Stella
Stella
6.0.2

4.8

Stella free download for Mac

Stella

6.0.2
16 October 2019

Atari 2600 game emulator.

Overview

Stella is a multi-platform Atari 2600 VCS emulator released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Stella was originally developed for Linux by Bradford W. Mott, however, since its original release several people have joined the development team to port Stella to other operating systems such as OS X, AcornOS, AmigaOS, DOS, FreeBSD, IRIX, Linux, OS/2, and Unix. The development team is working hard to perfect the emulator and we hope you enjoy our effort.

Oh, for those of you too young to remember, the Atari 2600 Video Computer System (VCS), introduced in 1977, was the most popular home video game system of the early 1980's. Now you can enjoy all of your favorite Atari 2600 games on your Mac thanks to Stella!

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What's new in Stella

Version 6.0.2:
  • Updated properties database for Pink Panther ROM

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Jason-Milles-76
02 June 2012

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Nostalgia all the way. A must have for every dedicated 'old-school' gamer (read: +40 year old kids) ;-)
Like (6)
Version 3.7
emerywehitney
25 February 2018
love this app
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Version 5.1.1
cookinglizard
12 February 2018
Remember you were a kid once? Now I do! Thank you soooo much!!!
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Version 5.1
Cjbolland
31 October 2015
Awful graphics, awful sound, awful controls, ... I LIKE IT ! :-) Best 2600 emulator
Like (4)
Version 4.6.7
Fredducker
04 August 2015
Can I find documentation somewhere on how to use it? I have ROMs in .bin, .stx, .tap, .cas, .atr, .cpgz, .st formats and only the .bin can be recognized? Is that normal? And at first the .bin ROMs appeared in the "browse" window of Stella, now they are all gone but they still are in the folder? Would lvoe some help figuring it out :)
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Version 4.6.1
Jason-Milles-76
02 June 2012
Nostalgia all the way. A must have for every dedicated 'old-school' gamer (read: +40 year old kids) ;-)
Like (6)
Version 3.7
1 answer(s)
umaromc
umaromc
01 November 2012
Hecks yeah! I still remember arcades with pinball machines in them! Galaga on the 2600 was my sht!
Like (1)
Endie
31 December 2011
It's not listed here but still available for Tiger/PPC: http://sourceforge.net/projects/stella/files/stella/3.5/Stella-3.5-macosx.dmg/download Great nostalgic fun!
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Version 3.5
1 answer(s)
bowlerboy-jmb
bowlerboy-jmb
23 March 2015
Based on your information, thanks, I found that this link works to download version 4.2, for Leopard:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/stella/files/stella/4.2/Stella-4.2-macosx.dmg/download
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fran-6
08 September 2010
If you are nostalgic, you have owned or always dreamed about owning an Atari 2600 and in the mood of playing some old games that have made history, well look no further since you won't find any better emulator than Stella.
Like (1)
Version 3.2.1
Gitte79
22 April 2010
Maybe not right place but where canI find the roms?
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Version 3.1
1 answer(s)
fran-6
fran-6
16 September 2010
You can also find some legal ROMs on the fantastic website of AtariAge: http://www.atariage.com/. Mostly homebrew games made in these years by fans, most of these games are really impressive... check out "Thrust" by Xype, my favourite game: http://www.atariage.com/software_page.html?SoftwareLabelID=2384
Like (4)
Version 3.2.1
Bdkennedy1
22 April 2010
A free Atari 2600 emulator that runs the games perfectly. Written with love and much appreciated. Thank you!
Like (3)
Version 3.1
Danielhart
25 March 2006
It unexpectadly quits everytime I open it, anyone know a way to fix it? I'm on an iMac 10.1.3 OS X
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Version 2.0
1 answer(s)
Bdkennedy1
Bdkennedy1
22 April 2010
The system requirements are listed as OS X 10.3.9. You are using 10.1.3.
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Version 3.1
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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