AMOS BASIC is a fun, powerful, and user-friendly game programming language and environment for the Amiga.
In this video we look at installing AMOS in a couple of easy ways …
- First using the free Github repo for AMOS BASIC source code.
- Secondly using “AMOS for Windows” pre-made emulation and AMOS install for Windows users.
- Lastly, we use that pre-made emulation package but in our own install of WinUAE, copying the assigns from the startup sequence in the package and adding them to our own startup-sequence file.
Apologies for the sound from my travel headset! Audio will be much better in future entries as we actually get into programming your own Amiga games with AMOS BASIC 🙂
Setting up FS-UAE on Linux and MacosX
Installing Amiga emulation on Apple Mac or Linux computers is easy with FS-UAE, and once you have your emulation set up you just need to add AMOS to get up and running coding your own Amiga games and demos!
Learn how to install an amiga emulator for your macosx, ubuntu, debian, etc linux computer so once we have FS-UAE setup, we can start Amiga game programming.
First grab the files from FS-UAE (not fsaue as I say in the video!)
You will need the Kickstart ROM files from Amiga Forever, but in this case you do not need to rename them. As you do not have Windows, grab the CD image from the link in your email after purchase.
If you point FS-UAE at this disk image it can then extract the rom files.
Again, AMOS can be downloaded from the repo.
If you want a whole ton of games, there is a link to a bundle of WHDload games in my earlier blog post.
It conveniently contains a boot disk so you don’t even need to set up Workbench!