FS-UAE is a cross-platform Amiga emulator based on updated emulation code from WinUAE. FS-UAE uses SDL for input, OpenAL for audio and OpenGL for graphics.
FS-UAE boasts very accurate Amiga emulation. This program emulates the Amiga A500, A500+, A600, A1200, A1000, A3000 and A4000 models.
There’s configuration needed to get the emulator up-and running. The emulator requires (and doesn’t provide for copyright reasons) the original Amiga operating system ROMs. There are various ways you can legally acquire these ROMs. For example, they are provided with Amiga Forever Plus or Premium edition (which costs money). This offers licensed version of the Kickstart ROMs for all supported Amiga models. It’s also possible to extract a ROM if you own Amiga hardware. Alternatively, you can use the replacement AROS ROM which is free. For the latter, you need to set the Kickstart ROM to “Internal”.
Once you have the ROM(s), use the FS-UAE Launcher frontend; it makes things so much easier.
What’s the performance like of FS-UAE running on the AWOW AK41? Playing games with this emulator was flawless. CPU usage was around 70% of 1 of the 4 cores. The program makes intensive use of the AK41’s GPU.
I played a lot of games with the emulator, and was impressed by the performance on the AK41. Graphics are smooth and fast moving with faithful audio reproduction. One of the reasons I liked the Amiga was the sound quality. This is faithfully reproduced.
Complete list of articles in this series:
|AWOW AK41 Mini PC|
|Week 11||Video consoles: SNES emulation|
|Week 10||Running TeamViewer with AWOW AK41 as the host|
|Week 9||Astronomy on the AK41 including Celestia, Stellarium, Skychart, and more|
|Week 8||Recording video with OBS Studio|
|Week 7||Home computer emulators: FS-UAE, ZEsaurUX, Hatari, Clock Signal|
|Week 6||Web browsing with Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Vivaldi|
|Week 5||Gaming: SuperTuxKart, AwesomeNauts, Retrocycles, Robocraft, DOTA 2, and more|
|Week 4||Run multiple operating systems on the AK41|
|Week 3||Video and audio playback looking at hardware acceleration|
|Week 2||Benchmarking the AK41 with 3 other low power machines|
|Week 1||Introduction to the series including wiping Windows and installing Manjaro|
This blog is written on the AWOW AK41 Mini PC.