leaves out the authors & creators of the games. Games that for the most part have been lost to time in musty basements or relegated to the trash bin by parents who cleaned out their kid's room back in the 90s without asking (YES I'M STILL MAD). Anyhow... 4am does a fantastic job of cracking things that never showed up on "the scene" and re-cracking items which either don't work or were altered in such away that the original idea of the program was harmed. 4am is an asset to the #retrograming & Apple 2 community.
Virtual Apple http://www.virtualapple.org/ Play old Apple 2 games online without having to download & install an emulator. Great site with a good 2000+ or so games including Lode Runner and a bunch of Apple ][gs games.
AppleWin https://github.com/AppleWin/AppleWin currently on version AppleWin v22.214.171.124 and now hosted at GitHub. The newest version also emulates the Uthernet which enables an Apple 2 to connect to the Internet. AppleWin also has emulation support for Apple 2 HardDrives of up to 32megs, mouse support (how had these back in the day?) and best of all supports Mockingboard!!! Yes yes! Ultima now sounds awesome! Of all the emulators available for Windows, AppleWin is the most advanced and simplest to use. One of the best features is the "speed-up" option which allows users to run the Apple at double, triple or as-fast-as-the-Windows-Machine-will-go speed :) No more long waits while Ultima loads!
Macintosh / MacOS Emulators
Virtual ][ is a program that emulates the vintage Apple II computer on your Mac http://www.virtualii.com/. I don't have a Mac and can't speak first hand for this emulator but it seems to be the emulator of choice for the Apple II community on Twitter who run Macs. One thing that it does that I would love to see in either WinApple or LinApple is the ability to capture print outs via the Epson FX-80 and Imagewriter II emulation! It also has support for HardDrives and Mockingboards. Current version is version 8.0
iOS / iPad
ActiveGS - Best Of FTA To celebrate the 20 years of the *Free Tools Association*, here comes a collection of the best programs developed by the members of the FTA team : Nucleus, Modulae, Photonix, Delta Demo and much more!!! Enjoy this journey back into time ;) This is a ][gs emulator but plays all the old Apple 2 games. Couple big TRICKs to get this one to work the way you want. APP comes prepackaged with a couple //gs games, but no apparent easy way to put on old DSK files to play your favs. You'll need another program from the app store called iExplorer. The trick here is that you have to find where FTA stores the game DSK files. Jailbroken iPads with root access are great for this. Simply cd / & ls -lsatR > filelist.txt & come back in an hour and download with SCP. Anyhow... once you find the XML file & game directory you can upload new DSK files & play the old classics. The emulator comes with a "soft keyboard" & joystick which makes playing a game like Airheart great. So great that right now it's my fav emulator... since I haven't been able to play Airheart on AppleWin or cAndy Apple. Check out JerkWerks http://jerkwerks.com/finally-apple-ii-and-iigs-warez-on-your-ipad/ for a REALLY REALLY good how to.
cAndy Apple Right now cAndy apple isn't working with the latest version of the Android OS (see exchange here on Google Groups between developer and user (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/candy-apple-user-group/2kmww1IVph0 ) BUT if you have an older tablet or phone that doesn't have the latest version of Android I highly recommend this emulator.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zerohoh.candyapple&hl=en Relive the early Eighties with a shiny Apple //e and a stack of diskettes! Attention: Do NOT download if you are not interested in 1985-era emulation. Far and away the best emulator for the Android. Thinking that it's also the only one now. If you have a droid with a slide out keyboard the experience of playing games like Ultima is fantastic! Right now my fav game on this system is Bolo. With the keyboard I can spend a few hours hunting down tanks in a maze.
Java Apple Computer Emulator https://sites.google.com/site/brendanrobert/projects/jace Jace is a logical** reproduction of an enhanced Apple //e computer, written in Java 6 and tested on various platforms (Linux, Windows, MacOS X). Bonus with JACE is the META Cheat modules. Especially cool is the cheat mod for Prince of Persia. Developer Brandon Robert is also working on a MAME style cheating system where users can watch various memory addresses to see whats changed and then freeze them.
Linux & Raspberry Pi Emulators
LinApple http://linapple.sourceforge.net/ A POSIX compliant Apple ][, //e cross-platform emulator. LinApple is a port of WinApple for Linux where all the Windows code was rewritten to be usable on a *NIX type machine. This is the Apple 2 emulator that comes bundled with RetroPie ( https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Apple-II ) Hooked up to a huge LCD wall mounted TV with wireless keyboard and mouse this makes for a GREAT emulator to play the old Sierra Online adventures on.
KEGS An Apple IIgs emulator for Mac OS X, Win32, Linux, and Unix/X11 http://kegs.sourceforge.net/ KEGS is an Apple IIgs emulator for Mac, Windows, Linux and IOS. KEGS has virtual modem support. I've placed it here under Linux as it was the emulator I ran for awhile on my old iPads. Not truely an Apple II or //e emulator and kinda where I got out of the Apple ][ years ago it's still a great piece of software.
== If I have left out your favorite emulator or your the developer of one of these great emulators and I didn't do the description justice please let me know and drop me a line at emulators AT apple2games.com OR on twitter at @Apple2Games.==