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A Quick Guide to Amiga Emulation: Where to Download Games?

Where to download Amiga games? (logo by The Heretic)

Where to download Amiga games? (logo by The Heretic)

Hi and welcome,

In this post you will find information on where you can obtain Amiga games for download. I’m talking about classics like Super Frog, Project X, Monkey Island, It Came from the Desert, Defender of the Crown, Kick Off, Sensible Soccer and many, many more..

Defender of the Crown siege (screenshot taken from http://www.enotrocastillo.com/2012/03/historia-de-los-videojuegos-cap-vi-las.html)

Defender of the Crown siege – Powerful strategy and action game (screenshot taken from http://www.enotrocastillo.com/2012/03/historia-de-los-videojuegos-cap-vi-las.html)

This post will be particularly helpful for those who are new to Amiga emulation. Please have a look below for links.

DOWNLOAD EMULATORS:

There are many emulators to choose from, but the most common one is WinUAE for PC’s with Windows. I use WinUAE myself and I find it excellent.

E-UAE (AmigaOS 4, MorphOS, Linux etc): http://www.rcdrummond.net/uae/

FS-UAE (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X etc.): http://fs-uae.net/download

PSP-UAE (Playstation Portable): http://www.ultimateamiga.co.uk/index.php/page,6.html

WinUAE (Windows / PC): http://www.winuae.net/frames/download.html

North & South Title (screenshot by Old School Game Blog)

North & South – A fun game you can play on an Amiga emulator (screenshot by Old School Game Blog)


DOWNLOAD GAMES:

The games you download will in most cases be in the .ADF (Amiga Disk Format) format. This is basically a clone of an Amiga disk. In the emulator you can select it like you do with ROM’s in console emulators and the game will boot automatically. This is the best way to start your Amiga emulation journey.

For more advanced users: If you configure a HD (hard drive) in the emulator you can download WHD-Load packages. These are HD-installed games that can run with a double-click from Workbench (the Amiga OS). Please find links below to a great sites hosting hundreds of such packages.

Commodore is Awesome (Great selection of games with nice interface!): http://awesome.commodore.me/amiga/amiga-games/

Dream17 (All Team17 games in .ADF or .IPF format, also CD32 ISOs): http://www.dream17.info/downloads.php?cat=1

KG WHDLoad (Packs filled with WHD-Load games): http://kg.whdownload.com/kgwhd/

Open Amiga Games Database (Great selection of games): http://oagd.net/reports/downloadable-games

PlanetEMU (All the commercial Amiga games you want in .ADF format): http://www.planetemu.net/roms/commodore-amiga-games-adf

The Games Archives (Good selection of games, also for other systems): http://thegamearchives.net/?val=0_2_1_0_0_4_17_0_0_0_0

WHDownload (Hundreds upon hundreds of games, WHD-Load): http://www.whdownload.com/

KICKSTART ROMS:

To be able to use the Amiga emulator you need to get the official Kickstart ROM’s for it. These are still copy-protected and being sold commercially through the Amiga Forever emulation package. This package can be found here: http://www.amigaforever.com/. There are probably torrents containing these files, but those are not legal as far as I know.

NOTE:

I will update this post in the near future with more information. Please leave a comment if you have any questions, suggestions, thoughts or just want to say hi. :D Hope someone finds this text helpful.

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Deluxe Galaga by Edgar M. Vigdal for PC and Mac?

Hi guys,

Today I received an e-mail / newsletter from Edgar M. Vigdal, the creator of games like Deluxe Galaga on the Amiga and Warblade on the PC. Turns out that fans of Deluxe Galaga (myself included…) might have something to look forward to in the near future! Please have a look at what he wrote:

A New Start

A few weeks ago Simon (My longtime friend and helper) and I started fiddling around with some old Deluxe Galaga graphics files. (Deluxe Galaga was the grand dad of Warblade and were it all started) And I started coding on a small test of Deluxe Galaga in Unity.  After a few hours we had something up and running. Simon dug up his Amiga emulator and started grabbing sound samples and more of the graphics from the 2.6c version of Deluxe Galaga on the Amiga. We had a lot of fun, actually more fun with making a game then I have had in years struggling for months/years to get some game on the iOS AppStore  and then earn close to nothing. It was fun to code again!!  So as the days passed the test game got bigger and with more stuff added in. We have now uploaded some screenshot of this new project and last night even a early test version to run on a PC or Mac. We hope to complete this remake as a pixel perfect clone of the old Amiga game and have it out as soon as possible. The game will be sold separately and also later included in Warblade Mk II as a bonus play mode.  It will also help me enormously with getting my focus back on Warblade Mk II, where it should have been the whole time. Kevin my graphics wizard is also hard at work on a super cool free gift to all the Warblade Mk II funders.  And he is also working on graphics for the new game!   More very soon and new test builds will be added as soon as we have added in something new. Check test game out here :  emv-software.weebly.com/warblade-mk-ii.html Once again, many thanks. Have fun.

As you can see, they aim at making a pixel perfect clone of the Amiga classic for both PC and Mac. Will I buy it? YES! Already looking forward to download it. ;)

If you aren’t too familiar with either Deluxe Galaga (best Galaga version ever) or Warblade, you can read my review of Warblade here.

Now… anyone else ready for some Galaga action? :D

Thanks for reading and have a good evening!

Amiga Format: Christmas 1993 – Issue 54

Hi all,

We are approaching December and I thought we could celebrate that by having a quick peek at an old computer magazine I have in my collection. It is the Christmas edition of Amiga Format from 1993. The item is over 20 years old, but it doesn’t feel like it when I’m reading it. Perhaps I’m stuck in an Amiga time bubble or something. :D

As some of you might know, Amiga Format was at the time of print (1993) the worlds best selling Amiga magazine. This would change later on as CU Amiga grew in strength, but that’s another story.

I have taken a few pics of the mag for you to look at, so here goes:

The cover of Amiga Format issue 53 (photo by Old School Game Blog)

The cover of Amiga Format issue 53. I get in Christmas mood just looking at it. ;) (photo by Old School Game Blog)

Contents (photo by Old School Game Blog)

Contents – Lot’s of interesting articles, reviews and texts to read. (photo by Old School Game Blog)

Close-up of contents (photo by Old School Game Blog)

Close-up of contents (photo by Old School Game Blog)

Close-up of contents (photo by Old School Game Blog)

Close-up of contents (photo by Old School Game Blog)

Review of Alien Breed 2 (photo by Old School Game Blog)

Review of Alien Breed 2.. This issue had tons of cool games reviewed, like Cannon Fodder and Elite 2: Fronter. (photo by Old School Game Blog)

Staff of Amiga Format tells us about their year (photo by Old School Game Blog)

Staff of Amiga Format tells us about their year (photo by Old School Game Blog)

Great ideas for Christmas gifts, both for the gamer and the power user! (photo by Old School Game Blog)

Great ideas for Christmas gifts, both for the gamer and the power user! (photo by Old School Game Blog)

Mr. David Pleasance gives his thoughts on 1993 and what is head in 1994. As you know Commodore went bankrupt in 1994. :( (photo by Old School Game Blog)

Mr. David Pleasance gives his thoughts on 1993 and what is head in 1994. As you know Commodore went bankrupt in 1994. :( (photo by Old School Game Blog)

The magazine totals 259 (!) pages, which is quite a lot. There are many adverts to see, but tons of cool articles as well. I really miss being able to go to the kiosk and purchase Amiga Format, CU Amiga or The One. The only option these days are Amiga Future, but it is only available through mail-order.

Now I’m off to read a bit more in the magazine – catch you later in another post. :) Thanks for reading!

Mac: iBook G4 running MorphOS

MorphOS running on my iBook G4 (photo by Old School Game Blog

MorphOS running on my iBook G4 (photo by Old School Game Blog

Good evening,

Observant readers of my blog and followers on Twitter might have noticed I got myself an old iBook G4 Mac to run MorphOS on. It is up and running and working fine. The computer feels fast and everything is quick and responsive. I’ve got lots and lots of software to try, which is cool. For those of you who are unfamiliar with MorphOS, please have a look here for more information.

My iBook G4 (photo by Old School Game Blog)

My iBook G4 (photo by Old School Game Blog)

I must say I’m positively surprised with MorphOS. Why? I will give you a quick explanation.

First of all, I must say the installation went incredibly smooth and easy. I downloaded an .ISO of the OS from here, burnt it onto a CD and inserted it into the iBook. I then booted the computer and followed the instructions. Everything took less than 30 minutes. Best of all, everything worked right out of the box, even Internet with the built-in WiFi (had to type my password of course). Excellent!

It is safe to say that MorphOS have the old Mac a new life and a promising future. If you have an old Mac gathering dust, why not bring it back from the shadows and install MorphOS on it? ;)

I will write more about my new computer/OS in the future, so stay tuned for more MorphOS info.

Thanks for reading and have a good night!

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