Amiga Forever by Cloanto
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Amiga Forever Features


All editions of Amiga Forever include everything you need to run different emulation engines, operating system versions, games and demoscene productions in simple one-click steps. The advanced RP9 Title Editor provides professional authoring features to create and edit configurations for playback on the local system or elsewhere.

The Value Edition is a compact download for Windows, and includes Workbench 1.3 and "Kickstart" ROM versions 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3, which will run the majority (more than 70%) of classic Amiga games and applications. More than 25 games are included.

The Plus Edition includes a complete set of ROM and operating system versions (all from 0.7 to 3.X), a wider selection of preinstalled games and demoscene productions, a gallery of items of historical interest, and additional cross-platform content. More than 50 games are included.

Both the Value Edition and the Plus Edition open the doors to thousands of additional Amiga games and demoscene productions which are available for free download from software publishers and Amiga history sites alike. Furthermore, the Premium Edition bundles the Plus Edition content with additional video content on 3 DVDs.

Shared Features (All Editions)

Both the Value Edition and the other versions of Amiga Forever include the following features:

  • Revolutionary new player interface for a true one-click emulation and authoring experience
  • Powerful emulation of the original Amiga hardware, including different custom chips, SCSI, TCP/IP, RTG, AHI, up to 1.5 GB MB of Zorro III RAM, virtual memory, PowerPC expansion board, PCI bridge, MIDI, etc. More...
  • General and title-specific game controller personalization, including support for Xbox, X-Arcade and I-PAC controllers, and arbitrary keyboard layouts (play joystick games with a keyboard, and vice versa)
  • Virtual keyboards and Unicode-enabled keyboard and clipboard integration
  • Support for FloppyBridge-compatible floppy drive and controller devices (drives work in Amiga emulation, no additional software required)
  • Hayes-compatible "internet modem" to access your favorite BBS systems
  • Option to autostart PC into favorite Amiga configuration
  • Support for RP9 file format, including RP9 Title Editor, RP9 Toolbox and RetroPlatform Library
  • Windows File Explorer and Search integration (thumbnail provider to preview screenshots and box shots, and property handler to view and index RP9 title properties)
  • Amiga Files data sharing framework
  • "Now Playing" updates and manual status posts to Discord, Facebook and Twitter
  • Direct screenshot uploads to Facebook and Twitter
  • Latest versions of WinUAE and WinFellow tested and supported by Cloanto (non-Windows versions included and/or available too)
  • Software Director for easy and privacy-conscious emulation news and updates

Shared Content (All Editions)

Both the Value Edition and the other versions of Amiga Forever contain the following items:

  • Preinstalled Workbench 1.3 environment (for compatibility with older games and other software)
  • Preinstalled games, and support for downloaded games
  • Preinstalled demoscene productions (plus the original "First Demos" by Amiga) and support for downloaded demos
  • Support for thousands of downloadable Amiga games, demos and applications (with the new player, just double-click a downloaded disk image to open it)
  • Amiga Narrator and Translator speech synthesis components (made available for distribution with the Amiga operating system for the first time since 1991, when Commodore-Amiga's licenses expired)

Additional Plus Edition Content

The Plus Edition of Amiga forever contains additional features which are not part of the Value Edition. These include:

  • Workbench 3.X environment (for productivity, internet access, etc.)
  • A multitude of carefully preinstalled quality Amiga applications, which include the AWeb browser (great for cross-browser testing), TCP/IP support tools, Personal Paint 7.1c (paint, animation and image processing software), special version of CacheCDFS CD file system, AmigaAMP media player, DirDiff (file synchronization and replication software), AmiToRTF (to convert texts from Amiga to Windows formats), MailBX (to convert Amiga mail archives to Microsoft Mail, Outlook Express and Exchange Server), drag-and-drop LhA, print spooler, Directory Opus 5.5 (courtesy of GPSoftware), TurboText (exclusive latest version with bug fixes), MUI (shareware version), KingCON, FreeWheel, PowerSnap, ToolManager, ReqTools, etc.
  • Compatible with "Amiga OS 3.5"+ icons, NewIcons and MagicWB icons
  • Compatible with Amiga OS add-ons like AmiKit and AmigaSYS
  • RTG layer maps Amiga graphics requests directly to fast guest system calls and powerful low-level DirectX functions (Windows version of emulation)
  • A collection of all Amiga ROM versions ever released (from 0.7 to 3.X), including A1000, A590/A2091 and A4091 boot ROMs, and extended CDTV and CD³² ROMs, accompanied by a similar selection of bootable Workbench disk images
  • More than 50 games and more than 100 demoscene productions preinstalled for hours and hours of entertainment
  • Easy to experience AROS 68K (alternative operating system)
  • Multimedia gallery of items of historical interest
  • Preinstalled WHDLoad "kickemu" support
  • KX Light environment, to optionally boot from DVD or install to hard disk (no Windows or other host OS required)
  • Amiga Explorer software

Once installed on a Windows system, the Plus Edition includes the option of creating a DVD ISO image (via Build Image, in the Tools menu). The Plus Edition content is also included in the Premium Edition box.

Additional Premium Edition Content

The Premium Edition of Amiga forever contains the full Plus Edition content, plus more than five hours of "must-see" Amiga videos on 3 DVDs.

When purchasing the Premium Edition from the Amiga Forever Online Store you will also receive an instant license key and download link to the installer for Windows, so that you can start using the Amiga emulation and OS software without further delays, while the additional premium content is being shipped to you.

"Spiritual Content"

Like the amount of work that went into this project, some of the most important "features" of Amiga Forever are somewhat difficult to describe. They involve your feelings when you see the system booting from a slow floppy disk into a blue Workbench screen, and you suddenly seem to remember every word that appears on that Startup-Sequence window, and by listening to the emulated floppy drive sound you appear to be able to anticipate every disk head seek, as if it was a melody. And if you never experienced this before, then... welcome to the Amiga.

Even if you "were there" in those days, in the mid 1980s, you may be surprised to see and learn something new about events that made not only Amiga history, but computer history and culture. That is the goal of the Gallery and Videos sections (on the Plus Edition and Premium Edition), which include items of historical interest that were researched, digitized and restored with immense care and passion. Then just press a few buttons, and you are the one booting into the same Workbench 1.0 you just saw in a video, starting the Boing ball demo, or Juggler, or Robo-City, or listening to the Amiga's synthesized voice...

It is equally hard to describe the feeling of a "modern" Amiga system that just works as you would expect it to, with support for modern displays and hard drives, configuration-free internet access, a CD drive that does not require setting up drivers, devices and file systems, a mouse wheel that you could nowadays not do without, but which the original Amiga had never heard of, or a web browser preconfigured to use the same keyboard shortcuts as your PC, Mac or GNU/Linux system. With Amiga Forever, all of this attention to detail is just one mouse click away, as invisible as it is obviously ready to run.

Similarly, we believe that there is a certain magic involved when you see your familiar Amiga files appear on a Windows File Explorer window by means of Amiga Explorer, or when you realize the technological contrast between the emulated CRT scan lines (an optional emulation feature) and the almost paper-thin LCD display you are now using to experience all of this again...

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