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. I Have Big Problem With Fs-Uae 🙁 Why FS-UAE (main window) don’t work with 2x2GB RAM onboard? But Works Properly With 1x2GB RAM. I Purchased Two New 2GB RAM Memory For Dual Channel. I Can Not Use FS-UAE On Both Memories. FS-UAE-Lancher starts normally. After Clicking Start, Displays The Memory Protection Fault. Both My Memory Are Tested And 100% Correct. My o-system is Linux Mint 17 Mate 64 bit. FS-UAE is The Only Problem in My System.

    English with online translator

  2. Hi Frode, after hours of testing and configuring with the “Custom Input Mapping” function I came to the conclusion that the action “action_pause” isn’t working. Is there a possibility to map the Pause Key to a joystick button ? This would be very comfy to have 😉

    Btw…Is there an up-do-date list with all *supported* actions by FS-UAE ? Thank you for your work ! Jens

    • Yes, you are quite right that several of the actions listed are not working. The list is based on the available input actions from the WinUAE code -and not all work in FS-UAE. The list should definitively be washed (and action_pause specifically supported too). I just haven’t gotten round to it yet.

  3. Thank you so much for this great application 🙂 I am currently using the Mac OS X port of your application and it’s truly amazing! One quick question… is it possible to install FS-UAE to my Crunchbang Linux installation?

    • Hi, I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. FS-UAE should work on any Linux distro (but it might need to be compiled for it first if there are no precomiled packages for the distro).

      I don’t officially support / test with Crunchbang Linux, but it seems Crunchbang is based on Debian, so you can probably use my Debian packages.

      Remember to install both the fs-uae and fs-uae-launcher packages (and fs-uae-arcade if you want that) 🙂

  4. Heya. Very nice emulator, it’s great to see a modern and user-friendly Amiga emulator!

    I use the OSX version, and there’s one small thing that peeves me. .adf files have the default exec icon. I know FS-UAE won’t ‘run’ an ADF from a double click (like the way VICE does for .tap and .d64 files), but having a blue floppy icon associated with the .adf extension through FS-UAE would be nifty. Maybe there might be a way to also load the double-clicked .adf file into df0: or add .adf files to the swap list if multiple are selected?

    Anyway, keep up the good work!


    • Hi, I agree it would be nice with an icon, but I think the emulator should first support running .adf files directly, people might expect that when a custom icon is shown 🙂

  5. Hi I’ve been setting up the emulator but just using the internal kickstart. I cant get a single game to load in past the workbench stage, just freezes or never loads anything. I’m on a macbook, is it my lack of kickstart roms? Will buying the value version of amiga forever help? Thanks

    • The internal kickstart may or may not work with your games. You can try to add more memory to the Amiga and see if that helps. I recommend using real kickstarts, as that’s what people generally use and it is much more compatible with games. Amiga Forever will provide you with the kickstarts you need. The value edition provides ROMs for some Amiga models (inluding the A500 v1.3 ROM which is the most important ROM for gaming). The plus and premium editions contain ROMs for all Amiga models.

  6. HI! I’ve recently discovered your awesome emulator…but I can’t open Launcher.app.

    24.10.2013 23:43:53,843 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[205]: (org.pythonmac.unspecified.FS-UAELauncher.63392[16551]) Exited with code: 255

    this is log from console

    small window pops-up and I can choose Open Console or Terminate. And there is a: FS-UAE Lanucher error

    what can I do to launch Launcher? 🙂

    • Hi, perhaps you can try the development version if you have not already? There has been quite some changes in the development versions, so it isn’t unthinkable that whatever causes the problem is no longer a problem. Please report back 🙂

  7. Hi. I know that im off topic but i would like to know if you know something about it otherwise it wouldn’t be a problem.

    I’m trying to let FS-UAE work with Hyperspin Frontend.
    I tried to let FS-UAE (Amiga cd32) work outside the frontend and i’m able to do it but when it comes to let it be ran in hyperspin it doesn’t work and when i select to play a game it prompts amigaDOS.

    Do you know if there is someway to fix it and to let it work with the frontend or is it not yet compatible?

    • Hi, there is no reason why Hyperspin and other frontends cannot run FS-UAE. Though I cannot comment on what the problem is in your case without more information. How is FS-UAE started? With what parameters? If you don’t know, sending FS-UAE.log.txt to fs-uae@fengestad.no should contain the information I need to say why it does not work…

    • Hi, I received the log file you sent and the config file read by FS-UAE contains:
      kickstart_ext_file = CD32 Extended-ROM rev 40.60 (1993)(Commodore)(CD32).rom
      kickstart_file = Kickstart v3.1 rev 40.60 (1993)(Commodore)(CD32).rom
      cdrom_image_0 = ATR – All Terrain Racing (Europe).cue
      amiga_model = CD32
      hard_drive_0 = C:\Users\Fra\Documents\FS-UAE\Hard Drives
      cdrom_drive_0 = ATR – All Terrain Racing (Europe).cue

      The problem is that the following options are set via command line arguments:
      amiga_model = A4000/040
      fullscreen = 1
      fullscreen_mode = fullscreen-window
      window_width = 1024
      window_height = 768

      Command line arguments override options from config file, so the amiga model is set to A4000/040, not CD32. So you must do something to fix this – either change A4000/040 to CD32, or drop it altogether 🙂

      • Thank you very much, it worked!

        now i had a couple of questions yet, if i may…
        ill send them to your email.

  8. Thanks for the info. Will try that. I couldn’t get f12 to bring up the menu. Tried various combinations. Us there another method I can use on Mac?

  9. Hi, I’m operating FS-UAE off of a Mac Book Pro. The one game I am eager to get it to run is an old Gremlin Gfx game called Harlequin. Remember it? Purely nostalgia having nearly derailed my GCSEs with it during childhood.

    I’ve found various ADF files (downloaded) but I just can’t get it to work. There’s 3 disks and I have an emulator loaded. Basically, I can never get past the prompt screen for ‘disk 1’ if I’m using the intro disk. Or prompt screen for level disk if I’m using ‘disk 1’ which seems to double up as a launch disk. I have 3 disks loaded in the drivers, in order, but it just won’t switch itself, or let me switch manually. Thought F12 did this?

    Any help / suggestions would indeed make my Sunday! Thanks all, Chris

    • Hi, I believe this game only supports one floppy drive. So must start with (either one of) the boot disk, and swap disks through the F12 menu. In order for this to work, the floppies must have been added to the floppy swap list (in the floppies tab in FS-UAE Launcher) before FS-UAE is started. More info here: http://fs-uae.net/floppy-images. You might be interested in this feature: http://oagd.net/fs-uae-launcher (automatic configuration of games, including Harlequin) 🙂

      Let me know if you need further help!

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