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femuruy

How to install Directory Opus?

by femuruy Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:15 am

Hi guys, after a long long time of not using Amigas i just got an A500 up and running WB3.1 from a CF card, i just don't remember how to install Directory Opus, so if anyone can point me to a .lha and some basic guidelines on what to do ill appreciate it a lot!

Thanks!
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LambdaCalculus
New Jersey, USA

Re: How to install Directory Opus?

by LambdaCalculus Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:29 am

Directory Opus 4 is available on Aminet for download; here's a link to grab DOpus 4.12.

There's a README included with installation instructions as well. It's just copying a few folders to appropriate targets.
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femuruy

Re: How to install Directory Opus?

by femuruy Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:22 am

Hi thanks for the reply, tried that but says a 68020 is needed ... :(
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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA

Re: How to install Directory Opus?

by intric8 Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:54 am

Hey femuruy,

I responded to your welcome message before I saw this post.

If you are running WB 1.3, version DOpus 4 is definitely the way to go.

But it's a big time resource hog. If your A500 is stock, I personally wouldn't install it to launch when you boot up the machine. It'll steal a bunch of RAM and some CPU. I have an A2000 with an 030 and with plenty of RAM and it's perfectly fine.

But on my A1000's I only launch it when I need it. And in some cases I'll simply use DiskMaster. But DOpus does have more features I like to use so it just depends on the task at hand.

But if you do want to install it, you should see an Install Opus icon on your disk, and it's a pretty fantastic "wizard" where it will ask if you want to the Novice, Intermediate or Expert Install. Even if you pick Novice, it will try to modify your User Startup file. So, be aware of that.
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femuruy

Re: How to install Directory Opus?

by femuruy Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:21 am

Hi! i tried the installer (i am using WB 3.1 not 1.3) but once installed i get an error that says i need a 68020 to run it ...

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LambdaCalculus
New Jersey, USA

Re: How to install Directory Opus?

by LambdaCalculus Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:35 am

If Directory Opus won't install, then give DiskMaster a try.
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femuruy

Re: How to install Directory Opus?

by femuruy Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:09 pm

OK, DM downloaded and transfered to my amiga, already decompressed it to ram: but now im stuck .... what's next? copied it to my tools partition but can't make it run? Please bear in mind that last time i touched an Amiga, Bill Clinton was probably touching his .... amiga ....
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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA

Re: How to install Directory Opus?

by intric8 Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:07 pm

For 3.1 I think you need DOpus 5 or higher. (I have it, and could make ADFs if they aren't freely available out there in the wild).

But yeah - DOpus is a total hog.

My original DiskMaster also would only run on 1.3 IIRC. I feel like I tried to install it at some stage on my 1200 and it wouldn't work. There was a DM 2 I think...?
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femuruy

Re: How to install Directory Opus?

by femuruy Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:28 pm

Got the ADFs but no gotek nor FDD working here yet, the DM i am trying to install is v2.x but really i am totally lost on how to do it besides what i already did ... :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:


Edit: Got it working using this version http://aminet.net/package/util/dir/DiskMasterV37
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