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  Forums > Hively Tracker Support > Hively in Basic UAE configuration - Help.

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Hively in Basic UAE configuration - Help.

m0d
Posted: 2007-01-02 09:35:34
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2006-12-22 09:27:17
Hi all.

As you may or may not know by now, I don't like the all-singing-dancing bells and whistles type of installation for my amiga environment, I have been pestered into trying to have a go with Hively by a few folks and to be honest - i'm struggling.

I'm now resorting to WinUAE as my Amiga cannot cope without system/lib/etc mucking about (by the looks of it) - i'm not happy with installing extra bells and whistles to get it working either, it's a plain vanila type amiga setup that *works* which is what I use AHX on, and not much else. So for fannying about with other stuff, WinUAE it is.

I have WB3.1 installed and running, 2mb chipram, 4mb fast configured (in the emu). The sound emulation works - I've composed a couple of tunes in AHX with it.

Now, I've copied over the Hively libs and fonts into their appropriate directories on the virtual disk, but when I attempt to run one of the Hively executables (68020 version) I get "Unable to initialize audio" in a workbench window, and that's as far as I can get.

I've been mucking around now for the best part of an hour with it, if you could lend a hand that would be helpful both to me and the others out there who are might be in the same position as me.

Cheers :)

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m0d
Posted: 2007-01-02 09:40:29
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Addenum: The CPU I am emulating is the 040, as switching the emu to 68020 causes both non-FPU and FPU executables to crash and throw a guru error/reboot, however, the 680020FPU setting works with either executable (down to the FPU of course) but still reports the same issues as the 68040 emulation as in the original post.

I am also only running a 2 colour workbench to increase the Chipmem.

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Xeron
Posted: 2007-01-02 10:18:09
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2006-12-13 11:34:00
Have you installed AHI?

You need to install AHI, and preferably the uae AHI driver (I think its in the "amiga files" directory when you install UAE) which will give you 16 bit audio.

AHX forever!
m0d
Posted: 2007-01-02 11:07:07
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Gnah. I've followed the docs in the ahidrive.zip file that comes with WinUAE, installed the devices as it says:

=Begin Quote:
Copy the file uae.audio to devs:ahi
Copy the file uae to devs:audiomodes
If you choose from ahi prefs or application the driver
UAE: 16 bit HIFI stereo++
all is correct
=End Quote.

For those who are new to this I discovered you also need to download the rest of the AHI package from http://www.lysator.liu.se/ahi/v4-site and run the installer to get it on your system.

Mine being a virgin installation of WB, the "Installer" programme that the install script calls was missing aswell. So you'll also need that from here: http://aminet.net/util/misc/Installer-43_3.lha

And then, voila... Hively runs. But remember to go into the WB Prefs menu and select the "UAE: 16 bit HIFI stereo++" driver from the new AHI control panel icon that has appeared since installation.

Well :) it runs :) Looks shit though in 4 colours :) Guess the picasso driver installation is up next.

Edit: [FIXED] One problem I do notice, is that that the audio levels in some of the channels are so low they are almost inaudiable. Let me know if there is some tweaking that needs to be done on the driver. I load up an AHX of mine for example, and I can only hear 2 of the 4 channels playing. The other 2 are playing but so quietly (and very poor quality audio too). FIX: Was to go back into the AHI panel and make sure the bloody setting was saved properly. Exit it, and restart Hively. Now it sounds a bit better. :)

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m0d
Posted: 2007-01-02 14:12:02
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2006-12-22 09:27:17
Oh lookie here:

Hively Screenshot

(Your BBCode implementation is borked - i've lost this post twice now trying to use url bbcode.)

:)
For people like me without uber amiga-uae setups:

A tip of mine would be to get the AmigaSYS distribution from http://amigasys.fw.hu/

You'll need to provide the Workbench and Extras disk-images from WB3.x, and the Kickstart rom of course. You'll also need a ready-installed version of WinUAE. Then run the install of AmigaSYS over your WinUAE instllation (c:\program files\WinUAE).

Open WinUAE go to the config menu then load the new AmigaSYS config that has appeared (or should have).

Insert the Workbench disk in "DF0:"

After it's booted up, you'll get a bunch of install icons on your screen, I chose the normal AmigaSYSInstall (or something, i can't remember exactly). Run it. It'll prompt for your Workbench disk image(s), hit F12 to swap floppies in and out via the UAE floppy menu.

Once it's installed all you have to do is load it up, mount a directory where you've unpacked the Hively LHA and then copy over the Fonts to the Fonts directory on the System: virtual harddisk.

In the sound config of WinUAE I dropped the soundbuffer down to about 70ms, this works for me and gives the least latency before my system starts crackling.

When in the amiga environment, I then went to the Prefs menu and opened up the screenmode commodity, changed it to 1024x768 and the highest colour setting it would go, and saved. Did the same in the Hivelytracker Prefs except chose 800x600 so it would fit perfectly. Quit and restarted and bingo, the screenshot above :) (except i made winuae use windowed mode instead of fullscreen).

Hope this is useful to someone else if they stumble on it.

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syphus
Posted: 2007-01-02 14:28:51
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Xeron
Posted: 2007-01-02 23:41:50
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Fixed the bbcode problem. It was the hyphen that confused it.
AHX forever!

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