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Re: 8-bit Atari (XL/XE) emulator

Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:22 pm
by geo650
erdem_ua wrote:Thanks for second release. You can put it to download area with sources.
I think it's better to put documentation to Wiki page too.
And also good to be indicate that game roms locations at wiki page too :)
Gonna try second release.
Now you can download Atari800 emulator directly from project SamyGO files section:
Documentation on Wiki... maybe some day.

Re: 8-bit Atari (XL/XE) emulator

Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:35 pm
by geo650
UI menu uses keyboard since games usually use joystick.
Remote control is not good to emulate joystick. Use USB keyboard instead. Or, make an interface for original Atari joystick (I've made it today!) I am starting Wiki page for this emulator. Until it is complete, refer to included documentation and original Atari800 website.

Re: 8-bit Atari (XL/XE) emulator

Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:40 pm
by geo650
alexri-de wrote:How did you make your joystick? Please say, that you modded an original one :P
Actually I didn't mod my joystick. I modded my keyboard. Please take a look: ... #Joysticks

Re: 8-bit Atari (XL/XE) emulator

Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:23 pm
by geo650
When somebody (who I know) first saw Content Library and other additions he said that "this TV has built-in mobile phone". I must say, he wasn't wrong.

Consider TV's processing power as 2...3-year-old mobile phone or palmtop. If somebody created a working emulator on such platform (Symbian S60, UIQ, Windows Mobile 5/6/CE with 300-400MHz CPU) then probably you can make such emulator for Samsung TV. In my B650 there is ARM1176 CPU with 600MHz clock speed. It is enough for emulating old 8-bit machines but it can be not enough to emulate Amiga or Atari ST for example. Definitely there is no chance to emulate PS3, Wii or XBOX at 100% speed. Good news is that the disk space is not limited since we can always attach an external drive. There are of course some other hardware limitations. We also need a knowledge to access some piece of hardware directly.

I wish I could see other emulators for Samsung TV. I am not going to port another one, though.

Atari800 emulator - v2.1 Release 3

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:58 pm
by moras86
geo650 update his emulator:

Atari800 (v2.1 Release 3)


  • new source code base (dated on 2009-09-19)
  • no dirty margins in narrow (FULL) width mode
  • changed starting screen width mode from DEFAULT to FULL (narrow, 4:3)
  • better remote control support in setup menu
  • better performance for SOURCE and TTX/MIX buttons
  • fixed loader module
  • removed some debug calls
  • reduced size of emulator's binary files
  • updated documentation
Short using instruction:
  • download archive from link bellow
  • unpack it to FAT formated USB drive
  • download original Atari ROM's files form here
  • put files ATARIBAS.ROM, ATARIOSB.ROM and ATARIXL.ROM into 'ROM' folder (inside main app directory)
  • find and copy Atari binaries/images (games) into 'files' folder
  • connect USB Keyboard to TV
  • connect pendrive with app to TV and run Atari800 emulator [standard: Content Library -> Game]
  • Why older release, 2.1.0 not 2.2.1, has been ported?
    Because there are performance problems with new releases.
More informations in readme file inside archive and at Wiki page.

Download: Atari800
File size: 0,71 MB

Re: 8-bit Atari (XL/XE) emulator

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:09 am
by erdem_ua
Thanks Moras & Geo650. :)