hatari

Hatari

Web site: hatari.tuxfamily.org
Category: Emulators
Platform: Linux, BSD, OS X, UNIX-like, AmigaOS, AROS, MorphOS, Windows, BeOS
License: GNU GPL
Interface: GUI
Wikipedia: Hatari_(emulator)
First release: May 30, 2001

Hatari – an Atari ST/STE/TT/Falcon emulator for GNU/Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, Windows and other systems which are supported by the SDL library. The Atari ST was a 16/32 bit computer system which was first released by Atari in 1985.

Using the Motorola 68000 CPU, it was a very popular computer having quite a lot of CPU power at that time. Unlike many other Atari ST emulators which try to give you a good environment for running GEM applications, Hatari tries to emulate the hardware of a ST as close as possible so that it is able to run most of the old ST games and demos. Hatari is open source software and is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Hatari supports the emulation of most of the ST and STE hardware, including some special tricks like raster interrupts, border effects and PSG sample sound. A joystick can be emulated with the cursor keys or with a real PC joystick. Hatari also features the possibility to “mount” a directory of the host system as a ST drive, or to use images from an original Atari’s hard disk.

Hatari is also able to emulate the additional hardware of the TT or Falcon machines, like the Videl video chip or the DSP 56001. However, note that TT and Falcon support are currently still in development and experimental.

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