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Old 19 November 2009, 04:52   #1
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Thumbs down Problem in Workbench 3.1

Hi everybody,

I just discovered the world of Amiga, so I'm a total newbie, but I'm quite knowledgeable in the Windows world. For a start I followed "The Green Amiga Alien guide" on how to setup basically WinUAE and install Workbench 3.1. My installation seem to work fine but there is a big problem not mentioned anywhere I read . When I load a ADF floppy image (for example "Ishar 2 - Messengers of Doom (1993)(Silmarils)(Fr)[cr SKR](Disk 1 of 3).zip") the floppy icon appear and I can read the volume title of the disk, when I click on the icon a box appear and the bar on the top read "Empty, 96% full, 37k free, 800k in use". The trouble is that I don't see any icons in the box... That happen in 75% of the floppy images I load... Does anybody have an idea about what the problem might be?

Thanks !

Old 19 November 2009, 05:38   #2
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Maybe there are simply no icons (*.info files) and u r supposed to boot from this floppy to run the game.

Not many games run from Workbench.

But if u wanna see all files on the disk just make the disk window active (click on it) and choose Window --> Show --> All files from the pull down menu.

P.S.: If u wanna see a detailed list of all files then choose Window --> View by --> Name / Date / Size / Type from the pull down menu.
And with Window --> Snapshot --> Window u can save the window preferences.
And with Window --> Snapshot --> All u can even save the position of all icons in this window.

But it would be better to use a file manager like Directory Opus then.

Ciao, Rick ...

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Thanks a lot, now there's files on my floppies. I didn't knew Workbench wasn't mandatory, I tought it was like Windows and you needed it to use programs...

Thanks for the help!
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