What is VICE?

VICE is a program that runs on a Unix, MS-DOS, Win32, OS/2, Acorn RISC OS, BeOS, QNX 4.x, QNX 6.x, Amiga, GP2X, Dingoo, 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, almost all PET models, the PLUS4 and the CBM-II (aka C610).


[NEW] (16 Nov 2012) Version 2.4 released

Anyway, we probably 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 vice-emu-mail@lists.sourceforge.net. 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 VICE knowledge base 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.


Here are some documents that come with VICE:

Download VICE

You can download the latest VICE distributions here. Some ports may not be available at the release date.

Source distributions

Binary distributions

MS Windows





The files are taken from http://www.zimmers.net/anonftp/pub/cbm/crossplatform/emulators/VICE.

Old binary distributions

Binaries of old releases can be found on http://www.zimmers.net/anonftp/pub/cbm/crossplatform/emulators/VICE.

nightly builds

nightly builds of WinVICE provided by pokefinder.org can be found on http://vice.pokefinder.org/.

Related resources





Current VICE team members: Dag Lem, Andreas Matthies, Martin Pottendorfer, Marco van den Heuvel, Christian Vogelgsang, Fabrizio Gennari, Daniel Kahlin, Antti S. Lankila, Groepaz, Ingo Korb, Errol Smith, Olaf Seibert, Marcus Sutton, Ulrich Schulz, Stefan Haubenthal, Thomas Giesel, Kajtar Zsolt, Benjamin 'BeRo' Rosseaux.

Of course our warm thanks go to everyone who has helped us in developing VICE during these past few years. For a more detailed list look in the documentation.


The VICE is copyrighted to Andreas Boose, Tibor Biczo, Dag Lem, Andreas Dehmel, Andreas Matthies, Martin Pottendorfer, Spiro Trikaliotis, Marco van den Heuvel, Christian Vogelgsang, Fabrizio Gennari, M. Kiesel, Hannu Nuotio, Daniel Kahlin, Antti S. Lankila, Groepaz, Ingo Korb, Errol Smith, Olaf Seibert, Benjamin 'BeRo' Rosseaux, Markus Brenner, David Hansel, Thomas Bretz, Daniel Sladic, Ettore Perazzoli, André Fachat, Teemu Rantanen, Jouko Valta, Jarkko Sonninen.

VICE is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

VICE is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License for more details.

Winner of the Innovation Price 2008

Commodore User group: Innovation Price: Software 2008 We are proud that VICE has been selected as the "best software innovation of the last few years" of the Dutch Commodore user group. Fabrizio Gennari was able to attend the ceremony and took the medal in the name of the whole VICE team. We are very proud of it, as it tells us how much you, the users, value our work. Thank you very much!