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Latest Changes

Amiga Forever 7 Released

23 Jun 2017 14:32:07 UT
Amiga Forever 7 released, with new major version numbering ("7" instead of "2017"). New playlists, with ability to add custom content folders and to change the location of builtin Amiga Files. General and title-specific game controller personalization, including support for Xbox, X-Arcade and I-PAC controllers, and arbitrary keyboard layouts. Enhanced multilingual support, with passthrough Unicode keyboard and clipboard typing. Enhanced PowerPC emulation features. Option to autostart PC into favorite Amiga configuration. Massively improved authoring and playback capabilities, as part of a project that reached more than 500,000 lines of code (not counting open source modules, in which we are active contributors as well). Numerous other enhancements.

Amiga Forever 2016.0.22.0 Released

14 Dec 2015 23:50:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2016.0.22.0 (7.0.22.0) released. Improved the OS 4.1 FE installation experience by detecting the presence of bootable CD and floppy disk images, and adding instructions as needed. New Edit Disk options, e.g. to quickly embed or make a disk external for extra speed. Fixes all known (minor) bugs since the initial 2016 release.

Amiga Forever 2016 Released

28 Nov 2015 11:20:16 UT
Amiga Forever 2016 (7.0.19.0) released. New player interface, with gorgeous support for high-DPI displays. Can now access Amiga and CBM 8-bit platforms if both Amiga Forever and C64 Forever are installed. New title authoring (right-click and Edit) features. Refined support for PowerPC systems and other Amiga hardware. Numerous other enhancements. Passed official Windows 10 tests.

Downloadable Classic Support Disk Image Pack

31 Jan 2015 00:00:00 UT
The downloadable Floppy & Hard Disk Image Pack contains 16 floppy disk images (ADF files) and 2 hard disk images (HDF files), which make it possible to boot and set up any Classic Amiga model (including the Amiga 1000, 3000 and 4000T). In addition to Workbench 3.1, 2.1 and 1.3, the set includes Kickstart 1.3, Superkickstart 1.3+2.04 and Relokick 1.4a floppy disk images.

A-EON Technology Takes Over Amiga Development of Personal Paint

27 Nov 2014 15:00:00 UT
Cloanto and A-EON Technology are pleased to announce that future Amiga versions of Personal Paint (including possible MorphOS and AROS ports) will be developed by A-EON. Personal Paint 7.2 remains included in Amiga Forever, and Cloanto may continue to develop future non-Amiga versions.

Amiga Forever Classic Support Update

30 Oct 2014 23:00:00 UT
An updated version of Workbench 3.1 is available on floppy disks, CompactFlash and other media.

Amiga Forever 2014.0.3.0 Released

15 Jul 2014 16:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2014.0.3.0 (6.9.3.3) released. This is a minor maintenance release with improvements to the Windows 7 and 8 taskbar button jump list and other small refinements.

Amiga Forever 2014 Released

25 Jun 2014 08:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2014 (6.9.3.2) released. New ability to set the personal rating for any title (not just cataloged ones). New and refined RP9 editor features (e.g. 1.3 FFS boot). Improved boot option in Build Image tool. New Send Feedback option. Hundreds of other minor improvements. Passed official Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64) tests. This is a free update for users of the 2013 version (select Check for Updates from the Help menu).

Personal Paint 7.2 Released

25 Jun 2014 08:00:00 UT
Under the skilled guidance of Andy Broad, the Personal Paint source code was updated to create new native 68K and PowerPC builds this year. Personal Paint 7.2, which is included in Amiga Forever 2014, features improved AmigaOS 4 support (longer file names, true-color clipboard), a reduction of the blitting libraries (Agnus for slower Classic Amiga systems, and a single CPU library for all other systems), and various bug fixes.

Amiga Forever 2013 "R2" Released

28 Nov 2013 23:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2013 "R2" (6.8.2.0) released. Improved support for high-DPI systems. Introduced support for version 1.1 of the Twitter API. Numerous other improvements to the player, screen clip editor, RP9 editor (e.g. file rename, media eject vs. remove, etc.) and installer (some conditions now result in warnings, rather than blocking errors).

Amiga Forever 2013.0.3.0 Released

23 May 2013 16:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2013.0.3.0 (6.8.0.3) released. Fixed issue in Repair System Files. Improved RP9 preview handler for Windows File Explorer to support a broader range of formats. Clarified and improved some messages and user interface elements. Added Open Last Log File feature to Help menu.

Amiga Forever 2013 Released

10 May 2013 07:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2013.0.1.0 (6.8.0.1) released. New features include a Build Image tool to create personalized, portable content (replaces the static ISO image download), seamless integration of multiple plugins (now with WinFellow support), RP9 thumbnail provider, Screen Clip Editor, new media mount options, Restore System Files dialog, AROS update and hundreds of other improvements. Customers who purchased the previous version on or after March 1st, 2013 are being emailed instructions to receive a free upgrade. An extra 5 dollar/euro upgrade discount coupon is being emailed to registered customers.

Amiga Forever Essentials for Android Released

23 Apr 2013 15:25:00 UT
Amiga Forever Essentials for Android is available now for only $0.99 on the Google Play store.

Amiga Forever Essentials for Android Coming Soon

23 Nov 2012 01:40:00 UT
Work is in progress on a first version of Amiga Forever "Essentials" for Android. Android users can sign up at https://www.amigaforever.com/android/ to be informed when the software is released.

Amiga Forever 2012 "R3" Released

23 Nov 2012 01:30:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2012 "R3" (6.7.3.0) released. New features include a streamlined player skin (some controls have been moved to the playback window), refined default behavior and options for temporary and automatically created RP9 files, and dozens of other improvements. We also worked with Toni Wilen to introduce some new features that will be enabled once WinUAE 2.5 is released, including scaling (e.g. 2X) of windows hosting Amiga RTG modes, transparent on-the-fly "extended ADF" conversion, and autodetection of joystick insertion and removal during playback.

Amiga (Forever) Bay Area Meetup on Wednesday, May 16

11 May 2012 23:41:00 UT
We are organizing a meetup in Sunnyvale, CA on Wednesday, May 16, 2012. You are welcome to join at the Sunnyvale Firehouse Grill & Brewery at 6:30 PM. Confirmed attendees include Dale Luck, Stefan Reinauer and Mike Battilana. For more information please follow the event link on Facebook.

Amiga Forever 2012 "R2" Released

27 Apr 2012 19:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2012 "R2" (6.7.2.8) released. New features include social and sharing functionality (Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Messenger), improved content authoring (e.g. when working with disk images), pervasive Unicode support and improved Windows desktop integration (Edit option and faster loading times).

Amiga Forever 2012.1.1.0 Released

08 Nov 2011 16:30:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2012.1.1.0 (6.7.1.1) released. Improved drag and drop and RP9 Autoconfigure functionality. RetroPlatform Library is now local to player, rather than shared. DVD installer is now Unicode-enabled, which helps copy Amiga files with accented characters to some non-Latin systems.

Amiga Forever 2012.0.16.0 Released

26 Sep 2011 17:30:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2012.0.16.0 (6.7.0.16) released. Added support for multiple-selection actions in player and RP9 Editor. Improved cache loading performance on startup.

Amiga Forever 2012.0.15.0 Released

22 Sep 2011 00:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2012.0.15.0 (6.7.0.15) released. Drag and drop functionality added to the Extras and Media tabs of RP9 Editor. Improved cross-checks and normalization to further minimize conflicting and incorrect configuration settings. Built-in boot disks in the Media tab are now in a single list for faster access. Fixed a bug which resulted in some entries having a status of "Not installed" until the list was manually refreshed. Other minor refinements, mostly in RP9 Editor.

Free Updates to Amiga Forever 2009.2.4.0, 2010.1.8.0 and 2011.1.2 Released

13 Sep 2011 20:00:00 UT
Free updates to Amiga Forever 2009.2.4.0 (6.4.2.4), 2010.1.8.0 (6.5.1.8) and 2011.1.2 (6.6.1.2) released (for users of 2009, 2010 and 2011 versions). The updates add playback support for RP9 files referencing configurations introduced in Amiga Forever 2012, such as the Amiga 2000.

Amiga Forever 2012.0.14.0 Released

09 Sep 2011 22:30:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2012.0.14.0 released (6.7.0.14). This is the first free update in the Amiga Forever 2012 series, adding new features like drag and drop of titles to and from the player, drag and drop of files to and from the All Files dialog of RP9 Editor, Uninstall right-click option for addons (e.g. AmiKit, AmigaSYS), new settings in Tools/Options (e.g. to restore the tab and title selection, and to always start in fullscreen mode) and other minor refinements and bug fixes.

Amiga Forever 2012 Released

26 Aug 2011 06:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2012.0.12.0 (6.7.0.12) released. New features include RP9 Editor, improved player interface (access to extra content, input ports and devices, etc.) and support for new systems, including AROS and Walker prototype. Also new MIDI, fullscreen scaling, mouse and other settings in Tools/Options. Player is now based on new RetroPlatform 3.0 code base. Gallery section features new RJ Mical interview, and Premium Edition (now on 3 DVDs) features exclusive Dave Haynie interview video both as standard DVD video and HD-quality Windows Media file. Customers who purchased the previous version on or after July 1st, 2011 have already been emailed instructions to receive a free upgrade. An extra 5 dollar/euro upgrade discount coupon has been emailed to registered customers. Feel free to use the new donation shopping cart option to further support our full-time work. The internal software version is 2012.0.12.0.

Amiga Forever 2011.1 Released

09 Mar 2011 04:30:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2011.1.0.0 (6.6.1.0) released. This update includes improvements and fixes, including optimized interaction with WinUAE 2.3.1.0, which is now also available via the check for updates functionality. Other changes include saved state portability improvements, better handling of Amiga screen resolution changes (also fixed loss of input focus), easier content rescan after RetroPlatform Library update, and new advanced options for setting DirectX mode and enabling other tests. Amiga Forever 2011.1 is a free update to all 2011 customers. Additional updates to Amiga Forever 2009.2.2.0 and 2010.1.6.0 are being released for users of the 2009 and 2010 versions.

Amiga Forever 2011 Released

20 Dec 2010 00:00:01 UT
Amiga Forever 2011.0.1.0 (6.6.0.1) released. New features include multiple snapshots (saved states are saved as .rp9-snapshot files, and now also work with uncataloged content), faster loading times (even 10x and more on systems with 512 MB of RAM), reduced memory consumption, and numerous other improvements and internal changes in preparation of future features. Amiga Forever 2011 is a free update to all 2010 customers. The file version is 2011.0.1.0.

Amiga Explorer 2010.0.1.0 Released

06 Aug 2010 10:27:00 UT
Amiga Explorer 2010.0.1.0 released. Fixes a bug that affected the right-click menu and the Properties dialog.

Amiga Forever 2010.1.5.0 Released

06 Aug 2010 23:30:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2010.1.5.0 (6.5.1.5) released. Fixes three crash conditions reported by users via WinQual submissions. Fixes bug that could lead to duplicate entries in a content list. Improves handling of RP9 files generated by third-party tools such as Simon Mathiassen's RP9 Editor. Uses new image resize algorithms for better quality preview thumbnails. This is the 2010.1 "gold" update that also went on the new CD masters.

Amiga Forever 2010.1.3.0 Released

31 Jul 2010 08:10:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2010.1.3.0 released. Includes performance and usability enhancements (mostly for power users working with thousands of content files).

Amiga Forever 2010.1.0.0 Released

13 Jul 2010 22:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2010.1.0.0 (6.5.1.0) released. Includes improved support for CDTV and CD³² disc images and physical CDs, improved caching (when working with large or numerous files), improved screen capture (saves as PNG instead of BMP) and autoresize on thumbnail drag-and-drop. Also features numerous other refinements and enhancements.

Amiga Forever 2010 Released

14 May 2010 23:55:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2010.0.0.0 (6.5.0.0) released. New features include improved user interface (disk change, etc.), support for new RP9 format features and CDTV and CD³² disc images, enhanced Export to Device functionality, new system ROMs, seamless printing and other new settings in Tools/Options, and more. Customers who purchased the previous version on or after April 1st, 2010 have already been emailed instructions to receive a free upgrade. An extra 5 dollar/euro shopping cart discount will be applied to upgrade orders placed until May 31, 2010. The file version is 2010.0.0.0.

Amiga Forever 2009.2.1.0 Update Released

07 May 2010 13:30:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2009.2.1.0 (6.4.2.1) released. This is a free update to all 2009 versions. Solves some minor issues (automatic repair of deleted directories, broken drag and drop of PDF files into RP9, not all updates showing under Check for Updates, etc.) and introduces support for future RP9 file variants. Includes new Software Director.

Amiga Explorer 2010.0.0.0 Released

03 May 2010 17:00:00 UT
Amiga Explorer 2010.0.0.0 released. This is a free update to all previous versions. Fixes crash if selected serial port is missing. Avoids reset of desktop icons on installation. The software is now shareware: registration is still appreciated, but there are no functional limitations in trial mode. Includes new Software Director.

Amiga Explorer 2009.0.2.0 Update Released

15 Feb 2010 15:34:00 UT
Amiga Explorer 2009.0.2.0 released. Minor update to Windows 9x compatibility layer. Includes new Software Director.

Amiga Revival 2009 (Enfield, United Kingdom)

12 Dec 2009 12:00:00 UT
On December 12, 2009, Cloanto attended Amiga Revival 2009, held in Enfield, United Kingdom). Pictures are now online.

Amiga Forever 2009.1.0.0 Update Released

20 Nov 2009 23:50:00 UT
A free update to Amiga Forever 2009.1.0.0 (6.4.1.0) was released today. New features include Export to Device functionality in RP9 Manager and Now Playing data for use by Skype, Messenger, Twitter and similar plugins. Also added a button to add disk images in the manual configuration dialog (drag-and-drop was and remains possible). Includes new Software Director.

Amiga Explorer 2009.0.1.0 Update Released

10 Nov 2009 15:34:00 UT
Amiga Explorer 2009.0.1.0 released. Solves a bug whereby an existing Amiga Forever installation may require registration again after Amiga Explorer is installed. Includes new Software Director.

Amiga Forever 2009.0.7.0 Update Released

24 Sep 2009 23:05:00 UT
A free update to Amiga Forever 2009.0.7.0 (6.4.0.7) was released today. This version is able to detect and correct a condition where insufficient access privileges are set for the directory containing the cache files. This could have been caused by a bug in a previous Amiga Forever installer, resulting in the Games, Demoscene and Applications tabs not reflecting newly added content on Windows Vista and Windows 7 systems.

Amiga Forever 2009.0.6.0 Update Released

23 Sep 2009 21:30:00 UT
A free update to Amiga Forever 2009.0.6.0 (6.4.0.6) was released today. This version passed the official "Compatible with Windows 7" logo test. It also improves detection of full-screen mode problems, adds a logging option to all emulation guests, improves cache behavior and performance on non-NTFS file systems, and solves a bug in the Value Edition (black window content on application startup).

Amiga Forever 2009.0.5.0 Update Released

02 Sep 2009 08:00:00 UT
A free update to Amiga Forever 2009.0.5.0 (6.4.0.5) was released today. This is mostly a bugfix release.

Amiga Forever 2009.0.4.0 Update Released

15 Aug 2009 09:25:00 UT
A free update to Amiga Forever 2009.0.4.0 (6.4.0.4) was released today. New features include a Rescan command in RP9 Toolbox, support for Windows 7 "Recent" jump lists, and improved handling of future updates. Updated Tip of the Day content, now also with mouse wheel navigation. An error condition that could involve the disk change commit and an issue affecting the proper installation of WHDLoad files were also resolved. Before selecting Check for Updates make sure that Software Director is up to date (self-updates are notified via a balloon, or may be checked in the Windows Control Panel).

CommVEx 2009 (Las Vegas, NV, USA)

25 Jul 2009 12:00:00 UT
On July 25-26, 2009, Cloanto attended CommVEx 2009, held in Las Vegas, NV, USA. Pictures are now online.

Amiga Forever 2009 Released

02 Jul 2009 18:20:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2009 (6.4.0.3) released. Games and demos are now all RP9 (easy to add/remove). New features include RetroPlatform Library with live updates, RP9 Manager to import and export content, one-click seamless AmiKit and AmigaSYS integration, original 1985 Launch of Amiga ROM, enhanced support for Windows 7 (both x86 and x64), and much more. Games and demos are now all RP9 (easy to add/remove). Customers who purchased the previous version on or after April 1st, 2009, have already been emailed with instructions to receive a free upgrade. The file version is 2009.0.3.0.

Amiga Explorer 2009 Released

02 Jun 2009 22:25:00 UT
Amiga Explorer 2009 released. Includes enhanced support for Windows 7, new Software Director and support for Amiga Forever 2009. Traditionally, the release of the new Amiga Explorer as included in Amiga Forever precedes by a few days the launch of a new version of Amiga Forever itself. The update is free to all Amiga Explorer users. The file version is 2009.0.0.0.

C64 Forever Released

30 May 2009 16:30:00 UT
While WinUAE 1.6 is being pushed as an auto-update for Amiga Forever today after a period of testing, Amiga Forever's sister package and site (C64 Forever and c64forever.com) have also just been officially released. An HD video of this week's live event, which includes Amiga Forever 2009, is being released as well, and so is a new version of VICE by the RetroPlatform Team.

Live Video Meetup

20 May 2009 04:00:00 UT
You are welcome to join the next live video streaming and chat meetup on Sunday, May 24. The session is set to begin at 17:00 UTC (10 AM San Francisco, 1 PM New York, 6 PM London, 7 PM Berlin).

Amiga (Forever) Meetup in Lisbon, Portugal on Sunday, January 4th, 2009

31 Dec 2008 01:30:00 UT
We are organizing a meetup in Lisbon on Sunday, January 4th, 2009, to meet Amiga friends in person. If you are interested in joining, or have suggestions, please follow the event link on Facebook.

New Amiga Forever Videos on Facebook

22 Dec 2008 17:00:00 UT
Two new videos were posted to the Amiga Forever page on Facebook: Lemmings at Denver DevCon, and The Secret in Hangar AE. Please refer to the videos for full credits. To join the Amiga Forever page and receive automatic updates when new items are posted, visit www.amigaforever.com/facebook/ and click "Become a Fan".

Amiga Forever 2008 Value Edition - Nev Version, Content and Price

20 Dec 2008 16:05:00 UT
When Amiga Forever 2008 was released less than six months ago, it was accompanied by a name change in the entry level edition: the former Online Edition was renamed Value Edition. This was to signal another change further along the road, which was put into practice today. Amiga Forever Value Edition has been repositioned to focus on content that can be played back in version 1.3 ROM and Workbench environments (whereas the Plus and Premium editions also include all other versions from 1.0 to 3.X). More than 70% of the thousands of games available for legal download from their original publishers and from Amiga preservation sites can be run with the new Value Edition. The new Amiga Forever 2008 Value Edition includes 50 games, some of the best demoscene productions, and a selection of additional items at the low price of $9.95. The Value Edition comes in an 80 MB downloadable installer for Windows and incorporates all the previous minor updates (build 2008.0.12.0), the latest WinUAE version, and the Software Director tool to manage future free updates. The Value Edition is also available for free in partnership with TrialPay, if ordered together with a product or service from other affiliated sites. Also in consideration of the twelve minor updates released so far, version 2008 remains the current version for all editions of Amiga Forever. The next release in the series will be C64 Forever, planned for the first half of 2009.

Amiga Forever Live - Archived Video Available

13 Dec 2008 02:30:00 UT
The video and chat transcript of the December 4 live event are now available.

Amiga Forever Live

01 Dec 2008 12:48:00 UT
A first Amiga Forever Live video broadcast and chat session is scheduled for Thursday, December 4, 19:30 CET (10:30 AM PST, 1:30 PM EST).

Amiga Forever 2008 Value Edition Available as a Free Option via TrialPay

12 Nov 2008 12:00:00 UT
For a limited time, the Value Edition of Amiga Forever 2008 is available for free (with eligible purchases) from TrialPay. For example, customers can send flowers online and get Amiga Forever at no extra cost.

WinUAE and Other Amiga Forever 2008 Updates Now Powered by Amazon S3

10 Nov 2008 12:00:00 UT
WinUAE 1.5.3, now available via Software Director (select Tools/Check for Updates in the Amiga Forever player), has become the first Amiga Forever item hosted on Amazon's S3 distributed storage service, chosen by Cloanto to offer faster and more reliable downloads. The service will soon be extended to host games and other popular downloads.

Amiga Forever 2008 "RP9" Released

20 Sep 2008 04:00:00 UT
Cloanto released this week Amiga Forever 2008 "RP9", the latest version of the award-winning Amiga preservation, emulation and support suite for Windows and other platforms, and a first batch of 10 games in the new RP9 format. Both the RP9 update and the new games are a free download for current users. Cloanto also provided more details on the C64 Forever project.

Amiga Forever 2008.0.12.0 Available for Download

30 Aug 2008 20:15:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2008 "RP9" (6.3.0.12) released. This is a free update to Amiga Forever available via Software Director, including all previous updates and introducing support for the new RP9 (RetroPlatform Player) file format. The internal version is 2008.0.12.0.

CommVEx 2008 (Las Vegas, NV, USA)

26 Jul 2008 12:00:00 UT
On July 26-27, 2008, Cloanto attended CommVEx 2008, held in Las Vegas, NV, USA. Pictures are now online.

New Contact, Support and Registration Forms

13 Jul 2008 00:05:00 UT
New contact, support and registration forms are online. Due to the increasing activity of spam-submitting robots, the forms now employ a captcha confirmation. This replaces the previous filter introduced on June 18, which regretfully also may have blocked a few legitimate mails. If you submitted a message on or after June 18, and have not yet received a reply, please resubmit it. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Amiga Forever 2008 Released

31 May 2008 03:08:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2008 (6.3.0.7) is the most significant upgrade ever released in the Amiga Forever series. It sets new references in usability while more than tripling the featured content and providing easy access to a universe of free downloads. Customers who purchased the software in the past six months will receive a free upgrade. Kindly allow for a few days for upgrade mailings to complete (including free upgrades).

Amiga Explorer 2008 Released

02 May 2008 08:00:00 UT
Amiga Explorer 2008 released. Includes new Software Director and support for Amiga Forever 2008. Traditionally, the release of the new Amiga Explorer as included in Amiga Forever precedes by a few days the launch of a new version of Amiga Forever itself. The update is free to all Amiga Explorer users. The file version is 2008.0.0.0.

Amiga Forever Featured on Shareware Talk Radio

13 Mar 2008 23:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2008 gets covered at Shareware Talk Radio, which features Cloanto's Michael C. Battilana and his industry insider's perspective.

Amiga Forever 2008 Running on Asus Eee PC

15 Jan 2008 05:45:00 UT
Following last week's preview of Amiga Forever 2008 running without modifications on a One Laptop per Child XO laptop, Cloanto is pleased to confirm that Amiga Forever also runs on the Asus Eee PC.

Amiga Forever 2008 Running on One Laptop per Child XO

05 Jan 2008 23:58:00 UT
Cloanto, Amiga software developers since 1986, were excited to preview details of Amiga Forever 2008 running without modifications on One Laptop per Child hardware.

Free Upgrades to Amiga Forever 2008

18 Dec 2007 01:45:00 UT
Cloanto announced more details on Amiga Forever 2008, including free upgrades to all customers who purchased Amiga Forever 2006 on or after December 1st, 2007.

Amiga Forever Cataloging Effort Reaches 10K Milestone

14 Dec 2007 06:00:00 UT
Cloanto, Amiga software developers since 1986, announced today that their Amiga cataloging effort reached the milestone of ten thousand disk-based applications...

Pianeta Amiga 2007 (Empoli, Italy)

22 Sep 2007 12:00:00 UT
On September 22-23, 2007, Cloanto attended Pianeta Amiga 2007, held in Empoli, Italy. Pictures are now online.

Bitplane Editor Nicola Morocutti Joins Cloanto

10 Sep 2007 17:10:00 UT
Cloanto, Amiga software developers since 1986, announced today that Nicola Morocutti joined Cloanto's Udine team as a full-time job, with a focus on Amiga-related projects and evangelism...

Minimig Pictures

16 Aug 2007 23:00:00 UT
New pictures of the Minimig board are online.

Codex Alpe Adria 2007 (Udine, Italy)

07 Jul 2007 12:00:00 UT
Cloanto sponsored and helped organize Codex Alpe Adria 2007, which took take place on July 6-8, 2007, in Udine, Italy. Pictures are now online.

Codex Alpe Adria 2007 Update

04 Jul 2007 23:00:00 UT
More updates, including schedule details for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, published. The main event will take place on a tour coach on Saturday, followed by a trip to the Alps on Sunday. Seminars by Sergio Ruocco and Takis Tsiricos announced.

Breakpoint 2007 (Bingen am Rhein, Germany)

06 Apr 2007 12:00:00 UT
On April 6-9, 2007, Cloanto attended Breakpoint 2007, held in Bingen am Rhein, Germany. Pictures are now online.

Amiga Explorer 2007.0.2.0 released

07 Mar 2007 12:00:00 UT
Minor update to Amiga Explorer 2007 released (right-click menu options could be incomplete on certain Windows Vista systems). The file version is 2007.0.2.0.

Amiga Explorer 2007.0.1.0 released

07 Mar 2007 12:00:00 UT
Minor update to Amiga Explorer 2007 released, addressing cosmetic issues in Windows Vista and x64 systems. The file version is 2007.0.1.0.

Amiga Explorer 2007 Released

01 Mar 2007 08:00:00 UT
Amiga Explorer 2007 released, now with "Works with Windows Vista" logo, and featuring improved support for both Windows Vista and for 64-bit systems. Amiga Explorer 2007 comes in two different setup packages: one for x86 systems, and the other for x64 versions of Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Vista. The update is free to all Amiga Explorer users. The file version is 2007.0.0.0.

Amiga Data Conversion Service

29 Dec 2006 08:00:00 UT
The service offers conversion of Amiga floppy disks to DVDs containing the original disk images, all files, and converted text files for supported formats.

Codex Alpe Adria 2007

10 Oct 2006 08:00:00 UT
Codex Alpe Adria 2007 will take place from Friday, July 6, to Sunday, July 8, in Udine, Italy.

Codex Alpe Adria 2006 Podcast

12 Aug 2006 01:00:00 UT
Codex Alpe Adria 2006, the yearly event organized by Cloanto's Italian developers and friends, took place in Udine, Italy, between June 30 and July 2, 2006. The audio files of the seminars can be downloaded from this page.

Amiga (Forever) Meetup in Leipzig

12 Aug 2006 01:00:00 UT
We are organizing an informal get-together on Tuesday, August 22, at 19:30. The group will meet at Café Puschkin (Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 74). Preliminary reservations have already been made. If you plan to attend please reply to the post or let your event contact know, to make sure that we can update the reservations if necessary.

Amiga (Forever) Meetup in London

12 Aug 2006 01:00:00 UT
We are organizing an informal get-together on Friday, August 18, at 19:00. The group will meet at Cheers bar, 72 Regent Street (Piccadilly Circus), and then go and eat something together at around 20:00. If you plan to attend please reply to the post or let your event contact know, to make sure that we can make at least some rough plans. We (Ash, Michael) can also give you our phone numbers via private mail.

Codex Alpe Adria 2006 Podcast

01 Aug 2006 01:00:00 UT
Codex Alpe Adria, the yearly event organized by Cloanto's Italian developers and friends, took place in Udine, Italy, between June 30 and July 2, 2006. The audio files of the seminars are now available for download.

Codex Alpe Adria 2006 (Udine, Italy)

30 Jun 2006 12:00:00 UT
Cloanto sponsored and helped organize Codex Alpe Adria 2006, which took place from June 30 to July 2nd, 2006, in Udine, Italy. Pictures are now online.

Amiga Forever 2006 Status Update

16 Jun 2006 01:00:00 UT
All reseller partners are now shipping Amiga Forever 2006. All backorders have already been shipped.

Amiga Voices Initiative Extended

14 Jun 2006 01:00:00 UT
Amiga Voices aims to preserve and make accessible bits and bytes of Amiga oral history in the form of personal messages, with a maximum duration of three minutes per fragment. Amiga Voices gives Amiga friends worldwide a unique opportunity to record their stories and other Amiga-related messages. To make the initiative as accessible as possible, dedicated local telephone numbers have been set up in different countries. In consideration of demand, Amiga Voices will remain active at least until June 30, 2006.

Happy Birthday, Jay!

31 May 2006 12:00:00 UT
Today is Jay Miner's 74th birthday. Happy Birthday, Jay!

Codex Alpe Adria Update

26 May 2006 23:50:00 UT
The Codex Alpe Adria site (0xAA.org) has been updated today. Jens Schönfeld (Individual Computers) and Bernd Schmidt (original author of the UAE Amiga emulation software) also just confirmed their attendance at the event, which will take place in Udine the first week-end of July. Budget flights to the three airports around Codex Alpe Adria are still available. The new event venue, conveniently located next to a highway exit, has ample open air space and supports sleepovers (hotel rooms are also available at the official hotel). Among the prizes of the event, which is organized by Cloanto's Amiga team, are an original C65 prototype and a C-One development system. These rare and precious items will be awarded to the winners of the Codex Alpe Adria demo competitions. Other competitions will include a hard disk throwing contest. It has also become known that several software and hardware developers plan to make important product announcements during the event. Codex Alpe Adria 2006, with its combination of familiar atmosphere and technological and artistic content, looks increasingly more like an event that you won't want to miss.

Amiga Forever 2006 Released to Manufacturing

11 May 2006 23:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2006 (6.2.0.0) released to manufacturing. Downloadable versions already reflect the new version. A free update from Amiga Forever 2005 is available via Software Director. This also applies to the Premium Edition (the content of the DVDs is unchanged).

Codex Alpe Adria 2006 and 2007 Event Dates

20 Apr 2006 22:00:00 UT
Codex Alpe Adria 2006 will take place from Friday, June 30, to Sunday, July 2nd, in Udine, Italy. We currently have a choice of new and improved venues, and expect to announce final details soon. Future editions will continue to be scheduled during the week-end around the first Saturday of July.

Breakpoint 2006 Pictures are Online

19 Apr 2006 17:30:00 UT
Breakpoint 2006 pictures are online.

Breakpoint 2006 (Bingen am Rhein, Germany)

15 Apr 2006 12:00:00 UT
On April 15-17, 2006, Cloanto attended Breakpoint 2006, held in Bingen am Rhein, Germany. Pictures are now online.

Cloanto at Breakpoint 2006

13 Apr 2006 10:00:00 UT
Cloanto will be attending Breakpoint 2006 in Bingen am Rhein, Germany, this week-end. We look forward to meeting old Amiga friends again, and to many new friends.

Amiga Voices by Cloanto Goes Live

25 Mar 2006 03:00:00 UT
Amiga Voices aims to preserve and make accessible bits and bytes of Amiga oral history in the form of personal messages, with a maximum duration of three minutes per fragment. Between March 25 and May 31, 2006, Amiga Voices will give Amiga friends worldwide a unique opportunity to record their stories and other Amiga-related messages. To make the initiative as accessible as possible, dedicated local telephone numbers have been set up in different countries.

Boing Decals to Be Included in All Copies of Amiga Forever 2005 Premium Edition

06 Oct 2005 03:00:00 UT
The new "Boing" epoxy dome decals, originally manufactured in May for inclusion in the first copies of Amiga Forever 2005 Premium Edition, have been remanufactured, and are now set to be included in all copies of Amiga Forever 2005 Premium Edition.

First Winner of Subtitle Revision Contest

05 Oct 2005 07:00:00 UT
Dave won a copy of Amiga Forever 2005 Premium Edition by being the first to recognize the word "islets" (the last missing word in the Launch of Amiga video subtitles). Among other things, Dave resorted to half-speed playback and waveform analysis with Audacity. Thank you, Dave!

Amiga Forever 2005 Officially Released

05 Oct 2005 06:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2005 (6.1.0.0) has been officially released today. New web site, featuring more than 200 newly edited pages, placed online.

New Email Addresses and Contact Forms

01 Oct 2005 17:00:00 UT
Please note that public @cloanto.com and @amigaforever.com addresses have been replaced either by web-based forms, or by new @cloanto.net addresses. Because of the potential impact of this change, this information is being posted here in addition to other means of dissemination (mailings, autoresponders, etc.)

Update on Availability of Amiga Forever 2005 Premium Edition

28 Sep 2005 06:00:00 UT
The new Amiga Forever 2005 media arrived yesterday, and passed all tests. This means that as of today all editions of Amiga Forever 2005 (i.e. Online, Plus, Premium) are shipping.

Update on Availability of Amiga Forever 2005 Premium Edition

21 Sep 2005 23:00:00 UT
Following some final technical challenges which delayed the release of the DVDs which are part of the package, the factory announced that they will ship the new parts (to us) by the end of this week.

Amiga Forever 2005 Upgrades Released

29 Aug 2005 12:00:00 UT
Several steps taken in anticipation of the public release of Amiga Forever 2005, and before the new web site goes live. Amiga Forever 2005 Online Edition and Plus Edition placed online. Amiga Forever 2005 Premium Edition customers currently receive an instant download link to the installer for Windows, pending shipment of the physical package. All Amiga Forever 2005 free upgrades have been sent (as announced on June 27).

Amiga Explorer 2005 Released

13 Aug 2005 23:00:00 UT
Amiga Explorer 2005 has been released. Traditionally, the release of the new Amiga Explorer as included in Amiga Forever precedes by a few days the launch of a new version of Amiga Forever itself. The file version is 2005.0.0.0.

Information about XADML in Amiga Forever 2005

07 Aug 2005 23:00:00 UT
Additional information about XADML as used in Amiga Forever 2005 to describe Amiga games and demos and their configurations is available.

Amiga Forever and the Mighty Mouse on Windows

05 Aug 2005 07:00:00 UT
An Apple, a Mighty Mouse, and an Amiga in unexplored territory. Will it work?

Support for Amiga SCSI and Block-Type Devices on Windows

04 Aug 2005 10:00:00 UT
A new article explaining how to access Amiga SCSI and block-type devices on Windows is available.

Information about Amiga Files for Windows

03 Aug 2005 10:00:00 UT
Additional information about Amiga Files for Windows is available.

Codex Alpe Adria 2005 Gallery

13 Jul 2005 03:00:00 UT
Codex Alpe Adria 2005 pictures are online. Images include exclusive shots of the soon-to-be-released Amiga Forever 2005.

Codex Alpe Adria 2005 (Udine, Italy)

02 Jul 2005 12:00:00 UT
Cloanto sponsored and helped organize Codex Alpe Adria 2005, which took place on July 2nd, 2005, in Udine, Italy. Pictures are now online.

Codex Alpe Adria RSS Feed

28 Jun 2005 16:00:00 UT
Codex Alpe Adria now has its own RSS feed at 0xAA.org. Please use the new feed for event-specific news.

Amiga Forever 2005 to Be Presented Soon

28 Jun 2005 10:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2005 will be announced shortly. Customers who purchased version 6.0 between today and the release of the new version will be eligible to receive a free upgrade.

Codex Alpe Adria Updates

27 Jun 2005 23:00:00 UT
Several pages of the Codex Alpe Adria site have been updated.

Amiga Forever 2005 Release Imminent

27 Jun 2005 12:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2005 will be announced shortly. Customers who purchased version 6.0 between today and the release of the new version will be eligible to receive a free upgrade.

New Version of Boing Decals

02 May 2005 20:00:00 UT
In preparation for the release of Amiga Forever 2005, Cloanto started manufacturing a new version of its well-known "Boing" epoxy dome decals, originally introduced in 1997.

New Codex Alpe Adria Site Online

23 Apr 2005 20:00:00 UT
The updated site is online at 0xAA.org, and features preliminary information about the 2005 event. Please use the registration and contact forms at 0xAA.org if you are planning to attend Codex Alpe Adria, or if you require additional information.

Amiga Videos and Superresolution

17 Apr 2005 16:00:00 UT
This article illustrates how the Amiga Forever team looks for the best quality and technologies for the Amiga Forever Video Archives project.

Amiga Explorer 6.0.5.0 Released

31 Mar 2005 12:00:00 UT
Amiga Explorer 6.0.5.0 released. New setup procedure uses Windows Installer (MSI) technology. Fixed issue whereby the unregistered evaluation version, which has a file-size based transfer limit, would also limit the initial transfer of itself from the PC to the Amiga, if selected.

Amiga Forever Featured on RetroGaming Radio

18 Mar 2005 20:00:00 UT
The March 2005 edition, which focuses on nostalgia, is ready for download from retrogamingradio.com. The show includes an interview with Cloanto's Michael C. Battilana, recorded during the last Classic Gaming Expo.

In Memoriam: Kara N. Blohm (1944-2004)

16 Dec 2004 23:00:00 UT
On behalf of Kara Blohm's family, we are sad to inform the Amiga community that Kara passed away from a massive heart attack in Venice, California, on the morning of Friday, December 10th, 2004. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Gates Kingsley Gates, Smith Salsbury, located at 4220 South Sepulveda Boulevard in Culver City, CA 90230, (310)-837-7121.

Pianeta Amiga 2004 (Rome, Italy)

13 Dec 2004 12:00:00 UT
On December 12, 2004, Cloanto attended Pianeta Amiga 2004, held in Rome, Italy. Pictures and videos of the event are now online.

Help Wanted for Amiga Video Transcripts

09 Nov 2004 14:00:00 UT
Cloanto's Amiga Forever team is looking for the help of passionate Amiga friends to create a first set of text transcripts of certain Amiga videos of historical interest.

Classic Gaming Expo 2004 (San Jose, CA, USA)

21 Aug 2004 12:00:00 UT
On August 21 and 22, 2004, Cloanto attended Classic Gaming Expo 2004, held in San Jose, CA, USA. Visitors and first-time Amiga (Forever) users included several Silicon Valley celebrities. Pictures are now online.

Cloanto at Classic Gaming Expo 2004

28 Jul 2004 17:00:00 UT
Cloanto's Amiga Forever team will attend Classic Gaming Expo 2004 on August 21-22, in San Jose, CA.

Codex Alpe Adria 2004 Pictures

11 Jul 2004 17:00:00 UT
More pictures of Codex Alpe Adria 2004 are online.

Codex Alpe Adria 2004 (Udine, Italy)

03 Jul 2004 12:00:00 UT
Cloanto sponsored and helped organize Codex Alpe Adria 2004, which took place on July 3rd, 2004, in Udine, Italy. Pictures are now online.

Codex Alpe Adria 2004: The Night Before

03 Jul 2004 03:00:00 UT
First Codex Alpe Adria 2004 pictures are online.

Amiga Forever 6.0.2.0 Released

29 Jun 2004 12:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever 6.0.2.0 released. Includes new version of WinUAE and other minor enhancements. Updates are available via Software Director.

New Codex Alpe Adria Site Online

21 Jun 2004 20:00:00 UT
A new web site was placed online at 0xAA.org over the week-end, and is now fully functional. The site includes updated information about airlines, official hotel, time and place (availability of a new, larger facility has been confirmed), maps, and other events in the region (e.g. concerts, museum exhibits, etc.) Please use the registration and contact forms at 0xAA.org if you are planning to attend Codex Alpe Adria, or if you require additional information.

Known GIF-Related Patents Expired - New Personal Paint Archive on Aminet

20 Jun 2004 20:00:00 UT
The last remaining known patents which could have affected GIF/LZW-related code expired yesterday. A new archive of Personal Paint 7.1c (with GIF I/O functionality) has been made available to the biz/cloan directory on Aminet.

Amiga Explorer 6.0.2.0 Released

24 May 2004 12:00:00 UT
Amiga Explorer 6.0.2.0 released. Fixed minor issue involving COM port selection on Windows 2000 systems.

Amiga Forever 6.0 Released

16 Apr 2004 10:00:00 UT
Following the release of the upgrade version to existing customers a few days ago, Cloanto released Amiga Forever 6.0 to the public at large today.

Amiga Forever 6.0.1.0 Build Update

12 Apr 2004 12:00:00 UT
Revision 6.0.1.0, which features minor updates (mostly to documentation and MenuBox script), was made available to revision 6.0.0.0 customers via Software Director.

Amiga Forever 6.0 Upgrades Released

11 Apr 2004 00:00:00 UT
Following the successful presentation last week-end, Amiga Forever 6.0 upgrades started shipping. Free Amiga Forever 6.0 upgrade information was sent to all customers who purchased version 5.3 during March or April.

New Amiga Forever Web Site

10 Apr 2004 12:00:00 UT
The new AmigaForever.com site was placed online today. While we are applying finishing touches, please let us know if you find major blunders.

AmiGBG 2004 (Göteborg, Sweden)

03 Apr 2004 12:00:00 UT
On April 3rd, 2004, Cloanto attended the AmiGBG show held in Göteborg, Sweden. Pictures are now online.

Amiga Forever 6.0 Anticipation at AmiGBG

31 Mar 2004 09:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever 6.0 will premiere at AmiGBG in Gothenburg on April 3rd, 2004. This new version is the result of more than two years of work, and constitutes the most significant update ever. A launch seminar is scheduled to take place at 12:45. Amiga Forever 6.0 will be shown running on a notebook and on a MicroA1. This will be an exclusive presentation, with the final shipping product being shown a few days ahead of the planned Amiga Forever 6.0 web site update and launch.

Remembering Our Friends

24 Mar 2004 23:00:00 UT
The Amiga gave us some exceptional... "amigos". A new page was placed online as a small and humble tribute to the friends who are no longer with us, but who will be remembered forever in our hearts and memories.

Cloanto Purchases MicroA1 for Development and Testing

16 Mar 2004 13:00:00 UT
Cloanto is proud to be among the first users of a MicroA1 Amiga PPC system. The system was purchased from official Eyetech AmigaOne distributor and AmigaOS 4.0 developer Soft3, and will be used for development and testing.

MenuBox 2.3 Released

16 Mar 2004 03:00:00 UT
A few days ahead of the release of Amiga Forever 6.0, Cloanto released a new version of MenuBox, featuring special support for the new HTML-based Amiga Forever 6.0 launch panel (a complete re-write from previous versions).

Software Director 3.4 Released

16 Mar 2004 03:00:00 UT
A few days ahead of the release of Amiga Forever 6.0, Cloanto released Software Director 3.4. The new version of Software Director contains special features developed to extend Amiga Forever 6.0 with easier and more powerful than before one-click emulation updates, game installations and other links and actions related to online content.

Amiga Explorer 6.0 Released

15 Mar 2004 04:00:00 UT
A few days ahead of the release of Amiga Forever 6.0, Cloanto released Amiga Explorer 6.0. New features include enhanced compatibility with newer OS versions on both the client and the server side, and support for AmigaOS 4.0 and MorphOS. Also integrated binaries with the Windows Error Reporting (WER) system. The new version of Amiga Explorer is now available for free evaluation download from www.amigaforever.com/ae/ (a small preview of the new Amiga Forever site). The same file can also be used to upgrade previous versions. Amiga Explorer 6.0 is set to be available in a stand-alone package and as part of Amiga Forever 6.0.

Selection of Past News and Event Pages Online

01 Mar 2004 01:00:00 UT
As it is nearing completion of the new Amiga Forever site, Cloanto published a first batch of news and event-related pages from its archives, still in their original format.

WinUAE 0.8.25 Available via Software Director

21 Feb 2004 22:10:00 UT
Version 0.8.25 of WinUAE is available to users of Amiga Forever via one-click download and installation with Software Director.

Free Windows Services for Unix and Amiga NFS Connectivity

16 Jan 2004 00:00:04 UT
Microsoft is making Windows Services for Unix 3.5 available for free download. SFU includes an NFS server which can be used to give one or more Amiga clients access to files stored on the Windows PC on which SFU is running. Amiga NFS clients are part of packages such as AmiTCP/IP. The opposite scenario, i.e. one or more PCs accessing Amiga files over a TCP/IP network, is possible via packages such as Cloanto's Amiga Explorer.

Codex Alpe Adria 2004

15 Jan 2004 21:10:01 UT
Cloanto announced today that Codex Alpe Adria 2004 will take place on Saturday, July 3rd. The event home page, which includes pictures from last year's event, is at 0xAA.org. Planned features include the latest Amiga news, a selection of items of historical interest, contests, excursions, and of course friends from all over the world. Other cultural events taking place in Udine at the same time include the Sunsplash music festival.

Cloanto Licenses MPEG-4, HighMAT Technologies

13 Jan 2004 03:24:00 UT
Cloanto announced today that it entered into a licensing agreement with MPEG LA, LLC to use MPEG-4 Visual technology, and with Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. and Microsoft Corporation to use HighMAT technology in its products. Cloanto plans to use these technologies to produce high quality cross-platform encodings of a new series of Amiga Forever videos, and for quick access and indexing of such video files on the next version of the Amiga Forever CD-ROM. The growing list of third-party items already licensed for use in Amiga Forever includes the Amiga operating system, technology such as GIF/LZW by Unisys Corporation (used in Cloanto's Personal Paint) and hundreds of contributions such as Amiga applications and other items of historical interest.

Cloanto and Amiga Announce Personal Paint for AmigaOS 4.0

06 Jan 2004 21:00:00 UT
Amiga, Inc. (Washington) and Cloanto are delighted to announce that Personal Paint 7.1 will be available on the upcoming AmigaOS 4.0 operating system. The Personal Paint series of 2D graphics and animations applications has been a mainstay of the application base for the Amiga platform ever since its introduction in 1992 and it is also a star attraction of the Cloanto Amiga Forever package. As Cloanto considers a new version of the product for AmigaOS 4.0, it has decided to show its commitment to the Amiga platform and community by making the source code of the current version available to Amiga Inc., allowing them to create a PowerPC native version for the upcoming AmigaOS 4.0 product. The created binaries will be owned by Cloanto but will be made available for free download from the Amiga and Cloanto web sites. Cloanto and Amiga are also in talks concerning a new version of Amiga Forever, as well as a special version of Amiga Forever for AmigaOS 4.0, which aims to provide chipset-level 'Classic' Amiga compatibility integrated with the new generation Amiga operating system and hardware.

Genesi and Cloanto Announce Personal Paint for MorphOS

06 Jan 2004 00:00:00 UT
Genesi and Cloanto announced today that they entered into an agreement to develop a port of Cloanto's Personal Paint for MorphOS. Personal Paint is the leading palette-based graphics package for the Amiga computers, and is still preferred by enthusiasts, video artists, game developers and professionals alike for its set of powerful and user friendly features which have no counterpart on any platform. Under the new agreement, Cloanto is sharing the source code with Genesi, who will assist in the port to its exciting PowerPC-based computing platform. Personal Paint will be bundled with MorphOS.

Cloanto Announces Attendance at AmiGBG 2004

21 Dec 2003 17:00:00 UT
On the same day as the AmiGBG event organizers announced the date of the 2004 event, which will take place in Gothenburg on April 3rd, 2004, Cloanto announced its attendance. Cloanto plans to present Amiga Forever 6.0 and other Amiga-related projects.

New AmigaForever.com Structure and Layout

15 Dec 2003 17:00:00 UT
Cloanto published a few pages of the forthcoming AmigaForever.com, showing a draft of the new navigation structure and site design and layout. A feedback form is included. Also added RSS Feed.

More Bandwidth for Amiga Forever and WinUAE Updates

10 Dec 2003 17:00:00 UT
Cloanto entered into an agreement with FileKicker.com to expand its download bandwidth. The update to WinUAE 0.8.23 is already available from the new servers via Software Director.

Codex Alpe Adria 2003 (Udine, Italy)

05 Jul 2003 12:00:00 UT
Cloanto sponsored and helped organize Codex Alpe Adria 2003, which took place on July 5nd, 2003, in Udine, Italy. Pictures are now online.

Amiga Forever 5.3 Released

03 Jun 2003 12:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever 5.3 released, featuring new versions of WinUAE, Personal Paint and Software Director and ready-to-run configuration file for Mac OS X. Upgrades from versions 5.0, 5.1 and 5.2 are free as usual. In Software Director select Check Now to manually check for updates, then right-click "Amiga Forever 5.3 Update" and select Install or Download (download the file first if you wish to keep a copy of it, as the free upgrade option will not be available any longer after installation). If you are running Amiga Forever 5.0, 5.1 or 5.2 and you do not see a Software Director entry named "Amiga Forever 5.3 Update" then check out this page.

Amiga Forever 5.2 Released

01 May 2003 12:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever 5.2 released. Upgrades from versions 5.0 and 5.1 are free as usual. In Software Director select Check Now to manually check for updates, then right-click "Amiga Forever 5.2 Update" and select Install or Download (download the file first if you wish to keep a copy of it, as the free upgrade option will not be available any longer after installation). If you are running Amiga Forever 5.0 or 5.1 and you do not see a Software Director entry named "Amiga Forever 5.2 Update" then check out this page.

Free Update to Amiga Forever 5.1 Released

29 Dec 2002 12:00:00 UT
Free update from Amiga Forever 5.0 to version 5.1 released. In Software Director, select Check Now to manually check for updates, then right-click "Amiga Forever 5.1 Update" and select Install or Download (download the file first if you wish to keep a copy of it, as the free upgrade option will not be available any longer after installation). If you are running Amiga Forever 5.0 and you do not see a Software Director entry named "Amiga Forever 5.1 Update" then check out this page.

Amiga Forever 5.1 Released

23 Dec 2002 12:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever 5.1 released. Improvements include new version of emulation software and both additional and updated preinstalled Amiga software. It took a long time to get this license, but at last Amiga Narrator and Translator are again officially included with the operating system for the first time since 1991. A free upgrade for all users of version 5.0 will be available in a few days.

World of Amiga 2002 (London, United Kingdom)

02 Nov 2002 12:00:00 UT
On November 2, 2002, Cloanto attended the World of Amiga 2002 show held in the east London suburb of Brentwood, United Kingdom. Pictures are now online.

Amiga Mini Show 2002 (Škofja Loka, Slovenia)

19 Oct 2002 12:00:00 UT
On October 19, 2002 Cloanto attended the Amiga Mini Show in Škofja Loka, Slovenia. Pictures are now online.

O.A.S.E. 2002 (Graz, Austria)

15 Sep 2002 12:00:00 UT
On September 14-15, 2002 Cloanto attended O.A.S.E. (Open Amiga Southeast Europe) in Graz, Austria. Pictures are now online.

Amiga Forever Cross-Platform Online Edition Updated

23 Apr 2002 12:00:00 UT
Distribution archive of Cross-Platform Online Edition modified to include updated setup procedures of the latest versions of Amiga Explorer and Software Director for Windows. Mailing sent out offering free upgrades to customers of the Cross-Platform version who purchased the software on or after November 2001 (customers of the Online Edition for Windows already had the same features).

Amiga Expo 2002 (Baltimore, MD, USA)

29 Mar 2002 12:00:00 UT
On March 29-31, 2002, Cloanto attended the Amiga Expo 2002 show in Baltimore, MD, USA. Pictures are now online.

AmiGBG 2002 (Göteborg, Sweden)

02 Mar 2002 12:00:00 UT
On March 2, 2002, Cloanto attended the AmiGBG 2002 show in Göteborg, Sweden. Pictures are now online.

Alt-WoA 2002 (Huddersfield, United Kingdom)

23 Feb 2002 12:00:00 UT
On February 23, 2002, Cloanto attended the Alt.WoA 2002 show in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. Pictures are now online.

Amiga Explorer 4.1 Released

01 Dec 2001 12:00:00 UT
Amiga Explorer 4.1 released. This version solves an issue on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, whereby under certain conditions, given a certain content of the clipboard, Amiga Explorer would crash on a right click of the Amiga Computer icon. A possible drag-and-drop problem reported on Windows Me has also been addressed.

Amiga Forever 5.0 CD-ROMs in Distribution

28 Nov 2001 12:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever 5.0 CD-ROMs in distribution. A mailing with upgrade instructions and a special offer is being sent to users of the Online Edition and to all other registered users. All customers who purchased version 4.0 during November 2001 can upgrade to version 5.0 for free (online customers are being contacted by Cloanto, CD customers should contact their vendor).

Spoletium 4 (Spoleto, Italy)

24 Nov 2001 12:00:00 UT
On November 24-25, 2001, Cloanto attended the Spoletium 4 event in Spoleto, Italy, also providing a wireless webcam service. Pictures are now online.

Amiga 2001 (Köln, Germany)

17 Nov 2001 12:00:00 UT
On November 17-18, 2001, Cloanto attended the Amiga 2001 show in Köln, Germany. Pictures are now online.

Amiga Forever 5.0 Released to Manufacturing

15 Nov 2001 12:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever 5.0 released to manufacturing. Online Edition available now, and special digitally mastered CD Edition on sale exclusively at the Amiga 2001 show. Major new items include JIT version of WinUAE emulation software, built-in support for WinFellow, Software Director and CDTV and CD³² ROMs. The emulation software for Windows requires DirectX features available in Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP and Server 2003 (Windows NT 4.0 is not supported by the new emulation software, although a previous version is included for compatibility). Be sure to check out the FAQ and Upgrades pages.

World of Amiga 2001 (London, United Kingdom)

03 Nov 2001 12:00:00 UT
On November 3, 2001, Cloanto attended the World of Amiga 2001 show held in the east London suburb of Brentwood, United Kingdom. Pictures are now online.

Pianeta Amiga 2001 (Empoli, Italy)

20 Oct 2001 12:00:00 UT
On October 20-21, 2001, Cloanto attended the Pianeta Amiga 2001 show held in Empoli, Italy. Pictures are now online.

SAKU 2001 (Helsinki, Finland)

01 Sep 2001 12:00:00 UT
On September 1st, 2001, Cloanto attended Saku 2001, the Amiga event organized by the Finnish Amiga Users Group and held at Heureka, the Finnish Science Center in Vantaa, Finland. Pictures are now online.

Gateway Amiga 2001 (St. Louis, MO, USA)

30 Mar 2001 12:00:00 UT
On March 30-April 1, 2001, Cloanto attended the Gateway Amiga 2001 show in St. Louis, MO, USA. Pictures are now online.

Amiga Forever 4.0 Officially Released

23 Nov 2000 12:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever 4.0 officially released. CD Edition and upgrades (both online and CD-ROM) are also available. All versions include Amiga Explorer 4.0. On Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows Me the Print Spooler may issue a "Too many parameters" error. This can be fixed as described here.

Amiga Forever 4.0 Is Online

03 Nov 2000 12:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever 4.0 placed online a few days ahead of public announcement, which will occur when the CD Edition ships to factory. Free upgrades will be sent to all customers who purchased a previous version on or after October 1st, 2000 (please be patient, email will follow soon).

Amiga Explorer 4.0 Released

02 Nov 2000 12:00:00 UT
Amiga Explorer 4.0 released. Implemented Copy, Paste and Cut commands. New UNIT ToolType or command line option to run multiple instances of the server side of the software (e.g. one in serial mode and one in TCP/IP mode). Improved user interface integration with Windows 2000 and Me (e.g. on progress indicators). Various other user interface enhancements. The following bugs have been addressed: Kickstart ROM size would sometimes be processed as 512 KB instead of 256 KB (pre-2.0 ROMs); the progress indicator did sometimes not advance in a linear mode when long files were processed; removed error message which would sometimes be displayed after selecting Cancel.

Pianeta Amiga 2000 (Empoli, Italy)

30 Sep 2000 12:00:00 UT
On September 30-October 1, 2000, Cloanto attended the Pianeta Amiga 2000 show in Empoli, Italy. Pictures are now online.

Amiga Forever Cross-Platform Online Edition 3.0 Released

24 Mar 2000 12:00:00 UT
Cross-platform (ZIP archive) version of Amiga Forever 3.0 Online Edition released. All online versions of Amiga Forever now include Amiga Explorer 3.5 and other small improvements, as for example compatibility with MagicWB icons (original color scheme used with kind permission of Martin R. Huttenloher), the latest version of WinUAE, and a new default screen mode.

Amiga Explorer 3.5 Released

13 Mar 2000 12:00:00 UT
Amiga Explorer 3.5, featuring a new PC-to-Amiga automatic setup option, released and made available both as a stand-alone package and as part of Amiga Forever. The default packet size on both the Amiga and the Windows side is now set to 512 instead of 4096 bytes, which addresses both potential buffer issues with some serial configurations, and a possible problem of the Amiga serial.device operating in RTS/CTS mode on some versions of the operating system.

Home Electronics World '99 (Köln, Germany)

12 Nov 1999 12:00:00 UT
On November 12-13, 1999, Cloanto attended the Home Electronics World '99 show in Köln, Germany. Pictures are now online.

Amiga Forever Plus Pack Released

10 Nov 1999 12:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever Plus Pack released.

Amiga Forever 3.0 Online Edition Updated

27 Aug 1999 12:00:00 UT
Minor revision of Amiga Forever 3.0 Online Edition. Latest version of WinUAE included, and fixed upgrade issue for CD-ROM serials beginning with "147".

Dave Haynie's Summer 1999 House Party (Upper Pittsgrove, NJ, USA)

25 Jul 1999 12:00:00 UT
Dave Haynie kindly invited us to his 1999 house party, which took place on July 25, 1999, in Upper Pittsgrove, NJ, USA. Pictures are now online.

World of Amiga 1999 (London, United Kingdom)

24 Jul 1999 12:00:00 UT
On July 24-25, 1999, Cloanto attended the World of Amiga 1999 show in London, United Kingdom. Pictures are now online.

Amiga Forever 3.0 Released

14 Jul 1999 12:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever 3.0 CD-ROM and Online Edition released. Standard and Upgrade versions available. The upgrade version will fail to upgrade Amiga Forever 2.0 CD-ROMs with serial beginning with "147". This can be fixed with a new serial from Cloanto Support.

Online Version of Amiga Forever 2.0 for Windows Released

12 Dec 1998 12:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2.0 Online Edition was released today.

Computer '98 (Köln, Germany)

13 Nov 1998 12:00:00 UT
On November 13-15, 1998, Cloanto attended the Computer '98 show in Köln, Germany. Pictures are now online.

International Amiga '98 (Toronto, Canada)

29 May 1998 12:00:00 UT
On May 29-30, 1998, Cloanto attended the International Amiga '98 show in Toronto, Canada. Pictures are now online.

World of Amiga 1998 (London, United Kingdom)

15 May 1998 12:00:00 UT
On May 15-17, 1998, Cloanto attended the World of Amiga 1998 show in London, United Kingdom. Pictures are now online.

AmiTech98 (Stockholm, Sweden)

03 Apr 1998 12:00:00 UT
On April 3-5, 1998, Cloanto attended the AmiTech98 show in Stockholm, Sweden. Pictures are now online.

Amiga Forever 2.0 (Physical Package) Released

25 Mar 1998 12:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever 2.0 (CD-ROM+Amiga floppy disk) released.

MIPSA 1998 (Novara, Italy)

07 Mar 1998 12:00:00 UT
On March 7, 1998, Cloanto attended the MIPS-A 1998 event in Novara, Italy. Pictures are now online.

IPISA 1997 (Milan, Italy)

29 Nov 1997 12:00:00 UT
On November 29-30, 1997, Cloanto attended the IPISA '97 conference in Milan, Italy. Pictures are now online.

Amiga Forever Launch at IPISA 1997 (Milan, Italy)

29 Nov 1997 12:00:00 UT
Following the launch in Cologne, Amiga Forever was presented at IPISA '97 in Milan, on November 29, 1997. Pictures are now online.

Amiga Forever 1.0 Released

15 Nov 1997 12:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever 1.0 "Preview Edition" CD-ROM released. A free update to version 1.1, which solves a number of possible issues, is available.

Amiga Forever Launch at Computer '97 (Köln, Germany)

15 Nov 1997 12:00:00 UT
The Amiga Forever workshop took place on Saturday, November 15, 1997 at the Computer '97 Show, one day after the launch of Amiga Forever at the same event. Pictures are now online.

Amiga Forever Announced

07 Oct 1997 12:00:00 UT
Amiga Forever announced.

UAE Developers Meeting (Freiburg, Germany)

20 Sep 1997 12:00:00 UT
September 20-23, 1997, Cloanto attended the UAE Developers Meeting in Freiburg (Germany). Pictures are now online.

Personal Paint 7.1 to be Launched at World of Amiga Show (London, United Kingdom)

16 May 1997 12:00:00 UT
After weeks of sleepless nights, we have the pleasure to announce that the Personal Paint 7.1 package will be launched at the World of Amiga show in London (May 17-18, 1997). The new CD-ROM not only contains the first Amiga PowerPC code ever shipped by any company (excluding developer tools), but also adds dozens of new features.

PowerPC Blitting Library for Personal Paint 7 Released

09 May 1997 12:00:00 UT
The "personal_ppc_blit.library" for Personal Paint 7 and other Cloanto programs has just been released on Aminet (biz/cloan/PBlit_PPC.lha). Becomes first Amiga PowerPC code (other than development tools) to publicly ship to Amiga users.

Personal Paint 7 Breaks Amiga Chip RAM Barrier

12 Feb 1997 12:00:00 UT
With the release of the new CPU blitting module just made available on Aminet (biz/cloan/PBlit_68K.lha), Personal Paint 7 becomes the first Amiga program to actively exploit the full functionality of both the Graphics library and the Amiga blitter applied to bitmaps stored in Fast RAM.

Support Section on Aminet Opens

14 Dec 1996 12:00:00 UT
Aminet, one of the world's largest and best-organized online archives of software, now hosts Cloanto software and support files in the "biz/cloan" directory.

Personal Paint 7.0 to be Launched at Computer '96 (Köln, Germany)

14 Nov 1996 12:00:00 UT
Visit us at the Computer '96 exhibition in Köln, November 15-17, at the Ossowski booth, to see the new Personal Paint. Version 7 has more than 100 new features.

Amiga OS: Village Dimension Competing in a Metropolitan World?

10 May 1996 12:00:00 UT
This is the original text published in an April 1996 Cloanto newsletter, and reprinted with permission in the July 1996 issue of Amiga Shopper.

Free PNG Toolkit Released

27 Jul 1995 12:00:00 UT
When we heard news that several, very popular, graphics formats were unexpectedly menaced by software patents, at Cloanto we took a strong position in favor of a new, improved format: PNG (Portable Network Graphics).

A Sad Day for Amiga

27 Apr 1994 12:00:00 UT
Shawn was the first to send the news in: "Commodore is filing for Chapter 7"...

Personal Paint 2.1 Shipping

17 Feb 1993 12:00:00 UT
The first public version of the powerful and intuitive Amiga paint program is now shipping.

Interview with Jay Miner (Paris, France)

09 Feb 1990 12:00:00 UT
On February 9, 1990, during the 1990 Amiga Developers Conference in Paris, France, Cloanto recorded an interview with Jay Miner, "father of the Amiga". Pictures are now online.

1990 Amiga DevCon (Paris, France)

07 Feb 1990 12:00:00 UT
Cloanto attended the 1990 Amiga Developers Conference which took place on February 7-9 in Paris, France. Pictures are now online.

C1-Text 1.01 Shipping

26 May 1989 12:00:00 UT
The first public version of the fast and affordable Amiga word processor is now shipping.

CeBIT 1988 (Hannover, Germany)

18 Mar 1988 12:00:00 UT
In March 1988 Cloanto attended the CeBIT fair in Hannover, Germany, presenting various new software titles. Pictures are now online.

HTX 1.0 Shipping

23 Feb 1988 12:00:00 UT
HTX is an Amiga-based "communicator" and "enabler" software for people with disabilities.