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Installation radom freezes Amiga Forever 2005

Author Stephen Reilly
#1 Posted: 22 Feb 2007 17:52 

I have been trying to install AmiKit for about 4 hours now and am starting to think it will never happen

I just downloaded V1.20 and tried installing it in MS Vista using my Amiga Forever 2005 CD bu the installer freezes at random moments and I have to shut down WinUAE and start again. I have tried setting the AmiKit installer and WinUAE to XP compatibility mode but nothing changes.

Any Idea what I'm doing wrong?

Author AmiKit
#2 Posted: 22 Feb 2007 19:53 
Hi Stephen and thanks for your interest in AmiKit.

There are more similar reports (random freezes) and it seems it happens on Dualcore CPUs only. Do you have such a CPU?

There's WinUAE 1.3.2 included in default AmiKit installation. You might want to upgrade to WinUAE 1.3.3 because it contains "Dual core directory filesystem freeze workaround".

Simply download WinUAE archive and copy WinUAE.exe into AmiKit\WinUAE\ folder.

There's also newer version of WinUAE available (1.3.4). The change log says: "Windows Vista compatibility problems fixed" and "Dualcore/SMP random freezes properly fixed". However this version also contains a bug which ignores relative paths set in AmiKit. This might prevent AmiKit to start on certain systems.

If newer WinUAE versions do not solve your problem, you can always disable "JIT" option in WinUAE/CPU settings as it might be the source of these random freezes. Run AmiKit GUI, press the "Configure WinUAE" entry, disable JIT and start the emulation. However, the emulation becomes VERY slow without the JIT.

Author Stephen Reilly
#3 Posted: 22 Feb 2007 20:32 
Hi and thanks for the reply. I found the solution you posted on my own just now and wanted to post it here just in case but it seems you have beaten me to it

Yes, I have a Core2 duo machine running Vista and have found that WinUAE V.1.3.4 resolves all the issues I was having.

Thanks for the great product and keep up the good work!

Stephen Reilly

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