Atari 2600 emulators

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Atari VCS / Atari 2600
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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         6.6 Cycle
MAME         0.243 Cycle
Z64K   2.0.0 (2021-12-26) Cycle
javatari
javatari.js (old)
  5.0.3 ?
Pantheon   11.468 High ~
PCAE     2.6
2.7
High ~
z26           4.07 High ~
BizHawk   2.8 ?
Gopher2600     git High
CLK       2022-04-17 Mid
EMU7800   5.1.0.0 Mid
Stellarator         git ?
Virtual 2600       0.82 Low
Virtual VCS   0.60 Low
VCS 2600   1.0 Low
Mobile / ARM
Stella[N 1]       6.6 ?
VCSE   ? ? ?
Stella - Pyra   0.1 ?
2600.emu     1.5.59
1.5.46.02 Pyra
? ?
Ataroid   1.0.4 ?
g2600   7.2.0 ?
Caanoo2600   1.1.0 ? ?
Console
Stella[N 1]    
     
6.6 ?
Wii2600   git ? ~
Stella DC   0.2F ?
PSP2600   1.2.0
Source (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).

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