Dec 162012

Hatari… Ho! Goody!

NO RISC – NO FUN‘s Franck Martinaux has released a new version of Hatari, the Atari ST emulator. Previously only available for computers running RISC OS 5.18 on at least a Cortex-A8 (ARMv7) processor as used in the BeagleBoard and PandaBoard, this update of the RISC OS port allows it to be used on a Raspberry Pi, which uses an ARMv6 BroadCom BCM2835 SoC (System on a Chip).

The Atari ST was a 16/32bit computer that ran on a Motorola 68000 CPU, and was available from the mid-1980s until the early-1990s, during which period it became very popular and developed a very healthy games market. Hatari tries to emulate the hardware of the ST as closely as possible, so that most old ST games and demos should run on it.

Announcing the updated version, Franck noted that he enjoyed playing Stunt Car Racer at full speed on his Raspberry Pi.