Chapter 1 - Setting up and Configuring WinUAE for WB2.x on HDF

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1. Download WinUAE executable (Setup program) from

2. Install WinUAE and follow the on screen instructions.

3. Next copy your Kick-Start ROM file into C:\Program Files\Winuae (or make a new directory and name it Roms then copy your ROM file into this new directory.)

4. Next make another new directory in C:\Program Files\Winuae and name it Hard Disks

5. In C:\Program Files\Winuae\Hard Disks make another new directory and name it Work

6. Now close all open explorer windows and launch WinUAE.

7. If it asks you to 'Detect 16-bit Pixel format', click Yes.

8. Go to ROM Properties and click '...' button and set the path to your kick-start 2.x ROM File.

9. Next go to Hard Drives Properties.

10. Left click Add Hardfile...

11. In older versions of Winuae (before 22r1) you have to input the hdf size using bytes and have to work it all out, if you do not you could cause data corruption when the hdf runs out of free space. So to make a 10MB hdf you need to type in 10485760 into the bytes box.

(If you want to make a bigger sized hdf file you need to use the formula:

Size_of_hdf_in_megabytes * 1024 * 1024 = Number_to_type_in_bytes_box)

If you are using newer versions of Winuae you type in Megabytes, so type in 10 instead. (Thanks to andreas for the guide correction.)

12. Click Create.

13a. A window will open, so go to the "C:\Program Files\Winuae\Hard Disks" directory. In the file Name box type System2.0 then click Save.

13b. Then click OK in the ‘Hardfile Settings’ window.

14. Click Add Directory...

15. In Volume Name/Label: type in Work and in Device name: type in DH1

16. In Path type C:\Program Files\WinUAE\Hard Disks\Work (or click '...' button and point to this directory) And then click OK.

17. Next go to CPU Properties.

18. Under CPU Type:- select 68000

19. Tick More compatible.

20. Under CPU Emulation Speed:- select Match A500 speed

21. Go to RAM Properties.

22. Set The following Memory Settings to:-

23. Under Chipset Properties just tick Full ECS

24. Now Go to Display Properties

25. In Display (screen resolution) options - For Full screen display: Select via the drop-down boxes - 800x600 and 32-bit or 16-bit.

26. Under Centring:- Tick both the Horizontal and Vertical boxes.

27. Under Settings:- Tick Correct aspect ratio, Full-Screen native modes.

28. Under Line mode:- Select Double.

29. Now go to Sound Properties.

30. Set the following options:-

31. Last go to Configurations Properties.

32. Type in Name box i.e.:- A600HD WB2.0 and Type something in Description box and click the Save button (you should then see the config appear in the list.)


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Last Updated: November 2006