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Software News   Software News : AmiKit has been released!
   posted by AmiKit on 26-Nov-2005 21:00:07 (4272 reads)
To be brief, AmiKit is all you need if you want to experience a high-end Classic Amiga system on your PC.
AmiKit turns the default AmigaOS installation into a completely renewed and fresh environment.
More than 20.000 files are included and pre-configured for immediate use!

AmiKit is available at http://amikit.amiga.sk


Exclusive features:

- Directory Opus Magellan II used a Workbench replacement!!!
- Special versions of AmiStart, GlobalTrash, ReqChange, ShowAmiga96 and FullPalette!

Major features:

- User-friendly interface that helps you to manage all your files in an easy way!
- Internet browsing, mailing, chatting and downloading using various programs like AWeb, IBrowse, YAM, SimpleMail, AmIRC, AmiTradeCenter, AmiGift...
- Reading PDF, M$Word, RTF and other document formats with the help of APDF, EvenMore, Antiword...
- Manage your time and account with the help of Daywatch and HomeBank.
- Music software, net streaming, MP3 creating and sample editing software like AmigaAMP, AmiNetRadio, EaglePlayer, SymphoniePlayer, LAME, TheMPegEncGUI, SampleEditor...
- Displaying (even in thumbnails) and editing pictures with the help of PicShow, Thumb, MysticView, FroggerNG, PerfectPaint... Or enjoy the fractal world through ZoneXplorer!
- Easy handling of archives. They are opened like every other drawer. Or some external programs could be used instead (VooDoo-X, MUIUnArc, XPKatana)...
- Massive FTP support through OpusFTP module. It has a full GUI for the Address Book and operational parameters.
- Software for burning and copying the CDs (MakeCD), for mounting virtual CDs (VirtualCD).
- You can make your AmiKit password protected. Just don't forget your password
- Pre-configured recognition and processing of many file formats (through the DOpus filetypes)...
- Various system tools like SysInspector, SnoopDos, Q-Device, ShowPatches...
- Antivirus software effectively checks the system files, memory and archives for viruses.
- Emulation software like ASp for retro ZX gaming...
- Great taskbar software: AmiStart (for those who do not like the taskbars on Amiga, simply remove AmiStart from WBStartup. Easy!)
- Most advanced Amiga "recycle bin" software: GlobalTrash.
- Visual enchancers and system enchancers like VisualPrefs, Birdie, TitleShadow, BoingBall, MagicMenu, MCP...
- Warp3D compatibility thanks to QuarkTex software...
- Yes, some games are included as well
...and much more!

AmiKit is available at http://amikit.amiga.sk
    

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FuZion 
Re: AmiKit has been released!
Posted on 26-Nov-2005 21:48:01
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Thanks for the hard work you're put in here.

FuZion.

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Re: AmiKit has been released!
Posted on 26-Nov-2005 22:03:39
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does it work on real amiga ?
I wonder because the extension of the file is .exe so probably another AIAB clone for WinUAE.
Why these guys think only in terms of winuae and not real amiga ? Is it that difficult to make a .zip archive instead of a M$ only .exe ??
Lio

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Re: AmiKit has been released!
Posted on 26-Nov-2005 22:30:32
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At last, the kitten for Amiga

But, yes, to second Lio's emotion, why .exe???

 
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Re: AmiKit has been released!
Posted on 27-Nov-2005 0:13:34
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Excuse my noobiness.

So this is sorta like a linux distro right....This can only be a good thing.
How does this compare to other distros out there?

When I bought Amiga Forever I have to say I was a little dissappointed with the default workbench and I really didn't feel like tweaking. And as it looked so disgusting I kind of lost interest. This really sounds like what I need. It all looks so modern.

The only problem is that I was going to start using a hardfile from here innoidea to learn Amiga programming, as was pasted in another thread about starting Amiga development.

Obviously I could just install the extra bits and pieces I need, but it would have been nice to include some sort of dev tools in the Amikit release too if only to inspire creativity.

Ummmm.... Limitation....No/low PNG support. How important is this?

Ok. Going back to my happy place now.
We have no weiners!!! Hmmmm. Old frozen weiners. Sniff...Smells alright.


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Re: AmiKit has been released!
Posted on 27-Nov-2005 0:24:53
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Looks great

Quote:
Why these guys think only in terms of winuae and not real amiga ?


Looking on the "Future" page it seems that they're already planning a version for actual Amigas. I guess that the majority of people with a fairly powerful classic Amiga have spent time installing the exact patches and software that they want, so a preconfigured environment with a lot of extras installed might not be so attractive to all of them...


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Re: AmiKit has been released!
Posted on 27-Nov-2005 0:25:29
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Absolutely stunning - tremendous work!

I almost feel like I should send a donation myself!

As for the .exe format of the archive, have you chaps tried exctracting the installer using XAD or something similar?

Cheers,
James

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Foody 
Re: AmiKit has been released!
Posted on 27-Nov-2005 1:34:37
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Would Amikit support people with A1200 with just AGA as their form of graphics output? I am also wondering, I own right now a 68030 @ 50 Mhz with 64 Mb of RAM is that enough to run all the stuff AmiKit provides?

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Re: AmiKit has been released!
Posted on 27-Nov-2005 3:40:19
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Quote:

So this is sorta like a linux distro right....This can only be a good thing.
How does this compare to other distros out there?


No.

This is a pre-configured setup for WinUAE. You run UAE along with this and it tweaks your vanilla hosted OS and installs all of the goodies listed. That's all. It isn't a separate OS or anything. Just a convenient configuration for UAE.


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Re: AmiKit has been released!
Posted on 27-Nov-2005 7:47:06
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Quote:
As for the .exe format of the archive, have you chaps tried exctracting the installer using XAD or something similar?

Of course i did:

1. UnArc tells me "Unknown Format"
2. XAD tells me "Unknown"
3. XFD tells me "Not Crunched/Linked"

It's one of those "hypermodern, hypernew" PeeCee-selfextractable s***,
so a for non-peecee users with E-UAE

 
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Re: AmiKit has been released!
Posted on 27-Nov-2005 11:42:19
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CabExtract OS4 and unshield OS4 doesnt work with this installer?

Last edited by Toaks on 27-Nov-2005 at 11:51 AM.
Last edited by Toaks on 27-Nov-2005 at 11:44 AM.


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Re: AmiKit has been released!
Posted on 27-Nov-2005 14:11:14
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I still don't know if they will support people with A1200 with just expansion boards but not towered amiga with video cards. Would they support peopele with AGA only as their form of graphics output?

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I still don't know if they will support people with A1200 with just expansion boards but not towered amiga with video cards. Would they support peopele with AGA only as their form of graphics output?

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Re: AmiKit has been released!
Posted on 27-Nov-2005 18:46:40
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AmiKit was not tested under E-UAE. I think it's not even worth of it because the emulation would be very slow without the JIT anyway...

With regards to compatibility with classic Amigas, check this out please:
http://amikit.amiga.sk/forum/index.php?action=vthread&forum=5&topic=6


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Foody 
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Posted on 27-Nov-2005 19:10:30
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Funny thing, that Anonymous fellow..is well..ME. I was about to check it as soon as finish reading this, but thanks for giving me a shortcut ;)

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Posted on 27-Nov-2005 19:11:38
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hehe, really? you're welcome :))


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Re: AmiKit has been released!
Posted on 28-Nov-2005 7:27:27
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Great work!!!
Please put this in zip file instead of exe.
(For real Amiga use)

Best regards.


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Re: AmiKit has been released!
Posted on 28-Nov-2005 20:19:32
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AmiKit looks fantastic! Almost enough to make me run out and buy an inexpensive Windows laptop just to have a portable Amiga once and for all, but not quite.

I already spent my computer dollars this year on an Apple iBook. Now, what are the chances of getting a version of Amikit that runs on MacOS X?

In the meantime, I eagerly await the Amithlon version, too.

Great work (and nice website). My wife, who hates Amigas and my affinity towards them, melted when she saw AmiKit's dedication.

TJH

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Posted on 28-Nov-2005 20:20:00
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AmiKit looks fantastic! Almost enough to make me run out and buy an inexpensive Windows laptop just to have a portable Amiga once and for all, but not quite.

I already spent my computer dollars this year on an Apple iBook. Now, what are the chances of getting a version of Amikit that runs on MacOS X?

In the meantime, I eagerly await the Amithlon version, too.

Great work (and nice website). My wife, who hates Amigas and my affinity towards them, melted when she saw AmiKit's dedication.

TJH

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Posted on 29-Nov-2005 15:45:50
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Got to say I'm very impressed with the look and feel of AmiKit!

I have been recently installing Amiga Forever 2005/WinUAE and my Windoze PC and Laptop and have spent the past week or so installing all my old Classic Amiga Software. I've got to say that AmiKit makes the Amiga Forever 2005 package look a litle dated. I will definately use this on my Laptop and have just made a donation to the author.

Thanks

TrevorDick

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Posted on 30-Nov-2005 10:56:32
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I am installing it on my PC now. Good work, and keep it up.


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