Last Updated on: 5th January 2024, 12:21 pm

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Category: Machine Emulators
Platform: Linux, MS-DOS, Amiga, Windows
License: GNU GPL
Interface: GUI
First release: 2000

STonX – an Atari ST emulator for Unix/X and SVGAlib with ports to DOS and Win32.

It is intended primarily for use with Unix and the X Window System. Ports to MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows 95 have been released by other people or are being worked on. STonX is distributed under the GNU License, meaning that source code is available as well – and, of course, it’s free software.

Current features include:
– MC68000 CPU emulation
– 4 or 14MB RAM
– Color or Monochrome Atari ST graphics modes (1, 2 or 4 bitplanes); resolutions may be tweaked (e.g. 800x608x16) with some limitations.
– YM2149 sound chip emulation for Linux, FreeBSD, Irix, Solaris/SPARC, SunOS and HP-UX (if audio is supported by the hardware, of course).
– IKBD (partly)
– BIOS-level disk routines (using “Diskfiles” to emulate floppy disks or harddisk partitions).
– Bootable Unix filesystem interface – no need for Diskfiles anymore (buggy).
– FDC emulation, complete enough to boot and run some games.
– Mega ST(E) clock chip (buggy).
– Serial and parallel ports (limited emulation).
– VDI-Driver for Xlib – speeds up the graphics output of “clean” applications, since VDI functions are implemented using Xlib functions (so e.g. accelerated line routines of your graphics card may be used).
– NEW: Support for a FreeMiNT file system (so you can even access the host file system with long file names).
– Joystick support (on Linux only at the moment).
– Uses an X window (monochrome displays may still work with the monochrome ST mode, but this is untested) or SVGAlib with Linux.

The project ended in 2004.

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