So far I did not test the sound on my new Amiga OS4.1 Update 4 installation. I wanted to have some music playing while I am programming. After sourcing some quality producing sound speakers and connecting them I had to transfer some mp3 files over to my Amiga. I am using AmiFTP to connect to my FTP server running on my laptop.
With my previous Pre-Release version I usually could not transfer much data over my network without any crashes. I managed to transfer “The Very Best of Cock Robin” without any crashes. To test it even further I transferred other files while having AmigaAMP playing in the background. I just notice with everything that this version is just so much better. It makes my A1SE a much more stable machine. I have to admit that at a later stage I did had a few freezes occurring.
Because I had speakers connected I discovered there is actually a start-up sound for OS4.1. How about that!
I already finished and posted part one of “ReAction – Opening a Window” and currently I am working on part 2. I am not sure yet if I will discuss everything in part 2 or still add a part 3 to the series. I actually reserved some time earlier this week to get part one done. I am also doing a lot of research which takes up a lot of time as well. For some reason I am really enjoying working on this and I am planning on getting a lot of work done.
If you read my previous column you know my 1084 monitors has given up on me. Since I really want to continue using my A1200 I connected it to a television set which will work for me for this moment. I already played some games on it to see which would qualify for my next game review. Having a display I can also continue with my Amos tutorials and work on the disk magazine. Just so that I can keep up with all my plans I will free up as much time as I can for it.
The first Bucket Weekly Christmas edition has arrived. I am actually putting it together on Christmas Eve. I suffered a bad cold this week and I am still sort of recovering from it. Sadly that meant I could not do much Amiga work this week. Hence the reason I am writing this column on Christmas Eve. Sitting next to the Christmas tree writing it makes if feel sort of magical.
A nice surprise was the release of Update 4 for Amiga OS4.1 this week.
The following new functionality and bug fixes are included in Update 4:
- Introducing the new Emulation drawer with official AmigaOS 3.x ROMs and Workbench files. AmigaOS ROMs are provided for all classic Amiga models and the CD32 platform.
- Added RunInUAE contribution to utilize the new Emulation drawer.
- New scsi.device patch for Classic installations which enables internal IDE drives to be used for memory paging (SWAP).
- Added NoDriveClick utility for Classic users.
- Added DefIcons support for RunInUAE.
- Updated TCP/IP stack with much improved DHCP support.
- Updated MUI with various fixes.
- Various Workbench fixes.
- Fixed several USB issues.
- Fixed elf.library that could cause programs using shared objects to misbehave when unloading (e.g. Timberwolf).
I am sure we will see some reviews popping up in the next couple of days. I certainly like the adding of the Amiga 3.x ROMs and Workbench files together with RunInUAE. Reading all this makes me really wish I had Amiga OS4.1 so I could enjoy all this. Especially with the holidays at the doorstep.
Thanks to my pal over at Old School Game Blog for his Christmas greetings. Below are some Christmas greetings from The Bucket Diary to you mate. And of course to everyone else as well. Merry Christmas!