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Old 19 September 2007, 08:35   #21
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Old 19 September 2007, 10:37   #22
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I use MagicMenu, and MCP just for the solid window moving/resizing.

That's about it, really!
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Old 30 September 2007, 20:58   #23
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ahhh bugger.... need to add reqtools... rtgmaster / ahi etc

birdie was a bunch of b*llocks and was about as stable as a schizophrenic without lithium! *ahem*

on the subject of sucking donkey wot-nots MUI... fugly waste of time... but people loved it.... bah! say's zetty!
Lithium is for Bipolar disorder, nothing to do with schizophrenia.


sorry, carry on!

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Old 30 September 2007, 20:59   #24
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Old 30 September 2007, 21:17   #25
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Magicmenu
MCP with as few features + patches turned on as possible.

Can't live without those. Everything else is just eye candy.
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Old 01 October 2007, 04:33   #26
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MCP contains all the same functionality as win2front.. ;-)
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Old 01 October 2007, 14:51   #28
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Lithium is for Bipolar disorder, nothing to do with schizophrenia.


sorry, carry on!

And theres me thinking it was used non-exclusively for serious psycological disorders resultant of manic episodes.

Although litium carbonate is prescribed (between 600 - 900mg) per day for most patients suffering from manic episodes brought on by a bipolar disorder, this is not an exclusive drug.

The theory of the drug (wich one could argue LSD being a derivative) is that by changing the chemical soup the brain bathes in, it increases nuron activity across the whole brain, obviously Lithium treatments are closely monitored as the body does build up an imunity, dependancy as well as a toxiciy to it.

Most of the time Lithium Carbonate is used with other anti-depresenents and treatments. the sad fact is that for 70% of the people that are prescribed Litium will have to take it indefinately.

(at least they stoped the electro-shock therapy!.... in some countrys)

There was some interesting studdies done by Patworth hospital (during WW2) and the US miliitary during the Koeran war, although not all the facts would be known, thier reseach suggests that Litium intake over prelonged periods promotes depression and lower response times (this i rmember seeing on TV documentary )

I love the internet... you can find almost anything there now all we need to know is (a) how did robo know about the bipoolar explcit condition, and (b) whom do with think lithium should be prescribed to...

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Now at the risk of th mods removing this post i best mention a few other WB hacks that I use.

there is also
  • Fblit - already mentioned
  • FMQuad / FMQuadNTSC
  • Kill it / Run it
  • WHDLoad (obviousy)
  • Power Tools
  • Class Act (is this really a hack ?)
  • New Icons (wich since OS3.5 i dont use)

I am sure theres more
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Old 01 October 2007, 14:54   #29
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How the heck did you count WHDLoad as a Workbench hack?
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Old 01 October 2007, 19:22   #30
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on OS3.9 I use :

MCP the great tool
autoupdateWB
MagicMenu
PowerSNAP
Freewheel
MuiWheel
Powericons
Rawinfo
Dremind : to remind some birthdays and dates with hot girls (I have to much dates with hot girls and hot models)
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Old 27 November 2014, 10:56   #31
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Don't forget PatchControl to keep all those patches under control.

StrigReq is a useful patch to get a file requester for some old progs or even WB execute prompt (obviously a lot of other things fix this inconvenience in WB).

What about debugging tools like CyberGuard, SegTracker, Sashimi.
Help you find things you never new and why they misbehave.

WBStartup++ is not a hack as such, but helps keep the WBStratup folder tidy and select tools you need to run on startup or disable temporary.

AsyncWB maked WB multithreaded.

FullPalette - was it mentioned ? Essential for pallet tuning.

CMQ - the speedup patch for mem copy routines

MouseMeter - measure your travelling distances
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Old 27 November 2014, 10:59   #32
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Old 27 November 2014, 17:03   #33
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Nice 7 years old threat.

Beside PatchControl is SaferPatches. Debug tools are always nice to have but not all are hacks IMHO.

Stuff I use under OS3.1 A1200 040 AGA:

MMULib Tools (only few hacks)
romfixes2
SegTracker
SaferPatches
StackAttack2
FastIEEE
envhandler (wouldn`t call it a hack)
LoadMonDrvs (wouldn`t call it a hack)
FBlit
SystemPatch
MCP
VisualPrefs
FastIPrefs
FPPrefs (FullPalette) maybe no hack
xfdPatch
MagicMenu
DRemind is no hack
HRTmon (do you would call it a hack?)

Yes, my system runs stable and fast because of some hacks. It takes some time to behave it so but it is worth.
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Old 27 November 2014, 22:32   #34
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I use MagicMenu, and one that puts icons on the title bar of directory windows allowing you to "show all files" or view names rather than icons, but i can't remember what it's called.

Also Walking Man is quite funny! But absolutely no use, of course.
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Old 27 November 2014, 23:18   #35
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Just for fun and no real use at all:

Watcher
Watcha (not the same as the previous one)
Bubbles
Stars
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Old 28 November 2014, 00:01   #36
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The new layers.library and MCPs solid window move/scale patch.
Superfast with 20 or more overlapping windows on RTG.
With the original Commo lib it was crawling even in WinUAE.
MCP itself... well you can hate it or love it but there is not much in between imho.

And I couldn't live without Freewheel and MagicMenu anymore.

AfA OS(only in emu) just for a more modern look. It has some flaws when used with Scalos but I like it much more than the Birdie/VP combo on my real 1200.
It's a real bummer that it needs at least a 16bit screen to work and a fast CPU, of course.
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Old 28 November 2014, 00:11   #37
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Commodities --- Hardly Hacks:

MagicMenu
MultiCX (NoClick/AssignWedge/ScreenBlanker/BarStats Etc...)
and IFX (sounds on Disk In/Out and Screen Resize etc...)

and IDer with SID.
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Old 28 November 2014, 00:50   #38
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My favourite patches/hacky programs:

GigaMem 3.12 - Virtual memory on Amiga. Requires 68040 or better and an MMU
MCP 1.48 - The Master of patches
TLSFMem 1.6 - A better memory allocator for AmigaOS. Makes your system faster.
MagicMenu 2.35 - Nothing beats having your workbench menus anywhere. Transparency is also cool.
Oxyron patcher 3.14 - Patches some FPU instructions and speeds them up. Requires 68040 or better with an FPU.
DynamiCache 1.03 - Configurable drive cache for speedups.

Note: SaferPatches garbles some MovieShop gadgets. So I dont use it.
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Old 28 November 2014, 13:31   #39
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Note: SaferPatches garbles some MovieShop gadgets. So I dont use it.
Strange that SaferPatches effects on GUI stuff. Do you get the same problems with equivalent PatchControl? However, I would recommend to track down the causer. You might write a bugreport to THOR. He is willing to fix problems.
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Toolsdaemon
Magicmenu
MCP with as few features + patches turned on as possible.

Can't live without those. Everything else is just eye candy.
I have since changed my opinion and given up on MCP. Too buggy. MultiCX has taken its place and my machine's stability increased a lot.

In addition to those, off the top of my head:
stackattack
fblit
ftext
blazewcp
sysihack for the 3d gadgets (yes, eye candy)
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