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[News] DOpus for PCANN.lu
Posted on 24-Apr-2000 13:14 GMT by Christian Kemp20 comments
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In a discussion on comp.sys.amiga.misc on the fate of DOpus, Richard Lane mentioned that Magnum Opus has posted a preview screenshot of the forthcoming DOpus for the PC.
DOpus for PC : Comment 1 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 23-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
My worst wishes to GPSoft. I hope that it'll be a total disaster of
sales on PC...
DOpus for PC : Comment 2 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by Leon r. Tan on 23-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Anonymous):
Surely you must admit that it looks much better than the M$
filemanager effort. Perhaps it's a good idea to sell the source code
of Dopus. Now Haage&Partner have the opportunity to buy Dopus and
implement it into their version of native PPC AmigaOS without the
worries of copyright. I guess you all have to agree that it would be
much better than something like MorphOS; you cannot even run 'classic'
games and demos on it and with Dopus you still can.
DOpus for PC : Comment 3 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by Colin Wilson on 23-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
I think i`ll write to Greg Perry myself about an idea - I would like to see direct support for Amiga formatted drives on the PC - I could then get to 1.7Gb of files and not have to send them over a serial link or try to buy a PCMCIA network card and Miami DX ;-)
DOpus for PC : Comment 4 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by Kelly Samel on 23-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
That does not look like Dopus to me. It looks like
a screwed up PC version of the program. I have
noticed that whenever porting Amiga applications to
the PC they can not seem to keep the same program,
instead it turns into an unusable windows app. It's
odd that they write a completely different program
and call it the same name as the Amiga versions.
DOpus for PC : Comment 5 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by Brian on 23-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
Why? Why oh why? Even if it adds any functionality at all, PC users
will just pirate the bejesus out of it.
DOpus for PC : Comment 6 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by Mark Olsen on 23-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (Brian):
Amiga user don't ?
DOpus for PC : Comment 7 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by Mark Olsen on 23-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (Brian):
+ Amiga user don't ?
Argh, lame keyboard. Users.
DOpus for PC : Comment 8 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by Mike Bouma on 23-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
I would have liked DOpus 5.0 type of version, so it totally replaces the GUI ;)
For me DOpus 4+ was great because of it`s fast and flexable multitasking and that has much to do with AmigaOS itself. I am curious what kind of features it adds that aren`t already available for Windows with it`s unflexability. Somehow this screenshot doesn`t look very exciting to me. Hopefully for GPSoftware others disagree....
Sincerely, Mike Bouma.
http://www.stormloader.com/amiga
DOpus for PC : Comment 9 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 23-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
AInc should buy its source code and implement it as Workbench
3.6/4.0... It'll probably be way cheaper/faster than wait Olsen
implement the same level of features in it.
DOpus for PC : Comment 10 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by Ziggy on 23-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
This is the same screenshot that Cloanto released weeks ago showing their new version of Amiga Explorer running with PC Dopus.
Aside from that fact, there are several similar looking PC filemanagers that look just like this screenshot. I use Powerdesk. I hope GPSoft don't think they will make a lot of money selling this to ex amigans on the PC,
DOpus for PC : Comment 11 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by Mod3m on 23-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Anonymous):
Yep, I totally agree!
DOpus for PC : Comment 12 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by adv on 23-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Anonymous):
] My worst wishes to GPSoft. I hope that it'll be a total disaster of
] sales on PC...
Now what would you go and say something like that?
Do you want them to devote their limited resources to a platform that is no longer yielding enough sales to properly pay for development? Maybe they should just do it all for free.. or even better.. do it and lose money!
As for the 'new Amiga', yes very nice.. maybe when it comes out they can start worrying about doing stuff for it then, but until then, food has to be put on the table.
DOpus for PC : Comment 13 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by Casey R Williams on 24-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (Brian):
...an even if they do pirate the bejeezus out of it they'll still sell more on
the PeeCee than on the Amiga...
Life is funny that way.
DOpus for PC : Comment 14 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by the man in the shadows on 24-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Anonymous):
: AInc should buy its source code and implement it as Workbench
: 3.6/4.0... It'll probably be way cheaper/faster than wait Olsen
: implement the same level of features in it.
Unfortunately I think that GPSoft missed the boat a long time ago when they
were offered some amount for the source code. I know that it wasn't the most
amount of money in the world but more than they would have gotten from selling
it on Ebay after everything was said and done. From what I recall of the
whole situation it would have been something like $1.45USD for every copy of
3.5 sold. When you calculate it out that would have been something like
$23,200 for the current amount of copies sold and H&P are still selling them
quite frequently (not as much as they would like but by the poll that was on
amiga.org it is apparent that there are people out there that still intend on
purchasing 3.5).
Heck, for that matter, just the other day, a friend down the street just
received their preorder (they were overlooked the first two times around but
after a call, that got cleared up). But the point being is that GPSoft might
have missed that boat however they have had a few "interesting" offers after
they pulled down the advert on Ebay. With that in mind, I hope that they do
well in the PC world only by hoping that they earn enough revenue and
eventually come back to the Amiga crowd. Other than that I hope that Dopus
bombs out with the "Windows" community big time and they have to make Dopus
Magellan II for Linux... 8^)
DOpus for PC : Comment 15 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by Roj on 24-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
New for Windows 2000: DOpus Gilligan!
"If you're going to be stranded, be stranded in amusing company."
DOpus for PC : Comment 16 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by sutro on 24-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (Casey R Williams):
:...an even if they do pirate the bejeezus out of it they'll still sell more on
the PeeCee than on the Amiga...
Don't count on it ;-)
sutro
DOpus for PC : Comment 17 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 24-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
Looks like a complete pile of scheisse to me. I don't know whether to cry or laugh. Where are the command buttons and what the f'ck is that thing on the left... what's the goddamn point?
DOpus for PC : Comment 18 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by George on 24-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
Hmmmm. The screenshots look pretty lame, and as an avid Dopus user I will not
be looking at Dopus 5 on my PC.
Such a shame, DOPUS in replacement workbench mode is probably the Amiga's best
kept secret. Oh well, another Amiga publisher moves (and they have every
reason if Amigan's aren't buying their products).
DOpus for PC : Comment 19 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by John Shepard on 25-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 17 (Anonymous):
Actually I think a lot of what's wrong with the screenshot is simply the fact that it adheres to the "Windows style guide" (if there is such a thing). Most of what makes Dopus great probably doesn't translate well to Windows. This could still end up the best file manager for Windows, but that's not difficult - SID 1.0 running inside UAE could beat most Windows file managers.
DOpus for PC : Comment 20 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by Thomas Karlsen on 25-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
Why do a DOpus for Windows? They already have ALOT of Expolorer programs.
They should make a Dopus Magellen 5.8 clone to Linux instead. Would probably
be a better move and would probably be more welcomed then a Windows version.
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