The Amiga machines are an important part of computer history, because they were among the first to truly appeal to the public, thanks to their friendly operating system and general ease-of-use. However, they were also amongst the first computers to really kickstart the video gaming revolution we know and love today. Without them, PCs would probably not be the same nowadays. WinUAE To start off with, you need to know that it can take a bit of tinkering to get your virtual Amiga machine running, especially since the application requires a boot ROM image in order to start up. While these can be easily procured from old Amigas by simply dumping the necessary data onto a disk, you can also legally get them from the Internet, from a few trusted sources.