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Old 21 February 2014, 10:30   #1
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BetterWB 3.3 21-FEB-2014

This is a new version of BetterWB workbench pack, that aims to be an enhancement, an updated extension to AmigaOS 3.1, without

all those hardware requirement typically associated with these kind of packs. It is indeed a better 3.1 than 3.1 itself!

BetterWB works on any Amiga. It installs on top of a clean AmigaOS 3.1 installation. It is distributed as a set of floppy images

and occupies about 10MB of harddrive space.

Changes since last version:

-Updated icon.library to version 46.4.332
-Added showboards command so that we can detect some ACA accelerators (WhichAmiga fails with some of them)
-Added PowerSnap commodity for enhanced clipboard functionality
-Redit 1.8 replaces the aging Ed and gives you much more functionality
-Added a new "IconSet" preferences app that lets you switch between different built-in icon types
-Plus Many more fixes and minor enhancements

You can download BetterWB from its homepage at:

http://lilliput.amiga-projects.net/BetterWB.htm
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Old 21 February 2014, 10:58   #2
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Nice one, is there an update patch one can use to update the last version without installing again?
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Nice one, is there an update patch one can use to update the last version without installing again?
Here you have

Open the attached zip file and either choose the adf or dms floppy image and use the supplied installer.
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That's awesome, thanks

I keep a stock version of all your setups that I use as a base for my own installs
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Thanks, Gulliver!
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Old 22 February 2014, 11:45   #6
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-Added showboards command so that we can detect some ACA accelerators (WhichAmiga fails with some of them)
WhichAmiga indeed fails with some (if not all - dunno) but at least in my case (ACA630) I found out that I can bypass the WhichAmiga freezing if I enable MMU!

I made the following script which I enable it whenever I want MMU on, or want to run WhichAmiga

Code:
echo Initializing MMU...
SYS:System/MuTools/MuLockLib >NIL:
wait 1
echo Setting compatibility with ACA accelerator...
SYS:System/MuTools/MuSetCacheMode Address=$b8f000 SIZE=4000 WRITETHROUGH VALID NOCACHE >NIL:
wait 1
echo ...............................
echo Done!
The compatibility line (MuSetCacheMode) is only needed for ACATune as without this line, ACATune will report the basic accelerator (like you didn't have one plugged).

Keep up the good work man
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Nice solution, but it won't work with ACA500/12xx combos. At least not if the 12xx is a unit without MMU.
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