Stella for Mac

Stella for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.2
  • Total Downloads:
    3,384
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 28, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.5MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #22 in Arcade Games

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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User Reviews
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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

Pros

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

Cons

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

Summary

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

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1 stars

"Where's the ROM ?"

September 19, 2010  |  By macmidiguy

 |  Version: Stella 3.2.2

Pros

Nothing if you can't play the game.

Cons

No ROM provided: what a waste of download.

Summary

Version Tracker just wasted my time by not giving us the ROM.

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5 stars

"Great emulator of the Atari VCS"

April 29, 2010  |  By richard_h

 |  Version: Stella 3.1.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I use Stella for Mac a long time now, and it gets better every update. highly recommended to bring back you favourite games from your childhood. runs stable on 10.6 (download the intel-10.6 version from developer page). the only thing which is not perfect is the emulation of the old TV-set (open gl effects)

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4 stars

"This is the wrong version! Version 2.3.5 is out"

January 27, 2007  |  By peterpayne

 |  Version: Stella 2.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Go here and click the downloads link. Looks like this wasn't updated here.

http://stella.sourceforge.net/

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.2
  • Text input from non-US keyboard layouts is now supported. Note that all text in Stella is still ASCII-only, but at least it can now be entered using a native layout.
  • Related to the text input changes, the debugger Alt-combo shortcuts have been changed; they now use the same key but with Control instead of Alt (Control-F for frame advance, etc).
  • Controllers are now detected dynamically by Stella. This means that you can plug/unplug joysticks/paddles/etc while Stella is running, and they will be added and removed automatically. Also fixed is a bug whereby sometimes custom joystick mappings weren't being saved.
  • The 'cpurandom' option is now broken down by register type, so you can selectively enable/disable randomization for each one. The default is to disable randomization for all registers.
  • Fixed 'MDM' scheme to trigger bankswitching on writes to hotspots (previously it only triggered on reads). Also, the scheme has been modified as originally designed by E. Blink; hotspots are now in the range $800-$BFF instead of $800-$FFF.
  • The OSX app-icon now includes 32x32 and 16x16 versions, so 'small' icons will be viewable in 'Finder', 'Get Info', etc.
  • The Linux port now uses an app-icon; this seems to be needed for some window managers.
General
Publisher emulation.net
Publisher web site http://emulation.net/
Release Date October 28, 2014
Date Added October 28, 2014
Version 4.2
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Arcade Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.5MB
File Name Stella-4.2-macosx.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,384
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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