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Software : Pi Amiga Images

RetroPie / Pimiga / Amikit XE / KickOS / Amiberry

Introduction

Different Pi images are popular within the Raspberry Pi community to quickly allow you to test out different OS, of course Amiga fans have started making Amiga themed / focus images that allow you to boot straight into an Amiga emulated devices and development of this has only gotten better as emulators made for the Pi improve. Below are some of the main ones.

It should go without saying that you should only download games you own or legally allowed to be shared.

Retro Pie

One of the more popular images for pi's has been Retro Pie, its main purpose is to run emulated computer games of the past, including Amiga's, you can learn how to set this up and run it here, https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Amiga/

However there also pre setup one available too, not too sure on the legality of these images, but it does help end users have a quick setup, these also usally have nice art work and video intros for each game to make it easy to quickly find a game your after,

Tomato Amiga Retro Pie 32Gb is a popular one, designed for Pi3, click here for more

Ransom Ultimate Amiga for Raspberry Pie 3 v2.0 a 128Gb collection (for pi3) click here

DZ Commodore 64 & Amiga Only Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Image 16Gb (for pi3) click here

Hyperspin is also a popular image / system that not just focus on Amiga but on various system, with really nice presentation of front end user interfaces, usally full graphics and video gameplay of Amiga fottage is used, you can see what them system look like here

Most people use this kind of build just for the Games and so I would recommend another build for full AmigaOS experience.

Retropie

Pimiga

This is becoming a popular build for its large pre-setup system (not too sure on the legality of all this, but it is provided as non functional) you will need Amiga Roms for the system to work which is easy to setup. Then you are taken in a highly customized AmigaOS3.1 GPU setup with almost every game and software you can think of for Amiga, all pre-setup and ready to go. Designed for Pi4 & Pi400 systems only.

https://odd.blog/2020/09/24/pimiga-amiga-on-the-pi/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLJk8fTjQLw - Pimiga 2.0 video

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Amikit XE

Already one of the best distributed pre-configure Amiga setup you can get for the PC, its making the jump to Pi, with features like Rabbit Hole as well allowing you to still have access to linux apps from within the Amiga emulated setup making them feel part of the OS meaning this is a true solution to dumping your PC for Amiga! 

https://www.amikit.amiga.sk/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojjnLtjpBv4 - My video on the set up

amikitc

KickOS

KickPi-OS is aimed at Amiga friends who want to revive the Amiga experience on a Raspberry Pi. The focus of KickPi-OS is easy handling and Workbench like "Look and feel" 🙂 installed and pre-configured on Amiberry,Linux Desktop, Retropie system.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/245471310364728 - Facebook Home Page

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIJsnWxhl4U - KickPi OS v2 Install, setup and import

https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21APHBUnHILmkKZks&id=D767991C670308CF%211099624&cid=D767991C670308CF - Download link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK6f0vYhqa0 - older video

kickpi

Amiberry

Most of the above wouldn't be possible was it not for UAE4ARM and Amiberry, which is a optimized version for Pi boards, the clues in the name really.  

https://blitterstudio.com/amiberry/

Aros ARM - raspi-armhf-system

The native version of Aros for ARMv6 based Raspberry Pi computers. Contains all files needed to boot from a FAT formatted sd-card.

https://aros.sourceforge.io/nightly1.php

Other Setup

More coming soon

Pi Amiga Case

Pi boards are not that interesting to look at on your desk, what we all need is Amiga Themed Cases!!! Lucky for us Amiga fans there are a number of cases that are designed for the Amiga fan that you can buy or 3d print out yourself.

Retro Amiga 3D Printed Case

A500 designed case

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/501472872/commodore-amiga-retro-raspberry-pi-case

Classic Amiga Mini Case

Simple square version of a Amiga case

https://www.ami64.com/product-page/classic-amiga-styled-raspberry-pi-case

Amiga 3000 Case

3d Print your own mini Amiga 3000 case

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv4zgpyBvr0

Checkmake A1500 Mini

Not only can you buy the case but you can have a premade setup with Pi4 & Amikit XE

https://www.checkmate1500plus.com/

A1200 New Cases

Supports place to put a Pi in!

https://www.a1200.net/

Futher Reading

https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Amiga/ - Retro Pie Docs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WRP0_fjquc - Guide to Amiga Emulation on Pie

For finding games:

  • WHDownLoad – a repository of pre-installed WHDLoad games
  • Turran’s WHDLoad Pack Downloader — this is a tool for downloading pre-installed WHDLoad games from the English Amiga Board’s FTP site. These often have more up-to-date slave files than the games available on the WHDownLoad.
  • WHDLoad – official WHDLoad site, which also contains a repository of game installers (note that these are not pre-installed like above and you need the ADFs to install the game to your hard drive)
  • Vintage Is The New Old (formerly Commodore is Awesome) – general retrogaming resource with a heavy focus on all things Commodore; includes some downloadable Amiga games
  • Amiga TOSEC – a free downloadable 37GB (yes 37GB!!!) archive containing multiple sources of nearly every Amiga game, demo, programme and cover disk ever made (excludes Workbench disks and Kickstart ROMs)
  • EmuParadise – huge catalogue of classic games, including downloadable Amiga ADFs and CD32 disk images
  • Planet Emulation – a French site hosting a large number of Amiga games