Welcome to the Virtual 2600 home page. Virtual 2600 is a portable emulation of the Atari 2600 game console that currently runs on UN*X/X11, SVGAlib, Amiga and DOS. Virtual 2600 was formerly known as X2600, and has been renamed as it is no longer restricted to X windows. Some features:
The X11 version supports a Lesstif/Motif based GUI where available.
7th April 1998.
13th February 1998.
Virtual 2600 now runs quite a lot of games. Here are some pictures:
And there is an integrated debugger. which allows single stepping on either the instruction or raster level, along with processor and hardware register inspection/alteration.
The first release that has DOS support merged in to the main trunk. See the Software section to get the DOS program files. Also includes a default game, the freeware Okiedokie!
This gets a big version number jump as the Linux version now supports sound using Ron Frie's TIA sound library. NAS sound should still work on non-Linux unices.
I have included John Richardson's Motif patches. ./configure --with-motif works on my system under Lesstif and the resulting binary runs but will not respond to key presses. The FWF, SVGAlib and DOS ports should be unaffected.
Small source code fixes (DOS, X11), does not affect 0.70 binaries below.
This release adds more speed, better X11 portability and the ability to run many more games due to improvements in the bank switching code. It is approx 30-50% faster than beta 2.
I implemented a GNU autoconf front end to make building easier. And I have add sound support using NAS. I have got the pure tone waveforms working, but still need good quality samples of the others. If you have patches that got Virtual 2600 to run on other architectures I would be pleased to recieve them.
I prepared a v1.0b1 release of x2600 based on the version I used to give my project demonstration. It was really only interesting for historical (hysterical?) purposes.
WARNING: This release is not stable without some hacking. I suggest you get the latest release as it is about three times faster.
Remember to -click (unless you wanted the files as text:),
Get to the various sections by clicking on the links under the Virtual 2600 logo. V2600 home is this page, Software has the downloads, Mailing List gives mailing list details, People gives some credits and Links gives some net resources for finding out more.
Virtual 2600 is copyright Alex Hornby and others under the terms of the GNU General Public License and contains GPLed code from the Free Widget Foundation, and the X64 project ( Noteably the basis for the cpu emulation, and the X based debugger.)
Alex HornbyLast modified: Tue Jun 10 22:22:04 BST 2003