MagicASL does wonder for AmigaOS 3.1 File Requester

MagicASL does wonder for AmigaOS

Mark or Select ALL with MagicASL

From the moment when AmigaOS 3.1 was out by Commodore. This operating system from 1993, was quite basic and because of this many developers saw potential in making several tools to help the users a lot. Here we bring you tools that will enhance your AmigaOS experience a lot.

AmigaOS 3.1 does have the looks, the multitasking, and is fast! But if you want to take full advance of it, then some of the excellent tools that you find on Aminet, will add  important functions like MagicASL does with the AmigaOS 3.1 File Requester. This excellent File Requester tool, which was made in 1998 requires MUI 3.8 or later.

Made by Flavio Stanchina in 1998
Before the millenium Y2K bug didnt happen, this Italian guy managed to bring MagicASL to AmigaOS 3.1 with MUI 3.8 installed. It transforms the original AmigaOS 3.1 file requester to a much more modern one. The original one is very basic and its very hard to choose more files with it, when using a great sound player like SongPlayer. As shown on the shots, you can select several files or just hit the ALL files button and OK to import all of the songs inside an MP3 folder for example.

MagicASL does wonder for AmigaOS

Informative and well designed ASL Requester for sure

Faster than ther original File Requester
Not only does this File Requester gives you the missing tools in the original File Requester, but it also adds an very easy way of browsing all of your partitions by showing them on the right side. Also, when choosing partitions,  browsing and selecting files feels a lot faster for me which uses AmigaOS 3.1 in 1280×720 screenmode with my Amiga 1200. This aint so noticeable in lower screenmodes, but in the screenmode I use then the speed differences is there. Thank you Flavio!

Step by Step MagicASL Install Guide

  • Get MUI 3.8 on Aminet. Here is a full Download Link!
  • Get MagicASL on Aminet. Here is a full Download Link!
  • Download MagicASL to RAM Disk or to a drawer (folder)
  • Unarchive the .LHA file
  • Click the install icon
  • Follow the instructions until the end
  • Reboot AmigaOS
  • Have a happy time with a totally new File Requester!
MagicASL does wonder for AmigaOS

All of the songs goes straight into the SongPlayer playlist with MagicASL!

A nice note from the author in the readme

The overwhelming feedback I received after the previous releases convinced
me that I’m doing something good. Thanks to all those who wasted their time
writing mails that described misbehaviours and asked for new features. BTW,
sorry if sometimes I didn’t reply quickly, but I got really a lot of mails
and I couldn’t implement requests *and* reply in reasonable time. 😉

This was back in 1998, but still until to this date MagicASL is really doing lots of magic to File Requesters. Some programs tend to use their own ASL like Hippo Player though, but for MUI related programs the new ASL makes a lifechanger. It did that with me, and maybe also with you?

The ambitious aim of MagicASL is to put a good looking and give a highly configurable user interface into ASL, which he have done quite well!


Aminet Filler on Amitopia
BitTorrent client for Amiga 68k Released on Aminet
MagicASL does wonder for AmigaOS 3.1 File Requester
Max Knight Released for Free on Aminet
Max Knight is a totally New Amiga game, Released for Free on Aminet
Aminet Filler on Amitopia
Keyfile for Hippo Player Released
MorphOS Files Filler 2
Transform bitmaps into vector graphics with Potrace 1.14
MorphOS Files Filler 2
Hollywood Player out for MorphOS
MorphOS Files Filler 2
AmigaOS 3.x skin released for MorphOS
Get beautiful storage gauges under your HD partition icons with Fuelgauge
Quickstarter for AmigaOS 4
A intuitive program start menu called Quickstarter for AmigaOS 4
OS4Depot Filler AmigaOS 4
Use MPlayer as YouTube player? Get YT, which is a YouTube Extractor for AmigaOS 4
OS4Depot Filler AmigaOS 4
Convert Pixel art to Vector graphics in AmigaOS 4
AROS Archives Filler
Odyssey webkit web browser Update
AROS Archives Filler
Shufflepuck Cafe game ported to AROS
AROS Archives Filler
SnapIT grabbs your AROS screens like no other
AROS Archives Filler
Cinnamon Writer is ported to AROS
Amiga in Argentina
View on Amiga in Argentina Interview where Commodore really helped the peoples situation in the country
IBrowse 2.5
IBrowse 2.5 Questions and Answers Xtravaganza
mados powerpc
Amiga had 70% Share in 1990 in Iraq in our Exclusive Mados Interview
Zaher Sai
Interview with a big Amiga interested person in Syria, Zaher Sai
Plipbox Deluxe
Plipbox Deluxe is a really Great solution for adding a Ethernet solution for Amiga
boxx for Amiga
BOXX A New Amiga Game 2017
Waxworks horror review
Waxworks “Read if you dare!” Retro Review (18 Years)
d day
D-DAY We shall fight on the beaches?
Amiga PAL High Res Games
Amiga PAL High Res Games is a Unknown Rarity
ide4 for Amiga 2000
New IDE controller for Amiga 2000 on sale
Soon all Vampirized Amiga home computers will become AGA Amiga compatible
Amiga was already capable of 14bit playback in 1985 – We Reveal Amiga’s Audio Possibilities