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Free Atari 2600 Emulator
Download With Easy Installation Instructions For Windows Operating Systems
This is the Stella v2.1 Atari 2600 Video Game Emulator. You need to install this program in order to play Atari 2600 ROMs!
Stella v2.1

1. Download the Stella_2.1.zip and click the "Open" button.

Stella v2.1 Screen

2. On the left side Windows panel, select "Extract all files".

Stella v2.1 Screen

3. The Extraction Wizard will appear. Hit "Next".

Stella v2.1 Screen

4. Select a Destination folder. Type in C:\Stella then hit "Next".

Stella v2.1 Screen

5. Click "Finish" to exit the Setup Wizard. Installation is now complete.

Stella v2.1 Screen

6. There's (3) Atari 2600 game ROMs included to get you playing now. For additional game ROMs become a AccessROMs.com member, download some Atari 2600 ROMs and save them to the "ROMs" folder in your "C:\Stella" directory. There's NO need to unzip the game ROMs, because the Stella emulator utilizes both zipped and non-zipped Atari 2600 ROM files.

Stella v2.1 Screen

7. Double click on the "stella.exe" in your Stella program folder directory. After the program starts up, click on the bottom "Options" button and choose the "ROM settings path".

Stella v2.1 Screen

8. Find the Atari 2600 "ROMs" folder in your "C:\Stella" directory. Click "Choose" then "OK". Stella will begin loading all the ROMs from that folder. Let the program fully load before continuing.

Stella v2.1 Screen

9. Now highlight one of the game ROMs in your Stella program list and click "Play".

Stella v2.1 Screen

10. After the emulation begins, press the "Tab" button on your keyboard. This is where you are able to adjust the game settings and input controls:

Stella v2.1 Screen

Adjust video settings - If you want the full screen mode, put an "X" in the box and hit "OK". Otherwise hit "Cancel" for game play in a window frame.

Stella v2.1 Screen

Audio Settings - Here is where you make volume adjustments, can choose to have sound or no sound, stereo or no stereo.

Stella v2.1 Screen

Input Settings - This is where the keyboard and joypad configurations are made. The mouse will be used as a virtual paddle. Explore the list to view or change the keyboard mouse and joypad configurations. For changes, highlight the desired key or command you want changed, click on the "map" button, enter the new key or command change, then hit "OK".

Stella v2.1 Screen

11. Now you're ready to play!

Stella v2.1 Screen

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