z26

Atari 2600 Emulator Back to Atari 2600 Emulators
z26 is an open source Atari 2600 Emulator developed primarily by John Saeger, over the course of its development various other contributors helped out in improving the overall emulation. During its time it was regarded as an extremely high quality emulator. It had a few releases before its eventual cease in development in 2011.

The final versions of z26 added support for Mac OS X as the developer had implemented an OpenGL rendering engine, with this release however it did remove support for Linux.

For the older version z26 made use of the SDL Video library to render graphics. While z26 is one of the best ones at emulating the Atari 2600 it is however one of the more complex ones to setup. So prepare to have to do a bit of fiddling around with settings before you get started.

As z26 has now ceased in development, we recommend supporting and using the current only actively developed Atari 2600 emulator, Stella.

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