Amiga Forever updated for Windows 7
Geriatric User Interface?
Cloanto has released the latest version of Amiga Forever, its bundle combining the one-time Commodore operating system, "classic" hardware emulators, games and other assorted "items of historical interest".
Amiga Forever 2009 essentially provides full Windows 7 compatibility.
The emulators are open source and readily available separately, but the OS and other system Roms are licensed to Cloanto. That said, if you still own an Amiga, tools exist to copy the contents of its Rom chips.
Amiga OS: Aqua? Aero? P'shaw...
The Cloanto package is available as a Value Edition which bundles 50 games with the emulator and Workbench 1.3 Rom file. The Plus Edtion ups the games count to 100 and includes all the versions of the OS from 1.3 to 3.x. It comes as a burnable .ISO file that makes a bootable disc.
Finally, the Premium Edition provides the Plus Edition on CD and adds a couple of DVDs containing videos featuring the great and the good of the (hugely bearded) Amiga world, and made during the 24 years since the original Amiga was launched.
The Premium Edition contains two DVDs of videos for Amiga fans and beard buffs
The three releases are priced at €9.95, €29.95 and €49.95 (£8.50-42.66/$13.95-69.99), respectively. Fanboys and anyone interested in the history of home computing can order or download them here. ®
Don't mean to píss on your nostalgia BBQ but..
was my one *really* the only one that crashed all the time, in really annoying ways?
.. and with a very fragile filesystem (though FFS was leagues better than OFS) so when it did crash you often spent half an hour waiting for a disk check to finish, and random files to come back corrupted?
.. and the botched AGA chipset which was never going to run any high-colour or 3d software quickly (after it had spent half its cycles in chunky-to-planar loops.. ugh.)
sorry to speak wrong of the dead.. I agree with all the upsides, but it weren't all rosy.
failing memories :)
Bouncing? sca was a simple fade up of a single colour font, mostly so they could fit it all into the bootblock without crunching. Refresh the old cells here :-
a little tear..
is there a project to rewite the os for x86?
Man I'm starting to forget...
"When a new version of a package came out, almost without fail, the previous version was given away free on the cover of the magazines."
That confused me when i moved to my PC??
"Everything was INSTANT. No clicking and waiting 30 seconds for windows to pull it's finger out of its arse, which 15 Years on it is STILL doing."
the pain I suffered at the hands of my first Pc experiance is coming flooding back!!...its still happening!
"Of course I had to format them in that terribly inefficient MSDOS format so that the PC's could read them"
YEAH what happend to that extra 600K!!
PDware....ow...so cheap...in more ways then one!
i shed a tear.....
there are plenty of atari types still active :)
www.atari-forum.com for one, various hardware projects on the go, my twin SDcard hard drive should be on it's way to me shortly :)
Ahhh... my first virus... I still remember it well: rainbow coloured writing bouncing across the screen, pronouncing that "Something wonderful has happened... Your Amiga is alive!".
Reminded me of Wizball for some reason!