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Re: Stella - Atari 2600 Emulator
« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2021, 02:53:31 AM »
Stella was mentioned earlier in another thread and it turns out a new update has been released...

 Time for another bugfix release for the 6.5 series of Stella (I expect the next release will be 6.6).  Changelog as follows:

    Added context-sensitive help.
    Improved support of multiple monitors with different resolutions.
    Improved analog input reading (Paddles, Keyboards...).
    Fixed QuadTari support for controller types other than Joysticks.
    Fixed palette and TV effects saving for Retron77.
    Fixed immediate disassembling when switching options in debugger.

This fixes a few bugs reported in this thread.  Specifically, paddle and keypad support is now more correctly emulated at a lower level (fixes a bug with "Alpha Beam" prototype).  Also fixed is certain settings not being saved when rebooting the Retron77.

New features include better support for multi-monitor setups, particularly those running at different resolutions.  And a nice new UI feature; context-sensitive help in the UI.  Click the '?' button or press F1 (Linux/Windows) or Shift-Cmd-/ (Mac) on almost any UI element, and you will be redirected to the Stella documentation specific to that item.  Hopefully that means we get less questions, since you can read the manual yourself :)

As usual, Stella can be downloaded from https://stella-emu.github.io/downloads.html, and donations are welcome at https://stella-emu.github.io/donations.html.  As usual, bugs can be reported here, or ideally at https://github.com/stella-emu/stella/issues.
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