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Old 25 April 2007, 14:53   #1
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Question Am I the only one who doesn't like AmiKit that much?

Whenever I've tried it, I always find a few things wrong with it:


1) The use of a PC directory filesystem (I tend to believe an HDF is neater and tidier!).

2) It always takes absolutely ages to finish starting up compared to other WB packages.

3) It keeps popping up that annoying Directory Opus nag window everytime you start up, interrupting the aforementioned long boot process in the, erm, process. I don't care for the app yet I'm being asked to register anyway.

4) The whole setup window-wise just seems very confusing, and nothing like the sort of WB setups I'm used to. Where's the archiving program for instance? Why list files in detail columns?

5) It can't even keep your MakeCD registration details forever. Everytime you start the app up you're asked to input your reg info again, even though you did just that several seconds prior. It even states in the readme that there's trouble in storing the info permanently........ if PC directories are used, rather than HDFs.


Granted, eye-candy wise it looks well glamorous, but useability-wise it's about as enjoyable as man's own sliced sausage*.


* Obscure reference that only those who've been reading BBC news around yesterday will get.

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Old 25 April 2007, 14:59   #2
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I don't like it either, so you are not alone lol
it just does not feel amiga....
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Old 25 April 2007, 15:08   #3
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it lacks what I enjoy about my Amiga, that feeling you get when you can say I built that....
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Old 25 April 2007, 15:19   #4
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Old 25 April 2007, 15:32   #5
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I used it for a while but didnt like it in the end. Amigasys3 with OS3.9 installed together is very nice though, not exactly the same feel as WB3.1 but hey its still a nice OS to use and its super quick to load and do stuff. Plus no nag screens halfway through loading
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Old 25 April 2007, 15:49   #6
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What version of DOpus does it use then?

Why not use the same DOpus as ClassicWB (with no nag)

I've never used AmiKit but it seems a bit strange.

I personally use PC directories, if I do use an hdf I usually have a second hdd setup as a PC dir so I can easily transfer files between the PC side and WinUAE.
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Old 25 April 2007, 15:53   #7
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Deactivate Dopus Magellan in the s-s, pretty easy.

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Anyway, if you really want to use Wokbench instead of DirOpus Magellan, here's quick guide how to do that:
  • Click the boingball located at taskbar -> Tools -> System -> Startup-Sequence. At the bottom of the text, there are two commands:

    ;LoadWB
    LoadDB
  • Put a semicolon in front of the LoadDB command and remove it from the LoadWB command so the lines will look like this:

    LoadWB
    ;LoadDB

http://www.amikit.amiga.sk/tips-tricks.htm
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Old 25 April 2007, 15:58   #8
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Ah it's Magellan. That'll be why
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Old 25 April 2007, 16:00   #9
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Yep, works as an WB replacement. Without it feels much more like a classic amiga.

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Old 25 April 2007, 16:18   #10
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Yeah I own the original DOpus Magellan 2, never really put it to any use though!
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Old 25 April 2007, 16:34   #11
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No, you're not the only one. It's by far the worst and most annoying of the preinstalled WB setups I've tried.
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Old 25 April 2007, 16:39   #12
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AmiWhat??

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Old 25 April 2007, 16:43   #13
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AmiKit is the WinXP of the wb setups. = bloated
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you should say Vista. XP is the best of M$hits OS'
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WinME anyone??
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Old 25 April 2007, 17:03   #16
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Not a fan of AmiKit, there's just something about the feel of it I don't like.
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Old 25 April 2007, 19:36   #17
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shut up you faggot.
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WinME 1999 was the first Windows version I ever used.... It never crashed on me, I was amazed to read in the forums about it being a buggy piece of Sh*t!
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WinME 1999 was the first Windows version I ever used.... It never crashed on me, I was amazed to read in the forums about it being a buggy piece of Sh*t!

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f*ck first blood to Fred the F*ck!!
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