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Stella Multi-platform Atari 2600 VCS Emulator v3.3 for PS3 Arrives


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184w ago - Today PS3 hacker Robo Hobo has ported the Stella Multi-platform Atari 2600 VCS emulator v3.3 to PlayStation 3 for Custom Firmware users.

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To quote: Here is a package for cfw users. There is a readme in the zip explaining the, still rather sloppy, input scheme. Otherwise it is based very closely to the original source of stella 3.3. All of the input modes and overlays are part of sdcell.

From the ReadMe file: Stella 3.3 for PlayStation 3

This is a light port of stella using the sdcell library. Only changes necessary for the PS3 were made to the source.

The interface is still a little rough around the edges.

Inputs:

•Press R3 to toggle between 'soft mouse' and joystick mode.
•In soft mouse mode, use the left stick to move the cursor, Cross to left click, and Square to Right click.
•In joystick mode the gamepad acts as a standard SDL Joystick, with the exception that the L3 and R3 buttons are unavailable for use.
•In soft mouse mode press L3 to toggle the on screen keyboard. As of this writing the osk in barely functional. While their state is tracked, the modifier keys have no effect on input.
•USB keyboards and mice are supported. But are not thoroughly tested.



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#6 - elser1 - 183w ago
i can't see a comparison between great artists etc and atari mate LOL.. saying that this was my first console back in early 80s and brought many hrs of joy to me.. consoles came so far.. thank god.

thanks for the work but i agree, come on mate , an emulator for ps3.. geees.. isn't there something better to work on.. like ps1 and ps2..
leave 2 bit in past.

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#5 - ijuakos - 183w ago
Quote Originally Posted by Drakhen View Post
Not knocking this guys work and all, but do people seriously need to play these old systems on there ps3? I mean come on a atari 2600 emulator?


Do people seriously need to read Shakespeare, Homer, or other old literary works? No, they don't *need* to, but playing emulators and games for older systems is the gaming equivalent of people reading these older works of art in the literary world.

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#4 - PS3 News - 183w ago
Here is a minor update to the Stella Multi-platform Atari 2600 VCS emulator bringing it to verion 3.3 r3 for PS3 Custom Firmware users with changes detailed below.

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Stella v3.3 r3 for PS3 Changelog:

  • Fixed menu Blocking

Installation:

  • Extract the archive
  • Place. pkg to the root of a USB key
  • Start the installation of this. pkg life on the PS3 "install package file"


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robgudgeon's Avatar
#3 - robgudgeon - 184w ago
this was the first games system I played with my Dad, that got me hooked on gaming. Brings back some serious nostalgia playing this, am even tempted to get my Dad round for a session

from a developer's point of view, I think a lot of these are done because they can be, and as a project for people to cut their teeth on, rather than because bucketloads of people are likely to use it, but I for one am really chuffed this has been released. would love to see an Apple IIe emu too, that would probably tempt my Dad into buying a PS3.

barrybarryk's Avatar
#2 - barrybarryk - 184w ago
yep, hardware breaks and gets rarer over time but good games shouldn't get lost because of it. You might think the games are primitive and rubbish but some kids are going to think the same thing about Killzone 3 and the like in 10 years.

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