About

"I've been involved with Amiga since 1994. My name is Ján, born in Slovakia (a beautiful country in the centre of Europe... remember Czechoslovakia?). Back in the times I remember we (together with my brother Lukas) bought an Amiga 500 just because we saw a breathtaking screenshot of some Amiga game in a magazine. "A M I G A? Hmm, we must have it!" :-) We were shocked by the excellent graphics and sounds when the Amiga finally arrived. We were used to "Didaktik Gama" before, a Slovak clone of ZX Spectrum :-) Our first Amiga game ever was Vrooom! Beautiful memories. Then we bought an Amiga 1200 and our game experience increased even more. Once we bought a harddisk and 1240 turbocard expansion, I started enjoying in Workbench, especially its visual and functional design. Even though I was limited by the lack of speed and AGA chipset, I managed to set up a powerful & functional Workbench. Once my brother bought a PC, I experienced the shock again! I mean the WinUAE capabilities that allowed me to use the transparency feature of Magic Menu - I had never seen anything like that with AGA before, of course! I started experimenting a little, but the speed of the PC did not allow me to do any more. Then I moved to Czech Republic (because of my studies) while my Amiga hardware stayed at home. Meanwhile, fortunately, the speed of the PCs have increased so I was able to use WinUAE just like my „real“ thing before… and the AmiKit was born!"

​AmiKit was born here!

Slovakia, Central Europe

AmiKit project is designed and maintained by Ján Zahurančík

 

Visual design, icons & other graphics by Kenneth E. Lester, Jr.

Launcher and ROMFind by Rex Schilasky

Windows, Mac & Vampire version by Ján Zahurančík

Portable version (AmiPUP) by Kenneth E. Lester, Jr.

WinUAE by Toni Wilen, et al., based on UAE by Bernd Schmidt

PlayOnLinux script by George Sokianos

Android port by Lyubomyr Lisen (discontinued)

Reviews

"The improvements are amazing  Amiga Museum  (EN) 2019

"Unmatched detailed system  Amiga Future  (EN, DE) 2019

"More than ready-made Amiga  GeekZone  (FR) 2019

"A recommended purchase  Epsilon  (EN) 2019

"Rolls-Royce of Emulation  Exec  (EN, PL) 2019

"Wow. Just Wow  Amiga Museum  (EN) 2018

"Fast and effective!  Amiga Mania  (HU) 2018

"5 out of 5 points!  Mój Mac Magazyn  (PL) 2017

"Well configured & optimised...  Exec  (EN, PL) 2018

"This is just beautiful  Amiga User magazine  (EN, PL) 2017

"A hell of a lot of features...  Epsilon's Amiga Blog  (EN) 2017 

"A state-of-the-art combat suit...  Amiga Future  (EN, DE) 2017

"The pre-configured environment is beautiful...  Obligement  (FR) 2017

​INTERVIEWS

Kompot Podcast (English since 31:16) 2019

Blitterwolf Magazine  2017

Amiga Future Magazine  2017

Vintage is the New Old  2012

CryptMag  2006

MORE REVIEWS

AmiKit 9 in Old School Game Blog, 2017

AmiKit 8 in Old School Game Blog, 2015

AmiKit 8 in Amiga Future 114, 2015

AmiKit 7 in Amiga Future 110, 2014

AmiKit 6 in Amiga Future 95, 2012

AmiKit 5 in Amiga Future 72, 2008

AmiKit 5 in Obligement, online, 2008

Everything began in 1994 when my parents bought an Amiga 500 for me and my brother. I was 14 years old. It's a long time ago, WOW!

Fast forward to 2005, the AmiKit was born - an emulated environment including more than 350 programs. It fully replaced my old Amiga and it became a legend in the community over the years.

Fast forward to 2017, a brand new AmiKit X is released, originally developed for A.L.I.C.E., followed by the latest & greatest 
XE version released in 2019 and Vampire release in 2020.

When someone, who has never heard about Amiga before, asks me why I would want to turn current modern computer into something retro and old fashioned, my short answer is:

"Simply because I love Amiga!"​

"Enjoy AmiKit, just like

I enjoyed creating it." --Ján

The longer answer, which I like and use often, involves Mustang. Not a horse. The car Ford Mustang from the 60's. It was a piece of art and if you ever had one (not me), you were a happy man, now with many beautiful memories.

If you want to feel it again now, you can buy an old Mustang, providing you find one, or you can buy a new, quite ordinary car and use a magic stick to make it look and behave like your old love.

 

The hood and interior are exactly as you remember them! The only difference is that the engine is much more powerful, and the modern features and extra add-ons are now mounted.

And that's exactly what AmiKit is all about. You can revive your memories, enjoy your old computer again, now in a power suit!​

A.L.I.C.E.

In 2015 Trevor Dickinson from A-EON came up with an excellent idea of a dedicated hardware for AmiKit - an Amiga-compatible laptop which Commodore has never produced. AmiKit X (version 10) was being developed for this laptop exclusively for 2 years.

 

Now you can enjoy its successor AmiKit XE on your own computer!

Hall of Fame

During the years we've been supported

by many Amiga enthusiasts!

Michal Valentíny – for huge help with original website and forum

Darius Brewka – created a special version of AmiStart for AmiKit

Peter Gordon – ported MOS „Mount“ command to 68k for AmiKit

Dieter Groppé - for his exclusive Master Control Program (MCP)

Fred Booth and Keith Matthews - for help with documentation

Dietmar Eilert – granted microgolded licence and „ed“ starter

J. M. Battle – allowed us to use his AIAB disk-id script

Retrofan - for porting AmiKit to real Amiga machines

Thomas Richter - for his suggestions and support

Dariusz Gac – for help with DOpus configuration

Martin Durík – suggested the name "AmiKit"

Tony Gore - for his graphics and support

PaulTheTall - for help with Mac installer

and many others.

Bernd Roesch & Thomas Klein – for their AfA_OS project and exclusive update for AmiKit

Artur Jarosik - for his excellent NetSurf browser and exclusive openTyrian port for AmiKit

Massimo Tantignone – allowed us to use his latest (non-public) version of FullPalette

GPSoftware and Andreas Loong – allowed us to use Directory Opus Magellan II

Eric Chahi - for his kind permission to include the legendary Another World game

Stefan Stuntz - for allowing us to use registered version of his legendary MUI

Daniel 'Deniil' Westerberg – implemented a Live Update feature into AmiKit

Peter Keunecke – for many suggestions regarding AmiKit and WinUAE config

Thore Böckelmann and Jens Maus - for resurrecting the MUI development

Thomas Rapp – for many suggestions regarding AmiKit and WinUAE config

Heiko Mueller – created a special version of ShowAmiga96 for AmiKit

Bernd Schmidt & Richard Drummond - for original UAE and E-UAE

Magnus Holmgren – created a special AmiKit keyfile for ReqChange

Oliver Blumert – created a special version of GlobalTrash for AmiKit

SPECIAL THANKS

to the authors of installed software

and, of course, to all of you who motivated us by your feedback, suggestions,

new ideas, bug reports or who just said hello! We love hearing from you! :-)


BETA-TESTERS
Kenneth E. Lester, Jr., George Sokianos, Mikhail Malyshev, Bernd Roesch, Peter Keunecke, Toni Wilen, R.T.Dickinson, Dimitris Panokostas, Artur Jarosik, Thomas Rapp, Dariusz Gac, Heiko Mueller, Rex Schilasky, ShadesOfGrey, Michal Valentíny, CyberDyne, Nuder_Try, Juv.U.K, Adonay, SnOoPy, Captainmoomoo, Eric Luczyszyn, Stribor, Amigo1, Bob Dolores, Anbjorn Myren, Robert Brown, Falcon_11, Simon Foster, Tom Newsom, Björn Hagström, AmigaPhil, Will Karas, E. L. de la Fuente, Scott Campbell, Robert Moldenhauer, Dirk Baeyens, Martin-Thomas Steffen, Thomas Ferreira, Daniel Müßener, Peter Swallow, Fred Booth, Spiros Kourias, Bill Eaves, AmigaBlitter, JG Rogers, Kymon Zonias, Jim Veerkamp, Krzysztof Klis, Krzysztof Radzikowski, Jay C. Theriot, Keith Matthews, Merrill Newell, Salomé, Silvio Albrecht, Michael 'Cap' Brenegan, Anbjorn Myren, jPV/RNO, Fehmi Yucer, Jack Calk, Espen Skog, Thomas Scheller, Jakub Hajda, Philipp Lonke and others. 

 


SUPPORTERS

Trevor Dickinson, Mark Richardson, John Fante, Dennis Smith, Jens B., Richard C., Mark G., Ermanno B., Gary W., Terry LaClair, Bogdan Macri, AmigaDave, John H. T., Steve "Cereal Killer" Wagner, L. Barbetti, Terry M., Stephen Cooke, Jacques M., Cathal Ferris, glitch, George Sokianos, François-Xavier D'Hollander, Malcolm H., Swisso, Thomas H Gower Jr, aPEX / a1k.org, Darren E., Stephen C., Tomasz Wiszkowski , Taco H., AmigaForever team, Steve / thecryptmag.com, Michele C., Colin P., Ron H., Amifred, Mark Frischknecht, JD B., Wolfgang Schuhmann, Aleksandros Pitsikalis, Pete Wason, Wolfgang O., Bilgeri S., Alexander J., AmyZamp, Hans de R., Matteo M., Brian Sharman, Steve S., Philippe L., Alan Crandall (alanwall), Andrea F., Gökhan A., Wizardo, Giuliano C., Anbjorn Myren, Falcon_11, Josef Wegner, Simon F., Antonio B., Ernest S., desrat, Michel W., Mark B., Mike H., Jörgen J., Stanislaw L., Arnljot A., Giulio Di M., Pietro Leone, Igor Piccini, Nicola Morocutti, Mario De Biasio, AmigaBlitter, Stefano Guidetti (Lecta), Luigi Caprio, Alessandro Manotti, Libero Moschella, Claudio Marro Filosa, Paolo Brini, Leonardo Martini, James Vigliotti, Malakie, Richard E. C., Krzysztof Piszczek, Paul Moore, Fabio F., Raynald Le Moing, Brad H., DiscreetFX.com, Mark G., Wai Lun Lee, jack-3d, John H., Ahmet Moldibi, Adam Templeton, Dimitrios B., Alex P., Andrew Neilson, Donar, JosDuchit, RodneyLee, Andy S., Harry S., Bartosz "Banter" Kuchta, James B., Peter Stahlberg, Chris Neupert, Steve D., Andreu Adsuara P., Lidget Green, Lukasz W., Andrzej N., Bruno Bourdolle, Christopher M., Trez, Sascha Wintz, Hubert Deloffre, Brian B., Opal/Scoopex^Appendix, Paolo G., fatboy, Michael S., AlainL, David N., Michael T., Pietro G., Michael "Clyde Radcliffe" Jurisch, Marek G., Jaroslaw B., Mike C., Charles S., Michael H., Julio V., Slobodan T., DiskDoctor, David J., Patrick Pittman, Dirk B., Konstantinos Damilakis, Danny P., Kamikaze38, Magdalena K., Yannick C., Lars G., Alan M., Johan K., Juli de la Alameda, Robert B., Wayne H., Dirk Kräuter (Outfox), Emile B., Laurent B., Paul G., Bob W., Yannick Le M., Stephen W., Wayne W., Claudio G., MickMack, Ray Richards, Matthew S., Rod F., Shaun S., Fabio Alberto M., Jay S., Louis R., Jose Miguel Garcia C., Jack F., Bruno P., John C., Stefano L., Grzegorz L., Peter H., Tomi L., Geoff M., Jorge Manuel L. R., Lloyd B., Philippe B., Sque, Adrien C., Paul Wilcox, Stanko L., David H., Ehrenfried W., Rainer K., Robert A., Robert W., Ralph A. W., Patrick Robinson, A.C van der Z., Simon V., Domingo Alvarez, AmigaPhil, GFurtado, Ernesto B-G, Giuliano C., Jonatan T., Lex W., Stephane D., Eric Thomas-Garnier (Jmyner), Frederik Y., Johan B., Kai Uwe J., jd999uk, acefnq, saipaman, Marios Filos, Dirk Trowe, John Hill, Pawel G., Awandil, AmiStore.de, Almighty God, James Parkinson (CritAnime), Seb132, shakenfr, Marco 'huepper' Malz, zoopster, Silvio Albrecht, Palloilija, M.A., Herpes73, KryoFlux Ltd., The Walrus, Anthony Becker, J-Golden, jochen, Kevin Sambell, Korhan Adilin, Per Martin Iversen, Costantino Damilakis, FaTBoB, TheAlmogaver, noXLar, oddmario, Lighting Tower, JHaybarn, Ade B., JanL, Sergio Ciotti, Kerzoul, Joe Belanger, Artur J., Tobias Newe, Radzik, Sascha v.W., o.eschi, Anon, Florian Kieper, Markus F., Havard D., Ingo Fehlauer, Christian B., dexterav, Achille Porzi, Dave Hamrick, Timothy Daniels, Christian Rogge, Philippe, Ian Poynter, Darren S., Marcin Dyka, Ruediger Leibrandt, Kursad K., Berk Iybar (GaddarJoker), Gisle N. Malm, Laurent Bailly, amigaouf, Angelo Spinetti, Magnus Jonsson, Fingerlickin_B, Black Beard, Graham Crump, Matthias Mtischler, Serge A., Daniel Kosse, PowerCMIS, SceneSat, Paula Powered, Allan Cairns, David Howland, Semseddin Moldibi, Maigron Etienne, Petri P., Mark D. Brown, lord_spider, Paul Robinson, Johannes G., Ed Dana, Erik Bos, Steven Maes, Kevin T., Hexagon, sacc-dude, Vincenzo, Karsten Richter, noXLar, veper, Steffen P., Jörg Renkert, John Davis, Murmogo, Graham Higginbotham, Thorsten Mampel, Robert Korbatz Debowski, Nonax, Megahost, Wolfgang Hodan, Morten Haugan, Michael M., Stefano Lodo, Malcolm Hankin, Viktor E., Robert K., mr_dBUG, radzik, Markus K., Sven Harvey, Patrick Tamine, MetaView, Bruno Rioux, Dorsai, Kai Schwermer, Ettarobal, MerlinKV, Leonard E., Rick Leapard, Matt, Uoti H., Prober, Gianluca aka g0blin, Martin Szczepanski, Jes Norholm, Didier Bouchard, Mikael Arling, Richard Knights, tFt/darklite+dekadence+rno, David H., f1lupo, Gertsy, Peter McQuillan, Gregory Hammond, Peter H., Andreas S., Wojciech Wilczynski, Karl Stott, Philip Tyerman, Javier Gil, Johan Arneklev, fsoft, Robert Gentner, Wayne B., faqinel, Petr Mixa, Johan W., Alain Richard, Vincent Richard, Claudio P., Greg John, Remy W., Haslinger Roland, Paolo Giammarruco, Inaki Alejo Arregui, David Watson, Uffe, Dominique Vandeputte, Steven Hanifl, Mr SteG, Lars S., Niels Peter Frandsen, Fouche Jean-Charles, Dionsysus.dk, Matthias Muench, Cosmos, Dominique Vandeputte, SaphirJD, Chris Tauber, Dimitris Panokostas, Otha Jefferson, Thomas S., Shawn Kelly, Carsten Linzmeier, Dieter K., Sergio Ciotti, Rowan Wilson, Yoshitaka, Antonis Nikolaou, Jess Oane, Dirk Trowe, Malakie, Flipflop, Opticum, Yssing, FaTBoB, Henry J., Walljet, Marcus Braeuker, Epsilon, Aaron Smith, Sean Johnson, oddmario, Jeff, som99, Wolfe, DLH, Steve L., Alex Aris, Günter Wirth, Pat Wall, Jesus Toucedo, Brian J Hoskins, silverdr, Craig Brown, Jordan Bettcher, Andy Atkins, Amiga23, LoneRaider, Claus B., Flynn, Jörg Deckert, justin, Dietmar R., David O., SvOlli, Hans Dieter K., Krystof Cioch, Thomas, Andre G., Steven Innell, FxART, Michelon, Marcel Hanusa, Jens Runge, elkmoose, Markus Haupt, Michael Schaffner, Jens D., Cyril C, Jena P., RedskullDC, Marcin S., Ingo F., James Boyd, Raoul Penel (Swisso), dexterav, Chris Perver, Steve Jones, Stefan Rutkowski, Antonio, Joseph D., Dick van Ginkel, Eric R. Lamb, Frits Blankenzee, Thomas G., JeFfR3y, Samuel, Daffyd, Hexagon, Tygre, Matthew W., Ingo Fehlauer, Silvio A., Erik Bos, Sascha K., Kurt Speich, Gary Christian, Shadowvex, Leinweber Juergen, David B., Thomas L., Michael W., Norbert Mittereggerand, Ernest C., Robin21, Bert Jahn, Dj ECHO, Michel L., Victor Gutierrez Guirado, Uwe Schäpe, Tamás Vándorffy, Frederic R., Wolfgang Kainz-Huber, Antonio de la Concha, Peter McIlroy, Scott Pistorino, Rodney Volkmar, Chris Abissi, Arnie, Andre S., Domenico Gamboni, Cyril Catalanotto, Stephen A., Jouko Aho, Charles Zellers, Jeroen Hooijschuur, Fred Booth, swiftsid, Pat Wall, Leslie Rawlinson, Joe Schäfer, Stefan Holzhauer, Andrea Cusato, Norm Penrod, David Russo, DJ Erol (twitter @MiXiNG_DJErol), Eero (Webba) Rantanen, Thomas S., Laurent B., Michael Rupp, Andreas Johansson, Teodor Bjerrang, Tim Evans, nobodyii @ a1k.org, lord_spider, KingDaffyd, Charlie, Enrico Z., Marco 'huepper' Malz, don27dog, Jonathan H., The Goonies Denmark, Adrian Brown, Marcel Groenendijk, Richard Einhorn, Jacek "pong777" Kremski, shane@retro-computers.com, Sylvio, Kymon Zonias, Olivier, Theo Takes, Pawe Konieczny, Roy Leith, Ron Burley, Fabio Martino, Mark Nebesniak, Andrej Vondena, Elliot Clifton, Josef Dedek, John Pilkinton, Dirk Carstens, Arkadiusz Bronowicki, Krzysztof Klis, Daffyd007, Yugorin / Samar Productions, Michael Mehnertand, Roy G Gaber, Thomas Scheller, Nicolas Donnot and others.

AMIKIT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN WHAT IT IS WITHOUT YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT!

AmiKit was created while listening to 

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“This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”  (Alan W. Watts)

© 2005-2020 AmiKit project is designed & maintained by Ján Zahurančík (contact)

Visual design, icons and other graphics by Kenneth E. Lester, Jr.

AmiKit includes over 425 pre-installed programs by various contributors.

© 1995 - 2020 WinUAE emulation engine by T. Wilen, et al.