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Stella (Atari 2600)
Now, for the granddaddy of all gaming systems, the Atari 2600. It was released in 1977 and
ushered in the video game craze. For the first time, popular arcade games could be brought
home, new properties could be created, and a whole new market opened up. From arcade
ports such as Pac Man and Donkey Kong to the original games such as Pitfall, and even in-
famous games such as E.T., the Atari 2600 has a very rich history of gaming. Stella is an
emulator that aims to bring this console to the Raspberry Pi using the following steps:
1. The installation is super simple; just type sudo apt-get install stella
to install Stella on the console and press Enter .
2. After a few moments, apt-get should finish, and Stella will be installed.
3. To run Stella, just type stella and press Enter .
4. Use the arrows and tab keys to navigate your Pi for game files. Then, highlight the
Select button and press Enter .
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