If you are from 70s/80s then you must know how was your old Atari days. The Atari 2600 Video Computer System (VCS), introduced in 1977, was the most popular home video game system of the early 1980’s. Stella is a multi-platform Atari 2600 VCS emulator released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Stella was originally developed for Linux by Bradford W. Mott, and is currently maintained by Stephen Anthony. Since its original release several people have joined the development team to port Stella to other operating systems such as AcornOS, AmigaOS, DOS, FreeBSD, IRIX, Linux, OS/2, MacOS, Unix, and Windows. The development team is working hard to perfect the emulator. It’s now easy for you to enjoy your old favorite Atari 2600 games on your modern computer.
Stella is written entirely in C++ programming language, if you are C++ and want to add some features to it then you can contribute or download source and do whatever you want. It offers you many options like modify game properties and config paths, snapshot and UI configuration, video and audio settings, audit ROMs, view system logs and allows you to use cheat codes as well. You are free to use keyboard and mouse or joystick, all controls can be configured from Options Menu.
You can download Stella for Ubuntu, Fedora, or any other distribution from official download page.
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