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Offline cecilia

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Re: Windows hosted AROS-Max, now available!
« Reply #30 on: December 10, 2004, 08:34:10 PM »
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mdma wrote:
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Karlos wrote:
Am I the only person on this forum who has no idea what AROS-Max is?

Before anybody starts too close to the beginning, I do know what AROS is ;-)


AROS-Max is to AROS what BeOS-Max is to BeOS! :-P

Why don't you download it and see? heheh
I don't know what the heck that means either....but as I've wanted to run AROS on my laptop, this sounds like it!
downloading even as I type!
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Re: Windows hosted AROS-Max, now available!
« Reply #31 on: December 10, 2004, 10:02:50 PM »
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amiga1260 wrote:
I downloaded it, but I don't have sound. I have a Soundblaster live soundcard.


AROS doesn't have an AHI driver for the soundcard in the emulated machine.  It doesn't matter what soundcard you physically have.  This package is just an emulator running the i386-native CDROM ISO of AROS-Max in a window.
 

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Re: Windows hosted AROS-Max, now available!
« Reply #32 on: December 10, 2004, 10:05:57 PM »
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cecilia wrote:
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mdma wrote:
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Karlos wrote:
Am I the only person on this forum who has no idea what AROS-Max is?

Before anybody starts too close to the beginning, I do know what AROS is ;-)


AROS-Max is to AROS what BeOS-Max is to BeOS! :-P

Why don't you download it and see? heheh
I don't know what the heck that means either....but as I've wanted to run AROS on my laptop, this sounds like it!
downloading even as I type!
 :-D


Hope you enjoy it.

I can't take much credit for this, all I did was package the ISO up with the QEMU i386 JIT-Emulator and write a quick batch file to run it.  Took me all of half an hour maximum! :-)

I just thought that this would put AROS out to people who wouldn't have tried it otherwise.  All publicity is good as they say! ;-)
 

Offline whabang

Re: Windows hosted AROS-Max, now available!
« Reply #33 on: December 10, 2004, 10:21:06 PM »
I am going to stop seeding the torrent for a while, as I am going to do some on-line gaming. There are other seeders, though, an I will continiue seeding later tonight.
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Offline Holley

Re: Windows hosted AROS-Max, now available!
« Reply #34 on: December 10, 2004, 10:51:22 PM »
Wow, I go away for a couple of days and look what happens! :-D

Any visitors to the Max homepage can now see a proper Windows page there, with Par2 files just in case you get a broken download.

I'm also working on a FAQ that should explain most of everything to anyone that doesn't follow AROS quite so closely :-) (including what to do to get the Native version burnt right)

Well that almost made sense ... catch you all later :-)

Oh yeah, thanks go to Nicholas for putting this together - hopefully the Mac emulated copy will open things up to a bunch more people too!
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Re: Windows hosted AROS-Max, now available!
« Reply #35 on: December 11, 2004, 12:33:30 AM »
Seeding again...

WOW! There is really a HUGE interest in this! :-o
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Re: Windows hosted AROS-Max, now available!
« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2004, 12:54:46 AM »
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whabang wrote:
Seeding again...

WOW! There is really a HUGE interest in this! :-o


Great news, the more people that try out this version the better.  It might lead to some ex-Amiga coders who were otherwise unaware of of AROS to start helping out with coding.
 

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Re: Windows hosted AROS-Max, now available!
« Reply #37 on: December 11, 2004, 06:40:25 AM »
@mdma

Great work! This is what I need. :-)

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Offline Holley

Re: Windows hosted AROS-Max, now available!
« Reply #38 on: December 11, 2004, 07:08:52 PM »
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There is really a HUGE interest in this!
Tell me about it - when 0.2.0 was released we got through 40Gb of downloads (never mind the Torrent downloads), hence the need for a new ISP ... first question heard was 'is there a windows hosted version?' !

Anyway, there's a link to Olivier's existing Torrent tracker on the Website's download pages, and the Par2 files in the same place can be used if a Torrent download comes out broken.
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Re: Windows hosted AROS-Max, now available!
« Reply #39 on: December 11, 2004, 08:35:51 PM »
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Holley wrote:
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There is really a HUGE interest in this!
Tell me about it - when 0.2.0 was released we got through 40Gb of downloads (never mind the Torrent downloads), hence the need for a new ISP ... first question heard was 'is there a windows hosted version?' !

Anyway, there's a link to Olivier's existing Torrent tracker on the Website's download pages, and the Par2 files in the same place can be used if a Torrent download comes out broken.


Based on the file size of roughly 80Mb, thats round about 500 downloads! :-D
 

Offline Cajun_Man

Re: Windows hosted AROS-Max, now available!
« Reply #40 on: December 11, 2004, 09:15:57 PM »
Was just curious about a couple of things,  I have a dual boot of Windows XP and Linux on a AMD64 3500+ system.  I am using a Nvidia 6800GT card.  

When I boot into Windows and I run the program, I get three choices, If I try the one that has (nvidia) in it, it gives me a bunch of text and ends with what says is a guru.  I'll have to re-boot into Windows and try again to write down the exact error.

But if I pick the first or third one, I get a desktop, a better looking one when I use the first one.  

Was just curious as to know would it be because I am using a 6800GT card and it may be too new for AROS-Max?  I'm using the drivers that came with the card.  I could try either an older driver or a newer one.  

I'm hoping to get a chance to download the one that I would burn to a cd and try booting directly into it to see it that way.  Or is the .iso file that came in this package the same one that is on the site where I downloaded this?



 

Offline Holley

Re: Windows hosted AROS-Max, now available!
« Reply #41 on: December 11, 2004, 10:00:00 PM »
The copy of AROS thats under Windows is running in a PC emulator (it's a whole virtual PC!) that can't access your hardware directly, hence the NVidia mode doesn't work.  The Vesa mode should be ok, and show whats what though ;-)

In the folder of WinAROS-Max the ISO file is the full 0.2.0 file, so burning it and booting it you might be able to use the NVidia mode (not sure about 6800 support, I know the definitions are getting an update soon though).  It works nicely with GeForce cards :-)

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Re: Windows hosted AROS-Max, now available!
« Reply #42 on: December 11, 2004, 10:08:28 PM »
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Holley wrote:
The copy of AROS thats under Windows is running in a PC emulator (it's a whole virtual PC!) that can't access your hardware directly, hence the NVidia mode doesn't work.  The Vesa mode should be ok, and show whats what though ;-)

In the folder of WinAROS-Max the ISO file is the full 0.2.0 file, so burning it and booting it you might be able to use the NVidia mode (not sure about 6800 support, I know the definitions are getting an update soon though).  It works nicely with GeForce cards :-)

MDMA - we've moved 14Gb of data in the last day!


And we are frontpage news on osnews.com thanks to 4play! :-D

Once I've got the OSX version up and running (should be early-mid next week time permitting) it'll be instersting to see if more people download the Mac version than the windows one! :-D
 

Offline Cajun_Man

Re: Windows hosted AROS-Max, now available!
« Reply #43 on: December 12, 2004, 12:16:17 AM »
Cool.  Got to find me a spare CDRW to burn this on and try booting it up.  

Thanks.

 

Offline JetFireDX

Re: Windows hosted AROS-Max, now available!
« Reply #44 on: December 12, 2004, 01:19:15 AM »
This is good to see happening. I have tried AROS on every PC I have around the house as well as VirtualPC and QEmu on my PC and my Mac every time there was an update or a change in one of the emulators. It has always worked well for me and been speedy in Qemu. Nice to have it all in a tidy package though now.