ARAnyM – a software virtual machine (similar to VirtualBox or Bochs) designed and developed for running 32-bit Atari ST/TT/Falcon operating systems (TOS, FreeMiNT, MagiC and Linux-m68k) and TOS/GEM applications on any kind of hardware – be it an IBM clone (read it as “PC” :-), an Apple, an Unix server, a graphics workstation or even a portable computer.
ARAnyM is not meant as an emulator of Atari Falcon (even though it has a rather high Falcon software compatibility and includes most of Falcon custom chips including VIDEL and DSP). ARAnyM is better in the sense that it’s not tied to specification of an existing Atari machine so we were free to select the most complete CPU (68040 with MMU) and FPU (68882), add loads of RAM (up to 4 GB), host accelerated graphics (even with OpenGL) and direct access to various host resources including sound, disk drives, optical storage devices (CD/DVD-ROMs), parallel port and more.
– 68040 CPU (including MMU040)
– 68040 and 68881/2 FPU
– 14 MB ST-RAM and up to 3824 MB (configurable) of FastRAM
– VIDEL, Blitter, MFP, SCC, ACIA, IKBD for highest possible compatibility
– Sound (compatible with Atari Falcon DMA Sound)
– Atari floppy DD/HD for connecting floppy image or real floppy drive
– two IDE channels for connecting disk images, harddrives or CD-ROMs
– extended keyboard and mouse support (including mouse wheel)
– direct access to host file system via BetaDOS and MiNT xfs drivers
– networking using ethernet emulation with a driver for MiNT-Net
– TOS 4.04, EmuTOS, MagiC or Linux-m68k as the boot operating system
– runs with FreeMiNT, MagiC, and any other operating system that runs also on real Atari computer.
– Native CD-ROM access (under Linux, other OS: audio CD only), without scsi/ide/whatsoever emulation
– USB and PCI NatFeat support for developing Atari drivers on ARAnyM
ARAnyM/AFROS Live CD is a SLAX-based bootable CD with a small collection of GNU/Linux software, the ARAnyM and the AFROS.