vecsim is a simulator for some of the 6502-based Atari vector games, vecsim runs on Linux or Unix systems with X11. vecsim also contains an experimental static translator.

vecsim is obsolete. It is presented here for historical interest, and because there has been some recent interest in static translation. If you just want to play the games, I strongly recommend using MAME instead.

I do not provide ROM images, nor will I answer any questions about finding them.

vecsim attempts to use an indexed color mode, such as 8-bit color. If used in a non-indexed (true color) mode, e.g. 15-, 16-, 24-, or 32-bit color modes, it will operate only in black and white, and will print some error messages at startup.

Release Notes

The main simulator was developed from 1991 to 1992 by Hedley Rainnie and Eric Smith, and the experimental static translator was added in 1993. It was released under the GPL in 1996. A crude port to Windows was done in 1997, but was not integrated into the source distribution. There has been no further development work on vecsim aside from a very small amount of cleanup in August of 2003 to eliminate compiler warnings and simplify the Makefile.

Release 0.8:


vecsim is distributed under the terms of the Free Software Foundation's General Public License, Version 2. If you agree to the terms of the license, you may download it.

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Last updated August 24, 2003

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