Amiga Forever 8 Premium Edition

Emulation of Amiga hardware (allows you to run Amiga software on your PC). Easier and more gorgeous and powerful than ever, Amiga Forever 8 closes the circle between gaming, productivity and preservation of digital culture while adding new features and providing access to a universe of free and legal downloads. AmigaOS 4.1 compatible.

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Amiga Forever 8 Premium Edition 3DVDs.
The new Premium Edition of Amiga Forever!

The Amiga computer, launched by Commodore in 1985, combined superior multimedia technology with ease of use, inspiring millions of the most creative and enthusiastic computer users ever.

Amiga Forever is the award-winning Amiga preservation, emulation and support package brought to you by Cloanto, Amiga developers since 1986.

The Premium Edition blend high-quality software and original content with the ultimate set of videos to chronicle and let you experience firsthand the history, culture, challenges and passion behind the Amiga.

This product contains an unregistered shareware version of P96.

New features in Amiga Forever 8:

• Accurate and reconfigurable onscreen keyboards, with custom mapping and shortcut options.
• New fullscreen experience: change floppy disks, pause, resume, save, etc. with the mouse, keyboard or game controller without having to switch back to window mode.
• Rewritten and expanded game controller and keyboard customization dialogs (under Tools/Options/Input), with new layout and features for both shared and custom profiles.
• Direct support for additional types of game controllers.
• Amiga-like pervasive drag-and-drop support: media files, screenshots, audio files, and documentation files can be added to a title, and vice versa.
• Setup wizard helps set up common configuration and privacy options.
• Discord status updates.
• Player and RP9 Toolbox support .uae import and conversion.
• New Developer menu options.
• Support for multiple-monitor and high-DPI features introduced in Windows 10 October 2018 Update
• When 8-bit systems are enabled (e.g. PET/CBM and C64 systems): virtual mouse option (move text cursor with mouse).
• Numerous other new features and refinements (performance, clipboard, title editor, AROS updates, Build Image, enhanced File Explorer integration, new Facebook Graph API, etc.).

Previous features introduced in Amiga Forever 7:

• New playlists, with ability to add custom content folders and to change the location of builtin Amiga Files.
• Option to autostart PC into favorite Amiga configuration (or CBM 8-bit, if C64 Forever is installed too)
• Titles can be run from Windows File Explorer without opening the main Amiga Forever player, adding to previous playerless preview and editing capabilities
• Enhanced PowerPC emulation features
General and title-specific game controller personalization, including support for Xbox, X-Arcade and I-PAC controllers, virtual buttons and arbitrary keyboard layouts.
• Additional input features: left-handed support, configurable autofire (also with separate fire) and merging of multiple game controllers and keyboard layouts into single emulated hardware
• All systems support "Type Clipboard" and automatic Unicode-aware mapping of typed and pasted text, also when the PC and emulated Amiga keyboard layouts do not match
• Improved high-DPI support and multi-monitor options
• New and improved media features: pervasive RDB disk support, shared drives, deployable large disk images, etc.
• 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).
• Update checks are now over HTTPS (TLS) and are combined with digital signature verifications for enhanced integrity, confidentiality and security.
• Improved security sandbox.
• Numerous other new features and refinements (performance, audio, WHDLoad and AROS updates, Rescan, Build Image, dynamic warning triangles, new Facebook Graph API, visualization of RP9 manifest changes, etc.).

Previous features introduced in Amiga Forever 2016:

• New user interface with gorgeous high-DPI display features ("retina"/4K density and beyond, multi-monitor).
Ability to merge Amiga and 8-bit CBM content in single player (if both Amiga Forever and C64 Forever are installed).
PowerPC emulation support, including 1+ GB of RAM, PCI bridge, preset devices with native AmigaOS 4.1 FE driver support, and more.
A wealth of new content configuration and authoring features (right-click a title and select Edit).
Enhanced Amiga serial port, MIDI and printer support.
New Amiga devices for storage, graphics, sound and networking.
New Shared folder to exchange data between different Amiga configurations and the host system.
New AmiKit, AROS, ROMs and more

Previous features introduced in Amiga Forever 2014:

• New Build Image feature (Tools menu of Plus Edition), to create personalized ISO images (burn to CD or DVD) and portable environments (e.g. to run from USB storage). This is similar to the "old" Amiga Forever media, except that the content can now be updated and customized.
• Support for third-party "RP-Image" templates, to generate bootable content, etc. Documentation is available.
• New Restore System Files feature (Tools menu) to reset shared components (Amiga ROM and OS files, system RP9s, etc.).
• New RP9 thumbnail provider for Windows is pure eye candy. This accompanies new and faster Open, Edit and Convert to RP9 commands accessible directly from File Explorer, to offer a better content experience outside the player.
• Set personal rating for any title (not just cataloged ones).
• New visual Screen Clip Editor, for easy adjustment of Amiga screen mode settings.
• WinFellow is now available as an additional RetroPlatform-enabled emulation plugin. You can click any compatible title and select "Play with/WinFellow", or select plugin priority and additional options in the Amiga Forever Emulation settings.
• Brand new Personal Paint 7.2 preinstalled in Workbench 3.X environment
• Updated AROS and other content.
• Enhanced RP9 Editor, with new media mount options and dozens of new features.
• Integration with social networks for "Now Playing" updates, manual posts and screenshot uploads. 

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• Emulation of Amiga hardware (allows you to run Amiga software on your PC*).
• Original ROM and OS files (all Workbench versions from 0.7 to 3.X)
• Additional emulation and drivers (RTG, SCSI, TCP/IP, AHI, CDTV, CD32, etc.)
• Preconfigured WinUAE and WinFellow emulation engines with auto-updates**
• Preinstalled games, demos and applications (web browser, paint, etc.).
• Support for thousands of downloadable Amiga games, demos and applications**
• Amiga Explorer and Amiga Files data sharing framework
• Optionally-bootable DVD, based on KX Light (boots your PC into Workbench)***
• More than five hours of "must-see" Amiga videos (two dual-layer DVDs)
• Special features and gallery of items of historical interest
Much, much more...

Package Contents:

• DVD 0 - Software

Amiga Forever Plus Edition
Amiga Forever Game Pack
Dave Haynie 2009 Interview (2009, 30')
Dave Haynie 2009 Interview - HD (2009, 30')

• DVD 1 - Amiga Forever video DVD 1

Launch of Amiga (1985, 17')
Inside Commodore (1988, 40')
Jay Miner Speech (1989, 49')
Jay Miner Interview (1990, 9')
History of the Amiga (1992, 43')

• DVD 2 - Amiga Forever video DVD 2

The Deathbed Vigil (1994, 118')
Dave Haynie Interview (2001, 55')
Amiga Faces Picture Gallery (2005, 49')

System Requirements:

• Operating system: Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 (R2), Windows 8, Windows Server 2012
• CPU: 750 MHz (1 GHz recommended)
• RAM: 512 MB (1 GB recommended)
• Hard disk: 400 MB free
• Video: high color or true color
• Sound: optional
• DirectX: 9.0 or higher
• Audiences: 7+ (depictions of violence)

Additional DVD features and details:

• Region 0 (all regions)
• Video system: NTSC (compatible with most PAL players)
• Aspect ratio: 4:3 (videos respect original format)
• Audio: English stereo, English mono
• Subtitles: English, Italian
• Special features: interactive menus, scene access
• Audiences: PG (infrequent bad language, use of alcohol)

* Emulation software for Windows is ready to run (from medium or after installation, no additional downloads required). ROM and OS files can be used for emulation on other platforms (e.g. Mac OS, GNU/Linux, etc.), but may be unsupported and may require download and manual installation of additional free software. Due to hardware differences, Amiga floppy drives and some other peripherals cannot be connected to non-Amiga hardware, even if running an emulation.

** Automatic updates and additional downloads require internet connection.

*** Experimental feature for advanced users. May not work on all hardware. 


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