AROS Vision User Manual

 
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“AROS Vision” is a 68k distribution based on nightly builds (AROS 68k) and added lots of 68k components and applications/tools. From the view of a application or game AROS 68k is like 3.1. so many programs already run on it. And it not only runs on emulation (UAE) but also on real classic hardware and the FPGA Arcade. In this way AROS 68k (and my distribution) create the bridge between the 68k community and the AROS camp. The advantage is that more and more modern components are getting to the 68k community, on the other hand AROS wins users and developers and 68k can be integrated as emulation. In this manual I will describe how to install it and show you many of the integrated components.

When you do not already use UAE in a form I will show you how to install and config WinUAE that is propably the best version of UAE. But there are also other versions like FS-UAE (Mac, Linux) that also can run AROS Vision. In the first step you have to download WinUAE.

Winuae

Download and setup WinUAE then start WinUAE. You find a detailed description here.

When you have finished configuration then start it. If it goes well then you will see the next picture.

Startpage

At the start you see different components. At the bottom you see Amistart, the control component where you see the time and can start software. Then you see “Limpidclock”, a calendar with appointments, Netsurf (a browser), Ramdisk, TKUnpacker (GUI for Packers) and by doubleclicking on “System” you can see all files.

Limpidclock

Limpidclock-Config showing some appointments.

TKUnpacker

With TKUnpacker you can easily unpack GZip or lha archives

By pushing on the green buttons you can start different programs.

Amistart
Netsurf

Netsurf is a browser for 68k with advanced features.

By doubleclicking on “System” you can reach all installed software.

System

Next I will describe you many of the installed components. They are structured in directories. Audio with audio related software, Addons includes “AMOS Pro”, Demos includes lots of demos, in Developer are compilers and script languages, Emulation includes emulators, then Games, Internet (Internet-related software), Tools, Utilities, System, Prefs (Preferences), WHDGames (WHDLoad Games) and Video (graphic related software). In “Added Components” are the source-files of all integrated components.

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Below I show you some of the audio applications that are installed in AROS Vision.

AmigaAMP

CodeAudio

Codeaudio

Amplifier

Amplifier

Goattracker

GoatTracker

HivelyTracker

HivelyTracker

SoundFX

SoundFX

In Demos are a lot of demos to start and watch. Some examples below.

Stormmesa

Stormmesa

Demo

scene demos the amiga was and is famous for

Cow3D

Cow3D

Microbe3D

Microbe3D

For developers are a lot of compilers and script languages preinstalled. Here you only find a short overview with screenshots, in the near future I will create detailled pages for the languages. AMOS Pro is in “Addons”, all other in “Developer”.

AMOS1

AMOS Pro

Amiblitz2

Amiblitz

ChocolateCastle

GUI-Generator

Dice

DICE (C-Compiler)

FPC

FPC (Pascal)

JForth

JForth

M2Amiga

M2 Amiga (Modula)

Oberon

Oberon

PortablE

PortablE (Amiga E)

PowerD

PowerD

Purebasic

Purebasic

Additionally there are Python, Lua and Rexx for scripting integrated.

In directory “Emulation” there are some emulators. Examples are emulators for Gameboy, MasterGear and PCEngine. Screenshots below.

Amigameboy

AmiGameboy

AmiMasterGear

AmiMastergear
AmiPCEngine

AmiPCEngine

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DosBox

Vice

Vice

In games you find sqrx and sqrx2

sqrx
sqrx2

sqrx

sqrx2

In “Internet” there are lots of software for internet including browser, email, chat, twitter and many others.

AmiTwitter

AmiTwitter

YAM

YAM (Email)

Aweb

AWeb (Browser)

Netsurf

Netsurf (Browser)

System includes system related software including CLI, FixFonts or FTManager.

In Prefs are all preferences. Some examples below.

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Zune (MUI) Prefs. The whole GUI is created in Zune so the preferences are very important.

Wazpd3DPrefs

Wazp3D-Preferences (Warp3D)

WandererPrefs

Wanderer-Preferences

In tools you find software like ignition (spreadsheet), MakeCD (burning CD), Simplefind (GUI for searching files) and TKUnpacker (GUI for unpacking archives)

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ignition

MakeCD

MakeCD

SimpleFind

SimpleFind

TKUnpacker

TKUnpacker

In Video you find graphic related software.

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Real3D (Raytracing)

PersonalPaint

Personal Paint

TVPaint1

TVPaint

XiPaint1

XiPaint

In Utilities you find some useful software. Examples are Annotate (Editor) and Opus4

Annotate

Annotate

Opus4

Opus4

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In WHDGames I have included “Lure of the temptress” as example for WHDLoad games (more below)

Now more informations that are interesting for the user. First some tips to optimize the environment.

To change locale: I have precreated different “locale” files in directory “locales”. Simply copy the suited locale preferences file to “Sys:Prefs/Env-Archive/Sys”. The original locale prefs from 3.1. work.

To change input (keyboard): Put “SetKeyboard xxx” in “User-Startup”. xxx can be pc104_usa, pc105_al, pc105_cz, pc105_d, pc105_dk, pc105_f, pc105_fin, pc105_nl. Example is “SetKeyBoard pc105_d” changes to german keyboard.

Arexx can be added by copying RexxMast in C and rexxsyslib.library in Libs (from original installations).

Copy “Installer” in C (from original installation) to add full installer support.

PDF, most graphic files, MP2/MP3, HTML and so on can be viewed by doubleclick on the icons. AVI cannot be shown by doubleclick but either by using VAMP (directory Video) or by starting “ffplay” from shell.

Screenblanker can be changed by doubleclick on “CM” in directory “WBStartup”.

Certain programs like AmigaWriter have problems with high colour-depth. So use not more than 16bit.

Final Calc needs original rexxsyslib.library

Sometimes programs work from shell, so try starting from shell when doubleclick creates error

68040+68060 with MMU is now working. No JIT and no 32Bit RAM (means no RTG, best is to delete screenmode prefs file)

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Config of screenblanker

Shell

Shell can be started by rightclick. The commands are identical and much more commands included. More informations will follow.

Shell

WHDLoad is preinstalled with ROM Replacement. Compatibility-List is here.

It can be changed between Wanderer and Scalos by changing the file “startup-sequence” in directory “S”. Scalos has lots of modern features. Further description is here. Some screenshots below.

Scalos
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There are different GUI-Systems included, that are Intuition, Zune (MUI), Classact, Feelin, BGUI, Triton

Feelin

Feelin

BGUI

BGUI

Triton

Triton

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FinalWriter
MaxonPascal

Some examples of commercial software running on AROS Vision

MaxonCAD
Twist4

Maxon TWIST 3

Maxon CAD

Maxon Pascal

Final Writer

Hollywood

ArtEffect

AmigaWriter

Picture rendered with Cinema 4D

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