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Kickstart ROM v2.04
Kickstart 2.04 had a greatly improved GUI with 3D look through-out and standard GadTools in ROM. The ROM size increased from 256Kb to 512Kb. A boot menu was added, which allowed selection of boot device & disabling/enabling devices and the startup-sequence.
Unfortunately some older (but popular) games were incompatible with Kickstart 2.04. These problems were often solved by using a program named ReloKick, which loaded the Kickstart 1.3 ROM image into memory and allowed Amiga 500+ to boot from Kickstart 1.3.
Third-party companies also produced Kickstart ROM switching boards which allowed A500+ to boot from KS1.2 or KS1.3.
Revision 37.175 (Commodore, 1991) is used by:
Earlier revisions of the A3000 used special "Super Kickstart Disks", essentially the same idea as with the Kickstart Disks of the A1000, but the images were bigger (512K) and could be stored on harddisk. The actual ROM of the machine was a 1.4 ROM, and 2.0 (NOT 2.04) was simply "softkicked".
Legal ways to get Kickstart ROM files
- Buy Cloanto's Amiga Forever
package which comes with licensed ROMs
- Extract the Kickstart ROM from your real Amiga using a tool like TransROM, GrabKick or any other Kickstart ROM grabber!
The following Kickstart v2.0.4 images are available in TOSEC:
- Kickstart v2.04 rev 37.175 (1991)(Commodore)(A3000)
- Kickstart v2.04 rev 37.175 (1991)(Commodore)(A500+)[!]
- Kickstart v2.04 rev 37.175 (1991)(Commodore)(A500+)[b]
- Kickstart v2.04 rev 37.175 (1991)(Commodore)(A500+)[encrypted, needs rom.key]
- Kickstart v2.04 rev 37.175 (1991)(Commodore)(pre-release)[for use with ReKick]
Amiga ROM copyright
To legally use the Amiga v2.04 ROM image with emulators, you must own the specific Amiga model. Lemon Amiga only provides information about different Amiga kickstart versions, but we do not not offer them for download. Neither do we allow requests of kickstart downloads in our forum!