Building a virtual Amiga for retrogaming

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I recently built a new virtual Amiga (emulated via WinUAE) for the purpose of playing classic games. My previous build mostly worked okay, but I was having a few issues primarily from upgrading to OS3.9 as well as  installing software in a haphazard manner, so I decided to start afresh. Now that I have a solid system based around an Amiga 1200 running OS3.1 (in my experience the best configuration for running the vast majority of games) with dozens of classic games installed on a virtual hard drive, I thought I’d put together what I hope is an easy-to-follow guide for those who want to be able play Amiga games without too much fuss or technical knowledge.

Before starting you will need to acquire both an Amiga 1200 ROM and Workbench 3.0 or 3.1 ADFs (Amiga Disk Format), both of which are still copyrighted materials (fortunately most Amiga games are…

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