Bradford W. Mott
Ports by Joel Sutton, Aaron Giles, Darrell Spice Jr., Jeff Miller
» Overview «
Stella is an emulator for the Atari 2600 and it is freeware. It
is fast, has great sound (if you can say that for Atari...), a great
user interface (in the Windows versions, there is a good front end for
DOS by Jim Pragit which is available from the Stella website), and
supports Supercharger ROMs.
Stella was originally developed for Linux by Bradford W. Mott and
has since been ported to many OSes. Currently there are versions for:
- Linux by Bradford W. Mott
- DOS by Bradford W. Mott
- FreeBSD (0.7 only)by Joel Sutton
- PowerMac by Aaron Giles
- OS/2 by Darrell Spice Jr.
- Unix/X by Bradford W. Mott
- Windows 95 & NT by Jeff Miller
- WindowsNT/Alpha (0.7a only) by Jeff Miller
» File Types «
Uses standard Atari 2600 .BIN files.
» Graphics and Sound «
The graphics are fast and accurate on my Pentium 200 with 32 MB of
RAM. The Windows version runs in a small or large windowed mode. The
large window mode slows things down ALOT and the sound quality is hurt
badly. The sound is nearly perfect compared to a real Atari 2600.
» Problems «
As mentioned the speed of the emulator is greatly slowed and the
sound is horrid in "Large Screen" mode in the Windows version. Version
0.7 has problems with some homebrewed games and demos. This has to do
with the changes in emulation between 0.6 and 0.7