Developer Toni Wilen has released a new beta version of WinUAE for Windows 32 & 64 bit(4.2.0). The next coming release in (early April) will have Direct3D 11 shader support fixes. 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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