Lisa The Painful Download Mac

2020.08.24:Released the 3rd Release Candidate of 1.2.7 for macos X + source here.
2020.08.03:Released the 2nd Release Candidate of 1.2.7 for macos X + source here.
2020.06.05:Released the 1st Release Candidate of 1.2.7 for macos X + source here.
2019.11.11:Released the first beta version of 1.2.7 for macos X + source here.
2020.04.12:Released the second beta version of 1.2.7 for macos X + source here.
2019.11.11:Released a 2nd alpha version of 1.2.7 for macos X here.
2019.10.15:Released an alpha version of 1.2.7 for macos X here.
2019.10.15:1.2.7 Alpha source code can be found at github here.
2015.09.03:Released a version for Raspberry Pi off the 1.2.6 tree here.
2008.03.31:Still no update just yet. 1.3.0 has some serious CPU bugs that I haven't been able to fully remove. There's one left over bug that causes Lisa Office System to get stuck in the Environments window. This seems to be CPU related and doesn't seem to have anything to do with the COPS421 emulation.
2007.12.13:LisaEm 1.2.6 is now available for download.. Provides more bug fixes.
2007.11.25:LisaEm 1.2.5 is now available for download.. Provides more bug fixes.
2007.11.11:LisaEm 1.2.2 is now available for download.. Provides several bug fixes.
2007.09.23:LisaEm 1.2.0 is now available for download.. If you don't have ROMs but wanted to try LisaEm, now's your chance. 1.2.0 is ROMLESS!!!
2007.07.10:LisaEm was added to the FreeBSD Ports
2007.07.08:1.0.0-Release (OS X, Source) is available for download on the downloads page.
2007.07.05:The LisaEm User's Guide is available for download on the downloads page.
2007.06.28>:Release Candidate 2 is available for download on the downloads page.
2007.04.04:Release Candidate 1 is available for download
2007.04.02:Welcome Slashdotters!
2007.04.01:Happy 30th Birthday Apple, Inc.
2007.03.15:Beta 2 is up for OS X, Linux, Win32 users.
2007.03.14:New Release available today! Head on over to the downloads page for LisaEm 1.0.0 Beta. This new version fixes a lot of issues, and I'm sure introduces new bugs as well. Have fun!
2007.03.04:Another day, another hard drive crash. Sorry about that, took me far longer to rebuild this machine than I would have liked. Should have a new release of LisaEm fairly soon. I'm having a bit of trouble getting printing to work the way I'd like it to.
2007.01.28:New preview version of LisaEm is available for downloading, as well as the first bit of source code (just libdc42 for now.).Visit the downloads section for fun and profit!
2007.01.24:Happy Birthday Lisa 2.Speaking of which, you should head on over to the downloads page and see what's there today.
2004.02.22:I've let this web page stagnate for quite a long time. Sorry... there has been some work on the emulator, but it's not quite ready. :)
The emulator attempts to boot, but crashes in the process. I've also done some work on the Lisa File System, and the CPU core. See the [Lisa Emulator Status] page for details.
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Ever wanted to see a Lisa's internals? Click here.

Need Lisa Documentation? Click here.

Curious about how the emulator is designed? Here are the project docs.

Impatient? Click here to see the status of the emulator.

And here to find out what's left to be done

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(Except maybe for UAE)
  • A CPU board containing a 68000 clocked at 5Mhz (due to memory access issues,) a proprietary MMU, and a video state ROM which is really a hard to access chip containing only the serial number of the machine!
  • An I/O card containing 2 VIA 6522 chips for the Parallel port and access to the COPS 421 microcontroller to controll the keyboard and the mouse, as well as the soft power switch. (In the Mac, the mouse is software driven.) Additionally, the I/O board also has a 6504 CPU with it's own ROM to drive the floppies/twiggy drive. On older Lisa's there's also a socket for an Amd 9520 Math Co-Processor.
  • Up to two memory boards
  • Up to three expansion port slots i.e. dual parallel port cards for access to Profile drives

To make things even more complex, there are special memory addresses that turn on or shut off various flip flops. For example a memory parity error detector, a video scan line interrupt, and the MMU. The VIA's are not identical in access. One lives in offset of two bytes, the other in an offset of 4 bytes. The 6504's 1024 bytes of memory is battery backed up (this is what the four NiCAD AA's on the I/O board are for.) The 6504's address space is available to the 68000, but in two byte skips as opposed to linearly. That is memory addresses 0,1,2,3 on the 6504 are 1,3,5,7 on the 68000.

The video circuitry is fairly simple - a dumb frame buffer that shares its memory with the Lisa's memory space. As such another memory area register can be changed to 'page' through the various memory areas.

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Luckily, unlike the Mac, the Lisa's (68000) ROM isn't used for much except the POST (Power On Self Test) and booting. Though it is possible for a Lisa Operating system to access the ROM, the functions it would call are limited to reading blocks off the floppy or Profile.

Yes, the Lisa does support at least three operating systems: Lisa 7/7, MacWorks (which with a bit of hardware an RAM can run upto System 7.5), and Microsoft Xenix (yes, Microsoft Xenix, not SCO: This was before Microsoft spun SCO off!) I've read on other web pages that there was a port of CP/M to the Lisa CP/M 68, but I don't have that OS. I've also seen one refrence to something called UniPlus which is supposedly a Unix SRV implementation. DTC mentioned that this later might have become A/UX... Though I'm not 100% sure, it's likely that either or is the author.

As to how I got started on the project: I went on the web and searched for Lisa and Emulator and found many web pages related to the Lisa. I eventually came across one that mentioned that David T. Craig had lots and lots of Lisa documentation, and so I contacted him. He's been an invaluable resource... This project would have been close to impossible without his Docs. I just wish more people took his example and saved any technical internal docs about hardware they may have. I wish to write a Xerox Star and/or Altos emulator, but I just can't find enough detailed docs!

Actually, the emulator works and IS available for download, at the downloads page!

Here lies obsolete project documentation, which you'd have to be insane to believe.

The links page has moved to the LisaFAQ instead

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Local Mirrors of dead Lisa Sites

Lisa The Painful Mods

If you own these, or know where the owners have moved to please let me know.

Live Lisa (or Lisa Related) Sites

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  • A ProFile EmulatorHardware ProFile Emulator that attaches to an IDE drive - note this is to port 8000 incase your firewall blocks outgoing connections.
  • History of Computer Design: Apple LisaA page about computer Designs.
  • The Pirates of Silicon Valley A TNT Movie about Steve Jobs VS Bill Gates - Aired June 20th, 1999 @ 8:00pm. Will play again Mon Jun21 @ 11pm, Wed Jun23 @ 8:00pm, Sat Jun26 @ 6:00pm EST, Sun Jun27 @ 2:00pm and 10:30pm.
  • Justin Maynard's Lisa Page - A few pix and a story.
  • Owen Ink: The Mac Bathroom Reader contains a chapter on the Lisa... No longer there. :(
  • The Dustbin - Lisa Page - A small one paragraph page... more to come later?
  • Binary Dinosaurs - Apple Lisa Page - Adrian Graham's Museum..
  • The Computing Museum's - Lisa Page - Description and links..
  • The Apple Renaissance - A very nicely done history time line!
  • Mesa Menagerie - Creepy Demise of Technology - very brief
  • Museo AppleA Brazilian(?) page about Apple history with a Lisa section.
  • Number Crunchers German page about Apple History.
  • Siliciam - Le musée de l'informatiqueA French Computer Museum page
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  • Doug Coward's Museum of Personal Computing MachineryPicture and a bit of text.
  • Whatever happened to the Lisa? Article by John C. Dvorak. at Jaghouse
  • Failure As Driving Force Great article! Lots of Lisa and Xerox PARC mentions.
  • Mail and Guardian: An insanely great ride through the Apple core. by Jack Schofield's
  • Net Guide to Computing A brief Lisa Article.
  • Mining Co Article: Happy 15th Birthday Macintosh!
  • Kiosks Protecting User Interfaces, not as easy as 123!!
  • Hitchhiking from CP/M to ProDOS to MacOS to SunOS and Back (In Only Fourteen Days) Mentions Lisa.
  • Terak Workstation The connection between the Terak and the Lisa
  • Byte: 20 Spectacular Failures One Paragraph on the Lisa
  • Great Microprocessors of the Past Mentions the Lisa
  • Microsoft Hall of Innovation Article mentions things borrowed from the Lisa
  • MacKido Contributions Article Mentions who contributed what for Mac/Apple
  • LisaWorks Project - They're going to be working on the project with me. Nothing yet, but they'll likely port it to MacOS.
  • Apple II HistoryIncludes a mention of the Lisa and the Apple ///
  • History of Home Computers Brief Lisa page
  • Benchmarks for various computers. Note the entries for the Lisa. One indicates a System 5 OS called UniPlus... Anyone have any clue where to get this from?
  • Archaic Apples WEB site. - Has BOOT ROM sources and other stuff - (like who doesn't these days?) :)
  • Justin Maynard's Site. Some info and pictures about the Lisa.
  • Computer History Timeline Lisa is mentioned.
  • Jones Telecommunications and Multimedia EncyclopediaAnother timeline
  • NC Company Profiles Mention of a company that made plotter drivers for the Lisa...
  • Languages for the Apple2Several mentions.
  • CLI vs GUI A Paper by J. Luhman mentioning various User Interfaces and the Lisa.
  • Steve Jobs - A Manager Paper on Jobs and the Lisa.
  • Memorial A Memorial Page to various Computers - Lisa included.
  • OS Development PaperDoes mention the Lisa
  • Apple's Lisa Specs The video info is wrong, it's 720x384!.
  • Broken Links:

  • UNM's Apple Hardware (scroll down to Lisa entries) -- Is this still alive?
  • UNM again - but telling it to search for Lisa for you -- Is this still alive?