Has anyone been able to use MaxUAE with the Amiga in a Box (AIAB) distribuation? I am using release 10c obtained from the AIAB for Macintosh website:
AIAB runs just fine for MacUAE 0.8.6 (in Classic mode), but I'd very much like to use it under OS X with MaxUAE. I have tried placing the MaxUAE app in the AIAB folder, and dragging the uaerc file onto MaxUAE to launch it. I would presume that the MaxUAE will then load with the settings for AIAB. However, I am simply brought to the 3.1 ROM screen.
If anyone has had success with AIAB and MaxUAE, I'd love to hear about it!
Okay, after an afternoon of reading docs and fiddling with settings, I have the Amiga in a Box setup running at 800 * 600 resolution under MaxUAE.
After unstuffing the AIAB archive, cd into the AIAB folder and
chmod 777 -R Harddrives
All executable Amiga files must have their executable bits set on the OS X filesystem - the above command accomplishes this.
Place your kick.rom file in the AIAB folder. Create a new file called aiab.config and paste in the following settings:
I'm not sure how to make MaxUAE recognize these settings upon a double-click launch, but you can load these settings from the command line. cd to the AIAB folder and type:
./MaxUAE.app/Contents/MacOS/MaxUAE -f aiab.config
Follow the instructions and make sure you have your wb31.adf disk image handy. For screen resolution I chose 800*600, 16 bit. When the installer instructed to press return to reboot, the emulation went unresponsive. I simply quit MaxUAE and relaunched it from the command line, and the installation proceeded without a fuss. Voila - AIAB running under MaxUAE. For some reason full screen mode is disabled when AIAB is running, so it's a bit difficult to navigate the workspace without clicking outside the emulator window and bringing another app to the front.
You can still launch the Classic MacUAE app in the AIAB folder, and it will boot from the same Amiga installation. I find MacUAE runs 50 to 60% faster (subjective guess) than MaxUAE, so I'm still hanging on to it. Of course, I'd be happy to hear about any settings I could change in aiab.config to speed up MaxUAE.
Considering I knew absolutely nothing about Amiga before yesterday, I'm quite thrilled to have a functional workspace up and running. Keep up the good work AIAB and UAE folks!
P.S. I'm not getting any sound out of MaxUAE - has sound been implemented?
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