Atari800MacX
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Cocoa port of the SDL version.   Free
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Atari800MacX is ported from the SDL version of this emulator, and added a full native Cocoa interface, including Preferences, Menus, File Associations, Help and more. Unlike the first primitive release, it now does not require libSDL to be installed seperately, but includes it within the application package. It does however require ROM image files from the original Atari systems, which are not included here.

Special Thanks go to Jacek Poplawski for writing the general SDL port, and the entire libSDL team that has made this port possible, as well as to the whole Atari800 team
What's New
Version 4.6.0:

Note: This may be the last release supporting PPC, 10.4, and possibly 10.5. If you have any bugs you need fixed or new features you feel you have to have for these older versions, please email me and I will consider them.

Bugs Fixed:
  • Fixed issues with arrow keys in full screen menu and some of the Atari arrow key mappings.
  • Fixed issues with assigning tab, return, and delete as joystick keys when using international key mappings.
Version 4.6.0:

Note: This may be the last release supporting PPC, 10.4, and possibly 10.5. If you have any bugs you need fixed or new features you feel you have to have for these older versions, please email me and I will consider them.

Bugs Fixed:
  • Fixed issues with arrow keys in full screen menu and some of the Atari arrow key mappings.
  • Fixed issues with assigning tab, more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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ver. 4.x:
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DonkeyKong reviewed on 18 Aug 2011
Thank you thank you thank you !!!
I just love old computer/arcade emulators.
It was a big part of my live and still is.

Thank you to all the devs keeping this alive.
[Version 4.5.0]


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JasonFandora reviewed on 20 Aug 2009
Nostalgia mode on !

Searching for roms isn't particularly difficult and you are in no time in the late 80s.
What can I say? It works and it brings you back in the good-old era of computer nerds.

Thumbs up.
[Version 4.1.0]


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imini reviewed on 08 Aug 2009
Very good emulator - good interface and comatibility.
[Version 4.0.1]


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BezierBoy tipped on 15 Apr 2007
If you are running this on a Mac with integrated Intel GMA 950 video (such as a MacBook or the cheapest iMac), be sure to use software rendering (not OpenGL, which it defaulted to on my system) in the Display->Renderer section of Preferences.

I recently switched from a PowerBook G4 to a 2 GHz Core Duo MacBook, and I was wondering why certain Atari games I still play (most notably M.U.L.E. and Murder on the Zinderneuf) ran like molasses unless I sped up the emulation speed to at least 150%. That's a bad solution as it then makes other less graphically intensive Atari programs run too fast. As soon as I set the graphics rendering to "Software", all my problems ended. Amazing that a dual-core 2GHz CPU is so hobbled by integrated video that it ran this slower than a 4 year old 1.25 GHz G4 PowerBook with a Radeon 9600 video chipset in OpenGL mode. Those of you with MacBook Pros or desktop Macs other than the lowest-end "educational edition" iMac won't ever see this problem, but a lot of us like the small size of the MacBooks, not to mention the price.

Also, be very careful with the setting the filepath to the Atari ROMs folder. Setting this up and then moving the "Atari800MacX" application folder into anything other than the main /Applications folder will cause a loss of ability to find the ROMs unless you manually reset the filepathing. No ROMs and Atari800MacX doesn't run at all.

P.S. Atari ROMs are easy enough to find with Google, but you will have to do it yourself and set a few preferences up before this will work. Once things are set up, it's quite easy to use, and runs flawlessly. I'm sure I'm not the only one who still enjoys retro games like Archon or Jumpman.
[Version 3.6]

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Bezierboy replied on 08 Apr 2010
Just a note that this still rules, on my Core 2 Duo MBP under 10.6.3 Snow Loepard, Atari800MacX version 4.3.0. Works flawlessly every time and is great for busting out old-school games like M.U.L.E. or Archon.

Fun showing the younger set how far back computer gaming goes and how much fun the old games still are despite graphics that look positively prehistoric nowadays. Amazingly the soundtracks hold up, but that's chiptunes for ya.
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Anonymous reviewed on 31 Jul 2003
Emuparadise is full of popups that are awful in Safari. Don't touch it.
[Version 1.4]

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Anonymous commented on 29 Sep 2005
Did you go to the file menu and click "Block Pop-up Windows"??

Not one pop-up for me.

Iroiro
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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Mar 2003
Download bios from www.emuparadise.org/bios.html
[Version 1.3]

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Mac Os X 4ever replied on 18 Aug 2011
Doesn't exist
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krisbrowne42 commented on 15 Jan 2003
This is a good cocoa native emulator. I haven't tested compatability much, but interface and speed are good.
[Version 1.2]


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Date:30 Dec 2011
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Atari800MacX is ported from the SDL version of this emulator, and added a full native Cocoa interface, including Preferences, Menus, File Associations, Help and more. Unlike the first primitive release, it now does not require libSDL to be installed seperately, but includes it within the application package. It does however require ROM image files from the original Atari systems, which are not included here.

Special Thanks go to Jacek Poplawski for writing the general SDL port, and the entire libSDL team that has made this port possible, as well as to the whole Atari800 team for their invaluable support and suggestions.

Please visit their website for full info on their emulator core.


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