UAE4All ported to the PS Vita! (GekiHEN contest Entry)
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Aside from taiHENkaku and Adrenaline news, it has been a slow month when it comes to PS Vita releases. It seems like everything has slowed down and everyone is looking into the new possibilities offered by the taiHEN framework. However, you might remember that in one of my last Wishlist for GekiHEN articles I mentioned how cool it would be for us to get an Amiga emulator. While there is a PSP version that you could run on Adrenaline, the performance isn’t the best due to the MIPS processor’s slow speed.
Fret not for developer cpajuste has got us covered! As an entry to the ongoing GekiHEN Contest, he has released a port of UAE4All which the UI suggests was from the Pandora version. I have done some playing around with it and stuff that didn’t work well on the PSP Amiga emulator now works fine!
What is UAE4All?
UAE4All is a popular emulator of the Amiga 500/1200 computer that has been ported to many platforms from the PC to the Dreamcast and Pandora. It has now been ported for us PS Vita users by developer cpajuste of ScummVM Vita fame. The emulator is fully featured and runs fullspeed. It is now the better alternative to the old PSPUAE emulator that you could run on the Vita’s PSP emulator.
Instructions for UAE4All
- Install vpk
- Copy Amiga kickstart 1.3 and 3.1 roms (BIOS files) into the ux0:/data/uae4all/kickstarts and rename them kick13.rom and kick31.rom respectively (Google the files, they are relatively easy to find)
- Put disks (adf) in “ux0:/data/uae4all/roms”
- Cross : left mouse / button 1 / select
- Square : right mouse / button 2 / back / return to emulation
- Triangle : button 3 / skip code
- Circle : button 4
- Select : return to menu
- R : Reset (run emulator)
- L + R + UP / DOWN : move screen up/down
consolex-bordeaux.fr for the support
ScHlAuChi for the help/advices/testing !
To download and start using UAE4All simply go to the GekiHEN website and on the entry page for this emulator you’ll find the download button (if you’ve been following this contest you know how this works by now). Remember to carefully follow the instructions given and it should work fine.
Enjoy another fine release!