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Cloanto Releases Amiga Forever 2005

October 7, 2005 - Cloanto released today Amiga Forever 2005,
the official Amiga emulation, OS, connectivity, history and
support suite, now featuring 20 GB of software, data and videos
to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Amiga computer.

Amiga Forever 2005 is available in three editions:

- Online Edition (downloadable installer for
  Windows systems, $29.95)

- Plus Edition (downloadable CD ISO image with Windows and
  platform-neutral additional content, $39.95)

- Premium Edition (a physical package containing the Plus
  Edition CD, two DVDs and an Amiga "Boing" epoxy dome decal,
  combined with an instant download of the installer
  for Windows, $59.95)

Previous versions of Amiga Forever included more limited
multimedia content on a single CD. After almost two years of
work, the new Premium Edition version features more than five
hours of "must-see" videos on two professionally-authored
dual-layer DVDs.

All versions of Amiga Forever include Amiga OS 1.3 and 3.X
files that make it possible to run "Classic" Amiga software
(including thousands of legally-downloadable games, demos and
other Amiga applications) on any PC, with special support for
the Windows platform, but also compatible with Mac OS X and
GNU/Linux systems.

On the software side, the new version makes use of XML-based
technology to more easily download, install and run
Amiga games and demos, more of which are now also included
in the package itself. Amiga Forever 2005 introduces
several changes that will make the transition to Windows Vista
as smooth as possible (and it already runs fine on the latest
beta, too), especially if the Amiga emulation and OS are hosted
in an environment that does not have administrator privileges.
But Amiga Forever is not just about games and videos:
professional users will for example appreciate the improved
SCSI-passthrough functionality and drivers, a feature that is
missing even in high-end "virtual systems", and that aims to
assist in the recovery of old data that may otherwise have
been considered lost.

Last but not least, the Premium Edition features the new
"Boing" decals, which Cloanto originally introduced with the
launch of Amiga Forever 1.0 in 1997. The new epoxy dome decals
are printed in three colors on brushed metal, and, by popular
demand, will from now on be included in every package.

At the same time, the Amiga Forever web site at just went live with over 200 new or
updated pages. The site includes additional information about
the different versions, including screenshots, technology
tutorials, links to game and demo download sites, and much

As always, the Amiga Forever Team at Cloanto would like to
thank the Amiga Community for its support over the past 20
years, which made everything possible, from the first steps
developing software for the Amiga, to this new version of Amiga


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