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Atari ST
Atari • 1985

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Launched ByAtari
Type16-bit Microcomputer
LaunchJune 1985
Discontinued1993


Ex-Commodore boss, Jack Tramiel, formed Tramel Technology in 1984 and started development on a new 68000-based home computer. Tramiel went on to buy Atari's Consumer Division, and the computer became the Atari ST.

The original Atari 520ST was superseded by the STe which had a greater colour palette, though game developers tended to only develop for the base machine.

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Emulation

System Emulator Notes
Windows / Mac OS / Linux MAME/MESS Preliminary Support. Setname: st, ste
Various Hatari -
Windows / Linux SteemSSE -
Web Browser pce-js Runs via Javascript
Various ARAnyM -
Mac OS CLK experimental support for Atari ST. Also emulates a number of other systems
Retroarch via lr-hatari -
RetroPie via Hatari and lr-hatari -

Emulator information last updated 18th April 2020

Tech Specs and further details

Name Atari 520ST
Origin United States
Processor Motorola 68000
Developed by Shiraz Shivji, Ira Velinsky
Memory 512KB, upgradeable to 4MB
Display Output via monochrome or colour monitor
Display Size (pixels) 320 x 200 (lo-res), 640 x 200 (hi-res)
Colours Upto 16 colours on screen, palette of 512 colours
Storage Floppy disks
Input Keyboard, mouse, joystick
Cost $799.99 (US launch)
Name Atari SFT
Launched June 1985
Origin United States
Processor Motorola 68000
Memory 1MB
Colours Upto 16 colours on screen, palette of 512 colours
Storage Floppy disks
Input Keyboard, mouse, joystick
Name Atari STE
Origin United States
Processor Motorola 68000
Memory 1MB, upgradeable to 4MB
Colours Upto 16 colours on screen, palette of 4096 colours
Storage Floppy disks
Input Keyboard, mouse, joystick

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