headkase wrote:Please excuse my ignorance if this has already been posted - I didn't see anything current about it on first blush.
I bought AmigaOS 4.1 FE Classic and am running it in emulation. I know it's not a "supported" configuration but that's okay: I'm not running it as my "daily" system, I'm running it out of nostalgia and past love for the Amiga platform. As everyone is no doubt aware the memory limits are hard-coded for 256MB for a BlizzardPPC setup and 128MB for a CyberStormPPC setup. Emulation-wise the CyberstormPPC setup works much better than the BlizzardPPC setup - hard drive access times, graphically updating the screen and such. Both however are crippled by that low memory limit. I know nothing can be done for real Amigas but could the limit be relaxed for emulation? Set a new limit of say 512MB or such. Enough to run a modern web-browser without running out of memory. As for "cannibalizing" sales it would do no such thing. The market segments for emulated and modern Amiga hardware are completely different. I am not in the market for a modern Amiga, I don't have the cash, but I am - along with no doubt many others - willing to run an "Amiga LITE" in emulation and would just like a little bit more RAM. An emulated system wouldn't be used for heavy lifting, that would be the purpose of actual modern Amiga hardware. Emulated systems fall into the "masses" "Amiga 500" while modern Amigas are the "Amiga 2000's" of this time. All that has to be recognized is that they are actually different market segments and can be addressed differently.
With the purchase of Cloanto's Amiga Forever that also includes, legally, the Amiga 4000 Kickstart ROM, the CyberStormPPC ROM, and the Picasso IV ROM. So that gives a completely legal path to AmigaOS 4.1 FE Classic emulation: no shenanigans.
Elowan wrote:Yes, I am totally "in" for that. even if I have to buy another OS4.1FE version "extra for emulation" - I gladly would spend the money and support this!
I also made a topic on that, see: http://forum.hyperion-entertainment.biz/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=3517
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