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
And add the following lines to the end:
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
#E-UAE and other funky Amiga stuff
deb http://morgoth.free.fr/ubuntu dapper-backports main
sudo apt-get update
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.
sudo apt-get install e-uae
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:
7)Go to terminal
8)Make sure you are user and not root
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.
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:
- 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.
- click Gameports and make sure the selection here is to your liking. And now finally.
14) Fire up a game by:
- Click Floppy Disk and insert the .adf file of your liking into DF0:
- If the game has more disks you can insert disk2 in DF1:
- 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.