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Q-emuLator for macOS

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

The Sinclair QL emulator for macOS!

January 8th, 2023. Version 2.2 of Q-emuLator for macOS has been released, extending MAKE_DIR support to QXL.WIN containers and floppy disks. (For a detailed list of all changes in this update, see the version history)

Q-emuLator for macOS 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 macOS 10.14 (Mojave) or later.
(If you have an Intel mac with OS X 10.5 to 10.13, you can run the older 1.3.1 version (2.1 MB). If you have a PPC Mac and OS X 10.4 or earlier (or a 68K Mac), you may still be able to run the old version for 68k Macs (442 KB) and there is an even older version recompiled for PPC (144 KB))


[ICON] Download Q-emuLator 2.2 for macOS! (3.5 MB)


ApprovedTo register Q-emuLator, go to the registration page.



Screenshot of Q-emuLator for macOS running Psion Easel:


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