The rapid evolution of technology is all somehow linked to the computer, since it can aid in many domains of activity. There’s even the possibility to emulate older operating system, consoles or devices. In this regard,
comes with the means to bring the famous Atari computer directly to your desktop.
It comes in a pretty light package which allows you to carry it around on a USB flash drive, because it doesn’t need to be installed to properly function. In addition, the computer you use it on doesn’t get affected in any way, because registries are not a requirement, thus no new keys are added, and existing ones are not touched.
You’re taken directly into the console command window on which the Atari system is based. There are even various sound effects that trigger at almost every interaction with keyboard buttons and other application elements.
The application lets you handle various technical details. On the one hand, multiple operating systems can be selected, with options to install additional devices. No other components need to be downloaded, with a simple selection being enough. Up to four disk drives can be emulated, each with various parameters to protect, eject, emulate, add image, and more.
Atari++ comes with a full screen view to fully enjoy the past experience. What’s more, there’s a full menu which gives you the possibility to manage even more technical details related to ANTIC, machine, GTIA, CPU, OSROM, keyboard, basic ROM, SIO, PIA, tape, various analog connections, DirectX sound, and more.
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that Atari++ manages to live up to expectations, providing a powerful environment that neatly emulates various Atari machines. Regular ROM files can be loaded to experiment with different features, with an abundance of configurations to make the machine meet specific demands.