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Software News   Software News : AmiKit 1.3.2 Speed-Up Update
   posted by AmiKit on 20-Mar-2007 19:52:10 (3539 reads)
This update speeds up the AmiKit's performance. The icon loading might be up to 3 times faster and the system should be more responsive in general. The update is delivered to you automatically thanks to the Live Update feature.



AmiKit 1.3.2 LIVE update (19-Mar-2007):
- UPDATED: AfA_OS - faster icon_lib.exe
- UPDATED: LimpidClock (decreased program's priority to speed up the system)
- UPDATED: Meridian 2.23 (1-Mar-2007)
- UPDATED: microgolded 8 SP 8
- UPDATED: MMKeyboard 3.24 (1-Mar-2007)
- UPDATED: playOGG 6.4d

AmiKit 1.3.1 LIVE update (12-Mar-2007):
- ADDED: MakeCD free license key! ("AmiKit:Utilities/MakeCD/Free License Key")
- ADDED: New dual PNG icons by Ken Lester (AmiKit:Prefs/ and others) [example]
- UPDATED: AfA_OS 3.95
- UPDATED: akPNG DataType 45.58
- UPDATED: akSVG DataType 45.58
- UPDATED: CD mountlists (decreased the MaxTransfer value)
- UPDATED: FryingPan 1.2.2
- UPDATED: HivelyTracker 1.3
- UPDATED: MCC_BetterString 11.9
- UPDATED: MCC_TheBar 21.3
- UPDATED: MUIbase 2.2
- UPDATED: playOGG 6.4
- UPDATED: VICE 1.21
- FIXED: Now holding down a Shift key during boot process loads Workbench instead of Magellan.


For more information and free download please visit AmiKit Website.
Questions, bugreports and new ideas are welcome at Support Forum.
    

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Re: AmiKit 1.3.2 Speed-Up Update
Posted on 20-Mar-2007 20:53:18
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If i didnt have A1/OS4 i would for sure use PC/Winuae with amikit ;)

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Am I confused? I thought AmiKit was a stand alone product.

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@Moxee,

I think he means that AmiKit (WinUAE emulation running under Windows) is so good he would use it as his primary "Amiga" if he did not already use OS4.0.

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@TrevorDick

I am not a user of emulation. Are you saying that AmiKit is another name for WinUAE? Or that AmiKit needs WinUAE? I thought they were two different emulators, but I have no idea.

I use OS4 on my AmigaOne also.

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@Moxee

Amikit is basically a collection of programs, system enhancers, tools etc. that you can use to beef up a standard AmigaOS 3.9 install for use under WinUAE.

So it's basically WinUAE running AmigaOS with a lot of extras (the extras being Amikit). The good thing about Amikit is that it's a nice and easy to install bundle that makes it easier for those unversed in the black arts of Amiga emulation.

 
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Posted on 21-Mar-2007 7:53:30
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How can I update myself without an Internet connection?

I post by the office, but my AmiKit is installed at home, where I've no connection...


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Re: AmiKit 1.3.2 Speed-Up Update
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Am I confused? I thought AmiKit was a stand alone product.

Like Trezzer pointed out, AmiKit requires WinUAE to run. Since WinUAE is included in the package (with a permission) AmiKit is a standalone product, actually.


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How can I update myself without an Internet connection?

http://www.amikit.amiga.sk/tips-tricks.htm#livemanual
Just make sure you download correct update files. If you have 1.3.0 installed, download the files with 131 and 132 suffix.


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@Moxee

As Trezzer pointed out AmiKit is an enhanced Classic Amga WinUAE emulation package running under Windows. IMHO it is the best Classic Amiga windows emulation package available and is far superior to a standard OS3.9 emulation. It has many application programs and utilities bundled with it and has an auto update feature for installation of new updates (which are very frequent ).

It's well worth a look if you have access to a windows PC.

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Sorry if I'm little dumb, but The only 1.3 related download I'm able to find is the full update from 1.2.x to 1.3.0. Cant't find any 1.3.1 or 1.3.2 download(s)...


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Sorry if I'm little dumb, but The only 1.3 related download I'm able to find is the full update from 1.2.x to 1.3.0. Cant't find any 1.3.1 or 1.3.2 download(s)...

If you have any of the 1.2.x version installed download the cumulative 1.2.x to 1.3.0 update which contains all the 1.2.x Live Update archives.

If you already have the 1.3.0 version installed and you want to download 1.3.1 and 1.3.2 manually, please follow these instructions http://www.amikit.amiga.sk/tips-tricks.htm#livemanual


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Great work Jan!

Just curious about this point:

Quote:
The icon loading might be up to 3 times faster and the system should be more responsive in general.
.

What other aspects of the OS will become more responsive other than icon loading?

Cheers,
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@AmiKit

Thanx a lot!
I did not understand that I had to manually change the version number from the download link.

Now It's OK and I'm done with the download.

PS: Keep up the good work with AmiKit!

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Great work Jan!

Thanks James!!!

Quote:
What other aspects of the OS will become more responsive other than icon loading?

Bernd Roesch found out that LimpidClock steals lot of CPU time for its refreshing task. Decreasing the task priority of the program helps a lot. According to Bernd's measurements, it takes 59 seconds to load all the icons in Prefs drawer (when the JIT is turned off, otherwise it's lighting fast, of course). It takes only 38 sec when the priority is decreased to 0, and only 18 sec when it's set to -1! If the icon loading benefits, other programs should benefit too, more or less.


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I have been playing around with AmiKit a bit now and I am rather impressed. In fact I am posting this from an AmiKit install right now while listening to some old tunes I found on a cd in AmigaAmp. Everything pretty much just works right out of the box :) I had to change to my actual screenmode post install (1920*1200), but it is still a smoother ride than your usual AmigaOS install (save OS4).

I do find some inclusions odd. Most notably StrICQ and Amster. While they were great apps back in the day, I do not think either one can actually connect to any current servers?

That said there is a LOT of nice software. Some of which I had never bothered to try out before, but I will be giving everything a spin :) One of the demos I had not seen before and was rather blown away by it.

I also found that using OpenGL and fullscreen for native screenmodes provided a much nicer experience, but that is on the WinUAE side of things of course.

I just wish I could find my Magellan CD. I know I have it somewhere, but it was not between my other Amiga cds. :/

 
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Jan, when/if are we gonna see an Amikit for e-uae?


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Jan, when/if are we gonna see an Amikit for e-uae?

I have no machine capable of running E-UAE. But I think everyone familiar with E-UAE should be able to run AmiKit under such an environment. Check the following threads please:
link1
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Thank you guys for your explanations.

Quote:

As Trezzer pointed out AmiKit is an enhanced Classic Amga WinUAE emulation package running under Windows. IMHO it is the best Classic Amiga windows emulation package available and is far superior to a standard OS3.9 emulation. It has many application programs and utilities bundled with it and has an auto update feature for installation of new updates (which are very frequent ).

It's well worth a look if you have access to a windows PC.

TrevorDick


I have an old Sony Pentium 2 that sees very little use. Will it run fine enough on that?

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I have an old Sony Pentium 2 that sees very little use. Will it run fine enough on that?

Well, it will run (providing you have WinXP installed). Whether it will run fine, that's a question...


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Hi @ Nickolas
I play with AmiKit in OS4. E-uae doesn't work like WinUAE.
1. Euae doesn't use JIT, so AmiKit won't work 'out-of-the-box'. So,
this means that icon drawing is the first problem of speed in NON-JIT
Euae.
2. OS4 working Philosophy: don't emulate; get real! I use IBrowse or AWeb
in OS4 not the emulation in AmiKit. Come on, the PC emulates the Amiga,
Amiga doesn't emulate itself--- it's all ready real!!!!
3. I found that the origninal EyeTech Workbench on the A1 linux CD is fastest
and best OS3.1 emulator. Amos stuff runs fantastic in this system.

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@ AmiKit

Quote:

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I have an old Sony Pentium 2 that sees very little use. Will it run fine enough on that?


Well, it will run (providing you have WinXP installed).


Yes, XP is installed on it.

Quote:

Whether it will run fine, that's a question...


Hahaha, so it may be a little slow, eh? This machine is over the hump at the house where I grew up. I was hoping to use AmiKit there while on Holidays this summer.

I am retiring in September this year and moving back there. I will take all my Amiga computers with me including a Compaq Pentium 3. When I get all these computers in one location I would be able to use the Pentium 3 for AmiKit. I suppose the Pentium 3 will run AmiKit "fine".

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