your TT already has a nice setup!
FreeMiNT is the one that is still maintained.
EasyMiNT is a GEM based Installer for FreeMiNT that
makes installing , well, Easy
I can warmly recommend the EasyMiNT install, it gives you a
solid working setup out of the box. Of course you can tweak
it to be more functional or make it look different.
EasyMiNT installs a full FreeMiNT 1.16.3a, if you want incl. MiNTnet and
even X11(which is, imho too slow on TT).
As desktop there comes the free and stable TeraDesk.
TeraDesk is available in a newer version in the meantime.
Easy to replace the older version with new.
As AES EasyMiNT sets up XaAES which is very good and the one i use.
You can , of course, setup your copy of N.Aes as well as the promising MyAES.
Its possible to login to MiNT console and choose the wanted AES from there,
in case you like to check them all out.
I'd recommend to go with th full release of XaAES. The one out of the EasyMiNT
package is reduced by some window designs and a full documented example configfile.
I run a Matrix VME graphics card with NVDI5, but had it running with NVDI3 before
i got my graphics card. I guess you can get you CrazyDots II run with NVDI3, too.
(NVDI5 recommended, though)
You need some MB space on your BGM C: partition and a LNX D: partition.
A free D: partition can be changed to LNX during EasyMiNT setup (will get erased,
make your backup)
I have a 400M BGM C:, 1G LNX D:, 400M BGM D: and a 34G FAT32 for my pics and
music (wave files).
Okay, a 10.000turns, 36 GB UWSCSI HD in a TT is overkill. But i had it here....
I have to say, access to LNX partition is faster than the FAT32 one. So, after testing this,
i'd not make a FAT32 partition anymore.
I hope that helps a bit to decide for you.