The following are original posts made to rec.games.video.classic about the Atari 2600 emulator contained in the the Atari 2600 Action Packs by Activision. Most of these posts were made by the original author of the emulator, Michael Livesay! I take no responsibility for any inaccuracies (or accuracies, for that matter 8) in these posts. The only editing I have performed is reformatting some column widths.
In case you've been living in a cave lately, the first Atari 2600 Action Pack was a collection of 16 Activision games for the Atari 2600, perfectly emulated for machines running Microsoft Windows 3.1. This is the version discussed in these pages. The first two Packs were released for Windows 3.1, then rereleased (with improvements) for Windows 95. A third Pack was released only for Windows 95. At least the first two, and probably all three, Packs have also been released for the Macintosh. Currently, you can buy the original Pack or Pack Two in a package containing all three versions (Win 3.1, Win 95, and Mac).