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Atari Emulators

This is a list of emulators which emulate Atari computers and game systems.  This is just a temporary list as I attempt to determine the best format for this page.

ARAnyM (Atari Running on Any Machine)

ARAnyM is 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.


The Atari++ Emulator is a Unix based emulator of the Atari eight bit computers, namely the Atari 400 and 800, the Atari 400XL, 800XL and 130XE, and the Atari 5200 game console. The emulator is auto-configurable and will compile on a variety of systems (Linux, Solaris, Irix).


Atari800 is an Atari 800, 800XL, 130XE and 5200 emulator for Unix, Amiga, MS-DOS, Atari TT/Falcon, SDL and WinCE. Our main objective is to create a freely distributable portable emulator (i.e. with source code available).


Macintosh OS X Port of David Firth's Fantastic Atari 800 Emulator. I have ported the SDL version of the Atrari800 emulator to Mac OS X, and added a full native Cocoa interface, including Preferences, Menus, File Associations, Help and more. It does not require libSDL to be installed separately, but includes it within the application package.


Atari800 PSP is a port of the Atari800 emulator to the Sony PlayStation Portable platform. It’s written in C and uses GU (Graphical Utility toolkit) for rendering.

Atari800Win Plus

This is the finial of my 1 year work on Atari800Win PLus. I would like to thank all the people who helped me in my work either by suggestions or by testing. May the force ... May the Atari be with You!


Based on the well-used Atari ST emulator CaSTaway, its Nintendo Wii port recently got an updated release. Coded by developer NoNameNo, the new beta build of AtaWii finally adds Wiimote support to its list of features.

It seems that the new version of AtaWii Beta 1.0 is merely a quick update to appease users who've been clamoring for support with the Wii Remote. While the new build does not include any other features, the new controller support is definitely a welcome addition for those who want to try out old-school games in a different way.


Portable Atari ST for Palm OS, Zodiac, GP32 and Sony PSP! The Atari ST computer has a special place in my heart -- one of the first halfway modern GUI and mouse based computers with a megabyte of RAM, it was an excellent machine to hack around on. Serious desktop publishing software brought it into the office, built in MIDI ports and an early laptop format made it very popular with musicians, and a fun 'scene' brought it many groundbreaking 'demos' and games (with a large proportion of RPGs and shooters if I do say so myself) -- truly, it was "Power Without the Price."


DCaSTaway is the result of the effort done to bring to DC this excellent Atari ST emulator in 3 flavours, Dreamcast, Windows and GNU/Linux.

Droid2600 (Atari VCS emulator)

Android Market description:  Droid2600 is a port of the Stella Atari VCS emulator. Features: accelerometer and DPad joysticks, ability to run most Atari roms, sound.

1.2 Update, August 17, 2010:

1) New, Native UI
2) Speed improvements

Package: com.droid2600


An Atari 7800 emulator implemented using Microsoft's .NET platform. Most VCS (2600) and ProSystem (7800) titles work well, with 2600 support featuring authentic HMOVE emulation, per Andrew Tower's paper "A Small Opus on the TIA." The stars in Cosmic Ark appear without emulation cheats!


EmuTOS is a GEMDOS compatible operating system for Atari ST series computers. It is made from Digital Research's GPLed original sources and will be a free and open source replacement for common TOS images.


GP2X-2600 is a port on GP2X of my previous port to PSP. My PSP version is based on the work of Aenea who was the first to port Stella to PSP, and David Voswinkel who's now in charge of the PSP port in Stella team.


"Handy" is an Atari Lynx Emulator for Windows 95/98/NT/2000.  Handy was the original name of the Lynx project that was started at Epyx and then finished by Atari.  Currently Handy is available for Windows95/98/NT/2000/XP/Macintosh/Linux/AmigaPPC/Acorn.


Hatari is an Atari ST and STE emulator for GNU/Linux, BSD, BeOS, Mac OS X and other systems that 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).


JStella is a Java-based Atari 2600 VCS emulator. It allows one to play old Atari 2600 games in an operating system independent manner. It also supports web page based applets. Its emulation core is based on Stella-Atari 2600 Emulator.

Jum52 v0.8 MC

Atari 5200 emulator (Jum52) is available as a 32-bit MSDOS application, or a Windows application (tested on Windows 98, 2000 and XP). There are also Mac, BeOS, QNX and Playstation 2 ports, and a DC port is (was?) in development.


MESS is a free emulator which emulates a large variety of different systems.


NoSTalgia is an Atari ST emulator for Power Macintosh (Mac OS 8.x, 9.X and Mac OS X).

PC Atari Emulator (PCAE)

The PC Atari Emulator, or PCAE, is an MS-DOS program designed to emulate the famous Atari 2600 Video Computer System on PC's compatible with the Intel 80486 CPU or better. It accomplishes this with an emulation engine that is written almost entirely in assembly language, with extra features written in Borland Pascal 7.0 for DOS.

PLynx: Lynx Emulator for PSP

PLynx is a new PSP port of the excellent Windows Handy Lynx emulator.

Project Tempest

Welcome to the official home page of the worlds FIRST ever working Atari Jaguar emulator. It runs in Windows 9x/2000/XP and currently emulates many commercial games, some even with sound. However, you need a quite fast computer to run it at full speed. A 2+ GHz processor is needed to run the games with sound. Linux or Mac conversions are not currently planned, but maybe in the future...

ProSystem emulator

ProSystem is an emulator for the Windows operating system that will allow you to play Atari 7800 video games on your PC. An emulator is a program that has the ability to imitate another program, device, or computer. The ProSystem emulator imitates the Atari 7800's CPU, video, audio, joystick controls, etc.

PSP2600 / PSP7800 / PSPAtari

PSP emulators for the Atari 2600, 7800, and 800, 800 XL, 130 XE, and 5200 series. PSPAtari is actually a port on the PSP version 2.0.2 of Atari800 from Petr Stehlik.

Rainbow w/ Emulator Enhancer

Rainbow was one of the first emulators available for Macintosh. Despite this, it has fairly good compatibility with original software. The Mac OS X version adds an improved GUI and significantly improved sound to the original version.


SainT is a Windows based cycle accurate ATARI-ST emulator, written by James Boulton and Arnaud Carré.


Steem is an open source Atari STE emulator for Windows and Linux. It runs almost every ST program ever made without any problems. Steem is designed to be easy to use and has many unique features. Whether you want to run great old games, use MIDI apps just like you did on the ST or you have some other, more sinister motive, Steem is the emulator for you!

To learn how to get Steem up and running read the beginners' guide.

If you're interested in the on-going development, you can access the source code and the project forum to see what's going on. Steem was originally developed by Anthony and Russ Hayward.

Stella 4.0 – Atari 2600 game emulator

Stella is a multi-platform Atari 2600 VCS emulator released under the GNU General Public License (GPL), and versions have been released for a wide variety of operating systems. Emulation is a great way to sample the large Atari 2600 library, including new homebrew titles being developed today. It's also a great tool for developers, as Stella has an excellent debugger built in.


STYXDS is an Atari ST emulator programmed by Kyuran, the author of Croco DS and PenkoDS. The very first release 0.1a is able to run most games at 60% speed allowing you to enjoy Xenon 2, Rick Dangerous, David Braben's Virus and many more...

VCS32 for GP32

VCS32 is an Atari 2600 emulator for the GP32 handheld console. It's a porting of Daniel Boris' Virtual VCS emulator and it can currently run a good amount of roms. VCS32 is released under the GPL.

Virtual Jaguar GCC/SDL

Virtual Jaguar GCC/SDL portable Jaguar emulator which is based on the source code released by David Raingeard (Cal2) of what used to be Potato Emulation.

Virtual Super System

VSS is an Atari 5200 Super System emulator for MSDOS. The current version runs about 95% of the ROM images I have almost flawlessly, and at a reasonable speed.


WinSTon is an Atari ST emulator running under Windows. Many programs and games are emulated very well but especially demos still behave strangely.


An Atari 2600 Emulator by John Saeger. z26 is released subject to the terms and conditions of the GNU General Public License Version 2 (GPL).