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Amiga development began in 1982 with Jay Miner, (developer of the Atari 800 chipset), as the chief hardware designer of Amiga Corporation. Initially it was thought of as a game console of the next generation amiga 500 , although it was finally redesigned as a general purpose computer after the "Crash of the video-game in North America in the year 1983 ". A prototype of the complete computer model, it was exposed to the public for the first time in the summer of 1984 at the "Consumer Electronics show " Fair. In order to capture the design of the computer to the market, Commodore International purchased Amiga Corporation, and financed the development of the computer. The first model was released in 1985 simply as "the Amiga from Commodore ", although it was later designated as "Amiga 1000 ". The following year the Amiga product line was expanded by the introduction of two new models, the "Amiga 2000 " for professional use and high graphics, and the "Amiga 500 " aimed at home use.

WINUAE Emulator .ROM files are not suitable for eproms, because they are byte-swapped files, they do not work. You need Binary ".BIN" ROM image files. You can find more information on the internet forums.

Default controller choice can be edited in /opt/retropie/configs/amiga/amiberry/whdboot/hostprefs.conf. It is also possible to set the default controller choice as well as other Amiberry settings for individual games. For full documentation, please refer here.

When passing a disk image, a hdd image or a M3U file as parameter, the core will generate a temporary puae_libretro.uae configuration file in RetroArch saves directory (the amiga rom folder) and use it to automatically launch the game.

As Amiga development progressed newer versions of the kickstart roms were released. These were tied in with each version of Workbench, with each version of Workbench requiring the same version of kickstart roms in the system for it to work.

After the A500 came the A3000. This was similar to the A1000 in that it also didn't have actual kickstart roms, but this time the Kickstart was loaded from the internal Harddrive. This was by far the best design as it meant different kickstart versions could be swapped very easily with a software update. The A3000 was the first Amiga is use an updated version of the Amiga's custom chipset, called the Enhanced Chip Set (or ECS for short) and this came with kickstart 2.04, which was a huge upgrade over the older 1.X versions, and with it Workbench 2, which also improved the Amiga OS greatly.

In general most games that ran on an A500 with kickstart 1.3 would also work on a system with kickstart 2.04 roms. But some older titles didn't work due to changes in the custom chip set and the kickstart roms.

After the A3000 came the A500 Plus. This looked the same as the A500 but had the same enhanced ECS chipset as the A3000, but with the kickstart 2.04 roms now loaded from rom chips. This replaced the original A500 and was as popular.

After this the biggest change in Amiga development happened. The Advanced Graphics Architecture chipset, or AGA for short. This was a huge update for the Amiga and added a lot of new features included 256 colour graphics and a much improved Workbench 3.0 OS and Kickstart 3.0 roms.

After this the A4000's little brother, the A1200 was released, using the same kickstart and AGA chipset and sharing the same compatibility issues. But the benefits of the new AGA chipset and kickstart 3 roms greatly out weighed the compatibility issues.

Finally we have Kickstart 3.1. This was a big update to kickstart 3.0 code which fixed many bugs in the original 3.0 roms, but in use not much was actually noticeably different. The newer A1200's and A4000's made had these roms as standard but the older 3.0 based AGA Amigas needed to be upgraded. The 3.1 roms were also included as standard in the CD32. And the 3.1 roms still remain the newest version available.

As newer versions of the Amiga kickstart roms and


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