|Company / developer||EmuTOS development team|
|Source model||Free and open source software|
|Initial release||October 2001|
|Latest stable release||0.9.1 / 3 July 2013|
|Marketing target||Personal computers|
|Available language(s)||Czech, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian, Spanish|
|Supported platforms||Atari ST, Firebee|
|Default user interface||GEM|
EmuTOS is a replacement for TOS (the operating system of the Atari ST and its successors), released as free software. It's mainly intended to be used with Atari emulators and clones, such as Hatari or FireBee. With it, the use of the old, proprietary TOS versions can be avoided, as they are usually difficult to obtain.
Features and compatibility
Unlike original TOS versions, latest EmuTOS can work (sometimes with limited HW support) on all Atari hardware, and has support for features not available before: ColdFire CPU, IDE, (VFAT compatible) FAT16 support and emulators' "Native Features" support.
EmuTOS currently lacks support for some deprecated OS APIs like line-A, and (by design) there are also differences on non-documented OS features. It has only some support for Atari Falcon sound matrix or DSP, and VDI graphics support for 8-bit, not 16-bit resolutions. Because of this, certain old games, demos and applications, and also some Falcon specific software will not work.
New in release 0.9.1 is support for Firebee-ColdFire evaluation boards, 256 colour support for VIDEL systems and XBIOS DMA sound functions. EmuCON2 with TAB completion was added, and support for renaming folders. A full-featured desktop is also now included in the ROMs, plus other changes.
- EmuTOS - internationalized GPL version of TOS ROMs (based on open-sourced GEM sources Caldera bought from Novell in 1996 along with DR-DOS)
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