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Old 19 November 2016, 14:16   #23
Sinphaltimus
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I've only tried this with AF2014 and was going to give it another go with AF2016, but if you are correct and AF2016 produces a corrupt DVD then perhaps I wont bother.
Yes, it does. When I contacted their tech support, they sent me a download link for AF2016Plus (the version I have licensed). So with the iso they sent me (perhaps you should contact them), I did the following with the following results.

Using the decompress to hard drive option works and the install completes but but it shuts down as soon as the x-window session completes which seems to happen a millisecond before the Workbench screen (e-uae) should pop up full screen. If they just fixed that one damn issue I think it would start to work.

Using the "copy to hard drive and use as DVD" method does indeed work. Workbench boots up fine but there are other things broken that do not work. Including the EmuControl, you know, the most important function of the emulation, the one that is supposed to allow you to load ADF files in to DF0 (or other (up to 4) floppy devices). I even edited the config file to point to the adf folder with NO LUCK.

So not only is KX Light still broken but the emulation itself is incomplete.

They don't even bother to document it poperly. It's the laziest development I've ever seen.

This seems to be their attitude:

We did not create create KX Light, we're just experimenting with it, for years and years and years. So we're not going to document it nor are we going to provide any useful documentation on how to get it to work on various systems.

We did not create uae, we just implemented a portion of e-uae to get it to work with KX-Light, some what. So we're not going to document it nor are we going to provide any useful documentation on how to get it to work on various systems.

We offer you this broken iso creation method to create a broken product that does not actually work in any meaningful way the way we advertise it. So we're not going to document it nor are we going to provide any useful documentation on how to get it to work on various systems.

All we did was purchase the rights to charge you for Amiga branded roms and software. We really only developed the program manager that keeps everything up to date so as long as that works, we're good right?


So the community is left jumping through hoops for the one thing that seems the most useful. With no clean cut solution and hours of frustration just trying to get the OS we love to work as advertised.

In the US, it'd be lawsuits for fraudulent advertising. This is the 3rd version of AF I've purchased as well. Also the last until they decide to care about their own product and actually fix this crippled hunk of landfill.



Ok, I vented. Not really all that upset, yeah a bit frustrated, but I never had much faith in Cloanto anyway. I knew it was crap going in (thank you google). So I'll just keep opening up trouble tickets to get it resolved. No faith that will ever happen.

In the meantime, using the "install as DVD" option and using XFS from aminet.

And now XFS doesn't work for some reason. That puts an end to this route. Looks like it's back to ADF opus and extracting ADF file to burn to CD if ever to make this useful...

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