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Old 28 April 2017, 20:28   #50
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I'm really not sure and out of ideas my friend

If you don't actually have a graphics card in your Amiga then you shouldn't be prompted with this. The latest patch "ReadMe!" file says (important stuff related to this situation in bold / red):

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- G-E-N-E-T-I-C S-P-E-C-I-E-S -
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"GeneticSpecies.Exe" (Ver 4605)
* Genetic Species goes PIP! That means you can play your favorite
  game in a window on your workbench desktop. To do this you need 
  the "Picture In Picture" sublibrary for the rtgmaster API and a
  Picasso IV, CyberVision or CyberVision3D graphics board.
  It possibly also works on the Merlin and the Retina Z3, but we
  are not sure about this.
* The Savegame Format has been changed due to a graphical error on the
  every last level of the game. However if you write "PROTOTYPE"
  as levelcode, you'll begin from the start of the last level.
* Genetic Species goes true colour, that means 16777216 colours per pixel.
  The human eye recognizes about 14 million colours but you'll get 2 million
  extra! You'll need a graphics board, 14 MB and to doubleclick the
  (True) icon to precompute the new alpha tables.
* Press Escape at any time and get a list of selections.
* A 640x480 mode is now available for graphics board users, the
  base image is calculated in 320x240 and then scaled to 640x480
  using bilinear interpolation for maximum speed. However a 640x480
  image is 4 times as many pixels as in 320x240, so don't expect
  more than 5 fps on a 060/50.
* RTG window will now only appear for user with a graphics board.
* The display window in large CyberGfx screens will now be centred.
* This Engine now recognises any CD device driver and any unit number.

"GSAddOns" Directory
The GSAddOns directory can be placed anywhere on your Hard Drive.
Its sole purpose in life is to house all the future language files,
patches and expansion files for Genetic Species CDRom.

"Engine" & "Genetics"
The "Engine" & "Genetics" icons will automatically assign EXTERNAL to the
location of your "GSAddOns" directory, which allows the game to use all
existing files in this directory in preference to those on the CDRom.

From now on just make sure that the Genetic Species CDRom is in your
drive before using these "Engine" & "Genetics" icons to run the game.

This utility will allow you to configure Genetic Species to recognise
your own CD device driver so the CD Audio Music can be triggered, just
make sure that "CD Music" and "Multitask" options are both switched on.

Keep Checking the official Genetic Species Pages for more updates.\
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  Vulcan Software Limited:                          \
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I know it's not much help but it works fine with the latest patch here in WinUAE and I don't get this issue...

Tested on:

a) Standard Workbench 3.1.
b) Classic Workbench 3.1 Lite

Am using this configuration:

CPU = 68030
Chipset = AGA
RAM = 2MB Chip and 32MB Z3 Fast
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