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    HOWTO: play amiga games with E-UAE emulator

    Hi folks

    Does Supercars II, Kickoff II, Superfrog, Gravity Force, Medal of Honor and Alien Breed ring a bell. Well now you can play all your favorite Amiga games, right here in your favorite OS. I'm using an clevo d470k AMD3200, 256MB laptop and everything is working 100%, with a nice smooth visual performance and great sound.

    Do this and you should be in business.

    1)Go to terminal

    2)Open sources.list in gedit
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    And add the following lines to the end:
    Code:
    #E-UAE and other funky Amiga stuff
    deb http://morgoth.free.fr/ubuntu dapper-backports main
    3)Update apt-get:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    4)Install E-UAE:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install e-uae
    5)Now you have the emulator installed, but still need the kickstart. This can only be downloaded legally for free if you own an old Amiga with the adequate (in this case version 1.3) Kickstart Rom.
    Code:
    wget "http://www.theoldcomputer.com/Libarary's/Emulation/BIOS_Roms/Kickstart1.3.zip"
    Alternatively you can buy the full range of Amiga Kickstart's here: http://www.amigaforever.com/ or roll one of your own using your old Amiga and Workbench Floppy (see http://ale.emuunlim.com/guides/get-kick-rom.shtml and http://www.pcguru.plus.com/linux_uae_faq.html).

    6)Unpack and copy the kickstart.roms into a folder in your home directory fx. to:
    Code:
    /home/johndoe/amiga/roms
    7)Go to terminal

    8)Make sure you are user and not root

    9)Type:
    Code:
    uae
    10)And lo and behold, the E-UAE control panel is opening.

    11)Ok time to get some games. Go here: and download whatever you want or search google for 'amiga adf'.

    12)Unpack the .adf files you just downloaded to fx.
    Code:
    /home/johndoe/amiga/games
    13)Now get back to he E-UAE control panel and lets play a game god dammit. But first we have to make a few settings:
    1. click Memory/change Kickstart ROM file and set it to the Amiga rom you want to use. fx. /home/johndoe/amiga/roms/KICK13.ROM, for standard Amiga 500 rom.
    2. click Gameports and make sure the selection here is to your liking. And now finally.

    14) Fire up a game by:
    1. Click Floppy Disk and insert the .adf file of your liking into DF0:
    2. If the game has more disks you can insert disk2 in DF1:
    3. Unactivate Pause button

    15)Watch and weep while your favorite game ever loads. Use F12+s to toggle fullscreen view.

    The performance is incredible and I would like to thanks the guys behind the e-uae emulator and the linux-port for doing a truly outstanding job! Please let me know how it goes if anyone tries this. If more than 3 people asks for it, I will make this howto into a selfinstalling script, that sets everything up, including 10 favorite games.

    CYA

    Rune Kaagaard
    Copenhagen
    Last edited by rune_kg; March 10th, 2007 at 08:25 PM. Reason: update

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    Re: HOWTO: play amiga games with E-UAE emulator

    delete this...
    Last edited by rune_kg; June 22nd, 2006 at 03:05 PM. Reason: deleted

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    Re: HOWTO: play amiga games with E-UAE emulator

    What is the difference between UAE in the dapper repos and E-UAE in the dapper-backports repo?

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    Re: HOWTO: play amiga games with E-UAE emulator

    Somebody correct me if i'm wrong, but as far as I know is E-UAE a fork of UAE, where a lot of the code is ported from winUAE. Most people seem to think that E-UAE performs better and is more stable.

    Rune Kaagaard
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    Re: HOWTO: play amiga games with E-UAE emulator

    I should have googled this. I'm lazy!

    You are right http://sourceforge.net/projects/uaedev/

    I have UAE installed presently, will be nice to upgrade.

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    Re: HOWTO: play amiga games with E-UAE emulator

    Ahh you have the UAE. Interesting. How is that running for you? Did you by any chance come up with a good solution for making custom keyboard maps?

    Rune Kaagaard
    Copenhagen

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    Re: HOWTO: play amiga games with E-UAE emulator

    I have seen it somewhere but could you please tell me how to get the new repostory authenticated?
    -=<( Mulperi )>=-

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    Re: HOWTO: play amiga games with E-UAE emulator

    Quote Originally Posted by rune_kg
    Ahh you have the UAE. Interesting. How is that running for you? Did you by any chance come up with a good solution for making custom keyboard maps?

    Rune Kaagaard
    Copenhagen
    I never got far with the original UAE so I couldnt tell you mate.

    I got the new E-UAE installed from your repository without hitch and other than the sound stuttering problem which was also in the other one it works flawlessly.

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    Re: HOWTO: play amiga games with E-UAE emulator

    Hey yaztromo

    Just to set things straight. The great dude who did the .deb package is Morgoth. Visit Morgoth here http://morgoth.free.fr/ubports/.

    Regarding the sound stuttering, what's the specs of your box? My sound only stutters when I am opening something big in the background (i.e. Open Office). Otherwise it works 100%.

    Hey mulperi

    Morgoth supplies the solution to that. See: http://morgoth.free.fr/ubports/ to see how to import signing key to apt.

    Take care guys.

    Rune Kaagaard
    Copenhagen
    Last edited by rune_kg; June 25th, 2006 at 04:17 AM.

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    Re: HOWTO: play amiga games with E-UAE emulator

    Thanks Rune!
    -=<( Mulperi )>=-

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