I don't know mate, thats what i'm asking. I'm seriously considering buying an Amiga off ebay.co.uk for £15. Can i then download the games off the internet and play them on Amiga, they just copying and pasting the files into a Double Density Disk?
.adf files (the images of Amiga disks) are 880K. An amiga can only read a PC disk that has been formatted to 720k. As you can see, 800k will not fit on a 720k disk so the file will have to reduced in size (Zip, lha, RAR etc...)
Amigas don't use .adf files so this disk image has to be converted and written back to an amiga disk. Transdisk is the program to do this with.
While the process works, it is very time consuming. Also if you have anything less than 1.5 meg in your amiga then things become a bit complicated. Only got one drive? Then we are talking loads of disk swapping with less than 1 meg.
Due to the way a PC works, it cannot write to a disk that has been formatted as an amiga disk so all converting/decrunching has to take place on the Amiga which if you are talking about a 7MHz Amiga 500 will take AGES!
Erm, excuse me but I beleive I did mention the amount of ram makes a difference on speed. But also 7 Mhz is not a fast processor and it will obviously take the chip longer than a faster, say 020 @14Mhz.
The guy mentioned a 15 quid computer so it does sound like we are talking about the A500 hence the use of the 7 Mhz number and lowly amounts of ram.
ADF Blitzer may work for you, Trandisk does the job for me which is why I mentioned it - and it's not that hard to use.
Suffice to say though that no matter what speed amiga we are talking about, this method will still take some time and I would only do it if I was converting 2 or 3 .adf files. Any more than that and it's time to set up an Amiga/PC network link.
I did forget to mention (although my post wasn't a walkthrough) that if you have 1 meg or more than the RamDisk really does come into it's own.
I use Fellow as my "Mainemulator". It is DOS-based and therefor faster than Windowsbased Emulators.
This one works fine with all games I tryed (except EOB).
I cannot guarantee a perfectly fast emulation with a P133, but simply try and see..
I actually mentioned it to him on another board and told him where to download but as you say, it's pointless asking really. The only sure way is to try the emulator and see how it runs. If it doesn't run well then it's time to upgrade.