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December 16, 2010

Atari Coldfire Project

Filed under: Miscellaneous — noblemaster @ 08:44

In case you are curious on what my dad is up to. No, he is not a game developer. He is creating computer hardware. He is currently working on a next generation Atari computer. As Atari the company is pretty much “dead”, Medusa Computer System is the one company left still producing Atari hardware.

The project is called the Atari Coldfire Project (ACP). Atari experts from hardware and software are putting together the next Atari computer called FireBee running on the ColdFire processor. The hardware is finished. The operating system and software is currently still being worked on. Visit the links below for imagery & video:

Atari Firebee Desktop

Atari FireBee Desktop


  1. Neat!

    Comment by TravisII — December 16, 2010 @ 13:36

  2. i have fond memories of my old atari computer… bout time it made the comeback!

    Comment by King_Howard — December 16, 2010 @ 15:58

  3. Yes, good times! There are a bunch of Atari games I played which would be fun to bring back to the current desktop & mobile market. You guys ever played Tauris on the Atari?

    Comment by noblemaster — December 16, 2010 @ 22:38

  4. Wow you have a cool dad! What is the target market for this clone? Will any new games be written for it since its hardware is no slouch and sports an ATI chip and fast CPU? Please keep us up to date through your dad on its development

    Comment by retrogod — April 8, 2011 @ 08:37

  5. There are a bunch of people writing software/drivers for the Atari Coldfire Project. Also, apparently Linux is ported to it so it will run on the computer.

    Don’t know anything about games being written for it?

    Comment by noblemaster — April 9, 2011 @ 01:52

  6. This is simply amazing. I only wish it also supported an expandable and updateable 8-bit Atari computer format as well, so it could be the end-all-be-all computer for Atari!

    Comment by Atarian 2011 — May 22, 2011 @ 00:54

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