I would add to this that if you try to bring Stella up by itself, e.g.
without employing the command prompt to automatically load a game or
otherwise having it load a game, the menus and dialogs within Stella appear
to be completely inaccessible at least with Hal, NVDA and Window Eyes.  What
this means is that you are going to have a very hard time setting up a
joystick for instance instead of the keyboard to play games.  There may be
some way around this however I have not found one yet.  If there isn't then
you will need sighted assistance in order to configure the program to use a
controler.  Nonetheless, Stella is an excellent alternative if you wish to
play your old 2600 games and you either don't have a console or don't want
to bother hooking one up.  I've got two of them actually but neither is
hooked up right now so Stella is very convenient.

Hope this Helps.

Tom

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From: gamers-boun...@audyssey.org [mailto:gamers-boun...@audyssey.org] On
Behalf Of Thomas Ward
Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 6:46 PM
To: Gamers Discussion list
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] accessible imulaters


Hi Troy,

You'll have to get a little more specific. There are all kinds of game
emulators out there. Two that are right off the top of my head is Stella for
Atari 2600 games and SNES 9x for Super NES games they are completely
different emulators for different types of games. Add to that I really need
to know your definition of "accessible" in this case.

For example, with an emulator like Stella I can open a command prompt and
type "stella spcinvad.bin" which would load Space Invaders in Stella for
Windows/Linux. Although, I can use Stella that doesn't make the games
"accessible" just because they were never designed to be played by the
blind. Playing Space Invaders on a PC with Stella is little different than
playing it on a console accessibility wise. So if your definition is can we
use emulators like Stella the answer is "yes." If you mean can we play the
games in an accessible format the answer is "no."


On 1/11/11, Troy Sullivan <troysulliva...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> does anyone know if an imulator is accessible?
> Thanks,
> Troy
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