Hatari (emulator)

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Original author(s)Thomas Huth
Developer(s)Nicolas Pomarède, Eero Tamminen, others
Initial release30 May 2001; 19 years ago (2001-05-30)
Stable release
2.2.1 / 8 February 2019; 16 months ago (2019-02-08)
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC
Operating systemPOSIX (Linux, BSD, macOS, other Unix-like), AmigaOS 4, AROS, MorphOS, Windows, BeOS, AmigaOS
Available inC
LicenseGNU General Public License (Free Software)

Hatari is an open-source emulator of the Atari ST 16/32-bit computer system family. It emulates the Atari ST, Atari STe, Atari TT, and Atari Falcon computer series and some corresponding peripheral hardware like joysticks, mouse, midi, printer, serial and floppy & hard disks. It supports more graphics modes than the ST and does not require an original TOS image as it supports EmuTOS. The latest version has no reported issues with the ST/STe/TT applications emulation compatibility and also most of the ST/STe games and demos work without issues.[1]


Hatari uses source code from several other emulators: WinSTon (Atari ST peripherals), UAE (Motorola 680x0 CPU), WinUAE (more accurate Motorola 68030 CPU + MMU), STonX (BLiTTER), ARAnyM (Motorola 56001 DSP, Videl, NVRAM).[2][3]

Hatari uses the SDL library for graphics, is developed on Linux and has been ported to many OSes such as AmigaOS 4, AROS, BSD, BeOS, RISC OS, MorphOS, macOS, AmigaOS, Windows.


Hatari is one of a "handful" of Atari emulators and can be described as "works really well" but the initial "look and feel" might dissuade some first time users.[4] alternative Atari emulators include Aranym,[5] WinSTon,[6] and STonX.[7]


  1. ^ "Hatari Atari Software Compatibility List". hg.tuxfamily.org.
  2. ^ "Hatari sources and authors list".
  3. ^ "hatari/hatari: files". hg.tuxfamily.org.
  4. ^ "Atari ST Emulation Guide". Vintage is the new old. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  5. ^ "ARAnyM has moved to GitHub!". aranym.sourceforge.net.
  6. ^ "WinSTon Official Homepage". www.atari.st.
  7. ^ "STonX Homepage". stonx.sourceforge.net.

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Further reading[edit]

  • "How to call a BBS using the Hatari emulator". Atari User. Vol. 2 no. 23. Anglo Internet Press. 29 April 2013.