While it is still possible to buy an Amiga on marketplaces like eBay, you may not have enough space at home to do just that. That’s were emulation comes in. While you can argue that emulation cannot mimic the computer 100%, it is better than not using it at all in my opinion. Developer Toni Wilen has released a new version of WinUAE for Windows 32 & 64 bit. WinUAE is probably the best Commodore Amiga emulator out there which emulates most of the features of all Amiga editions Commodore released in the past. Emulation includes chip sets, drives, serial ports, mouse and joysticks, processors, memory, graphics units and hard drives. The new released edtion comes with many bugfixes and huge improvements. Amiga emulation can get slightly more complicated than most consoles since there are different models and the games aren’t always compatible. Commodore Amiga home computers have custom chip sets that mostly help the CPU with sound and graphics. The 16-bit Amiga models like the A500 have a graphic chip set that differs significantly from the graphic chip set that the more modern 32-bit Amiga models like the A1200 and A4000 have. AGA games typically feature more colors, and often you can find AGA and regular versions of the same game. To emulate an AGA game, you need to emulate the adequate hardware, which will in turn require an appropriate kickstart ROM.

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