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Old 20 November 2021, 14:33   #1
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When did WHDLoad became Free

I see WHDLoad can still read the key... even if now you do not need to register it now, its still shows my name when I run it, so when did WHDLoad stop being Shareware to Freeware?

I guess it was only a matter of time, but now thats opened it to be able to be used in replica machines like TheA500 Mini, it includes the game Pinball Dreams that works with a controller and only the WHDLoad version can do that, TheA500 Mini does not come with a keyboard.

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Old 20 November 2021, 14:54   #2
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You can connect a USB keyboard to the a500 mini. Like all A1000 / a2000 / a3000 / a4000.
(they would have done better to make the shape of one of these models for the mini and keep the a500 / a1200 for a maxi version with keyboard)


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Old 20 November 2021, 16:24   #3
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Old 22 November 2021, 14:50   #5
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Some installs required you to have a registered copy of WHDLoad, so from that point of view it's worth pointing out that now WHDLoad is free that restriction is now gone!
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Old 22 November 2021, 16:13   #6
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I can tell you: it became free a month or two AFTER I finally decided to pay for registration. I guess I was the one that tipped the scales and they decided they made enough money.

But seriously, I'm glad to have supported developers who transcended the whole experience of using real hardware to relive classic moments in Amiga history. And not least, they've made it easier for whole new generations to experience a huge chunk of the Amiga library. Albeit without the pain of incompatibilies, disk swapping and broken disks and drives.
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Old 23 November 2021, 02:20   #7
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I can tell you: it became free a month or two AFTER I finally decided to pay for registration. I guess I was the one that tipped the scales and they decided they made enough money.

But seriously, I'm glad to have supported developers who transcended the whole experience of using real hardware to relive classic moments in Amiga history. And not least, they've made it easier for whole new generations to experience a huge chunk of the Amiga library. Albeit without the pain of incompatibilies, disk swapping and broken disks and drives.
yeah WHDload is definitely a big deal and I also supported it way back when I discovered it. It was like christmas time and I just couldn't believe a thing like it existed. Even now to be honest when you consider the work involved in both the program and it's games. Amazing
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Old 23 November 2021, 14:56   #8
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There's a difference between free for the end-user and free to include in commercial products. The latter is NOT the case for WHDLoad. However, for the A500mini there is an agreement between the A500 mini producing company and the developer of WHDLoad I'm told.
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