A1222 Guide: Software Compatibility

What works, what doesn't, and what needs debugging

The software tools listed here were tested on an original Tabor beta board-based A1222 build using the latest AmigaOS beta components as of early 2023. Your mileage may obviously vary. The general rule with A1222 software is this: so long as it doesn't use floating-point instructions and data, it should be faster than a SAM460 system. If it does use floating-point instructions and data, performance depends: if it uses them heavily and is compatible with the LTE emulation layer, it should be usable but not fast. Somewhere between a normal NG Amiga and a 060 68K system. If there is an A1222 (or SPE) optimized binary available, always use it. It will be far faster.

Some software has minor incompatibilities with the LTE emulation layer and must be black-listed, much like the Petunia 68K JIT emulation layer built-in to AmigaOS. To force software to use the more compatible (but slower) interpretative emulator, you can add the software to the LTE blacklist. This guide has a ready-made version here. Just install as DEVS:load-time-blacklist on your System disk. There are some notes on this at the bottom of this page.

That said everything in this list should eventually work on the A1222 if we can debug it. All the software listed here works -- admittedly a few with some special effort -- on my AmigaOne X5000. The goal should be that anything that runs on another AOS4 platform should run on your A1222. We aren't there just yet, but always getting closer.

Title ISA Launches Notes
Audio Tools
AmigaAMP 3.34 PPC Yes Use internal decoder; causes system sluggishness
AmiPodder 1.7 PPC Yes Performance fine; initial launch slow
AmiSoundED PPC Yes Performance fine
aTunes 3.9 PPC Yes Performance fine
Audio Evolution 4.0 PPC Yes Performance fine; importing sluggish
Bars 'n Pipes 0.7.1 PPC Yes Performance fine
DigiBooster 3.0 PPC Yes Performance fine
HD-REC 0.10 68K No Crashes with fatal DSI see crashlogs 1, 2, 3
HivelyTracker 1.9 PPC Yes Performance fine
MilkyTracker 1.01 PPC Yes Performance fine
OctaMED Soundstudio (teaser) 68K Yes Performance fine; requires recent "TheMaetrix"
Phonolith 1.0 PPC Yes Player thread uses significant CPU time
Protrekkr 2.6.3 PPC Yes Hits FPU emulation hard, most MODs too complex
Schism 0.2a PPC Yes Performance fine
RAVE 1.7 PPC Yes Performance fine; loading large files sluggish
RNOTunes PPC Yes Performance fine
Seq Pro 2.0 PPC Yes Performance fine
SimplePlay 3.8 PPC Yes Performance fine for most formats
SoundFX 4.3 68K No Stalls at 80% during at launch
TuneNet 2.13 PPC Yes Performance fine for MP3/AIFF; Ogg Vorbis sluggish
Video Tools
DvPlayer 54.9 PPC Yes Performance fine; supports HD video acceleration
Emotion 1.9 PPC Yes Performance fine; supports HD video acceleration
FFmpeg-GUI PPC Yes Launches; requires FFmpeg for actual use
FFmpeg 4.2.1 PPC Yes Causes system sluggishness; most codecs too slow
FFshop PPC Yes Launches; requires FFmpeg for actual use
Mplayer-GUI 1.61 PPC Yes Performance fine
Mplayer 1.5 PPC Yes Performance sluggish
Mplayer-MickJT 1.01 PPC Yes Performance sluggish
VideoEditor 1.1 PPC Yes Performance fine
Internet Tools
AmFTP 1.946 PPC Yes Performance fine
AmiGemini 0.11 PPC Yes Performance incredibly fast!
AmIRC 3.15 (screenshot) PPC Yes Performance fine
AmTelnet II 68K Yes Performance fine
Apache web server (screenshot) PPC Yes Performance surprisingly good
AWeb 3.5.11 PPC Yes Performance fine
BigSister v53 PPC Yes Performance fine
ClipDown 3.1 PPC Yes Performance fine
dizzytorrent 68K Yes Performance fine
eNewsReader 1.2 PPC Yes Performance fine
IBrowse 3.0a PPC Yes Performance fine
Netsurf 3.10 PPC Yes Performance fine; spacing/rendering sometimes odd
NewsCoaster 1.65 PPC Yes Performance fine
Odyssey 1.23r5b07 PPC Yes Performance fine
OWB (Reaction) PPC Yes Sometimes eats up all CPU time; unusable
pFTP 1.2 PPC Yes Performance fine
RDesktop 1.14 PPC Yes Performance fine; sluggish redraw
RNOXfer 1.0 PPC Yes Performance fine
SimpleMail 0.45 PPC Yes Performance fine; buggy
SSHTerm 1.8 (screenshot) PPC Yes Performance fine
Term 4.8 68K Yes Performance fine
TimberWolf 4.0.1 PPC No Fatal ISI on launch; see crashlog
TwinVNC 1.8 PPC Yes Performance fine; occasional sluggish redraw
WookieChat 2.12 PPC Yes Performance fine
XNet-RSS 53.2 PPC Yes Performance fine
YAM 2.10dev PPC Yes Performance fine
ZitaFTPServer PPC Yes Performance fine
Graphics Tools
Aladdin 4D 5.0 68K No Fatal DSI on launch in kernel; see crashlog
AmiFig 4.0 PPC Yes Performance fine
AmiPhoto 1.6 PPC Yes Performance fine
Amitransformater PPC Yes Performance fine
ArtEffect 4.0 68K Yes Performance fine, some floating-point operations sluggish
blender 248.4 PPC Yes Performance fine; rendering very slow
Cinema4D 4.2 68K Yes 68020 version works OK; others hit DSI during launch, see crashlogs 1, 2
Cycas 1.78.7 68K Yes Performance fine
DrawStudio 2.0 68K Yes Performance fine
FastView 5.0 PPC Yes Performance fine
fxPAINT 2.0 68K Yes Performance fine; WarpOS version doesn't work
grafx2 PPC Yes Performance fine
ImageFX 4.5.99 68K Yes Performance fine
LightWave 5.20a (modeler) 68K No Fatal DSI on launch in kernel; see crashlog
MaxonCAD 2.5 68K Yes Performance fine
PerfectPaint 2.93.6 WarpOS No Crash in ramlib during launch, see crashlog
PersonalPaint 7.3c PPC Yes Performance fine
Photogenics 5.0 68K Yes Performance fine
Pixy 1.0a4 PPC Yes Performance fine; needs fixed codesets.library
RNOeffects 2.0 PPC Yes Performance fine; needs fixed codesets.library
ShaderJoy 1.23 PPC Yes Performance fine; needs updated OpenGLES2 3.4 library
SilkRAW 2.0 PPC Yes Performance fine
SketchBlock 3.4 PPC Yes Performance variable; fast mouse movements issue
TVPaint 3.59 68K No Will not recognize RadeonRX screenmodes
WarpView 1.06 PPC Yes Performance fine
Wildfire 7 WarpOS No Crashes in kernel, see crashlog
Office Tools
AmigaWriter 68K Yes Performance fine; must be on LTE blacklist
AOrganiser 2.1 PPC Yes Performance fine
BeeBase 1.0 PPC Yes Performance fine
Cinnamon Writer PPC No Freezes on launch; sometimes DSI; see crashlog
Compression 0.20 PPC Yes Performance fine
Digita Organiser 68K Yes Performance fine
FinalCalc 68K No Fatal DSI post-launch; see crashlog
FinalData 68K Yes Performance fine
FinalWriter 97 68K Yes Performance fine
Hollywood Designer 5.0 PPC Yes Performance fine
HomeBank 3.1 68K Yes Performance fine
Ignition 1.22 PPC Yes Performance fine, updated ODS add-on needed
Leu PPC Yes Fatal DSI/ISI on importing ODS files, see crashlogs 1,2
MUIBase 4.2 PPC Yes Performance fine
PageStream 5.0.3.3 PPC No Freezes on launch, same as on X5000
PageStream 4.1.5.6 68K Yes Performance fine
RNOPublisher PPC Yes Performance fine
StarAm Plan 68K No Fails to launch with Modula-2 error
TurboCalc 5 68K Yes Performance fine
TypeSmith 2.5a 68K Yes Redraw, scrolling causes momentary 'freezes'
WordNet 3.5 PPC Yes Performance fine
Wordworth 7 68K Yes Needs patch to 7.01, PICASSO=TRUE tooltype
Science and Astronomy
3DStars 1.0 PPC Yes Performance fine
AmigaOhm PPC Yes Performance fine
Celestia 1.6 PPC No Very slow to launch, fatal DSI; see crashlogs 1, 2
Digital Universe PPC Yes Performance fine
EqEd 0.96 68K Yes Performance fine
FlashMandel NG 5.0 PPC Yes Performance fine; SPE version has draw issues
Fractal Voyager PPC Yes Performance fine; fractal gen sluggish
Maple V R3 68K Yes Performance fine; MapleView has font issues
MathScript 68K Yes Performance fine
MathX 68K Yes Performance fine
YACAS 68K Yes Performance fine
Emulators
AmiArcadia PPC Yes Performance fine
amiNES 0.80 PPC Yes Fatal DSI on exit; see crashlog
Basilisk II PPC Yes Performance fine at 640x480 resolution
DOSbox 0.7-3 PPC Yes Performance fine
DGen 1.33 (SEGA Genesis) PPC Yes Performance fine
E-UAE 0.8.29 PPC Yes Performance fine for most games
FinalBurn PPC No Error: "fbn-os4 not valid executable"
Fuse 1.5.0 PPC Yes Performance fine
Handy 0.5 PPC Yes Performance fine
Hatari 1.5 PPC Yes Performance fine
KEGS 0.65 PPC Yes Performance fine; some programs force quit
OhBoy 1.0 PPC Yes Performance fine
oSMoSe 0.9.2 PPC Yes Performance fine
SMS Plus 0.9.4a PPC Yes Performance fine
Snes9X PPC No Unable to play game; errors with ROMs
VICE 2.2 PPC Yes Performance fine
VirtualJaguar PPC Yes Performance sluggish
WarpSNES PPC Yes Performance fine
System and Development Tools
AISSview PPC Yes Performance fine
AmiArc PPC Yes Performance fine
AmiCygnix v1.7 PPC Yes Performance sluggish
AmiDisk 2.06 PPC Yes Performance mixed; window resizing sluggish
AmiPDF 1.42 PPC Yes Performance acceptable; use RNOPDF as alternative
AmiUpdate PPC Yes Performance fine
Annotate PPC Yes Performance fine
CodeBench PPC Yes Performance fine
DevInfos PPC Yes Performance fine
Directory Opus 4.18.44 PPC Yes Performance fine
Directory Opus 5.91 PPC Yes Performance fine
DirMeUp PPC Yes Performance fine
DiskMaster 2 PPC Yes Performance fine
GfxBench2D PPC Yes Performance fine
HexSee PPC Yes Performance fine
Hollywood 10 PPC Yes Performance fine
LiteXL 2.1.3r1 PPC Yes Performance fine
MultiEdit PPC Yes Performance fine
MultiViewer PPC Yes Performance fine
Ranger 2.1 PPC Yes Performance fine; doesn't recognize A1222 properly
RNOPDF PPC Yes Performance fine, fastest PDF viewer on A1222
SDK Browser PPC Yes Performance fine
Spotless 2.2.1 PPC Yes Performance fine
StormCED 5 (screenshot) PPC Yes Performance fine
Workbench Explorer PPC Yes Performance fine; initial launch sluggish
VIM (MUI) PPC Yes Performance fine

Some general notes

  • AmiSSL 4.x and 5.x have an issue with the LTE emulator that will not be fixed; add to blacklist Thanks to developer Oliver Roberts, this is now fixed with AmiSSL 5.7 and later!
  • 68K software that was built using StormC may be using the old wizard.library; make sure to download the AOS4 version from OS4Depot and add to the blacklist
  • None of the WarpOS emulation layers work currently on the A1222, such as powerpc.library or ReWarp Thanks to Hans de Ruiter reporting the bug, ReWarp build#80 now works successfully on the A1222. You'll also need ReWarp3DPPC installed as well
  • Make sure all of the IEEE 68K math libraries are added to the LTE blacklist
  • AREXX does work, but again, it needs to be added to the LTE blacklist
  • There are some terrific Linux ports like Gnumeric and Abiword that run in AmiCygnix; they work fine but the redraw performance is very poor at the moment
Hopefully this should get you started with all the software you might want to use on your new A1222. Enjoy!

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Last updated: 21.04.24