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Old 15 October 2018, 03:56   #781
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Hardware:
Amiga 1200
Blizzard 1260@50Mhz
226MB Fastram
Indivision AGA Mk2
Mediator with:
- Radeon 9250
- SB128
- FastEthernet
- USB Card

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Workbench 3.9 tweaked, and tweaked, and tweaked, and ...
- VisualPrefs
- Birdie
- ...
Gorgeous, if a little colourless... Makes me wonder how difficult it would be to make/port a generalised IM client or a Google Hangouts client for AmigaOS 3.

Sure, you can't browse the web on these things (realistically), but sat next to your main PC they make a great communications station.

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Old 17 October 2018, 02:02   #782
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A2000,
RGB through Indie ECS,
Magic WB
8 Colours
17" CRT
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Old 17 October 2018, 02:15   #783
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Want to share your beautiful visualprefs, icons ??
Sure, I'll try and put a list together at some point of what I use

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Gorgeous, if a little colourless... Makes me wonder how difficult it would be to make/port a generalised IM client or a Google Hangouts client for AmigaOS 3.

Sure, you can't browse the web on these things (realistically), but sat next to your main PC they make a great communications station.

John
Yeah, in the home office I use the 1200 for IRC and internet radio streaming
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Old 17 October 2018, 07:40   #784
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My Workbench on the Vampire V2 V600:
Still looks the same as when the screendump was made.



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Old 17 October 2018, 14:10   #785
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A2000,
RGB through Indie ECS,
Magic WB
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Would you share this beautiful background?
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Old 18 October 2018, 02:38   #786
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Would you share this beautiful background?
Happy to!

Will 'extract' it to my PC to share this evening...
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Old 18 October 2018, 15:24   #787
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iff attached. I had to zip it so the forum would accept the file.

BTW seb123 - it says you're in Sydney - there's a user group meeting this Sunday if that's your kind of thing: https://www.saug.org.au/
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Old 20 October 2018, 17:20   #788
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iff attached. I had to zip it so the forum would accept the file.

BTW seb123 - it says you're in Sydney - there's a user group meeting this Sunday if that's your kind of thing: https://www.saug.org.au/

Thanks a lot for the file, mate.
As for my address, I need to update that : I'm on the Gold Coast now... and currently traveling to Europe and to China for the next 6 weeks (right now in a hotel in HongKong, lol).
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Old 25 October 2018, 00:49   #789
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Hong Kong - enjoy the fishy smell!

(And pick us all up some cheap SD card adapters and 68882's while you're at it!)
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Old 03 November 2018, 16:38   #790
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Old 07 November 2018, 15:25   #791
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lol, sorry :-)
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Old 07 November 2018, 16:32   #792
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Mine hasn't changed in a decade:



16 colour A500 Workbench 3.1.
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Wow, superb. On an A500, really?
Beautiful.
What software is the skin of the player for?
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Old 07 November 2018, 18:17   #794
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You mean what player is it? It's AmigaAMP. The skin is "Expensive Hi-Fi".
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Old 08 November 2018, 00:04   #795
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16 colour A500 Workbench 3.1.
Nice Workbench. How do you get it looking like that? What IconSet is it? How do you get the black bar at the top? What other utilities do you have running there and what does Homer do???

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Old 08 November 2018, 01:33   #796
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and what does Homer do???
LOL, I was thinking the same thing
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Old 08 November 2018, 02:41   #797
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That's NewHomer by Emiliano Esposito. It opens a little window on Workbench with an animated Homer that randomly goes through a list of sound clips. His eyes follow the mouse pointer. Pressing "b" makes him burp and pressing "d" makes him "d'oh!". It's silly, but it's great. When you close the window, Homer says, "That's it, I'm outta here!"

The icons I mostly did myself. I'm using VisualPrefs, MagicMenu, Birdie, etc.. I just discovered that I forgot how to take a bloody screenshot - so here's another old one showing the palette, Tools menu icons and Homer in action:



I just noticed that these two screenshots I uploaded became slightly blurred when posted. I wonder why. The originals are crisp.
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In all it's glory... whilst trying to get my compact flash to work.

This screen always brings back a lot of pleasant memories. For me, this simple interface defines the Amiga. All the other 'updated' themes seem to remind me of Windows Desktop Themes lol.
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Old 08 November 2018, 14:00   #799
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In all it's glory... whilst trying to get my compact flash to work.

This screen always brings back a lot of pleasant memories. For me, this simple interface defines the Amiga. All the other 'updated' themes seem to remind me of Windows Desktop Themes lol.
I can understand that. However, I have no nostalgia for later versions of Workbench. Back in the day, I never made it past Workbench 1.3. But even then, I customized. Here's basically how my Workbench looked in 1990 (4 "modern" icons in there from 2002):



(Screenshot made about 12 years ago using WinUAE because Amiga screenshot program couldn't capture the copper background.)
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