Atari - 2600 (Stella)

Background

Stella is a multi-platform Atari 2600 VCS emulator.

Author/License

The Stella core has been authored by

  • Stephen Anthony
  • Bradford Mott
  • Eckhard Stolberg
  • Brian Watson

The Stella core is licensed under

A summary of the licenses behind RetroArch and its cores have found here.

Extensions

Content that can be loaded by the Stella core have the following file extensions:

  • .a26
  • .bin

Databases

RetroArch database(s) that are associated with the Stella core:

Features

Frontend-level settings or features that the Stella core respects.

Feature Supported
Restart
Screenshots
Saves
States
Rewind
Netplay
Core Options
RetroAchievements
RetroArch Cheats
Native Cheats
Controls
Remapping
Multi-Mouse
Rumble
Sensors
Camera
Location
Subsystem
Softpatching
Disk Control
Username
Language
Crop Overscan
LEDs

Directories

The Stella core's internal core name is 'Stella'

The Stella core saves/loads to/from these directories.

Frontend's State directory

  • 'content-name'.state# (State)

Geometry and timing

  • The Stella core's core provided FPS is (FPS)
  • The Stella core's core provided sample rate is 31400 Hz
  • The Stella core's core provided aspect ratio is 4/3

Controllers

The Stella core supports the following device type(s) in the controls menu, bolded device types are the default for the specified user(s):

User 1 - 2 device types

  • None - Doesn't disable input.
  • RetroPad - Joypad - Stay on this
  • RetroPad w/Analog - Joypad - There's no reason to switch to this

Controller tables

Joypad

User 1 Remap descriptors RetroPad Inputs
Fire
Select
Reset
Up
Down
Left
Right
Left Difficulty A
Right Difficulty A
Left Difficulty B
Left Difficulty B
Color
Black/White
User 2 Remap descriptors RetroPad Inputs
Fire
Up
Down
Left
Right