Stella for Mac

Stella for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 12 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.9.2
  • Total Downloads:
    3,317
  • Date Added:
    August 31, 2013
  • File Size:
    5.5MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8

Editors' Review

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As new game consoles continue to come out, users often want to re-experience old games they played when they were younger. Stella for Mac allows you to play Atari games on your Mac, although its controls are problematic.

Available as a freeware program, Stella for Mac installs quickly without any problems. The program immediately prompts the user to designate a location where Atari game files are to be stored on the computer. Users should note that the program is an Atari emulator. There are no games included with it and users will have to find their own sources of ROMs to download; these are easy to find with a quick Internet search. Once the games are placed in the designated folder, the program finds them quickly. A menu is easy to locate for loading the games. Unfortunately, fine-tuning controls and other game options are less intuitive and require much trial and error. This is especially problematic since the default keyboard controls are hard to use. But the actual graphics of the games match their original Atari counterparts and play as smoothly as expected. A small collection of games to accompany the program would have been a nice addition, as would instructions or a more easy-to-use interface.

For those users who want to play Atari games on their Mac, Stella for Mac works as intended, although its confusing interface may prove problematic for some users.

 
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4 stars

"New Developer Website Link - The old URL was abandoned"

September 01, 2013  |  By zunipus

 |  Version: Stella 3.9.2

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Here is the active developer site URL for those interested:
http://stella.sourceforge.net

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http://stella.sourceforge.net

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.9.2

- Improved parsing of the DASM lst file for the debugger disassembly; it sometimes missed constant declarations.
- Changed 'usemouse' argument from a true/false option to accept 'always', 'analog' and 'never'. This allows to use the mouse as a controller under more specific circumstances. The default is 'analog', which means the mouse is only used to emulate analog-like devices (paddles, trackball, etc).
- Added ability to use bold fonts within the debugger window, which can be set with the 'dbg.fontstyle' commandline argument as well as in the debugger UI Settings dialog. This is useful for those that find the current font too narrow.
- Renamed 'debuggerres' argument to 'dbg.res'. All future debugger- specific options will start with 'dbg.'.
- The TIA 'zoom' area in the debugger now supports scrolling the mouse wheel (currently up/down only, as I don't have a sideways scrolling mouse to test with).
General
Publisher emulation.net
Publisher web site http://emulation.net/
Release Date August 31, 2013
Date Added August 31, 2013
Version 3.9.2
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Arcade Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.6
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.5MB
File Name Stella-4.2-macosx.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,317
Downloads Last Week 9
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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