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Amiga ROM Versions

The Amiga ROM commonly referred to as Kickstart was actually the bootstrap firmware that the old Amiga computers used. If you want to use either WinUAE or UAE4Droid then you’ll need to download a version of kickstart.

Technically, the kickstart or Amiga Rom was used to initilize the hardware and other core components of the AmigaOS. The program would then attempt to boot from a volume such as floppy disk.

As each new version of the Amiga was produced, a new version of the Amiga Rom appeared. Starting with the Amiga 500 we had Kickstart v1.0 in 1985 and then later we had the Amiga 500+ with kickstart 2.0.

The table below outlines which Amiga Rom versions appeared and when. Use this table to assess the most compatible version and to help you download the appropriate Amiga Rom.

Tips: The launch date of the Amiga Rom (kickstart file) gives you a clue which games will be the most compatible. An early kickstart version will be most compatible with early Amiga games (Outrun, Chaos Engine, Speedball), and vice versa, a later kickstart ROM being better for the newer games (relatively speaking).

Note: to download Amiga ROM files you should legally own an Amiga running that version

Kickstart Amiga Model Filename Date Compatibility
Amiga Rom 1.2 Amiga 500, Amiga 2000 kick12.rom 1987 3 star compatibility
Amiga Rom 1.3 Amiga 500, Amiga 2000, Commodore CDTV, Amiga 3000 kick13.rom 1988 5 star compatibility
Amiga Rom 1.4 Amiga 3000 kick14.rom 1990 3 star compatibility
Amiga Rom 2.0 Amiga 500+, Amiga 600, Amiga 2000, Amiga 3000 kick20.rom 1990 5 star compatibility
Amiga Rom 3.0 Amiga 1200, Amiga 4000 kick30.rom 1992 4 star compatibility
Amiga Rom 3.1 Amiga CD32, Amiga 1200, Amiga 4000T kick31.rom 1992 2 star compatibility



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