vAmiga emulates a Commodore Amiga 500, 1000, or 2000 on your Mac. Development has started in January 2019. Due to the early development phase there are no official releases yet. Pre-releases can be downloaded from GitHub in the Releases section.


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 the Sony Dualshock 4. 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.