vAmiga emulates a Commodore Amiga 500, 1000 or 2000 on your Mac. Development begun in January 2019 and has made great progress since then. Bug reports on GitHub are greatly appreciated.


To run the emulator, a Kickstart Rom is required. The original Amiga Roms are the intellectual property of the company Cloanto. By purchasing a license of Amiga Forever™ you can acquire a legal Kickstart license. Rom image files can be added to vAmiga via drag and drop.

Input devices

To use a joystick within the emulator, either enable keyboard emulation or connect an external USB joystick. The emulator has been tested with the Speedlink Competition Pro SL-6602 and various game console controllers. vAmiga also supports the RetroFun! USB adapter, which allows the connection of original Commodore joysticks.


vAmiga is open-source and published under the terms of the GNU General Public License.