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Kickstart Emulation

Some installs use a so called kickemu to have a complete AmigaOS environment for the installed program. For that kickemu an original kickstart image is required. This image can be extracted from a real Amiga with tools like GrabKick or similar which can be found on aminet (make sure to have a correct setup for your disks (MaxTransfer, Mask) or the created image may be broken). The supported image version depends on the installed program. You should find an information about which image must be used in the supplied ReadMe file. The image for kickstart versions 1.2 and 1.3 can only extracted from a appropriate A500, for version 3.1 it can be extracted from a A500/A600/A2000, A1200 or A4000 which must be equipped with a Kick3.1 ROM. If the image cannot be found by WHDLoad or the image is of the wrong version or altered in any way, WHDLoad will quit with an appropriate error message. Additionally a relocation file with the extension .RTB matching the kickstart image must be present. This relocation file can be found on aminet in the archive util/boot/skick346.lha. Both files, the kickstart image and the relocation file must be located in the directory Devs:Kickstarts/ and must have the correct name. Starting WHDLoad version 17.0 the files can also be located in the directory WHDCOMMON:. The table below shows the names of the files depending on the kickstart version.

Starting WHDLoad version 16.5 also the kickstart images from the Cloanto Amiga Forever CDs may be used. The images must be renamed according the table below. Additionally the rom.key must be copied to Devs:Kickstarts/ or WHDCOMMON:. The Cloanto Plus Edition ROMs are no longer encoded and do not require the rom.key. For further information please refer to Amiga Forever.

Version Name Kickstart Image Name Relocation File Cloantos 'Amiga Forever' file names
release 3.0 (1999) release 6.1 (2005) release 6.7 (2011) release 7.0 (2014)
1.2 Devs:Kickstarts/kick33180.A500 Devs:Kickstarts/kick33180.A500.RTB amiga-os-120.rom
1.3 Devs:Kickstarts/kick34005.A500 Devs:Kickstarts/kick34005.A500.RTB kick130.rom amiga-os-130.rom
3.1 Devs:Kickstarts/kick40063.A600 Devs:Kickstarts/kick40063.A600.RTB amiga-os-310-a500.rom amiga-os-310-a600.rom
Devs:Kickstarts/kick40068.A1200 Devs:Kickstarts/kick40068.A1200.RTB amiga-os-310-a1200.rom
Devs:Kickstarts/kick40068.A4000 Devs:Kickstarts/kick40068.A4000.RTB kick310.rom amiga-os-310.rom amiga-os-310-a4000.rom

optional packages:

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