So, I started with TextCraft Plus way back in 1987 on our Amiga 500 (we soon upgraded to Excellence), but this feels great as a Word Processor. WordPerfect 4.1 on WorkBench 1.3. Full export and import from ASCII text. I could certainly get into this. I feel right at home–how many late nights I spent looking into an interface just like this, learning how to write, writing short stories for the simple joy of it.
To be clear: I don’t currently have a WP license, so I’ll submit this for demo purposes only. I believe that TextCraft may be open source or public domain, but I can’t seem to find an ADF that works properly (loads but crashes in repeatable ways).
All of that said, I do have a license for FinalWriter 97, and have it installed on the Amiga with 2.04 ROM and DataFlyer Sidecar. I’m going to continue to experiment. I want to finish my edits on the remaining chapters (as needed) and I truly want to write the next book exclusively on Amiga. It will be the ultimate distractionless writing environment…as long as I don’t install any games.
Well, maybe one. The game that inspired my original starflight mechanic.
More on that later.