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Needs some work
A lot of work for the price
A very promising debut.
ACE supports up to ten simulated disk drives and re-directs Atari tape
CSAVE and CLOAD commands to an Amiga file requester. ACE recognised all the
disk, file and cartridge formats I threw at it, but some later releases are
incompatible with the Atari 400 ROM it uses or emulates.
If you're confident of your hardware skills you can link the emulator to a
real Atari system with a cable from the Amiga parallel port to a couple of
the all-purpose Atari controller ports. The documentation includes a circuit
diagram and programs in 6502 and 68000 code to manage each end of the net,
but you must type the 6502 code into your Atari to get started.
The Atari has four controller ports, but the Amiga has only two. Switched
joysticks and CD32 controllers are supported, but unfortunately not
analogue joysticks or paddles, although the Amiga mouse can emulate the
first two Atari proportional controllers.
Documentation is an decent Amigaguide with a keyboard graphic. I'd prefer
printed documentation, with more discussion of compatibility and optional
combinations, but got it working with a little trial and error - more
related to my dim memories of the original machine than emulator problems.
Amiga B calls up an impressive-looking but sadly undocumented built-in 6502