essential atari links
A selected set of almost 200 links to Atari related websites and pages. The focus is on actively
maintained software, hardware, and websites. This page will be updated on a more or less regular basis.
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ARAnyM - 1.1.0 (Apr 14, 2019)
Virtual machine software for running Atari ST/TT/Falcon030 operating systems and TOS/GEM applications on any kind of hardware.
Atari800 - 4.2.0 (Dec 28, 2019) - New!
Atari 8-bit emulator available for many platforms, including the Atari Falcon030 and FireBee.
FX68K is fully synchronus 68000 cycle accurate core written in SystemVerilog.
Hatari - 2.2.1 (Feb 8, 2019)
Atari ST/STE/TT/Falcon030 emulator for GNU/Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Windows.
Hatari development builds (Linux and Windows)
Continuous development builds of Hatari for Linux and Windows. For the latest build click here.
Hatari development builds (macOS)
Continuous development builds of Hatari for macOS.
Rastari - 1.0 (Nov 23, 2018)
Rastari allows you to turn your Raspberry Pi into an Atari Computer (ST, STE, TT030, or Falcon030).
SainT - 2.4 (Dec 12, 2015)
Windows based cycle accurate Atari ST emulator.
Steem SSE - 4.0.0 (Nov 30, 2019) - New version!
Open source Atari ST and STE emulator (based on Steem Engine) for Windows and Linux.
Atari TOS images
Images of all TOS versions (in multiple languages) released by Atari.
EmuTOS - 0.9.12 (Oct 14, 2019)
EmuTOS is an open source operating system for Atari computers and emulators with features similar to TOS.
Hardware shop for retro computers that among other things carries an internal SCSI adapter for the Falcon030 and a compact version of the SatanDisk.
Primarily sells restored Atari computers, but also TOS ROMs and some other hardware add-ons.
Replacement parts and accessories for all Atari game systems and computers.
Black Cat Hardware
Schematics for many Atari computers and a hardware shop selling Atari test cartridges, Falcon030/TT memory expansions, Falcon030 NVRAM replacements, and more!
Parts and components for Atari (and Amiga) computers.
A redesign of the ultimate hardware add-on for the Atari. Provides mass storage using SD cards or USB media, FDD emulation, network support with shared folders,
USB mouse, keyboard and joystick support, and more.
Atari hardware shop with an impressive selection of Atari kits, upgrades and spare parts.
Falcon030 clock patch
Explanation of the clock patch for Falcon030 computers, including the history of all known schematic diagrams and PCB revisions.
HxC Floppy Emulator
Floppy disk drive replacement (with SD card or USB port) for the Atari.
Hardware shop selling the GigaFile SD Card Drive and the Suska board (the Atari STE reimplemented in a single FPGA).
Jookie's Home Page
Home of several Atari hardware projects, such as the UltraSatan and CosmosEx.
Lightning ST: USB and IDE Interface (ST)
Internal add-on card for the Atari ST that provides an IDE interface and two USB interfaces. Contact thunderstorm[at]tuxie[dot]de, for more information and availability.
At Atari-Forum: Lightning ST - USB & IDE for STs - Ready to order!
Lightning VME: USB Interface (MegaSTE/TT030)
Internal plug-in card that provides the Atari TT and the MegaSTE with two USB interfaces. Contact thunderstorm[at]tuxie[dot]de, for more information and availability.
At Exxos Forum: Lightning VME open Order.
OSSC (Open Source Scan Converter)
The optimal solution for connecting your Atari (or any other old computer or video game console) to a modern monitor or TV.
The ultimate/official online source for the CT2/CT60/CTPCI Falcon030 hardware accelerators.
The LaST Upgrade
Guides to many hardware modifications to the Atari ST and Falcon030.
Hardware shop with hardware add-ons for many retro computers, including the Atari.
The Atari ST (and many other systems) reimplemented in an FPGA.
Inexpensive and simple solution for file transfers between your Atari and Windows/macOS/Linux computer.
Also provides scripting and remote execution of exectuable files.
Recovering Atari ST ASIC Designs
Schematics of Atari ST computer chips.
Store with a lot of useful Atari hardware to great prices.
Hardware store selling Atari computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, cables, etc.
Storm: TT-RAM extension (TT030)
Plug and play memory extension for the Atari TT030, allowing up to 256 MB TT-RAM using standard PS/2 memory modules. Both FastPage and EDO burst modes are supported.
Contact thunderstorm[at]tuxie[dot]de for more information and availability.
Thunder: IDE Interface (TT030)
IDE interface for the Atari TT030 with transfer rates up to 6 MB/s. For more information and availability, contact thunderstorm[at]tuxie[dot]de.
UltraSatan Case (for 3d printing)
An alternative case for the UltraSatan, showcased here.
Wizztronics has supported the Atari community for over 30 years, and seems to still be offering Atari-repairs.
AHCC - 5.6 (Nov 30, 2017)
A Pure C compatible compiler/assembler for Atari 16/32 computers.
Home of ExtenDOS, CD Writer Suite and Diamond Edge for Atari 16/32 computers. Diamond Edge has been released as open source and ExtenDOS as freeware.
Apex Media - 2.41+ (Apr 13, 2015)
Commercial graphics package for the Atari Falcon030 now available for free.
Atari ST - Essential Software
A collection of software for Atari 16/32 computers available for download.
CD Writer Suite - 4.1 (Apr 2, 2019)
The suite of software for writing CDs and DVDs from Anodyne Software is now available as freeware!
CT60 Boot ROM - 1.05 (Mar 6, 2019)
A bugfixed and enhanced (Setup, CTPCI IDE Support) Boot ROM for your CT60/CT63/CT60e.
Diamond Edge - 2.57 (Jan 22, 2017)
The well-known disk management tool, previously distributed by Oregon Research. Now released as open-source!
ExtenDOS - 4.1 (Sep 18, 2016)
Provides access to CDs through most SCSI and ATAPI CD-ROM drives and CD recorders. In addition, ExtenDOS 4 supports standard MMC DVD drives, both readers and recorders! Now released as freeware!
Website serving as a frontend for the freemint github repositories. See the "All FreeMiNT builds again available and more!" thread at Atari-Forum for more information.
HDDriver - 10.18 (Dec 14, 2019) - New version!
The most versatile driver for mass storage devices on Atari 16/32 computers. Commercial software.
Falcdate - 1.0.3 (Jun 27, 2017)
Use the internet connection of your Atari Falcon030 to work around a flat battery in the NVRAM chip.
GCC for FreeMiNT - 7.5.0 (Dec 30, 2019) - New version!
The GCC compiler ported for FreeMiNT.
Geneva - 1.0.8 (Feb 11, 2018)
The previously commercial multi-tasking environment Geneva from Gribnif Software is now available as freeware.
KK Commander - 1.6f (Jan 26, 2019)
Clone of Total Commander for Atari 16/32 computers (GEM application). More software by Rahah Lones can be found here.
Litchi - 1.3i (Aug 4, 2019)
FTP client able to handle secure connections for Atari 16/32 computers (GEM application). More software by Rahah Lones can be found here.
MaxYMiser - 1.34 (Feb, 2019)
One of the best and most up-to-date chip trackers for the Atari ST and STE. Also compatible with the Atari TT030 and Falcon030.
MJ Mail - 0.1.77 (Apr 2, 2019)
Mail client with very modest system requirements, a built-in text editor, and up to 9 user profiles. For any Atari TOS computer with at least 1MB of RAM (GEM application).
MyAES - 0.97 patch 8 (Dec 10, 2017)
Alternative and more modern AES (graphical user interface) for Atari 16/32 computers.
MyMail - 1.96 (Feb 14, 2013)
Mail client for Atari TOS compatible computers (GEM application).
NeoDesk 4 - 4.0.6 (Feb 11, 2018)
The previously commercial desktop replacement NeoDesk 4 from Gribnif Software is now available as freeware.
NetUSBee USB drivers - 5 (Oct 19, 2019) - New!
USB drivers for the NetUSBee.
Drivers from Idek for the Nova graphics adapter.
ORCS - 2.17 (Nov 20, 2019) - New!
An editor for GEM resource files. Also available for Windows 32bit and 64bit computers.
PARRUN for PARCP-USB - 1.2 (Aug 17, 2017)
PARRUN allows you to transfer an Atari TOS executable into the memory of your Atari and directly execute it from there without any RAM-disk or disk access.
PFTP - 1.0 (Aug 10, 2018)
PFTP is an FTP client for use with Atari systems under plain TOS, using STiK or STinG networking.
PhotoChrome ST/e - 6.30 (Nov 2, 2016)
Image viewer and converter for the Atari ST and STE. Using different techniques, up to 226,981 colors (at once) are possible on the Atari STE.
PP Hard Disk Driver
Hard disk driver for the Atari 16/32 computers with a minimal memory footprint. Supports ACSI and IDE (Falcon030). Commercial software.
Probe House Software
Software for Atari TOS compatible computers that make use of high color modes, larger screen resolutions, and networking capabilities.
STinG driver for Asix USB-to-Ethernet adapters - (Jul 13, 2015)
Driver for the STinG TCP/IP stack for Atari computers running TOS. It will work with USB-to-Ethernet adapters based on the Asix AX88772 chipset connected to a suitable USB host adapter on the Atari, e.g., the Lightning VME or the Unicorn.
TeraDesk - 4.08 (Aug 19, 2019)
Open source alternative desktop for Atari 16/32 computers.
Troll - 1.8f (Aug 3, 2019)
Usenet reader and e-mail client for Atari 16/32 computers (GEM application). More software by Rahah Lones can be found here.
Turbochip - 0.48 (Jan 21, 2019)
An extremely promising and new 7-channel softsynth tracker/sequencer for the Atari STE. Also compatible with the TT030 and the Falcon030.
uip-tools - 278 (Apr 22, 2019)
Upload or download files to/from your TOS machine with a NetUSBee compatible network adapter. MiNT or Sting is not needed; uip-tools include a TCP/IP stack with DHCP support.
VanillaMiNT - 1.19 (Mar 24, 2017)
Small and basic FreeMiNT setup for any Atari with a 68030, 68040, or 68060 CPU.
zView - 1.0.2 (Aug 25, 2019)
Plugin based image and PDF browser with conversion capabilities for Atari TOS computers (GEM application). More codecs are available in the "New zView available!" thread at Atari-Forum.
Atari Related Software for Other Platforms
Motorola DSP56001 development environment including a simulator and debugger for Windows and Linux.
DSP Cross Dev Tools - (Jan 29, 2019)
Cross platform DSP development tools for Linux.
EASy68K - 5.16.1 (Mar 16, 2018)
Motorola 68000 development environment including an editor, assembler and simulator for Windows.
m68k-atari-mint cross tools - GCC 9.2.0 (Jan 2, 2020) - New version!
GCC cross-compiler tools for producing executables for the Atari 16/32 computers. Available for Windows, Linux, macOS, and MiNT.
RMAC 68000 Macro Assembler - 2.00 (Aug 27, 2019)
A new and updated version of the RMAC assembler originally developed by Atari Corporation. Online Reference Manual.
vasm - 1.8g (Oct 4, 2019)
Cross-assembler with support for the Atari TOS executable format.
vbcc - 0.9g (Oct 4, 2019)
ISO C cross-compiler with support for the Atari TOS executable format.
vlink - 0.16c (Jun 10, 2019)
Cross-linker with support for the Atari TOS executable format.
Alice's Mom's Rescue
Platformer game in the pure style of retro pixel art for Atari Falcon030 computers equipped with the CT60/CT63 accelerator.
Extensive database of games and reviews of Atari ST games. Also features interviews with game
developers from the Atari ST era.
Atari ST Game Adaptions
A collection of over 1100 Atari ST games adapted to run on more recent versions of TOS and from a hard disk or any other mass storage. Many of them will also work on the MegaSTE, Falcon030 and TT030.
Atari Quake 2: Anomalous Code (Jun 5, 2015)
A demonstration of DML's phenomenal Quake 2 engine running on a stock 16MHz Falcon030.
Automation Compact Disks
Archive with all Automation compact game disks available as MSA disk images.
Bad Mood - 0.37 (2017)
Improved (and fully playable) version of the classic game Doom for the Atari Falcon030. No accelerator required.
Bugziacs (Jun 1, 2019)
A conversion of the classic ZX Spectrum game for the Atari ST. A write-up on the work involved in the conversion of the game is available here.
Cho Ren Sha 68k - Beta 1 (Jul 16, 2015)
Conversion of the Sharp X68000 game Cho Ren Sha 68k for Atari Falcon030 computers with at least 14MB of RAM.
D-Bug Compact Disks
Searchable archive with all D-Bug compact game disks available as MSA disk images.
Dune II / OpenDUNE (Apr 13, 2018)
Dune II / OpenDUNE port for the Atari Falcon030 and TT030. No accelerator required.
Myst like point & click adventure game for the Atari Falcon030.
Escape 2042 (Jun 20, 2018)
Futuristic 2D platformer for the Atari STE.
Giana Sisters STE (May 3, 2014)
Improved version of the game Giana Sisters for the Atari STE.
Iceblox Plus - 1.0.1 (Jan 1, 2019)
Pengo-like game with excellent graphics and animations for the Atari ST.
Klaz' Hideaway: Fresh versions of old games
Patched versions of many old Atari ST games that allow them to run from hard disks and on newer Atari computers such as the MegaSTE, Falcon030 and TT.
Medway Boys Compact Disks
Archive with all Medway Boys compact game disks available as ST disk images.
Old Games Finder
Find and download games for your Atari (and other platforms).
Pacmania STE (Mar 7, 2015)
Improved version of the game Pacmania for the Atari STE.
Myst like point & click adventure game for the Atari Falcon030. The sequel to the game Elansar.
Pole Position STE (Sep 24, 2017)
Conversion of the arcade version of Pole Position for the Atari STE.
Quartet Deluxe (Nov 13, 2017)
Atari STE conversion of the game Quartet from Photon Storm.
R0x Zer0 (Nov 3, 2018)
Shoot-em up for the Atari STE released at Sillyventure 2018.
R-Type Deluxe (Dec 24, 2015)
Improved version of the game R-Type for the Atari STE.
Over 3000 Atari ST menu disks as MSA disk images.
Worms Engine 060 - 1.0 (Dec 25, 2016)
Worms for CT60/CT63 accelerated Falcon030 computers.
Remixes of a large number of Atari ST chiptunes.
Atari Music Network
The home for Atari musicians.
SNDH archive - 4.7 (Jan 6, 2018)
The largest collection of Atari ST chip music!
!Cube knows how to push the YM-chip beyond all limits and has composed some of the best and most advanced Atari ST chip-tunes, ever!
Soundcloud: 505 (fiveofive)
Listen to the music created by one of the top Atari demoscene musicians, 505.
Manuals, Documents and Articles
Archive.org: Atari ST Manuals
Archive with many official Atari documents and third party hardware/software documents/manuals/books.
Atari Document Archive
Preservation of official Atari documents and third party hardware/software documents/manuals/books.
The Wiki is back! A wealth of knowledge in form of 1000+ articles on various subjects within the range of Atari 16/32 computers.
Atari ST MC68000 Assembly Language Tutorials
A set of tutorials created by perihelion with the intention to start people in the "art and science" of coding the Atari ST series of computers in assembly.
Wiki with information for Atari 16/32 programmers.
Extensive German Atari wiki with information on Atari hardware, peripherals, operating systems, software, and magazines.
Archive of game instruction manuals for many different platforms, including the Atari ST.
Documentation of TOS, with additional information MagiC, N.AES, MyAES, Geneva, XaAES, oAESis and some emulators.
Atari Inc. Business Is Fun
The story about Atari Inc. (1972-1984).
Breaking the Borders - The Atari ST and the Creative People, Volume 1
Book about the Atari demoscene during the early years, 1984-1990.
Beyond the Borders - The Atari ST and the Creative People, Volume 2
Book about the Atari demoscene during the years 1991-1993.
Return of the Borders - The Atari ST and the Creative People, Volume 3
Book about the Atari demoscene during the years 1994-1998.
Faster Than Light: The Atari ST and the 16-Bit Revolution
A book offering a look at the history of the Atari ST and Atari Corporation.
Historien om UDS
The history about UDS, the company behind the Atari STE games Obsession and Substation. Written by the main developer of Substation.
DSP56000 24-Bit Digital Signal Processor Family Manual (PDF)
The DSP56000 is found in the Atari Falcon030.
M68000 8-/16-/32-Bit Microprocessors User's Manual (PDF)
The M68000 is the CPU of the Atari (Mega) ST, (Mega) STE, STacy, and ST Book.
MC68030 Enhanced 32-Bit Microprocessor User's Manual (PDF)
The MC68030 is the CPU of the Atari TT030 and Falcon030.
M68060 User's Manual (PDF)
The M68060 is used by the CT60(e) and CT63 accelerators for the Atari Falcon030.
Motorola M68000 Family Programmer's Reference Manual (PDF)
Motorola 68000 Family Programmer's Reference Manual (PDF).
Racing the Beam
A study of the Atari VCS (2600) game console.
The Atari Compendium
Comprehensive reference manual for Atari software and hardware designers (PDF).
We Love Atari, Volume 1
We Love Atari is a tribute to one of the worlds most iconic companies. This is the first volume covering the years 1972-1983.
We Love Atari, Volume 2
We Love Atari is a tribute to one of the worlds most iconic companies. This is the second volume covering the Atari Corp. years from 1984 until the bitter end.
Home of the Alive disk magazine (2000 - 2007). Issues available online and as MSA disk images.
Atarimania - Atari Magazines
Huge archive of Atari magazines. Issues available as JPG scans and PDF documents.
Atari ST Review
Issues and cover disks of the Atari ST Review magazine (May 1992 - Jan 1995). Issues available as PDF documents.
Atari World & Atari Computing
Issues of the Atari World magazine (May 1995 - Mar 1996) and the Atari Computing magazine (Sep 1996 - Jan 2000). Issues available as PDF documents.
Classic Computer Magazine Archive
Archive with American Atari magazines, such as STart, ST LOG, and A.N.A.L.O.G. Computing.
Archive with German Atari magazines, such as ST-Computer, Atari Inside, ST-Magazine, Happy Computers, and TOS.
Home of the Maggie disk magazine (1987 - 2000). Issues available as compressed file archives (LZH/ZIP).
Maggie 25th Anniversary - Jan 23, 2016
HTML version of the 25th anniversary issue of Maggie.
Issues of the myatari magazine (Oct 2000 - Feb 2005).
The classic German ST-Computer magazine is now a free magazine, released bi-monthly. Focus is on the Atari 16/32 computers. Issues available as PDF documents.
The ST Format Shrine
Issues of the ST/Amiga Format and ST Format magazine (Jul 1988 - Sep 1996). Issues available as PDF documents.
ST Format Cover Disks
Cover disks of the ST Format magazine.
ST Format Subscribers' Wonder Disks
Subscribers' wonder disks of the ST Format magazine.
Home of the ST NEWS disk magazine (1986 - 1996). Issues available online and as ST disk images.
Issues of the Swedish Svenska Hemdatornytt magazine (Jan 1986 - Okt 1994). Issues available as PDF documents. Since 2012 new issues are also released in digital form.
The 68000 Wars
Story about the Motorola 68000 based computers with focus on the Amiga, but the Atari ST and Atari Corporation get some covarage as well.
- Part 1: Lorraine
- Part 2: Jack is Back!
- Part 3: We Made Amiga, They Fucked It Up
- Part 4: Rock Lobster
- Part 5: The Age of Multimedia
A very active Atari blog with an impressive amount of contents!
Troed Sångberg (SYNC) - it's in my head
A series of blog posts by Troed Sångberg, member of the Atari demo crew SYNC.
- Atari Mega STE battery replacement
- Atari ST new video modes
- Atari ST picoPSU replacement
- Atari ST wakestate nudger
- Dallas RTC sync + TOS Y2K fix
Landon Dyer (Atari)
A series of blog posts by Landon Dyer, an ex-Atari employee.
- Once Upon Atari
- The Atari ST: part 1, 2
- How the Atari ST almost had Real Unix
The Encyclopedia of Atari Demos
Atari demo blog by ST Survivor.
Mike Fulton (Atari)
A series of blog posts by Mike Fulton, an ex-Atari employee.
- GEM Device Driver Shell: part
- Revisiting GEM for the Atari ST: part
Daniel Hedberg (New Beat)
The un-edited full interview with Daniel Hedberg (New Beat), made for the book Return of the Borders - The Atari ST and the Creative People, Volume 3.
Niklas Malmqvist (Tanis/TCB)
Interview with Niklas Malmqvist (Tanis/TCB) in Swedish (Spelskaparna podcast).
Oskar Burman (UDS)
Interview with Oskar Burman, main developer of the Atari STE game Substation from UDS.
Per Almered (UDS)
Interview with Per Almered (Excellence in Art), who created the music for the Atari STE game Obsession from UDS.
Reimund Dratwa (Ray/.tSCc.)
Interview with Reimund Dratwa (Ray/.tSCc.), developer of the Wolfenstein 3D for the Atari ST.
Tord Jansson (UDS)
Interview with Tord Jansson, one of the developers at UDS, the creators of the Atari STE games Obsession and Substation.
Atari-Forum (9,200+ members, 371,000+ posts)
General forum for Atari 16/32 computers and their clones.
Atari-Home.de (500+ members, 144,000+ posts)
German Atari forum for Atari 16/32 computers.
Exxos Forum (680+ members, 28,000+ posts)
Hardware forum for Atari 16/32 computers. Also the official support forum for customers of the Exxos Store.
Facebook: Atari Museum (5,400+ members)
A group on the discussion of the history of Atari.
Facebook: Atari ST demoscene (1,200+ members)
Facebook group for people interested in the Atari ST demoscene.
Facebook: Atari ST (3,000+ members)
Facebook group for Atari ST users.
Facebook: Atari ST and STE users (4,500+ members)
Facebook group for Atari ST and STE users.
Facebook: Atari MegaSTE users (350+ members)
Facebook group for Atari MegaSTE users.
Facebook: Atari TT users (370+ members)
Facebook group for Atari TT030 users.
Facebook: Atari Falcon 030 User group (1000+ members)
Facebook group for Atari Falcon030 users.
TV Shows, Clips, and Commercials
4 Computer Buffs, UK - Feb 25, 1985
Jack Tramiel (Chairman and CEO, Atari) interviewed about the introduction of the Atari 130XE and Atari 520ST.
Atari 1987 Summer CES Sales Video, USA
Atari sales video from the 1987 Summer CES.
Nostalgia Nerd: Atari Falcon030
A comprehensive 44 minutes summary of the Atari Falcon030 including the development of the
computer, the hardware, the target market, the competitors, and some of the software that was
released for it.
The Computer Chronicles, USA - Apr 8, 1985
Introduction to the Atari ST and interviews with Leonard Tramiel (V.P. Software Development,
Atari) and Jack Tramiel (Chairman and CEO, Atari).
The Computer Chronicles, USA - Apr 25, 1985
A look at some of the uses of the Atari ST.
The Computer Chronicles, USA - Dec 3, 1985
Comparison between the Commodore Amiga and the Atari ST.
Laird's Lair: The Story of the Atari ST CD
Short documentary covering the story of Atari's CD add-on for the 16-bit ST computer as well as the rumoured ST CD console.
UDS in 1994, Sweden - 1994
A local news station in Sweden visits UDS, the creators of the games Obsession and Substation for the Atari STE.
UDS in 1997, Sweden - 1997
A local news station in Sweden makes a second visit to UDS.
Dead Hackers Society
The home of one of the most active Atari demo groups and a great source of demoscene news and information.
List of demo parties.
Extensive database of demos, demoscene music, graphics, demosceners and demo parties.
Huge archive with practically all demos, games, and tools released by Atari demosceners.
A large repository of source code for Atari 16/32 computers.
Extensive database of demos, demosceners and demo parties.
HTML 5 conversions of many Atari ST/STE demos.
List of monitors compatible with Atari computers.
Atari History Timelines
Detailed time lines of the history of Atari in various business entities (Atari Inc., Atari Corp., Atari Games, etc.)
Extensive database of games, utilities, demos, books, videos and ads for all Atari's computers and game consoles.
Chipmunk for Atari serial numbers
A place for Atari users to register their Atari computers.
Detailed information on Atari hardware, disk image formats, preservation techniques, and much more!
Software for dead NVRAM
Page describing the problems caused by a flat battery in the Faclon030 NVRAM and provides a
software solution for those that do not want to replace the NVRAM.