Prepare WHDLoad Packs - henrikstengaard/hstwb-installer Wiki

HstWB Installer comes with a WHDLoad Packs user package that automates installation of WHDLoads .lha and .lzx files to hard drive.

EAB Retroplay WHDLoad Packs

Retroplay at English Amiga Board forum maintains and updates WHDLoad Packs containing games, demos and magazines.

These are updated regularly with new WHDLoad slaves and entries.

Download from Google Drive

Download EAB Retroplay WHDLoad Packs from ftp with following steps:

  1. Open a browser and search for "eab file server" to find ftp connection details on EAB forum page.
  2. Click Google Drive link on EAB forum page with Amiga File Server.
  3. Double-click Retroplay WHDLoad Packs.
  4. Download following directories by right-clicking each directory and select download:
    1. Commodore_Amiga_-_WHDLoad_-_Demos.
    2. Commodore_Amiga_-_WHDLoad_-_Games.
    3. Commodore_Amiga_-_WHDLoad_-_Games_Beta_&_Unreleased.
    4. Commodore_Amiga_-_WHDLoad_-_Games_Magazines.

Google Drive with EAB Retroplay WHDLoad Packs:

Download from ftp

Download EAB Retroplay WHDLoad Packs from ftp with following steps:

  1. Open a browser and search for "eab file server" to find ftp connection details on EAB forum page.
  2. Download and install FileZilla from https://filezilla-project.org or use similar ftp client.
  3. Start ftp client and connect to EAB file server using ftp connection details from EAB forum page.
    • Limit the number of simultaneous connections to 1 due to restrictions on EAB file server otherwise it will return 530 errors.
  4. Change remote directory to /Retroplay WHDLoad Packs/.
  5. Download remote directories to temp directory e.g. C:\Temp\Retroplay WHDLoad Packs:
    1. Commodore_Amiga_-_WHDLoad_-_Demos.
    2. Commodore_Amiga_-_WHDLoad_-_Games.
    3. Commodore_Amiga_-_WHDLoad_-_Games_Beta_&_Unreleased.
    4. Commodore_Amiga_-_WHDLoad_-_Games_Magazines.

EAB WHDLoad Packs download to temp directory e.g. "C:\Temp\Retroplay WHDLoad Packs":

Prepare WHDLoad Packs user package

The downloaded WHDLoad Packs must be copied to WHDLoad Packs user package and prepared with build install entries script. This generates scripts and menus to select which games, demos or magazines to install.

For HSTWB self install images WHDLoad Packs user package is located in directory userpackages and WHDLoad Packs from where the HstWB self install image is extracted.

For USB self install (Raspberyr Pi) WHDLoad Packs user package is located in directory userpackages and WHDLoad Packs of the USB stick root with USB self install files extracted.

Prepare WHDLoad Packs user package with following steps:

  1. Copy EAB Retroplay WHDLoad Packs to user package WHDLoad Packs directories:
    1. Commodore_Amiga_-_WHDLoad_-_Demos to EAB WHDLoad Demos.
    2. Commodore_Amiga_-_WHDLoad_-_Games to EAB WHDLoad Games.
    3. Commodore_Amiga_-_WHDLoad_-_Games_Beta_&_Unreleased to EAB WHDLoad Games Beta.
    4. Commodore_Amiga_-_WHDLoad_-_Games_Magazines to EAB WHDLoad Magazines.

Example of WHDLoad Packs user package prepared in e.g. "C:\Temp\UserPackages":

  1. Run Build EAB WHDLoad Install script depending on platform used to prepare self install:
    • Windows: Open WHDLoad Packs user package directory e.g. "C:\Temp\UserPackages" in Windows Explorer and double-click build_eab_whdload_install.cmd.
    • macOS: Open WHDLoad Packs user package directory e.g. "C:\Temp\UserPackages" in Finder and double-click build_eab_whdload_install.command.
    • Ubuntu: Open WHDLoad Packs user package directory e.g. "/tmp/userpackages" in Ubuntu Files and double-click Build EAB WHDLoad Install.
    • Linux: Open terminal and change directory to WHDLoad Packs directory e.g. "/tmp/userpackages" and type ./build_eab_whdload_install.sh and press enter.

Example of running Build EAB WHDLoad Install script on Windows by double-clicking build_eab_whdload_install.cmd in Windows Explorer:

Example of running Build EAB WHDLoad Install script on macOS by double-clicking build_eab_whdload_install.command in Finder:

Example of running Build EAB WHDLoad Install script on Ubuntu by double-clicking Build EAB WHDLoad Install in Ubuntu Files: