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[[File:427984Atari_XE_Games_System-gen1.jpg|thumb|220px|The Atari XE Game System (XEGS)]]
The Atari 8-bit family is a series of 8-bit home computers introduced by [[Atari]] in 1979 and manufactured until 1992. It includes the '''Atari 400, 800, XL, XE''' and the home console version '''Atari XEGS'''. Due to similarity of hardware most Atari 8-bit emulators can also emulate the [[Atari 5200]].
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The [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_8-bit_family Atari 8-bit family] is a series of 8-bit home computers introduced by [[Atari]] in 1979 and manufactured until 1992. It includes the '''Atari 400, 800, XL, XE''' and the home console version '''Atari XEGS'''. Due to similarity of hardware most Atari 8-bit emulators can also emulate the [[Atari 5200]].
  
 
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==Atari XEGS==
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The '''Atari XE Video Game System''' ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_XEGS Atari XEGS]) was based on Atari's 8-bit 65XE computer, while the operating system for most of the XEGS units is called the XE ROM revision C. That specification is the same as any other Atari computer (i.e. 800/XL/XE) that had that ROM, which is usually why no separate software was needed to emulate this console's hardware. The XEGS is backwards compatible with the Atari 8-bit computer software library. The console could be turned into a computer with its specially designed keyboard and, while in computer mode, use most of the peripherals released for Atari's 8-bit computer line.
  
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There are no games that are XEGS exclusive; instead they all run on the older machines (with enough memory) or on the XE/XL line as well.
  
  
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==Resources==
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* [http://www.videogameconsolelibrary.com/pg80-xegs.htm#page=reviews Video Game Console Library]
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* [http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/20731/Atari-XEGS/ Centre for Computing History]
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* [http://www.atarihq.com/atcomp/xegs.html Atari HQ]
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* [https://www.consolevariations.com/atari/atari-xegs/atari-xegs-console-variations/ Console Variations]
  
 
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==External Links==
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* [https://ravingroo.com/1508/retro-atari-xe-game-system-computer-xegs-review-8-bit-nostalgia/ C:\RETRO ROO> Atari XEGS Reboot, Part 1: 8-bit Nostalgia] (October 7, 2016. David K. Sutton.)
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIDD306aYhQ 60 Best Atari 8-bit games] (Apr 30, 2010. By zubiaks2.)
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g52RTv8Tfbo Atari 8 bit Vs. Arcade - Part 1] (Published on Jul 29, 2016. Laird's Lair.)
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmnOJUBDmPw 20 Games That Defined the Atari XEGS] (May 17, 2012. By applemctom.)
  
 
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Revision as of 17:00, 17 August 2018

Atari 8-bit family
Vintage-atari-800.png
Developer Atari, Inc.
Type Home computer, Home video game console
Release date 1979
Discontinued 1992
Successor Atari ST
Emulated
The Atari XE Game System (XEGS)

The Atari 8-bit family is a series of 8-bit home computers introduced by Atari in 1979 and manufactured until 1992. It includes the Atari 400, 800, XL, XE and the home console version Atari XEGS. Due to similarity of hardware most Atari 8-bit emulators can also emulate the Atari 5200.

Emulators

Name Operating System(s) Latest Version Libretro Core Accuracy Active Recommended
PC
Atari800 Multi-platform 4.0.0 Cycle ?
MAME Multi-platform 0.210 ? ?
Altirra Windows 3.10 Cycle ?
Atari++ emulator Multi-platform 1.81 Cycle ?
Atari800Win-PLus Windows 4.1 ? ?

Atari XEGS

The Atari XE Video Game System (Atari XEGS) was based on Atari's 8-bit 65XE computer, while the operating system for most of the XEGS units is called the XE ROM revision C. That specification is the same as any other Atari computer (i.e. 800/XL/XE) that had that ROM, which is usually why no separate software was needed to emulate this console's hardware. The XEGS is backwards compatible with the Atari 8-bit computer software library. The console could be turned into a computer with its specially designed keyboard and, while in computer mode, use most of the peripherals released for Atari's 8-bit computer line.

There are no games that are XEGS exclusive; instead they all run on the older machines (with enough memory) or on the XE/XL line as well.




Resources

External Links