In a nutshell, Hombre is a collection of utilities aimed at users of low end Amiga models (like the A500) who want to transfer files from their PCs. It is both versatile and easy to use. All the software crammed onto the disk comes from legal sources and can be freely distributed (this compilation is NOT for sale).
The major change in Hombre v1.01 is the addition of ProNet that lets you access Amiga's drives via WinUAE running on your PC (sort of like DNet from the previous version but works with later kickstart revisions. I've been using it with the ClassicWB P96 pack which has ProNet pre-installed).
Also support for two drive systems has been extended (pick the ADF for you; 1d/2d, 1 drive/2 drives).
PAL and NTSC versions included.
Hombre is intended to work on models with the 1.3 version of kickstart (most notably the A500). I can't guarantee it'll work with later ones. You really got better options with models like the A600 or A1200.
Hombre is a software package to make your life easier when trying to transfers files to older Amiga models like the A500/A1000/A2000.
Here's a list of features:
scripts for floppy based transfers completely re-written; no need to remove spaces from ADF's filenames and no 30 characters file name limit; you can use those TOSEC ADFs without any hassle, just make sure you split them in half ; scripts to utilize the external drives also included; with the external drive floppy drive transfers are a piece of cake.
ZShell; the do-all Shell replacement; plenty of in-built commands, pull-down menus, aliases, command line editing; TAB file name completion and plenty more.
DMouse; great for working with many windows; autofocus, click2front, window switching, cursor blanker and much, much more.
Gauge; written by Leffman especially for the Hombre package; displays different information about the system (drive head position, free space on disks, free memory, time and date); highly configurable.
VDisk version of Hombre that let's you boot from a RAD like device. Set's up a bootable virtual disk (fast mem also supported), copies the needed files for different methods of transfer (floppy, serial, parallel) and away you go. The internal drive is free and all software is sitting nicely in memory.
ZShell’s in-built move command doesn’t work (don’t know why); also don’t use the ‘all’ switch with the delete command or the Amiga will crash (better use a pattern like ‘delete ram:*’ and press enter every time when prompted) -- this only applies to 1.3 version of kickstart. By pressing CTRL+F ZShell can open a file requester and insert selected file’s path/name on the command line but since there’s no asl.library sitting in LIBS: it won’t work. When you start a new CLI the memory clock disappears from the title bar, type ‘memclk on’ to get it back. The ‘show t‘ command crashes when TD is running
when working in minimal mode some programs will refuse to run (this is because of the small height of the screen -- just 50 pixels). These include FixDisk, PPrefs, plus possibly others that try to open a window. If you get rid of aliases in this mode (by issuing the unalias command) make sure you provide the -w parameter with correct values (window height not larger than 50 pixels -- check zshell’s docs for more info) when issuing newcli or the GURU will pay you a visit
AutoCLI and DMouse have a feature that let’s you start a new CLI by pressing a key combination (LAmiga+Esc). In order to do so they require files that are not available on disk so DON’T try to open new shell windows in this way or it’s CRASH, BOOM, BANG. You can press F10 instead or issue the newcli command
When working with serial transfer programs (transwarp, dnet) you need to issue ‘avail -c’ if you plan to change the serial device after having invoked them earlier with a different device (for example you transferred a disk form the Amiga to the PC using transwarp at 115200 baud with BaudBandit and now want to receive an ADF using artser. Type ‘avail -c’ in-between or else the program will fail to open the new device)
Leffmann for the great Gauge program!
Zuza for being so kind and considerate throughout my work on Hombre :*;
all the people responsible for the software included (check the read.me file in docs/ on the disk for a detailed list)
Lombi of Anarchy who put together an amazing collection of utilities that inspired me to do something similar;
Pazza of LSD and his ‘LSD Legal Tools’ collection where I got most of the programs from;
Fred Fish for his amazing software collection; (RIP)
creators and maintiners of aminet.net;
Toni Wilen for WinUAE which made my life so much easier when preparing this collection;
Bloodwych for his brilliant classicWB packs which saved me a lot of time and effort;
Paul for helping me out with the wiki page; (RIP)
Tygrys for lending me his A500 (wielkie dzieki!);
Zetr0 for the webspace (I'm sure I'll find some use for it :) cheers!)
scaf for his ADFDump disk;
Josh for the SAAR PD disks;
for his great FTP
Nyder, frantic for offering their help with testing the package (appreciate it!);
Alexh for useful suggestions;
ppa.pl staff (especially mailman -- you ROCK) for a fantastic web site;
all active EAB users for making it the best Amiga related website in the galaxy;
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check the read.me file for a complete list
CBM & Arthur Hagen
Bob Bush, R.W.Bowers, T.A.Nery
Coding by TURBOBRAIN & graphics by NICK23
Original copy routines by R.GELFAND & S.THUBEAUVILLE
Mark Adler (original code)
Paul Kienitz, John Bush, Walter Haidinger (Amiga port)
Dan Babcock, Harry Sintonen
Kenneth C. Nilsen
Doug Walker, John Toebes
METALLION of KEFRENS
Dirk Stoecker, Christian von Roques, Urban Dominik Mueller
Martin Gierich, Paul Hayter