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FS-UAE Amiga Emulator

Documentation

Keyboard mapping

Not all Amiga keys are present on modern computer keyboards, and vice versa. Most keys are mapped like you would expect (F1 on your keyboard activates F1 on the emulated Amiga keyboard, etc).

Here are some notable exceptions:

  • Amiga Help = End (Mac laptops: Fn + Right)
  • Amiga Delete = Delete (Mac laptops: Fn + Backspace)
  • Amiga Numpad Left Paren = Home (Mac laptops: Fn + Left)
  • Amiga Numpad Right Paren = Page Up (Mac laptops: Fn + Up)
  • Amiga Left A = Page Down or Right Menu / Right Windows key.
  • Amiga Right A = Left Menu / Left Windows key.
  • Amiga Ctrl = Left Ctrl
  • Amiga key to the left of Backspace = Insert

Emulator keyboard shortcuts are documented on a separate page.

Keys in FS-UAE are (generally) mapped based on physical location and not by symbol. Trying to map symbols would require hack-ish workarounds, since one Amiga key can have its symbols spread over two or more host keys, depending on keyboard layout.

To to understand how to use the emulated Amiga keyboard, it is useful to visualize that you have printed stickers for Amiga keys, and pasted them on top of your keyboard keys, in the corresponding physical location.

Please note the following important information:

  • Amiga key names are based on what the physical key location is called on an US/UK Amiga keyboard.
  • Similarly, host key names are based on what the physical key location is called on an US/UK Amiga keyboard.

If you have a non-English keyboard, you need to compare your keyboard to an English one to find out what a key in a given physical location is called. Likewise, you must use an English Amiga keyboard as reference to understand what a specific Amiga key is named.

Note: Since the Amiga keys are listed in row order, you can also use this order to figure out the correct name for non-English keys. For host keys, you can refer to the separate table in the "Host Key names" section.

Amiga keys

The Amiga keys are listed in row order, top row first. The listed action names in the table are for use with custom input mapping. The host key name is printed in bold letters when the physical location of the host key differs from the Amiga key.

| Amiga Key | Input Mapping Action | Default Host Key(s)............ | | ------------ | ------------------------- | ------------------------------- | | ESC | action_key_esc | ESCAPE | | F1 | action_key_f1 | F1 | | F2 | action_key_f2 | F2 | | F3 | action_key_f3 | F3 | | F4 | action_key_f4 | F4 | | F5 | action_key_f5 | F5 | | F6 | action_key_f6 | F6 | | F7 | action_key_f7 | F7 | | F8 | action_key_f8 | F8 | | F9 | action_key_f9 | F9 | | F10 | action_key_f10 | F10 | | - | | | BACKQUOTE | action_key_backquote | BACKQUOTE | | 1 | action_key_1 | 1 | | 2 | action_key_2 | 2 | | 3 | action_key_3 | 3 | | 4 | action_key_4 | 4 | | 5 | action_key_5 | 5 | | 6 | action_key_6 | 6 | | 7 | action_key_7 | 7 | | 8 | action_key_8 | 8 | | 9 | action_key_9 | 9 | | 0 | action_key_0 | 0 | | SUB | action_key_sub | MINUS | | EQUALS | action_key_equals | EQUALS | | BACKSLASH | action_key_backslash | BACKSLASH | | BACKSPACE | action_key_backspace | BACKSPACE | | DEL | action_key_del | DELETE | | HELP | action_key_help | END | | LPAREN | action_key_lparen | HOME | | RPAREN | action_key_rparen | PAGEUP | | NP_DIV | action_key_div | KP_DIVIDE | | NP_MUL | action_key_mul | KP_MULTIPLY | | - | | | TAB | action_key_tab | TAB | | Q | action_key_q | Q | | W | action_key_w | W | | E | action_key_e | E | | R | action_key_r | R | | T | action_key_t | T | | Y | action_key_y | Y | | U | action_key_u | U | | I | action_key_i | I | | O | action_key_o | O | | P | action_key_p | P | | LEFTBRACKET | action_key_leftbracket | LEFTBRACKET | | RIGHTBRACKET | action_key_rightbracket | RIGHTBRACKET | | RETURN | action_key_return | RETURN | | NP_7 | action_key_np_7 | KP7 | | NP_8 | action_key_np_8 | KP8 | | NP_9 | action_key_np_9 | KP9 | | NP_SUB | action_key_sub | KP_MINUS | | - | | | CTRL | action_key_ctrl | LCTRL | | CAPS_LOCK | action_key_caps_lock | CAPSLOCK | | A | action_key_a | A | | S | action_key_s | S | | D | action_key_d | D | | F | action_key_f | F | | G | action_key_g | G | | H | action_key_h | H | | J | action_key_j | J | | K | action_key_k | K | | L | action_key_l | L | | SEMICOLON | action_key_semicolon | SEMICOLON | | SINGLEQUOTE | action_key_singlequote | QUOTE | | 2B | action_key_2b | INSERT | | CURSOR_UP | action_key_cursor_up | UP | | NP_4 | action_key_np_4 | KP4 | | NP_5 | action_key_np_5 | KP5 | | NP_6 | action_key_np_6 | KP6 | | NP_ADD | action_key_add | KP_PLUS | | - | | | SHIFT_LEFT | action_key_shift_left | LSHFT | | 30 | action_key_30 | LESS | | Z | action_key_z | Z | | X | action_key_x | X | | C | action_key_c | C | | V | action_key_v | V | | B | action_key_b | B | | N | action_key_n | N | | M | action_key_m | M | | COMMA | action_key_comma | COMMA | | PERIOD | action_key_period | PERIOD | | DIV | action_key_div | SLASH | | SHIFT_RIGHT | action_key_shift_right | RSHIFT | | CURSOR_LEFT | action_key_cursor_left | LEFT | | CURSOR_DOWN | action_key_cursor_down | DOWN | | CURSOR_RIGHT | action_key_cursor_right | RIGHT | | NP_1 | action_key_np_1 | KP1 | | NP_2 | action_key_np_2 | KP2 | | NP_3 | action_key_np_3 | KP3 | | NP_ENTER | action_key_enter | KP_ENTER | | ALT_LEFT | action_key_alt_left | LALT | | AMIGA_LEFT | action_key_amiga_left | LSUPER | | SPACE | action_key_space | SPACE | | AMIGA_RIGHT | action_key_amiga_right | RSUPER, PAGEDOWN, MENU | | ALT_RIGHT | action_key_alt_right | RALT | | NP_0 | action_key_np_0 | KP0 | | NP_PERIOD | action_key_period | KP_PERIOD |

  • FIXME map MENU to ALT_LEFT instead?
  • FIXME Alt and Amiga mappings

The keys named "2B and "30" in this list is for international Amiga keyboards which has these physical keys:

  • Amiga key code 0x2B is the key between SINGLEQUOTE and RETURN.
  • Amiga key code 0x30 is the key between LSHIFT and Z.

Note: It is often possible to change the keyboard layout in Workbench (or other programs) running in the emulated Amiga. This will not affect the names of the keys used in input mapping. In fact, FS-UAE will be unaware of such a setting, and it will work just like it would with a real Amiga and a real Amiga keyboard. I.e. if you change keyboard layout in Amiga emulation you can get a different symbol when you press a given key.

Host key names

| Host Key | Input Mapping Option | Comment...................... | | ------------ | --------------------------- | ----------------------------- | | - | | Function key row | | ESCAPE | keyboard_key_escape | | F1 | keyboard_key_f1 | | F2 | keyboard_key_f2 | | F3 | keyboard_key_f3 | | F4 | keyboard_key_f4 | | F5 | keyboard_key_f5 | | F6 | keyboard_key_f6 | | F7 | keyboard_key_f7 | | F8 | keyboard_key_f8 | | F9 | keyboard_key_f9 | | F10 | keyboard_key_f10 | | F11 | keyboard_key_f11 | | F12 | keyboard_key_f12 | | PRINT | keyboard_key_print | Labelled F13 on Apple A1243 | | SCROLLOCK | keyboard_key_scrollock | Labelled F14 on Apple A1243 | | PAUSE | keyboard_key_pause | Labelled F15 on Apple A1243 | | F16 | keyboard_key_f16 | Apple A1243 keyboard | | F17 | keyboard_key_f17 | Apple A1243 keyboard | | F18 | keyboard_key_f18 | Apple A1243 keyboard | | F19 | keyboard_key_f19 | Apple A1243 keyboard | | - | | Number row | | BACKQUOTE | keyboard_key_backquote | | 1 | keyboard_key_1 | | 2 | keyboard_key_2 | | 3 | keyboard_key_3 | | 4 | keyboard_key_4 | | 5 | keyboard_key_5 | | 6 | keyboard_key_6 | | 7 | keyboard_key_7 | | 8 | keyboard_key_8 | | 9 | keyboard_key_9 | | 0 | keyboard_key_0 | | MINUS | keyboard_key_minus | | EQUALS | keyboard_key_equals | | BACKSPACE | keyboard_key_backspace | | INSERT | keyboard_key_insert | | HOME | keyboard_key_home | | PAGEUP | keyboard_key_pageup | | NUMLOCK | keyboard_key_numlock | | KP_DIVIDE | keyboard_key_kp_divide | | KP_MULTIPLY | keyboard_key_kp_multiply | | KP_MINUS | keyboard_key_kp_minus | | - | | Top letter row | | TAB | keyboard_key_tab | | Q | keyboard_key_q | | W | keyboard_key_w | | E | keyboard_key_e | | R | keyboard_key_r | | T | keyboard_key_t | | Y | keyboard_key_y | | U | keyboard_key_u | | I | keyboard_key_i | | O | keyboard_key_o | | P | keyboard_key_p | | LEFTBRACKET | keyboard_key_rightbracket | | RIGHTBRACKET | keyboard_key_rightbracket | | RETURN | keyboard_key_return | | DELETE | keyboard_key_delete | | END | keyboard_key_end | | PAGEDOWN | keyboard_key_pagedown | | KP7 | keyboard_key_kp7 | | KP8 | keyboard_key_kp8 | | KP9 | keyboard_key_kp9 | | KP_PLUS | keyboard_key_kp_plus | | - | | Middle letter row | | CAPSLOCK | keyboard_key_capslock | | A | keyboard_key_a | | S | keyboard_key_s | | D | keyboard_key_d | | F | keyboard_key_f | | G | keyboard_key_g | | H | keyboard_key_h | | J | keyboard_key_j | | K | keyboard_key_k | | L | keyboard_key_l | | SEMICOLON | keyboard_key_semicolon | | QUOTE | keyboard_key_quote | | BACKSLASH | keyboard_key_backslash | | KP4 | keyboard_key_kp4 | | KP5 | keyboard_key_kp5 | | KP6 | keyboard_key_kp6 | | - | | Bottom letter row | | LSHIFT | keyboard_key_lshift | | LESS | keyboard_key_less | | Z | keyboard_key_z | | X | keyboard_key_x | | C | keyboard_key_c | | V | keyboard_key_v | | B | keyboard_key_b | | N | keyboard_key_n | | M | keyboard_key_m | | COMMA | keyboard_key_comma | | PERIOD | keyboard_key_period | | SLASH | keyboard_key_slash | | RSHIFT | keyboard_key_rshift | | UP | keyboard_key_up | | KP1 | keyboard_key_kp1 | | KP2 | keyboard_key_kp2 | | KP3 | keyboard_key_kp3 | | KP_ENTER | keyboard_key_kp_enter | | - | | Bottom row | | LCTRL | keyboard_key_lctrl | | LSUPER | keyboard_key_lsuper | Left "Windows" key or "Cmd" | | LALT | keyboard_key_lalt | Different phys. pos. on Mac | | SPACE | keyboard_key_space | | RALT | keyboard_key_ralt | Different phys. pos. on Mac | | RSUPER | keyboard_key_rsuper | Right "Windows" key or "Cmd" | | MENU | keyboard_key_menu | | RCTRL | keyboard_key_rctrl | | LEFT | keyboard_key_left | | DOWN | keyboard_key_down | | RIGHT | keyboard_key_right | | KP0 | keyboard_key_kp0 | | KP_PERIOD | keyboard_key_kp_period | | - | | Special keys | | VOLUMEUP | keyboard_key_volumeup | | VOLUMEDOWN | keyboard_key_volumedown | | MUTE | keyboard_key_mute | | AUDIONEXT | keyboard_key_audionext | | AUDIOPREV | keyboard_key_audioprev | | AUDIOSTOP | keyboard_key_audiostop | | AUDIOPLAY | keyboard_key_audioplay |