24.12.2007 - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Thank you very much for your support in the year 2007.
Merry Christmas and happy New Year to you all!
17.12.2007 - AmiKit 1.4.2 Live update
A new update package is available for download via AmiKit Live Update program. [changelog]
03.12.2007 - Win Amiga Forever 2006 Premium Edition!
We have a spare original copy of Amiga Forever 2006 Premium Edition here and we would like to give it to one of you as a Christmas present. Make a donation or order the AmiKit CD or send a detailed bugreport during the December 2007 and be the one who can win the Amiga Forever CD-ROM and two DVDs!
12.11.2007 - AmiKit 1.4.1 Live update
A new update package is available for download via AmiKit Live Update program. [changelog]
01.11.2007 - The update to AmiKit 1.4.0 available
The packages able to update your previous AmiKit installations to the latest 1.4.0 version are available to download. There are two different update archives:
- A cumulative installer that updates any of the AmiKit 1.3.x version to AmiKit 1.4.0
- An installer that updates your AmiKit 1.3.7 to AmiKit 1.4.0
14.10.2007 - AmiKit CD Edition available
The limited "CD Edition" of the latest AmiKit is now available to purchase via PayPal.
The CDs are in stock again, order now!
26.09.2007 - AmiKit 1.4.0 released
We are pleased to announce that the final version of AmiKit 1.4.0 has been released and is available to download. Many things were re-worked and enhanced:
- AmiKit now supports three different working environments: Magellan II, Scalos and Workbench
- new startup images, logos, themes and other graphics painted by Ken Lester
- all the icons are now provided in 32bit DualPNG format, also painted by Ken Lester
- AmiKit Launcher is now skinable thanks to Rex Schilasky
- two registered games has been added as well (with the permission of EMV-Software)
- and much more... (changelog)
22.09.2007 - New AmiKit presented at Pianeta Amiga
The new AmiKit 1.4.0 has been presented at Pianeta Amiga show in Empoli, Italy. The free download will be available soon. (screenshot1, screenshot2, screenshot3)
14.09.2007 - We've got the winners!
The AmiKit Wallpaper Contest is over and the winners have been announced. Congratulations and thanks to all people who participated!
01.09.2007 - Take the poll!
Now it's up to you to choose the winners of the AmiKit Wallpaper Contest. Take the poll here.
30.08.2007 - New AmiKit 1.4.0 at Pianeta Amiga
We are pleased to announce that the new full version of AmiKit 1.4.0 has been sent to beta-testers today. The official public release will be introduced at Pianeta Amiga show in Empoli, Italy (September 22nd and 23rd).
16.08.2007 - New articles in Knowledge Base
We have a couple of interesting new articles for you. The first one is called "AmiKit on Linux Guide" (written by Eddy Elliot) which describes how to install the AmiKit package on Linux systems. The second article is called "Optimizing AmiKit" (written by Eric Luczyszyn) and deals with several issues including installing AmiKit on a USB flash disk. The articles can be found in the Knowledge Base section. Please note that no support is provided by us. If you need further help, contact the authors of the articles directly.
25.07.2007 - AmiKit 1.3.7 UPDATE package available
A new AmiKit update is available. [changelog]
08.07.2007 - AmiKit Wallpaper Contest!
You are invited to AmiKit summer wallpaper contest with great prizes! We would like to refresh the look of the AmiKit package and therefore we decided to announce a wallpaper contest where everyone is welcome to contribute. The prizes are waiting for three winners and their wallpapers become the part of the next full AmiKit 1.4.0 release. READ MORE!
04.07.2007 - 100 more DualPNG icons in AmiKit 1.3.6
The new AmiKit update provides you with 100 more DualPNG icons painted by Ken Lester. Thanks mate! We have also added a new frontend for WHDLoad and other games called iGame programmed by Emmanuel Vasilakis. Eric Luczyszyn has enriched the AmiKit with new French catalogs. Several software has been updated as well. The update is available through AmiKit Live Update (or manual update). [changelog]
03.06.2007 - AmiKit 1.3.5 UPDATE package available
A new update is available through AmiKit Live Update. It contains recently updated datatypes and other software, including a new version of TKPlayer with skin support! [changelog]
20.05.2007 - AmiKit 1.3.4 UPDATE package available
A minor update is available through AmiKit Live Update. [changelog]
13.05.2007 - Buy Directory Opus 9 with discount!
We are pleased to announce that thanks to our agreement with GPSoftware you can now purchase Directory Opus 9 for Windows through our site - with 10% discount!
Directory Opus 9 is a powerful file manager and Explorer replacement for Windows. It provides you with an user-friendly and fully-configurable environment within which you can access and manage your important data with a minimum of effort. Read more about history of Directory Opus saga.
02.05.2007 - AmiKit 1.3.3 UPDATE package available
The update brings you another exclusive content: more than 100 new DualPNG icons painted by Ken Lester as well as newest Amijeweled 1.2 special demo for AmiKit (by Insane-Software). Check the screenshots! Lots of software has been updated too. As always, get it through the Live Update. [changelog]
NOTE: After the update, one more reboot is required to activate the new AfA_OS. Otherwise the icons might be misplaced.
17.04.2007 - More Dual PNG icons coming soon...
Ken Lester has been busy with another set of dual PNG icons for AmiKit. They will appear in the next AmiKit update, stay tuned!
13.04.2007 - A new French website: Ami-France
A new partner website called Ami-France has been set up by our friend Eric Luczyszyn. The main purpose of this website is to provide French translations for various Amiga programs. If you're a developer and would like your program translated to French, then this site is for you! Contact Eric for further details.
The site also focus on AmiGame (a new front-end for WinUAE) and AmiKit, of course. You can find there many French translations for various AmiKit programs and an AmiKit review as well (in French only). This review was originally published in Amiga Power issue 34.
The site now works with Amiga browsers too!
07.04.2007 - Benchmarks available
Have you ever wondered what is the speed difference between emulated and "real" Amiga? And what about the performance of AmiKit compared to the other alternatives? Check the benchmarks.
19.03.2007 - AmiKit 1.3.2 UPDATE package available
This update speeds up the AmiKit's performance. The icon loading might be up to 3 times faster and the system should be more responsive in general. The update is delivered to you automatically thanks to the Live Update feature. Special thanks to Bernd Roesch. [changelog]
12.03.2007 - AmiKit 1.3.1 UPDATE package available
The latest AmiKit Live update brings you more dual PNG icons painted by Ken Lester as well as recently updated software like FryingPan, HivelyTracker, MUIbase, etc. Enjoy! [changelog]
09.03.2007 - Norwegian translation available
A Norwegian translation of the AmiKit website is available thanks to Anbjørn Myren!
25.02.2007 - AmiKit 1.3.0 - Cumulative update package available
This cumulative update installer updates any AmiKit 1.2.x installations to AmiKit 1.3.0. This is useful especially for those users who cannot use, for whatever reason, the AmiKit Live Update feature. The AmiKit_12x-fix.exe archive is also included. Downloads.
Note that after the installation of this cumulative update the first startup of AmiKit will take longer. This is because the update files will be extracted during this first startup. This might take up to several minutes, especially if you're updating from v1.2.0.
21.02.2007 - AmiKit 1.3.0 - Now with PNG, dual PNG and OS4 icon support!
We are very proud to announce the AmiKit now supports modern icon formats. This is the first time the OS3.x based environment is able to show and use PNG, dual PNG and OS4 icons. Moreover, Directory Opus Magellan II (included in AmiKit) is able to use them too, finally! Look at the screenshots!
This is a significant accomplishment since Magellan users haven't even been able to display PNG icons to this point. All this would not be possible without the magic work of Bernd Roesch and his excellent AfA_OS project. Also big thanks to Ken Lester, a devoted AfA & AmiKit beta tester, who painted dual PNG icons for AmiKit and gave it a more modern look. Ken also created a new backdrop pictures, download them from here.
Installation note: The update is delivered to you automatically thanks to AmiKit Live Update feature. Once the update is downloaded and the system is rebooted, another request appears to restart the emulation. This is required to enable the PNG support. Once you shut down the emulation completely and start it again, the AmiKit desktop appears in PNG. (change log)
Note the Magellan configuration will be overwritten by this update. The backup of your actual configuration is saved as DOpus5:Environment/workbench.130bak. (If you use Workbench instead of Magellan, please disable PowerIcons in your startup-sequence. Also enable AsyncWB in your WBStartup.)
Limitation: While the internal icon information module of DOpus Magellan is functional, it doesn't show the icons correctly. You can always use a patched RAWBInfo instead: Move the file "UseWBInfo" from ENVARC:DOpus/Disabled/ to ENVARC:DOpus/ directory and reboot. Then move the file "RAWBInfo" (and its icon) from WBStartup/Disabled to WBStartup directory and run the "RAWBInfo_Patch" on it. The patch can be found in AfA_OS directory (AmiKit:Utilities/Expansion/AfA_OS). Note that the patch requires RAWBInfo v1.28 or v1.35 (included in OS3.9 BoingBags 1 and 2). For more information please read the installation notes located in AfA_OS directory.
13.01.2007 - We welcome our 100.000th visitor!
We are pleased to welcome the 100.000th visitor of this website. Thanks to everyone!
09.01.2007 - Italian translation available
We're glad to announce an Italian translation of the AmiKit website is available. Thanks to AmigaBlitter!
07.01.2007 - AmiKit 1.2.9 UPDATE package available
Another Live Update package is ready for you. Enjoy! (change log)
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