FS-UAE Forum & Support

I monitor the support.FS-UAE forum over at the English Amiga Board and answer questions there regularly. Also, updates on current development are posted there.

If you have any kind of issue with FS-UAE, you are welcome to create a new thread and explain your problem. It is also useful if you attach FS-UAE.log.txt (found in Documents/FS-UAE/Logs) to your post when the problem is related to running FS-UAE.

If you don’t want to register on the English Amiga Board, you can leave a comment on this website instead. The advantage of posting in support.FS-UAE is that other people may be able to help you as well, and maintaining a longer discussion (if necessary) is easier.

For live support, you can connect to the IRC support channel directly from your web browser: Enter live support channel. The most likely time to get help is during the evening (UTC+1), but there may be people around to help at other times as well.

General feedback, praise or constructive criticism is always welcome, both here and in the forum 🙂

124 thoughts on “FS-UAE Forum & Support

  1. Hi, I’ve installed FS-UAE on my PC, I use Linux Mint Maya. All games are ok, but “audio” is k.o. Can you help me?

  2. Hi,
    I am trying to find the names of 3 Amiga games I used to play when I was a kid, can you help? I will try my best with the descriptions:

    Game 1
    In this game you controlled a jeep which fires rockets and has the capability to jump. The game is a rolling 2D platform type.
    The jeep was green.

    Game 2
    You controlled a kid in this game. 2D platform game. I remember that on one part of the level you used a bubble gum machine so that you could float up the level. On part of the game you could also get on a bicycle.

    Game 3
    In this game you were in a ski lift having a gun battle with a character in the next ski lift. You also and to avoid sticks of dynamite.


      • Lenend! Thanks mate being trying to remember those games for ages!
        2 out of 3 though but awesome saying how rubbish my descriptions were lol.

        Game 1 isn’t silk worm, you were just a jeep and the GFX were more zoomed in/closer. can’t remember much more about the game. I will try and rack my brain a bit harder.

        Magic Pockets awesome game 🙂 thanks!

        Guy Spy!! I could never get past the first level.

        Do you know where I might be able to find the rom files for these oh and super skid marks?

        Thanks again

        • How about Army Moves then? (http://hol.abime.net/3314) -havent played that, but seems like it could match your description!

          On the getting started page, I have some links to pages where you can obtain quite a few Amiga games with permission from the copyright holders.

          Oh, and by the way, game files for Amiga is generally not be called “roms” (the exception would have to be CD-ROMs), as the games came on floppy disks which are re-writable. ROM stands for read-only-memory of course 🙂

          • That’s the one!!! Excellent cheers mate much appreciated. 😀
            Keep up the good work on the site and emulator.

  3. Hi – am having trouble having “fire” recognised. Running 2.2.0 on Mac OS X 10.8.2, and the fire button on my USB Speedlink doesn’t make it to the games. I can see it’s working (as button_1) in the joystick setup screen, but pressing it has no effect on any games.

    I did discover that if I attach an old ADB keyboard with an ADB-USB converter then left-command will always be recognised as joystick fire, even when the port is set to the speedstick, but that’s less than ideal.

    Is there anything can be done to help here? Thanks.

    • Hi, is it possible you have just inserted the joystick in the wrong port? The “joystick” port is the bottom of the input ports, both in FS-UAE Launcher and FS-UAE.

  4. I’m trying to get FS-UAE running a CD32 under Mac OS X 10.8.3. I have bought Amiga Forever and have imported it so the CD32 emulation starts up okay (I get the Amiga CD32 logo and start up music) but when I insert an original CD32 game disc nothing happens. I would have expected the game disc to start so I can play the game. Am I doing something wrong? Help!

    • Hi, FS-UAE does not support reading from the native CD-ROM, it only support disc images. So you would need to rip the disc to a disc image (for example bin/cue format).

      • Thank you, that’s great. Can you or anyone recommend a tool for OS X to create bin/cue disc images. I’ve had a look around and have tried LiquidCD with no success.

          • I’ve worked out how to use an original CD32 game disc files with OS X FS-UAE without too much complication and no extra software. I’ve tested on three different games so the instructions should be okay and are hopefully clear and precise.

            Creating a CD32 Disc Image for FS-UAE CD32 Emulation
            This assumes you have imported Amiga Forever Plus Edition or higher into FS-UAE

            1. Insert your CD32 games disc into your Mac it will appear on your desktop as two separate discs, one containing audio and the second, game files
            2. Start OS X Disk Utility. In the column on the left your Mac’s drives are listed. Under the name for your optical drive (mine says ‘SuperDrive’) you’ll see the two discs (as described above). Select the game disc and click the New Image icon in the tool bar.
            3. Set the Image Format menu to DVD/CD master and Encryption to none. Click Save. You may have to enter your user password for authopen. This will create an ISO disk image with a cdr extensions. The games disc may disappear from your desktop at this point.
            4. Rename the file to change the ISO disc image extension from cdr to iso.
            5. Create a folder with the name of the game and drop the ISO disc image in. Copy the files from the CD32 audio disc into the same folder.
            6. Open Textedit and create a new file.. In the Format menu select Make Plain Text.
            7. Copy the text below ‘Cue file format’ into Textedit and replace everything between with filenames from your game folder. Repeat the last three lines for each audio track in the folder making sure you update TRACK 04 AUDIO to the appropriate track number. Save the file in your game folder with a .cue extension.
            8. Right click on the game folder and select the Compress option to make a zip archive.
            9. Start up FS-UAE Launcher. Create a new configuration and select ‘Amiga CD32’ for Amiga Model. Select the game zip archive for the first CD-ROM drive.
            10. Stick Start and the game should load in an emulated CD32.

            Cue file format
            FILE “.iso” BINARY
            TRACK 01 MODE1/2048
            INDEX 01 00:00:00
            FILE “.aiff” AIFF
            TRACK 02 AUDIO
            PREGAP 00:02:00
            INDEX 01 00:00:00
            FILE “.aiff” AIFF
            TRACK 03 AUDIO
            INDEX 01 00:00:00
            FILE “.aiff” AIFF
            TRACK 04 AUDIO
            INDEX 01 00:00:00

  5. Importing kickstart roms (navigation) has a minor bug on Kubuntu 12.10 AMD64.

    Navigate to the folder the roms reside inside and click open, marks the homepath of the user
    /home/user and not /home/user/some/path/to/roms

    if you navigate to /home/user/some/path/to/ mark roms and click open, this works.

  6. On OS X the Kickstart import functionality in the launcher is broken in 2.2.0. I can’t import any Kickstart files. Consequently the emulator doesn’t run. If I choose Import Kickstarts from the drop down menu, the rom is copied to the Kickstarts directory, but the Launcher still says that there are no Kickstarts. Clicking the triangle with the exclamation mark doesn’t do anything at all. And ideas? Thanks a lot.

    • The Launcher is a bit picky about which ROM revisions it accepts by default. See here for more information: http://fengestad.no/fs-uae/kickstarts. You can also specify a custom kickstart file in the hardware tab in FS-UAE Launcher if you do not have the preferred ones.

      Not being able to click on the warning is a bug though, thanks for reporting it. It works on other platforms. I’ll fix that for the next version (it doesn’t do anything other than opening the import kickstarts dialog).

      • Thanks for your answer. Is this behaviour new in 2.2.0? The exact same Kickstart rom that used to work in 2.0.1 does not work anymore in 2.2.0. In addition, the import says:

        Kickstart import task started

        Copy /Users/atlantis/fff/Kickstart 1.2 (33.166) (A1000) (Commodore) (1986) [!].rom
        to /Users/atlantis/Documents/FS-UAE/Kickstarts/Kickstart 1.2 (33.166) (A1000) (Commodore) (1986) [!].rom
        Adding ROM “Kickstart 1.2 (33.166) (A1000) (Commodore) (1986) [!].rom” to database (SHA-1: 6a7bfb5dbd6b8f179f03da84d8d9528267b6273b)

        Import task is done

        However, after that there is still no default Kickstart accepted.

        On the other hand using the custom setting and choosing the same Kickstart file, I can start the Amiga, as I found now, thanks for the hint!

        • The behavior hasn’t really changed, but I made kickstart selection for A600 more picky, so all models now have only one preferred kickstart. This is useful for net play and the online database.

          It seems the kickstart importer only finds one kickstart (A1000) in that folder (and this kickstart was not used by FS-UAE 2.0 either) – perhaps you imported from the wrong folder?

  7. Awesome! It’s runs excellent on my netbook. I’m just not able to activate the netplay feature, isn’t it implemented under Linux yet?

    • It’s implemented for all platforms, and you can play with people using other operating systems. See http://fengestad.no/fs-uae/launcher-net-play for how to use the net play feature with FS-UAE Launcher (the feature is currently hidden by default because the user interface is not 100% beginner-friendly – you need to read the guide. When the interface is more self-explanatory, the feature will be activated by default).

  8. I’ve installed FS-UAE 2.0.1, and everything is working fine, but with games that have more then two disks, i can’t get the game to work, i’ve tried everything. Do i have to go in to custom settings, and enter the floppy disks there?

    Thank You Paul

  9. Excellent software. Very user friendly. For the first time I have the feeling I will use my real amiga’s less in favour of PC emulation.

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