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Old 23 March 2003, 21:55   #1
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AmigaOS 3.9 problems...

Has anyone else had problems with OS3.9 compatibility? I've noticed one problem after the next, and it almost makes me wonder if the upgrade over 3.1 is really worth it.

For one, I can't seem to get hardly any WHDLoad games to work. Most of them will just crap out, and the ones that did work on OS 3.1, don't work in 3.9 (and occasionally after they quit to workbench, the harddrive will spin madly; I guess it's revalidating something?). Also, everytime I reboot (ctrl+Amiga+Amiga) the power light will flash and give me a GURU error, which I have to click the mouse in order for it to boot (another reboot during this screen makes it crash again). It seems like most of these problems happen after installing Boing Bag 2. After installing Boing Bag 2, I had to rename Amiga ROM Update (even the original, which worked BEFORE BB2). I would be insterested to know if the ROM update from BB2 works on any Amigas AT ALL. If I boot from floppy, I never get guru errors.

A4000D (in a modified AT tower)
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I have used 3.9 since it first came out on my A4000D/060 without any of the problems you mention except WHDLoad, the latest one fails, I'm using 'WHDLoad 14.5 [build 3173] (23/09/2001)' which works with most games, make sure you have 'kick34005.a500' and 'Kick40068.A1200' in devs:kickstarts along with the rtb files...

as for the harddrive spinning madly, it's not revalidating as SFS doesn't need to

Best thing to check for is any patches you have running in your startups, alot of the older ones are not longer needed with 3.9 and can cause problems...
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Well, I think I've figured out the cause for crashing, and it's WHDLoad.

The best example I can think of is Chaos Engine ECS (which worked with OS3.1). I try to load it, and it'll bug out with an error #8000000008. After I reboot, something must stay in memory, cause the computer will continue to crash until I power the machine off for about 10 seconds.

Is there a way to reboot that cleans the memory but doesn't require a power off?
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It's called a cold reboot or something like that. Most virus killers do it, otherwise, you can do it resetting twice in a sequence, but I never got to do it with OS3.0+ (in OS2.0, you have to reset, and reset again when teh screen makes its first change to grey)
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ColdReboot is a system library command:

NAME
ColdReboot - reboot the Amiga (V36)

SYNOPSIS
ColdReboot()

void ColdReboot(void);

FUNCTION
Reboot the machine. All external memory and periperals will be RESET, and the machine will start its power up diagnostics.

This function never returns.

INPUT
A chaotic pile of disoriented bits.

RESULTS
An altogether totally integrated living system.

Here's a program I wrote in 10 seconds to cold reboot your system, it's untested and cli only but only 420 bytes

Edit: ok, it's been tested and works fine.
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