Hatari 0.90 review

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Hatari is project an Atari ST and STE emulator for Linux, BSD, BeOS, Mac OS X and other systems that are supported by the SDL library

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 0K
Developer: Thomas Huth
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Hatari is project an Atari ST and STE emulator for Linux, BSD, BeOS, Mac OS X and other systems that are supported by the SDL library. The Atari ST was a 16/32 bit computer system which was first released by Atari in 1985.

Using the Motorola 68000 CPU, it was a very popular computer having quite a lot of CPU power at that time. Unlike many other Atari ST emulators which try to give you a good environment for running GEM applications, Hatari tries to emulate the hardware of a ST as close as possible so that it is able to run most of the old ST games and demos.

Hatari is open source software and is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

What's New in This Release:
Better Spectrum 512 support (60Hz support, improved I/O memory waitstates).
STE right border opening support (used in Obsession, Pacemaker).
Blitter Smudge mode support (used in Pacemaker demo).
Wheel-mouse simulates cursor up and down.
Work-around to FDC handling, --slow-fdc option is not anymore needed.
Bugfix to MFP, sound works now in more YMRockerz releases.
Bugfix to GEMDOS path handling (Hatari SIGSEGV).
Bugfix to emulated memory initialization (4MB was cleared earlier, now exactly the amount set up for Hatari. Saves memory on embedded systems if less than 4MB is specified.)
Re-written command-line option handling.
(Again) lots of code const/static, type usage and indentation cleanup.
Preliminary support for TOS 3.0x and 030 TT software that runs in ST resolutions and doesn't need PMMU.
Native GUI for Mac OSX.
ACSI emulation fixes to get HD formatting to work with AHDI 5. HD emulation now works quite fine with AHDI 5 (but other HD drivers are currently not supported).
Joystick shortcut changed to toggle cursor emulation between ports 0 and 1.
Keys for all Hatari shortcuts can now be configured from hatari.cfg.
Added command line option for setting ST keyboard mapping.
Joystick command line option requires now parameter for a port for which the joystick cursor emu is enabled.
Fixed relative mouse event handling in zoomed low-rez.
Hatari shows now more of the bottom borden (screen size is now 384x276 instead of 384x267).
Fixed sync delay timings sound should now be better (e.g. on Mac OS X).
Added basic support for compiling Hatari with MinGW.

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