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VICE is the Versatile Commodore Emulator a cross platform Commodore emulator


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VICE is the Versatile Commodore Emulator ... which is a COMPLETE cross platform Commodore emulator.

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What is VICE?

VICE is a program that runs on a Unix, MS-DOS, Win32, OS/2, BeOS, QNX 4.x, QNX 6.x, Amiga, Syllable or Mac OS X machine and executes programs intended for the old 8-bit computers. The current version emulates the C64, the C64DTV, the C128, the VIC20, practically all PET models, the PLUS4 and the CBM-II (aka C610/C510). An extra emulator is provided for C64 expanded with the CMD SuperCPU.


[NEW] (24 December 2020) Version 3.5 released

    What is NEW in the latest release? (This is definitely worth reading :-)
    VICE has moved its source repository to public services provided by SourceForge. You can find it at We like to thank the SourceForge staff for that help.

We always need more help to keep all things going, so here is the usual call for volunteers... ;-) If you like to join our group, and help us in any way , please send a mail to or catch us in #vice-dev on Libera.Chat IRC. Anyone interested in helping development of VICE is welcome. Please contact us to avoid doing something that someone else has done already. :) (You might also want to have a look at our TODO list)

Before contacting us, have a look at the the VICE Manual if your question is answered there. Keep in mind that we work on VICE in our spare-time, so the more time we don't need to answer the same questions over and over again, the more time we have to improve the emulation itself. On the other hand, that does not mean that you should not contact us, especially if you find bugs or have suggestions which might improve the emulation. The list of already known BUGS is also available.

    Bug reports, suggestions, support requests should be directed to the SourceForge trackers at This way, you, the users, and we, the developers, can track what has been reported and what has been already fixed. Ideally, also sent the report to the mailing address of the Vice team at (

    Please put the word VICE in all capitals in your subject line (e.g. VICE fails to run game XXX). This helps mail splitting and reduces chances that your message is unintentionally deleted, forgotten or lost.

Download VICE

You can download the latest VICE distribution here. If you want to help improving the official ports and/or want to provide binaries, please get in touch with us. Occasionally we might upload unofficial test builds here.

Source distributions

    Tarball: vice-3.5.tar.gz

Binary distributions

    Download Nightly build (via Retroplay)
    Download VICE 3.5

macOS (10.9+)

    Download VICE 3.5 (GTK3) (recommended)
    Download VICE 3.5 (SDL2)

Old binary distributions

    Binary for Windows systems: Please visit the Windows download page.


    Binary for Mac OS X systems: Please visit the Mac OS X download page.


    Binaries for Android systems: Please visit the Android download page.


    Binary for MS-DOS (Pentium-optimized):
    Please use the '-d' option if you are using pkzip, to unpack the archive with the full directory tree.


    Binary for BeOS systems: Please visit the BeOS download page.
    Binary for QNX systems: Please visit the QNX download page.
    Binary for OS/2 systems:
    Binary for Solaris / SunOS systems: Please visit the Solaris / SunOS download page.
    Binary for SCO based systems: Please visit the SCO download page.
    Binary for Darwin based systems: Please visit the darwin download page.
    Binary for NextStep / OpenStep / Rhapsody based systems: Please visit the *Step download page.
    Binary for Sortix based systems: Please visit the Sortix download page.
    Binary for Amiga based or derived systems: Please visit the Amiga download page.
    Binary for Syllable systems: SDLVICE-syllable-3.1.application (Not available yet)
    Binary for Atari Mint systems: SDLVICE-3.1-mint.tgz (not available yet) Unpack in /usr/local
    Binary for Minix 3.x systems: vice-minix-3.1.tar.bz2 (Not available yet) Unpack in /usr/local
    Binary for GNU Hurd systems: VICE-3.1-i386-hurd.tar.bz2 (Not available yet) Unpack in /usr/local
    Binary for SkyOS systems: SDLVICE-3.1-SkyOS.pkg (Not available yet) Unpack in /usr/local
    Binary for other Unix based systems: Please visit the Unix download page.

Older binary distributions

Binaries of even older releases can be found on .

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