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Offline kolla

Re: OS 3.1 graphics
« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2009, 11:04:08 PM »
Quote from: Rebel-CD32;524249
Here's a screenshot of my 16 colour Workbench. I've got an IndivisionAGA, so I'm running in flicker-free 1024x768. I'm demonstrating SabreMSN in this shot.

Hm, is that AfA that draws window decos, or something else? I think last time I tried, AfA skins on 8bit or lower didnt work. It would be very nice if it did though, then one cold create window decos especially for low depths.

Btw, I cant help liking MagicWB on lowres, for example on my minimig:
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Offline Rebel-CD32

Re: OS 3.1 graphics
« Reply #31 on: October 02, 2009, 04:23:59 AM »
Quote from: don27dog;524480
Rebel,

What did you use to create a windows taskbar? I like that a lot.


I use the a great little program called Workbench2000 for the task bar. It has all the same features as the Windows one has, with quick-launch icons, a start menu that can launch apps as well as browse your drives, task buttons for all windows and screens (which can be configured or blocked according to the user), it shows appicons in the tray along with a couple of selectable system monitors (I just use the clock), and it can minimise ANY window by clicking on its task button while its already active, which I think it does by sending it behind the Workbench backdrop window, then bringing it back to front when you click on it again (or Alt+Tab).

Here's a little demonstration of it with several windows and task buttons open at once:



I'm still running good old Workbench 3.1, so I've had to take the slightly more traditional route to theming my Workbench than AFAOS's Skin system, by using a combination of VisualPrefs, Birdie, FullPalette, MUI 3.8, TitleShadow, and Directory Opus Magellan. I'd love it if AFAOS gets AGA support, being able to change everything including button borders and scrollbars really appeals to me.

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Offline mr_a500

Re: OS 3.1 graphics
« Reply #32 on: October 02, 2009, 04:45:06 AM »
@Rebel-CD32

What Amiga is that? I'd love to be able to use a screenmode that huge - with all that extra space - but I'm too attached to my 1080. It has a nice glow you don't get on VGA. Besides, that must take a hell of a lot of chip RAM.

I'd describe your theme as "Ubista" - Ubuntu and Vista (too bad I hate both... nice work on the remapping though). My theme is sort of "AOSX". So between us, we've got all the major OSes covered. ;)

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Hm, is that AfA that draws window decos, or something else? I think last time I tried, AfA skins on 8bit or lower didnt work. It would be very nice if it did though, then one cold create window decos especially for low depths.
Here's a window decoration for low depth... also low depth decoration in the window. :D
(...oh good - another chance to show my bikini screenshot...)


Offline mr_a500

Re: OS 3.1 graphics
« Reply #33 on: October 02, 2009, 05:02:51 AM »
Quote from: countzero;524410
If you can provide an image of your HDD, I'ld be interested to make a Mr_a500 workbench kit from it.

What happens is, I'll strip your workbench of copyrighted files and write a script which will put them back. Just like the classic workbench setup.

I like that idea because it allows me to continue to be very lazy.

I could zip and send you my Workbench partition, but it'll be around 75Mb. There is one reference to my Work partition that I can't find. Also, as I said, my main hard drive died and this is an older backup which isn't quite up to date - so some icons are crap and I'm too lazy to fix them again. Anybody seeing them would say, "Wait a minute... these icons are crap! What the hell? Mr_a500 sucks!" (...and that sort of thing would haunt me for the rest of my days...)

If you still want it, let me know. :D

Offline Rebel-CD32

Re: OS 3.1 graphics
« Reply #34 on: October 02, 2009, 05:31:47 AM »
Quote from: mr_a500;524500
@Rebel-CD32

What Amiga is that? I'd love to be able to use a screenmode that huge - with all that extra space - but I'm too attached to my 1080. It has a nice glow you don't get on VGA. Besides, that must take a hell of a lot of chip RAM.

I'd describe your theme as "Ubista" - Ubuntu and Vista (too bad I hate both... nice work on the remapping though). My theme is sort of "AOSX". So between us, we've got all the major OSes covered. ;)


The screenshot is from my A1200 030/50 with 32MB Fast RAM, IDE-CF, Subway USB, with an Indivision AGA which lets me run HighGFX screenmodes (up to 1024x768) flicker-free on any VGA monitor. The upcoming InvidisionECS supports the same screenmodes but you'd be confined to 4 colours like other Super-High-Res modes. Thanks to FBlit, I never run into any ChipRAM problems unless I open too many high resolution screens. With Workbench open and the full-screen wallpaper I have a little over 1.5MB Chip free, and it barely declines at all when I start opening applications.

You're not alone in your hatred for Vista and Ubuntu, I cant stand them either, but as a bit of an experiment really I started buggering around to see if I could replicate the GUI themes from other OSs. I made a Windows XP one as well, and I'm going to make a RiscOS one next. I like your AOSX theme, too :)
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Offline mr_a500

Re: OS 3.1 graphics
« Reply #35 on: October 02, 2009, 06:02:40 AM »
Quote from: Rebel-CD32;524502
The screenshot is from my A1200 030/50 with 32MB Fast RAM, IDE-CF, Subway USB, with an Indivision AGA which lets me run HighGFX screenmodes (up to 1024x768) flicker-free on any VGA monitor. The upcoming InvidisionECS supports the same screenmodes but you'd be confined to 4 colours like other Super-High-Res modes. Thanks to FBlit, I never run into any ChipRAM problems unless I open too many high resolution screens. With Workbench open and the full-screen wallpaper I have a little over 1.5MB Chip free, and it barely declines at all when I start opening applications.

I've tried FBlit many times, but it always slowed down my A500 to half speed. It must have something to do with the colour-depth/bandwidth problem because in 4 colour mode, it works fine and is very fast. In 16 colour mode, it is super-slow. I can't use it.

Offline rkauer

Re: OS 3.1 graphics
« Reply #36 on: October 02, 2009, 08:08:55 AM »
@Mr_A500: if Coze don't want the archive, I can do it myself! :D
Goodbye people.

I\'ll pop on from time to time, RL is acting up.