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Old 11 August 2010, 20:10   #1
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Happy New Amiga & C64 Forever 2010.1 Released

If you're interested (I've just upgraded my version of 2008 Premium to 2010 for £6'ish )

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After more than one year of work we are pleased to announce a new milestone version of Amiga Forever:
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* New Features
http://www.amigaforever.com/whatsnew/

* Quick Instructions for Upgraders
http://www.amigaforever.com/kb/15-121

* Special Upgrade Link (EUR 14.95 only until August 23)
http://www.amigaforever.com/special/af2010/

While the initial 2010 version was ready a few weeks ago, we preferred to work deep into the summer because we wanted to further polish it with special attention to the needs and feedback of our most active users. The resulting 2010.1.5.0 version has just been released, following a more intense than usual series of minor updates that reflects the ongoing collaboration with power users and third-party providers of
RP9 tools and content. As in the past, this is a free update if you already have a 2010 version, and we expect to follow with many more free updates.

New features of Amiga Forever 2010.1 include:

* Support for new emulated systems (CDTV, CD32, Amiga 600)

* Extended RetroPlatform Library (more than 20,000 titles)
and content recognition code

* New user interface features to more easily swap disks,
insert blank disks, grab screens, apply screenshots, etc.

* Support for Open RP9 format (packs multiple disk images
and configuration in one file)

* CDTV/CD32 games run directly from original CD media, or
from RP9 or ISO/BIN/CUE images

* Integrated printing via original Amiga EpsonQ drivers
(printer is now emulated - no need for new Amiga drivers)

* Faster, multithreaded content caching

* Enhanced Export to Device functionality to
save games to SD card, etc.

* Hundreds of improvements to make the software more
powerful and easy to use

* More at http://www.amigaforever.com/whatsnew/

At the same time, we also released a 2010.1 version of
C64 Forever, with similar new features and enhanced recognition of older 8-bit titles (not just C64, but also PET/CBM, VIC 20, C16, etc.) We just published some links to newly supported 8-bit games at http://www.facebook.com/c64forever.

On the Amiga side, content recognition was also extended to cover a majority of known CDTV and CD32 titles. As we continue our cataloging effort, we are also gathering rating information for future parental control functionality. Lots of Amiga Forever and C64 Forever users enjoy playing classic games with their children, and we'll try to assist in selecting the best content. An additional project that is in the works is a special "kiosk" operation mode for museums.

For making all of this possible, we again have to thank you and the numerous contributors and testers (listed in the
documentation) who assisted our development team.

Amiga Forever remains available in a downloadable Plus Edition (which allows you to burn your own CD) and a Premium Edition (boxed package with CD and two video DVDs). While the software on the CD is new, the videos in the 2010 Premium Edition have not changed (http://www.amigaforever.com/videos/).
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I love how so many of those new Amiga Forever features are new WinUAE features.
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I love how so many of those new Amiga Forever features are new WinUAE features.
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Old 12 August 2010, 21:09   #4
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I love how so many of those new Amiga Forever features are new WinUAE features.
Um... such as...?
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Um... such as...?
Three out of nine, at least.

I'm not sure about the new user interface features to swap disks, so it could be in their launcher app too.

Note, I didn't say ALL the features were WinUAE features. Naturally some of this is probably them adding WinUAE features to their launcher app. (but they couldn't claim support without WinUAE supporting them first)

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New features of Amiga Forever 2010.1 include:

* Support for new emulated systems (CDTV, CD32, Amiga 600)

* Extended RetroPlatform Library (more than 20,000 titles)
and content recognition code

* New user interface features to more easily swap disks,
insert blank disks, grab screens, apply screenshots, etc.

* Support for Open RP9 format (packs multiple disk images
and configuration in one file)

* CDTV/CD32 games run directly from original CD media, or
from RP9 or ISO/BIN/CUE images

* Integrated printing via original Amiga EpsonQ drivers
(printer is now emulated - no need for new Amiga drivers)


* Faster, multithreaded content caching

* Enhanced Export to Device functionality to
save games to SD card, etc.

* Hundreds of improvements to make the software more
powerful and easy to use
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Old 12 August 2010, 22:02   #6
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"Surprisingly" it was Cloanto that requested Epson emulation (They sent nice Epson control code test cases) and uaescsi.device mode CD on the fly switching improvements
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* Support for new emulated systems (CDTV, CD32, Amiga 600)
Admittedly this could be clearer, but what's new is direct access to these from the Player. Amiga Forever has always 'supported' these (in the sense that WinUAE emulated them and Cloanto supplied the relevant ROMs).

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* CDTV/CD32 games run directly from original CD media, or
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Again, what's new is that the Player can run these directly. You don't need to upgrade to Amiga Forever 2010 for this - Amiga Forever *automatically* updates itself to the latest (stable, non-beta) version of WinUAE.

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* Integrated printing via original Amiga EpsonQ drivers
(printer is now emulated - no need for new Amiga drivers)
Toni's mentioned this one already.

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Three out of nine, at least.
Hmmmm.....
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Old 12 August 2010, 23:08   #8
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I bet Cloanto has a shrine for Toni and they pray that he doesn't decide to not allow them to use WinUAE in AF each day...

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If not they should do, WinUAE is awesome!

(Even if I do like a nice user-friendly frontend )
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You know, I want to ask something in regards to the "pay to upgrade" thing, seeing as I get emails about it with each new version: do you have to use a specific/seperate "upgrade" key compared to the keys you traditionally get when buying AF from scratch?
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Not as far as I'm aware of no, I think it's just done on trust.
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So I can still use the same license key then? Cool!
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Old 15 August 2010, 01:36   #13
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Oh I think I misunderstood your question - AFAIK you need a new licence key for a new version.

I thought you were asking about a new version as 'upgrade' vs new version for the first time.
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Does anyone know if Colanto's liscencing allow you to install AF onto more than one computer at the same time (e.g. desktop and laptop)?
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Does anyone know if Colanto's liscencing allow you to install AF onto more than one computer at the same time (e.g. desktop and laptop)?
Yeah it does but I never said anything... I have it installed at home and work when I should be working... hey, it motivates me!
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Yeah it does but I never said anything... I have it installed at home and work when I should be working... hey, it motivates me!
Thanks for confirming. It would be too much of a temptation if I had access at work though!
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