Stella for Mac

Stella for Mac

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

Version:
3.9.2
File Size:
5.49MB
Date Added:
August 31, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8
Total Downloads:
3,258
Downloads Last Week:
4
Product ranking:
#11 in Arcade Games
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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    4.4

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star: 8
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    4.0

    out of 1 votes

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    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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    "New Developer Website Link - The old URL was abandoned"

    September 01, 2013   |   By zunipus

    Version: Stella 3.9.2

    Pros

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

    Cons

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    http://stella.sourceforge.net

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