AmiKit XE for Vampire V2


for any Vampire V2-enhanced Amiga™

with AmigaOS ROM in its core (not AROS)

We finally bring the Modern Retro experience to your Vampire V2!



  • 24bit RTG Graphics

  • 080 & 040 Executables

  • Startup Manager
  • Dark Mode
  • DualPNG Icons
  • Custom Visual Themes
  • Integrated Filetypes
  • 425 Pre-Installed Apps

  • Games & Demos included

  • Dracula the System Master

  • Start & User Menus

  • Directory Opus 5 Magellan II

  • Full Magic User Interface 5
  • Supports all AmigaOS3 versions
  • TCP/IP & WiFi Enabled

  • Automatic Live Updates

  • Cloud Support

  • Native FTP Support

  • microSD Card Support

  • Integrated Menu System
  • The Latest Patches

We've focused on every detail and created a highly integrated package for you.

1. One of the following AmigaOS versions:​​

  • Amiga Forever 9/8/7
  • AmigaOS XL

  • AmigaOS 3.9

  • AmigaOS 3.1.4
  • AmigaOS 3.5
  • AmigaOS 3.1

2. Kickstart ROM 3.x file (A1200 version)

3. Picasso96.lha (version 2.0 or 2.4+)

4. Vampire core version GOLD2.12 or 2.13 

You can get AmigaOS & ROM files here


For details, install instructions and tricks & tips check our QUICK GUIDE


Frequently Asked Questions

Which Vampires are supported?

AmiKit XE works with any Amiga™ computer equipped with Apollo Vampire V2 card with core GOLD 2.12 or 2.13 with AmigaOS ROM in its core (not AROS). AmiKit XE was tested on Amiga 1200 with V1200, Amiga 500/1000/CDTV with V500 and Amiga 600 with V600.

What else do I need?

AmiKit does NOT include any AmigaOS files, Kickstart ROM nor Picasso96 graphics driver. You can get all required files from here, though. Once you supply those files, AmiKit will pick them up and install them automatically for you. For the LZX Edition or Image Edition of AmiKit, you also need your own CompactFlash card. For more information, install instructions and tricks & tips please check our QUICK GUIDE

I have a question or need support.

I am here to help! If you don't find the answer in AmiKit Quick Guide for Vampire, feel free to check Support Forum. I usually answer the same or following day (European time). -- Ján, the author of AmiKit

Why does AmiKit XE cost money?

I spent an unbelievable amount of time and effort putting everything together, an enormous amount of work that included the following:

  • A complete system re-design, including custom programs, enhanced functionality and overall integration
  • Every included program has been pre-installed, pre-configured and integrated, and most include optimizations that go far beyond the default installation settings
  • Extensive, fine-tuned UI enhancements, comprehensive testing and debugging specific to the Vampire version
  • International travel to procure one of the first V4 units
All of this requires time, time that I must balance with the needs of my family & day job. I worked on the Vampire port itself almost daily for almost a year. The fact is, paying for AmiKit XE ensures that I can continue providing user support, and also facilitates ongoing development, the hallmarks of a dependable & superior product! All this said, I also provide fully functional FREE AmiKit X for Windows / Mac / Linux. It's the edition from 2017 representing 15 years of intensive development. Enjoy! -- Ján, the author of AmiKit

Does it work on V4SA too?

Despite the official V4SA release in October 2019, the “V4+ core is currently in the developmental stage” as Apollo states on their website today (March 2021). Therefore be advised that the V4SA machine, according to our own extensive experience, is still NOT 100% Amiga compatible yet. As such, Vampire V4 Standalone is currently NOT supported. If you want to run AmiKit on V4SA anyway, it will work fine on core numbers 7383 and 7513 (including AmigaOS ROM, not AROS). However, to make it run on newer cores, some tweaking is required. See AmiKit V4 Core Support page for details.


Last but not least, huge thanks to Thomas Scheller, Keith Matthews, Artur Jarosik,

Dimitris Panokostas, Philipp Lonke and Jakub Hajda for many suggestions and beta-testing!

“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)

© 2005-2021 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.

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