Originally posted by lordsnooty
I remember Relokick being given away on the front cover of a magazine. Possibly CU. Wasn't that illegal, since the disk had to contain an earlier kickstart ROM?
No, because it was reported in various Amiga magazines at the time that C= had given permission for freeware releases of Relokick and similar degraders that included the Kickstart 1.3 rom image.
Prior to the release of these degraders there was near mass hysteria and confusion among A500 users who wanted to upgrade to A1200s, but feared that the majority of their existing software would be incompatible with the newer machine. Without C= giving permission for the release of Relokick and similar degraders, I imagine that hardware and games sales alike would have suffered a fair bit.