ARAnyM – software virtual machine

ARAnyM is an acronym: Atari Running on Any Machine. It is a 32-bit Atari computer clone.

Specifically, it is a virtual machine software for running the Atari ST/TT/Falcon operating systems (TOS, FreeMiNT, MagiC and others) and TOS/GEM applications.

The reason for writing ARAnyM is to provide Atari power users with faster and better machines. The ultimate goal is to create a new platform where TOS/GEM applications could continue to live forever.

ARAnyM provides both ST-RAM and FastRAM (sometimes also called TT-RAM). ST-RAM size is always 14MB. FastRAM size is adjustable from 0 up to 4GB.

Features include:

  • MC68040 compatible CPU (including optional MMU!)
  • MC68881 compatible FPU.
  • JIT Compiler for CPU and FPU (speeds up CPU+FPU up to 10x!)
  • ST-RAM 14 MB.
  • Fast-RAM configurable 0-3824 MB.
  • Host accelerated fVDI graphics (large highcolor/truecolor resolutions).
  • Access to Host OS filesystems using BetaDOS or MiNT native XFS driver.
  • Ethernet networking via host using MiNT-Net XIF driver.
  • TOS 4.x XBIOS compatible with Atari Falcon DMA Sound (16-bit 48 kHz stereo sound).
  • Parallel port (bidirectional).
  • Atari floppy DD/HD for connecting floppy image or real floppy drive.
  • Two IDE channels for connecting disk images, hard drives or CD-ROMs.
  • Extended keyboard and mouse support (including mouse wheel).
  • Native CD-ROM access.
  • Cross-platform support – runs under Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Irix, Solaris, FreeMiNT, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, and Windows.

Support: Wiki, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Milan Jurik, Stanislav Opichalm, Petr Stehlik, Johan Klockars, Didier Mequignon, Patrice Mandin, Xavier Joubert, and others
License: GNU General Public License v2.0


ARAnyM is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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