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Amiga Forever 2012 Plus Edition

Perfect Amiga Emulation on Your PC

for PC 
Platforms: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
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Would you like to relive or share your old gaming memories? Did you always want to own an Amiga computer to play some of the best games ever? Wouldn't you love to relive those golden years of gaming? Well, with today's discount software promotion, Amiga Forever 2012 Plus Edition, you can!

Amiga Forever 2012 Plus Edition gives you everything you need to run and play Amiga games on your PC, letting you take full advantage of downloads from publishers and Amiga history sites. With Amiga Forever 2012 Plus Edition, an awesome interface opens the door to true Amiga emulation in just a click, and pretty soon, you're up and running with over 100 included games, plus support for any Amiga titles and demos that you can download! In fact, the hardware emulation is so good, Amiga Forever 2012 Plus Edition even supports Amiga custom chips.

If you're part of a community of Amiga lovers, you'll enjoy the ability to manually post status updates about your experience with Amiga Forever 2012 Plus Edition to Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and Windows Live Messenger. As a bonus, Amiga Forever 2012 Plus Edition also comes with a Workbench 3.X environment, plus an array of preinstalled Amiga applications that include a web browser, paint program, file sync apps, and more.

Review Written by Derek Lee
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Catherine McClarey I've got the free trial version of this installed on my computer, but haven't really used it yet. My spouse & I owned an Amiga 500 back in the day, and at that time it was always mostly my spouse's gaming computer. However, I've since seen how gorgeous the Amiga versions of some of the games I used to play on the C64 & MS-DOS PC looked & sounded, and would love to try them via emulation sometime. (I'd be especially interested in the Amiga ports of SSI's "Gold Box" series of games based on Dungeons & Dragons.)
Jun 11 2012 at 4:08am Copy Link
Cloanto Good to hear, thank you. If you have any questions feel free to ask them here.
Cloanto Italia srl - Jun 11 2012 at 5:24am Copy Link
a a Looking at the news section of your website tends to show major upgrades are released yearly around July/August/Sept each year, which means a new major upgrade might be released in the next few months. As 2012 has been out for about 10 months, and a reasonably big update, 2012 R2, was released in April this year, is another major upgrade to 2013 planned in the next 6 months ?

I am interested but don't want to purchase for $10, only to have to pay a $20 (or 20 euros) upgrade fee in a few months.

Also, does it include a C/C++ compiler in the bundled apps and, if so, which one ?

The BDJ policy tab states "This promotion can be used to upgrade or extend an existing license.". How is this possible if upgrades are not time based ?
Jun 11 2012 at 7:03pm Copy Link
Cloanto Thanks for your interest. No major upgrades are planned for the summer, as we are currently working more on the content side, which will benefit the current version too. More free updates to the current version are expected.

does it include a C/C++ compiler in the bundled apps

A C/C++ compiler is not included, but you can get some from Aminet (

upgrade or extend an existing license.". How is this possible
if upgrades are not time based ?

"upgrade or extend" is a generic BitsDuJour text. In our case it is "upgrade", meaning that you can install this version over a previous version, and it will be upgraded. Should we ever switch to a time-base upgrade system, that will apply too.
Cloanto Italia srl - Jun 12 2012 at 1:26am Copy Link
a a Where can I download a trial for Amiga Forever 2012 Plus Edition ?
Jun 12 2012 at 5:47am Copy Link
Cloanto Due to licensing restrictions, there is no "trial" version of Amiga Forever. There are plenty of screenshots, videos and texts at If you would like to get a feeling of how the player works, you can try a similar product from us, C64 Forever, from
Cloanto Italia srl - Jun 12 2012 at 5:51am Copy Link
a a OK, please confirm the 15 days refund policy is no hassle, in case I'm not happy with it ?
Jun 12 2012 at 6:49am Copy Link
Cloanto Refunds are no problem, as stated by BitsDuJour. If you are ever unhappy about something, or would like to see a new feature, please also get in touch with us, as we always like to learn about things that can be improved. We also have a "zero bugs" policy, aiming to fix all known issues.
Cloanto Italia srl - Jun 12 2012 at 8:03am Copy Link
govertz Looking forward to this deal, and will certainly buy a license, I have a lot of old cd's with amiga materiel. Will I be able to use it with this emulator?
How I loved my Amiga, the best computer ever. :)
Jun 13 2012 at 3:00am Copy Link
S. User I've still got my Amiga 4000/030 and a great deal of software. :-)
This is probably a daft question but, if I were to purchase AF2012 would I be able to run the software from the CD's as if it were being run on the original hardware or does it have to be downloaded from a website to run on a PC using your program?
Jun 13 2012 at 3:16am Copy Link
Chris Millin I purchased Amiga Forever in 2005 and the c64 forever in 2009
Worth every penny i think....But..

One problem i never get replies from c64 forevers website and to be honest the c64 forever does not appear to have changed much since 2009 ??
Jun 13 2012 at 5:06pm Copy Link
Tore Hoyem I heartily recommend this for anyone who ever owned an Amiga, or is simply into retro gaming.

Yes, you can download WinUAE for free, but Clanto makes everything so simple it's worth rewarding them for their effort.
Jun 14 2012 at 1:51am Copy Link
Cloanto @govertz, Stuart: Yes, Amiga CDs work fine. There are three preconfigured environments that support CDs out of the box (you can add more): Workbench 3.X with a professional Amiga CD file system, plus CDTV and CD32. You can even use DVDs, as long as they use the ISO file system.

@Chris: I did a lookup by name and found only one support request, dated June 25, 2009, which was replied to. Maybe the reply ended in the spam folder? You also had free updates to the 2010 and 2011 versions. The 2012 version introduces major new features (like Amiga Forever), including authoring (the ability to edit, copy, create configurations which are fully portable as RP9 packages).

@Tore: (Win)UAE is great, but by itself it doesn't include the ROM and OS files ;-)
Cloanto Italia srl - Jun 14 2012 at 2:13am Copy Link
_*_ Since I do not own any Amiga games would this be useful to me? Can I get free Amiga games online legally, or are they all pay-to-play type games?
Jun 14 2012 at 7:26am Copy Link
Cloanto About 100 games are included with Amiga Forever Plus Edition. A selection of (legal) download sites is listed here:

The Amiga Forever player also includes a search function, where you can enter a title and press a button to specifically search for that title.
Cloanto Italia srl - Jun 14 2012 at 7:57am Copy Link
Chris Millin @Cloanta
Just purchased this deal and its worth every penny !!

A DVD box cover rather than a cd cover would be nice as well though..hint hint :) perhaps you could put one on the cloanto site for plus edition buyers..

Regarding my support request in 2009 im sure i repeated the first email a month or so later but not to worry like you stated it is possible it went into spam and i forget what it was now anyway :)

I did update c64 forever to 2010 and 2011 but i guess i was looking for more preinstalled games rather than the other features which to be honest is what attracted me in the first place..

Even at full price Amiga Forever is not to be sniffed at for what you get so grab this bargain now !!
Jun 14 2012 at 9:59am Copy Link
Cloanto Thank you all for reporting your positive experience :-)

If you are looking for a preservation site that had both Amiga and C64 downloads:

(when there is a choice of download formats, pick RP9 for the one that is easiest to play and edit)
Cloanto Italia srl - Jun 14 2012 at 10:38am Copy Link
Oliver Solano Can you please explain the legalities involved with the titles?

As I understand it, the games are copyrighted so how does the licensing work?
Jun 14 2012 at 11:06am Copy Link
Thomas Barber Any chance on getting C64Forever at a discount? I loved both platforms in their day, and would love to see C64Forever on sale. Maybe a coupon code, or another sale on BitsDuJour soon?
Jun 14 2012 at 11:36am Copy Link
Brad Dillon Can I order the boxed version with this discount?
Jun 14 2012 at 11:47am Copy Link
Cloanto @Oliver: each title (for both games and demoscene productions) has copyright information in the Legal section of the documentation. These entities that are listed are the ones we worked with to obtain permissions. Same for the Amiga ROM and OS files, of which we are an official publisher.

@Tom: at this moment there is no discount offer for C64 Forever, but you may want to consider it anyway as it's only $14.95 from

@Brad: sorry, there is no discount on the boxed version (Premium Edition, with three DVDs).

Thanks again for your interest. This 24-hour BitsDuJour offer is really a quite unique and one-time special, aimed at making new Amiga friends. I don't think there will be anything like this again this year.
Cloanto Italia srl - Jun 14 2012 at 2:32pm Copy Link
Vault Dweller Is this software DRM free? That is - I get my licence via email, store installation file on disc and I'm safe to install & reinstall as many times as I want without any additional requirements (such as internet connection)?
Jun 14 2012 at 6:39pm Copy Link
Rick Truell Since there is no discount on the boxed version, are the additional videos available separately?

If not, what would be the cost to upgrade from "Plus" to "Premium"? Just the difference in price between them, ie $20.00?
Jun 14 2012 at 9:11pm Copy Link
Watcher1924 Thanks for the offer. After I will have paid I will be able to download it any time (and more than once) or I have to do it by the end of this deal? I will get the keycode instantly or by email? (because I'm going to use a friend's paypal account. Is there any way I can give my email adress, too, so I can receive future information?)
Jun 14 2012 at 10:48pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Cloanto Italia srl has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 15 2012 at 12:00am Copy Link
Mike B @Watcher1924:

When I ordered I was sent to a page that had the activation code and a download link, in addition to getting the information by email.
Jun 15 2012 at 12:20am Copy Link
Cloanto @Vault: this version is DRM-free, yes. The license is for use on up to two systems. Internet is required only to (optionally) check for updates.

@Rick: the upgrade to the Premium Edition with three DVDs would cost $40. Or you can get the Video Edition on Amazon, which has two DVDs (the first DVD with software and a new video is missing).

@Watcher 1924: the download is instant, or you have several days to use the links in the email. Initially you have 10 downloads, which may be reset in case of need. You can also use the "gift" option (or different billing/destination) so that your friend's data is in the billing details, and your details are in the delivery information.
Cloanto Italia srl - Jun 15 2012 at 1:02am Copy Link
Watcher1924 @Mike B, @Cloanto, thank you for your response.

What do you mean with "may be reset", become 10 ,again, or become 0? What exactly is the official period for downloading? What about in the future? I'm asking this because I at the moment I have a very unstable and unreliable system and back-up media, so an 800+ mb new directory make me stress instead of making me excited!
Jun 15 2012 at 1:32am Copy Link
Cloanto @Watcher1924: in this case the ecommerce provider is Avangate, and their support will reactivate the downloads if you experienced problems. But we are also here to help if there is an issue.

If you currently have an unstable system you could perhaps download and burn it as a DVD? That will then become your long-term "backup". Or you can store it on a system like DropBox, which gives you 2 GB of online storage for free.
Cloanto Italia srl - Jun 15 2012 at 1:40am Copy Link
Tortuga Hello :)
I am tempted by this offer. But I am still a bit confused.
@Cloanto: Tried to read everything on your site, followed the links, etc., but have several questions

1) Still have not found a list of the games that come w the software
2) I have several PCs/Laptops, some Dual-Boots, that are always on, which I use randomly depending what I'm doing or part of the house I'm at.
It says it is licensed "per user", but then it can only be installed on 2 computers. If I'm the only user, why can I not install on all my machines?

Many Thanks
Jun 15 2012 at 2:23am Copy Link
Watcher1924 Thank you very much for the tips. Unfortunately,we just verified that there is a problem with the paypal account I was going to use, which will not be resolved before monday. You find a similar offer within 2013 possible?
Good luck to all.
Jun 15 2012 at 2:26am Copy Link
Cloanto @Tortuga: a list of included games is here, and you can download more, for example from the sites listed previously:

Installation and use on two computers used by you is fine. The Help menu has "Register" and "Unregister" options. If and how this is "enforced" may vary over time, but the guarantee remains that you can use it on two systems.

There is still more than 20 hours to go, so I hope you get a chance to enjoy this!

@Watcher1924: The ecommerce provider also accepts prepaid/rechargeable debit cards like those you can buy in stores, maybe that could be an option? As for the future I don't know I am afraid.
Cloanto Italia srl - Jun 15 2012 at 3:10am Copy Link
Gonzo I was not planning to buy this, but suddenly saw the urge to do so... Even though I never used an Amiga, I've always been interested in these old computers...
I'll be checking up C64 Forever as well :)
Jun 15 2012 at 3:20am Copy Link
Cloanto Thanks so much, Gonzo!

Amiga Forever Plus Edition contains more than 15 preconfigured different Amiga and Amiga-like systems (like AROS) that span more than 25 years of history, plus you can easily create your own. You can look at this also through different angles, like games, or demoscene productions, or the Gallery section.

Just to add a new perspective to this thread, Amiga Forever also contains more than 100 of the best demoscene productions, ready to enjoy with one click:

This is technology and art at its best!
Cloanto Italia srl - Jun 15 2012 at 3:30am Copy Link
Richard .. Is Canon Fodder included?
Jun 15 2012 at 6:30am Copy Link
john mansfield hello can this software be used to install on a real amiga legally

Jun 15 2012 at 10:26am Copy Link
Philip McDunnough Can the CD be run from a USB flash drive?

Jun 15 2012 at 10:33am Copy Link
Frank Tully Hi,

Bought the Value Edition this morning now I find the Plus edition was available for the same price, can't recall that offer on your site.

Best Regards
Jun 15 2012 at 12:27pm Copy Link
Cloanto @Richard: there are more than 10thousand games for the Amiga, I am afraid it's not easy to include everyone's favorite. Cannon Fodder is not included, but you may want to check the sites listed previously in this thread. I also took a note of your wish as we work to expand the catalog.

@John: the EULA included with Amiga Forever specifically allows the use of the Amiga OS files for Classic Amiga support purposes.

@Philip: the software can be run or installed from the media itself, or from the content copied anywhere else. So the answer is Yes both if you have a tool to mount ISO images without burning to DVD (e.g. see, and if you extract the content to a folder (e.g. with WinRAR). Additionally, when you place the order you also get a link to the standalone installer.

@Frank: thank you for your support! We added a free Plus Edition to all Value Edition orders that took place during this one-time promotion. You should have received an email with the details.

Thanks again for your interest, feedback and support. It helps us continue to work on this project. And please spread the word to your friends, that too helps a lot!
Cloanto Italia srl - Jun 15 2012 at 1:48pm Copy Link
john mansfield thankyou i got this yesterday and i have added links to 3 amiga related groups on facebook

and on an amiga forum

Jun 15 2012 at 2:41pm Copy Link
tomasz wisniewski How advanced is you work on MacOS version of Amiga Forever? Can i count on free upgrade to MacOS version from this edition?
Jun 15 2012 at 2:41pm Copy Link
Cloanto @john: thank you for your help in spreading the word!

@tomasz: work is in early stages and on limited resources. In spite of this, as you've seen from past history, we keep working one bit after the other and improving things all the time :-) We may offer a special pricing for existing customers, but to be honest I don't think there will be a completely free "update" from Windows to Mac. You may want to sign up at
Cloanto Italia srl - Jun 15 2012 at 2:52pm Copy Link
Louis H Have enjoyed this software since the very first version. bought a 1000 when they first came out and up until a few years ago still had it. I gave it to a friend who who was into collecting versions of all personal computers. Still had thousands of disks of programs though. I did not need to get another license but it is one way to support Cloanto as they have continued to support and develop Amiga Forever. I only wish some of the idiots who were in charge of business decisions with Commodore way back when had not done things that sabotaged the Amiga from going on to be the true third option among today's personal computer market. Still, The Amiga MADE Apple and Microsoft pay attention and make changes.
Jun 15 2012 at 9:13pm Copy Link
Paul Scout Hi Cloanto Team,

Fantastic Job ! A lot of fun inside your .iso. Just starting to explore the contents. Enjoyed a lot with one of my favorites demos: Desert Dream from Kefrens. Happy to see that even now my Intel i5 2.5 Ghz needs to work very hard to calculate and display those rotating cubes !! Amiga 500 was 7 Mhz CPU / 28 Mhz GPU and did it smoothly ! Definitely, Amiga Forever.
Jun 15 2012 at 11:15pm Copy Link
Watcher1924 I need to use a prepaid debit card. What payment method should I choose in the order form?
Jun 15 2012 at 11:47pm Copy Link
Non Ansi Does this support the HAM-e, VideoToaster and DCTV image display format?
Jun 16 2012 at 12:21am Copy Link
Cloanto @Louis H, Paul Scout: thank you for your support and kind words, it's motivating to see how you are enjoying this!

@Watcher1924: the nice thing of prepaid/debit cards is that they work like normal credit cards. If on the card it says "Visa" or "MasterCard" select "Visa/MasterCard/Eurocard", etc.

@Non ansi: Amiga Forever supports all native Amiga modes, and some more (it has a fully licensed Picasso96 RTG subsystem). However, more than display formats the ones you mention are third-party hardware peripherals, right? If they were documented well, they could probably be emulated and preserved. Maybe, since you are interested, you could contact the former developers to see if they are willing to follow this path and release the technical details? Often things get done when a lot of people ask for them!

Thanks again to all for your interest and support.
Cloanto Italia srl - Jun 16 2012 at 2:52am Copy Link
Fabrice FURNEMONT Is the extended deal already expired ?


Jun 16 2012 at 3:27am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Fabrice, I am sorry but the promotion has ended.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 16 2012 at 3:30am Copy Link
Watcher1924 The name of the card is paysafe and I don't have it in my hands at the moment because I could not go and get it myself; I only have the number. What payment method should I choose and what info from the card I have to find?
Jun 16 2012 at 3:38am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Watcher1924, Apologies about the confusion. The promotion has ended today at 3 AM EST (8 AM GMT). The comment will be shortly deleted.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 16 2012 at 6:21am Copy Link
Chris Follett Doh, I missed this, :(.
Hope Michael will do this offer again.
Jun 16 2012 at 11:49am Copy Link
a a New 2016 version is out. Would be great if we could get BDJ Christmas discount for this version ?
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