What Amiga Emulators are available?

Note that whatever emulator you choose, you will also need a 'Kickstart ROM' for the model of Amiga you wish to emulate. The easiest legal way to get hold of a complete set (to emulate any Amiga) is to buy Amiga Forever, which also includes many of the emulators listed below and a user-friendly front-end for WinUAE.

Windows PCs

  • WinUAE is by far the most widely-used Amiga emulator, and is still being actively maintained and developed. Download the latest version from: www.winuae.net. NOTE: WinUAE 0.8.22R2 and newer will require DirectX 8.0 or newer - Link to DirectX
  • WinFellow is an alternative emulator, especially suitable for older PCs. However, this is no longer updated and, unlike WinUAE, does not emulate AGA Amigas (A1200, A4000 or CD32). Homepage: fellow.sourceforge.net
  • MESS (Multiple Emulator Super System) also supports emulation of the Amiga 500 and 1000 - like WinFellow, it does not emulate AGA Amigas. Homepage www.mess.org:
  • Amigame is created by the French team AmiphoneX, Amigame is developed to be easy to use and quick to setup, Amigame is a game interface (front end) that simplifies your maximum utilization of WinUAE. Homepage: http://www.amigame.fr

Linux / Unix

  • UAE is the original Amiga emulator by Bernd Schmidt, but has not been updated since 2002: www.amigaemulator.org
  • Richard Drummond’s E-UAE incorporated some of the enhancements from WinUAE, but has not been updated since 2007: www.rcdrummond.net/uae
  • Mustafa "GnoStiC" Tufan develops P-UAE, which is a successor project to E-UAE (originally intended for the Pandora): P-UAE@github.com
  • Finally, it is possible to run WinUAE (see above) on Linux through WINE: www.winehq.org

Apple Mac

  • E-UAE (see above) is also available for Apple Mac: www.rcdrummond.net/uae
  • P-UAE is available for Macs, too: binaries are regularly posted here

Other and/or historical systems

  • Peter Hutchison's Amiga Emulator FAQ provides informations on Amiga emulators for various other systems including DOS, Palm OS, Wii, PS2, Dreamcast, PSP and X-Box.
  • DOSFellow is currently unmaintained and runs inside DOSBox
emulation/emulators.txt · Last modified: 2010/11/08 21:43 by gilgamesh
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