For immediate release
Cloanto Releases Amiga Forever 2009
July 2, 2009 - Cloanto released today Amiga Forever 2009, the latest
version of the award-winning Amiga preservation, emulation and support
suite for Windows and other platforms.
Amiga Forever 2009 (www.amigaforever.com) is the most refined update
ever released in the Amiga Forever series. It again sets new references
in usability while more than doubling the featured content and
providing easier access to a universe of free downloads. Like its
sister product C64 Forever, Amiga Forever 2009 introduces a synergistic
combination of the RP2 retro *** file format, RetroPlatform Library
to recognize content, and RP2 Manager to export and import to and from
other file formats.
The 2009 version includes hundreds of enhancements and was tested to
comply with "Compatible with Windows 7" requirements. New features
include seamless, one-click integration of the AmiKit and AmigaSYS
add-ons and new system ROMs (e.g. the 0.7 Kickstart required to run the
software used by Andy Warhol's famous 1985 Launch of Amiga demo). The
Plus Edition includes more than 100 games and a selection from the most
beautiful demoscene productions ever created. Tens of thousands of
games, as well as other software ranging from the oldest to the latest
Amiga releases are only a mouse click apart, and can run on powerful
PCs and inexpensive netbooks alike.
When both Amiga Forever and C64 Forever are installed, the players
share data and software modules with each other, uniformly playing back
RP2 games of both 8-bit and 32-bit platforms. The same familiar user
interface and settings are also applied to saved states, disk write
undo, dual-monitor setups and other advanced functionality. "The way it
brings back memories is amazing, and it feels as if Commodore and Amiga
were united again," said Michael C. Battilana of Cloanto.
Dave Haynie, a long-time user of Amiga Forever and former Commodore
International chief engineer on high end and advanced projects, added:
"The past IS the future... Amiga Forever is the single best way to run
AmigaOS today. Your PC is the fastest Amiga that will ever exist, and
Cloanto does a wonderful job of packing the emulation technology, every
AmigaOS ROM and Workbench version (most of which I've long since lost
to data rot on my floppy collection), games, utilities, Web tools,
graphics programs, most anything you would need, all in one place."
Amiga Forever 2009 is available now in three editions:
- Value Edition (downloadable installer for Windows systems) -
- Plus Edition (downloadable CD ISO image with additional Windows
and platform-neutral content) - $29.95
- Premium Edition (physical Plus Edition CD and two DVDs, plus
instant download of the installer for Windows) - $49.95
The Plus Edition includes the KX Light boot environment with barebone
PC hard disk installation and online updates. The Premium Edition
additionally contains more than five hours of videos.
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