Stella
Stella 3.9.3
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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
What's New
Version 3.9.3:
  • Added bankswitch schemes BF, BFSC, DF, DFSC and 4KSC, thanks to RevEng and CPUWIZ of AtariAge.
  • Updated ROM properties for several ROMs, thanks to Omegamatrix of AtariAge.
  • Fixed program crash when specifying a bankswitch type that Stella didn't recognize; an error message is now displayed.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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ver. 3.x:
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Jason_Milles_76 reviewed on 02 Jun 2012
Nostalgia all the way. A must have for every dedicated 'old-school' gamer (read: +40 year old kids)

;-)
[Version 3.7]

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Umaromc replied on 01 Nov 2012
Hecks yeah! I still remember arcades with pinball machines in them! Galaga on the 2600 was my sht!
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Endie commented on 31 Dec 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!
[Version 3.5]


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Cesco reviewed on 08 Sep 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.
[Version 3.2.1]


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Gitteboy commented on 22 Apr 2010
Maybe not right place but where canI find the roms?
[Version 3.1]

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Bezierboy commented on 22 Apr 2010
Emuparadise.org is a good place to start. Try using Google too.
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Cesco replied on 16 Sep 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
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Bdkennedy1 reviewed on 22 Apr 2010
A free Atari 2600 emulator that runs the games perfectly. Written with love and much appreciated. Thank you!
[Version 3.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Oct 2005
Works great. The new interface also shows the complete titles of all ROMs -- much easier than guessing from filenames like before. It also remembers the default ROM directory, where in the past you had to locate it manually.

Thanks to the developer (and all emu developers) who let us keep playing these classic games.
[Version 2.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Feb 2005
Roms aren't pointed to by the developers site for a reason. It would be illegal. The original copyright holders have the ability to sue the emulator writer, if he is distributing roms. I'm sorry your teenage mind can't comprehend the concept of Intellectual Property Rights, but the emulator authors are simply trying to avoid swarms of lawyers. And by the way, the last poster was right......Do a google search on "Atari 2600 Roms" and see what you find. Your simple mind might be amazed....and it doesn't even require an FU.....
[Version 1.4.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Feb 2005
Thanks for the great little app! I was playing Frogger within minutes!

I feel sorry for those who are all pissed about not being able to find ROMs... Atari ROMs are like the easiest ones to find on the net, I found the entire collection right away. It's called the "internet" - try it sometime. ;-P
[Version 1.4.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Feb 2005
how do you use this thing, it just opens and blue screen openes and closes, where do i get atari games?
[Version 1.4.2]


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DANIELHART had trouble on 25 Mar 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
[Version 2.0]

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Bdkennedy1 replied on 22 Apr 2010
The system requirements are listed as OS X 10.3.9. You are using 10.1.3.

CarlosCambra6779 rated on 24 Feb 2014

[Version 3.9.3]



+15

Quiiick rated on 24 Jan 2014

[Version 3.9.3]



+18

AlexHughy rated on 01 Sep 2013

[Version 3.9.2]



+15

Quiiick rated on 28 Jun 2013

[Version 3.9]



+15

Quiiick rated on 04 Mar 2013

[Version 3.8.1]



+15

Quiiick rated on 23 Feb 2013

[Version 3.8]



+15

Quiiick rated on 30 Jan 2013

[Version 3.7.5]



+3

Lancetx70 rated on 23 Dec 2012

[Version 3.7.5]



+15

Quiiick rated on 12 Jun 2012

[Version 3.7.2]



+9

Christa_1980 rated on 01 Jun 2012

[Version 3.7]


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Date:20 Jan 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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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!


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