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Old 04 June 2004, 02:01   #1
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Amiga Transformer

I recently had an A1020 5.25 disk drive dumped on me, and I have neither the manual nor the bundled Amiga Transformer software. I can't seem to find either, can anyone help?
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Old 01 July 2004, 22:19   #2
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Sorry for the bump, but I am seriously curious as to where to find this software.
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Old 02 July 2004, 09:08   #3
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I don't think many copies of Transformer would have been sold since it failed to live up to just about all the state-of-the-art PC emulation features that appeared in press articles prior to release in late 1986. Because of its 1986 release it might be that it never saw a scene release either. Transformer is certainly a rare piece of software. Although it wasn't up to much even at release, it would still be quite interesting to have a look at it methinks.
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Old 23 September 2008, 01:34   #4
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@Computolio:

I have a copy of this emulator if you're still interested.
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Old 23 September 2008, 01:52   #5
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Old 23 September 2008, 12:21   #6
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That was the one used during the first A1000 presentation?
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Old 23 September 2008, 12:45   #7
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i've upped Transformer 1.21 to the zone. is there any other version out there? i'd like to get those, if there are any
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Old 23 September 2008, 23:17   #8
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@Computio and all:

I'll seek out my copy and upload it to the Zone ASAP (probably tomorrow).

I'm not sure what version it is now, but it comes with an MS-DOS 3.30 disk image (or is this not permitted?).
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Old 24 September 2008, 09:54   #9
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I've uploaded my copy of the Amiga Transformer (also v1.21, I'm afraid) to the Zone.

It's a different disk image to the one uploaded by hit.

No documentation, unfortunately, but I've also uploaded an archive of utilities for Transformer with docs which might just shed some light on things.

I also have a PC-DOS 3.30 disk image (2,025,932 bytes) in extended adf format which I will upload if anyone can get this running or there is sufficient interest and it is allowed.

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Old 24 September 2008, 18:41   #10
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FYI,
I used transformer back in the day, and is was barely OK...
it is incompatible with 68010+
At some point commodore gave up on it and released the source code. There were some other emulators loosly based off of its code base...
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it is incompatible with 68010+
Have a look at the Transutils archive...
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Old 26 September 2008, 02:24   #12
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Thumbs up Files still available!

The Transformer v1.21 & BBC Emulator file I uploaded and the PC-DOS 3.3 adf file are still available from this website:
http://amigan.netfast.org/

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Old 05 October 2008, 03:44   #13
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Source code for Transformer is available???

Does anyone know where???
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i hate those pages, which provides nice abandonware, but you are unable to get/download them. finalwriter win95, wordworth win, and sas658 just stops at 2097151 bytes. nada. what kind of configuration is that? ...

Edit: can someone try to get "Final Writer 1.01 for Windows 95" from the page above, and look for the files size (firefox give one additonal byte - Opera: 2097151 | Firefox: 2097152 )

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Old 05 October 2008, 15:11   #15
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Just tried grabbing Final Writer 1.01, same problem here

This website is Minuous's, maybe he can investigate?
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This website is Minuous's, maybe he can investigate?
that sounds good thnx for confirming.
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Old 15 May 2010, 22:19   #17
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Amiga Transformer

Hello can someone upload the Amiga Transformer software again?
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Old 15 May 2010, 22:57   #18
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*sure*

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Old 21 November 2011, 00:44   #19
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Hello, can somebody upload the PC Transformer software again to the zone, please ?

I get my hands on an original A1020 5.1/4 Drive at eB*y and try to get it work.
 
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Uploading it for you now...

Done!

The archive contains the Amiga Transformer PC emulator software, the Transformer Utilities disk and a PC-DOS 3.30 boot disk.

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