Free Amiga Emulators
Software emulation of the Commodore Amiga
Free Amiga Emulators
The free Amiga emulators on this page emulate the hardware of a Commodore Amiga on either a Windows machine, a Macintosh, DOS, Linux or other systems. The software basically creates an environment that makes Amiga programs think that they are running on a Motorola 680x0 Amiga with its specialized graphics and sound chips, even if it is actually running on a PC or a Mac. As a result, you can run Amiga games and other programs even if you do not own an Amiga machine.
Note that most of these emulators only emulate the Amiga hardware. You will still need an image file of the Amiga Kickstart ROM as well as the operating system software.
Free Amiga Emulation Software
- FS-UAE Amiga Emulator (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD)
This emulator is based on WinUAE, and emulates the A500, A500+, A600, A1200, A1000, A3000 and A4000 models. It comes with its own kickstart ROM, but you can also use the ROM from a real Amiga computer (which should improve compatibility).
- WinUAE (Windows)
WinUAE is an implementation (or port) of the UAE Amiga emulator for Windows. It has all the features of the UAE Amiga emulator (you can read about it elsewhere on this page).
- MaxUAE (Mac OS X)
MaxUAE is a port of the UAE Amiga emulation software to Mac OS X. You can read more about UAE elsewhere on this page.
- E-UAE (Linux, Mac OS X, AmigaOS4, MorphOS, BeOS)
E-UAE is a port of the UAE Amiga emulator (see elsewhere on this page) to Linux and other Unix-type systems such as Mac OS X, BeOS, AmigaOS itself (both the 68k and PPC verisons), etc.
- WinFellow (Windows)
WinFellow is an Amiga emulator for Windows. It comes with source code.
- UAE Amiga Emulator (Source Code)
(Update: the website, formerly at
http://uae.coresystems.de/, doesn't seem to be reachable any more.) The UAE Amiga emulator emulates the hardware of the Commodore Amiga 500, 1000 and 2000. Specifically, it emulates a Motorola 68000, 68010, 68020, 68040 CPU and optionally a 68881 FPU, OCS, ECS and AGA graphics chipset with the sprite-playfield collisions, up to 2 MB RAM and 8 MB Fast RAM or 8 MB RAM without Fast RAM, up to 64 MB Zorro III Fast RAM, up to 1 MB Slow RAM, up to 8 MB graphics card memory, 4 3.5" floppy drives, that is, DF0:, DF1:, DF2: and DF3:, a hard disk, joystick support which may be mapped to the numeric keypad, mouse support, full stereo sound with 4 x 8bit channels, state saving, etc. The emulator includes ROM emulation (emulation of the Amiga Kickstart ROM). The emulator is available in source code form. If you are looking for pre-compiled versions, see the entries for WinUAE (Windows), MaxUAE (Mac) and E-UAE (Unix-based systems, like Linux) on this page (the page you are reading). The acronym "UAE" probably does not stand for anything, although some call it the "Unix Amiga Emulator" while others call it the "Ubiquitous Amiga Emulator".
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