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Is it possible to play Amiga ROMS in Linuxmce?
« on: August 28, 2011, 03:40:08 pm »
Hi!

I'm new to all this, I really like the idea of playing old games through LinuxMCE - Have been playing the old NES games for a while now ;). Now I'm in the mood of playing Amiga games, but in the game dir I can't find Amiga. Isn't it possible to play Amiga ROMS then, or can I make it possible in some way?

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Re: Is it possible to play Amiga ROMS in Linuxmce?
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2011, 03:53:16 pm »
I think you have to provide your own roms.

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Re: Is it possible to play Amiga ROMS in Linuxmce?
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2011, 03:59:15 pm »
Maybe through the E-UAE emulator?

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=201396

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Re: Is it possible to play Amiga ROMS in Linuxmce?
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2011, 04:39:37 pm »
I think you have to provide your own roms.

Thank you for the answer.

Ok, but is there a built in Amiga emulator? that works in LinuxMCE?

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Re: Is it possible to play Amiga ROMS in Linuxmce?
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2011, 05:26:32 pm »
At some point, I will provide Amiga support. The problem is, E-UAE is not the most embeddable thing on the face of the planet.

MESS is very embeddable, and it is the standard engine in LinuxMCE but their Amiga emulation is somewhat preliminary.

There are issues i am trying to deal with, regarding Computers and things that are not cartridge based game consoles, namely:

* Disk management (dealing with multiple disks, swapping, grouping them, formatting new ones, etc.)
* CD management
* Memory Card management
* making keyboard screens for orbiters

These are things that will take a long time, especially since my time is extremely limited as it is.

If you want, check out the game player/game plugin source code in the source tree, and you can see how we integrate the emulations into the system, etc.

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Re: Is it possible to play Amiga ROMS in Linuxmce?
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2011, 08:24:24 am »
Thanks Thom!

I will try to look into it. However, I'm not so familiar with Linux yet, but trying to become. :)

One problem could be the Kickstart ROM's - As far as I know the Kickstart ROM's are only legal to download if you already own one of your own - is that something you can confirm?

But if we leave that for the user to install there won't be any problem I suppose.

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Re: Is it possible to play Amiga ROMS in Linuxmce?
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2011, 09:15:43 am »
quite correct.

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Re: Is it possible to play Amiga ROMS in Linuxmce?
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2011, 01:25:22 pm »
After taking a look at the source code i realize I will need a lot more cpp competence to do this. But I will try to have it as a future project.
I've always wanted to learn cpp, and this might be a reason to :)

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Re: Is it possible to play Amiga ROMS in Linuxmce?
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2011, 09:58:01 am »
Thanks Thom!

I will try to look into it. However, I'm not so familiar with Linux yet, but trying to become. :)

One problem could be the Kickstart ROM's - As far as I know the Kickstart ROM's are only legal to download if you already own one of your own - is that something you can confirm?

I came her via a Google Alert for Amiga... Take a look at AROS.  It's a mostly AmigaOS compatible OS under development (I've written some tiny pieces of code for it). There is now an (incomplete) M68k port that will run on a few models of real Amigas as well as at least in WinUAE and some versions of EUAE. It's not yet a viable full replacement for the official ROMs, but they're open source so you ought to be able to ship them if you want.