System: Haiku 

eUAE Launcher is a GUI for the eUAE emulator. With this program you can create configuration files for programs and games and then start the emulator with it. The surface is divided into several categories, which simplifies the archive of programs.



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What is needed to operate the eUAE launcher?

The eUAE Launcher needs a AMIGA ROM file and a ADF file.

AMIGA ROM File

Since the Amiga ROM files are not freely available files, you have to read them out from your Amiga by yourself or obtained from a source containing these. One possible source is, for example, AMIGA Forever by Cloanto or from one of the AMIGA classixs Cds by Magnussoft.

ot all Amiga classix Cds include a freely accessible AMIGA ROM file. For this tutorial we use the AMIGA classix 5.

ADF File

A ADF file (AMIGA Disk File) is a AMIGA floppy-disk in file form. The Internet offers numerous websites full of these files.

Please note that not all games available in the internet are freeware. Many of this files are only legal if you are the owner of a original AMIGA software.

Some manufacturers, such as Revolution Software offer on there website, some of the old Amiga games to download.

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Configuration of the launcher

To configurate the eUAE Launcher switch to the E-UAE Manager.

Current E-UAE Version

Here you can choose one of the E-UAE version.

Add eUAE Version

If you have a newer E-UAE version, you can add it here.

Select a name for the E-UAE version and then selects these from the system via the browse button. Then simply press the Add button to add the E-UAE version to the launcher.

You also can remove a E-UAE version. Select one of the listed E-UAE versions and press the Remove button.

Add Kick Rom

Since the eUAE Launcher come without any AMIGA ROM file, you need to add one to the Launcher.

Press the browse button and select one from the system or any other source. Then simply press the Add button to add the ROM File to the launcher. 

Example AMIGA classix 5:

AmigaClassix5/Mac/Rom/Kick13.rom: AMIGA Kick ROM Version 1.3
AmigaClassix5/Mac/Rom/Kick30.rom: AMIGA Kick ROM Version 3.0

You also can remove a ROM file. Select one of the listed ROM files and press the Remove button.

Add Rom Key

I have this ROM Key never needed, but also can not rule out that you do not need it for certain things. The best solution to get a AMIGA Rom Key is to buy AMIGA Forever from Cloanto.

Press the browse button and select a ROM Key from the system or any other source. Then simply press the Add button to add the ROM Key to the launcher.

You also can remove a ROM Key. Select one of the listed ROM Key and press the Remove button.

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How to add games, demos and programs

To add a game, demo or program switch to the File Manager.

Category

Here we choose a category for the game, program or demo. About this entry is later called up the main menu.

Name

Then we specify a name for the entry

Screenshot

If you want to add a picture to the entry press the browse button and select one on the system. 

In order to ensure a reasonable display of the image, the image must not exceed a maximum size of 300 x 240 pixels.

Description

Give here, in a few words, a description for the entry.
Kick Rom

Choose the kick Rom version, which must be used for the entry.

Floppy 0

Add here over the Browse button the first ADF file.

Floppy 1

Add here over the Browse button the second ADF file.

Floppy 2

Add here over the Browse button the third ADF file.

Floppy 3

Add here over the Browse button the fourth ADF file.

Joystick 0

Choose here which input device to be used on the first joystick port (Joystick, Mouse, Keyboard).

Joystick 1

Choose here which input device to be used on the second joystick port (Joystick, Mouse, Keyboard).

Keyboard language

Select here the keyboard language to use.

Chipset

Select here to be used chipset (AMIGA 500 = ECS | AMIGA 1200 = AGA).

CPU Type

Select here the CPU type.

CPU Speed

Select the CPU speed.

Chip Memory

Choose the amount of the chip memory.

Fast Memory

Choose the amount of the fast memory.

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Configuration of the Quick Start

Here you can change the standard configuration of the Quick Start.

Joystick Port

Choose here which input device to be used on the first and second joystick port (Joystick, Mouse, Keyboard).

Keyboard Language

Select here the keyboard language to use.

Chipset

Select here to be used chipset (AMIGA 500 = ECS | AMIGA 1200 = AGA).

CPU Type

Select here the CPU type.

CPU Speed

Select the CPU speed.

Chip Memory

Choose the amount of the chip memory.

Fast Memory

Choose the amount of the fast memory.

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Operation of the launcher

The operation of the launcher is very easy. Chooses a category and where one of the entries you added, and then press on Start.

For this, a screenshot and / or description of the item is displayed if specified.

The eUAE emulator opens after starting a new window.

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How to use Quick Start

Quick Start is intended without taking large settings, to start a program, game or demo.

To open the Quick Start, press on the Quick Start button.

The main window will be enlarged downward.

Here you select the needed Kick Rom version, add over the Add button a ADF file and press on Run.

Now the selected file is emulated directly. You can change the standard configuration of the Quick Launch, using the Quick Launch Manager.

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AMIGA Informations

AMIGA Kick Start versions

Kickstart: V. 1.1 V. 1.2 V. 1.3 V. 2.04 V. 2.05 V. 3.0 V. 3.1
Amiga 500   x x        
Amiga 500+       x      
Amiga 600         x    
Amiga 600HD         x    
Amiga 1000 x x x        
Amiga 1200           x x
Amiga 2000   x x        
Amiga 3000     x x      
Amiga 4000           x x
Amiga 4000T             x

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Assistance for the project

  • I am always open for suggestions and criticism. Send me a mail to: lelldorin(at)gmx.de with the subject "eUAE Launcher".
  • Should you use a later version of eUAE or have compiled yourself, I would be happy to receive them from you.

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Translation by Christian Albrecht (Lelldorin) February 2014
Documentation by Christian Albrecht (Lelldorin) February 2014
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