.UAE File Extension

WinUAE Configuration File

Developer WinUAE
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What is a UAE file?

A UAE file is a configuration file used by WinUAE, an open-source Amiga emulator for Windows. It determines what model of Amiga WinUAE emulates, as well as that model's CPU, chipset, ROM, RAM, and other settings. Users load and save UAE files from WinUAE's Configurations menu (WinUAE Properties → Settings → Configurations).

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Screenshot of a .uae file in Microsoft Notepad
UAE file open in Microsoft Notepad

WinUAE allows Amiga enthusiasts to emulate old Amiga computers in Windows. Before launching an emulator, WinUAE users can configure the type of CPU, FPU, chipset, ROM, RAM, drives, and ports the emulator uses. They do this in the WinUAE Properties window.

After configuring an emulator to their liking, users can save their configuration as a UAE file. To do so, the user goes to Configurations and selects the Save As... button. Typically, users save configurations to and load configurations from C:/​Users/​Public/​Documents/​Amiga Files/​WinUAE/​Configurations.

Common UAE Filenames

default.uae - The name of WinUAE's default configuration file.

How to open a UAE file

Loading a UAE file in WinUAE
Loading a UAE file in WinUAE

You can load the settings a UAE file contains in WinUAE (Windows). To do so, open WinUAE Properties and select Configurations. Then, select Load From... and navigate to and open your UAE file.

Because UAE files are plain text files, you can also view the settings they contain in Microsoft Notepad (Windows), Apple TextEdit (Mac), or any other text editor.

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Programs that open or reference UAE files

Included with OS
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