View Full Version : Amiga Emulation

12-06-2009, 08:14 PM
Is there a simple article anywhere that explains Amiga emulation? I don't have a lot of disks for my Amiga and I wouldn't mind trying some games out via emulation first to see if it's worth playing them on a real machine but ... maybe my emulators were old or maybe I'm just retarded (or most likely, both) but the last time I tried I couldn't make heads or tails out of what was going on.

12-06-2009, 08:58 PM
Check out the Amiga Forever package, and http://www.lemonamiga.com/

To be honest, I haven't tried Amiga Forever myself, but I've heard good things about it on RetroGaming Radio a couple years ago. At least it's a place to start.

12-06-2009, 09:17 PM
It's not worth buying, honestly.
The biggest problem I have with Amiga emulation is that UAE can never seem to get the screen cropping/centering right.
It's just mind blowing that something so basic never gets fixed, especially given how good the overall quality of the emulator is.

AB Positive
12-06-2009, 09:46 PM
WinUAE nowadays is quite decent. Lots of options but really setup the Quickstart to a500 w/ 1MB of chip RAM and you'll most likely play whatever you have.

12-06-2009, 10:24 PM
I tried something called Amiga In A Box once, but that project seems to be long dead. Googling now turns up http://wiki.abime.net/amiga:workbench_packs , which looks pretty nifty. All of those require Workbench disks of some sort or another, however.

If I had the money I'd rather just deal with Amiga Forever, being nice and legal and all. (If only Steam would sell it!)

12-07-2009, 07:24 AM
This is the easiest to follow, favorite Amiga emulation guide I have used:


Gives you step-by-step what to do in WinUAE, which is free. Just add game images!

12-07-2009, 07:45 AM
Anyone try Amiga Forever on a Mac? They say it basically works but isn't supported.

Pete Rittwage
12-07-2009, 08:12 AM
With DirectX/Direct3D filters, it's really simple to set up perfect-looking screenmodes. The only real problem you will run into is that if your display doesn't run at exactly 60Hz/120Hz (or 50Hz/100Hz for PAL) then you can't use VSYNC without garbling the sound, since the audio is exactly synced with the framerate.

The D3D modes have auto-center/auto-resize, etc. It's really the most complete emulation of any system that exists. You really don't need a real Amiga.