Amiga emulator refers to the activity of emulating a Commodore Amiga computer system using another computer platform. Most commonly, a user will emulate the Amiga using modern platforms such as Wintel or Macintosh. This allows Amiga users to use their existing software, and in some cases hardware, on modern computers.
One of the most challenging aspects of emulating the Amiga architecture is the custom chipset, which is extremely complex (even though today’s graphics processors and digital signal processors outperform it easily) and relies on critical cycle-exact emulation, particularly for some game titles. As a result, early emulators did not always achieve the intended results; however, later emulator versions can now accurately reproduce the behavior of Amiga systems.
FS-UAE is a fork of UAE that focuses on accessibility and gaming. It uses the original backend and adds its own GUI and interaction layer. Like the other forks, it requires the original ROM files if you want to emulate a real Amiga.
|Operating System||Windows: Windows 7/8/10
Mac: Mac OS 10.9 and higher version
Ubuntu: Ubuntu 16.04 and newer version
FS-UAE Amiga Emulator Features
Accurate Amiga Emulator: It integrates the most accurate Amiga emulation code available from WinUAE. FS-UAE emulates A500, A500+, A600, A1200, A1000, A3000 and A4000 models, but you can tweak the hardware configuration and create customized Amigas.
On-Screen GUI With Gamepad Control: FS-UAE is fully controllable with a gamepad – you can easily swap floppies and load save states through the on-screen GUI. In addition to being great on your personal computer, It is also well suited to be started from an emulator frontend running on an HTPC.
Configuration GUI: FS-UAE includes an easy-to-use graphical configuration program that allows you to enjoy FS-UAE and Amiga emulation without writing configuration files. Using this program is optional, and if you are a minimalist, you can instead use just FS-UAE alone.
Available for Multiple Operating Systems: FS-UAE works on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD and OpenBSD. Apart from a few small differences, the feature set is the same on all platforms. The same configurations, floppy images, and hard drives can be shared between multiple systems.
Solid Joystick and Gamepad Support: Many joysticks and gamepads are recognized out of the box without any configuration, with correct setup both for Amiga and CD32. Support for additional models can be configured with the joystick configuration tool bundled with FS-UAE Launcher.
Video Synchronization: Synchronize to your 50 Hz monitor (for PAL Amiga emulation) or 60 Hz monitor (for NTSC Amiga emulation) for perfect scrolling in games without the micro-stuttering which will otherwise occur. Available on all supported operating systems.
Scaling and Video Options: OpenGL is used for video output, with many options to tweak how the Amiga display is present. The Amiga display is streched to your screen by default, but you can enable aspect correction, zoom in or out, enable shaders for advanced effects, and use custom themes.
OpenRetro Game Database: Integration with the OpenRetro Game Database allows FS-UAE to scan your Amiga game files and automatically create entries (with covers and screenshots) for recognized ADF, IPF CD, and WHDLoad games. No manual configuration is needed.
Emulate High-End Amigas: It supports emulating an Amiga 4000 with a CPU as fast as your system can emulate it. Picasso96 drivers can be used with the built-in UAEgfx card to display Workbench in high resolutions and with up to 16.7 million colors, and the built-in bsdsocket.library means that the Amiga will have access to the Internet.
Cross-Platform Online Play: A unique feature is support for cross-platform online play. You can now play Amiga games against (or with) friends over the Internet. The online play feature is designed in a way that avoids de-synchronization issues.
Available in Multiple Languages: Both FS-UAE and FS-UAE Launcher are translated into several languages. The currently supported languages are French, German, Italian, Norwegian (Bokmål), Polish, and Serbian. -In addition to English, which is the default language.
Flexible Screenshot Support: When you take a screenshot in FS-UAE, by default you get three different images saved to your screenshots folder. One is the real screenshot (the scaled graphics you see on screen), but FS-UAE also saves a 1:1 pixel image of the entire Amiga video output, and also a 1:1 image which is cropped to what you see on screen.
Built-In Support for WHDLoad: If you have archived WHDLoad games in .zip or .lha, you can launch most of them by simply adding the archive as HD. FS-UAE Launcher will recognize that it is a WHDLoad game, and automatically configure an “internal HD” to boot the game for you.
Official Video Intro FS-UAE Amiga Emulator
FS-UAE Amiga Emulator FAQs
Do Joysticks Work With FS-UAE On Fedora Linux?
Yes they do, but from Fedora 17 and onwards, you need to install an extra package to get joysticks working (at all, this is not specific to FS-UAE):
sudo yum install kernel-modules-extra
Can FS-UAE On MacOS Launch On A Separate Full screen Space?
Yes, you can force FS-UAE to open in its own full screen space by adding this to advanced settings in the Launcher:
SDL_VIDEO_MAC_FULLSCREEN_SPACES = 1
Note: There be may usability issues when FS-UAE quits and tries to return to the Launcher/Arcade when full screen spaces are used.
Why Does FS-UAE Crash Or Disappear On Startup?
This is usually caused by a driver problem or having conflicting software installed. Please see [windows.md](Windows Notes) for solutions to some problems which has been reported, your problem might be mentioned there!
Why Are The Cursor Keys Not Working?
If you start with the default settings and without a (supported) joystick connected, the cursor keys will be used to emulate an Amiga joystick and will therefore not function as Amiga cursor keys. You can either connect a joystick to your computer, or disable the joystick emulation:
joystick_port_1 = nothing
You can also do this from the GUI menu (F12) and in FS-UAE Launcher.
Why Don’t I Get The Normal Kickstart When Starting FS-UAE?
This happens when FS-UAE is unable to find the find the proper kickstart for the Amiga model your trying to emulate and defaults back to the built-in AROS kickstart. Please verify that your configuration correctly points to a valid kickstart file.
FS-UAE Amiga Emulator Older Versions
- Amiga Forever
FS-UAE Amiga Emulator Overview
|Software Name||Amiga Emulator Software For Windows V 3.0.5|
|File Size||40.8 MB|
|Languages||English, Italian, French, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, German, Japanese|
|Developer||Bernd Schmidt (UAE)|