essential atari links  
A selected set of links to Atari related sites and pages. This page will be updated on a more or less regular basis.

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Atari Emulators
ARAnyM - 1.0.2 (Oct 17, 2014)
Virtual machine software for running Atari ST/TT/Falcon030 operating systems and TOS/GEM applications on any kind of hardware.

Hatari - 2.1.0 (Feb 7, 2018) - New version!
Atari ST/STe/TT/Falcon030 emulator for GNU/Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Windows.

Recalbox-OS - 4.1.0 (Oct 13, 2017)
Recalbox is an open source retrogaming console running Recolbox-OS, optimized for the ARM processor of the Raspberry Pi. Retrobox-OS has support for the Atari ST.

SainT - 2.4 (Dec 12, 2015)
Windows based cycle accurate Atari ST emulator.

Steem SSE - 3.9.4 (Nov 30, 2017)
Open source Atari ST(e) emulator (based on Steem Engine) for Windows and Linux.

Atari TOS
Images of all TOS versions (in multiple languages) released by Atari.

EmuTOS - (Dec 14, 2017)
EmuTOS is an open source operating system for Atari computers and emulators with features similar to TOS.

Best Electronics
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!

Home of the Atari compatible computer based on the ColdFire processor and TOS 4.04.

HxC Floppy Emulator
Floppy disk drive replacement (with SD card or USB port) for the Atari.

Inventronik GmbH
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 (now also available for the Falcon030).

Phenix - New!
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. Also features a hardware shop with Atari kits, upgrades and spare parts.

Hardware shop with hardware add-ons for many retro computers, including the Atari.

The Atari ST (and many other systems) reimplemented in an FPGA.

Simple and fast file transfers between your Atari and Windows/OSX/Linux computer. Also provides scripting and remote execution of exectuable files.

AHCC - 5.6 (Nov 30, 2017)
A Pure C compatible compiler/assembler for Atari 16/32 computers.

Anodyne Software
Home of ExtenDOS, CD Writer Suite and Diamond Edge for Atari 16/32 computers. Diamond Edge has been released as open source and can be freely downloaded.

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.

EPSS - (Feb 14, 2018) - New!
Home of the Enhanced Polyphonic Sample Synthesizer. Now released as freeware!

HDDriver - 10.11 (Feb 4, 2018) - New version!
The most versatile driver for mass storage devices on Atari 16/32 computers. Commercial software.

Geneva - 1.0.8 (Feb 11, 2018) - New!
The previously commercial multi-tasking environment Geneva from Gribnif Software is now available as freeware.

Litchi - 1.3f (Dec 12, 2015)
FTP client able to handle secure connections for Atari 16/32 computers.

MyAES - 0.97 patch 8 (Dec 10, 2017)
Alternative and more modern AES (graphical user interface) for Atari 16/32 computers.

NeoDesk 4 - 4.0.6 (Feb 11, 2018) - New!
The previously commercial desktop replacement NeoDesk 4 from Gribnif Software is now available as freeware.

MyMail - 1.96 (Feb 14, 2013)
Mail client for Atari TOS compatible computers.

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.

Probe House Software
Software for Atari TOS compatible computers that make use of high color modes, larger screen resolutions, and networking capabilities.

TeraDesk - 4.07 (Nov 26, 2016)
Open source alternative desktop for Atari 16/32 computers.

Troll - 1.8e (May 11, 2016)
Usenet reader and e-mail client for Atari 16/32 computers.

zView - 1.0.1 (Mar 7, 2013)
Plugin based image and PDF browser with conversion capabilities for Atari TOS computers. 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.

EASy68K - 5.15.04 (Aug 13, 2017)
Motorola 68000 development environment including an editor, assembler and simulator for Windows.

vasm - 1.8b (Dec 30, 2017) - New version!
Cross-assembler with support for the Atari TOS executable format.

vbcc - 0.9f patch 1 (Aug 14, 2017)
ISO C cross-compiler with support for the Atari TOS executable format.

vlink - 0.16a (Aug 14, 2017)
Cross-linker with support for the Atari TOS executable format.

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.

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 (Dec 14, 2017) - New!
Dune II / OpenDUNE port for the Atari Falcon030 and TT030. No accelerator required.

The Game Archives
Huge game archive for various platforms, including the Atari ST.

Giana Sisters STe (May 3, 2014)
Improved version of the game Giana Sisters for the Atari STe.

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 Mega STE, Falcon030 and TT.

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.

Pole Position STe (Sep 24, 2017) - New!
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.

R-Type Deluxe (Dec 24, 2015)
Improved version of the game R-Type for the Atari STe. - New!
Over 3000 Atari ST menu disks as MSA disk images.

Remixes of a large number of Atari ST chiptunes.

Atari Music Network
The home for Atari musicians.

Bees & Bombs: 30 Years Atari ST Computers
Discover the sound of the Atari ST with a great variety of YM2149 chiptunes.

Bitar till Kaffet
A Swedish podcast from Daniel Wressle with retro music and interviews with (ex-)demosceners.

SNDH archive - 4.7 (Jan 6, 2018) - New version!
The largest collection of Atari ST chip music!

Manuals, Documents and Articles
Atari Document Archive
Preservation of official Atari documents and third party hardware and software documents/manuals/books.

Bus Error
Wiki with information for Atari 16/32 programmers.

Archive of game instruction manuals for many different platforms, including the Atari ST.

TOS.HYP - New!
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 ST demo scene during the early years, 1984-1990.

Beyond the Borders - The Atari ST and the Creative People Volume 2
Forthcoming book about the Atari demo scene during the years 1991-1994. Book in progress! Pre-orders accepted!

DSP56000 24-Bit Digital Signal Processor Family Manual
DSP56000 24-Bit Digital Signal Processor Family Manual (PDF).

M68000 8-/16-/32-Bit Microprocessors User's Manual
M68000 8-/16-/32-Bit Microprocessors User's Manual (PDF).

MC68030 Enhanced 32-Bit Microprocessor User's Manual
MC68030 Enhanced 32-bit Microprocessor User's Manual (PDF).

Motorola M68000 Family Programmer's Reference Manual
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).

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.

Svenska Hemdatornytt
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.

Landon Dyer
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

Mike Fulton
A series of blog posts by Mike Fulton, an ex-Atari employee.
- GEM Device Driver Shell: part 1, 2
- Revisiting GEM for the Atari ST: part 1, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Nick Speakman
Nick Speakman of Binary Design talks us through his personal recollection of working with the Atari ST.

Atari-Forum (7400+ members)
Very active forum about Atari 16/32 computers and their clones.

Exxos Forum (150+ members)
Hardware forum for Atari 16/32 computers.

Facebook: Atari-Forum (500+ members)
Facebook group associated with the above forum (

Facebook: Atari Museum (4700+ members) - New!
A group on the discussion of the history of Atari.

Facebook: Atari ST Anthology (600+ members) - New!
About the development of a book for the Atari ST Demoscene.

Facebook: Atari ST Demoscene (1200+ members)
Facebook group for people interested in the Atari ST demo scene.

Facebook: Atari ST (2000+ members) - New!
Facebook group for Atari ST users.

Facebook: Atari ST and STe users (2800+ members)
Facebook group for Atari ST and STe users.

Facebook: Atari STacy Users (10+ members)
Facebook group for Atari Stacy users.

Facebook: Atari Mega STe users (170+ members)
Facebook group for Atari Mega STe users.

Facebook: Atari TT users (230+ members)
Facebook group for Atari TT030 users.

Facebook: Atari Falcon 030 User group (650+ 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.

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.

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
Not only the home of one of the most active Atari demo groups, but also a great source of demo scene news and information.
List of demo parties.

Extensive database of demos, demoscene music, graphics, demosceners and demo parties.

The Encyclopedia Atari Demos
Atari demo blog by ST Survivor.

Fujiology Archive
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.

Sommarhack 2018 - New!
The 2018 edition of the Swedish Atari Sommarhack party organized by Dead Hackers Society (July 6 - 8).

HTML 5 conversions of many Atari ST/STe demos.

Atari History
The history of Atari computer systems. This page at also has several other sections on the history of the Atari video game systems and games (see the links to the left of the page).

Atari History Timelines
Detailed time lines of the history of Atari in various business entities (Atari Inc., Atari Corp., Atari Games, etc.)

Atari Legend
Extensive database of games and reviews of Atari ST games. Also features interviews with game developers from the Atari ST era.

Extensive database of games, utilities, demos, books, videos and ads for all Atari's computers and game consoles.

Software for dead NVRAM
Page describing the problems caused by a dead NVRAM in the Falcon030 and provides a software solution for those that do not want to replace the NVRAM.