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Will Amiga Forever ever come to Mac OS?...

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I have a MacBook Pro, and I would love to get Amiga Forever, but it's not available for Mac OS. :( I know that there's FS-UAE, but I don't think it's legal (you're not paying for the copyrighted Kickstart ROMs) like Amiga Forever is.

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There's also the Android version. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cloanto.amigaforever.essentials

 

I'm not a big Amiga fan, so I only fire it up occasionally, but I personally feel like I'm "covered" legally for my very casual use of the operating system since I bought it there.

 

All the software I throw at is completely pirated anyway. I've bought Amiga games where commercially available on GOG, Google Play, and the App Store. I have the most purchased Amiga stuff on iOS but it's not very well supported (won't run on 64bit).

 

FS-UAE is the sane choice, as explained here:

https://xkcd.com/488/

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My MacBook has a 256GB SSD for storage and I could use Boot Camp to run Windows 10, but I don't know how much space Windows 10 needs. All I would use it for is emulation.

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You don't need Windows. We are just suggesting that you give the money to Cloanto for Amiga Forever then download the "illegal" kickstart ROMs with a clear conscience.

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You don't need Windows. We are just suggesting that you give the money to Cloanto for Amiga Forever then download the "illegal" kickstart ROMs with a clear conscience.

Gotcha.

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When you buy software for one platform it doesn't typically give you permission to run it on other platforms. But in the case of Amiga Forever, according to their website, they are. Regardless, legal or not, we all do what we think is right.

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When you buy software for one platform it doesn't typically give you permission to run it on other platforms. But in the case of Amiga Forever, according to their website, they are. Regardless, legal or not, we all do what we think is right.

Good points. I just really wish that whatever copyright (and/or other?) laws that exist, with regards to emulation, would be changed. I've heard that a lot of it has to do with the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, although I don't know how much. Regardless, I really think it's absurd to have laws that hold that emulating computer and console games from the 80's, and even 90's, is illegal.

 

I'd love to get an Amiga, but living in the USA, even getting an NTSC Amiga 500 would be pretty difficult, and expensive. I love the design of the CD32, but CD32s are now listed for at least $500.00 on eBay. And that's minus shipping and handling charges from European countries.

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Regardless, I really think it's absurd to have laws that hold that emulating computer and console games from the 80's, and even 90's, is illegal.

No one will prosecute you for emulating this old stuff.

 

According to this little poll at Lemon Amiga, a significant portion of the 48 people who responded use an emulator as their primary Amiga.

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Or you could do what I sometimes do, and just fart around in the Internet Archive. It's like borrowing someone else's Amiga. Much cheaper and no clutter at all.

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No one will prosecute you for emulating this old stuff.

 

According to this little poll at Lemon Amiga, a significant portion of the 48 people who responded use an emulator as their primary Amiga.

attachicon.giffrom lemon amiga.png

 

Or you could do what I sometimes do, and just fart around in the Internet Archive. It's like borrowing someone else's Amiga. Much cheaper and no clutter at all.

I know that I won't be prosecuted; I just like to do emulation legally when I can.

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