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Wii port of the Atari800 emulator version 2.0.3.

The Atari800 emulator is a free and portable Atari800/XL/XE/5200 emulator, originally written by David Firth and now developed by the Atari800 Development Team.


I started this project prior to WiiHandy/SDL so it is quite a ways along. Both video and sound are working well at this point. Once I complete my current enhancement list for WiiHandy I should be able to get an initial release out.

Made some good progress on this today. Running at 100% speed now and the sound seems fairly accurate. Keyboard is now for the most part working. Just need to put in the Wii/Gamecube Joystick code, and tweak some of the file navigation stuff and I should be able to post a preview release. Expect something by the end of the weekend. --Raz0red 02:08, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Unfortunately, I am experiencing some freezes that seems related to the audio layer. I am going to do some more investigation, but I will probably rewrite the current implementation to use the Wii audio layer directly. So, I probably won't post a preview release until mid-week. --Raz0red 18:47, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Rewrote the audio code and it fixed the freeze bug I was experiencing. I also now have Wiimote, classic controller and Gamecube controllers working. I need to do some minor cleanup and will post a preliminary version tonight. --Raz0red 15:21, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Instead of posting a preview version, I am going to go ahead and release a 0.1 version this weekend (targeting Saturday night). I have most everything working now. I added a simple front end that allows you to tweak some display settings and configure a debug mode. I tested a number of 5200 games and Atari disks and everything seems to be working correctly. I also have the keyboard support working for the most part (the only part missing is CAPS LOCK which allows for the display of lowercase characters). This page will be transforming over the next couple of days to contain the details for how to install, control, and use the emulator. --Raz0red 17:35, 5 February 2009 (UTC)