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Wait; hold on a second.... Does this allow me to play old amiga games???

 
Author Poxismyname
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#1 Posted: 10 Jan 2008 23:52 
I have a bunch of old amiga game disks that i am looking to play legally and am wondering if this software will allow me to do that?

I'm talking about lemmings and other such games. If so how does it work and are there compatibility issues?

Thanks

Author AmiKit
Admin
#2 Posted: 11 Jan 2008 00:36 Edited by: AmiKit 
Hi and welcome to AmiKit support forum.

The main use of the AmiKit software package is to run the Amiga applications, including games, of course. AmiKit provides you with desktop environment into which the games can be installed with the help of the great WHDLoad installers that allow to install and run older Amiga games from desktop.

But you don't need AmiKit at all if you want to play the games only. It is completely enough to insert the virtual Amiga game disks (the files with .adf suffix) into virtual floppy drives of the emulator (WinUAE, also included with AmiKit) and boot directly to the game and bypass the AmigaOS (AmiKit) desktop. All you need is an Amiga ROM file (can be bought here, not included with AmiKit).

I assume you have real physical Amiga disks. Unfortunately, these are not compatible with standard PC floppy drive and therefore they cannot be read by the emulator. Anyway, four solutions are available.

Don't worry. There are bunch of free virtual Amiga game disks available on internet so you don't need to use their physical originals. For example, check: http://amiga.emucamp.com/g_dl_0.htm

For more information check the basics at:
http://www.tweakguides.com/Amiga_1.html
http://ale.emuunlim.com/guides/guides.shtml

Author Poxismyname
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#3 Posted: 11 Jan 2008 00:55 Edited by: Poxismyname 
Darn, I guess I have to buy an old amiga.

I have floppies.

You can delete my account it will no longer be needed thanks.

Author wiser3
Partaker
#4 Posted: 11 Jan 2008 17:55 
You can download adf file versions of your floppies from places like:
http://www.planetemu.net/index.php?section=roms&dat=257

Then download WinUAE from here:
http://www.planetemu.net/index.php?section=roms&dat=257

Next is the hard part. You need copies of the Amiga ROM chips. You can buy them from:
http://www.amikit.amiga.sk/amigaforever.htm
or you can make copies from your actual Amiga. WinUAE includes instruction on how to do that.

Next you simply launch WinUAE with your games adf files in the floppy drives and away you play.

You may also want to look into Lemonade which makes configuring WinUAE to play games easier:
http://www.lemonamiga.com/

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