Which PC config is necessary for good Atari ST emulation?
I would say at least Pentium 200 with 32 Mb of memory and Windows 95 :)
What is original Atari ST configuration?
Design features of Atari STF Processor: MC68000 Structures Intern: 16 bits Structures External: 32 bits
Frequency of clock: 8Mhz
Memory: 1040 STF 1 Méga of RAM 190 KB of ROMANIAN 520 STF 520 KB of RAM 190 KB of Graphic
Supported Resolutions: 640x400, monochromic (high) 640x200, 4 colors (low) 320x200,16 colors (low)
Colors: Pallets of 512
Interfaces : Two ports Midi: Entry and left
Ports for monitor (analogical RVB high monochromic resolution and audio).
Parallel port for printers.
Port series RS232C for modem Port for unit diskette with contolor
Port for unit hard disk DMA 10 Mbits/s
Wearing of insertion Cartridge (128 KB)
Port for mouse and Joystick
Sound: 3 votes of 30Hz to the ultrasounds
What emulator i must use?
There are many Atari ST emulators exists at that moment.
"Steem Engine" emulator is one of the best.
Steem is a Freeware Atari STE emulator for Windows and Linux. It is being updated regularly and runs almost every ST program ever made without any problems. Steem is designed to be easy to use and has many unique features. Whether you want to run great old games, use MIDI apps just like you did on the ST or you have some other, more sinister motive, Steem is the emulator for you!
What an a Image disc? A file ST? A File. MSA? A file STT? A file DIM?
Emulator simulates the operation of a computer, the images discs simulate the diskettes. They are binary files which are the exact image (which contains integrality) disc or diskette of origin. The most common extensions of these files are is st (format not compressed) or msa (another format, compressed). One can also find formats special like STT or.DIM which are supposed more powerful beings and capacity being the image of the plays protected with the nonstandard format.