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Old 01 June 2008, 22:59   #1
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Amiga Forever 2008 Released 31.05.2008

Amiga Forever 2008 is the most significant upgrade ever released in the Amiga Forever series. It sets new references in usability while more than tripling the featured content and providing easy access to a universe of free downloads.

Purchase it from offical site; http://www.amigaforever.com or http://amikit.amiga.sk .
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Old 02 June 2008, 00:57   #2
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Looks like a fair bit of work went into this release.
My congrats to Cloanto:

Wow! did I really say that?

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Old 02 June 2008, 04:09   #3
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Amiga Forever has always been a very nice package for any Amiga fans returning to the scene and just starting to get into emulation for the first time. Especially with the licensed kickstart roms included.

This new 2008 edition has some great updates and additions. Many argue that this package isn't worth the price when most of the contents can be obtained for free, however I think some of the parts such as Amiga Explorer, KXLight and the licensed kickstart roms are worth the price. However I don't think this latest release is really worth the upgrade price for anyone who already owns an older copy of the 2005/6 editions.
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Old 02 June 2008, 08:09   #4
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Very nice!
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Old 02 June 2008, 10:50   #5
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On the website, it says "including all (1.0-3.X) ROM and Workbench versions". Does it really mean this (ie. every ROM and workbench version for every machine) or is it just the usual token selection of 1.3, 2.0, 3.0, and 3.1?

If the former, rather than the latter, it would certainly be worth buying, I think.

Also, from another thread, I believe it contains the ROM from the CD32 FMV card.

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Old 02 June 2008, 19:31   #6
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No, it doesn't include every rom for every variation of each model, just as you say the token selection of each key rom version.
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Old 03 June 2008, 04:16   #7
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I'm glad, that Amiga Forever 2008 finally released. It includes a lot of new things and extras, for the old and new users too. I want to present something to the users too, so i re-release the AmigaSYS 4 WinUAE version, wich is now fully supports the Amiga Forever 2008 packages.

And supports these too now:

AmigaSYS 4 - AmigaOS Support list (in first boot AmigaDOS):

- Commodore AmigaOS 3.0 Workbench+Extras.
- Commodore AmigaOS 3.1 Workbench+Extras.
- Commodore AmigaOS 3.0 Workbench.
- Commodore AmigaOS 3.1 Workbench.
- Amiga Forever AmigaOS 3.1 Workbench+Extras.
- Amiga Forever AmigaOS 3.1 Workbench.
- H&P AmigaOS 3.9 Pink.
- H&P AmigaOS 3.9 Red.
- Amiga Forever 5 CD (3.9) *
- Amiga Forever 6 CD (3.9) *
- Amiga Forever 6 Installed (3.9) *
- Amiga Forever 6 Online edition (3.9) *
- Amiga Forever 2005 Plus/Premium CD (3.9) *
- Amiga Forever 2005 Plus/Premium Installed (3.9) *
- Amiga Forever 2005 Online edition (3.9) *
- Amiga Forever 2006 Plus/Premium CD (3.9) *
- Amiga Forever 2006 Plus/Premium Installed (3.9) *
- Amiga Forever 2006 Online edition (3.9) *
- Amiga Forever 2008 Plus/Premium CD (3.9) *
- Amiga Forever 2008 Plus/Premium Installed (3.9) *
- Amiga Forever 2008 Value edition (3.9) *
- AmigaOS XL Amithlon CD. (3.9).

* =Extra programs can be installed: Directory Opus 5+Amiga Forever licence, PPAINT 7 Full, Turbotext, etc (Optional).

AmigaSYS 4 - AmigaOS Support list (in AmigaOS 3.1):

- H&P AmigaOS 3.9 Pink.
- H&P AmigaOS 3.9 Red.
- Amiga Forever 5 CD (3.9) *
- Amiga Forever 6 CD (3.9) *
- Amiga Forever 6 Installed (3.9) *
- Amiga Forever 6 Online edition (3.9) *
- Amiga Forever 2005 Plus/Premium CD (3.9) *
- Amiga Forever 2005 Plus/Premium Installed (3.9) *
- Amiga Forever 2005 Online edition (3.9) *
- Amiga Forever 2006 Plus/Premium CD (3.9) *
- Amiga Forever 2006 Plus/Premium Installed (3.9) *
- Amiga Forever 2006 Online edition (3.9) *
- Amiga Forever 2008 Plus/Premium CD (3.9) *
- Amiga Forever 2008 Plus/Premium Installed (3.9) *
- Amiga Forever 2008 Value edition (3.9) *
- AmigaOS XL Amithlon CD. (3.9).

* =Extra programs can be installed: Directory Opus 5+Amiga Forever licence, PPAINT 7 Full, Turbotext, etc (Optional).

AmigaSYS 4 - Kickstart Rom support:

- Commodore Amiga 3.0 - Workbench 3.0/3.1.
- Commodore Amiga 3.1- Workbench 3.0/3.1/3.9.
- Amiga Forever Rom 3.1 - Workbench 3.0/3.1/3.9.
- Amiga Forever special 3.X - Amiga Forever 3.X/3.9.


Buy the Amiga Forever 2008 Premium/Plus or Value pack and use it with the new AmigaSYS 4 system.

Visit AmigaSYS homepage where you can download the WinUAE version you get some informations about the new things from the near future.

AmigaSYS:
http://amigasys.extra.hu

Amiga Forever
http://www.amigaforever.com
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If you speak Polish (which I'm sure you all do ), check out my review of Amiga Forever 2008. This is my first tech text, so please - be gentle.
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Old 09 June 2008, 10:05   #9
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Just wanted to say I bought this and it's awersome!
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Old 14 June 2008, 09:52   #10
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Yes i bought it also, since i already owned Amiga Forever 2006 Premium Edition i only had to buy Amiga Forever 2008 Plus Edition for a reduced price and i could download it right away for amigaforever.com.

Best of all was i could pay it with the "iDEAL" banking method, if you live in The Netherlands its really nice and quick instant payment.

I love that new player, if i was not mistaken it actually detects the configuration itself somehow when loading an ADF file into it.
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I love that new player, if i was not mistaken it actually detects the configuration itself somehow when loading an ADF file into it.
Indeed, it tries its best to detect the best configuration. And you can run an ADF file just by double-clicking it, so it's almost unnecessary to go to the WinUAE configuration.
Almost, because the default graphics mode is 720x480 and it's hard to detect whether a certain piece of software makes use of overscan or not.

All in all, AF 2008 Premium kicks ass for me as well
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Old 16 June 2008, 14:19   #12
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If you speak Polish (which I'm sure you all do ), check out my review of Amiga Forever 2008. This is my first tech text, so please - be gentle.

Sorry mate, stopped speaking Polish 40 years ago.. or so my parents tell me....

Now translate it into English or we kill Robert Kubica!!!
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Old 18 June 2008, 07:42   #13
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I'm interested in the Amiga Explorer update. But the overall package actually looks fantastic.
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Old 21 June 2008, 02:09   #14
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Well I went and bought it today, only thing is I'll have to wait until monday when I'm at work as I don't have a burner here to do the iso file!
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Well I went and bought it today, only thing is I'll have to wait until monday when I'm at work as I don't have a burner here to do the iso file!
Aw bummer man! You should buy yourself a burner to use at home.
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or get hold of Daemon tools (it's free) and run the iso file that way
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Ah yes, I forgot about good ol daemon. Useful tool, that is.
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Old 06 July 2008, 17:31   #18
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Sorry mate, stopped speaking Polish 40 years ago.. or so my parents tell me....

Now translate it into English or we kill Robert Kubica!!!
I've tried to get down to translating it, but I just don't have enough time on my hands Too bad for Kubica, I guess

If anyone else feels like translating it, please feel free to do it.
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Indeed, it tries its best to detect the best configuration. And you can run an ADF file just by double-clicking it, so it's almost unnecessary to go to the WinUAE configuration.
Almost, because the default graphics mode is 720x480 and it's hard to detect whether a certain piece of software makes use of overscan or not.

All in all, AF 2008 Premium kicks ass for me as well
This is what I like about this release - so easy and simple to use, no more faffing about

I've only spent 5 - 10 minutes on it after I installed it the other day (my laptop HDD blew up the other week)

Fantastic release though - well worth the pennies - I got the Plus Edition as I've got the DVD's from last year
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