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Amiga Forever 2005 Known Issues



Q: Is there a list of known issues affecting Amiga Forever 2005? Are solutions available?



A: Amiga Forever 2005 builds on top of the Amiga Forever 6.0 experience, extending it with new software and items of historical interest, new features, and specific support for newer versions of the emulation software and of Windows.

Known issues which are currently being addressed are indicated on this page. As free updates becomes available, they are listed by Software Director.

Known bugs include:

  • Amiga Forever Launcher Starts as "Demo" on Windows 98 and Me
  • Both in the initial manual configuration startup and when selecting "Reset to defaults" in the Paths dialog, WinUAE 1.0 does not find all Amiga Forever paths (e.g. ROMs, etc.) Any additional message that may appear as a consequence of this, e.g. that some ROM files are required, does not mean that the Amiga ROM files are not included in Amiga Forever, but only that WinUAE did not find them automatically. To solve this, use Software Director to update WinUAE to at least version 1.1.1.
  • Certain combinations of more than one CD-ROM drive (e.g. CD0 on the SCSI bus and CD1 on the IDE bus) are not detected automatically in the default configuration. This may be solved by selecting the drive in the CacheCDFS Preferences, which appears to trigger something which makes the drive be seen. It may be necessary to move CD0 and/or CD1 from Storage/DOSDrivers to Devs/DOSDrivers first.
  • C:Protect does not always work. For example, adding the Pure bit, or adding and then removing the Script bit may not always have the desired effect. This has been confirmed on hardfiles.
  • SYS:System/Format works fine from the Shell, but may crash with a division by 0 error when invoked from the Workbench.
  • When patterns are set via SYS:Prefs/WBPattern, they may contain garbage upon first use.
  • It appears that AWeb sometimes does not load all images on a site. The issue is still being investigated. An update to AWeb is expected after the release of Amiga Forever 2005.
  • Possibly due to a bug in the original code, the game Tower of Souls only works with very specific interrupt timings. When running the emulation on slower machines the game will stop after it finishes loading the first disk.

Design choices include:

  • Since not all versions of UAE on all platforms and hardware configurations support the built-in UAE AHI module, AHI in Amiga Forever is preset to use Paula for audio output. On versions of UAE such as WinUAE it is safe to use the AHI Preferences to select the UAE module.
  • Since not all versions of UAE on all platforms and hardware configurations support true color RTG screen modes, the Workbench is preset to 8-bit mode (256 colors). You can use the ScreenMode Preferences to select a true color screen mode (e.g. 800x600 24 bit uaegfx).
  • A stub LIBS:bsdsocket.library file is included for compatibility with some versions of UAE (as on GNU/Linux). It can be deleted if you only use WinUAE.

If you become aware of new issues kindly let us know. If you find a solution to a still unsolved bug we'd be happy to send you a free copy of Amiga Forever Premium Edition.


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Article ID: 16-107
Platform: All
Products: Amiga Forever
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Last Update: 2008-10-25
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