Projects / Stella


Stella is a freely distributed multi-platform Atari 2600 VCS emulator. Since its original release, Stella has been ported to many diverse operating systems. Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows are currently supported in the mainline codebase.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  27 Jun 2013 14:02

    Release Notes: This release includes many debugger/disassembly improvements, including the ability to save DASM-compatible source code to an external file. Also included are improvements to the snapshot functionality, and an improved UI.

    •  14 Mar 2013 22:35

      Release Notes: This release includes 16-bit sound support, autodetection tweaks for many bankswitch schemes, improved RIOT emulation, major changes to ZIP file functionality, and several TIA fixes for many games.

      •  01 Jun 2012 11:27

        Release Notes: This release includes Blargg TV effects/emulation, improvements to CompuMate and MindLink support, and many debugger and bank-switch-related improvements and bugfixes.

        •  16 Mar 2012 22:14

          Release Notes: This release adds support for the 2600-daptor II USB controller and the CompuMate cart/controller device.

          •  04 Feb 2012 22:41

            Release Notes: This release includes several improvements to the I/O debugger area, and greatly improves mouse controller functionality.

            Recent comments

            18 Oct 2003 10:23 simonsunnyboy

            a nice emulator!
            Portable, very easy to use and no unneeded features!
            Plays all the classics like Frogger, Asteroids, Pacman and Galaxians.
            If you love the VCS I recommend trying this emulator!


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