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Old 15 November 2018, 16:31   #1
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AMINet Sets, which one to get?

I see multiple AMINET sets available for download, but not sure which one should be current and which one to get/download.

Hoarder in me is pushing me to download them all, but again, probably better to ask...
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Old 15 November 2018, 18:52   #2
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I see multiple AMINET sets available for download, but not sure which one should be current and which one to get/download.
None of them is current, they're all 18+ years old.

Why do you want to download Aminet sets anyway?
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Old 15 November 2018, 19:02   #3
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Yeah they stopped making them years ago, i know not everything is on the Aminet site i read a while back, some removed for various reasons, but lots more new stuff since, better off downloading what you want as you want it.
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Old 17 November 2018, 19:14   #4
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What part of hoarding you didn't get?

Just preservation kind of collection.
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Old 17 November 2018, 19:35   #5
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What part of hoarding you didn't get?
Well you answered your own question before answering it then, get them all!
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I've got a lot of those CDs and not using them...
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Old 17 November 2018, 20:59   #7
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3x sets and the rest on CD upto 52.
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Old 17 November 2018, 21:08   #8
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Btw to answer your original question, none of the CD sets/discs are ‘current’, they stopped archiving to CD in late 2002.

You can get the complete set upto that date:

Aminet Sets 1-12
Aminet Solo CDs 48-52
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Old 17 November 2018, 22:48   #9
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Hoarder in me is pushing me to download them all, but again, probably better to ask...
Give in to your hoarding impulses and get them all if you have the storage space! The thing I find invaluable about the old Aminet CDs is that they actually contain a number of files that have been removed from the present day incarnation of Aminet. It's still a mystery to me why some of these files had ever been removed from Aminet over the years, as they don't seem to violate any of their policies (past or present).

Anyway, the other thing I find really handy about the Aminet Set CDs are the bonus games and utilities that you can find on them (for instance, PPaint V7.1b on Aminet Set 10). It's a pity that Schatztruhe stopped producing the Aminet CDs at the end of 2002. They were essentially taken over by GTI the year before and that was pretty much the beginning of the end for them; they were basically done by late 2003. Quite a shame as Stefan Ossowski, the guy who ran Schatztruhe from its inception, was a very nice guy and poured his heart & soul into keeping the Amiga stuff going after the demise of C= and Escom.

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