"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 became in Workbench, especially its visual and functional design. I've set up quite a powerfull Workbench (but I was still limited by lack of speed and the AGA chipset). 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!"

Read full story in an interview (2012)

More interviews and reviews are here.

“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 420 pre-installed programs by various contributors.

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