In the aftermath of merging the new AmigaOS 3.1.4 release with my existing AmigaOS 3.9 BoingBag 2+ installations I scanned the „DATA:“-partitions of my Amigas for older boot screen pictures. To my own surprise there were numerous attempts to prettify the
user-startup process. So I would like to show some of this former try-outs.
Path of Upgrades
My first Amiga was an Amiga 2000 – which I bought from a friend of mine who graded up to an Amiga 4000. While his A4000 has the then-newest OS release on-board (3.0) the A2000 had a switchable Kickstart modification for OS releases 1.3 and 2.04.
Only a few days after I sat up the system I purchased the Amiga Enhancer Software 2.1 package – which upgraded the Workbench/Kickstart environment to AmigaOS Release 2.1. Due to the fact that the machine sported a Village Tronic Picasso II graphics card I soon started to play around with „colourful“ boot screens.
cgxboot.library. No problem with MakeCGXBootPic.
For many years the last official version of AmigaOS for 68k Amigas was AmigaOS 3.9 BoingBag 2 – and of course I did bootscreens for this release as well. One of them was published my me to Aminet (and here) – hmm, already 333 Aminet downloads. 🙂 Of course the newest OS release (AmigaOS 3.1.4) made me do it again, as described here. Funny enough I did not find any special boot pic for the AmigaOS 3.5 release – but maybe I should a look littlebit harder on my Amiga drives…