Amiga Forever 2011 and C64 Forever 2011 Released!

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Amiga Forever DesktopAmiga Forever DesktopCloanto has released the latest versions of their popular and easy-to-use Amiga Forever and C64 Forever emulators. This is great news for old and new fans of the greatest Commodore platforms, including all versions of the Amiga series (inclusive of the CDTV and CD32), and most of the 8-bit line, including PET, VIC 20, C-64/128, and C-16/Plus4. Around here, it's among our absolute favorite emulation packages and used as pack-ins with various devices, including the MCC, so you know it has to be great.

The full press release details are below, along with all the links to the various packages available:

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C64 Forever ScreenshotC64 Forever ScreenshotAmiga Forever and C64 Forever 2011 Released

Amiga Forever (http://www.amigaforever.com) and C64 Forever (http://www.c64forever.com) are the easy to use emulation, preservation and support packages published by Cloanto, Commodore/Amiga developers since the 1980s.

The 2011 version introduces features like multiple snapshots (saved states) and further improves usability, performance and memory consumption. As a result of various optimizations, in some scenarios loading times are reduced by 90% and runtime memory usage dropped by 80%

Amiga Forever and C64 Forever work side by side to play games directly from a variety of emulation sites, as well as from original media like CD-ROMs. Content is recognized using the built-in RetroPlatform Library database, which helps identify and automatically start the correct hardware configuration (Amiga, CDTV, CD32, C64, VIC 20, different PET/CBM models, etc.)

In addition to the hundreds of titles which come preinstalled with the software, tens of thousands of games and demoscene productions have been released by their authors for publication on preservation sites. Beyond one-click access to this precious legacy of the 1980s and 1990s, the packages aim to introduce users to the computer demoscene culture and to present other items of historical interest. The Premium Edition of Amiga Forever contains more than five hours of video footage on two DVDs.

Amiga Forever and C64 Forever passed official Windows 7 logo tests on both x86 and x64 systems. Prices start from $14.95 for C64 Forever, and $29.95 for Amiga Forever (downloadable Plus Editions, with discounts for upgrades and for bundles of both packages). The 2011 upgrades are free for all 2010 customers.

For more information:

Amiga Forever
http://www.amigaforever.com
http://www.facebook.com/AmigaForever

C64 Forever
http://www.c64forever.com
http://www.facebook.com/C64Forever

RetroPlatform Project
http://www.retroplatform.com

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Rob Daviau
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Very nice, I upgraded to

Very nice, I upgraded to both, had to pay for the AMIGA upgraded (Just outside the deadline) but the C64 upgrade was free! I enjoy both very much and love supporting CLOANTO, sure I can emulate both without buying these packages but it is presented in a very nice GUI with everything included and ready to go, I would love to see this type of presentation / package put together for emulating other computer / consoles. I was VERY skeptical when I bought my first AMIGA Forever package (2008 I think) especially since I had been emulating AMIGA for years but I was so impressed with the simplicity and interface when they started offering the same for C64 it was a no brainer.

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Nathaniel Tolbert
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Emulation is great, but I hope some of those homebrew..

projects get off the ground. Jens is still working on his Clone-A project, but he is very very quiet about it. And Natami is still apparently trucking along, with almost nothing heard from them. Personally I would prefer the Natami over the Clone-A as it appears to be more of a progression versus a copy, but I'll take what I can get, I know for a fact that my A4000D isn't going to last forever, nor is my A600HD. I worry about both regularly.

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Matt Barton
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Wow
Nathaniel Tolbert wrote:

projects get off the ground. Jens is still working on his Clone-A project, but he is very very quiet about it. And Natami is still apparently trucking along, with almost nothing heard from them. Personally I would prefer the Natami over the Clone-A as it appears to be more of a progression versus a copy, but I'll take what I can get, I know for a fact that my A4000D isn't going to last forever, nor is my A600HD. I worry about both regularly.

Holy $@$@, if that A600 and A4000 have lasted THIS long, I'd say they were built to withstand Armageddon. I had no idea those things could withstand regular usage for so long!!!

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Nathaniel Tolbert
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Yep they work great, only the

Yep they work great, only the A4000 had had to have some work. And I know someone who has more of the machines in working order. Probably a dozen A2000's, two or three 030 accelerated A1200's, and an A4000D CR, which aren't common.

-Edit- Just to point out, the A600 was the first computer that I bought with my own money.

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