I have been asking GPSoft (Directory Opus creators since 1988) if they would ever make an Directory Opus v.4 Redesign of their Directory Opus 10 series. I (and I think more with me) was using the v.4 release through many years on my Amiga 1200. I have tried to find a Directory Opus clone that gave me the right Dopus 4 look and feel, but my 20 year search have not been a success. Dr Greg Perry, Managing Director of GPSoft answered me that a “v.4 release” would never happen (a simple two pane GUI is like sooooo yesterday) – but Directory Opus 10 could be configured to look like anything. My quest is ON!
Directory Opus 4 for the Amiga
I will not bother you with all the little tweaks and configurations I had to make to “downgrade” my Directory Opus 10 looks. But with some patience and some help from the Directory Opus help-file I managed to get the look and feel back (well – at least I’m quite happy with the results). In addition to have the Dopus4-gui back it now support the thousands new features and functions that GPSoft have implemented through the last 20 years of development. If the first version came out in 1988 – than this is my 25 years anniversary fan-config!
My own Directory Opus 10 config – Aaaalmost 1994?
If you would like to download my config – it will hopefully be displayed at the Theme section of resources.dopus.com here : http://resource.dopus.com/viewforum.php?f=15 . If you need any help with your own configuration, please don´t hesitate to contact me – eighter here in the comment section or on the theme-section of dopus.com.
Showing Dopus “4″ doing some copying! Even changed into Windows Classic Theme on my Windows 7 computer for this photo-shoot
Archiving – encrypting – setting a password and being cool – in Directory Opus!
I did a review regarding the Directory Opus 10 and you can read all about it here : Directory Opus 10 – makes Windows even better!
I was also lucky enough to get an interview with the creators of Directory Opus about a year ago. You can take a look at the article -here-.
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