Hello my fellow EAB'ers =)
I recently posted this over on AmiBay, but I feel since I got a bit of help here - I should post the fruits of labour here too.
Over the last week in the snippets of time that I normally struggle to find, I create an application based in AmigaGuide for the lesser memory equipped Amiga machines. I tired of the game-listing programs that ate several megabytes to create a list of games that constantly has to scan, load and or use to much ram for itself. even with an 8MB FAST machine it can take a serious hit from using these other WHDLoad launchers.
I felt there was a better, quicker and more efficient way - and I call it AG-Launch, for the wont of a better name
AG-Launch provides you with an easy to use interface (amigaguide) and buttons to choose and load games - great eh?
Want to know the best bit... it fits within 260kb and gives you access to all 2000+ WHDLoad game titles virtually instantly.
AG-Launch is designed around Classic Workbench 68k but will work with any Classic Workbench distro, also it should work with any Workbench with IGame. in the following example (on a 2MB ECS machine) AG-Launch is loaded from CLI to maximize available memory (although can be loaded in workbench) -
so here are some shots of it in action (click images to Zoom).
Booting with no start up: (hold both mouse buttons on boot)
Heres the CLI prompt
Executing the script
Da daa!!! here she is in all here version 0.1 alpha glory
So lets choose a category .... ermmm I think I will have a 'P'
There are many Games to choose from
, say a 4 disk Project X?
AG-Launch saves RAM by only uses the memory for one category at time
Yay! load me some GAME! -
AG-Launcher uses WHDLoad 17 beta!
I would of taken an earlier screen shot,
but I was funking out to the music!
So if you have a memory limited 2MB Amiga then I suggest you give this little application a go.
download AG-Launch 0.7c
Installation is VERY easy and found in the READ me =)
Greets and Thanks:
KillerGorilla, the WHDLoad developers, Bloodwych, and the EAB/AmiBay forum chummies
This software is completely alpha and should not be released or used by any sane person, so, please enjoy =D