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Old 02 September 2010, 14:08   #1
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best emulator to buy

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I wondered if anyone could give me any advise on the best emulator to buy? I need one with all the relevant kickstart roms. I have tried various things on the internet but as a complete novice have found it impossible to follow.
I would be grateful for any advice.
Regards to all
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Old 02 September 2010, 14:15   #2
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Best emulator is WinUAE for Windows.
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Old 02 September 2010, 14:23   #3
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Search for specific files in google shop (kick##.rom)
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Old 02 September 2010, 14:40   #4
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I'd go for Amiga Forever if you are after buying one, comes with all the relevant ROMs and required software. By far the easiest thing to setup for emulation too.
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Old 02 September 2010, 18:09   #5
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For a starting point Amiga Forever is the best install and go then later on you can mess with Winuae right from Amiga Forever..

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Old 02 September 2010, 19:22   #6
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Amiga Forever is indeed easy to get started with, but it's not actually an emulator itself. It actually uses WinUAE for emulation, which is free (but not as straightforward to set up or use on its own).

Downside of AF is that its simplicity hides some of WinUAE's most powerful features.
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Old 03 September 2010, 03:17   #7
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Just download UAE and/or Fellow, no need to pay for that Cloanto rubbish.
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Old 03 September 2010, 05:13   #8
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Amiga Forever is indeed easy to get started with, but it's not actually an emulator itself. It actually uses WinUAE for emulation, which is free (but not as straightforward to set up or use on its own).

Downside of AF is that its simplicity hides some of WinUAE's most powerful features.
But you can use the Winuae plugin to make your own setups when your more ready to get into emulation..

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Old 03 September 2010, 09:53   #9
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Are you having problems with the DVD I sent you? PM and I'll try sort it out
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If you want to spend some money, there's a donate link on the WinUAE page
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Old 07 September 2010, 10:43   #11
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Just download UAE and/or Fellow, no need to pay for that Cloanto rubbish.
Rubbish? isn't that a bit harsh? Cloanto's AF package is top shelf imho. His C-64 package isn't so hot, sorry Cloanto.
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Old 07 September 2010, 10:46   #12
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I've found that Cloantos' Amiga forever package in conjunction with the Classic WB is almost like having a real life miggy all over again. So, long story short, go with Amiga forever to avoid alot of confusion.
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If you have to pay, use the money for a real machine. Nothing beats it imo. Sometimes you can get a bog standard A1200 for 10-20 on fleabay if you keep looking. Other times they go for silly money.
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You pay for the kickstarts/workbenches and the player, not for the emulator anyway. If you're going to use ClassicWB and WHDLoad, I don't really see why you need AF. Except for the KS/WBs maybe...
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You pay for the kickstarts/workbenches and the player, not for the emulator anyway. If you're going to use ClassicWB and WHDLoad, I don't really see why you need AF. Except for the KS/WBs maybe...

I agree, i guess that's the whole reason why i went the AF route, my lack of technical expertise is shocking. I guess this why so many MS Vista users have alot of problems with CWB, it's not the software its the way Vista organizes Cloantos' files.

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Hi
I wondered if anyone could give me any advise on the best emulator to buy? I need one with all the relevant kickstart roms. I have tried various things on the internet but as a complete novice have found it impossible to follow.
I would be grateful for any advice.
Regards to all
Grae
There's no need to pay for Amiga emulation today. WinUAE, the Amiga Kickstart ROMs and the Workbench disks are free, and there are people here who can give you expert advice on how to use them. Although a donation to the WinUAE project might further its development.

Completely unrelated, but if you happen to need general instructions on how to use the Google internet search engine to find items or information of interest, then I would be happy to assist you!
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Sadly WB and Kickstart Roms aren't free today.
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...the Amiga Kickstart ROMs and the Workbench disks are free...
If only That's exactly the problem why noone else can make a ready-to-go package like Cloanto. But yeah, Google can fix the KS/WB 'problem' easily and Gamebase isn't that hard to setup either
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Sadly WB and Kickstart Roms aren't free today.
Who holds the copyright and where can I read the copyright registration and other relevant documents?
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