Current release: 0.99 beta 2 (June 22 2024)

The goal of MyAES is to provide a free, fast, reliable and modern AES. It should be at least as good as "standard" AESes (MagiC, NAES and XaAES are the references), but the second step is to have a good portable AES for futur machine (Linux/Aranym seems to be a good option at the moment).

Here is a small gallery of snapshot to give you an idea of the rendering of various windframes provided with MyAES

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MyAES Video demonstration of MyAES0.97 under Aranym


MyAES 0.99 Beta 2 : June 22 2024

Good new, not find regression compare to 0.98 I'm in progress and just 6 month since last update ;-)

In beta 2 what new:

Most important change are link to bug fix :

  • Scan code return when CTRL or ALT was pressed was wrong (possible issue with some software using shortcut such Thing)
  • "run" option now can support parameters
  • objc_edit fix
  • popup position of G_POPUP object
  • Automatic MyAES rsc file load link to language now work


  • Support in G_POPUP of others object type than G_STRING
  • Clean start myaes.cnf was possible load twice
  • Windows with NAME kind but without init text now have a name
  • Better redraw with object flags CHECKED and CROSSED

News :

  • By default clipbrd is put in u:\ram\clipbrd
  • Add "run_unshift" command for myaes.cnf : application launch by this command will be run only if shift is not down
  • Add application option "app_notexture" to not apply LWHITE and LBLACK texture in replacement of this color in objects
  • Object flags used in conjunction CHECKED|CROSSED add red "X" at the place of the Check green logo

MyAES 0.99 Beta 1 : December 31 2023

It's time for a new version!

Goal :

  • Fix residual regression of 0.98 version (memory protected mode incompatibility)
  • Add new features
  • Fix more issues and software incompatibility

Roadmap: On around 2 years with update all 6 months if I can, up all new feature I want to add will de include before 1.0 version (version to fix bug and incompatibility only). No important kernel changes so new 0.99 updates should not include that much regression and instability! (cross finger)

In beta 1 you should find:

News :

  • New photo dithering in 1, 4 and 8 bit screen format for quality and speed based on diffusion error (bayer up to now), for 1 and 4 plans screen format, Sierra Lite diffusion error algorithm is used, it give a bit better quality compare to NVDI 5 but is slower of around 20% on my V4SA, it is wrote in pure C only no asm, 8 bits screen format use personal diffusion error dithering algorithm, it is perhaps a little bit less good than NVDI 5 but is around 6% faster than NVDI and it is pure C code too. C2P routine for 4 and 8 planes come from Guillaume Tello and are full asm and give same speed as NVDI 5.
  • MyAES rsc file now are choose with mlanguage configuration
  • Internal windframe can have background photo.


  • Windframe more clean in 256 colors
  • Message WM_ALLICONIFY supported
  • Partial support of menu_istart
  • Rewrite of color icon support for better compatibility with AES 4 and NAES, speed up redraw. No more size limitation for cicon
  • CTRL + ALT + X not hide anymore system application windows

Fixs :

  • Protected mode regressions from 0.98 version fixed
  • CTRL + ALT + V work again
  • Possible issue with iconified windows
  • Object with only '_' char display as request
  • Impossible in some case to accept some char on edit fields
  • Cicon object without cicon are now displayed with B&W definition
  • appl_search(-apid) name return now start with 2 space (Taskbar trouble)
  • Possible shrinkbox redraw issue
  • Fix form_do with xcontrol
  • Fix evnt_button with RSM
  • Fix call file selector with char ',' in path

Patch 5 MyAES 0.98 : March 2023

An important bug have been found with GCC version (environement can be changed link to use of Mintlib) and as I not introduce real new feature only fix bugs, I propose a new patch for MyAES 0.98 rather a new version! I provide now only 3 versions 68000 (PureC), 68020(PureC) and coldfire(GCC 4), PureC version is now generally  faster than GCC version.

- Fix automatic translation environment link to mintlib use, environment should not be chnage by AES (was only on GCC versions)
- Possible lost of mouse event when MU_M1 and MU_M2 are used in same time
- Possible object position done by form_center can be wrong up to 9 pixels in height depending of menu configuration
- Appl_trecord now is working
- Fix mouse wheel
- Shel_find now look in $HOME too
- Better management of message WM_MOVE and WM_RESIZE
- Fix redraw of sliders when window change position between top and other (not same color in windframe)
- Popup menu for ACC not display if empty
- ACC submenu not display if empty

- CTRL + ALT + t : Stop record /replay (appl_trecord and appl_tplay)
- Very basic programs to record and display event with appl_trecord (MyAES only) and appl_tplay
- Wind_set(..,WF_KIND,...) now supported
- Some small speed up event

Patch 4 (previously name final version) MyAES 0.98 ; September 2022
Finaly a last update, no new feature, only bug fix except for Yopla toolbar highly enhanced with support of group like taskbar
MyAES 0.98 developpement is closed

- Fix default windframe (possible crash)
- Fix iconified window redraw and clipping issue
- Fix shutdown with MyAES now no more crash
- Fix possible overload with appl_search()
- Fix parameters pass to TOS program
- Fix text under icon on taskbar
- Fix env pass to application launch
- Fix appl_control to hide unhide windows (now taskbar work), Yopla have been fixed
- Fix shell launch application as other AES do, now GBE receive CH_EXIT messsage
- Fix lost of focus on form_alert for application without menu
- Fix possible crash on popup menu
- Fix edit field to work with Netsurf
- Fix resolution change
- appl_control(APC_INFO,..) no return if application is hide or not
- Fix issue shel_write() if X11 server was running
- Fix default directory for application launch by shel_write()
- Fix possible selected icon redraw
- More nice disable icon redraw
- remove option "flying_menu_fix"
- Fix language in English file selector
- Fix app_conf.cnf configuration for Taskbar
- Possible quit MyAES without doing shutdown
- Better multitask when an application do intensive use of VDI

- Better Yopla popup position
- Better reactivity when hide to  wake up
- Add Thing group support with auto.grp support like taskbar, please check readme for use

Patch 3 MyAES 0.98 : November 8 2021

- appl_search() was not returning application name completed with space
- wind_get(WORKXYWH) Area of toolbar was not removed from list
- Radio buton was not visualy unselected (not redraw)
- Fix redraw toolbar (imgview from Lonny Pursell)
- Fix possible menu_popup with hierarchical submenu could never return from menu_popup (Taskbar)
- Fix menu_popup special key not return
- Fix  popup et hierarchical menu position
- Fix item popup could stay selected from menu_popup() - (Still some issue)
- Fix text position for icon
- Fix evnt_mouse was not call from trap! (Jaygrii program)
- toolbar with bouton flag EXIT very difficult to have event could stay lock like in form_alert.
- Configuration issue : bad alert.prg in config 680020-60 possible crash please replace.
- Add support wind_get for WF_FTOOLBAR and WF_NTOOLBAR
- Reduction size of 68000 version
- New Yopla to be in agreement with appl_search() fix

Patch 2 MyAES 0.98 : October 23 2021
- Fix possible crash fileselector or form_alert (Toswin2 issue)
    - Fix Jinnee 1 & 2 not start : Jinnee call a function not support (wdialog font selector) MyAES was erasing addrout[0] Jinnee dont like!
    - Fix Jinnee 1 crash displaying cicon, cicon list chain stop with 0xFFFFFFFF rather NULL

Still  MyAES not work with Matrix card (crash at start) - Sorry

Patch 1 MyAES 0.98 : September 11 2021
- Fix start crash issue on firebee
    - Fix start crash issue with debug option
    - Fix possible freeze menu or slow on Vision (possible several other programs)
    - Fix fullscreen mode (widget was still active)

MyAES 0.98 : August 18 2021

This version is highly focus on kernel event speed up, a page is dedicated to this can be found here please read: English version , version Française

Support thread creation as Magic with shel_write, with shared memory running in concurent way

Fix numerous bug (most for redraw (low number of color and low resolution) and edit field)

Reduce memory used in 68000 version

Add new program running option to help run some software write for singletos (documentation to be update, sorry not yet done)



- MyAeS doesn't support cooperative multitask under plain TOS so no accessory avaible on TOS (use GCC version).
- other issue can now be follow on Githup here


MyAES is free for non-commercial use. Please read the LICENCE for details.

Download MyAES 0.99 beta2 (full archive) : (June 22 2024)

Download MyAES 0.99 beta1 (not full archive need previous version if not yet installed) : (December 31 2023)

Download MyAES 0.98 patch 5 full version: (Mars 26 2023)

Download MyAES 0.98 final version : (September 10 2022)
Download MyAES 0.98 patch 3 kernel only: (November 8 2021)
Download MyAES 0.98 patch 2 kernel only:
Download MyAES 0.98 full version : (October 23 2021 (with patch 2 only))

MyAES 0.97 Patch: Kernel only - (December 10 2017)

File selector patch - l(November 24 2017)

Download 0.97 full version (about 14.4 MB ! ) - (December 10 2017=

68000, 68020, coldfire version of MyAES + Yopla

MyAES 0.96 Patch2: binary only

MyAES 0.96 Patch 1: binary only

The ZIP file contains a complete distribution of MyAES:

Download 0.96 version (about 300 KB).


Download additional skins for MyAES ("dark" and "milk" windframes by Zorro) : (about 700 KB).

(you can find other windframes from Paul Wratt here: and look at snapshot here : )

TOSWIN2 patch version with num pad '+' & '-' working with MyAES (new version with shortcut option working (2 March 2013)):

Download source code for simple windframe :

Edit your keytblxx.sys (keyboard configuration file) with CHARVIEW from Roland SEVIN (New version 19 November 2011):

Select your AES at boot of Mint with SELGEM, with it you can start different versions of MyAES and other AES such as NAES and XaAES :

Old versions

MyAES 0.97 patch : December 10 2017 -- Should be last patch provide for 0.97, I'm looking now for 0.98 version!

New graf_vmem() function was target on 0x45 AES fuction already used by NAES, this function is now set on 0x44 (no software use graf_vem for the moment), thanks Gerhard Stoll for this remark.

MyAES 0.97 patch : December 07 2017

Better focus management (more logical, faster with less redraw)

Fix small form_alert redraw (seen in Litchi)

Better toolbar button management and return (used in form_alert)

Fix shutdown

Modified files : MyAES kernel, alert.prg, app_conf.cnf

MyAES 0.97 patch : November 24 2017

File selector fix : Root application drive couldn't be access except by U drive

MyAES 0.97 patch : November 14 2017

Fix objc_edit possible issue, some caracter could not display depending content of template field

Cursor edit field was not displayed at start

Reduce memory splitting using jpeg.ldg (typically when was lodded backgroung desktop photo)

Alert box button was quite difficult to hit, this is now fixed

MyAES 0.97 patch : October 14 2017

Fix redraw bug introduce in previous patch for windows with toolbar

MyAES 0.97 patch : October 10 2017

Realtime window move and resize speed up

MyAES 0.97 patch : September 30 2017

ct60_vmalloc Xbios function can return wrong memory available with parameters -1L on Radeon card, so to fix this add max_video_mem parameters to myaes.cnf to fix max memory to use on your video card for MyAES. use:

max_video_mem= 30

will use 30 Mbyte of memory on your video card

MyAES 0.97 patch : September 13 2017

MyAES 0.97 (July 30 2017)

- "windows_backup" option is working (use it with Radeon, Videl video card with "use_video_mem" option or Aranym only (without "use_video_mem) else it is too slow.

- New option "no_opnwk" for very special VDI driver if open workstation was open before start of AES (find one configuration on MegaST + ET4000 that need this see documentation)

- Reduce memory usage

- Add video memory manager and AES call (graf_vmem (0x45)) to use video card memory (to use with use_video_mem)

- Add program configuration manager calls in appl_search(), each application can have his configuration without need manage it

- Revised multitask event manager

- Support of Eiffel Middle button (+ button 4 and 5 if eiffel propose it)

- Reduce highly unusefull redraw

- Fix a lot of redraw issue in black and white and ST Low Res

- Automatic resize background photo

- New management of desktop redraw and Windows to reduce load of the screen (optional only with Yopla)

- New version of "Yopla" task manager

- New version of "Mdesk" desktop (not yet really usefull very buggy, present only for information)

- Fix screenshot

- Support of some exotic video card

- Fix PNG table overflow, but now only PNG true color are correctly read

- 68000 version

- ......

MyAES 0.96 patch 2 (14.03.2015)

MyAES 0.96 patch 1 (07.03.2015)

MyAES 0.96 (14.10.2014):

MyAES 0.95 (09.02.2012):

MyAES 0.94a for Coldfire (27.09.2011):

TAS instruction of the colfire is not fully compatible with TAS instruction of 68K processor MyAES can't work, this is now fix there is a specific version compiled hereafter (thanks Vincent Rivière for his debug help)

MyAES 0.94a (16.06.2011) patch has been released:

Add a patched TOSWIN2 in download area (16.06.2011)

Add english file selector in download area (25.05.2011) Thanks Paul Wratt for this hack

MyAES 0.94 (24.05.2011) has been released. Main changes are listed hereafter:

MyAES 0.93b (25.02.2011) patch has been released: Realtime windows move can't work, number of pixels for transparency can't be set in myaes.cnf - this are specific bugs to 0.93 version

MyAES 0.93a (16.02.2011) patch has been released: wdialog doesn't work correctly when MyAES is compiled by GCC, this version is compiled with PureC - this is specific bug to 0.93 version

MyAES 0.93 has been released. Main changes are listed hereafter:

MyAES 0.92 has been released. Main changes are listed hereafter:

MyAES 0.91 has been released. Main changes are listed hereafter:

MyAES 0.90a : Just a fix for bad environment pass to application in 0.90 version, some softwares doesn't work with this bug!

MyAES 0.90 has been released. Main changes are listed hereafter:


For programmers:

MyAES Programmer guide

For end users:

Official documentation of the configuration file (myaes.cnf)

Authors and contact

Main developper :

Other developpers and contributors: