What do I need to emulate an Amiga?
A. An emulator program, such as UAE or
Fellow, and a copy of an Amiga Kickstart
Where do I get a kickstart ROM from?
A. You won't find one on this page,
because the ROMs are still owned and
copyrighted by Amiga Technologies.
However, you can transfer the ROMs from a
real Amiga with the TransROM program that
come with the programs above. This either
involves a serial cable link-up with a
PC, or using CrossDOS to copy the image
to a PC disk.
might be able to find ROM images on some
more underground emulator pages, but
they're pretty scarce...
What about getting Amiga games?
A. I would estimate that 90 % of all
amiga games have now been converted to
ADF format, as they are so easy to store,
and don't take up space like piles of
floppy disks do. However, these games are
still copyrighted, (unless they are
Public Domain ) , and it is illegal to
distribute these, without concent from
the author. There are many illegal sites
out there, which will probably supply
such games. However, my site, and the
sites on the links section only supply
legal software. So if you want some
games, check out my games section, or the
great sites in the links section.
Which emulator is better?
A. Hmmm. UAE emulates all Amigas pretty
well, but cannot really cope with sound.
However UAE now has basic AGA
emulation.Although many AGA games still
refuse to run correctly on UAE, its still
achievement, and emulation improves with
each version. Fellow gives an accurate
and speedy emulation with sound, but has
less compatability and no AGA support.
UAE comes for Windoze or DOS, and Fellow
for DOS. The next version of fellow will
be for windoze.
a nutshell, UAE is better if you want to
emulate Workbench 3.0 and later machines,
and use a lot of serious Amiga software.
Fellow is more suited to games, and works
only with Kickstart 1.2 - 2.0. So, if you
want an A1200 use UAE, and for an A500
What does the emulator give me?
A. The latest release of UAE is a real
gem, because the emulated Amiga gets to
use almost everything on your PC. You get
four virtual floppy drives, CD-ROM, hard
disk, AGA support and piles of RAM! With
Fellow, you get four floppies and loads
of RAM, but I can't get the hard drive
How does the emulation work?
A. It's just like using a real
Amiga, except to use floppies, you need
copies of the disks in a file. These are
Amiga disk files (ADFs). You simply
assign one of them to one of the virtual
floppy drives. You can insert, eject,
format and write to them as you want.
Can I use LHA archives with UAE ?
Yes - The most effective way is to setup
a hard disk for your emulator using UAE.
Copy the LHA file to the C Directory of
your Amiga Hard Disk. Your LHA files can
then be extracted to your destination. We
recommend that you install D-opus onto
your Amiga Harddisk, as it supports LHA
archiving, allowing extraction through
D-opus, rather than CLI. This is a lot
simpler. LZX archiving is also supported.
And DMS files ?
Yes, DMS extraction / compression is also
supported. As long as you have a copy of
DMS, you can compress and extract DMS
files. Extraction will copy the file to
your DF0: , so make sure you have created
a new 'Blank' ADF image, which can be
Is there any easier way of converting DMS
to ADF ?
Yes, - There is a cool little program
called X-DMS. This file will convert your
DMS in just a few seconds. It is
available here and is very
I have Many Amiga Disks, and want to
convert them. How can i do it ?
Read my bit on conversion, found here