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20 June 2009 - 15:18E-UAE Amiga Emulator on Ubuntu 9.04 with Sound and a Blank Floppy Image (.adf)

In all its glory, behold the 880k-wonderfulness of a blank Amiga (.adf) floppy disk image.  Why, you might ask, do I link to this image?  Simple.  Having used the e-uae Amiga emulator on Linux a few times, each time I’ve stumbled with save-games because euae doesn’t provide the ability to format a save-game disk when you don’t have a regular Amiga disk image.  Well, not stumbled – I’ve not saved, gotten fed-up and then moved on.

This time I decided to venture into the unknown…I used an old copy of Workbench 1.3, then copied the workbench .adf image and formatted it (right-click on the disk icon, Initialize).  If you need one for save-games, just download the above copy.

Apparently the default build of UAE uses OSS for sound, since I run using ALSA I wasn’t getting any sound.  The solution is explain here, I had to install aoss and then run:

aoss uae

so now I get full sound – yay!

To get it installed I went via the fabulous morgoth, I tried the suggested:

wget -O - http://morgoth.free.fr/files/morgoth-signkey.gpg.asc | sudo apt-key add -

but it didn’t work so I downloaded morgoth-signkey.gpg.asc and ran

sudo apt-key add morgoth-signkey.gpg.asc

Then I added the following to Synaptic:

deb http://morgoth.free.fr/ubuntu jaunty-backports main

and searched on ‘e-uae’, installed it and the installed version is ‘0.8.29-WIP4-6ubuntu1.1~jaunty~9.04mlk as ‘uae-e’.  Now I can play old Amiga games at my leisure (I recommend Deuteros).  Top tip – for full screen use ‘F12 + s’ (where ‘s’ is the ‘s’ key, not Shift!).


Ian applies Data Science as an AI/Data Scientist for companies in ModelInsight, sign-up for Data Science tutorials in London. Historically Ian ran Mor Consulting. He also founded the image and text annotation API Annotate.io, co-authored SocialTies, programs Python, authored The Screencasting Handbook, lives in London and is a consumer of fine coffees.

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