Workbench Release 2.04, v37.67 (Kickstart v37.175)

Release date: Late October 1991 New ROM (512KB) and software
Shipped with: Amiga 500+, 3000, available as update
Major enhancements:
  • Improved reliability
  • Enhanced boot menu
  • ARexx
  • Outline/scalable fonts
Screenshots/pics:

Kickstart ScreenBoot Menu 1Boot Menu 2Comp. Logo
Hidden messages:

With one program being launched from the Workbench, select the following menu items while Ctrl, both Alt, and both Shift keys are pressed, then release the right mouse button first and afterwards the other keys. The corresponding messages appear in the titlebar of the Workbench, if "Last Message" from the "Workbench" menu is selected:

  • "Quit" We made it...
  • "Backdrop" Better than ever!
  • "Execute" OS Group: Bryce, Michael, Peter, Darren, Randell
  • "Update" GFX: Allan, Bart, Spencer, Steve, Chris, Ray
  • "Redraw" SP: Eric, Martin H, Bill, Martin T, Brian, Kevin
  • "Last Message" Others: Andy, Dale, Jimm, Kodiak, Ned, Porter, Carolyn, David, CATS, QA
  • "About" Thanks to: Bill Hawes, Software Distillery

Original clue:

  • Control the alternate menus to shift into an enlightened state.


  1. The large icon below (unselected & selected image, respectively) is located on the Install disk [2.0Install:Tools/Test/Who.info] with all the programmer's signatures on it. It also exists in a hidden directory on the A3000 SCSI install diskette:

Media information:

Descriptions & Part Numbers

Four/Five (OFS) DS/DD diskettes
Amiga Workbench
Version 2.04
PN: 367813-01
Install Disk
Version 2.04
PN: 367826-02
A3000 Kickstart
Version 2.04
PN: 367245-02
PN: 367245-06
Amiga Extras
Version 2.04
PN: 367824-01
Amiga Fonts
Version 2.04
PN: 367825-01
A3000 Series Install Disk
V2.04
PN: 367826-01
Notes/comments:
  1. Joan Dow notes that any Amiga OS version prior to 2.04 had a bug where windows could be turned inside out as long as you hit the right key combination that overrode minimum window size specs. People trying this would rather quickly discover that this was "Not A Good Thing.". The poor confused Amiga then took a quick visit to the Guru.
  2. Chris Young notes that "the 2.04 Install disk was only shipped with Amigas containing hard drives"
  3. The biggest Amiga OS upgrade to date.
  4. 2.04 ROM Chip Part Numbers: 390630-01 (32-Bit High Word), 390629-01 (32-Bit Low Word). Severino Calleja reports the following 2.04 ROM chip numbers in his A3000T: 390629-02, 390630-02.
  5. 2.04 ROM Chip Part Numbers for A3000: 390630-03 (32-Bit High Word), 390629-03 (32-Bit Low Word).
  6. 2.04 ROM Chip Part Number for A500/A2000: 390979-01.
  7. 2.04 ROM Chip Part Number for A500/A2000: 363968-01; Rodney Hester notes that "this is an alternative 37.175 chip for the Amiga 2000 that included a jumper wire. This is the same jumper wire that some A500 motherboards required as well. It was contents-identical to part number 390979-01 (which did not include the jumper wire)."