Walkero`s script for Browservice and Odyssey

Browservice and Odyssey

You probably are aware that the browser experience for AmigaOS 4 is not that good. The reason is that there is no up-to-date browser available that supports the latest features of website technologies. So there is a need to find different solutions that help solve those issues.

An online application that helps somehow to bring modern websites to older browsers is the Browservice. This requires a separate system in your network that is used to load the websites, convert them to images and feed them into the old browser as a series of images.

If you would like to test it and use it then I would recommend having a look at Skateman’s tutorial video at the head of this article. He explains how to install and use it from AmigaOS 4 with Odyssey. His video is quite useful doing a great job helping other users.

read more: https://ko-fi.com/post/Browservice-and-Odyssey-V7V7MV8LP


Browservice Linux Setup and usage with AmigaOne X5000

Browservice: Browser as a Service

A web “proxy” server that enables browsing the modern web on historical browsers. It works by rendering the browser viewport into images, which are then shown by a JavaScript application running on the client browser.


SSH into your linux box (as root) and add a user for the use of Browservice.

sudo adduser browservice

When done SSH into you linux box as the user you just created. In my case it is the user browservice

I create a Browservice directory in the homedir of the browservice user called Browservice

mkdir Browservice


Cd into the Browservice directory

cd Browservice

Download the latest version of Browservice.

wget https://github.com/ttalvitie/browservice/releases/download/v0.9.6.5/browservice-v0.9.6.5-x86_64.AppImage

chmod +x browservice-v0.9.6.5-x86_64.AppImage


Run browservice using the following command: (use the IP of your own browservice machine in the command.

./browservice-v0.9.6.5-x86_64.AppImage –vice-opt-http-listen-addr=

Let install the Verdana Font as requested

./browservice-v0.9.6.5-x86_64.AppImage –install-verdana

Ready for Action

Now fire up Odessey browser on your Amiga and navigate to http://(ip.of.your.browservice):8080

The first time you navigate to this IP nothing might happen. The second time you will see the Browservice navigation bar appear.

Have Fun!