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util/boot/ac-bootpic.lha

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Short:Animated boot pictures
Author:Alex Carmona
Uploader:AmigaOne TheWorld net (Alex Carmona)
Type:util/boot
Version:1.1
Architecture:ppc-amigaos >= 4.0.0, 68k-amigaos >= 3.0.0
Date:2005-05-24
Download:http://aminet.net/util/boot/ac-bootpic.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/util/boot/ac-bootpic.readme
Downloads:1756
Description:

I was getting tired of staring at a black screen when my A1 is booting, and
LoadWB would make the display flash with the light gray color of the screen
background before switching to my black wbpattern image.

So I decided to use a boot picture and have it close after LoadWB.
I tried various methods, yet none worked as expected, the WB screen always got
opened in front, but with Visage the result is as good as it gets, short of
writing a native version of ShowAmiga96.

I chose to use Visage because it can run from the Startup-Sequence before ENV:,
datatypes, and monitors are available, it's stable, and most importantly it
supports Color Cycling and Fades, opening the door for some interesting effects.


Changes:

The delay is no longer specified on the command line, the Visage screen is now
closed by the script in WBStartup. This allows the boot picture to be displayed
until LoadWB regardless of how long it takes (see notes).
This time I included more boot pictures, and now they have icons pre-configured
to make it easy to see what each picture would look like at boot time.
Just double-click the icons. If you've seen my previous release you're in for a
surprise... I hope you like that neat little trick! :-)


Installation/usage:

o Put the Visage command somewhere on your drive, e.g. "C:Visage"
o Copy one of the boot pictures somewhere on your drive, e.g. "S:BootPicture"
o Edit your S:Startup-Sequence, and above or below SetPatch insert the line:
  Run <>NIL: C:Visage S:BootPicture CYCLE NOCLICK NOENV
  (if needed, modify the path to C:Visage and S:BootPic, and for best results
   use FADE=4 instead of CYCLE if you use BootPicture6/7)
o Save your Startup-Sequence
o Copy CloseBootScreen and its icon to SYS:WBStartup
o Reboot and enjoy!





Contents of util/boot/ac-bootpic.lha
 PERMSSN    UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO     CRC       STAMP          NAME
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
[generic]                 5839    8463  69.0% -lh5- 089c Nov 16  2004 AC-Bootpic.info
[generic]                44719  119864  37.3% -lh5- 0e67 May  8  2005 AC-Bootpic/BootPicture
[generic]                 6254    9303  67.2% -lh5- 8afe May 22  2005 AC-Bootpic/BootPicture.info
[generic]                39469  119870  32.9% -lh5- 0251 May 22  2005 AC-Bootpic/BootPicture2
[generic]                 6254    9303  67.2% -lh5- 8afe May 22  2005 AC-Bootpic/BootPicture2.info
[generic]                45058  124960  36.1% -lh5- beec Mar 22  2005 AC-Bootpic/BootPicture3
[generic]                 6254    9303  67.2% -lh5- 8afe May 22  2005 AC-Bootpic/BootPicture3.info
[generic]                15804   41778  37.8% -lh5- cb52 Mar 22  2005 AC-Bootpic/BootPicture4
[generic]                 6254    9303  67.2% -lh5- 8afe May 22  2005 AC-Bootpic/BootPicture4.info
[generic]                16142   50268  32.1% -lh5- e8e7 Mar  5  2005 AC-Bootpic/BootPicture5
[generic]                 6254    9303  67.2% -lh5- 0936 May 22  2005 AC-Bootpic/BootPicture5.info
[generic]                15827   35106  45.1% -lh5- 3ee1 Nov 16  2004 AC-Bootpic/BootPicture6
[generic]                 6255    9304  67.2% -lh5- 7572 May 22  2005 AC-Bootpic/BootPicture6.info
[generic]                22153   48270  45.9% -lh5- bded Mar  5  2005 AC-Bootpic/BootPicture7
[generic]                 6253    9304  67.2% -lh5- 59f1 May 22  2005 AC-Bootpic/BootPicture7.info
[generic]                   33      33 100.0% -lh0- e29b May 22  2005 AC-Bootpic/CloseBootScreen
[generic]                 4731    9865  48.0% -lh5- 0d3b May 22  2005 AC-Bootpic/CloseBootScreen.info
[generic]                 1517    2931  51.8% -lh5- f11e May 22  2005 AC-Bootpic/ReadMe
[generic]                 4118    4908  83.9% -lh5- f77b Mar 23  2005 AC-Bootpic/ReadMe.info
[generic]                77057  129840  59.3% -lh5- 0fac Jan  1  1980 AC-Bootpic/Visage
[generic]                 3655    4128  88.5% -lh5- c828 May 22  2005 AC-Bootpic/Visage.info
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
 Total        21 files  339900  765407  44.4%            May 24  2005

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