Boing Ball  Amiga Emulator FAQ

Updated: 27/05/08

How to configure Picasso96 for AmigaOS 3.x

Picasso96 is a Retargetable Graphics driver set for graphics cards for the Amiga. A popular make of
card were the PicassoII and PicassoIV Zorro cards, hence the name.

1. If using UAE or Winuae, you need to configure the Display settings to the resolution you require
and whether you want full or windowed.

Display settings

2. Next you need to configure some RTG RAM. 2MB or more will do. Save your configuration
and then click Start.


3. Download Picasso96 (at least v2) from aminet. Extract the files to the hard disk.

lha x picasso96.lha sys:

4. Run the Setup install script.


5. Click Proceed on the Welcome Screen.


6. Select the Installation Method e.g. First Install, Upgrade or Uninstall. Click First Install in this case.

First Install

7. Selection Installation Mode: Intermediate or Export. Use the default and click Proceed.

Installation Mode

8. For the Installation Options select Install for Real and then click Proceed.

Installation Options

9.Read the message and click Proceed. You may need to click proceed a few times here.


10. Select the graphics card you have installed. Here, uaegfx is ticked for you .
It may say you have no graphics card installed. Just click Proceed to continue.

Graphics cards

11. Select SYS:Libs for the location of the libraries. Click 'Select another location' if you have an alternative location set up.

Install libraries

12. Select SYS:Devs/Monitors for the location of the Monitor drivers.


13. Select SYS:Prefs for the Picasso96 preferences program.


14. Select a location for the support files. e.g. SYS:

Support files

15. Select Yes or No to install the application drivers. Click Yes in this case.

Application drivers

16. Select Yes or No to install the Printer Patch. Click Yes in this case.

Printer patch

17. Check the choices made and click Yes to continue, or No to change them again.

Check choices

18. Click Proceed to begin installation.

Install files

19. Click Proceed to create a Drawer for cards and chip files.

Create drawer

20. Click Proceed with Copy to install the library file and all the following files required.

Copying files

21. Click Proceed when Installation has finished.


22. Once the Installer has finished load the ScreenMode program from SYS:Prefs and select a new
Monitor driver with resolution and colour depth. 16 bit is best for modern graphics cards. Click Use to
test the new mode, when satisfied with the new resolution, reload program and click Save.


23. If you install some new icon sets such as Magic Workbench or New Icons you can get something
colourful like this:

Colour Workbench