Amiga (WinUAE) – How to install WHDLoad step by step


For this step by step example we’ll install WHDLoad using WinUAE. The Amiga system configuration used is the following: A600 2 Mb RAM 2 Hard disks (1 hardfile and one PC folder mapped as hard disk) Workbench > 2.0x installed (

Follow this guide for how-to) Programs already installed: lha and Installer (Follow this guide for how-to) Programs: WHDLoad (download from

How to install WHDLoad – Step by step guide

Copy WHDLoad_usr_small.lha on Storage folder we have created

on this chapter. Basically, it’s enough to create an empty folder on PC and map it on WinUAE by clicking ‘Add directory or Harddrive‘ button under ‘CD & Hard drives‘ section hardfile_end Now start Amiga, and when Workbench is loaded, go to Shell and type:

lha x WHDLoad_usr_small.lha Storage:Temp/
cd Temp/WHDLoad/
Installer Install APPNAME WHDLoad MINUSER Average LOG False

Tip: If you want to know the right script to launch, navigate into Temp/WHDLoad drawer (remember to enable Show > All files item on workbench menu) , click Install icon and select Information from the Workbench menu


When Installer run, you should see this:


Select Intermediate User Install WHDLoad on C: When asked to install Help files, make new drawer on System:Help (or whatever you want) and Proceed

Tip: Workbench 3.1 already has an Help drawer on System:Locale

WHDLoad is now installed


How to install a game using WHDLoad

In order to play with your favourite game with WHDLoad, you need the lha game file (downloadable from 

WHDLoad Installs) and the original game (often a file with ipf extension). For this example, I’ll use an old game called Tracker Go to Amiga shell, then type:

Storage: lha x Tracker.lha Temp/ cd Temp/TrackerHD Installer Install APPNAME Tracker MINUSER AVERAGE LOG FALSE PRETEND FALSE** *(or simply click the Install icon under TrackerHD drawer)*** Select Intermediate User Install into Storage:Games folder (or whatever you want) When asked to select source drive for images: Insert the original Tracker disk (usually an ipf) Select DF0: Click Proceed, then Start  


if you are still on shell, type:

cd Games/Tracker/ WHDLoad
Tracker.Slave Preload** *(or simply click the Tracker icon under Tracker drawer)***  

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