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V4 Standalone: Which AmigaOS

Michal Pietal

Posts 67
27 May 2019 20:25



Hello,

This my first post here.  I am interested in V4 Standalone.  Will buy it "when it's ready".

My question concerns AmigaOS/Kickstart digital copy (since it's copyrighted) needed to run the V4 properly.  Now, there's a choice from numerous different sources.  That is:

- OS 3.1.4 from Hyperion Entertainment
- OS 3.X from Cloanto
- OS 3.5/3.9 from Haage & Partner
- a direct 3.1 ROM / WB dump from a chip from original Amiga (i.e. A1200)

I know this is a mess so I ask before I buy.  All options are available, so any would do.

Thank You for clarifying this.  Sorry for multiple posting if this issue was addressed already.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1421
27 May 2019 20:56


If not corrected by team, my understanding is:
       
        - Vamp has its own ROM and does not need any KS onboard Classic
        This should stay the same for standalone :)
       
        - Vamp ROM is kind of 3.1, so 3.1,3.9.3.5, Amikit8 with Vampirizer tool can work with no ROM changes. OS is provided by Vamp user and there is currently no announcement of any bundle. Amiga dealers can offer bundles and install OS/KS. Any of mentioned can be installed by a delaer, provided one pays for it as added cost of a Vampire.Its essential to add SAGA drivers and Picasso 96.
       
        - Vamp has mapROM feature whereby you can load any Amiga compatibile KS file including old 1.1-1.3, AROS ROM, EmuTOS :) Options can be used to boot needed OS or increase game compatibility. KS files and OS are provided by Vamp user.
       
        - Vampire can mapROM temporarily load or reinstate OS A1200 3.1.4 ROM needed only for OS 3.1.4. by Hyperion. OS 3.1.4 ROM file and OS are provided by user :)
      EXTERNAL LINK       
        - V4 should have double ROM space :) (Dual Flash Chips
        FastKick). And there is Coffin r54 - Ready made OS3.9+ distro for Vampire accelerators :)


Michal Pietal

Posts 67
27 May 2019 21:12


Thank You for prompt and thorough clarification.

What can be concluded hereby is that it is up to the user to take care of some legal KS/WB version, in order to use V4 Standalone properly.

I forgot to mention AROS KS Replacement in my post as another option.  Not sure if it mimics 1.3 or 2.0 or 3.1, but anyway, thanks for quoting this one as well.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1421
27 May 2019 22:01


AROS KS is also "kind of 3.1" minus not 100% compatibility with game titles.
 
  Legal mumbo jumbo in Amiga world prohibits easy bundling, even number of options increase. AmiKit XE legal purchase could be an option too, (some time after Standalone is released and AmiKit XE is adopted for it).

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