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Amiga Forever V3.0
The Amiga Emulator CD-ROM
No longer available, replaced by
Amiga Forever 8.
Amiga Forever is the all-in-one Amiga emulation and connectivity environment for PCs,
officially licensed by Amiga International.
Amiga Forever 3.0 includes version 3.1 of the Amiga ROM and OS files and AGA support
under WinUAE. Additional preinstalled programs and features, like for example Personal Paint, TurboText,
drag-and-drop LhA de-archiving and the ToolManager dock have been updated.
This version additionally includes an archive with a new, ready-to-run PowerMac version.
This emulation is currently the only way of having an Amiga laptop (if we assume that you
install it on a PC laptop or on a Mac Powerbook/iBook).
Amiga Forever 3.0 - Overview
Amiga Forever contains state of the art software to satisfy two major needs of
many Amiga users: to share data between Amiga and other systems, and to use their existing
Amiga software and data on non-Amiga hardware. Additionally, software, tutorial and
reference files which are likely to be of interest to any Amiga enthusiast are included
with the CD-ROM.
Amiga Forever 3.0 includes:
- Officially licensed Amiga ROM and OS files, versions 1.3 and 3.1. The
CD-ROM includes additional versions of historical interest (all generic versions
between 1.0 and 3.1 that have been officially released ).
- Amiga Explorer 3.02 networking software, which allows you to connect
an Amiga to one or more PCs, and access Amiga files (including virtual ADF and ROM files),
directories and volumes directly from the Windows Desktop. Amiga Explorer is easy to
install and configure and includes direct support for serial
(null modem) cable connections, as well as TCP/IP.
- Exclusive interview with Jay Miner, "Father of the
Amiga", on topics ranging from the birth of the Amiga to computers and society in form of an audio track.
- UAE Amiga emulator for Windows ("WinUAE"). All emulation
support files (Amiga ROM and OS, Cloanto Amiga software, Picasso 96 drivers, etc.) can
easily be used by other implementations (DOS, Linux, Be, Next, etc.) of these emulators,
as well as by future new versions. On the CD-ROM version the Fellow emulator for DOS and
experimental versions of UAE for PowerPC Amiga and PowerMac systems are also included.
Source code for the emulation software (including the Linux version of UAE) is included in
the "Archives" directory of the CD-ROM.
- Picasso 96 drivers for the emulation software, supporting palette
modes up to 256 colors, as well as true color.
- Cloanto Personal Paint 7.1b (paint, animation and image processing
software, with short tutorials), DirDiff 5.1 (file synchronization and replication
software), AmiToRTF 4.2 (to convert texts from Amiga to Windows formats) and MailBX to
convert Amiga mail archives to Microsoft Mail, Outlook Express and Exchange Server.
A copy of these programs is installed in a directory which is easily accessible from
"real" Amiga systems.
- Bonus software by third parties, such as the TurboText editor (an
exclusive version with the latest patches), KingCON, archiving and extraction tools, all
preinstalled for easy drag-and-drop functionality with ToolManager. Documentation for this
software is available from the Amiga (emulation) side.
- Tutorials and FAQs on data sharing, emulation, floppy disks, serial links, TCP/IP, UAE,
Fellow and much more.
- The CD-ROM is a multi-platform CD (ISO, Rock-Ridge Amiga, Joliet and
Audio). The Macintosh files, which contain a ready-to-run (experimental) PowerMac
configuration, are contained in a StuffIt archive.
The Amiga emulation software comes preinstalled and preconfigured for Windows and
DOS on Intel platforms. The Amiga ROM and OS files can be used by any implementation of
the Amiga emulators, including for example Unix/Linux (UAE comes with source code), Be,
PowerMac, etc. These emulators are constantly updated, and can be downloaded from the
The emulation software included with Amiga Forever does not require a "real"
Amiga. On Windows systems, the emulation can be either installed or run directly from CD
(without installation). The ready-to-run (experimental) PowerMac version is included in a
StuffIt archive, from where it can be extracted to the Macintosh hard disk.
Amiga Explorer and Documentation
The Amiga Explorer software, the automatic program launcher and the automatic
installation software are specifically designed for Windows. The Amiga Explorer networking
software is independent from the emulation part, and can be installed separately.
The Amiga software and documentation included in Amiga Forever are completely
independent from both the networking and the emulation components, and can be accessed on
an Amiga computer, or from the emulation environment. The Amiga software and documentation
are also preinstalled in the Amiga Forever emulation environment.
The main Amiga Forever documentation is in HTML format, and can be read with any web
browser. The Amiga-specific documentation is in AmigaGuide format, and in part also in
The main documentation is in English. The documentation of Personal Paint is in
English, German and Italian. Some Amiga emulation tutorials by third parties are in
German, French, Polish and Italian. The Amiga ROM and OS files on Amiga Forever include
localizations in all languages supported by the Amiga OS.