When microM8 is first run, it will create a microM8 folder in your home directory.

To access disk images (.DSK, .PO, .DO, .NIB or .WOZ) from your local file system in the enhanced CATALOG, place them in this folder.

You can also drop disk images on to the window in order to mount them. Drop the disk on the left-half of the microM8 window to load the disk into drive 1, the right half for drive 2. If you are at the startup splash screen, the disk will boot automatically. Otherwise you can press Shift-Control-Backspace to reboot.

You can use the mouse to control the paddles / joystick, or use a USB gamepad. If a game doesn’t seem to be responding to keyboard control, press the Caps Lock key and try again.

You can access many microM8 functions from the floppy-disk “hamburger” menu, located in the top left-hand corner of the microM8 window. This menu allows you to access the majority of microM8 functions without having to memorise control-key combinations.

This menu also contains options to switch to different machine profiles (eg Apple II+) and format blank floppy disks, functions which are not available via control keys.

If you hover your mouse pointer over the top-left corner of the microM8 window (or screen if in fullscreen mode) the hamburger will appear, and if you click it the menu will appear. Click items or subcategories to navigate the menu. You can also press control-shift-. (period) to activate the menu via the keyboard. You can navigate the menu using the arrow keys.

The hamburger configuration is saved automatically and restored the next time you open microM8. Changes made with control-key combinations are not saved.



Note: Two-stage keyboard controls (indicated by a comma between two keystrokes, eg. Shift-Control-R, W) are executed by pressing the first key combination, releasing all three keys, then pressing the second key by itself within two seconds.

Shift-Control-`: Browse the file system, mount disks, reboot, more.

Shift-Control-A, #: Choose between 4:3, 35:24, 16:9 and 1:1 aspect ratios.
1: 1:1 (Square)
2: 1.33:1 (4:3)
3: 1.46:1
4: 1.62:1 (Golden ratio)
5: 1.78:1 (16:9)

Shift-Control-B: Launch the Web Debugger (if an Apple II disk is booting / has been booted.) Note: The debugger starts paused.

Shift-Control-C: Break into the microM8 monitor.

Shift-Control-D, #: Voxel Depth

Shift-Control-E: Use cursor keys as paddle controls (alt / option keys map to buttons)

Shift-Control-G, #: Choose graphics mode, where # is
1: Dot Matrix Color
2: Voxel Cube Color
3: Raster Color (Default)
4: Dot Matrix Mono
5: Voxel Cube Mono
6: Raster Mono

== NOTE: Press control key combo, release, then number within 2 seconds. ==

Shift-Control-H: Toggle this help screen.

Shift-Control-I, #: Change the interlace amount.

Shift-Control-J, #: Reverse controller axes
0: Normal
1: Reversed

Shift-Control-L, #: Load memory snapshot #. Each unique disk image has its own bank of 0-9 snapshots.

Shift-Control-M: Switch mouse paddle control
1: Virtual Joystick
2: Virtual ‘D-Pad’ (reduces paddle area to the centre of the screen)
3: “MouseStick” virtual mouse mode for GEOS (in joystick mode)
4: “MouseStick” virtual mouse mode for Dazzle Draw (in joystick mode)
5: Off (for USB game pad)

Shift-Control-R, <key> where <key> is one of:
R: Record to file
W: Turn on Live Recording aka Live Rewind Mode (Press S-C-[ to “live rewind”)
A: Record Mockingboard audio command “stream”
P: Record PCM audio to microm8/myAudio/
<SPACE>: Stop recording

Shift-Control-S, #: Save memory snapshot #. Each unique disk image has its own bank of 0-9 snapshots.

Shift-Control-T, #: Choose tint mode
1: Color (no tint)
2: Black and White
3: Green screen
4: Amber

Shift-Control-V: Paste text into a microM8 editor or interpreter. Click-and-drag over text to copy it to clipboard.

Shift-Control-W, #: CPU Warp
1: 25%
2: 50%
3: 100%
4: 200%
5: As fast as possible!

Shift-Control-X: Control the graphics camera with the mouse. Use Option/Alt to switch between modes.

Shift-Control-Y: Swap disks (when outside of the file catalog)

Shift-Control-[:  “Shuttles” backwards between 4x, 2x, 1x, 0.5x, and 0.25x reverse and forward.
Shift-Control-]: “Shuttles” forwards between 4x, 2x, 1x, 0.5x, and 0.25x reverse and forward.
NOTE: While in playback mode, number keys 1-5 correspond to the five reverse speeds, and 6-0 correspond to the five forward speeds.

Shift-Control-+: Volume up
Shift-Control–: (minus) Volume down

Shift-Control-\: Take screenshot (stored in $HOME/microM8/Screenshots folder)

Shift-Control-Space: Pause

Shift-Cntl-Back: Reboot

Shift-Backspace: Reset

Alt/Option-Enter: Switch between windowed and full-screen modes


Shift-Control-Option+Cursor Keys: Orbit around model up, down, left and right

Control-Option+Cursor Keys: Shift model up, down, left and right

Shift-Option+Cursor Keys: Zoom in and out, rotate left and right



Start microM8 with the -help flag for a list of flags.

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