Stella
Stella
6.5.2

4.8

Stella free download for Mac

Stella for Mac6.5.2

26 February 2021

Atari 2600 game emulator.

What is Stella for Mac

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 6.5.2:
  • Fixed broken Driving Controller support for Stelladaptor/2600-daptor devices.
  • Fixed missing QuadTari option in UI.
  • Improved QuadTari timing.
  • Added CPU usage stats to ARM cart classes debug widgets.

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emerywehitney
emerywehitney
Feb 25 2018
5.1.1
4.5
Feb 25 2018
4.5
Version: 5.1.1
love this app
cookinglizard
cookinglizard
Feb 12 2018
5.1
5.0
Feb 12 2018
5.0
Version: 5.1
Remember you were a kid once? Now I do! Thank you soooo much!!!
Cjbolland
Cjbolland
Oct 31 2015
4.6.7
5.0
Oct 31 2015
5.0
Version: 4.6.7
Awful graphics, awful sound, awful controls, ... I LIKE IT ! :-) Best 2600 emulator
Fredducker
Fredducker
Aug 4 2015
4.6.1
0.0
Aug 4 2015
0.0
Version: 4.6.1
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 :)
Jason-Milles-76
Jason-Milles-76
Jun 2 2012
3.7
5.0
Jun 2 2012
5.0
Version: 3.7
Nostalgia all the way. A must have for every dedicated 'old-school' gamer (read: +40 year old kids) ;-)
Endie
Endie
Dec 31 2011
3.5
0.0
Dec 31 2011
0.0
Version: 3.5
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!
fran-6
fran-6
Sep 8 2010
3.2.1
5.0
Sep 8 2010
5.0
Version: 3.2.1
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.
Gitte79
Gitte79
Apr 22 2010
3.1
0.0
Apr 22 2010
0.0
Version: 3.1
Maybe not right place but where canI find the roms?
Bdkennedy1
Bdkennedy1
Apr 22 2010
3.1
5.0
Apr 22 2010
5.0
Version: 3.1
A free Atari 2600 emulator that runs the games perfectly. Written with love and much appreciated. Thank you!
Danielhart
Danielhart
Mar 25 2006
2.0
0.0
Mar 25 2006
0.0
Version: 2.0
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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  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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