In order to use this Workbench, you MUST follow the install procedure provided.
Vital and copyright files contained on the disk will be copied during the installation.
This is required because Workbench is still sold commercially.
The copyright holders can be found at: amigaforever.com
|68020 + FPU
|Fastest Possible but maintain chipset timing
|8MB (Force Settings and Hard Flush boxes cleared)
|UAEscsi.device checked in order to allow CDROM access
A WinUAE config file is supplied including these settings. The information above is provided in case of config file incompatibility with new releases or other emulators. Note this is only a suggested set-up - feel free to modify.
ClassicWB defaults to the Great Britain locale and keymap settings. Obviously this is no good if you live elsewhere and your time zone and keyboard layout differs.
In order to change these settings, do the following:
Note that those with an American keyboard layout are able to simply remove the "gb" keymap, placing it back into the "Storage/Keymaps" drawer, leaving the "Devs/Keymaps" drawer empty. The required keymap is built into the ROM as its default setting, so to finish just save the "Prefs/Input" with "American" selected.
WHDLoad is a tool that allows disk based games/demos to be installed and run from the hard drive, even if they were never designed to do so. It also fixes incompatibility problems between different kickstarts and Amiga models.
Just as with Workbench disks, kickstart images required for WHDLoad are unfortunately still sold commercially and therefore illegal to distribute.
In order to obtain the required images, refer to the instructions provided. READ HERE
I don't support copying this Workbench into a PC directory; you may encounter problems with files. Feel free to do so if you wish. See the FAQ for details why.
Included is a utility that prevents Amiga disk drives clicking. Apparently, there are a few rare third party drives that get louder when using such utilities. These drives are usually from the A1000 days so I doubt you'll experience problems. Just be aware if a drive continues to click a few seconds after the Workbench has finished booting, disable "Anticlick" in the settings menu.
If your Amiga hard drive is larger than 2GB, read the FAQ
One advantage of the ClassicWB being on a HDF is you can use an emulator to customize it before transferring to a real Amiga.
Every version has been made as small as possible by removing redundant files. In order to reduce the install further however, you may wish to remove items (such as those found in the icons drawer) before transferring.
WinUAE has the option of mounting and preparing a real hard drive for use on an Amiga! This option is only available in Win2k-XP. Win9x-ME unfortunately won't allow this feature.
Once mounted and formatted, the contents of the HDF can simply be copied directly over to the hard drive. Then it can be placed back into the Amiga ready for use.
The WinUAE device name to use with HDtoolbox or similar utility is "uaehf.device". If you've already partitioned the drive Amiga side, it should be visible in the hard drives tab after using "Add Harddrive".
Read the WinUAE documentation for further details, or refer to the internet.