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Old 20 May 2015, 10:28   #1
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Hannibal's WinUAE Demo Toolchain 5

As this might be of interest for Amiga developers I'll post this here. Text is copied directly from Hannibal's message at pouet.net.

WinUAE Demo Toolchain 5 by Lemon.
It's been 3 years, and the toolchain has grown a lot. There's a lot of useful things - it's basically a full dump of my development folder. I've tried to set it up so it is useful for coders, artists and musicians. It's also useful if you just run demos with WinUAE.

Some of the key features are
* new windows-based image-to-raw converter with a billion features (images, sprites, attached sprites, bobs, animations, halfbrite, copperbars, fonts (monospace and proportional), including samples. Also spits out "preview" images to quickly review that image has been converted properly. Includes batch functionality
* one-click build-and-run single-file demo example (based on Blueberry's startup code) - with multiple music players and showing various bits of sample art, to test the converter
* one-click build-and-run bootblock example (based on Blueberry's bootblock sample) - includes compression
* 68k assembler syntax highlighting in Visual Studio 2013
* 68k assembler code prettifier
* tool to write sectors to adf-files, including bootblocks (and bootblock checksum calculation)
* bat-files to launch WinUAE with a lot of different music editors (ProTracker, OctaMED, Future Composer, and AHX), music player (DeliTracer) and titanics cruncher.
* bat-files to launch windows-based tools for sine creator, the Grafx2 graphics editor, and converting wav-files to iff
* bat-file to convert mod-files to p61
* bat-files to launch WinUAE with single-file executables or adf-files for a500/a500plus/a1200/a4000 - perfect for demo viewing
* one single shared harddrive setup (dh0 for tools/temp files and dh1 for assets)

While you can build and run the two examples without any kickstarts, you still need all kickstart roms and the Workbench 1.3 disk to get the full benefits.

Post bugs and errors here or on this thread on ADA. Check out the readme first, though.



A snippet from the official readme file:

WINUAE Demo Toolchain 5

Put together by Hannibal/Lemon.

A single setup that has EVERYTHING you need for WinUAE development. A Full toolchain for pixeling, tracking and coding. Just add creativity and hard work.
Running examples for bootblocks and single-file demos, with ship-quality system-friendly startup code that works with all Amiga platforms.
Everything should be freeware or redistributable shareware.
10 seconds to build and launch in the emulator

When I started getting back into amiga programming, there was no complete package and just lots of loose bits there are. I wanted to set it up once and for all, and share it out. So here it is - a one-stop shop for amiga demo making (and game making, for that matter).
I also know from my professional life that a lot of people are too lazy to set up good workflows for themselves - in many cases because they have never seen how easy and fast it can be. I knew I could do a one-click, 10-second build and run solution.
I was originally planning to make a giant surprise return demo, which is why I made the previous releases under the name XXXXX. However after years of life getting in the way, I realize that I just don't have the free time to make a demo to live up to my ambitions. Instead, I've been having fun tweaking this setup, so it's time to share it out.
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Linquist is not working for me using Visual Studio 2015 community edition.
23/07/2015 21:12:35 - Microsoft VSIX Installer
23/07/2015 21:12:35 - -------------------------------------------
23/07/2015 21:12:35 - Initializing Install...
23/07/2015 21:12:35 - Extension Details...
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23/07/2015 21:12:35 - Name : Linguist
23/07/2015 21:12:35 - Author : Jesse Jones
23/07/2015 21:12:35 - Version : 0.3
23/07/2015 21:12:35 - Description : Adds customizable syntax highlighting.
23/07/2015 21:12:35 - Locale : en-US
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23/07/2015 21:12:35 - Searching for applicable products...
23/07/2015 21:12:35 - Found installed product - Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2015
23/07/2015 21:12:35 - Found installed product - Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Shell (Integrated)
23/07/2015 21:12:35 - Found installed product - Global Location
23/07/2015 21:12:35 - VSIXInstaller.NoApplicableSKUsException: This extension is not installable on any currently installed products.
at VSIXInstaller.App.InitializeInstall(Boolean isRepairSupported)
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