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Complete modern Amiga 2017/18 (AmiKit X + RabbitHole + Windows 7)

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Author alanwall

#31 Posted: 23 Nov 2017 18:20 
from your prior post :
even though I live at the other end of the world

so was just guessing

Author amikit_noob
#32 Posted: 25 Nov 2017 17:48 

Nope, but sadly still a looooong way from the US of A

Thought maybe you was talking about your wallpaper, that it might be NewZealand... but no matter

Author amikit_noob
#33 Posted: 25 Nov 2017 17:52 

Badass Amiga, 2017 and Os3.9 still kicks ass and looks gooooooood while doing it!

(Fake transparent AmiDock bars actually turned out to be useful, lol )

Author amikit_noob
#34 Posted: 27 Nov 2017 03:00 

OS4 Amiga game (Wings Remastered!) on OS3.9 amikitx:

Using Steam, a modern Amiga game only released for AmigaOS4, AROS and MorphOS, can be played and launched from inside your OS3.9 Amiga

Plus all the other modern and retro games available through Steam, which turns the emulated AmigaOS3.9 into a powerhouse of a gamemachine (If your host computer can run the Steam game)

Author amikit_noob
#35 Posted: 27 Nov 2017 03:45 

Start a Steam game directly (without the Steam app) from inside AmigaOS3.9 / AmikitX using a shortcut icon

Screenshot (1440x1050)

(Notice the "WINGS OS4" icon in the top left, next to the open WINGS Steam game window border.)

1) (Windows 7) Create the Rabbithole icon for the Steam game

When Steam downloads/installs your game, click OK to create a desktop icon in Windows for the Steam game.
Rightclick the Steam game shortcut icon on the Windows desktop.
Go to Properties > Web Document
Copy the path (similar to this) steam://rungameid/320840 from the URL field.

In AmiKitX, open RabbitHole folder, rightclick inside the folder, choose View As > Icon Action.
Then left-click (one click) on an existing RabbitHole icon to choose this icon.
Now Duplicate the icon, by clicking on the "down arrow" button in the top right of the RabbitHole folder window border.
A window opens, in the bottom field type the new name for this shortcut icon, for instance: WingsOS4 and click the Duplicate button.

Then right-click the new duplicated icon, choose "Edit in Redit".
Delete all text inside the open document, and paste this into the empty document:
C:winlaunch >NIL: steam://rungameid/320840

(Remember to use the exact path / rungameid from your own Steam game !)

Save the document (Right-click inside REdit, choose Project > Save ).

2) Change the Rabbithole icon, so it uses the Steam game icon (or any other icon)

If you wish to use the original Steam icon for the Steam game (in this example the WINGS airplane icon) then in Windows go to:
C:\Program Files\Steam\steam\games
Copy the icon (68a29484790ea764cee0f7dbfd31c85fecb14951.ico) to another folder on your Windows hdd.
Now open Gimp, and open the .ico file.
Then convert the .ico file to a .png file by choosing File > Export As...
In the Name field, type a new name like: wingsos4.png and click the Export button, and again click the other Export button.

In AmiKitX, find the new wingsos4.png file on your hdd, right-click on the file, choose Rename.
A window opens, type a new name in the bottom field, something like
Click Rename button. (Now the icon is visible in the folder if your folder is set to View As > Icon or Icon Action).

Open the RabbitHole folder, find the duplicated icon that you made in Step 1 (the icon/document that has the path to the Steam game).
Right-click that icon, choose Information.
A window opens, there is a preview of the existing icon (the icon you wish to change) in the top middle part of the window.

Open the folder where the new icon is, left-click on the icon and drag it over to the Information window,
drop / release the icon when it is on top of the other icon in the Information window, so the icon in the Information window changes to your new icon, Click Save.

Doubleclick the finished icon (the WINGS airplane icon), it should say "..launch Iconx" in the WorkBench title, and the Steam Game opens directly without the Steam app GUI, so you can play right away, after lauching the game from inside the Amiga

Author amikit_noob
#36 Posted: 3 Dec 2017 15:29 
(NOT finished)

Custom Dark OS4 look for AmigaOS3.9 folder window (AmiKitX 10.4.1+Windows7).

Screenshot (1440x1050)

Notice the Workbench:Prefs window open on the right, with a new dark window border, that matches the dark window border of the Windows7 program on the left
(For now only the top part of an AmigaOS folder window is dark, the rest is still blue, untill I finish the dark theme)

Looks nice and works well as "distraction free" theme for a serious Workstation (Pro coding/programming and designing, using both Amiga programs and RabbitHole programs).


Author amikit_noob
#37 Posted: 5 Dec 2017 13:18 

(1440X1050 = All screenshots in this thread moving forward, are this size unless otherwise specified)

OS3.9 with WHDLOAD Amiga Games installed, some in folders and some with icons on the Workbench

WHDLOAD games run fullscreen as native games inside AmigaOS3.9, and boots in seconds or instant!
(Compared to loading a game in AmigaForever which takes... forever! LOL

Author amikit_noob
#38 Posted: 5 Dec 2017 18:25 

New (UN-OFFICIAL) Folio TextEditor for AmiKitX/AmigaOS3.9

(Only released for MorphOS, but works in AmiKitX using RabbitHole!)


Read my guide here:


Author alanwall

#39 Posted: 5 Dec 2017 21:12 
since you use WindowBlinds,thought you might like the new Amiga style blind
see here:

Author amikit_noob
#40 Posted: 13 Dec 2017 21:39 

Looks good, did you make that Amiga style for W.B. ?

Can't find it anywhere, I have googled it

Author amikit_noob
#41 Posted: 13 Dec 2017 21:53 

Change the splash screen of a RabbitHole / Windows (7) program, so splash screen looks more like Amiga

Adobe AfterEffects CS4 with custom Amiga splash screen (RabbitHole):

The program itself (using WindowBlinds Amiga style skin):

Also notice the AE custom icon on the left of Workbench

How to edit a splash screen

(Example using AfterEffects CS4):

Download ResourceHacker program for Windows: (scroll to the bottom for .EXE or .ZIP file)

In Windows go to:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CS4\Support Files.
(Copy/Backup the file named "AfterFX.dll" so you have this original file as backup, and paste it on your C: or D: drive or similar).

Now right-click on the file "AfterFX.dll" (in "Support Files" folder).
Choose "Open using Resource Hacker" in the menu.

In Resource Hacker program:
In the left side of the program, doubleclick the "PNG" icon, so it opens / shows a list of files.

Find and right-click on "AE_SPLASH : 1033"
Choose "Save .png resource" to save a local copy of the splash screen image as a .png file.
Save the copy as "AE_SPLASH.png", save it on your Windows C: or D: drive.

Now open AE_SPLASH.png file in Gimp.

Now, to add some Amiga / boingball graphic to the splashscreen, you click
File > Open as Layers > choose a file > click Open.

The graphics file you chose to open, is now a layer on top of the splashscreen.
You can resize, move that graphics so it fits the size of the underlaying splashscreen
(Click on the Move icon, now click on the graphics itself and drag it around, or to resize it:
Click Layer > Scale Layer).

When finished, click File > "Export As...", don't change the name, leave it as AE_SPLASH.png
Click Export, click Export again.

Make sure your customized splashscreen .png file is still the same height and width as the original splashscreen file, and has about the same small file size (think it's about 40-50kb) so the new splashscreen doesn't slow your system down, while loading the program!)

Close Gimp.

Now in ResourceHacker program:
Right-click "AE_SPLASH : 1033" again.
Choose "Replace Resource".
Click "Select File" button.
Find and choose your new customized "AE_SPLASH.png" file, then click Open.
Click "Replace" button.

Now your custom splashscreen image is shown in ResourceHacker, as the new image for "AE_SPLASH : 1033"

In the top menu:
Click File > Exit.
Click Yes to save changes!

Save as "AfterFX.dll" on your Windows C: or D: drive (NOT inside the Support Files folder!).

ResourceHacker program closes by itself.

Now go to your Windows D: drive, find the new custom "AfterFX.dll" file, copy the file, and paste it into
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CS4\Support Files
Click "Copy and Replace" button (the top button) when asked to replace the original file.

If you need admin rights to paste into the folder, then click "Continue" when asked for permission to replace the original file.

Now either open the program from Windows itself, or make a RabbitHole shortcut in AmiKitX:

C:winlaunch >NIL: "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CS4\Support Files\AfterFX.exe"

and open it from inside AmiKitX.

When the program loads after a couple of seconds, it now shows your new custom (Amiga style ?) splashscreen.

And that makes a RabbitHole program, feel a little bit more like true Amiga


Author alanwall

#42 Posted: 14 Dec 2017 01:56 

Author amikit_noob
#43 Posted: 16 Dec 2017 16:10 
Thanks for the link

It's the best Amiga style/theme ever, just perfect!

Author amikit_noob
#44 Posted: 16 Dec 2017 16:24 

Superfast Framerate in StuntCarRacer Windows version
(Faster framerates than TNT version for Amiga, I think).

Window mode only:

Get it here (if you not already know about it) :

The RabbitHole shortcut path is:
C:winlaunch >NIL: "C:\StuntCarRacerWin32\StuntCarRacer.exe"

The Amiga window theme is the "Amiga3+" style (Sub-style "PURE") for WindowBlinds 10.62+, that alanwall linked to in his post.

Author amikit_noob
#45 Posted: 17 Dec 2017 12:48 

How to run modern AGA demos fullscreen (2017) in AmiKitX, without demos crashing/locking up your Amiga...

Simple fix:
(If you installed AmiKitX with the default A1200 rom) Then just change the CPU (in WinUAE) from the default 68020 to the faster 68060 CPU !

Screenshot 1920z1200:

AGA Demo "Storm Rider" by Focus Design (February 2017)

It crashes/locks up the Amiga on 020, but works fine on 060 !

To edit WinUAE CPU settings:

(Close/Exit AmiKitX so WinUAE is not running!)

Open AmiKitX Launch window.
Click Configure button
In "CPU and FPU" > CPU:
Click the 68060

Save as a clone of your working config, but now with 060 instead of 020

Click on "Configuration"
Click "Save As" button
type name like "060-setting-amikitx.uae"
Click "Save" button.
Click "Quit" button.

Launch AmiKitX with the 060 CPU
Open AmiKitX Launch window.
Click Configure button
In "Configurations":
Click on your new setting "060-setting-amikitx.uae"
Click the "Load" button (make sure WinUAE now shows the title "060-setting-amikitx.uae" in the top title bar of WinUAE window, so the chosen 060 config has been loaded!)
Click the "Start" button.
Now AmiKitX boots up, just like your normal config, but now has a 060 CPU!

Then try the AGA Demo "Storm Rider", it should run perfectly fine in fullscreen, all the way through, and automatically exit to the Amiga workbench afterwards.

Enjoy your AGA demos in AmiKitX


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