Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Another Icaros 2.2.4 screen, presenting VIM and SMW

Some little more information about Icaros Desktop 2.2.4. I just downloaded from Aminet the latest version of InstallerLG for AROS. InstallerLG is a new replacement for the original Commodore installer, which can parse and execute installation scripts of Amiga (and AROS) applications. The lack of a proper installation utility in AROS had been a critical miss for so much time, but luckily Ola Söder has taken the effort to create a new one. I've tried it with the recently released version 8.1 of Vim and it worked like a charm. I am now following InstallerLG developments, because it can be very helpful also in the M68K field, where replacing the original AROS installer with an "improved" one from Aminet is still somehow mandatory to enjoy a good experience under emulation.

In this screenshot you can see Super Mario War running as well. SMW is a "tribute" to Nintendo's most iconic character. It's a damn funny game for AROS and I am considering to include it in the distribution. Unluckily, I know how much protective Nintendo is with its own IPs, so maybe I'd better avoid to leave it in the final release.