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Old 26 March 2003, 06:02   #1
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Essential "must-have" Amiga programs.

I know know there are some people who are perfectly content with the default Workbench setup, and then there are those who want to load it up with everything they can.

My question is, what are those additional programs (or even commands) for Workbench that you simply must have, and what do they do?
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Old 26 March 2003, 07:36   #2
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SnoopDOS - for monitoring the Amiga
DOpus 4 - file management (natch!)
WHDLoad - for running games from hard disk
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Old 26 March 2003, 07:56   #3
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Cygnus Ed - The best text editor
Resource - Disassembling software
ToolsDaemon - Add all your commonly used stuffto the menus
Zap - Great hex editor
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Old 26 March 2003, 09:59   #4
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Well, it's not actually a program but MUI is essential.

DelitrackerII is a must to listen to any music file available out there. Just make sure you download all available plugins from Aminet...
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Old 26 March 2003, 11:15   #5
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To deal with most amiga archived files:

LHA
LZX
DMS

All commands which go in C directory.
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Old 26 March 2003, 12:47   #6
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Just a few I regularly use

Dopus 5.82
Snoopdos
MiamiDX/IBrowse/YAM/Jabberwocky
Eagleplayer (but don't try to register it, I sent off the cash twice and never got a keyfile, using pir8 one now)
MakeCD
Cybershow/Photoalbum
AdPro
SNDmon (P4 users)
AmiBlitz
Protext 6
Pagestream 4 or 2.2 if your systems limited
SoundFX
AmigaAMP
Scout
XPK
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Old 26 March 2003, 15:16   #7
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MagicMenu.

I cannot live without MagicMenu
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Old 26 March 2003, 17:59   #8
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yes magicmenu LHA LZX DMS
virusz
directory opus
and D-copy has also been a good tool through all my amiga days
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Old 26 March 2003, 18:28   #9
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MCP - The ultimate patcher
DOpus4.xx
Lha/Lzx/Dms/XFD
CygnusED
Blitz/Amiblitz
SasC
Zap!
Toolsdaemon
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I would have to choose:

Magic Menu
Directory Opus
LHA
LZX
DMS

I would view these as ESSENTIAL

Other things I have found Useful are tools like:

Xcopy
Dcopy
Relokick
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Old 27 March 2003, 16:23   #11
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now i never did take a good look at x-copy
is there much difference between x-copy and d-copy ?
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Old 27 March 2003, 16:29   #12
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now i never did take a good look at x-copy
is there much difference between x-copy and d-copy ?
I don't know the exact differences...
Cosmetically: D-Copy looked alot nicer. It was all gold
Price: D-Copy is on Aminet if I recall. X-Copy wasn't free
Copying: I found D-Copy to copy just as well as X-Copy
 
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I found this link with Screenshots and some info on Various versions of X-Copy hope it helps:

http://borrowedtime.emuunlim.com/his...ers/X-Copy.htm
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Old 27 March 2003, 17:36   #14
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Benchtrash
Blacks Editor (BED)
Classaction
Delitracker
Deluxe Paint 4
Drawersize/Filesize (both sit in end WB menu under ResetWB)
Filemaster
Iconcopy
LHA/ZIP command line
MUI
MultiCX
Tinymeter
WHDLoad
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Im not using XCopy anymore. Last time I tried it, it freezed up me machine, had to reset. And that produced a checksum error in the HD
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Old 27 March 2003, 19:05   #16
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if i check my startup-sequence i see few necessary tools
- Blizkick (to relocate kickstart and more)
- Val (speed up to validated partitions when needed)
- BlazeWCP (Chunky2Planar speedup patch)
- CMQ030 (Copy Mem Quick)
- EnvHandler (to safe memory usage and fragmentation)
- FBlit (speedup some gfx operation)
and Scalos (workbench remplacement)

others tools :
- MiraWizArc and Voodoo-X (for packing/unpacking)
- Visage, Frogger and Moovid (gfx/anim viewer)

for WWW except already said : amFTP or ATC, rc-ftpd, DCTelnet, SimpleMail
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Old 27 March 2003, 21:31   #17
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On top of the cool progs already mentioned, I would add:

- DiskSafe (Prevents disks from becoming non-validated by accidential resets)
- BootManager (Select from multiple startup-sequences with key or mouse button press)
- Fat95 (Mount and use Windows filesystem volumes as if they were Amiga volumes)
- RndWbPix (Neat little WB background/window picture randomiser)
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Old 28 March 2003, 02:18   #18
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thanks you both
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Old 29 March 2003, 04:45   #19
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Im not using XCopy anymore. Last time I tried it, it freezed up me machine, had to reset. And that produced a checksum error in the HD
You may have used one of the virus infected copies. Several of them are in TOSEC, even. I can let you know which versions if you need to know.
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Great thread this guys
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