A package to support development with classic Amiga m68k systems
amitools - various AmigaOS tools for other platforms
- written by Christian Vogelgsang email@example.com
- under the GNU Public License V2
amitools is a collection of Python 3 tools that I've written to work with
Amiga OS binaries and files on macOS and all other *nix-like platforms
supporting Python. Windows might work as
well, but is heavily untested. However, patches are welcome.
I focus with my tools on classic Amiga setups, i.e. a 680x0 based system with Amiga OS 1.x - 3.x running on it. However, this is an open project, so you can provide other Amiga support, too.
The tools are mostly developer-oriented, so a background in Amiga programming will be very helpful.
- Python >=
- lhafile - FS Edition: required to use
- cython: (version >= 0.29) required to rebuild the native module
pip3 install amitools
- on Linux/macOS may use
sudoto install for all users
- requires a host C compiler to compile the extension.
- the version may be a bit outdated. If you need recent changes use the current version.
Current Version from GitHub
Ensure you have Cython installed:
pip3 install cython
amitools directly from the git repository:
pip3 install -U git+https://github.com/cnvogelg/amitools.git
- This will install the latest version found in the github repository.
- You find the latest features but it may also be unstable from time to time.
- Repeat this command to update to the latest version.
- Follow this route if you want to hack around with the amitools codebase
- Clone the Git repo: amitools@git
- Ensure you have Cython installed:
pip3 install cython
- Enter the directory of the cloned repo and install via pip:
pip3 install -U -e .
amitools in your current Python environment but takes the
source files still from this repository. So you can change the code there
and directly test the tools.
The new Documentation of
amitools is hosted on readthedocs
vamos V)irtual AM)iga OS
vamos allows you to run command line (CLI) Amiga programs on your host Mac or PC. vamos is an API level Amiga OS Emulator that replaces exec and dos calls with its own implementation and maps all file access to your local file system.
Create and modify ADF or HDF disk image files.
Scan directory trees for ADF or HDF disk image files and verify the contents.
Create or modify disk images with Rigid Disk Block (RDB)
A tool to inspect, dissect, and build Amiga Kickstart ROM images to be used with emulators, run with soft kickers or burned into flash ROMs.
The hunktool uses amitools' hunk library to load a hunk-based amiga binary. Currently, its main purpose is to display the contents of the files in various formats.
You can load hunk-based binaries, libraries, and object files. Even overlayed binary files are supported.
This little tool is a companion for vamos. It allows you to dump and get further information on the API C structure of AmigaOS used in vamos.
This tool reads the fd (function description) files Commodore supplied for all of their libraries and dumps their contents in different formats including a code structure used in vamos.
You can query functions and find their jump table offset.
This library allows to read Amiga OS loadSeg()able binaries and represent them in a python structure. You could query all items found there, retrieve the code, data, and bss segments and even relocate them to target addresses
This library allows to read a subset of the ELF format mainly used in AROS m68k.
.fd File Parser
Parse function descriptions shipped by Commodore to describe the Amiga APIs
OFS and FFS File System Tools
Create or modify Amiga's OFS and FFS file system structures
I've written some scanners that walk through file trees and retrieve the file data for further processing. I support file trees on the file system, in lha archives or in adf/hdf disk images
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