The Kipper2k Romulator V1.01 for the Amiga 500 & 2000 is now available!
The Romulator allows Amiga 500 & 2000 owners to load a large number of Kickstart ROM image files onto a microSD card and select the desired version at boot up from a displayed menu.
For an excellent review of the Romulator watch the YouTube video above that was produced by Doug Compton as one of his 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast episodes (episode 39). This video is an excellent introduction to the Romulator and provides installation instructions as well as details on how to use it.
Amiga On The Lake is very grateful for Doug dedicating an entire episode of 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast to the Romulator which is sure to become one of the top viewed Amiga related videos on YouTube!
Thank you Doug!
Please see below Dougs instruction video
ReviewsMIt's truly amazing as there is (finally) no need to open the Amiga case to switch ROMs or use a ROM switcher that requires to power off Amiga. I can also confirm it works with Terrible Fire 530 accelerator as it does not have it's own "boot menu". I also think the only little thing lacking from this product is a small operation guide or quick guide PDF on the site. I took my time gathering information from Kipper2K's thread on EAB forum and watching Doug's youtube video so I had no problems of course. Thank you for this excellent product!Owen Whisenant
Romulator V1.01 for the Amiga 500 & 2000Great piece of tech, easy to install and works like described. Only issue I had was putting the pin down the keyboard connector.Stephen R Bruce
Best Solution to switching ROMs hands down I highly recommend it!I am very happy with the ROMULATOR!!! I own my fair share of ROM Switching Solutions but your limited to the number of ROMs you can switch between. The ROMULATOR makes it possible to put every ROM version released on an SD Card and if you into DIAGROM you can through that on it too. This means you never have to open up your AMIGA to change ROMS because they are all stored on an SD Card. Of course if you need to add more ROM's then you need to pull the SD Card out to add them unless you run one of those cable extenders to give you access to the SD Card externally which is what I am planning on doing. I ran into a few issues when I first installed the ROMULATOR. My A500 is a rev 6A and had been previously recapped by the previous owner. You know when you recap the sizes may not be a perfect match for what was originally there. Anyway I was not able to fully seat the ROMULATOR because the SD CARD was coming in contact with Capacitor C816 so I had to add a socket to raise it up so I could fully seat the ROMULATOR. Because I raised the ROMULATOR it came in close contact with the keyboard so I ended up insulating the bottom of the keyboard so that I would not run the risk of the Jumpers coming in contact with the keyboard. Its a long story but insulate the keyboard if you have to raise the ROMULATOR either to avoid a capacitor or if you have the 2MB Expansion in the AGNUS. What I did not appreciate was receiving the ROMULATOR without documentation. Fortunately Doug over at 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast on YouTube had done a review of the ROMULATOR and did an awesome job explaining how to install and configure it. I highly recommend you add DIAGROM to your selection of ROMS because its very useful for troubleshooting your Amiga. I bought 2 of these and I have no regrets. I have one running in an A500 and soon I will open the A2000 and install the other one. I would of bought more but AOTL sold out so my A600's will have to wait. Selling out is a good thing because if they can't keep them on the shelf then Kipper2K might release one for the A1200 which I would love to have in mine. It's may seem pricey but honestly its worth its weight in gold and if you happen to get one you will not be disappointed.
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