AppleWin Apple IIe emulator

AppleWin with DOS 3.3 disk loaded.AppleWin is the best Apple IIe emulator we have encountered so far to play Apple II and IIe games on a Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista or XP computer.

  • Latest stable version (29 August 2021)
  • Works on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP (32/64 bits)
  • Emulates the Apple IIe
  • Supports .bin, .do, .dsk, .nib, and .po disk image files
  • Comments: works out of the box, keys are configured, has great in-program documentation
  • Project website

Play Apple IIe games with the AppleWin emulator on Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7

So, what do you need to do to play Apple II and IIe games (like Lode Runner) on Windows with the AppleWin emulator?

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  • Download the AppleWin zip file ( for Windows
  • Copy the contents of the zip file to an empty folder of choice, for example c:\AppleWin.
  • Create a folder for your Apple IIe games in the AppleWin folder, for example c:\AppleWin\games.
  • Search for and download an Apple IIe game file and copy it to the game folder you've created (AppleWin also supports zip files)

  • Start AppleWin with Applewin.exe
  • Click on the disk 1 icon to load your game of choice!
  • If the game doesn't start automatically, press the apple icon to reboot and start the disk
  • Controls are fixed: use the numpad arrows to move, use the alt button to fire

The screen is full of lines!

This is part of the emulation. You can disable this feature:

  • Click on the settings icon (joystick and speaker)
  • Click on the configuration tab (selected by default)
  • Uncheck the 50% Scan lines option
  • Click on Ok

I need additional help!

Well, you're in luck! The AppleWin emulator comes with an excellent manual. Just click on the help icon (book with question mark) and browse the contents.