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March 10, 2012 // 11:10 pm - Following up on the Stella multi-platform Atari 2600 VCS Emulator and PS3 Custom Firmware ports, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer Rtype has made available a Hatari v1.6.1 DBG Atari ST / STE / TT / Falcon Emulator port for PS3 using the PSL1ght v2 homwbrew SDK.

Download: Hatari v1.6.1 DBG Atari Emulator PS3 Port / Hatari v1.6.1 DBG Atari Emulator PS3 Port (Mirror) / Hatari v1.6.1 DBG Atari Emulator PS3 Port (Source Code)

From the included ReadMe File, to quote:

What?: A quick port of hatari 1.6.1 to ps3 using PSL1GHTV2.
Why ?: Because I like old atari computer
Who ?: Rtype

So far, I've only compil the lastest hatari src (1.6.1) with psl1ghtv2 (SDL used) and I only make few hacks to done it work (a little).
So don't expect too much... All the credit to the HATARI TEAM and to the PS3Dev team.

Know Problems:

  • Works only with a keyboard & a mouse cnx to the PS3 !
  • Some pb with SDL1.2 hatari code (ex: code Keysym 1.2 different from 1.3) so I make quick dirty hack , not all the keys are working and it's seem to break a lot keyrepeat.
  • Hatari & sdlgui use partial screen update , and PS3 SDL don't have hardware cursor code , so I make another quick & very bad hack to show something we can call a mouse pointer (hum I know it's a square) and force the gui redraw , this make the gui very bad and slow, and there is a big lag between mouse action and screen update. Apologize for this.
  • In fullscreen mode Gui seem not working correctly so change to desktop mode if needed.
  • XMB seem to freeze PS3 when calling from home button so exit from the gui or AltGr-Q combo.
  • I've not tested all the option , just few games , so maybe other pb around...

Sorry for all this problems but i hope you enjoy anyway (I mean Atari lovers ) some old good games.

Quick Install & Start:

  • Create somes dir in /dev_hdd0/: /dev_hdd0/HOMEBREW and /dev_hdd0/HOMEBREW/ST/ and /dev_hdd0/HOMEBREW/ST/TOS/ and /dev_hdd0/HOMEBREW/ST/CONF/

  • Put a valid tos named "rom" in: /dev_hdd0/HOMEBREW/ST/TOS/

  • Put some ST/MSA dsk in: /dev_hdd0/HOMEBREW/ST/

  • Install the pkg.

Ingame Controls:

  • Works only with a keyboard & a mouse !
  • Joystick: LSTICK = JOY MOVE, CROSS = Button 1, SQUARE = Button 2

Added the file I modified to build the PS3 release, as you can see it's a quick bad minimal hack to build a PS3 release. I'm sure some other DEV can do a better\proper port, and find a "good way" to convert SDL1.2 key to 1.3, fix GUI lag and fix the XMB bug.


Hatari v1.6.1 DBG Atari Emulator Ported to PS3 via PSL1ght v2

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#4 - aries2k6 - March 11, 2012 // 4:12 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by condorstrike View Post
Good job, though I wish homebrew like this was more prevalent and appreciated in this scene.

maybe name it something else... like the RIP, lol... since most people only care about the games.

Well I apreciate this kind of stuff. great job!!

Thanks

#3 - moja - March 11, 2012 // 2:47 pm
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Great news! Perhaps soon time to fire up a game of MULE?

#2 - condorstrike - March 11, 2012 // 3:31 am
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Good job, though I wish homebrew like this was more prevalent and appreciated in this scene.

maybe name it something else... like the RIP, lol... since most people only care about the games.

#1 - PS4 News - March 10, 2012 // 11:13 pm
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Cheers for the news HeyManHRU, +Rep and I have now promoted it to the main page as well!