A: Amiga Forever Plus Edition
(also included in the Premium Edition) includes ROM and system disks between version
3.X, including 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.04, 2.05, 2.1, 3.0 and 3.1.
To access the ROM files select Open
Folder/Amiga Files from the File menu in
Amiga Forever, then go inside "Amiga
Files/Shared/rom" (or see "Amiga Files" at
the root of the distribution medium).
Even the ancient 0.7 ROM image is included, as it is
required to run some memorable software,
such as the one that
was demonstrated at the 1985 Launch of Amiga
event in New York, with Andy Warhol and
Debbie Harry. These items have been acquired
or licensed by Cloanto from
the Amiga companies and include newer
developments by Cloanto and by other third parties.
The disk-based versions 1.3, 2.04, 2.1,
3.0 and 3.1 are included as full floppy disk
image sets, with 1.3, 2.1 and 3.1 also as
preinstalled hard disk images. Other
disk-based versions are included for
historical reasons, in a more limited format
sufficient to boot the system.
Amiga Forever includes a preinstalled Workbench 3.X environment
(newer than 3.1), and also includes or supports operating systems not
originally released by Commodore (e.g. AROS), as well as
hardware diagnostic systems and operating systems not originally
meant to run on Amiga hardware.
The Value Edition of Amiga Forever includes only
Workbench 1.3 and versions 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3
of the "Kickstart" ROM, which is in general sufficient to run more than
70% of Amiga games and other older software. Amiga Forever Plus Edition
the additional ROM and operating system versions.
The licenses for certain third-party files which were originally bundled with the Amiga
operating system were not renewed, and are therefore
in part missing in
disks released after a certain date (e.g. in version 1.3 of the Amiga
operating system as shipped with the Amiga 3000
in 1991). Cloanto was able to license some of these original components directly from the copyright holders,
and to include them in Amiga Forever.
Cloanto placed a high priority on preserving and respecting the original
look, feel and compatibility of version 3.1 of the operating system as it was
released before the Commodore-Amiga development team ceased maintenance of the
operating system. Amiga Forever also includes internally developed or fully
licensed additional preinstalled components, such as system patches, GlowIcons,
TCP/IP, RTG, etc. Amiga Forever contains instructions on how to disable such
add-ons without affecting functionality, if so desired.