Task: Play Atari 2600 Games in Your Browser
Needed: Web browser and Atari 2600 ROMs
Time: 10-15 mins
Emulation has been a lifesaver for bringing Atari goodness to the masses without the need for original hardware. The Stella emulator for the Atari 2600 is an amazing piece of software that when combined with an original Atari joystick through a USB connector brings hundreds of 2600 games right to your PC or Mac. However, there is an easier way to play Atari 2600 games without installing software on your computer. The goal of this task is to learn how to play Atari 2600 games right in your browser.
Download an Atari 2600 binary file (aka ROM)
Navigate to the Javatari website in your browser
Load a binary file.
You can load them through a dialog box or drag and drop them right into the virtual cartridge slot!
Play the game!