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}}The '''[[gametech:Atari 2600|Atari 2600]]''' (also known as '''Video Computer System''' or simply '''VCS''') is a second-generation console released by [[wikipedia:Atari|Atari]] on September 11, 1977. It retailed for {{Inflation|USD|199.99|1977}} and had a 6507 CPU at 1.19 MHz with 128 bytes of RAM. It had a 160x192 16-color, out of 128, display.
 
}}The '''[[gametech:Atari 2600|Atari 2600]]''' (also known as '''Video Computer System''' or simply '''VCS''') is a second-generation console released by [[wikipedia:Atari|Atari]] on September 11, 1977. It retailed for {{Inflation|USD|199.99|1977}} and had a 6507 CPU at 1.19 MHz with 128 bytes of RAM. It had a 160x192 16-color, out of 128, display.
  
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! scope="col"|[[libretro|Libretro Core]]
 
! scope="col"|[[libretro|Libretro Core]]
 
! scope="col"|[[Emulation Accuracy|Accuracy]]
 
! scope="col"|[[Emulation Accuracy|Accuracy]]
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! scope="col"|<abbr title="Free/Libre and Open-Source Software">FLOSS</abbr>
 
! scope="col"|Active
 
! scope="col"|Active
 
! scope="col"|[[Recommended Emulators|Recommended]]
 
! scope="col"|[[Recommended Emulators|Recommended]]
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="7"|PC / x86
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! colspan="8"|PC / x86
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[Stella]]
 
|[[Stella]]
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows|Linux|macOS|FreeBSD}}
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|align=left|{{Icon|Windows|Linux|macOS|AmigaOS|FreeBSD}}
 
|[https://stella-emu.github.io/downloads.html {{StellaVer}}]
 
|[https://stella-emu.github.io/downloads.html {{StellaVer}}]
|{{✓}} ||Cycle ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}}
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|{{✓}} ||Cycle ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[MAME]]
 
|[[MAME]]
 
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows|Linux|macOS|FreeBSD}}
 
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows|Linux|macOS|FreeBSD}}
 
|[http://www.mamedev.org/release.html {{MAMEVer}}]
 
|[http://www.mamedev.org/release.html {{MAMEVer}}]
|{{✓}} ||Cycle ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}}
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|{{✓}} ||Cycle ||? ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Z64K
 
|Z64K
 
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows|Linux|macOS|FreeBSD}}
 
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows|Linux|macOS|FreeBSD}}
 
|[http://www.z64k.com/ {{Z64KVer}}]
 
|[http://www.z64k.com/ {{Z64KVer}}]
|{{✗}} ||Cycle ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}}
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|{{✗}} ||Cycle ||? ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}}
 
|-
 
|-
|Virtual 2600
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|[https://github.com/ppeccin/javatari.js javatari]<br />[https://github.com/ppeccin/javatari javatari.js (old)]
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows}}
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|align=left|{{Icon|Web}}
|?
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|[http://javatari.org 5.0.3]
|? ||? ||? ||?
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|{{✗}} ||? ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}} ||{{}}
|-
 
|Virtual VCS
 
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows}}
 
|?
 
|? ||? ||? ||?
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[Pantheon]]
 
|[[Pantheon]]
 
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows}}
 
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows}}
 
|[http://bostjan-grandovec.si/Content/News.htm {{PantheonVer}}]
 
|[http://bostjan-grandovec.si/Content/News.htm {{PantheonVer}}]
|{{✗}} ||High ||{{✓}} ||{{}}
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|{{✗}} ||High ||{{✗}} ||{{✓}} ||{{~}}
 
|-
 
|-
|[https://github.com/ppeccin/javatari.js javatari]<br />[https://github.com/ppeccin/javatari javatari.js (old)]
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|[http://pcae.vg-network.com/ PCAE]
|align=left|{{Icon|Web}}
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|align=left|{{Icon|Windows|DOS}}
|[http://javatari.org 5.0.3]
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|[http://pcae.vg-network.com/ 2.6]<br />[http://www.bjars.com/emulators/pcaewin_2.7.zip 2.7]
|{{✗}} ||? ||{{}} ||{{}}
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|{{✗}} ||High ||? ||{{}} ||{{~}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[https://alienbill.com/2600/ z26]
 
|[https://alienbill.com/2600/ z26]
 
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows|Linux|macOS|FreeBSD}}
 
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows|Linux|macOS|FreeBSD}}
 
|[http://www.whimsey.com/z26/z26.html 4.07]
 
|[http://www.whimsey.com/z26/z26.html 4.07]
|{{✗}} ||High ||{{✓}} ||{{~}}
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|{{✗}} ||High ||? ||{{✓}} ||{{~}}
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://pcae.vg-network.com/ PCAE]
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|[[BizHawk]]
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows|DOS}}
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|align=left|{{Icon|Windows}}
|[http://pcae.vg-network.com/ 2.6]<br />[http://www.bjars.com/emulators/pcaewin_2.7.zip 2.7]
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|[http://tasvideos.org/BizHawk/ReleaseHistory.html {{BizHawkVer}}]
|{{✗}} ||High ||{{}} ||{{~}}
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|{{✗}} ||? ||? ||{{}} ||{{}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[Clock Signal|CLK]]
 
|[[Clock Signal|CLK]]
 
|align=left|{{Icon|Linux|macOS|FreeBSD}}
 
|align=left|{{Icon|Linux|macOS|FreeBSD}}
 
|[https://github.com/TomHarte/CLK/releases {{clkver}}]
 
|[https://github.com/TomHarte/CLK/releases {{clkver}}]
|{{✗}} ||Mid ||{{✓}} ||{{✗}}
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|{{✗}} ||Mid ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}} ||{{✗}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[http://emu7800.sourceforge.net/ EMU7800]
 
|[http://emu7800.sourceforge.net/ EMU7800]
 
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows}}
 
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows}}
 
|[[sourceforge:projects/emu7800/files/emu7800/|1.8]]
 
|[[sourceforge:projects/emu7800/files/emu7800/|1.8]]
|{{✗}} ||Mid ||{{✗}} ||{{✗}}
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|{{✗}} ||Mid ||? ||{{✗}} ||{{✗}}
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|-
 +
|Virtual 2600
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|align=left|{{Icon|Windows|Linux|AmigaOS}}
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|v0.82
 +
|{{✗}} ||Low ||? ||{{✗}} ||{{✗}}
 
|-
 
|-
|[[BizHawk]]
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|Virtual VCS
 
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows}}
 
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows}}
|[http://tasvideos.org/BizHawk/ReleaseHistory.html {{BizHawkVer}}]
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|v0.60
|{{✗}} ||? ||{{}} ||{{✗}}
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|{{✗}} ||Low ||? ||{{}} ||{{✗}}
 
|-
 
|-
|Stellarator
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|VCS 2600
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows|Linux|macOS|FreeBSD}}
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|align=left|{{Icon|Windows}}
|[https://github.com/dpiponi/Stellarator git]
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|v1.0
|{{✗}} ||? ||{{}} ||{{✗}}
+
|{{✗}} ||Low ||? ||{{}} ||{{✗}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Gopher2600
 
|Gopher2600
 
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows|Linux}}
 
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows|Linux}}
 
|[https://github.com/JetSetIlly/Gopher2600 git]
 
|[https://github.com/JetSetIlly/Gopher2600 git]
|{{✗}} ||? ||{{✓}} ||{{✗}}
+
|{{✗}} ||? ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}} ||{{✗}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
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|Stellarator
! colspan="7"|Mobile / ARM
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|align=left|{{Icon|Windows|Linux|macOS|FreeBSD}}
 +
|[https://github.com/dpiponi/Stellarator git]
 +
|{{✗}} ||? ||? ||{{✓}} ||{{✗}}
 +
|-
 +
! colspan="8"|Mobile / ARM
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Stella<ref group=N name=libretro />
 
|Stella<ref group=N name=libretro />
|align=left|{{Icon|Andriod|iOS|Linux}}
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|align=left|{{Icon|Andriod|iOS|Linux|GP32}}
 
|3.4.1
 
|3.4.1
|{{✓}} ||? ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}}
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|{{✓}} ||? ||? ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}}
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|-
 +
|VCSE
 +
|align=left|{{Icon|GP32}}
 +
|?
 +
|{{✗}} ||? ||? ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
|2600.emu
 
|2600.emu
 
|align=left|{{Icon|Android}}
 
|align=left|{{Icon|Android}}
 
|[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.explusalpha.A2600Emu 1.5.51]
 
|[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.explusalpha.A2600Emu 1.5.51]
|{{✗}} ||? ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}}
+
|{{✗}} ||? ||? ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Ataroid
 
|Ataroid
 
|align=left|{{Icon|Android}}
 
|align=left|{{Icon|Android}}
|[https://www.emuparadise.me/emulators/files/user/com.androidemu.atari-5-1.0.4-691.rar 1.0.4]
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|[https://www.zophar.net/android/a2600/ataroid.html 1.0.4]
|{{✗}} ||? ||{{✗}} ||{{✗}}
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|{{✗}} ||? ||? ||{{✗}} ||{{✗}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
|g2600
 
|g2600
 
|align=left|{{Icon|Android}}
 
|align=left|{{Icon|Android}}
 
|[https://dl3.apk4now.com/129491/4c38c3024e2030259293b809d4ae2eb1adedb189/com.goodgorgon.play2600.apk 7.2.0]
 
|[https://dl3.apk4now.com/129491/4c38c3024e2030259293b809d4ae2eb1adedb189/com.goodgorgon.play2600.apk 7.2.0]
|{{✗}} ||? ||{{✗}} ||{{✗}}
+
|{{✗}} ||? ||? ||{{✗}} ||{{✗}}
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="7"|Console
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|Caanoo2600
 +
|align=left|{{Icon|Caanoo}}
 +
|[http://zx81.zx81.free.fr/serendipity/index.php?/archives/456-Caanoo-2600-Atari-2600-emulator-for-Caanoo-v1.1.0.html 1.1.0]
 +
|{{✗}} ||? ||? ||{{✗}} ||?
 +
|-
 +
! colspan="8"|Console
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Stella<ref group=N name=libretro>''Only available on consoles and mobile as a libretro core (e.g. [[RetroArch]]).''</ref>
 
|Stella<ref group=N name=libretro>''Only available on consoles and mobile as a libretro core (e.g. [[RetroArch]]).''</ref>
 
|align=left|{{Icon|PS3|PSP|PS2|DC}}<br>{{Icon|Wii|3DS|Switch}}
 
|align=left|{{Icon|PS3|PSP|PS2|DC}}<br>{{Icon|Wii|3DS|Switch}}
 
|3.4.1
 
|3.4.1
|{{✓}} ||? ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}}
+
|{{✓}} ||? ||? ||{{✓}} ||{{}}
|-
 
|VCSE<br/><small>Stella port to PSX & N64 & DC & GCN & Wii & PS2 & Xbox<small/>
 
|align=left|{{Icon|PSX|N64|DC|GCN|Wii|PS2}}<br/>{{Icon|Xbox}}
 
|?
 
|? ||? ||? ||?
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Wii2600
 
|Wii2600
 
|align=left|{{Icon|Wii}}
 
|align=left|{{Icon|Wii}}
 
|[https://github.com/arocchi/wii2600/releases git]
 
|[https://github.com/arocchi/wii2600/releases git]
|{{✗}} ||? ||{{~}} ||{{✓}}
+
|{{✗}} ||? ||{{✓}} ||{{~}} ||{{✓}}
 
|-
 
|-
|Stella DC<br/><small>Stella port to DC<small/>
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|Stella DC<br/><small>Stella Port to DC</small>
 
|align=left|{{Icon|DC}}
 
|align=left|{{Icon|DC}}
 
|[https://dcemulation.org/index.php?title=Stella_DC 0.2F]
 
|[https://dcemulation.org/index.php?title=Stella_DC 0.2F]
|{{✗}} ||? ||{{✗}} ||{{✓}}
+
|{{✗}} ||? ||? ||{{✗}} ||{{✓}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
|PSP2600
 
|PSP2600
 
|align=left|{{Icon|PSP}}
 
|align=left|{{Icon|PSP}}
 
|[http://www.mediafire.com/?tg4y5d25djkzwca 1.2.0]
 
|[http://www.mediafire.com/?tg4y5d25djkzwca 1.2.0]
|{{✗}} ||? ||{{✗}} ||{{✓}}
+
|{{✗}} ||? ||? ||{{✗}} ||{{✓}}
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="7"|Other
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! colspan="8"|Other
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1FPS Atari 2600 Emulator
 
|1FPS Atari 2600 Emulator
 
|Minecraft Datapacks
 
|Minecraft Datapacks
 
|[https://sethbling.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/Downloads/Builds/15seconds.zip 0.2]
 
|[https://sethbling.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/Downloads/Builds/15seconds.zip 0.2]
|{{✗}} ||? ||{{✓}} ||{{✗}}
+
|{{✗}} ||? ||? ||{{✓}} ||{{✗}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}

Latest revision as of 20:52, 1 June 2021

Atari VCS / Atari 2600
Atari-2600-Wood-4Sw-Set.png
Developer Atari, Inc.
Type Home video game console
Generation Second generation
Release date 1977
Discontinued 1992
Successor Atari 5200
Emulated

The Atari 2600 (also known as Video Computer System or simply VCS) is a second-generation console released by Atari on September 11, 1977. It retailed for $199.99 and had a 6507 CPU at 1.19 MHz with 128 bytes of RAM. It had a 160x192 16-color, out of 128, display.

Emulators[edit]

Name Platform(s) Latest Version Libretro Core Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
PC / x86
Stella Windows Linux macOS AmigaOS FreeBSD 6.5.3 Cycle
MAME Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 0.232 Cycle ?
Z64K Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 2.0.0 Cycle ?
javatari
javatari.js (old)
Web 5.0.3 ?
Pantheon Windows 10.414 High ~
PCAE Windows MS-DOS 2.6
2.7
High ? ~
z26 Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 4.07 High ? ~
BizHawk Windows 2.6.2 ? ?
CLK Linux macOS FreeBSD git Mid
EMU7800 Windows 1.8 Mid ?
Virtual 2600 Windows Linux AmigaOS v0.82 Low ?
Virtual VCS Windows v0.60 Low ?
VCS 2600 Windows v1.0 Low ?
Gopher2600 Windows Linux git ?
Stellarator Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD git ? ?
Mobile / ARM
Stella[N 1] iOS Linux GP32 3.4.1 ? ?
VCSE GP32 ? ? ?
2600.emu Android 1.5.51 ? ?
Ataroid Android 1.0.4 ? ?
g2600 Android 7.2.0 ? ?
Caanoo2600 Caanoo 1.1.0 ? ? ?
Console
Stella[N 1] PlayStation 3 PSP PlayStation 2 Dreamcast
Wii Nintendo 3DS Switch
3.4.1 ? ?
Wii2600 Wii git ? ~
Stella DC
Stella Port to DC
Dreamcast 0.2F ? ?
PSP2600 PSP 1.2.0 ? ?
Other
1FPS Atari 2600 Emulator Minecraft Datapacks 0.2 ? ?
  1. 1.0 1.1 Only available on consoles and mobile as a libretro core (e.g. RetroArch).

External links[edit]

Internet Archive[edit]

Atari logo.png
Consoles: Atari 2600Atari 5200Atari 7800Atari XEGSAtari Jaguar
Handhelds: Atari Lynx
Computers: Atari 8-bitAtari ST