|MagicMenu 2.21||Icon in WBStartup drawer in Workbench||My MM prefs|
|MCP 1.30||Line c:mcp added to my startup-sequence after "Path" and before "Execute S:User-Startup"||Confg in envarc:mcp/ My MCP prefs||Compatibility|
|ReqAttack. OS3.5 ARQ replacement.|
|ToolsDaemon 2.1a||Icon in WBStartup drawer in Workbench.||Config in S: as toolsdaemon.menu My TD prefs||paths to your software need to be edited, but you will get the idea!|
|Toolmanager 2.1||Icon in WBStartup drawer in Workbench.||Config in envarc: My TM prefs||Note: paths to your software need to be edited, but you will get the idea!|
|WBCtrl||c:wbctrl imt=fast mnl 100||OS3.5 CD||N/A|
C:PrepareEmul (for Shapeshifter)
C:SetPatch QUIET (patches the Kickstart ROM code with improvements and fixes)
CyReq ;one of most important patches in your OS! ther words, not mine!
c:MuFastROM (from the MMULib to map Kickstart image into Fast RAM)
c:patchcontrol (from MCP)
c:picboot c:workboot.ilbm MODEID 167940 DETACH (for boot picture the MODEID is so the above boot picture will display correctly, 640x512 PAL Hi-res Laced)
C:AddBuffers >NIL: DF0: 15
At the end of my S:Startup-Sequence I use Play16 to play a sample (right click to download Cartman saying "kick arse") when Workbench has loaded.
c:play16 "sys:prefs/samples/flawless.1" >nil:
Right click to download Forceicon. Forceicon can "snapshot" (save position) and use a different icon for not writeable media (CD ROM) and can change the Appicon (and snapshot it) for programes that do not support changing the icon. I do not use Force Icon anymore but others might find it helpful.
If you get bored with the same backdrop picture on Workbench all the time it's nice to change them every so often. Changing WBPattern preferences files by hand is one way, but getting the AMiGA to choose a random backdrop each time it boots up is easy. There are many ways to do this, but the easiest is with a random file copier. Chris Hodges' Randomfile from Aminet (util/cli RandomFile.lha) can be set up by copying it to C: directory, then copy all your backdrop pictures to use to sys:prefs/patterns on your hard disk (replace this with the path you put your backdrops in.) Then make a temporary directory on your hard disk eg sys:prefs/tempback. You could also use T: on the RamDisk if you have lots-a-RAM! Load S:Startup-Sequence into your text editor (NOT s:User-Startup) and add the line RandomFile FROM "sys:prefs/patterns/~(#?.info)" TO "sys:prefs/tempback/Backdrop.IFF" before the line that reads C:IPrefs Remember to use your own paths if different from the ones I have suggested
Next reboot. Now you load the WBPattern preferences program. Choose 'Backdrop.IFF' from your temporary directory sys:prefs/tempback and save. Your backdrop will now change every time you reboot. Window patterns, fonts and sounds can use the same technique but use a different filename for the file you put in your temporary directory (fonts can be changed by using save as and copying the resulting different presets file) There are random backdrop choosing utilities on Aminet, this way is simpler and does not use lots of memory, it uses none. Oh and it is free.
Random idea by Jamie Montgomerie.
Some samples from SouthPark and Homer to use!
Right click to download samples
Download my customized workbench.guide. Unpack this file, edit the paths in the file to point to where your help (guides, text and readmes) files are on your hard drive (to make it easy, copy all your help files to the HELP: assign) then copy workbench.guide to HELP:english/sys. Pressing the Help key will open your new workbench.guide for you in Multiview.