Extreme Irony: Apple II Emulator Edition

You just can’t make stuff like this up.

I have raved for years about how much I loved Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure, back in the 80’s.  My long lost brother in law and best man Garry turned me on to the four computer games that dominated my interest like no others.  Odyssey, Star Flight, Sim City and Civilization.

Here I am, with my only semi-long lost cousin Janet, rocking some Odyssey in December of 1985.

So, this afternoon, while messing around on my new iMac and feeling all smug, I came across Virtual Apple.  They have tons of old Apple games you can play right from your browser.  I looked, and lo and behold, there was my digital grail.


So I happily prepared myself to relive the glory of exploring the Sargalo Sea.

But, no.  Because the Apple II emulator plugin only works in…Windows.  So I had to open Chrome, in Windows 7 via Parallels.  After which it worked perfectly.

Awesome.  Really.


But at least I got to fight and lose to a wandering wizard and his apprentices.