Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 31st May 2008 05:51 UTC
Amiga & AROS Cloanto has released Amiga Forever 2008, the latest version of their emulation package. Amiga Forever allows you to launch various instances of different AmigaOS versions, as well as various old Amiga games. The operating systems' ROM files are provided on the disk.
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Sounds Good To Me
by Pro-Competition on Sat 31st May 2008 06:15 UTC
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2007-08-20

The new features sound very useful to me. It's nice to see this product steadily moving forward.

I have a previous version, but I am definitely going to upgrade.

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RE: Sounds Good To Me
by WorknMan on Sat 31st May 2008 14:29 UTC in reply to "Sounds Good To Me"
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2005-11-13

The new features sound very useful to me. It's nice to see this product steadily moving forward.


Yeah, especially the professional skin design with familiar "media player" interface and probably the first and only Windows software with custom-shaped glass-enabled skin. Afterall, it's nice to have a user interface I can jerk off to.

Generation iPod strikes again.

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RE[2]: Sounds Good To Me
by Pro-Competition on Sat 31st May 2008 19:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Sounds Good To Me"
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2007-08-20

Yeah, especially the professional skin design with familiar "media player" interface and probably the first and only Windows software with custom-shaped glass-enabled skin. Afterall, it's nice to have a user interface I can jerk off to.


With all due respect, you don't even have to RTFM to see several valuable features. The ones Thom highlighted in the article summary are the very useful.

The ability to save and restart the state of a session is really good. Undo of disk writes could also be useful. The actual article says they have also included more software, and added support for running directly from compressed images.

Generation iPod strikes again.


FWIW, I am an old-school, die-hard Amigan (A1000 - 1986), and I don't own an iPod. Like you, I couldn't care less what the skin of the player looks like. But I greatly appreciate the real features they have added.

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Comment by puenktchen
by puenktchen on Sat 31st May 2008 09:52 UTC
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2007-07-27

how about a version for mac os x?

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Mac OS X
by mbpark on Sat 31st May 2008 12:48 UTC
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2005-11-17
This is a good thing :)
by mbpark on Sat 31st May 2008 12:50 UTC
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2005-11-17

I own an older version of this product.

This is a good thing. I wish other companies offered similar configurations for their older operating environments. This means you can actually acquire good ROM images and games without having to resort to the grey areas of the Internet.

Amiga is one of those platforms that actually works well in emulation thanks to Cloanto.

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RE: This is a good thing :)
by Redeeman on Sat 31st May 2008 14:56 UTC in reply to "This is a good thing :)"
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2006-03-23

hahaha yeah, thanks to cloanto... i do see them mentioned SOOO often in uae/winuae's changelogs...

give credit where credit is due.

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Upgrade misses the mark for me ...
by MacTO on Sat 31st May 2008 18:34 UTC
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2006-09-21

I picked up Amiga Forever last year because I use original hardware and wanted to have Amiga Explorer because it makes life so much easier. I went for Amiga Forever instead because they have some cool videos on top of that.

Now I understand that most people buy Amiga Forever because they want to emulate the Amiga, but as someone who is interested in using real hardware and learning a bit more about Amiga history, I find the upgrade to be somewhat less than compelling.

Give us more history and give up more software to use on real hardware, in addition to all of those emulator tweaks, and they can satisfy almost everyone. But until then I'll keep waiting and hoping.

Edit: buying Amiga Explorer instead of Amiga Explorer made no sense.

Edited 2008-05-31 18:34 UTC

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Lame
by Jeddacarn on Thu 5th Jun 2008 09:01 UTC
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2006-09-10

I should point out that the version of AmigaOS that they are distributing is an unofficial, crippled, and dare I say it broken, version of the official AmigaOS 3.9 which was developed by Haage & Partner under contract to Amiga Inc.

And, has been pointed out, they have contributed bugger-all to the development of UAE and Fellow.

Should also mention that the ROM files are also crippled, you can't use them without a keyfile, and even then only in certain emulators, they are useless for eg. patching. f--king DRM shit again.

Don't waste your money, these lamers don't deserve it.

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