Saturday, January 20. 2007
Stella is the best emulator of Atari 2600 game console, running on many
different systems, such as Linux, Solaris, Windows, MacOS/X WinCE, OS/2, GP2X.
It has been written initially by Bradford Mott, see Stella site for details.
PSP2600 is a port on PSP of the version v2.2 of Stella. It's based on the work
of David Voswinkel, who was the first to port Stella to PSP.
It has been developped on linux for Firmware 1.5 and i hope it works also
for 2.x using the great eloader (0.99x) from http://www.noobz.eu/.
How to use it ? Everything is in the README.txt file.
Sources are included, and this package is under the GNU public license,
read COPYING.txt file for more information about it.
Many thanks to Gelon for his beautiful icons, to the Stella team
for this nice emulator, and to all PSPSDK developpers.
If you want to discuss on this emulator, you can do it here :
zx81's forum on dcemu network
UPDATE: The first who ported Stella to PSP was Aenea ... Sorry for this mistake (His name wasn't on the official stella web site, that might explain my error) ...
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When I click on Load ROM my PSP locks up. Using the 1.5x version.
You have may be put to many roms in your rom folder ... You can overcome this problem, by using subfolders such as a-f, g-k l-z, and split your rom files in those three (or more) sub-directories.
Is it possible to add the ability to run different games from inside the same zip file. As having each game in individual zip file makes them a minimum of 16k on my card, it will not format any lower than that. It would save a lot of space
Althought this is a great emulator its NOT the best atleast for the windows OS IMO. I have found that although stella is great overall, it lacks 100% true sound emulation. Having played atari forever it seems, I have all of the sounds of my favorite game (Frostbite) tattoo'd in my brain, and although game play on stella is 100% the sounds are lacking... one emu that I know is opensource that seems to have 100% sound emulation is Z26. (http://www.whimsey.com/z26/z26.html) it would be nice if someone could mess around with this emu, and get it running on PSP. PS - There is a Linux source as well. Nice job though don't get me wrong I'm not bashing this as its not a flaw of the port rather of the emulator.
An unzipped rom takes between 4k and 16k, so 1000 roms takes let's say 10 Mb ... So you're talking about to save 2 or 3 Mb on a 4 Gb or 2 Gb memory stick ?
Is anyone else having trouble with the games that required the paddle?