Boot your Pi 'straight' to Amiga
Ready for use
FULL HD 1080p
Beautiful 1920 x 1080 desktop
Armed with modern technology
Get the best of the both worlds
SSD / USB 3.0
Supports fast SSD and Flash Drives
A modern retro desktop Amiga pre-designed with 400+ AmigaOS3.x apps & games
on a bootable all-in-one image to go straight to your own 16GB+ microSD card, USB3 Flash Stick or SSD
1. Raspberry Pi 400 (recommended)
or Pi 4 (Model B, 2GB or more, with a fan and heatsinks!)
2. Full HD 1920x1080 monitor (recommended)
(minimum HD Ready 1366x768)
3. microSD card (16GB or larger) or USB3 Flash Stick
or SSD (recommended), and balenaEtcher to flash image to it
4. USB Flash Stick (1GB or larger)
to deliver your AmigaOS ISO to AmiKit - see the other panel
1. AmigaOS ISO (Amiga Forever strongly recommended)
Versions 7/8/9 are supported (Plus or Premium editions, not the Value one)
but be advised that AmiKit has been extensively tested with Amiga Forever 7, 8 and 9
"Smooth, user-friendly and remarkably easy! Amiga Addict #6 (English) 2021
"My new 'Amiga' Amiga Future #151 (English/German) 2021
"Impressive! An excellent product Epsilon's World (English) 2021
"An excellent solution Raspberry Italy (Italian) 2021
AMIcast: Install and Walkthrough Video (English) 2021
Frequently Asked Questions
Why does AmiKit XE cost money?
A complete system re-design, including custom programs, and overall integration
Enhanced functionality, extensive and fine-tuned user interface enhancements
Every included program has been pre-installed, pre-configured and integrated, and most include optimizations that go far beyond the default installation settings
Comprehensive testing and debugging
What do I need to run AmiKit on my Pi?
You need Raspberry Pi 400 (recommended) or Raspberry Pi 4 (Model B with 2GB RAM or more - just attach a fan on the CPU and a few heatsinks on the other chips too).
What is the "Rabbit Hole" ?
This special feature of AmiKit allows you to launch host Linux applications directly from your emulated Amiga and run them on your AmiKit desktop:
Which Amiga model is emulated?
AmiKit is specifically based on Amiga 1200 (based on Motorola CPU processor) running AmigaOS 3.x., but you can emulate any classic Amiga model from Amiga 500 to Amiga 4000, actually.
I have more questions...
How fast is it?
Okay, what are the limitations?
- AHI audio system is not supported yet (but it's planned!). That means you won't hear any sound if an app/game/demo uses AHI for audio output (or it refuses to launch at all).
Virtual Mouse Driver in AmiKit enables a smooth experience when switching between Amiga and Linux apps. However, some Amiga programs (like AmiStart, DOpus and probably others) might not fully register such a mouse pointer. For instance, a DOpus' menu doesn't work correctly if invoked by the right-mouse button over an inactive window. The window under mouse the pointer has to be activated first (with left mouse button). Anyway, you can always disable Virtual Mouse Driver in Amiberry Input settings. Just bear in mind that it has to be done before the emulation is started (it cannot be enabled/disabled on the fly).
Linux windows make "ghosts" effects when moving them. You can always prevent that by enabling "display compositing" in "Compositor" tab of "Windows Manager Tweaks" settings, but be advised that it also decreases the Amiga emulation speed considerably.
Some games/demos might not work as expected with JIT (just-in-time) compilation enabled. You can always turn it off/on (even on the fly) in Amiberry CPU settings or in AmiKit right-mouse menu. Be advised that if turned off it decreases the Amiga emulation speed considerably.
Mouse and Joystick ports might get swapped if your joystick is plugged in during boot.
What's planned next?
Thanks to your continuous support of AmiKit we will be able to focus on the following areas:
NEW AMIKIT FEATURES AND UPDATES (and bugfixes too)
REGULAR UPDATES OF INCLUDED AMIGA SOFTWARE
Better RABBIT HOLE functionality for even smoother modern retro experience
16bit AHI audio support (currently only Paula 8bit++ audio mode is supported)
Better HOST-RUN functionality for smoother Linux integration with Amiga
Better FILESYSTEM support for Amiga files, their specific attributes, etc.
Better AMIGA COMPATIBILITY by improving JIT (just-in-time) compilation
Implementation of MORE FEATURES coming from WinUAE (such as VHD/CHD disks, Accelerator boards, etc)
Is AmiKit for me, actually?
If you're completely new to Amiga world, or you owned an Amiga back in the times and now you would like only to play some games again, well, while that is certainly possible with AmiKit, there are probably more simple solutions for you (check Amiga Forever, for instance).
Dimitris Panokostas, Philipp Lonke, Jakub Hajda, Dwight Bonney, Keith Matthews, Stephen Jones,
Epsilon, Krzysztof Radzikowski, Philippe Carpentier and Marcin Pianka for support, suggestions and testing!
The Raspberry Pi edition would not have been what it is without you!