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AMIGASYSTEM 14 February 2021 03:02

WHDLoadMenu
 
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Author: vesurihttp://aminet.net/pics/at.gifjormas.com (Vesa Halttunen)

WHDLoadMenu v0.11: Download


WHDLoadMenu: is a frontend for WHDLoad. It displays a list of WHDLoadable applications in the given directory and allows them to be started by clicking on the name of the application using the mouse or by selecting the application name using the keyboard or a joystick.

WHDLoadMenu is intended to beconditionally started on system startup.

WHDLoadMenu requires WHDLoad (http://www.whdload.de/whdload/WHDLoad_usr.lha) to start the applications.

Please refer to the provided AmigaGuide documentation for installation
instructions.

1. Install using the provided Install script
2. Add Install:Path/StartWHDLoadMenu to the very beginning of Startup-Sequence
3. Hold down left mouse button and reboot

Version 0.11 changes:

- User defineable background color in WHDLoadMenuAnimated
- Improved ball animation in WHDLoadMenuAnimated
- Remove unnecessary name length limit in WHDLoadMenuAnimated

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Jope 15 February 2021 15:42

The unanimated version is perfect! Lightweight, gadtools, fast.

falken 16 February 2021 04:52

Seems like retroarch interface!

Radertified 16 February 2021 05:51

I'm glad to see this constantly being updated.

I'd like to see the ability to customize the installation after its been installed. eg. I don't like the windowed interface so I'd like to switch it to the animated screen, in black, etc. At the moment I'm having to use the installer everytime I want to make a change.

512k 16 February 2021 08:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jope (Post 1462542)
The unanimated version is perfect! Lightweight, gadtools, fast.

Screenshot?

Jope 16 February 2021 10:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by Radertified (Post 1462742)
I'm glad to see this constantly being updated.

I'd like to see the ability to customize the installation after its been installed. eg. I don't like the windowed interface so I'd like to switch it to the animated screen, in black, etc. At the moment I'm having to use the installer everytime I want to make a change.

You don't have to reinstall it every time, you can use a text editor to change the scripts the installer makes for you.

Naturally this is not mouse driven, but we can see it as a gateway drug to learning how AmigaDOS operates. :-)

Jope 16 February 2021 10:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by 512k (Post 1462751)
Screenshot?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGV-X0NJomQ

It has Mouse + keyboard + joystick navigation and type to search. Basically all you need. Starts practically immediately, no nonsense, no bullshit. :-D

AMIGASYSTEM 16 February 2021 11:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by Radertified (Post 1462742)
I'm glad to see this constantly being updated.

I'd like to see the ability to customize the installation after its been installed. eg. I don't like the windowed interface so I'd like to switch it to the animated screen, in black, etc. At the moment I'm having to use the installer everytime I want to make a change.

As said by Jope, you don't need to reinstall, you can change colors or path from scripts, maybe the author in the future will create a Prefs GUI, hopefully

Vesuri 16 February 2021 13:58

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Screenshot?

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Radertified (Post 1462742)
I'd like to see the ability to customize the installation after its been installed.

I'll have it install a separate customize script in a future release!

Radertified 16 February 2021 16:38

Yeah, I've seen you can edit the files manually but that shouldn't be necessary with programs like this :)

@Vesuri: Thanks, a customizing installer would be great!

wobbly 16 February 2021 23:58

great

A500 23 February 2021 22:25

This looks great, will download!

lesta_smsc 24 February 2021 00:55

This looks similar to iGame but seems even more lightweight without the screenshot? Can this be run from shell as it would save a considerable amount of memory for those needing every byte!

yelworC 24 February 2021 01:20

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Originally Posted by lesta_smsc (Post 1464753)
This looks similar to iGame but seems even more lightweight without the screenshot? Can this be run from shell as it would save a considerable amount of memory for those needing every byte!

I did not yet try this software, but I am sure, it can be run from shell, since it is meant wo be started from Startup-Sequence where it is of course started from shell :)

It is designed to be started at the very beginning of the startup-sequence by holding the left mouse button at startup to make sure as much as possible memory is available for the games.

Vesuri 24 February 2021 11:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by lesta_smsc (Post 1464753)
Can this be run from shell as it would save a considerable amount of memory for those needing every byte!


It can be run from a shell, preferably using the provided runner script. When the user selects the applcation to be started from the menu, the menu generates a script which will run the selected application using WHDLoad. After this the menu itself exits and the runner script runs the generated script. This way the menu itself is not in memory at all when WHDLoad is started, leaving the maximum amount of contiguous memory available for WHDLoad.


It should be noted that by default the script is generated in the WHDLoadMenu installation directory. Executing scripts in AmigaOS also uses T: which also resides on the startup disk unless assigned to RAM:, for instance. Using the disk has the abovementioned advantage of leaving as much contiguous memory available as possible. However, it has the caveat that when using FFS disks the system should only be powered off while not running a game because otherwise the disk could be left in an invalidated state.

emuola 24 February 2021 13:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vesuri (Post 1464863)
However, it has the caveat that when using FFS disks the system should only be powered off while not running a game because otherwise the disk could be left in an invalidated state.

Just to make sure: PFS does not have this problem? :)

This is btw an awesome piece of software :bowdown

Jope 24 February 2021 15:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by emuola (Post 1464896)
Just to make sure: PFS does not have this problem? :)

PFS3 will just forget the temp file in this case.

I recommend doing assign t: ram: though, if you are not absolutely starved for RAM.

emuola 24 February 2021 18:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jope (Post 1464915)
PFS3 will just forget the temp file in this case.

I recommend doing assign t: ram: though, if you are not absolutely starved for RAM.

Thanks Jope :great

K1200RS21 25 February 2021 17:02

So basically this program is there to hide the workbench and show all the games on a list instead?


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