Pocket Amiga Emulator

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My Amiga 500 (and my CD-TV) are both still in my closet, and haven’t been used in years. But long ago I used to work for a store that was exclusively Amiga, back in the early ’90s in Rockville Maryland (Software Advantage if you must know) and had lots of fun with those computers back when they were the coolest thing around. They were also some of the more temperamental machines, especially when you combined them with the touchy Video Toaster. If you crossed your eyes and turned on a 2000 with a VT , chances are you just blew your VT board– and it had to go back to NewTek. We kept spares around, luckily.

Well, now with the porting of the UAE (the Ultimate Amiga Emulator) to PocketPC by Cerial at Pocket Insanity you can play your Amiga stuff again, on your PocketPC. Download the binary for PocketUAE here. It’s slow at the moment, but it does work. You’ll need to track down those little buggers, you know, the kickstart disks– Kickstart 1.3 and 3.1– remember them? There is an ‘official’ licensee of the Amiga Roms now, and they are trying to stop out the free downloads on the net, but if you Google it and move out to about 10 or so, you’ll easily find some for download. Along with about every Amiga game there is.

Here are some screen shots. Below them I’ve listed my current config that works on the Toshiba e405 with WM2003 SE. I used GetPDAScreen for the screenshots, which is a great utility that’s free and works fine on my Toshiba. You just have to be connected via ActiveSync, which usually isn’t a problem, but will slow down the emulation even more.

bullfrog
Bullfrog, a good name in games.

gurumeditation
Oops, hadn’t seen one of these in a very long time.

syndicate3
Syndicate

syndicate4
Syndicate, the first mission. A cool game.

Here is my .uaerc file that makes this work on Windows Mobile 2003 SE:
You need to set your chipram to only 1 meg (i.e. set it for ‘2’) or else pocket uae will not work on WM2300 devices. This took a while to track down. Visit the Pocket UAE board for more up-to-date tips and help.
The bottom line: too slow on the Toshiba, but it looks cool.

kickstart_rom_file=roms/kick13.rom
cpu_type=68000
c#hipset=aga
#cpu_speed=max
cpu_speed=20
chipmem_size=2    
bogomem_size=0
fastmem_size=0
z3mem_size=0
gfx_width=320
gfx_height=240
gfx_lores=yes
gfx_center_vertical=simple
gfx_center_horizontal=simple
gfx_linemode=none
gfx_fullscreen_amiga=yes
gfx_framerate=5
#filesystem=rw,HDD:/uae/hdd
#hardfile=rw,32,1,2,512,/uae/hdd.hdf
#floppy0=disks/Wb3.1_Install.adf
floppy0=disks/Syndicate1.adf
floppy1=disks/Syndicate2.adf
floppy2=disks/Syndicate3.adf
floppy3=disks/Syndicate4.adf
sound_output=normal
#sound_output=interrupts
sound_channels=mono
sound_bits=8
sound_frequency=11025
sound_min_buff=2756
sound_max_buff=2756
joyport0=mouse
joyport1=kbd2

[Posted with ecto]