jemismyname wrote:hi, I am trying to get started with using amiga on the MISTer (i have never used amiga, but i have MISTer+SDRAM setup and working). I also have a kickstart rom v3.1... it comes with 2 different files...
"Kickstart - ROM0 (USA, Europe) (v3.1 Rev 40.068) (A3000).rom"
"Kickstart - ROM1 (USA, Europe) (v3.1 Rev 40.068) (A3000).rom"
If those two 3.1 ROMS are only 256K in size then it is likely that those are dumps of the (two) actual ROM chips for an A3000 - like you would use if you were going to use an EEPROM burner to make physical ROMs to install into a real Amiga 3000.
jemismyname wrote:but which one? does it matter? what is the difference?
If what I suspect is correct, you would need to combine them into a single 512k file.
Even if you did that, it is possible that A3000 ROMs don't contain the correct "scsi.device" for the Gayle's IDE controller. I'm not sure about that - still, I would suggest finding a (512k) Kickstart ROM for the A1200.
jemismyname wrote:I'd like to run a full desktop environment, but i also just want to play games...
If you intend on playing games using the 3.1 Kickstart ROM then you will also want the full desktop environment (installed on a HD image) so that you can run games converted to the whdload format - many ADF (disk based) games are only compatible with the 1.3 ROM unless run from the HD with whdload. http://whdload.de/
Hope that helps.