Short: WHDLoad frontend and more
Author: firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael GIBS)
Tiny Launcher is a small and fast frontend to launch WHDLoad games, demos & mods
IMPORTANT: AmigaFuture youâre not authorized to distribute my softwares with your magazine without my permission,
And until now (19 october 2017), you don't have it.
* Easy to configure integrated system.
* Fast Scan (Sub) Directories & Multi-Locations.
* Joystick + Keyboard navigation
* Very fast.
* Mod player.
* Screenshots / Covers
Thanks to Olesio & Retronerd for the beta-test.
Also thanks to blanka & vjkaos for the Icons.
- Fix the sound when you select a game..
- Get rid of an annoying background noise when quitting some games.
- Scroll menu accelerated. (Why I did not do that earlier ? )
2 Bugs fixed in the Favorites. (Thanks Tempus.g)
- Plays mods from an assigned path
- Free from external library
- Scan from SysConfig & route the user if no database is found.
- F5 to refresh/sort your favorites items
- Covers directory is now settable.
- Covers on-demand (with the C key).
- Code optimisation.
- Classy Names improvement (manage â&â this is cool for Bubble & Squeak for example).
- Some paths were hard coded for DH0: (issues at launch and scan).
- Scan from the root drawer is now possible.
- Scan works if you put all games at the root too (not in A/ B/ C/â¦ directories).
- Jump is faster and you wonât notice anymore you are using TinyLauncher.
- Correction keys on Sysconfig.
- New font.
- Screenshots support (
Copy your IFF [all ECS Screens are supported] into S:TinyLauncher/Covers/
Files must be named this way:
NameOfTheSlave + _SCRx + .IFF
x is a number between 0 and 9
I recommend using:
0 for the Coverbox
1 for the TitleScreen
2,3,4 for the Ingame screens
â¦followed by posters
But then itâs up to you!
Example : BarbarianPalace_SCR0.IFF
Screen will cycles and loop after ~3 flash on the item. (~6 flash when you enter the browser)
As examples my BarbarianPsygnosis Sshots (coverbox, ingame, poster) you have seen on my YT video.
coming soon: ready2use screenshots.
- Bug fixes
3.0 RC1 (02/02/2017)
The Intrepid Scan Engine: Scan multiple subdirectories, multi-locations (can scan games splited in DH1:GamesPart1 and DH2:GamesPart2 if your partition is too small for example), Fast Sorting Algorithm, Classy Names.
Favorites : add your favorites slaves
FastInfo : On-Screen Display Live options changes
The Browser has been rewritten
FastNav has been rewritten
and less (about 80k)...
Intruction for Setup : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCC9i6pVMDA
The News & Differences : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQVRx3ysXZk
The Options : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHyUc4mildk&t=84s
The Favorites : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t0Y9dcrniQ
The Jump Function : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N11alHWpaaI&t=27s
Sample sounds lower
FastNav Hold 'up' on the 1st item to engage FastNav.
Improved file detection
AmigaDOS (.pl) script are back.
Cursor bug correction.
Exit logo back.
New Interface, Bugs fix, Faster display, Improved files detection.
If you have a problem at launch, remove your old S:TinyLauncher/TinySys.cfg
This update concerns the RAD!
The RAD Disk isn't resident in memory anymore: It means that you won't have to shutdown the Amiga using the power supply to kill it anymore. There is no reasons for not using the RAD if you own a little amount of memory. This is a really nice feature.
-"B" to switch the scripts from HD to CD (Check Infodesk for its status).
-Sysconfig will accept CD0:Directory if DH0:Directory exist (So you can modify your path to CD0: before making your ISO).
How to make a compilation for the CD32 (for example).
1/Prepare your system on DH0: (Tinylauncher, kickstarts, whdload, etc and verify that everything is working)
2/Activate the RAD Disk ('R' key).
3/ Switch from "Boot:HD" to "Boot:CD" ('B' key, check the InfoDesk panel for the status)
4/ Change your paths to CD0:Directory (in the Sysconfig panel)
5/ Make you iso & burn it.
Play a mod at launch if S:TLMusic.mod is found
-"P" to switch from "320x200" to "320x256" for full screen on PAL computers.
-"1","2","3","4","5" To "Jump" directly to the wanted screen at launch.
-"F5" on the bouncing screen avoid the "Jump" function.
-"ESC" to avoid the bouncing animation.
(Don't need the library anymore, thanks PMC)
"Sysconfig" Panel added. Allow to configure the launcher.
You can press "c" at any time to call the Sysconfig screen.
You can press "r" to force the RAD to save the maximum of memory (Check Infodesk for the status)
F10 will exit Returning "5" to the CLI on Exit (same for JoyUp+Fire on the 1st Menu)
You can press "i" at any time to call the infodesk.
New menu gfx, Bug fix, mod player.
"m" to mute the music.
Database: In the menu, press F1 to generate de database of your choice.
Ex: on Games/ECS Press F1
You can generate a database for each category.
Many things improved. Launch your games more efficiently.
Run many games on 1MB Amiga computers, and even more with 2MBÃ¢â¬Â¦
Note that your Partition must be named "DH0".
See the list in : http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=61210
-launch ".exe" named executables files (usefull for demos).
-You can now quit Tiny Launcher with the joystick (Quit menu). You can also quit with Escape on the
1st menu screen.
-Tiny Launcher display an error message when the file in the game directory isn't what was expected.
-Tiny Launcher display an error message when there's more than 1 "Jump" file in /S.
-To jump to desired "list" at launch, just create an empty file called:
TLGECS,TLGAGA,TLDECS or TLDAGA in S:
-You can now return to the "Space Invader" screen from a list:
At the 1st item in the list, hold "Up+Fire"
-Keyboard is now supported. Use the arrows to navigate, enter to select, (ESC or BACKSPACE) to go back, H for help.