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 PC with Windows 11 or Windows 10.

  • Latest stable version (31 December 2023)
  • Works on Windows 11, Windows 10 (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 11 and Windows 10

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

  • 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.