Have you been wanting your own Amiga, but want to be able to easily hook up to a modern flat screen LCD television?
Perhaps you have been looking at the super powerful Amiga Vampire or other Amiga FPGAs but don’t have the money?
MiSTer MiniMig Amiga FPGA implementation sets up your Amiga as a 500/600/1000/1200/2000/4000/CD32/CDTV, and every OCS, ECS and AGA Amiga in-between!
It’s truly an Amiga FPGA Super-Computer with outstanding specs, but also the ability to almost perfectly replicate tons of other machines too, without taking up all your budget and storage space.
In this video we look at setting up the ROM files, adding the hard disk files, and setting up a shared folder.
Adding Amiga Kickstart ROMs
To use the the Amiga core, you will need a Kickstart ROM image file for A1200 and A4000. The best thing to do is buy an Amiga Forever software license, but obviously you can also find ROMs at the usual places!
The Kickstart image can be placed on the root of the SD card with the name KICK.ROM or chosen from the MiSTer menus after starting MiniMig. Minimig also supports the AROS open source kickstart ROM replacement.
Where to Download Amiga ADF and WHDLoad Games
If you don’t have any games already, the easiest thing to do is to grab the ones full of WHDLoad games and software kindly shared by Pezz 82 in his video!
There are lots of Amiga games over at Archive.org and many other places. They will mostly be either ADF floppy files, or compressed with LHA. WHDLoad like those shared by Pezz previously mentioned are far easier, and are configured to run.
To add your own games, to make it easier, we set up the shared MiSTer directory that allows you to more easily add files from FTP/Linux/Windows/Mac.
Setting Up the Amiga/MiniMig Shared Folder
You can get the shared folder information and files from the Git repo, but for your convenience, I created a hard disk file for the shared drive files that you can mount through the MiSTer drive selector.
- Mount the hard disk file linked above.
- Copy dummy.device to DEVS:
- Copy the contents of MountList to your mountlist in DEVS
- Copy MiSTerFileSystem to L:
- Open a shell (run newshell or start from icon) and enter
- Your shared MiSTer drive will now appear. Add the same command to your user-startup file, toward the end of the file, to mount it at every subsequent boot.
- After reboot, in Linux/FTP/SAMBA the folder is named “shared” and it lives within the Amiga folder.