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fishy_fis 
Enhancing Workbench 1.x
Posted on 18-May-2017 14:10:21
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I'm sure I'm not the 1st person to do this, but just for fun I've decided to put together a patched/enhanced/etc Workbench 1.3 setup, the overall goal being to see just how usable and attractive such a system can be, along with what software it can run.

If anyone has any WB1.x OS enhancement or patch suggestions I'd love to hear about them.

Thanks in advance.

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drHirudo 
Re: Enhancing Workbench 1.x
Posted on 18-May-2017 15:21:56
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Re: Enhancing Workbench 1.x
Posted on 18-May-2017 15:23:25
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@fishy_fis

My brother's first Amiga was an A2000HD, which came with the Commodore AmigaDOS 1.3 Enhancer software. As I remember, it included things such as being able to boot from the hard drive (scsi device maybe?), and high resolution options (640x400 NTSC or 640x512 PAL). So, I would suggest you look for the official 1.3 Enhancer software first. Then look on Aminet for 1.3 era workbench enhancements (icons, devices, etc.).

Edit: after some research, the Enhancer Software was basically a 1.3 upgrade for A500/2000s that had originally shipped with 1.2 or earlier.

Edit 2: A few enhancements from Aminet...
ASDG Recoverable RAM disk for 1.3
System Monitor for 1.3
Directory Utility
Commodities/Exchange for 1.3
Lock screen with password for 1.3
GURU meditation eliminator
Workbench replacement
Clipboard
Creates shadows under 1.3... no compositing necessary

Last edited by PhantomInterrogative on 18-May-2017 at 03:47 PM.
Last edited by PhantomInterrogative on 18-May-2017 at 03:27 PM.

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Re: Enhancing Workbench 1.x
Posted on 18-May-2017 20:32:56
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resle 
Re: Enhancing Workbench 1.x
Posted on 18-May-2017 22:28:46
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@fishy_fis

I had a go at it when I made that stripped down Windows machine that booted straight into an emulated Amiga 500.

I only remember this part (installing workbench 1.3 to hdd)
http://guide.abime.net/wb1.3/chap1.htm

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Aslak3 
Re: Enhancing Workbench 1.x
Posted on 19-May-2017 18:22:09
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My first Amiga was a 500 bought at the tail of 1989. We didn't have money for a HDD upgrade. Before I upgraded to a 1200 in 1993 or so, I found the most "productive" workbench environment was made using a RAD: drive, the 500 being upgraded with a 512KB expansion. This worked well, though of course every file on the RAD: was scrutinized to ensure it was essential, and every program was PowerPacked. Probably I'd have had a better experience with a second floppy drive, but the RAD: was at least fast. I wish I had image of the disk I used to prepare the machine each time I turned it on. :(

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