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Amiga Look Cartridge ROM Image for EasyFlash and MegaOne Cartridges

Title:Amiga Look Cartridge ROM Image for EasyFlash and MegaOne Cartridges
 Amiga-Look is a C64 cartridge that mimics Amiga boot process.
Filename:amigalook-ef.zip (Click to download)
Language:Machine Language
Size:14275 bytes
Programmer:Gero Ihde


Amiga-Look is a C64 cartridge that mimics Amiga boot process.

When you power-up your C64, a hand appears on the screen, and C64 tries to boot the first file on the diskette on drive #8.

The original cartridge has a 74L00 IC to deactivate the cartridge ROM. This EasyFlash and MegaOne version of this cart simply deactivates the active flash block by writing #$04 to $DE02. This has the same effect with the original cartridge.

This .ZIP archive includes two 8K ROM images:

amilook94.crt  : Amiga-Look for normal disk drives.
amilook94j.crt : Amiga-Look for drives with JiffyDOS.

If you have a C1541 with a JiffyDOS then you can use the latter for faster performance.

Just write the image to EasyFlash or MegaOne.

The Amiga-Look Cartridge has some additional features. It opens a menu if you press CTRL during the power-up, for example. And, you can by-pass the cartridge if you press RUN/STOP during the power-up. It also has a fastload mode that can be activated by pressing the Commodore key after power-on/reset.

The original manual is in German: http://home.foni.net/~gero-ihde/amilook.htm

Its rough translation can be obtained via computer translation for gisting: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=tr&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fhome.foni.net%2F%7Egero-ihde%2Familook.htm&edit-text=&act=url

Information about MegaOne cartridge can be found here: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=tr&sl=tr&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.commodore.gen.tr%2Fforum%2F%2Findex.php%3Ftopic%3D11933.0 ( http://www.commodore.gen.tr/forum//index.php?topic=11933.0 )

And, EasyFlash: https://www.c64-wiki.com/wiki/EasyFlash , http://skoe.de/easyflash/doku.php?id=ef3intro , http://store.go4retro.com/easyflash-3/

For further Amiga-look and feel in C64, you can boot InterWord Word Processor with this AmiLook cartridge: http://csdb.dk/release/?id=35289

2017 - This simple modification by Ilker Ficicilar (http://cbm.ficicilar.name.tr/). Original version by Gero Ihde (http://home.foni.net/~gero-ihde/c64area.htm).

(c) 1994, Gero Ihde

Tags:Amiga, C64, Cartridge, Commodore, EasyFlash, Hardware, MegaOne

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