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An Atari ST/STE/TT/Falcon emulator suitable for playing games


External user interface for Hatari


hatariui - Python/Gtk UI for Hatari


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hatariui is a Python/Gtk UI for Hatari which can either embed the Hatari window (on X11 systems) or run in a separate window. By default it provides a normal application menu and some extra button for faster access to fast-forward etc. functionality, but these are fully configurable with the command line options. While it lacks support for some of the Hatari configuration options that Hatari’s SDL GUI has, it also supports some options that the Hatari’s built-in SDL UI doesn’t.
Besides the UI configurability, some of the other advantages hatariui has over the SDL interface included with Hatari itself are use of a normal Gtk file selector with all of its features (directory shortcuts etc), support for UTF-8 (in file names) and in general blending better to the user’s desktop environment.
Additionally, Hatari can run while one uses UI configuration dialogs, and it can stop Hatari completely to better save the battery on mobile computers. For devices without a keyboard, it offers a a text input dialog and one can configure (from command line) buttons for often used strings.


hatariui is a shell script wrapper for the Python script. It’s used to run the Python script with suitable options for default usage, and to set up the correct installation directory for rest of the Hatari UI Python scripts and data files.
Options below are actually for the script. If you want to change options given for it, modify the hatariui shell script or make your own based on the installed one.


-h, --help Hatari UI command line help
-n, --nomenu
Omit menubar from the window
-e, --embed
Embed Hatari window (to middle of controls)
-f, --fullscreen
Start in fullscreen
-l, --left <controls>
Add a toolbar at left
-r, --right <controls>
Add a toolbar at right
-t, --top <controls>
Add a toolbar at top
-b, --bottom <controls>
Add a toolbar at bottom
-p, --panel <name>,<controls>
Add a separate window with given name and controls
You can have only one toolbar on each side of the Hatari window. Panels are separate windows and you can have as many of them as you wish. For each of the panels, you need to add a button with the name of the panel (see "MyPanel" in the Examples section).
Following buttons can be added to toolbars and panels:
| Separator between action buttons
> Start next toolbar row in panel windows
Hatari compatibility list
Hard disk config dialog
reset Warm or cold reset Hatari
Save configuration
bugs Report a bug
Display settings dialog
Hatari authors
Toggle Hatari fast-forward
debug Activate Hatari debugger
quit Quit Hatari UI
hatari Hatari home page
Record animation
Record YM/Wav
mails Hatari mailing lists
floppy Floppy image dialog
device Midi / Printer / RS232 enabling dialog
load Load emulation snapshot
Load configuration
path Path config dialog
Hatari machine config dialog
todo Hatari TODO
Hatari UI home page
save Save emulation snapshot
Joystick settings dialog
trace Hatari tracing dialog
pause Pause Hatari to save battery
about Hatari UI information
Hatari release notes
full Toggle whether Hatari is fullscreen
manual Hatari manual
input Text / mouse click injection dialog
sound Sound settings dialog
Latest Hatari changes
run (Re-)run Hatari
shot Grab a screenshot
<panel name>
Button for the specified panel window
Synthetize string or single key <code>. NOTE: disable fast-forward before injection or key-repeat will repeat each injected key!
If no options are given, the UI uses basic controls.


Example on how to add top, right and bottom toolbars and a separate "MyPanel" panel window: --embed \
        -t "about,run,pause,quit" \
        -p "MyPanel,Macro=Test,Undo=97,Help=98,>,F1=59,F2=60,>,close" \
        -r "pause,debug,trace,machine,MyPanel" \
        -b "sound,|,forward,|,full"
For more examples on Hatari UI options usage, see the hatariui shell script.


Hatari UI is written by Eero Tamminen <oak at helsinkinet fi>.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
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