Today I received the Kickstart-switch (SWB-M-KS+) from Alfa Data for my Amiga 500. I bought it from a guy at AmiBay that had several of these units for sale. The delivery was swift and the quality of the switch was great. Thumbs up to the seller!
This switch makes it possible to have two different Kickstart-versions inside the Amiga 500. You can for example have Kickstart 1.3 and Kickstart 3.0 installed. The beauty of this is that you can run Workbench 3.0, which some software require, while at the same time have the possibility of reverting back to 1.3 for games compatibility. With this particular switcher, you can select one of the two ROM’s by simply holding down the left button of your mouse during startup. Can’t get any easier than that.
Here’s a few pictures of the hardware and the box. Enjoy! 😉
The hunt now continues for the other items I need for my Amiga 500 project. 🙂