Short: [MorphOS] AOS 1.x Skin
Author: firstname.lastname@example.org (Oliver Hummel)
Requires: Morph OS 1.4+
Well it is a long time ago when I announced
this Skin, based upon the classic Amiga OS 1.x
I had plans for a complete OS 1.x MorphOS look,
including Icons, Skins for ANR and Frogger and so on.
Unfortunatelly I had not that much time and still haven`t.
But there where so many requests for that skin (Personally
I think it is somewhat ugly but well... it`s Nostalgic )
that I decided to release it as it is.
To install this Skin, you can either use the Install Skript,
Or you can do it "by Hand" just make a Skins Directory
in Sys:Prefs and copy the whole Nostalgia directory to it.
This time I´ve included some additional stuff, like a few
OS 1.3 Icons, Backdrop and once again a mui prefs file
which will be installed onto your hardisk if you want.
After the Installation it is found in Sys:prefs/presets/mui
named "Nostalgia.prefs" Now you can select it by choosing
Settings/Global Mui Settings in Ambient Menu. (Mui still searches
the Mui Assign, ignore it and choose the right path manually)
But don`t expect to much, because it is still somewhat unfinished,
lacking new mui images for example. But perhaps *you* want to make
some images and a better mui prefs file? Well feel free to send me your
I had many complaints about the big size of my skins and that they don`t fit
on screens below 1280x1024.
Ok this time everything should also look good an smaller screen sizes. Really ;-)
Well what can I say, for the best Nostalgia Feeling, look for a Topaz Font and
use it ;-) I recommend size 11 or 13
If you think that the skin looks a bit cropped, you canplay with
the values for WINDOWTITLEBARINCREMENT and WINDOWTITLETEXTSHIFT in skin Config.
The Preview Screenshot should give you a good Idea how it was ment to look
As I allready mentioned, I tried to make the skin looking as close
as possible like OS 1.x (BTW X, because it is a mixture from all 1.x
Versions, including the beta 1.4 which became later 2.0)
This means instead of the typical grey, you will have a blue pen!
If you want to change the colours,
load the Skin config file into you favourite Text Editor
and play with the values for the Systempens. (But please
don`t complain if you end with black text on black background,
you have been warned!) For a dark Grey just change the Value
for Systempen 0. C8C8C8 should give a good Result.
Some last Words:
For the moment I guess this was my last Skin for MOS 1.4
No, I am not leaving, I like my Peg and I like MorphOS.
But according to some rumours, the next OS update will include
also some enhancements in the skinning System. This means I can
make more acurate Skins from Ofour and Nostalgia (afaik the dragbar
will be skinable too) and perhaps even a good looking Aqua Skin.
OcineL & Nowee for their great gfx work for MOS and because
I forgot to mention them in my last readme;
the whole Morph OS Team for making a new Amiga OS;
tokai for his help and especially for all the tools he made
I have many in use;
Fab and Realstar for their Fantastic Emulatoradapts (They are not "just" ports")
Petra Struck for the best Amiga News Portal
And many many others :-)
This skin is ©2004 Oliver Hummel
The Amiga Logo is © Ainc/Kmos/whoever
This Skin is Mailware, If you like it, mail me, If you
don`t like it mail me too. (Criticism is a good thing if
it could help to make things better)
It is freely redistributable, but it would be nice
if you send me a short mail if you plan to include
it on CD Rom or upload it anywhere else than on Morphzone
You may use it for your own skin e.g. Visual Prefs.
I am not responsible for any damage, use it at your own risk.