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Old 02 September 2019, 10:39   #1
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Ultimate Blitz Basic 2.1+ CD

Hi!

I'm in the process of making a "full" and "clean" Blitz Basic 2.1 installation that can be easily copied by others to avoid having to install using the BB2.1 Ultimate CD and fixed installer etc.

EDIT: Short story shorter, I have updated the Ultimate Blitz Basic 2.1 CD, I call it Ultimate Blitz Basic 2.1+ CD, creative I know. You should be able to run this install from any folder. Hope you like my Photoshopping skillz btw.



Get it here:
Ultimate Blitz Basic 2.1+ (2019)(Acid_Software) (Unzip on Windows/Linux/Mac, then extract LHA in Workbench)

ReadMe:
Code:
Short:    Ultimate Blitz Basic 2.1+ CD v1.1
Uploader: MickGyver
Author:   dmcminn@house-of-mojo.freeserve.co.uk and MickGyver
Type:     dev/basic

This is an updated version of the Ultimate Blitz Basic 2.1 CD.
You should be able to run this installation from any folder,
even the support suite installation.

To install, use lha on the Amiga to extract the archive, then
run "INSTALLBLITZ2" from Workbench and follow the instructions.
- Install everything! :) In most cases you just need to click
  'Proceed' every time it shows.
- Support Suite asks whick BB version you are installing for,
  leave "V2.1" checked.


INCLUDED:
---------
* Blitz Support Suite 
  (Included on the original UBB2.1 CD)

* SuperTED v2.52 Update
  (http://www.david-mcminn.co.uk/blitz-2000/archives/patch/superted252.lha)

* REDDebugger Update: The fixed update that does not use
  interrupt based timing in the main loop. This stops the
  debugger from slowing your computer down (WinUAE and
  Mediator/Voodoo3-NOINT can be affected like this).
  (http://www.david-mcminn.co.uk/blitz-2000/archives/patch/rdb.lha)
  
* REDHelp fix: Fixes problems with the REDHelp scripts and
  guide files so that they execute correctly and actually
  work.
  (http://www.david-mcminn.co.uk/blitz-2000/archives/patch/redhelpfix1.lha)
  
* RIARexx library update: Update for the RI ARexx library
  which comes with the BSS.
  (http://www.david-mcminn.co.uk/blitz-2000/archives/patch/riarexxlib_update.lha)
  
* GadTools updates (7th March 2002): Bugfixed and updated
  version of the GTLib for Blitz - shapes and visual prefs
  work well now.
  (http://www.david-mcminn.co.uk/blitz-2000/archives/patch/blitzgtfix.lha)
  
* all.res: Contains both the real OS include structures
  (without the underscores) and the problem ones (with the
  underscore). Now you can use a single resident file to
  compile any previously written Blitz code.
  (http://www.david-mcminn.co.uk/blitz-2000/archives/patch/all_res.lha)
  
* NewCommandSet V1.9 including ASL and Window patches
  (http://aminet.net/package/dev/basic/NewCommandSet)
  (http://www.david-mcminn.co.uk/blitz-2000/archives/libraries/ncs_asl_fixed.lha)
  (http://www.david-mcminn.co.uk/blitz-2000/archives/libraries/ncs_window_boopsi.lha)
  
* AcidCD32 library
  (http://www.david-mcminn.co.uk/blitz-2000/archives/libraries/acidcd32.lha)

* BlitzPhxPlayer by PHX and idrougge on EAB: What sets this
  library apart from other tracker players is that it works
  with all system versions (and not only 2.0+ like
  Ciatrackerlib) and that it supports simultaneous sound
  effects. The player automatically chooses the most suitable
  channel to override with sound effects, but you can also
  reserve certain channels for music only.
  (http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=87959)
  
* MakeDefLibs executable
  (http://www.david-mcminn.co.uk/blitz-2000/archives/tools/makedeflibs.lha)

* Third party libraries in the EXTRAS folder. Some are already
  installed by the intaller. A description of each library can
  be found in EXTRAS/3RD_PARTY_LIBRARIES/_Info.txt.
  (http://www.david-mcminn.co.uk/blitz-2000/archives/libraries/)
  
* Third party Blitz Basic related tools in EXTRAS/TOOLS.
  (http://www.david-mcminn.co.uk/blitz-2000/archives/tools/)

* Notepad++ automation instructions and files in the 
  EXTRAS/NPP_AUTOMATION folder.
  (http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=86316)
  
  
TROUBLESHOOTING:
----------------
* If you experience weird graphical glitches with BB2.1, you
  might want to try and install
  http://aminet.net/util/libs/MMULib.lha
  
* If the help menu is not working, then you will probably need to
  enable ARexx in Workbench. Add the following line to
  S/user-startup:
  SYS:System/RexxMast >NIL:  
  
  
CHANGELOG:
----------
1.1
- Updated 'Installer' to version 43.3, this fixes installation in ClassicWB and possibly
  other configurations.
- No need to select source folder when starting the installation. 
- SYS: is now the default installation directory.
- File names converted from upper case to lower case.
- SuperTED installation of the Support Suite no longer asks for FD and Autodoc paths.
- Some useful library related tools added to the 'Blitz2/tools' folder.
- Some text (language) related fixes in the NewCommandSet installer.
- NewCommandSet installer no longer asks if it should rebuild deflibs, it just does.
- Moved cd32lib.obj and ptplayer.obj to extras/blitzlibs/otherlibs
- Removed bum9b/blitzlibs/otherlibs/xbonesciatrackerlib.obj (to avoid duplicated library).
- Removed extras/blitzlibs/otherlibs/xbonesciatrklib.obj (to avoid duplicated library).


1.0
- First release of the updated installation CD.


Things I have done so far:
1. Installed BB2.1 using the BB2.1 Ultimate CD and the fixed installer.
2. Installed NewCommandSet from http://aminet.net/package/dev/basic/NewCommandSet.
3. Ran MakeDefLibs.

What else should I do? I guess I would need to get a comprehensive collection of libs available, does somebody have such a collection they can share?


I will of course share the archive once it is complete, maybe even make a arexx script that creates the needed assigns for blitz2: and blitzlibs:

Last edited by MickGyver; 15 November 2019 at 20:02. Reason: Version 1.1
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Old 02 September 2019, 11:09   #2
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Hi,
you could include some kind of ReadMe file saying that MMULib.lha from aminet may be required as well.
Please look at my thread http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=91558. There is a possible explanation to what's going on in the very last post.
Some people may encounter same troubles as me (and 2 other user from that thread on REAL amiga) - so I think it is worth mentioning about that program.
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Hi,
you could include some kind of ReadMe file saying that MMULib.lha from aminet may be required as well.
Please look at my thread http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=91558. There is a possible explanation to what's going on in the very last post.
Some people may encounter same troubles as me (and 2 other user from that thread on REAL amiga) - so I think it is worth mentioning about that program.
Thanks, will do!
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Old 03 September 2019, 18:48   #4
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Here is the first version of the automated install script for Blitz Basic 2.1. Currently, BB2.1 is hardcoded to install to the "Blitz2" folder of the system partition. Feedback on how to improve the script is appreciated!

EDIT: I removed this version of the script, I'm currently fixing/updating the Ultimate Blitz Basic 2.1 CD instead.

Readme:
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Blitz Basic 2.1 Ultimate Install v1.0
by MickGyver
-------------------------------------------------------------

This is an automated installation script for Blitz Basic 2.1.
It is based on the Ultimate Blitz Basic 2.1 CD and has some
other patches, updates and libraries applied.

Blitz Basic 2.1 will be installed to the "Blitz2" folder of
your system partition.

To install, just run the "Install_BB2.1" script from
Workbench and follow the instructions.

Included:
---------
* Blitz Support Suite.
* SuperTED v2.52 Update
* REDDebugger Update: The fixed update that does not use
  interrupt based timing in the main loop. This stops the
  debugger from slowing your computer down (WinUAE and
  Mediator/Voodoo3-NOINT can be affected like this).
* REDHelp fix: Fixes problems with the REDHelp scripts and
  guide files so that they execute correctly and actually
  work.
* RIARexx library update: Update for the RI ARexx library
  which comes with the BSS.
* GadTools updates (7th March 2002): Bugfixed and updated
  version of the GTLib for Blitz - shapes and visual prefs
  work well now.
* all.res: Contains both the real OS include structures
  (without the underscores) and the problem ones (with the
  underscore). Now you can use a single resident file to
  compile any previously written Blitz code.
* NewCommandSet including ASL and Window patches.
* AcidCD32 library.
* BlitzPhxPlayer by idrougge on EAB: What sets this library
  apart from other tracker players is that it works with all
  system versions (and not only 2.0+ like Ciatrackerlib) and
  that it supports simultaneous sound effects. The player
  automatically chooses the most suitable channel to override
  with sound effects, but you can also reserve certain
  channels for music only.
* Automation files to be used with my Notepad++ user defined
  language plus automated build process (optional).
  
Notes:
------
* If you experience weird graphical glitches with BB2.1, you
  might want to try and install
  http://aminet.net/util/libs/MMULib.lha

Last edited by MickGyver; 04 September 2019 at 23:36. Reason: Removed the script, trying something else...
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Old 04 September 2019, 17:41   #5
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Hey, thanks for doing this. I just tried the installer and noticed a few things you might want to address:

1) I don't believe it allowed the choice of install path. Looking at the script, I found it in SYS:blitz2 - not major but someone may like to install it elsewhere depending on disk space

2) After rebooting, there was an error that reqchange.library needed to be v 6 or higher. I'm testing this on AmiKit XE, and it's version is older so I had to download the latest from Aminet and install

3) On running TED, it couldnt' find a blitz2: assigned path, might want to set that up in the installer.

Thanks again!
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Hey, thanks for doing this. I just tried the installer and noticed a few things you might want to address:

1) I don't believe it allowed the choice of install path. Looking at the script, I found it in SYS:blitz2 - not major but someone may like to install it elsewhere depending on disk space

2) After rebooting, there was an error that reqchange.library needed to be v 6 or higher. I'm testing this on AmiKit XE, and it's version is older so I had to download the latest from Aminet and install

3) On running TED, it couldnt' find a blitz2: assigned path, might want to set that up in the installer.

Thanks again!
Thanks for the feedback! I might do this another way instead, I will look into modifying the Ultimate BB2.1 CD image directly (adding files and updating the fixed install script).
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I just tried it.
When I start Blitz I get error! unable to open window!
snoopdos says:
findport ted_rexx1 fail
opendev clipboard.device fail

hm.. I see I had ted 2.24 and with it it works. I see it tokenizing some commands I didn't have.

double hm... in os3.9 it works but in 3.1 and 3.1.4 it gives that error...

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I just tried it.
When I start Blitz I get error! unable to open window!
snoopdos says:
findport ted_rexx1 fail
opendev clipboard.device fail

hm.. I see I had ted 2.24 and with it it works. I see it tokenizing some commands I didn't have.

double hm... in os3.9 it works but in 3.1 and 3.1.4 it gives that error...
Yeah, forget about that first attempt of mine. Thanks for testing it though! I'm now editing the Blitz Ultimate CD installation scripts instead, almost done with a test version I think. I don't know, but for me, even with the fixed installer, the support suite would not install if I didn't install from "BlitzCD:", this will now be corrected.
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Old 05 September 2019, 12:54   #9
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I just uploaded the "Ultimate Blitz Basic 2.1+ CD". You can get it (and more info) in the original post. Please try it and let me know of bugs etc. Install everything! Cheers

P.S. @DamienD, can you please rename this thread to "Ultimate Blitz Basic 2.1+ CD"? Thanks!
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I uploaded a new version of the Ultimate Blitz Basic 2.1+ CD with the changes below. You can use the download link in the original post.

Code:
- Updated 'Installer' to version 43.3, this fixes installation in ClassicWB and possibly
  other configurations.
- No need to select source folder when starting the installation. 
- SYS: is now the default installation directory.
- File names converted from upper case to lower case.
- SuperTED installation of the Support Suite no longer asks for FD and Autodoc paths.
- Some useful library related tools added to the 'Blitz2/tools' folder.
- Some text (language) related fixes in the NewCommandSet installer.
- NewCommandSet installer no longer asks if it should rebuild deflibs, it just does.
- Moved cd32lib.obj and ptplayer.obj to extras/blitzlibs/otherlibs
- Removed bum9b/blitzlibs/otherlibs/xbonesciatrackerlib.obj (to avoid duplicated library).
- Removed extras/blitzlibs/otherlibs/xbonesciatrklib.obj (to avoid duplicated library).
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