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HOW TO Make A Blank ADF
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Introduction To Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to make yourself a blank formatted ADF image, these can be used for save games etc. Although the more advanced Amiga enthusiasts will be wondering why anyone needs to be told this - there are many people out there who have just got into Amiga emulation and have no idea how to do this kind of thing, we aim to help.

This blank ADF will not boot once you restart, we will teach you how to do that in a later tutorial.


You will need the following to follow this tutorial:

  • WinUAE (any version)
  • Workbench (any version)

Once you have all of the above proceed to the guide.


Start WinUAE and insert your Workbench ADFs, click OK and once Workbench has loaded click the Press F12:

  • Click the Floppies tab
  • Click Create Blank "Floppy"
  • Enter a file name and location to save your new ADF
  • Press OK to return to Workbench

Now, although you have just created an ADF image it has not been formatted and is therfore not much use as far as saving games goes or using it for any kind of data storage, so what we need to do now is format the disk so:

  • Press F12
  • Click the Floppies tab
  • Click [:] next to DF0: and select your newly created ADF
  • Press OK to return to Workbench

You will notice another icon on your Workbench desktop, it should look something like:

Indicating that the disk is in drive DF0: and is currently unreadable by Workbench, so now it's time to format the ADF. Click the icon once with your left mouse button, now hold your right mouse button and select Format Disk from the Icons pull down menu at the top of the screen: See the illustration below.

The format program should appear once you have clicked "Format Disk".

  • Give your disk a label, in this case "ALE TUTORIAL"
  • Click Format
  • Click Proceed on the warning message

You do not need to enable any of the other options. Please note that Quick Format is only available to disks/ADFs that have been formatted once before, as this is a new disk the Amiga file system needs to be written in order for it to work. See the illustration below.

Once this screen reaches 100% you have yourself an empty, formatted ADF.

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