Previous (emulator)

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Hardware Emulated NeXT
Guest Operating System(s) NeXTSTEP, OPENSTEP
Host Platform(s) Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Type Emulator
Available As Binary/Source

Previous is a NeXTcube and NeXTstation emulator written to emulate the NeXTSTEP family of operating systems. Its code is partially derived from the Hatari emulator, which emulates the Atari ST line of computers, and as such shares some compatible emulated hardware. It is still in early stages of development but is already capable of booting and running NeXTSTEP.

Emulation State

Hardware Emulated Notes
CPU Yes Motorola 68030/040 + 6888x/040 FPU
MMU Yes Motorola 68851 + 68040 integrated MMU
Graphics Yes Monochrome graphics + experimental colour support
Sound Unknown
Magneto-Optical Drive Yes NeXTcube MO drive is supported
Hard Disk Yes
Keyboard/Mouse Yes
Serial/Parallel Unknown
Network Unknown

Emulation Checklist

Requirement Critical Notes
Previous Yes Download here
NeXTSTEP or OPENSTEP Yes Without an operating system the emulator will boot but only into a firmware boot prompt

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