Kickstart 3.1 Rom Download
Some games also require certain kickstart roms (Kickstart 1.3 and Kickstart 3.1 in particular) to be copied to the DEVS: section of the boot drive. However, Amiberry will automatically use the files you have stored in your selected Kickstarts folder, and create symlinks to each file in the save-data folder of the WHDLoad booter. This will allow the Amiga OS to access these files when loading specific games that may require them.
Kickstart 3.1 Rom Download
To legally use the Amiga v3.1 ROM image with emulators, you must own the specific Amiga model. Lemon Amiga only provides information about different Amiga kickstart versions, but we do not not offer them for download. Neither do we allow requests of kickstart downloads in our forum!
Logically, had Commodore still existed they probably would have released an updated kickstart ROM that contained the updates this Patch adds, instead of needed to patch the system in memory every time it boots. This is where this custom Kickstart 3.9 ROM comes in. By combining the files from the original Kickstart 3.1 ROM with those included in the AmigaOS 3.9's ROM Updates and making a new updated ROM it removes the Amiga's need to first need to run the setpatch to add the newer files into the system.
Once that is done you can put the 2.5" HD into the external USB enclosure and connect it to the PC (but don't format it in Windows if it asks). Then start up WinUAE and add the Amiga HDD to the Harddrives, and then add the work folder you created on your PC desktop as a second HD in WinUAE (this is a quick way to download files and be able to access them from within Workbench), and then put the Workbench 3.1 install floppy (adf) into the DF0: drive. Set WinUAE up as an A1200 with KS 3.1 and some fast ram and start it up.
For this we recommend the ClassicWB package which is a predefined Workbench setup and contains everything most people need already setup and ready to go. This isn't currently available for download from the official site, but if you need it let me know. An alternative predefined Workbench package is AmigaSYS that is also pretty good. Whatever Workbench setup you are using, it is easiest to set this up in WinUAE as you can quickly get files onto the HD using WinUAE and test it out rebooting WinUAE quickly.
As a service to our registered customers, the updated AmigaOS 3.2 FAQ covering all Classic Amigas (including Amiga CD 32 and Amiga CDTV) is available for registered customers in the download section of our website.
Brussels, May 17th, 2020Hyperion Entertainment CVBA is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the AmigaOS 3.1.4(.1) Release Notes and the Locale Extras 45.315.AmigaOS 3.1.4 was released on 30th September 2018, its free update 220.127.116.11 was released on the 8th July 2019. Since then, we have received numerous requests from users asking us to unveil the technical developer notes, also known as "Release Notes", regarding the changes involved in those AmigaOS updates.Thanks to the efforts of the Localization team, we are happy to provide the Locale Extras 45.315 which includes localization materials for greek, polish and russian languages that require additional system setup to work.At Hyperion, we felt we should do no less but honor our customers' pleas by making these packages available to let them gain a more in depth overview of the magnitude of changes and the amount of hard work done by the AmigaOS 3.1.4 development team that went into those releases. And as an added bonus, enable further AmigaOS support for our customers in their native languages.We would like to take the opportunity to express our gratitude for the continued interest received regarding our AmigaOS 68k product line, which encourages us to fulfill our commitment to deliver even more exciting products which we will be proud to announce in the near future.AmigaOS 3.1.4(.1) Release Notes are available for free from our download area for any interested party. The Locale Extras 45.315 is available to registered customers.Hyperion Entertainment CVBA wants to send kudos to the entire Amiga commmunity for making AmigaOS the success it is. Thanks guys!
Online Support: Each 3.X ROM set comes with a license key that can be used to download the ROM or the "workbench.library" file for installation or recovery purposes. To register for support, please refer to cloanto.com/genuine.
Each 3.X ROM set comes with a license key that can be used to download the ROM or the "workbench.library" file for installation or recovery purposes. To register for support, please refer tocloanto.com/genuine.
The ACA500 Plus has 8 slots and supports 256kb, 512kb and 1MByte roms. Each slot is 256kb, so a 512kb image will occupy two slots (2 x 256kb = 512kb), and must start at an odd slot number. 1MByte images must start at slot numbers 1 or 5. The 3.1.4 kickstart rom is 512kb.
Of course you could purchase an EPROM burning service that will burn the 3.1.4 kickstart rom to an EPROM chip but where is the fun in that?? If you have an ACA Accelerator you can use the ACAMapROM software to map a rom also.
Hi I dunno if you can help me with this, but I have a ACA1233n-40 and it has similar functions to that you have just used to load the kickstart 46.143. However I do not seem to be able to do it. The difference with my accelerator and yours is the tool in which you map rom with. For my card I use a tool called ACATool which allows speed of CPU to be changed and many other things using a GUI. It is also how I map rom into memory on the accelerator. However when I do this, I have never ever got the kickstart screen. So I dunno what I am doing wrong. Should I take out my CF hard drive once I have selected the rom and try and load this way? Or do I keep my HD in I do not know? Do I remove my kickstart 3.1 chips? Any suggestions will be welcome. Thanks for taking the time to do this guide.
For each of the four disk drives, use the document icon at the right to choose one of the workbench 3.1 ADF files we downloaded earlier. Ensure the first drive contains the Install disk, then add Workbench, Extras and Locale to the other three. This simulates those four disks in those four drives when the machine boots.
Pimiga is shipped as NON-WORKING. In order to run the Pimiga, you will require the Amiga 1200 kickstart ROM. Pimiga contains NO Amiga ROMs. The There are a couple options to get the appropriate ROM. One is to purchase a copy of AmigaForever, install it and run the Amiga 1200 virtual machine initially. There is also an option to buy it through the Play store for Android and extract the ROM from there.
Updating the kickstart when running Amiga OS 3.9 is performed by the tool SetPatch that is called at the very beginning of the Amiga startup sequence (S:startup-sequence). When SetPatch runs, it substitutes some ROM modules with updated ROM modules from Amiga OS 3.9.
Fortunately, RAM is, by today's market, rather cheap (even for an Amiga accelerator) such that there is no need to be conservative about updating and substituting ROM modules using your accelerator. Substituting ROM modules, and, more generally, updating the kickstart modules can be performed in two different ways:
Unfortunately, the Amiga has hard-limitations on how large (in size) a ROM can be - for instance, the workbench.library from OS 3.9 is conventionally left out of a 3.9 kickstart ROM because it would make the ROM too large to boot. Even worse, accelerators cannot kick a ROM file that exceeds these limits either - even if you are kicking just a file and are not burning a physical ROM chip.
From a different perspective, you do not really want a 3.9 kickstart ROM because you want your Amiga to be most compatible with the software that has been optimised to run on previous versions of Amiga OS. In other words, you will at some point want to go back to 3.1 to be able to run a game or a program that may behave differently due to the various "updates" that have been added in the semi-official 3.9 AmigaOS.
At this point you will have a folder that contains the ROM modules from kickstart 3.1 (the one physically in your computer) and a folder containing the ROM updates from DEVS:AmigaOS ROM Update - the latter is the very same file that SetPatch uses to patch the kickstart ROM.
The final step is to search your OS 3.9 installation for files matching the files in the resulting kickstart folder. For instance, you will have asl.library from the 3.1 kickstart because the DEVS:AmigaOS ROM Update file does not contain an update for asl.library - however, your full OS 3.9 install will contain an asl.library in LIBS:. As such, you will copy LIBS:asl.library to your working kickstart folder by overwriting the old file.
One workaround is to first set the path to the folder containing the modules by setting the path to the folder containing all the modules. For instance, supposing you have placed all the above files in DEVS:kickstarts/3.9, you would issue:
The last few weeks I've been spending some time with my Amiga 1200 and Amiga 3000, and I want to write about some of that. However, I don't want to spend too much of my own time and that of the readers of this blog on that. So my plan is to do a collection of short takes periodically. This will be the first one. Topics:AmigaOS 3.1.4Roadshow TCP/IP stackCybergraphx 960x540 resolutionDisk errorSD-to-CF adapterAmigaOS 3.1.4I don't think we're in any danger of the Amiga joining modern operating systems in having an update every time you've been away from your computer for fifteen minutes. But: turns out that two years ago, there was actually a new AmigaOS 3.1.4. Yes, more than two decades after the last Amiga rolled off the assembly line.My Amiga 1200 came with 3.0 and I never upgraded to 3.1, as it didn't seem to offer any useful (to me) new features. And then Commodore went out of business. However, there were 3.5, 3.9 and 4.0 upgrades, with tons of new stuff. As the version number suggests, 3.1.4 builds on 3.1. It doesn't offer new flashy features, but just improves a bunch of stuff. For instance, you can now use drives larger than 4 GB. It also brings newer, more colorful icons to the OS, supporting both NewIcons and AmigaOS 3.5 type icons natively.I opted to get AmigaOS 3.1.4 as a download, and not get new ROM chips. Instead, I just use BlizKick to load the 3.1.4 Kickstart into RAM, overwriting the copy in RAM my A1260 accelerator makes anyway.I installed the new OS on my Amiga 1200 from floppy disks on a new CF card, which went quite well except I had to install a 68060.library to support my 68060 CPU manually, and without the 3.1.4 Kickstart, booting into the new OS leads to an immediate crash as during startup, ROM patches are loaded but these are of course not compatible with my 3.0 ROMs, hence the crash.This did make me realize that if you want to run an Amiga in this day and age, you really have to be comfortable configuring stuff manually and not solely depend on installers.Roadshow TCP/IP stackI'm rebuilding a new AmigaOS installation from scratch, but I can also boot from a copy of my old install, I wasn't going to throw away 25 years of history. So this was a good opportunity to update my networking. I've used Miami from 1995 or so. Miami is a TCP/IP stack that is entirely configured using a graphical interface, and worked especially well with dial-up modems. However, the GUI creates a lot of overhead.Turns out there is a much newer TCP/IP stack that a lot of people like: Roadshow. So I installed the demo version, which turned out to be about 50% faster than Miami. So I immediately got the commercial version, my smbfs file transfers can use all the help they can get.Roadshow does come with an installer, but I needed to make a config file for my I-Card driver manually. (The I-Card is rather obscure because it was available in the 1990s long before consumers had the need for Ethernet.) After it's installed, Roadshow just loads automatically and is completely invisible, like we're used to with modern computers. So highly recommended if you have an Ethernet adapter for your Amiga.I also installed Roadshow on my Amiga 3000, which only has 4 MB fast RAM left (of 8) after loading Cybergraphx drivers and BBS software, as well as two kickstarts. Replacing Miami with Roadshow improved that by almost a megabyte.Cybergraphx 960x540 resolutionAll this network speed testing meant I spend a bunch of time looking at the output of the Cybergraphx 64/3D graphics card in the A3000. I used a 800x600 resolution, which works very well with the VGA input of my Dell U2312HM monitor. (Much better than the Amiga 3000's native VGA output.) However, after getting 960x540 to work on my Amiga 1200, I wanted to see if I could do the same with the Amiga 3000. Turns out that the Cybergraphx software has supported setting up your own resolutions all along, so I did some experimenting.When I set up 960x540, the monitor recognized that as 1920x540. So that was good. However, it didn't show all 540 lines, and there as a significant amount of unused space on the left and the right. I fixed this by upping the pixel clock a lot and adjusting the last vertical setting, and then adjusting the pixel clock and phase on the monitor a bit. I can't check the exact settings right now because of the last topic of this post.Disk errorAnd then yesterday morning I turned on my Amiga 3000 and it couldn't boot because the harddrive was validating. In and of itself that isn't a huge deal, usually the validation process runs for a while and then everything is back to normal. I actually have a small wait for validation tool in my user-startup so the BBS won't start until the HDD has been validated. So I guess (don't remember) that back in the day, this happened with some regularity.The trouble is, I have a pretty tricky boot setup on the A3000, and that setup doesn't work if the drive is read-only, as it is during validation. The older Amiga 3000s load their Kickstart from disk in a somewhat peculiar way. When I installed AmigaOS 3.0, I kept that 2.0 Kickstart process, and then loaded a second 3.0 Kickstart and then pointed all the assigns to the 3.0 system in a subdirectory on the 2.0 drive.Turns out, the execute command needs a temporary file, which normally goes in T:, but if the boot process isn't