PowerMac family boards (g3beige, mac99)

Use the executable qemu-system-ppc to simulate a complete PowerMac PowerPC system.

  • g3beige Heathrow based PowerMAC

  • mac99 Mac99 based PowerMAC

Supported devices

QEMU emulates the following PowerMac peripherals:

  • UniNorth or Grackle PCI Bridge

  • PCI VGA compatible card with VESA Bochs Extensions

  • 2 PMAC IDE interfaces with hard disk and CD-ROM support

  • NE2000 PCI adapters

  • Non Volatile RAM

  • VIA-CUDA with ADB keyboard and mouse.

Missing devices

  • To be identified


Since version 0.9.1, QEMU uses OpenBIOS https://www.openbios.org/ for the g3beige and mac99 PowerMac and the 40p machines. OpenBIOS is a free (GPL v2) portable firmware implementation. The goal is to implement a 100% IEEE 1275-1994 (referred to as Open Firmware) compliant firmware.