Stella - Atari 2600 Emulator / News: Recent posts

Stella 3.3 released

This release greatly improves disassembled output in the debugger, adds several new debugger features, and fixes video crashes/flicking in various video modes.

Posted by Steve Anthony 2010-11-12

Stella 3.2.2 released

This release fixes a bug in window centering when the window is smaller than the desktop. In such a case, the window would be completely hidden instead of being centered.

Posted by Steve Anthony 2010-09-19

Stella 3.2.1 released

Fixed major bug in debugger rewinding; bankswitched ROMs weren't being rewound correctly. Fixed (hopefully) final issues in joystick hat handling.

Posted by Steve Anthony 2010-08-25

Stella 3.2 released

Major changes for this release include improved joystick navigation (particularly for analog axes) and many debugger/disassembler improvements.

Posted by Steve Anthony 2010-08-20

Stella 3.1.2 released

This bugfix release for 3.1 adds more complete support for DPC+ bankswitch scheme, and improved logging output.

Posted by Steve Anthony 2010-05-03

Stella release 3.1.1

This bugfix release for 3.1 includes fixes for crashes when using RIOT IO registers and labels from the debugger prompt, and updates to the DPC+ bankswitch scheme.

Posted by Steve Anthony 2010-04-27

Stella release 3.1

Major changes for this release are fixes for lockups when changing video modes, and a greatly improved disassembler (based on the Distella project). Many other debugger improvements are also included.

Posted by Steve Anthony 2010-04-22

Stella release 3.0

This major release includes totally revamped TIA emulation, including cycle-exact emulation of 'illegal' HMOVEs. Many debugger improvements were also added.

Posted by Steve Anthony 2009-09-11

Stella release 2.8.4

Major change for this release is for a potential lockup after running the app for ~ 71 minutes.

Posted by Steve Anthony 2009-07-04

Stella release 2.8.3

This release fixes a major application crash bug if you use OpenGL mode and the OpenGL version is less than 2.0

Posted by Steve Anthony 2009-06-25

Stella release 2.8.2

This release fixes issues in OpenGL autodetection, and adds back the ability to use '\' in UI text fields.

Posted by Steve Anthony 2009-06-23

Stella release 2.8.1

Major changes for this release include OpenGL detection fixes for Windows, and support for more bankswitching schemes.

Posted by Steve Anthony 2009-06-19

Stella release 2.8

Major changes for this release include 'CRT Simulation' effects from the Georgia Tech Atari team, and several updates to the core bankswitching and debugger area.

Posted by Steve Anthony 2009-06-09

Stella release 2.7.7

* Corrected emulation of CPU opcodes involving 'decimal' mode (ADC/RRA and SBC/ISB). Special thanks to SeaGtGruff and others on the Stella mailing list for in-depth discussion and creation of test ROMs.

* Fixed bug in F4SC bankswitching mode; writes to bankswitch addresses weren't triggering a bank switch.

* Changed internal sound frequency of Pitfall 2 from 15.75KHz to 20KHz, as this sounds much more authentic when compared to a real cartridge.

Posted by Steve Anthony 2009-05-01

Stella release 2.7.6

Major changes for this release include 'EF' and 'EFSC' bankswitching support, and autodetection fixes for several other bankswitch schemes.

Posted by Steve Anthony 2009-04-15

Stella release 2.7.5

See the included Changelog for a complete list of detailed changes. The major features of this release are as follows:

* Fixed 'red screen' bug in OpenGL mode with ATI video cards

* Improvements to TIA SCORE/Priority emulation

* UI improvements to the ROM launcher and debugger

Posted by Steve Anthony 2009-03-27

Stella release 2.7.3a

This is a quick bugfix release for 2.7.3 for Windows only. Fixed issue with basedir.txt functionality, where pathnames with spaces weren't being parsed correctly.

Posted by Steve Anthony 2009-02-09

Stella release 2.7.3

Stella is a multi-platform Atari 2600 VCS emulator. It allows you to play all of your favorite Atari 2600 games again! Stella was originally developed for Linux by Bradford W. Mott, however, it has been ported to a number of other platforms.

Major changes for this release include a fix for 24-bit software rendering mode, and relocatable config base directory for Win32 port.

Posted by Steve Anthony 2009-02-09

Stella release 2.7.2 (don't download 2.7.1)

Stella is a multi-platform Atari 2600 VCS emulator. It allows you to play all of your favorite Atari 2600 games again! Stella was originally developed for Linux by Bradford W. Mott, however, it has been ported to a number of other platforms.

This release fixes a major bug in 2.7.1; renaming ROMs with the ROM Audit functionality created files with no extension.

Posted by Steve Anthony 2009-01-26

Stella release 2.7.1

Stella is a multi-platform Atari 2600 VCS emulator. It allows you to play all of your favorite Atari 2600 games again! Stella was originally developed for Linux by Bradford W. Mott, however, it has been ported to a number of other platforms.

This release fixes a few bugs that slipped through in 2.7, but also adds a few requested features (filtering textbox, separate aspect ratio settings for NTSC and PAL, etc).

Posted by Steve Anthony 2009-01-26

Stella release 2.7

Stella is a multi-platform Atari 2600 VCS emulator. It allows you to play all of your favorite Atari 2600 games again! Stella was originally developed for Linux by Bradford W. Mott, however, it has been ported to a number of other platforms.

See the included Changelog for a complete list of detailed changes. The major features of this release are a completely reworked ROM lauuncher and new UI, updates properties database (RomHunter-v/4) and many emulation fixes.

Posted by Steve Anthony 2009-01-19

Stella: release 2.6.1

Stella is a multi-platform Atari 2600 VCS emulator. It allows you to play all of your favorite Atari 2600 games again! Stella was originally developed for Linux by Bradford W. Mott, however, it has been ported to a number of other platforms.

See the included Changelog for a complete list of detailed changes. The major features of this release are better timing support, and bugfixes to the 2.6.1 release.

Posted by Steve Anthony 2008-05-23

Stella release 2.6

See the included Changelog for a complete list of detailed changes. The major features of this release are as follows:

* AtariVox and SaveKey emulation, with support for a real AtariVox

* Added trackball controller emulation

* Improvements to the debugger

Posted by Steve Anthony 2008-05-16

Stella release 2.5.1

This is a bugfix update for the recent 2.5 release; however, several new features were added. See the Changelog for more details.

Posted by Steve Anthony 2008-04-09

Stella release 2.5

See the included Changelog for a complete list of detailed changes. The major features of this release are as follows:

* ROM Info viewer in ROM launcher

* ROM Audit support

* Added bankswitching support for 0840, SB, X07 and 4A50.

Posted by Steve Anthony 2008-03-27