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renaudschweingruber_txg59n64 [Installing Kickstarts]
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   * For method 1, you need ''​VampireMap''​. For method 3, you need ''​VampireFlash''​. To obtain them, download and install the latest [[saga:​updates|SAGA Drivers package]].   * For method 1, you need ''​VampireMap''​. For method 3, you need ''​VampireFlash''​. To obtain them, download and install the latest [[saga:​updates|SAGA Drivers package]].
-  * The Vampire is compatible with all Kickstart versions from 1.1 to 3.1.4 to 3.9 to 3.X to AROS Kickstart. All ROM sizes (256 KB, 512 KB and 1 MB) are supported.+  * The Vampire is compatible with all Kickstart versions from 1.1 to 3.2 and AROS Kickstart. All ROM sizes (256 KB, 512 KB and 1 MB) are supported.
   * Kickstart ROM variants for A1200, A600, A500 or CD32 are suitable. Other variants have not been tested.   * Kickstart ROM variants for A1200, A600, A500 or CD32 are suitable. Other variants have not been tested.
-  * If you are using a 512 KB ROM image, then the methods described below will automatically add Vampire-specific Kickstart modules to the extended ROM area between $E00000 and $E7FFFF. These extended modules have been successfully tested with ROM images of Kickstart versions 2.0, 3.0, 3.1, 3.9 and various releases of Cloanto'​s 3.X.+  * If you are using a 512 KB ROM image, then the methods described below will automatically add Vampire-specific Kickstart modules to the extended ROM area between $E00000 and $E7FFFF. These extended modules have been successfully tested with ROM images of Kickstart versions 2.0, 3.0, 3.1, 3.9, 3.1.4, 3.2 and various releases of Cloanto'​s 3.X.
     * If you are using a 1 MB ROM image, then it already occupies the extended ROM area, so you need to ensure that it already contains Vampire-specific Kickstart modules.     * If you are using a 1 MB ROM image, then it already occupies the extended ROM area, so you need to ensure that it already contains Vampire-specific Kickstart modules.
   * If you are interested in Atari software, you can use an EmuTOS ROM as a Kickstart replacement.   * If you are interested in Atari software, you can use an EmuTOS ROM as a Kickstart replacement.
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 **Note:** If you want to map an AROS Kickstart ROM or an EmuTOS ROM, you need to use ''​[[system_tools:​vcontrol|VControl MAPROM]]''​ instead of ''​VampireMap''​. **Note:** If you want to map an AROS Kickstart ROM or an EmuTOS ROM, you need to use ''​[[system_tools:​vcontrol|VControl MAPROM]]''​ instead of ''​VampireMap''​.
  
-==== 2) Letting the Core load the Kickstart ROM image from an SD card during power-on initialization ==== +==== 2) Running a "​FlashROM"​ program to install the Kickstart ROM image into the Core's flash memory ====
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-After powering on the Amiga / Vampire, the Core will map a Kickstart ROM image from an inserted SD card to memory and run the system with it. The mapped Kickstart will survive through soft resets, but will be lost after a hard reset. +
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-**Usage:​** +
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-  - Make sure the SD card is formatted with the FAT32 filesystem. +
-  - Save the Kickstart ROM image with the filename ''​kick.rom''​ in the root directory of the SD card. +
-  - Insert the SD card before powering on the Amiga / Vampire. +
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-Once you confirm that the Kickstart ROM image works as intended, and you want to stay on it going forward, you can flash the ROM image into the Core using method 3. +
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-**Advantages:​** +
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-  * Useful for testing purposes as it avoids permanent changes to the Core. +
-  * Makes it possible to switch to a different Kickstart **mechanically**,​ without needing access to the OS or a special program. +
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-**Disadvantages:​** +
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-  * Requires the SD card to be inserted at every hard reset. +
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-**Note:** This method does not work on Vampire accelerator boards connected to a classic Amiga yet. +
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-==== 3) Running a "​FlashROM"​ program to install the Kickstart ROM image into the Core's flash memory ====+
  
 The ''​VampireFlash''​ tool will flash a Kickstart ROM image from disk into a location in the Core that is reserved for a Kickstart ROM, overwriting the existing Kickstart there. The flashed Kickstart will survive through soft and hard resets. However, a new Core installation will revert the Kickstart to the default one contained in the Core. The ''​VampireFlash''​ tool will flash a Kickstart ROM image from disk into a location in the Core that is reserved for a Kickstart ROM, overwriting the existing Kickstart there. The flashed Kickstart will survive through soft and hard resets. However, a new Core installation will revert the Kickstart to the default one contained in the Core.
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 **Note:** This method does not work with AROS Kickstart ROMs and EmuTOS ROMs. **Note:** This method does not work with AROS Kickstart ROMs and EmuTOS ROMs.
  
-**Note:** This method does not work on the Vampire Standalone yet. 
  
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