Atari - ST Emulators

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Name Description
Hatari Hatari is an Atari ST/STE/TT/Falcon emulator for GNU/Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, Windows and other systems which are supported by the SDL library. 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).

Hatari supports the emulation of most of the ST and STE hardware, including some special tricks like raster interrupts, border effects and PSG sample sound. A joystick can be emulated with the cursor keys or with a real PC joystick. Hatari also features the possibility to "mount" a directory of the host system as a ST drive, or to use images from an original Atari's hard disk. Hatari is also able to emulate the additional hardware of the TT or Falcon machines, like the Videl video chip or the DSP 56001. However, note that TT and Falcon support are currently still in development and experimental.

Hatari needs a fast machine (1 GHz or more for ST/STE emulation, > 2 GHz for Falcon emulation) which is running a POSIX compatible operating system (preferably GNU/Linux) that supports the SDL library. There are also some ports to other operating systems like macOS or Windows.

Other Emulators

Name Description
ARAnyM To quote the homepage:

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.
Echo Currently it runs Oids, and a few other games. It was originally named Oidemu and there are still many things not emulated yet.
FAST FAST just isn't a catchy name...this ST/STf/Mega ST/STe/Mega STe and Amiga 500/500+/600/1000/2000/3000 emulator was written in pure 486 protected-mode assembly. FAST also reached ST emulation firsts: Emulation of the HD6301V1P at hardware level and redirection of the floppy disk controller to the PC hardware floppy disk controller. Basically, it does everything, it does it well, it does it fast, and it does it accurately. Definitely worth the download.
Gemulator 2000 Gemulator was the first Atari ST emulator. Although it used to be commercially sold, the new versions of Gemulator are all being released as freeware. Gemulator 2000 (the latest incantation of Gemulator) is one of the most complete Atari ST emulators there is. Supporting the Atari 400/800, the 800XL, the 130XE, Atari ST, Mega ST, STE and even the Macintosh Classic with full sound, you won't need to look around for a more complete emulator.
Gemulator Classic A Freeware release of the popular Gemulator, this is a very confusing emulator to use. The documentation that is included isn't very helpful, and no tech support is given. This emulator really isn't worth the download time. It requires an image of the TOS OS, which you can download from Zophar's Domain.
PaCifiST PaCifiST is one of the best Atari ST emulators available. It's quite fast, as the CPU routines are done in assembly. It emulates the Atari ST's sound chip, keyboard, disk drives, the 68000 cpu, and all the rest. It also has an option to enable music through MIDI. In order to use this emulator, you need a copy of one of the versions of the Atari ST OS, TOS. You can download version 2.06 of the OS from Zophar's Domain.Version 0.49b requires 0.48 to allready be installed. It is an update patch.
SainT Nice Atari ST emu for has STFM/sync scrolling support, STE DAC support, raster/split raster effects, low/medium resolution, all YM2149 sound effects, WD1772 floppy/sound (the first to have sound support), ST and MSA disk image formats and it supports just about every version of Windows. Definitely worth a download.
Steem Engine Steem Engine is another fine AtariST emulator. Download it and try are the TOS files needed to run Steem Engine/XSteem. Note that one is for the United States, and the other is for the United Kingdom. They contain versions 1.02 and 2.06 for compatibility.
Steem SSE Steem is an emulator for the Atari STE computer created many years ago by Anthony and Russell Hayward. Steem SSE is a new version of Steem based on this release. 'SSE' stands for 'Steven Seagal Edition'. Steven Seagal is a well known Aikido grandmaster, action movie star, musician and playboy.
STew STew is an Atari ST emulator for your PC based on the freely available WinSTon source code released by Paul Bates.
STonX STonX is another great Atari ST emulator. It has sound emulation, and since it's written in C, it has been ported to many different OS's. It requires a copy of the Atari ST OS,TOS, which you can download from the link above in the PaCifiST Download section of the table. Run stonx2.exe for the version of TOS that is on Zophar's Domain.
TOSBOX This emulator's CPU core was coded in assembly, and is faster than an actual ST on a P75. It has limited sound emulation, however, and is missing other key features that emulators like STonX and PaCifiST have. It also requires an image of the TOS OS. Emulator development has been discontinued.
WinSTon This Atari ST emulator is pretty good, as it runs most Atari ST images, and does have sound support. However, it is a little slower than the other Atari ST emulators available. Also, it will only run with the TOS 1.00 OS image, which is available from Zophar's Domain. It must be named tos100.img. If you like Windows emulators, you might want to give this one a try. Project is no longer under active development.

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