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Offline motrucker

This new version is great! Many thanks.
The holidays have left me truly flat - but I will have a donation in quite soon. I think your work is first class +.
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I just tried it. It is awesome.
 
Anyone else thinks Amikit gives us an idea of what Amiga could be like today if it still existed? (excluding OS4).

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It's starting to become my second OS choice on my PC now. Loving it.

Offline AmiKit

New limited batch of AmiKit USB flash disks is now available. If you haven't ordered yet, take your chance now! All the previous pending orders have been shipped.

The new flash disks contain updated emulation engine for Windows and more or updated bonus material like special edition of Icaros Desktop, AmiKit hardfile, wallpapers, etc.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2012, 03:52:48 AM by AmiKit »
 

Offline XDelusion

So the new one's have material not present on the previous one's?
Earth has a lot of things other folks might want... like the whole planet. And maybe these folks would like a few changes made, like more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and room for their way of life. - William S. Burroughs
 

Offline AmiKit

Yes. Wallpapers and other graphics, OS3.9 patches, Icaros update, etc. as well as fixed and updated AmiKit installer (which now contains new AmiKit preview of WinUAE 2.4.0). People who purchased previous flash disk version will receive a link to the new content.

Offline XDelusion

Cool.

I look forward to the day when UAE is fast enough and good enough on the three next gen Amiga variants to have their own Amikit distro too! :)
Earth has a lot of things other folks might want... like the whole planet. And maybe these folks would like a few changes made, like more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and room for their way of life. - William S. Burroughs
 

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Quote from: AmiKit;676780
New limited batch of AmiKit USB flash disks is now available. If you haven't ordered yet, take your chance now! All the previous pending orders have been shipped.

The new flash disks contain updated emulation engine for Windows and more or updated bonus material like special edition of Icaros Desktop, AmiKit hardfile, wallpapers, etc.

My AmiKit USB flash disk arrived about a week ago, thanks Jan.

I installed it on my 1.67GHz G4 PowerBook and was surprised at the poor performance it provided.

Do you have any suggestions on how to speed up the performance on G4 Mac computers?  I know that E-UAE is lagging behind WinUAE and has no JIT to speed it up.  But I was not thinking that E-UAE on a 1.67GHz G4 would be slower when using AmiKit than bog standard AmigaOS3.1 when running WinUAE on a 500MHz Celeron laptop.

Any ideas?
How are you helping the Amiga community? :)
 

Offline AmiKit

I am afraid my only recommendation is to use Mac with Intel CPU. AmiKit flies on such a machine.

Offline Cass

Just ordered one from the new batch ;-)
I`ve already installed the latest version and it really worths every cent
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Offline takemehomegrandma

Have never used AmiKit but I downloaded the Windows version just now to try it out. :)

Here is some feedback:

In the Swedish installer, the letter å isn't working, it displays some other strange character instead.

When the installer gets to the point where it says "installing more than 30,000 AmiKit files", the progress bar quickly reaches 100%, obviously before those 30,000 files are installed, because you have to wait quite some time at that point, giving the impression that the install process has stalled. IMHO a progress bar could be used in a better way.

I installed AmiKit on my E:\ partition, but WinUAE seems to be configured to load the ROM from C:\AmiKit\ROMs\ which in my case doesn't exist. The pre-configured HDD is also pointing at C:\AmiKit\AmiKit, which in my case doesn't exist.

Maybe I'm clueless, but it was impossible for me to install from either AmigaOS3.9 or Amiga Forever 2011. No matter what I did, it didn't find/recognize the volume. Only when I mounted the CD in WinUAE as a *HDD* it was found and the install process could go on.

And finally I got it working! :)
MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline takemehomegrandma

Posting this from NetSurf in AmiKit... :)

(This browser was a real PITA to use BTW, not easy to use something else on an Amiga after you got used to Odyssey on MorphOS ;))
MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

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Quote from: Cass;676805
Just ordered one from the new batch ;-)
I`ve already installed the latest version and it really worths every cent

Thank you. Also for the donation!!

Offline takemehomegrandma

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Posting this from NetSurf in AmiKit... :)

(This browser was a real PITA to use BTW, not easy to use something else on an Amiga after you got used to Odyssey on MorphOS ;))


Speaking of NetSurf (it was the first time I have come in contact with this program) - It's more than obvious that NetSurf isn't integrated to use the Amiga native GUI, which is one of the major shortcomings and probably a big reason to why it's so difficult to use (beyond it's limited feature set), but I must ask the question (look at the attached picture): Is this normal? Is there a setting to avoid this?
MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline takemehomegrandma

Well, it's very obvious that a lot of work has been put into this AmiKit package, it's a very nice bundle! A very slick classic Amiga environment! :)

Is there a plan to make use of Grunch in the future? That would be a great! :)
MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline AmiKit

Quote from: takemehomegrandma;676812
In the Swedish installer, the letter å isn't working, it displays some other strange character instead.

Jag är ledsen. Hmm, the installer should be unicode...

Quote from: takemehomegrandma;676812

When the installer gets to the point where it says "installing more than 30,000 AmiKit files", the progress bar quickly reaches 100%, obviously before those 30,000 files are installed, because you have to wait quite some time at that point, giving the impression that the install process has stalled. IMHO a progress bar could be used in a better way.

Yep, there's a large 7z archive unpacking in background.
In the past I used to have more 7z archives (each one containing a separate drawer of AmiKit structure, like C.7z, Classes.7z, etc.). This way I could update the progress step by step, drawer by drawer. But the overall size of the AmiKit archive was much bigger.

Quote from: takemehomegrandma;676812
I installed AmiKit on my E:\ partition, but WinUAE seems to be configured to load the ROM from C:\AmiKit\ROMs\ which in my case doesn't exist. The pre-configured HDD is also pointing at C:\AmiKit\AmiKit, which in my case doesn't exist.

Oops. Last night I added new WinUAE 2.4.0 Preview into the archive and forgot to set the relative paths.

Quote from: takemehomegrandma;676812
Maybe I'm clueless, but it was impossible for me to install from either AmigaOS3.9 or Amiga Forever 2011. No matter what I did, it didn't find/recognize the volume. Only when I mounted the CD in WinUAE as a *HDD* it was found and the install process could go on.

Oops. Another stupid mistake. From now on I won't upload anything during nights anymore :)

Quote from: takemehomegrandma;676812
And finally I got it working! :)

Thanks god :-)
I will re-upload fixed version, could you please test it for me? I will send you a PM. Thanks.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2012, 02:50:38 PM by AmiKit »