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[[File:Jaguar-and-controller.jpg|thumb|The Atari Jaguar and controller]]The '''Atari Jaguar''' (AJ) was a console produced by [[wikipedia:Atari|Atari]] in 1993. Despite the intense marketing efforts by Atari, the Jaguar is, in fact, a 32-bit console rather than 64-bit, as a whole; only one part of its two CPUs were 64-bit. The console would prove to be the final home console release for Atari, before releasing plug-and-play versions of their older games. There was also a CD addon called the '''Atari Jaguar CD''' (AJ-CD).
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{{Infobox console
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|title = Atari Jaguar
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|logo = Atari-Jaguar-Console-Set.png
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|developer = [[:Atari]]
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|type = [[:Category:Consoles|Home video game console]]
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|generation = [[:Category:Fifth-generation video game consoles|Fifth generation]]
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|release = 1993
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|discontinued = 1996
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|predecessor = [[Atari 8-bit|Atari XEGS]]
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|emulated = {{✓}}
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}}
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The '''Atari Jaguar''' (AJ) was a fifth generation home video game console produced by [[wikipedia:Atari|Atari]] on November 23, 1993 and sold for <abbr title="$432.15 in 2018 money">$249.99</abbr>. It had a Motorola 68000 CPU and 2 custom RISC CPUs. It has 2MB of RAM. Despite the intense marketing efforts by Atari, the Jaguar is, in fact, a 32-bit console rather than 64-bit, as a whole; only one part of its two CPUs were 64-bit. The system's convoluted architecture didn't help matters either, which led most developers to just use the 68000 for gameplay logic. The console would prove to be the final home console release for Atari, before releasing plug-and-play versions of their older games. There was also a CD addon called the '''Atari Jaguar CD''' (AJ-CD).
  
 
==Emulators==
 
==Emulators==
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! scope="col"|[[Recommended emulators|Recommended]]
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! scope="col"|[[Recommended Emulators|Recommended]]
 
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! colspan="7"|PC
 
! colspan="7"|PC
 
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|[[MAME]]
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|[[Phoenix (emulator)|Phoenix]]
|Multi-platform
 
|[http://www.mamedev.org/release.html {{MAMEVer}}]
 
|? ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}}
 
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|Phoenix Emu Project
 
 
|Windows, Linux, macOS
 
|Windows, Linux, macOS
 
|[http://www.arts-union.ru/node/23 2.8.JAG]
 
|[http://www.arts-union.ru/node/23 2.8.JAG]
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|{{✗}} ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}} <small>(Git)</small> ||{{✓}}
 
|{{✗}} ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}} <small>(Git)</small> ||{{✓}}
 
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|[[BlastEm]]
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|[[MAME]]
|Windows, Linux, macOS
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|Multi-platform
|[https://www.retrodev.com/blastem/changes.html 0.5.1]
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|[http://www.mamedev.org/release.html {{MAMEVer}}]
|{{}} ||{{}} ||{{✓}} ||{{✗}}
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|{{~}} ||{{}} ||{{✓}} ||{{✗}}
 
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|[http://pt.emuunlim.com/index.htm Project Tempest]
 
|[http://pt.emuunlim.com/index.htm Project Tempest]
 
|Windows
 
|Windows
 
|[http://pt.emuunlim.com/index.htm 0.95]
 
|[http://pt.emuunlim.com/index.htm 0.95]
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! colspan="7"|Mobile
 
! colspan="7"|Mobile
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|[[Phoenix (emulator)|IrataJaguar]]
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|Android
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|[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.vastness.altmer.iratajaguar 1.0.7]
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|{{✗}} ||{{✗}} ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}}
 
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|[[MAME]]
 
|[[MAME]]
 
|Multi-platform<ref name=libretro group=N>Only available on mobile as a libretro core.</ref>
 
|Multi-platform<ref name=libretro group=N>Only available on mobile as a libretro core.</ref>
 
|[http://www.mamedev.org/release.html {{MAMEVer}}]
 
|[http://www.mamedev.org/release.html {{MAMEVer}}]
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|{{~}} ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}}
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|IrataJaguar
 
|Android
 
|[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.vastness.altmer.iratajaguar 1.0.7]
 
|{{✗}} ||{{✗}} ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}}
 
 
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===Comparison===
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===Comparisons===
;Project Tempest:Was the first ever working Atari Jaguar emulator. It emulates some games, but most have issues. As its name suggests it was primarily made for Tempest 2000, with other games as secondary goals. Project Tempest only supports two Jaguar CD games; Primal Rage and Baldies (the latter has sound distortion though). It has not been updated since 2004.
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;[[Phoenix (emulator)|Phoenix]]:A newer closed-source emulator. More compatible than Virtual Jaguar. About 95% of Jaguar titles are compatible (full list available on [http://www.arts-union.ru/node/66 website]). No support for CD games yet. The PC version of the emulator is currently only available in Russian, but an [http://www.rlauncher.com/forum/showthread.php?4160-Help-with-3DO-Phoenix-2-8 English patch] is available.
 
;Virtual Jaguar:An open-source emulator based on the original by the same name. It has excellent accuracy and performance but behind Phoenix. Use the link given as "git" on this page and choose the most current version from there.
 
;Virtual Jaguar:An open-source emulator based on the original by the same name. It has excellent accuracy and performance but behind Phoenix. Use the link given as "git" on this page and choose the most current version from there.
;Phoenix:A closed-source project, somehow more compatible than Virtual Jaguar.
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;[[MAME]]:Preliminary support. Some games boot but the emulation is far from perfect.
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;Project Tempest:Was the first ever working Atari Jaguar emulator. It emulates some games, but most have issues. As its name suggests it was primarily made for Tempest 2000, with other games as secondary goals. Project Tempest is the first and only(?) Jaguar emulator that supports Jaguar CD games, but only two are compatible; Primal Rage and Baldies (the latter has sound distortion though). It has not been updated since 2004.
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;[[Phoenix (emulator)|IrataJaguar]]: The Phoenix emulation project is released as separate emulators for Android, this is the Jaguar version. Identical compatibility to PC version according to the author. Requires fast 64-bit CPU 2GHz+ or better for full speed.
  
 
== Resources ==
 
== Resources ==
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Latest revision as of 22:00, 22 March 2019

Atari Jaguar
Atari-Jaguar-Console-Set.png
Developer Atari
Type Home video game console
Generation Fifth generation
Release date 1993
Discontinued 1996
Predecessor Atari XEGS
Emulated

The Atari Jaguar (AJ) was a fifth generation home video game console produced by Atari on November 23, 1993 and sold for $249.99. It had a Motorola 68000 CPU and 2 custom RISC CPUs. It has 2MB of RAM. Despite the intense marketing efforts by Atari, the Jaguar is, in fact, a 32-bit console rather than 64-bit, as a whole; only one part of its two CPUs were 64-bit. The system's convoluted architecture didn't help matters either, which led most developers to just use the 68000 for gameplay logic. The console would prove to be the final home console release for Atari, before releasing plug-and-play versions of their older games. There was also a CD addon called the Atari Jaguar CD (AJ-CD).

Emulators[edit]

Name Operating System(s) Latest version AJ-CD Libretro Core Active Recommended
PC
Phoenix Windows, Linux, macOS 2.8.JAG
Virtual Jaguar Windows, Linux, macOS 2.1.3
Unofficial builds
Git
(Git)
MAME Multi-platform 0.212 ~
Project Tempest Windows 0.95 ~
Mobile
IrataJaguar Android 1.0.7
MAME Multi-platform[N 1] 0.212 ~
  1. Only available on mobile as a libretro core.

Comparisons[edit]

Phoenix
A newer closed-source emulator. More compatible than Virtual Jaguar. About 95% of Jaguar titles are compatible (full list available on website). No support for CD games yet. The PC version of the emulator is currently only available in Russian, but an English patch is available.
Virtual Jaguar
An open-source emulator based on the original by the same name. It has excellent accuracy and performance but behind Phoenix. Use the link given as "git" on this page and choose the most current version from there.
MAME
Preliminary support. Some games boot but the emulation is far from perfect.
Project Tempest
Was the first ever working Atari Jaguar emulator. It emulates some games, but most have issues. As its name suggests it was primarily made for Tempest 2000, with other games as secondary goals. Project Tempest is the first and only(?) Jaguar emulator that supports Jaguar CD games, but only two are compatible; Primal Rage and Baldies (the latter has sound distortion though). It has not been updated since 2004.
IrataJaguar
The Phoenix emulation project is released as separate emulators for Android, this is the Jaguar version. Identical compatibility to PC version according to the author. Requires fast 64-bit CPU 2GHz+ or better for full speed.

Resources[edit]