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Offline runequester

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What tweaks and patches for 3.1 install?
« on: September 26, 2010, 03:54:52 AM »
So what sort of patches, tweaks, little apps etc do you generally consider a "must" whether for convenience, performance etc for a 3.0/3.1 install ?

Please include some basic description rather than just the name :)
 

Offline marcfrick2112

Re: What tweaks and patches for 3.1 install?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2010, 05:11:50 AM »
Hey runequester; Well, I've been using 3.9 for a while, I'm pretty sure most of these are cool under 3.1.

-Magic Menu V. 2.30 (improves look and operation of menus)
-PowerSnap V2.22a (allows cut-and-paste text between almost any amiga programs)
-MCP (Grrr, it does pretty much EVERYthing, not gonna list it all...) Note: some ppl think MCP is a buggy bit of *^&^, but I've used it for years, no problem
-ReqAttack 1.1 (Improves requesters, mostly cosmetic)
-ToolsDaemon (allows you to add menus, sub-menus, hotkeys, etc.)
-some virus checker (there might be virii around on old disks..)
-FBlit (helps to conserve Chip RAM usage)


I'm sure others can add to the list... :)
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Re: What tweaks and patches for 3.1 install?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2010, 08:24:19 AM »
Thanks! I'll poke around and give some of these a shot :)
 

Offline stefcep2

Re: What tweaks and patches for 3.1 install?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2010, 08:57:02 AM »
You could save yourself a lot of time and hassles by downloading classicwb.  Its probably been the  most stable Workbench environment I've ever used (unless you install CGX4-there is a conflict there that I haven't worked out yet
 

Offline fishy_fiz

Re: What tweaks and patches for 3.1 install?
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2010, 09:57:36 AM »
MUI (although probably such an obvious one it probably didnt need mentioning).
Im a bit of an eye candy guy, so for that side of things:
VisualPrefs (lots of options to customise the look of Amiga OS that arent possible by default)
Birdie2k (lets you apply graphics to windows)
One of many icon types/systems. Probably newicons is the way to go for aga machines.
TrueType Fonts.
Magic Menu2 (probably not eye candy on non rtg machines, but still an essential)


Other stuff that's worthwhile are things like:

PowerWindowsNG (a lot of its content is covered elsewhere, but I really dislike the way amiga os requires entire windows to be on the physical view and powerwindows redeems that)
A file system other than ofs/ffs. PFS3 or SFS are probably your best choices in my opinion.
Snoopdos (very handy for when youre customising you os3.x system to find problems)
Stackattack (being that a lot of amiga oses instabilities are stack related this is an essential in my op.)
About a billion others, some of which have already been mentioned by others in this thread
« Last Edit: September 27, 2010, 10:03:02 AM by fishy_fiz »
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Re: What tweaks and patches for 3.1 install?
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2010, 11:56:30 AM »
Quote from: stefcep2;581473
You could save yourself a lot of time and hassles by downloading classicwb.  Its probably been the  most stable Workbench environment I've ever used (unless you install CGX4-there is a conflict there that I haven't worked out yet


Agreed.  I have Classic Workbench AGA installed on my A4000 and Classic Workbench installed on my Minimig.  OK, the buggering around with WinUAE is a bit of a pain, but it is worthwhile in the end.  I use P96 for RTG so I haven't seen a conflict there.  However, I'm having issues with my Deneb in DMA or PIO mode and my Power Flyer IDE card which I "suspect" may be related to CW, but I can work around the issues.

I wish somebody could get a licence to issue a full Classic Workbench
installation off disk that already includes the necessary OS3.x files and call it OS3.99.  :)
I've had nothing but frustration trying to get AmiKit and AmigaSys installed on a real Amiga.
A2000, A3000, 2 x A1200T, A1200, A4000Tower & Mediator, CD32, VIC-20, C64, C128, C128D, PET 8032, Minimig & ARM, C-One, FPGA Arcade... and AmigaOne X1000.
 

Offline AmiKit

Re: What tweaks and patches for 3.1 install?
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2010, 10:57:15 AM »
Quote
I've had nothing but frustration trying to get AmiKit and AmigaSys installed on a real Amiga.

I hope this helps:
http://amikit.amiga.sk/download/misc/documents/AmiKit_on_real_Amiga.pdf

Offline Xanxi

Re: What tweaks and patches for 3.1 install?
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2010, 11:04:04 AM »
Quote from: AmiKit;582530
I hope this helps:
http://amikit.amiga.sk/download/misc/documents/AmiKit_on_real_Amiga.pdf


Cheers Amikit :-) :-)

I take the opportunity to congrat you for your fine job.
I'm not into amiga emulation, but Amikit is the only package i enjoy on my laptop :-)
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Re: What tweaks and patches for 3.1 install?
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2010, 11:25:40 AM »
Quote from: AmiKit;582530
I hope this helps:
http://amikit.amiga.sk/download/misc/documents/AmiKit_on_real_Amiga.pdf


Thanks for that.  I'm at work until the 20th, but I'll give that a go when I get home.

I have AmiKit working great on the latest AmigaForever on my PC, but every attempt to do the install via the setup prog and WB3.1 disks on my actual A4000 ended in disaster.

This looks a pretty good way to install it using the working AmigaForever install and it will be a breeze to transfer via an archive file on a USB stick.

I'll let you know how it goes.  :)
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Offline AmiKit

Re: What tweaks and patches for 3.1 install?
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2010, 09:35:21 PM »
Quote from: Xanxi;582531
Cheers Amikit :-) :-)

I take the opportunity to congrat you for your fine job.
I'm not into amiga emulation, but Amikit is the only package i enjoy on my laptop :-)


Thank you very much! :)

Quote from: Darrin;582532
Thanks for that.
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I'll let you know how it goes.  :)


You're welcome. If you have any questions please use the AmiKit forum at http://amikit.amiga.sk/forum/index.php

Offline actung_bab

Re: What tweaks and patches for 3.1 install?
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2010, 10:29:13 PM »
Quote from: Darrin;581489
Agreed.  I have Classic Workbench AGA installed on my A4000 and Classic Workbench installed on my Minimig.  OK, the buggering around with WinUAE is a bit of a pain, but it is worthwhile in the end.  I use P96 for RTG so I haven't seen a conflict there.  However, I'm having issues with my Deneb in DMA or PIO mode and my Power Flyer IDE card which I "suspect" may be related to CW, but I can work around the issues.

I wish somebody could get a licence to issue a full Classic Workbench
installation off disk that already includes the necessary OS3.x files and call it OS3.99.  :)
I've had nothing but frustration trying to get AmiKit and AmigaSys installed on a real Amiga.

oh your so right had such a task to get my wb 3.1 installed again ,
had down a dsm archive so one sent me years go mircle that was still there . then had salvage using disc salv 2 then find 2 floppys that still chould be formated
my workbench and another l forgget but was alot stress wonder if people that do the amiga forever chould sell such thing l dont really want buy full emualtion package .
say just on cdrom with discs as adf etc make possible if you dont have cdrom on your amiga

oh thanks for the info and orginall poster as joged my memory on cool things to add
fbit was great need that know as only got 4 megs ram
found utl called mrq think was reqwester add on
« Last Edit: October 12, 2010, 10:35:24 PM by actung_bab »
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Offline TheGoose

Re: What tweaks and patches for 3.1 install?
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2010, 11:36:12 PM »
@ Amikit

Buuut this was supposed to be about a 3.0 - 3.1 installation. Hey AmigaKit, how about you make a lite version for say, 68030s with no RTG, but a kickass 3.1 based system with the best patches etc.

You know, kick it down a notch, little bamm!  

Nobody cares about 3.9 anymore in the 68K world. They all realized it was junk, without MUI, MagicWB, and a crappy TCP/IP stack. Cool people use 3.1 and build their own hot rod.

Props to the classicwb install stuff though, that is the right direction.
« Last Edit: October 12, 2010, 11:42:14 PM by TheGoose »
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Offline jsixis

Re: What tweaks and patches for 3.1 install?
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2010, 01:08:01 AM »
"Nobody cares about 3.9 anymore in the 68K world. They all realized it was junk, without MUI, MagicWB, and a crappy TCP/IP stack. Cool people use 3.1 and build their own hot rod."

 lol  thought I was only dinosaur using 3.1
 

Offline actung_bab

Re: What tweaks and patches for 3.1 install?
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2010, 03:39:36 AM »
thanks amikit
your top store hope to buy from you soon
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Amiga 2000 020
Amiga 4000 030 25 mhz broken
Amiga x 4 1200
x 6 Sony Ps 3 Orginal 60 gb 4  port usb 160 gb hd (os 4.1 ready :-)
what can i say i like thse machines
x 3 XBOX 360 1x xbox 360 slim
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Offline save2600

Re: What tweaks and patches for 3.1 install?
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2010, 07:36:01 AM »
Quote from: TheGoose;584367
@ Amikit

Buuut this was supposed to be about a 3.0 - 3.1 installation. Hey AmigaKit, how about you make a lite version for say, 68030s with no RTG, but a kickass 3.1 based system with the best patches etc.

You know, kick it down a notch, little bamm!  

Nobody cares about 3.9 anymore in the 68K world. They all realized it was junk, without MUI, MagicWB, and a crappy TCP/IP stack. Cool people use 3.1 and build their own hot rod.

Props to the classicwb install stuff though, that is the right direction.



+1 or make that +10!