Enhancer Software 2.1
|The Enhancer Software is a collection of utilities, commodities, classes, datatypes and libraries with the aim of enhancing the Amiga system software experience.|
Version 2.1 released on 17th October 2021 for OS4 platform, replacing the previous Version 2.0.
It was succeeded by Version 2.2 of the Enhancer Software when released on 9th August 2022.
There are two editions of the Enhancer Software:
- Core Edition: this is a free of charge release featuring only the gadget classes, AmiSphereServer, Updater tool and SDK for developers.
- Release 2: this is the full commercial edition featuring all files
These components which are installed across the system as follows:
Please read these important notes before installing the Enhancer Software on your hard disk drive.
To install the Enhancer Software to your system, please double click the Install_Enhancer_Software icon as shown below:
The End-User Licence Agreement will be displayed which needs to be reviewed. If you agree to the terms, then click the Agree button to continue to the main Installation of the software.
The Installation will then ask you if you wish to backup any files that could be overwritten by the Enhancer Software Installation process. It is recommended that you select Yes. If you do this, once you press Proceed button, you will then be asked the location to store on your hard disk where the files will be backed up to.
There are two icon drawer sets available to install for selected Utilities and Commodities. The standard blue icon set mimics the default look of OS4.1 drawers. Alternatively the black icon set introduces the new icon style that the Enhancer Software uses. The installation process will prompt you to choose the icon set you want to use.
The components of the Enhancer Software sections are installed in this order:
AK-8SVX Datatype AK-BMP Datatype AK-GIF Datatype AK-ILBM Datatype AK-JFIF Datatype AK-PNG Datatype AK-TIFF Datatype Info Datatype LogFile Datatype MPEGA Datatype MOD Datatype SimpleHTML Datatype Sound Datatype WAV Datatype
2. Gadgets and Classes:
Anim Gadget Class Clock Gadget Class DateSheet Gadget Class InfoData Gadget Class InfoWindow Class ListViewer Gadget Class MediaDeck Gadget Class OptionButton Gadget Class PieChart Gadget Class ProgressBar Gadget Class Select Gadget Class SliderBar Gadget Class Shared Image Class Tabbed Gadget Class Thumblist Gadget Class TickBox Gadget Class Time Gadget Class ToolBar Gadget Class
AmiSphereServer Format NotificationServer Updater
AmiDVD AmiPDF Archiver Calendar CANDI and CANDI Preferences ¹ Clock InfoWindow MultiEdit ¹ MultiViewer ¹ PartitionWizard TuneNet X-Dock
ClipViewer ¹ Exchanger ¹ InfoWB ¹ TimeGuard ¹
Codesets Datatypes Expat EXIF Geocode LZMA OpenGL ES 2.0 VA Warp2D Warp3D Nova Zip Z
Diskcache Library RadeonHD v3 RadeonRX v1 SmartFileSystem 2
8. CLI Commands and Tools:
AddDatatypes Assign Copy Dir List MakeDir RequestChooser SystemReboot Version
Datatypes Preferences Notifications Preferences Sound Preferences Time Preferences
10. Devices and Handlers
A1222 Sound Driver A1222 Ethernet Driver HDAudio Sound Driver OxygenHD Sound Driver PTP USB Driver SSH2-Handler USBADM8511 Ethernet Driver X5000 Ethernet Driver
¹ Some components from the Enhancer Software will install the image data they require for their User Interface in the Prefs/Presets drawer of your system partition. it is recommended not to change this, however, some more experienced users may want to install this data in an alternative location on their hard disks. If this is the case, you can change the default location from Presets to another bespoke location on your hard disk drive.
|Gadgets and Classes
The majority of content in the Enhancer Software requires the gadgets and classes that are supplied and will not operate correctly without these being installed.
By default, all documentation for the components of the Enhancer Software are stored in the Documentation drawer of your system partition. There are options to install the documentation to an alternative location of your choice.
|Software Development Kit (SDK)
If you are a developer and have the SDK installed on your system, then any components with SDK files available can be optionally installed.
|Catalog Language Files
A lot of the Enhancer Software components have support for various languages. These Catalog files can be optionally installed wherever available.
For both the SDK and Catalog language files, there is an option to skip the prompt and let the installer automatically remember your choices. The first time the SDK or Catalog Language files prompt appears, a requester window will ask if you wish to apply the installation choice to every supported component in the Enhancer Software. Click the Apply To All button to do this. Alternatively if you wish to continue to receive prompts, then click the Always Prompt button.
At the end of the installation, a message will report how many installed components need a "soft" or "hard" reboot of your system. The installed components that require a "soft" reboot either start from the WBStartUp or require an assign in your system's s/user-startup file. The components that require a "hard" reboot may need adding to the system's Kickstart/Kicklayout file and are activated during the initialisation of the Kickstart.
Register and download updates
In between Enhancer Software releases, individual updated files are available to download through the Updater tool. In order to access these files, users will need to open an AmiSphere account and register the Enhancer Software product key code against this AmiSphere account.
An official discussion and support forum is available for end users. Please refer to the following link: