A lire : Emulateur Amiga 600 & 1200 & AmigaCD32

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    To All Amiga Fellows

    Since the WIKI is not yet updated, here is a quick intro to the new Amiga emulator!

    Amiberry has been upgraded to v2.24 on Raspberry 2, 3B(+) and Odroid XU4.
    This is a big bump, and the new version supports lots of new features!


    In Recalbox, Amiga machines have been split up in 3 virtual sub-systems:

    • Amiga 600:All OCS/ECS machines from A1000 up to the latest A600
    • Amiga 1200: All AGA machines, starting from the 1200
    • Amiga CD32: The only true console from the Amiga series
      The CDTV is not yet supported, although the Recalbox theme and CDTV configurations are ready. It will be added later as a new sub-system, as soon as Amiberry fully supports it.

    Supported "roms"

    Here is a list of supported file format per sub-system:

    • Amiga600 & Amiga1200:
      ADF disks (*.adf), the most popular disk format (cannot embedd disk protections). May be zipped or 7-zipped.
      IPF disks (*.ipf), mostly used by no-intro dumps (can embedd disk protections). May be zipped.
      WHD (folders, *.lha/lzh/lzx, *.zip), the well known format for hard-drive games. WHD folders are reconized using the inner *.slave file, however it is highly recommended to keep them packed in lha or zip format. Unpacked WHD are not faster and even worst they may make EmulationStation slow as hell 🙂
      HDD FS, Hard drive on filesystem. Must be folders ending with ".hd" extensions. Rarely used. For true amiga fellows that backuped their Amiga HD. May be zipped, but not recommended.
      HDF (*.hdf), Hard drive images in a single file. May be zipped (R/O!)
      RP9 (*.rp9), Amiga Forever all-in-one packages

    • Amiga CD32:
      ISO (*.bin, *.iso, w/ or w/o *.cue), CD dumps. May be zipped
      Other CD image formats may be supported but haven't been tested by the recalbox team.

    When running zipped/7-zipped files, our configurator try to identify the rom type by seeking for specific extensions inside the archive. ADF/IPF/BIN/ISO are fast to identify. WHD are fast, but LHA should be prefered. HDDFS may be longer to check and may lead to some misinterpretations. If you are using HDDFS, let them as regular files & folders and make the root folder name ending with .hd for fast identification.

    Overriding configurations

    As you can see, this new Amiberry supports all amiga "rom" formats. To make things easier for everyone, we have made a huge work to auto-magically configure the emulator regarding what you want to start.
    Recalbox build a default machine configuration per sub-system, however, in some situations you may want to override the auto-generated settings.

    Recalbox generates config files in /tmp/amiga/conf. The most important is the uaeconfig.uae file, where you will find all keys defining the machine, disk drives, hard drives, etc.
    I cannot describe all keys here. If you're curious I recommend you to take a look at the appropriate Amiberry and UAE documentations.

    You have two ways to override settings:

    By system:

    Create a file named /recalbox/share/system/configs/amiberry/<subsystem>.uae (/recalbox/share/system/configs/amiberry/amiga1200.uae to override Amiga1200)
    Set the key you want to override.
    For example, you can make a config file with:
    to disable LED display in the bottom right corner.

    By game

    Create a file named exactly like your "rom" (or folder) but that ends with .uae.
    For exemple, in your rom folder, if you have a file named Aladdin (AGA).ipf, you may create an Aladdin (AGA).uae and override keys in this file.

    Recalbox builds the configuration in the following order:

    • Build the default config regarding the rom type and the sub-system.
    • Load /recalbox/share/configs/<subsystem>.uae if the file exists, and add/overwrite the config keys.
    • Load <game>.uae if the file exists, and add/overwrite the config keys.

    In game

    As in other emulators:
    HoyKey + START quit the emulator
    HoyKey + B run the Amiberry interface


    The new Recalbox comes with an open-source kickstart replacement, the AROS bios (2019 version).
    Our auto-magically configurator use this bios when no other BIOS is available in share/bios folder. Several games have been booted & tested successfully using the AROS bios.
    But keep in mind that this is a replacement. It is highly recommended to get the required bios. In particular if you want to run WHD games, because the Amiberry's WHDLoader may change bios settings and seek for the best available kickstart.

    Here is the list of new required kickstart:


    • kick33180.A500.rom (Kickstart v1.2 rev 33.180 (1986)(Commodore)(A500-A1000-A2000).rom)
    • kick34005.A500.rom (Kickstart v1.3 rev 34.5 (1987)(Commodore)(A500-A1000-A2000-CDTV).rom)
    • kick37175.A500.rom (Kickstart v2.04 rev 37.175 (1991)(Commodore)(A500+).rom)
    • kick39106.A1200.rom (Kickstart v3.0 rev 39.106 (1992)(Commodore)(A1200)[!].rom)
    • kick40063.A600.rom (Kickstart v3.1 rev 40.63 (1993)(Commodore)(A500-A600-A2000)[!].rom)
    • kick40068.A1200.rom (Kickstart v3.1 rev 40.68 (1993)(Commodore)(A1200).rom)
    • kick40068.A4000.rom (Kickstart v3.1 rev 40.68 (1993)(Commodore)(A4000).rom)


    • kick40060.CD32.rom (Kickstart v3.1 rev 40.60 (1993)(Commodore)(CD32).rom)
    • kick40060.CD32.ext.rom (CD32 Extended-ROM rev 40.60 (1993)(Commodore)(CD32).rom)

    Hope it helps 🙂

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