on in many form factors
Last month I
mentioned that Ataris are still alive and well
all over the world, from the largest country
to the smallest islands. Along the same lines,
almost every modern major operating system has
an emulation program allowing the use of Atari
software in the form of ROM files.
Atari is still
finding new ways of making it onto all types
of operating systems as seen at this link on
Atari Linux emulators: http://simon.mooli.org.uk/LXF/Atari/Atari.html
arch rivals, the Atari and Apple worlds have
worked together at the user level for years.
We had the Magic Sac and Spectre 128 for our
STs to emulate the Macintosh. Now the Mac world
has its Atari emulators. Talk about full circle.
Atari on an Apple
Atari not only
runs on Linux, but Unix as well. Atari on Unix:
PDA / Pocket
As noted before,
you can run an Atari on your PDA as well as
your desktop PC. Atari on a Pocket PC: http://www.zophar.net/ppc/atari.html
from all over the world crowd the Windows PC
desktops. This may include the ST, XL, or even
2600 VCS emulators. Atari on a Windows PC: http://pcdesktops.emuunlim.com/emu-atari01-05.shtml
Last but not
least you get various flavors of each type of
emulator. This helps keep Atari alive for the
guys who have given up their hardware, but not
their love for Atari. Atari Stuff emulators:
If you want more
information on how these emulators work contact
Matthew Preston at firstname.lastname@example.org,
he is our resident emulation expert.
So if keeping
the old Atari hardware is no longer something
you want to do, just find the emulator that
meets your needs and load it on whatever flavor
OS you are currently using.
On a final note,
a desktop designer recently sent a link
to me of his Atari 2600 flavored desktop images.
What a wonderful
assortment of old Atari and other video game
desktops. Check out http://www.kjeldesign.com/desktops/atari_2600/index.html.
Next month a
little venture into a new operating system that
will work on several older computers. RTDOS
will it work the way it is billed?