Installation Steve Evans wrote a tutorial on how to install AmiKit on your PC. Thank you!
First of all, check the requirements please.
The Linux users should refer here. The Mac users will find the installation instructions included in the downloaded archive.
Installation procedure for Windows:
and run AmiKit_setup.exe and point the installation to any location on your harddisk. Note that approx. 600 MB of free space is needed.
At the end of installation the "RomFind" program will be started. It searches your harddrive for a suitable ROM file. If found, the ROM file will automatically be copied into "AmiKit\ROMs\" folder and named "kick.rom". Required ROM file can be obtained here
Otherwise you have to do this manually:
Copy your ROM v3.1 file to your "AmiKit\ROMs\" folder and name it "kick.rom". (If you have "rom.key" file, copy it there as well.)
- If you want to use newer WinUAE version with your AmiKit, please visit www.winuae.net and download the latest ZIP archive. Then extract the WinUAE.exe into your installed AmiKit\WinUAE\ folder, overwrite the old executable there.
Once the emulation is running:
Select your language and then select the source of your system files (eg. AmigaOS3.9 CD or AmigaForever, buy here). After successful installation of system files, AmiKit should be ready to use.
- If AmiKit start image doesn't disappear, press ESC key to close the image, there might be an error message waiting for your action behind it.
- If AmiKit refuses to start for whatever reason, try to use "AmiKit/S/Startup-Sequence.SAFEMODE" as a regular Startup-Sequence.
- If WinUAE cannot find the ROM file on startup, try to move the "ROMs" folder from AmiKit\ to AmiKit\WinUAE\ folder.
Once the AmiKit is started and fully functional:
There's one more thing you should do in order to make your AmiKit more reliable (depends on what source of system files you used for AmiKit installation):