Although I had an A500+ as a 12 year old boy, I only ever used it as a gaming ‘console’ – insert disk, play game, reset, put new disk in, play game – rinse and repeat.
I recently (now as a 39 year old boy!) bought an A500+ to rekindle my lost youth, but I’m almost a virgin when it comes to using Amiga Workbench and the associated programs that fall under it.
I bought an ACA500PLUS to go with it, and then grabbed a CF card on Ebay which had everything installed via WHDLoad, (apparently in a nice menu).
The issue I have is when I fire up my miggy, I allow the ACA5000PLUS to boot it into Workbench, and rather than having a game menu, I just see a bunch of drawers – Games, Games 1, etc. Not the end of the world, but I’d like to be able to select games from a central menu rather than go hunting through various drawers to find what I’m after. Most of the games work fine, but some crash out with various errors.
The main problem I have is I’d like to be able to add WHDLoad games to the CF card to replace the games that don’t work (ideally with a different version of the same game). I formatted a new CF card in windows as Fat32, and copied the .lha file for the games I wanted to it. I then popped the card into the Aux slot on the ACA500 and dragged the games over to the primary CF card. However I have no idea how to extract them on the Amiga and have them work with WHDLoad.
Is there an idiot’s guide (and I do mean idiot!) anywhere? The guides I’ve found so far all assume a basic level of knowledge and as I’m basically beginning all over again I need a bit of hand holding.
Any suggestions would be gratefully received!