Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Wed 10th Sep 2008 14:32 UTC, submitted by AmiKit
Amiga & AROS AmiKit 1.5.0, the high-end Amiga on your PC, has been released. Main new features include a fresh new look, faster and more stable engine, support of new 24bit themes, improved Windows installer, choice of two automatic installers for Linux platforms and much more. For AmiKit to work, you do need Amiga ROMs and the AmigaOS, which can be obtained via AmigaForever, for instance.
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RE[4]: How it works...
by AmiKit on Thu 11th Sep 2008 06:52 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: How it works..."
AmiKit
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2006-09-10

Are there any legal sources for obtaining the basic Amiga ROM files and necessary OS files, without having to purchase the entire Amiga Forever package?

You can buy eg. AmigaOS3.5 or 3.9 CD from some US distributor (for example www.amigakit.com) but you will still be missing the ROM file. This can be obtained from your real Amiga if you find some in your attic.

Still, it seems to me that the "Value edition" of Amiga Forever is the cheapest way how to obtain the system files (cheaper than AmigaOS3.5 or 3.9 CD itself) and ROM files in one package. And it's the smoothest way too (no need to digging the ROM file from your old hardware). In addition you get a nice package (more ROMs are included) that is ready to run older and newer Amiga games easily (few are included).

And a quick question regarding the AmiKit CD. If I support AmiKit by purchasing the physical CD package, is there an American distributor? Or does it have to be shipped from Europe?

It will be shipped from Europe. The shipping cost is 3.30 EUR worldwide. The package usually arrives to US within a week or two.

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