Like all emulators, requires a lot of computing power to accurately emulate the Amiga. The following system is a recommended minimum for running WinUAE:

  • Pentium IV 2GHz
  • 1GB of RAM
  • WinUAE 3.6: Windows 7 with SP1 or higher
  • WinUAE 3.5: Windows 2000

The last version to support Windows NT 4.0 was WinUAE 0.8.8 (see winuae-compat.exe). If short on memory or CPU performance, please use winuae-mini.exe (0.8.22r8).

Emulation Requirements

WinUAE requires some Amiga software in order to work properly. This software is not included for legal reasons:

  • A copy of a Kickstart ROM. Sometimes referred as a ROM-image, ROM-file, KickFile, or KickROM - has to be loaded by WinUAE on startup, just like a real Amiga would. It can be extracted from an original Amiga with the transrom. Alternatively, a legal copy can be obtained with the Amiga Forever software package. Kickstarts are supplied on the Amiga Forever CD in \Emulation\shared\ROM. If you have the Amiga Classix CD, you can find a Kickstart version 1.3 ROM file on it.
  • The Workbench, which is the Amiga's user interface to manage files and start applications, in other terms AmigaOS.
    Workbench disks can be transferred to the ADF file-format used by WinUAE by running the included transdisk utility. Also, a legal copy of various AmigaOS releases can be found in the Amiga Forever software package.
    A larger set of Workbench disks (up to 3.1) can be found on the Amiga Forever CD in \Emulation\shared\ADF and a full Workbench directory hard disk set up in \Emulation\shared\dir.
    Workbench or AmigaOS 3.5 or 3.9 CDs can be purchased from any Amiga dealer and can be read directly on the PC by WinUAE.

If you have everything you need, continue with the GUI to configure WinUAE. If the setup of the program is complete and the emulation is working, please refer to Emulation for information on how to to get the most out of WinUAE.

NOTE: Neither WinUAE itself nor this help will point you at illegal content sites, nor will you be provided with copyrighted material by any of the involved people.

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