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Old 13 September 2008, 01:58   #1
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UAE history

us there some kind of history of UAE, who invented it first, what it was in its early days and who added what in time?

i know it born on UNIX ages ago, but the first time i tryed it was DosUAE already, in late 1997... however, i don't have very clearwhat it was before coming to Toni Wilen.

for instance, what does remain of the original program in its current form.

if there's something like that in the www, i guess there should be, can you point me to it please?

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Old 13 September 2008, 07:11   #2
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You may find some history at UAE's homepage, in particular on the Credits and Thanks page. Of course that's not a lot of information; You can probably find a lot of history in the source code itself and the more recent history of WinUAE and E-UAE in their respective source repositories. Yeah I know, I'm not helping.

I'll just subscribe to this thread myself and wait for the stories to roll in.
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Old 13 September 2008, 07:45   #3
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I wanted to point at the Wiki page for UAE, but there is hardly any information at all
So like eLowar said I also just second marco interest in the history of UAE
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Old 14 September 2008, 03:34   #4
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I remember trying uae in 1998 and I had a rubbish cyrix 266 and wow the games ran slow! I remember loading it came from the desert intro screen and it hardly ran!
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Old 14 September 2008, 12:43   #5
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UAE version was 0.8.7 (I think) when I started implementing AGA emulation, and it was included in 0.8.8. (maybe)
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Old 16 September 2008, 21:22   #6
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From Codex Alpe Adria 2006 - Bernd Schmidt - History of UAE
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Old 16 September 2008, 21:33   #7
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That's really awesome OddbOd
Will listen to the whole thing now. Bernd speaks about it in his own words
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Old 16 September 2008, 21:38   #8
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that's cool! but i wish there was some transcription, i miss some parts...
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Old 16 September 2008, 21:39   #9
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maybe you can find some funny stuff here
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Old 16 September 2008, 21:49   #10
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heh


i remember that first page

also, one of the first uae pages i remember, was one failing to explain (due to grossy errors) how to transfer disks and kickstarts with transdisk and transrom, maybe in italian, maybe not...

there was also one with a screenshot of SotB 2, first level, with the game area surrounded by a rendition of the usual amiga monitor, 1084s?...
when has that "feature" dropped?
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excellent mp3 oddbod any more details ?
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Old 25 September 2008, 06:30   #12
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How about this, the original usenet announcement by Bernd in 1995.

http://groups.google.com/group/comp....e=source&hl=en

Just for the record, this was the first version I used, it didn't actually do anything except show the kickstart screen which took a good minute or two to appear on my 33mhz 486. Being an ex amiga owner, this was enough to know that soon my big collection of amiga stuff might actually work again :-). (Years, thats how long it took to get to a point where it was usable).
 
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Hi amitrev,

nice link The announcement of the first UAE Really cool to read that now
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what a cool announcement!
he states that the hard part was almost done, but the 5 years prevision is pretty accurate!
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You might want to visit this page, it contains excerpts of the old documentation, when WinUAE was still called UAE-Win32/DirectX .

As weird as it might sound, the very first WinUAE versions were command-line, apparently.

I hope people aren't sending pirated copies onto Tony's email like it was the case in 1999 .

If you're nice, I'll tell you how to navigate Google index prior to 2001 !

Ah, the time of Matrox Millenium VGAs & Pentium IIs-based computers .
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If you're nice, I'll tell you how to navigate Google index prior to 2001 !
No need to be nice people, here you go : http://www.google.com/search2001.html
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You might want to visit this page, it contains excerpts of the old documentation, when WinUAE was still called UAE-Win32/DirectX .

As weird as it might sound, the very first WinUAE versions were command-line, apparently.

I hope people aren't sending pirated copies onto Tony's email like it was the case in 1999 .

If you're nice, I'll tell you how to navigate Google index prior to 2001 !

Ah, the time of Matrox Millenium VGAs & Pentium IIs-based computers .
i did not remember that page, probably i skipped it altogether... i remember using DosUae and then WinFellow almost until '99 but after that i remember only winuae.net

thanks for the link!

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No need to be nice people, here you go : http://www.google.com/search2001.html
heh mate, in 2001 it seems i did not exist on www, cool times!
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Here are some 'historical" UAE releases, ripped form a 10 years old CD.

UAE 0.6.3 for DOS (1996). Usable A500 emulation (Turrican working) - at least on PentiumMMX-233 and PentiumII machines:
http://www.galu.info/pliki/uae/DUAE063A.ZIP

Separate binary for 68020 emulation:
http://www.galu.info/pliki/uae/DUAE063B.ZIP

Docs update:
http://www.galu.info/pliki/uae/DUAE063C.ZIP

Works under DOSBox! :P

One of the early proper UAE builds for Windows (with GUI, emu was then-called: UAE/DX):
http://www.galu.info/pliki/uae/uaedx.rar

WinUAE 0.7.5 (May, 23 1998), with P96 support - quite mature at that point, substantially faster than 0.8.x builds on very low end PCs:
http://www.galu.info/pliki/uae/Winuae75.zip

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Very interesting versions galu Thank you very much for sharing them Downloading them now
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Old 14 October 2008, 23:12   #20
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Well, these DOS releases (0.6.3 codebase) are actually from 1996, according to that:
http://groups.google.at/group/comp.e...741bbea770e634
http://ftp.tu-clausthal.de/ftp/misc/...itlist.1996.11
(this discussion is quite interesting BTW - http://groups.google.at/group/comp.e...83da178989fbb/ )
So I'm sure that it wasn't usable these days for playing games (chipset emulation), even on a very high-end x86 CPUs I moved to PC in 1998 (Windows9x), in the PentiumII era, and the "UAE experience" was mostly satisfying, although the WinUAE itselft was far from perfect.
It was possible (in 1998) to play some advanced A500 games on older machines (P-MMX 166MHz) using Fellow emulator for DOS (AFAIR adjusting frameskip was neccessary) but not on UAE/WinUAE. I may upload Fellow as well.
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