Emulation of "Classic" Amiga hardware (e.g. implementations of the UAE
and Fellow Amiga emulators) is available for more than 10 different
operating systems. All of these are compatible with the ROM and operating
system files and with most of the preinstalled software included in Amiga
Forever since 1997. Amiga Forever is enjoyed and used with great
satisfaction by users of systems such as
Mac OS and GNU/Linux, which
however require a minimum of technical skills, e.g. to manually install the
Consistently with the spirit of diversity of the Amiga community, we
would love to be able to not only deliver some tools and files for the
technically skilled, but also to more broadly support all environments.
Unfortunately we cannot be experts in all of these platforms, nor can we
develop custom solutions such as the Amiga Forever player, Amiga Explorer or
Software Director tailored for each one
of these. Given limited resources and varying degrees of demand, it is
therefore currently not possible to make available to all platforms the
level of detail and support which we would love to be able to offer.
Fortunately, it also appears that the need for support is in inverse
proportion with the popularity of a platform, so that in practice the more
technical audience of certain non-Windows systems appears to be very well
able to not only use Amiga Forever on their often fairly exotic systems
without much help, but even to adapt and perhaps recompile the emulation
software itself, if desired.
Based on resources and demand, Amiga Forever is primarily developed,
tested and supported on Windows systems. While the
documents on this site should make it clear what can and what cannot be done
with the various Amiga Forever components on each non-Windows platform, we
cannot guarantee technical support for these, although we will try to assist
you in any way we can.
For additional information more specific to different operating systems,
please refer to:
The data track of the Amiga Forever DVD contains the
following file systems: Joliet (Windows), ISO 9660-2 (most platforms) with
Amiga extensions, and Rock Ridge (Unix, Amiga) with Amiga extensions. This
should make it very accessible to a broad variety of systems.
The ROM and operating system files, as well as the preinstalled Amiga
System and Work partitions in Amiga Forever work with all implementations of
the UAE and Fellow Amiga emulators. Once you have these Amiga files you only
need to install the emulation executables for your specific platform.
The Value Edition of Amiga Forever
requires a Windows system to install and run.
The Plus Edition of Amiga Forever
requires a Windows system to install and run, however it includes the option
to build a platform-neutral DVD ISO image (accessible from the Tools menu of
the player). The Amiga Forever Plus Edition ISO
image is supported by DVD burning software on different platforms, and
includes content for use on different systems.
The Premium Edition of Amiga
Forever includes the Plus Edition DVD and two industry-standard
video DVDs. The DVDs have no encryption and no
region-specific encoding, so as to be compatible with widest set of playback
software and hardware.