Last updated on October 8th, 2023 at 06:22 pm
The popularity of the Atari 2600 VCS is what really began the video game movement. Developed by Atari and led by Nolan Bushnell, the Atari 2600 was released in 1977 after Atari merged with Warner Communications.
But the story really begins in 1975 when Atari sold about 150,000 Pong units through the Sears sporting goods department.
This deal generated millions in profits for Atari. Money they would put to use developing the next big thing: The Atari Video Computer System,
later renamed the Atari 2600. (Imagine why Sears marketed their own version of the 2600 and games!)
Even after the 2600 was launched in 1977, it wasn’t a huge success. It took the conversion of a phenomenal arcade game, Space Invaders, to really convince kids that they needed one.
-The Atari 2600 Video Computer System (VCS), introduced in 1977, was the most popular home video game system of the early 1980’s.
Now you can enjoy all of your favorite Atari 2600 games on your PC thanks to Stella!
Stella is a multi-platform Atari 2600 VCS emulator released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Stella was originally developed for Linux by Bradford W. Mott, however, since its original release several people have joined the development team to port Stella to other operating systems such as AcornOS, AmigaOS, DOS, FreeBSD, IRIX, Linux, OS/2, MacOS, Unix, and Windows.
The development team is working hard to perfect the emulator and we hope you enjoy our effort.
On this site you’ll find information about downloading, installing, using, and enhancing Stella.
You’ll also find useful information about the Atari 2600 and emulation.
Atari 2600 Info and Specifics :
-One of the best Info Resource available on the net for Atari System
-Neat portal for Atari Commerce and Revival
The MasterList of Atari 2600 cartridges
-Little scans of Atari 2600 Cartridge Videogames
Atari High Quality formerly HQ
-High Quality Info and Presentation
AtariHQ Division PAL
-Division of Atari HQ
-A nice site for all your Atari needs
First loyalties lie to Atari first !
A VERY DIAMOND IN THE ATARI ROOF !
The Story of Atari DRAM BlackMarket and FBI over it
Atari 2600 Specs
Processor: 6507 (8-bit @ 1.19 MHz)
Sound: 2 channel
Resolution: 304 x 192
Colors: 16 colors onscreen + 8 levels of brightness
(California Games displays 256 colors onscreen)
Memory: 128 Bytes
Original 1977 Price: $199
Special Features: First video game system with a CPU,
Faux woodgrain finish on early models, 1-button joystick, 16K games
using bankswitching techniques, enduring legacy
Games List :
-Atlantis (1982) Activision – Imagic
-Demon Attack (1982-1983) Activision – Imagic
-Espial (1983) Tigervision
-Packong (1982?) Starsoft – ntsc Conversion
-Planet Patrol (1982) Spectravision – Spectravideo
-Space Raid (1983?) Rainbow Vision
-Spiderdroid (1987) Froggo
Total Items : 
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