AROS on the Vampire

AROS is an open-source, cross-platform re-implementation of AmigaOS. It is based on the AmigaOS 3.1 APIs. AROS 68k (as well as AROS for ARM) is binary-compatible to Amiga programs. AROS variants for other platforms are source-compatible to Amiga programs. AROS 68k is the recommended OS to run on the Vampire Standalone.


  • Open-source.
  • Free to use.
  • Contains numerous enhancements compared to AmigaOS.
    • Many third-party, unreliable solutions are now cleanly built into the OS.
  • Under active and continuous development.
    • Among other things, progress is being made to improve overall speed.
  • Supports most Vampire features out of the box.

Just like AmigaOS, AROS 68k consists of ROM-based components (Kickstart) and disk-based components. If you want, you can even combine AROS components with AmigaOS components, like this:

  • You can load disk-based AmigaOS components on top of AROS Kickstart.
  • You can load disk-based AROS components on top of AmigaOS Kickstart 3.x.

Please refer to this page to learn how the Vampire works with Kickstarts. (When using an AROS Kickstart, you do not need to worry about the special considerations for AmigaOS Kickstarts mentioned on that page.)

AROS is free to download and use, but donations to boost this Amiga platform are greatly appreciated:

ApolloOS is a fork of AROS optimized for AC68080. Building instructions are available here.

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