ATARI 2600 ON PC – PACK 2500 ROMS + FULL TUTORIAL

COMPLETE TUTORIAL ON HOW TO CONFIGURE AND RUN ATARI 2600 GAMES ON YOUR COMPUTER

Stella is an ATARI video game emulator, it is an open source Atari 2600 emulator , originally released in 1996.

Old-timers love the nostalgia of playing Atari games, my favorites are: Froger, Otello, River Raider, Frostbite and Keystone Kapers (Pega Thief).

Today I will bring you a tutorial on how to correctly configure your Atari Stella emulator and break more than 2500 Roms (Atari games), first you download it right here on the site and we continue the tutorial on how to run Atari on your computer perfectly.

DOWNLOAD AND EXTRACT ATARI EMULATOR AND ROMS

The download is at the end of the article down there, it’s 2553 Atari roms for your enjoyment

First part is to download and extract the files, there are only 27 MBS, containing the emulator, roms and images of the games for better organization:

Atari Emulator and Roms

RUN STELLA EMULATOR

Stella atari emulator

Your emulator will open like this:

Your emulator will open like this
First thing we are going to configure is the Roms folders (atari games), then images and finally joystic, your control if you have it of course.

Click Options > User Interface

user interface

CONFIGURING THE ROMS AND IMAGES FOLDERS

Click Launcher then Rom patch

launcher

When opening the screen, go to the bottom of GO UP and click on this button until the disk drive where you downloaded the emulator and roms appears, mine for example is in D, so I’m going to browse. Until the downloads folder enter the emulator folder, enter ROMS and click OKD patch

Since you are on that page, do the same thing by clicking on image path and going to SNAPSHOTS, in the emulator folder , this will make the thumbnails of the games be next to the list of atari games in the emulator menu .

Snapshots

It was ok, beauty, now your list will appear with more than 2500 Atari games, see that when browsing the list of games the screenshots are appearing on the side, in case any game doesn’t have it or you want to change the image, open the game and during execution press F12.

IT’S TIME TO PLAY ATARI ON THE EMULATOR

Let’s Play.

River raid Atari Menu

To play, double click on any game in the list

Basic Keyboard Controls : Arrow keys move and spacebar is the Atari controller button.

Here below a table with the game controls, you can save the game state, put black and white and much more, further down, I will show you how to configure the control.

Console controls (can be remapped)

OCCUPATIONKEY (DEFAULT)KEY (MACOS)
exit emulatorControl + Qcmd + Q
Exit Game Mode/Enter Launcher ModeEscEsc
Enter/Exit  Options ModeTab/EscTab/Esc
Enter/Exit  Command ModeBackslash (\)Backslash (\)
Enter/Exit debuggerquotes (`)quotes (`)
select gameF1F1
reset gameF2F2
color tvF3F3
black/white tvF4F4
Left Player Difficulty AF5F5
Left Player Difficulty BF6F6
Difficulty of the right player AF7F7
Right player difficulty BF8F8
Save state in current slotF9F9
Save all Time Machine statesAlt + F9Cmd + F9
Switch to previous state slotShift + F10Shift + F10
Switch to next state slotF10F10
Automatically change state slotAlt + F10Cmd + F10
Load current slot stateF11F11
Load all states into Time MachineAlt + F11Command + F11
Save Snapshot PNGF12F12
Pause/Resume EmulationBreakShift-Cmd + P

atari control

River Raid on Atari Emulator

CONFIGURING YOUR JOYSTICK CONTROLLER TO PLAY ATARI STELLA

It’s time to configure the controller to play your atari games on the joystick, click on options then on Input

input
Choose as in the Joystick image

Here selected is up, so select and click on Map, choose Up on your Control.

You will do this in the items below, down, left, right until the Left Fire which is the fire button

If you miss any click on Erase, if you want to erase the config in Reset, next to this menu there are more options, but I don’t recommend messing with it, it’s possible to play with two players, just configure below, it can be one on the control or one on the keyboard, vice versa or equal.

joy

 

SETTING THE SCREEN, WINDOW SIZE OR FULLSCREEN

You can set the size of the interface and the game to whatever you want, for example I only use the interface in a 1600×900 window and the same to play, but there are those who want to play in fullscreen.

Go to options, video and audio

 

options video

Check Fullscreen, if you want to stretch the image so it doesn’t look like it used to be 4×3, check Stretch.

video

In this menu you can change the audio and put old effect on the screen, I don’t recommend it if you are new to this.

CHANGING THE SIZE OF THE EMULATOR INTERFACE

Go there where we configured the Roms and Images folders and change it to your liking.

Don’t forget to exit and reopen the emulator, as it only changes after doing this.

x

I modified mine here so you can see how it looks,

Stella menu

That’s it, I think it must be the best tutorial to start playing Atari on the Stella emulator on the internet in Brazil, I’ll post it as soon as I can on video too.

Good game and if possible comment, share!

DOWNLOAD STELLA EMULATOR + ATARI ROMS AND IMAGES

Atari 2600 Roms Complete Pack

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If you want, visit the  Atari website  to learn more about the company and the history of this amazing console.

Spider Man Atari
Spider Man Atari
River Raid CCE
River Raid CCE
Catch Thief Atari
Keystone Kapers
Pac Man Atari
Pac Man Atari
Atari Smurfs
Atari Smurfs
Space Invaders
Space Invaders
X Man Atari
X Man Atari

MY SAME ATARI 2600 ROMS PACK VIDEO TUTORIAL WITH STELLA EMULATOR

 

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