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TroyWilkins 24 November 2019 05:06

Thank you for this, very interesting.

I'm one of those that never got into using DOpus 5 onwards. I can certainly understand the advantages of the multi-window style, but for me, the simple source and destination, along with the descriptive button bank were easier to use. I've tried to use DOpus 5 onwards, but I have no idea what the buttons do, and so go back to the more simple DOpus 4 for file management. Maybe one day I'll get my head around the later versions, and I can understand the appeal, but perhaps it's just not for me.

Etze 24 November 2019 15:32

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Looking at that history, I really love the look of DOpus 2. I never used DOpus, as it was just too colorful for me. Only Magellan was nice with MWb-Icons.

Is it possible to configure DOpus 4 to look like this screenshot? Then I might use it ;).

BippyM 24 November 2019 17:12

Yes dopus4 can be configured to look like that!

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Originally Posted by Etze (Post 1361073)
Looking at that history, I really love the look of DOpus 2. I never used DOpus, as it was just too colorful for me. Only Magellan was nice with MWb-Icons.

Is it possible to configure DOpus 4 to look like this screenshot? Then I might use it ;).


daxb 24 November 2019 17:18

You can load a DOpus4 config file with DOpus5. So it looks and behaves the same or very similar.

Etze 24 November 2019 19:08

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Originally Posted by BippyM (Post 1361093)
Yes dopus4 can be configured to look like that!

ok, so I will have a look. Thanks!

BippyM 24 November 2019 20:12

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Originally Posted by Etze (Post 1361113)
ok, so I will have a look. Thanks!

If i get time I'll put a video together showing how to configure dopus 4.

lucadip 25 November 2019 14:14

Don't shoot me for that, but I always preferred DiskMaster 2 for the amiga! :-)

Revenile 02 December 2019 08:35

Ah DOpus... I learned how to use that, mainly to get some games working, and it was required to get out format switching program to function (to switch from 60hz display to 50 to play PAL games). I haven't gotten it on Windows yet but the possibility exists. It's also neat that a licensed version of 5.5 comes with Amiga Forever for users in a workbench environment can use.

tero 02 December 2019 19:44

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Originally Posted by Revenile (Post 1362638)
It's also neat that a licensed version of 5.5 comes with Amiga Forever for users in a workbench environment can use.

No need for a licence as Dopus 5 is open source since 2014 or so.


https://sourceforge.net/projects/dopus5allamigas/files/

Revenile 03 December 2019 13:17

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Originally Posted by tero (Post 1362725)
No need for a licence as Dopus 5 is open source since 2014 or so.


https://sourceforge.net/projects/dopus5allamigas/files/

Ah nice. Wasn't aware of that. Just was going by what the welcome screen says on the AF version. The more one learns. :)

AMIGASYSTEM 03 December 2019 19:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by Etze (Post 1361073)
Looking at that history, I really love the look of DOpus 2. I never used DOpus, as it was just too colorful for me. Only Magellan was nice with MWb-Icons.

Is it possible to configure DOpus 4 to look like this screenshot? Then I might use it ;).


You can configure both Dopus4 and Dopu5 as you like, see screenshots ;)

Etze 04 December 2019 09:26

Thanks. I don't like the Multi-Window-approach in later incarnations of DOpus. But in the meantime I found out that it's VERY easy to configure the looks of DOpus 4. :xmas

Gardhul 21 January 2020 10:33

DOpus, so many memories: using on Win10 but on the Amiga was another story

Unkown 01 February 2020 17:48

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Originally Posted by Gardhul (Post 1373200)
DOpus, so many memories: using on Win10 but on the Amiga was another story


Absolutely Agree 110% I also use it on the PC, ONLY wish i have is if we could have a skin make to have the look and feel of the "Amiga Dopus" That would make the PC copy even better than it is today. :p

Wavemaker 02 April 2020 19:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by Etze (Post 1361073)
Looking at that history, I really love the look of DOpus 2. I never used DOpus, as it was just too colorful for me. Only Magellan was nice with MWb-Icons.

Is it possible to configure DOpus 4 to look like this screenshot? Then I might use it ;).

This screen brought back so many memories :) this was the version for Workbench 1.x and like a lot of 1.x software it has a custom UI as opposed to the later Intuition one. And yeah you can change the colors as you like but it's not going to look 100% the same if you're not on 1.x

pipper 03 April 2020 00:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by tero (Post 1362725)
No need for a licence as Dopus 5 is open source since 2014 or so.


https://sourceforge.net/projects/dopus5allamigas/files/


If anyone is interested, some time ago I converted the SourceForge project into GitHub and made it compile with Bebbo’s GCC cross compilation toolchain:

https://github.com/mheyer32/dopus5allamigas

Happy compiling & contributing :-)

cugar124 11 April 2020 09:49

The new version for pc is perfect and it even likes amiga explorer as well. I paid for pro version and love it amiga version on all my systems

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kaffie 11 April 2020 11:29

Loved Dual listers and hated the multiple windows approach on the Amiga on the later version. One window open, dual pane, and everything self contained.

Still use it on Windows today.

cugar124 01 August 2020 08:42

using Opus
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hewitson (Post 1351739)
Never understood why people used this on the Amiga. Even more difficult to understand why you'd want it in Windows.




the Windows version is feature rich and it just works. I use it to talk to my A4000 and also my Mister using the FTP also it allows multi screens to see different locations at the same time. I started back with Opus when Humble Bundle offered it then bought the full top end lience last year to keep the guys working. It is as it was for the Amiga which I use on too, a real great tool.

ancalimon 04 August 2020 23:29

Just upgraded to pro version. Suddenly my pc is easier to use when switching from my Amiga next to it


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