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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)
Atari ST/STe/TT/Falcon030 emulator for GNU/Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Windows.

Hatari development builds - New!
Continous development builds of Hatari for Linux and Windows. For the latest build click here.

Rastari - 1.0 (Nov 23, 2018) - New!
Rastari allows you to turn your Raspberry Pi into an Atari Computer (ST, STe, Falcon030, TT030).

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
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.

Arananet RetroProducts
Hardware shop for retro computers that among other things carries an internal SCSI adapter for the Falcon030 and a compact version of the SatanDisk.

Atarian Computing
Primarily sells restored Atari computers, but also TOS ROMs and some other hardware add-ons.

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!
Parts and components for Atari (and Amiga) computers.

CosmosEx 3.0
The home of the new redsigned CosmosEx. Now accepting pre-orders!

Exxos Store
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.

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.

Lightning VME USB Interface
Internal plug-in card that provides the Atari TT and the Mega STE with two USB 1.1 interfaces. Also supports USB 2.0 devices at reduced speed.

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/OSX/Linux computer. Also provides scripting and remote execution of exectuable files.

Recovering Atari ST ASIC Designs
Schematics of Atari ST computer chips.

Réalisations Olivier
Store with a lot of useful Atari hardware to great prices.

Hardware store selling Atari computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, cables, etc.

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)
Home of the Enhanced Polyphonic Sample Synthesizer. Now released as freeware!

HDDriver - 10.13 (Sep 10, 2018)
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 - 7.3.0 (Sep 25, 2018)
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.

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)
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.

Nova drivers
Drivers from Idek for the Nova graphics adapter.

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 - 4.07 (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.

uip-tools - 4.3 (Aug 9, 2015)
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 - 1.0.1 (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 - 5.16.1 (Mar 16, 2018)
Motorola 68000 development environment including an editor, assembler and simulator for Windows.

vasm - 1.8d (Aug 20, 2018) - 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.

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.

Atari Legend
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 Mega STe, Falcon030 and TT030.

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 (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.

Floppy Disk Stream Image Repository
Large collection of disk flux images (KryoFlux and SCP) of Atari ST games. See the "Floppy Disk Stream Image Repository" thread at Atari-Forum for more information.

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.

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) - New!
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.

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.

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

Manuals, Documents and Articles 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.

Atari-Forum Wiki (read-only mirror)
A wealth of knowledge in form of 1000+ articles on various subjects within the range of Atari 16/32 computers. Please note that this is a read-only mirror of the original Atari-Forum Wiki which is non-functional since a few years.

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

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 ST demoscene during the early years, 1984-1990.

Beyond the Borders - The Atari ST and the Creative People, Volume 2
Book about the Atari ST demoscene during the years 1991-1993.

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
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.

Blogs and Interviews
Atari Crypt - New!
A very active Atari blog with an impressive amount of contents!

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 1, 2
- Revisiting GEM for the Atari ST: part 1, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Oskar Burman (UDS) (Interview)
Interview with Oskar Burman, main developer of the Atari STe game Substation from UDS.

Per Almered (UDS) (Interview)
Interview with Per Almered (Excellence in Art), who created the music for the Atari STe game Obsession from UDS.

Tord Jansson (UDS) (Interview)
Interview with Tord Jansson, one of the developers at UDS, the creators of the Atari STe games Obsession and Substation.

Atari-Forum (8,900+ members, 344,000+ posts)
Active general forum about Atari 16/32 computers and their clones.

Exxos Forum (310+ members, 14,000+ posts)
Very active hardware forum for Atari 16/32 computers. Also the official support forum for customers of the Exxos Store.

Facebook: Atari-Forum (540+ members)
Facebook group associated with Atari-Forum (

Facebook: Atari Museum (4,900+ 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 (2,500+ members)
Facebook group for Atari ST users.

Facebook: Atari ST and STe users (3,500+ members)
Facebook group for Atari ST and STe users.

Facebook: Atari Mega STe users (320+ members)
Facebook group for Atari Mega STe users.

Facebook: Atari TT users (320+ members)
Facebook group for Atari TT030 users.

Facebook: Atari Falcon 030 User group (850+ 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 - New!
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.

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.

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.

HTML 5 conversions of many Atari ST/STe demos.

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.