This page provides a basic introduction to WHDLoad for ordinary users. For more technical information about WHDLoad, see the Advanced WHDLoad FAQ.
WHDLoad (www.whdload.de) is a tool which allows you to install and run your Amiga games from your hard disk.
The easiest way is to simply download pre-installed WHDLoad games from here.
Alternatively if you wish you can install your games yourself using a WHDLoad installer - see the Advanced WHDLoad FAQ for more information.
Bert Jahn is the author of WHDLoad itself and also writes some installers. Dedicated patchers such as Bored Seal only write installers.
There is a one-time payment of 20 Euros, £15 or $20 to register WHDLoad. This goes to Bert Jahn to help run the website and continue development of WHDLoad. The patchers write slaves for free (and usually as a hobby or interest). If not registered, a nag message will be displayed before the game starts. There is an online registration form.
WHDLoad is a shareware program, designed to run on real Amigas. It isn't about emulators.