Sneaking in while my wife is at the shop, I promised no more computing until after Christmas eve, but could not resist replying here of course …
[QUOTE=Wombler;2765127]You know it’s incredible how things have progressed.
This was once a state of the art games machine and now you can emulate it in a browser!
I was in the Atari ST camp though BTW.
I used to use both, the ST mostly for writing music.
That once ‘state-of-the-art’ games machine with a MC68000 clocked at 7.14MHz should be no match to emulate for any modern computer in a browser, it surprises me they did not do it before.
I know that they must also emulate Angus, Paula and Denise, but even with a 1 GHz processor it all should be possible at full Amiga speed in a browser.
You are right though, it is nothing short of incredible how things have progressed, unbelieveable I would say (if I were not there to experience it all myself from what must be considered the start of the home computing market)
[QUOTE=roadworker;2765135]Never had to choose between Commodore 64 and Atari 500,as those devices were waaaayyyyyy out of my budget when I was a youngster…
And when I finally got the money,windows 98 SE was my 1st REAL encounter with personal computers…
But while I’m in no doubt about the usability of the new Amiga 500 emulator browser plugin,I think it will be hard to beat Cloanto’s emulators,which made me familiar with the Amiga and Commodore 64 stuff :
And fairly priced…[/QUOTE]
Said what!? I cracked each and every game all my friends had as I simply could not afford buying any software at all. Every cent I had back then was spent buying hardware then again, I have owned the majority of ‘nostalgia’ home computers
Yep, Cloanto’s offer has been my ‘go to’ since 2008. I have even supported them by buying the physical editions of each version r2’s and all:
They are soon to be joined by the new 2016 edition. A special note to make on the 2016 edition (since there is a download with the boxed editions) is that it is brand new and if you have both the Amiga and C64 forever, you will effectively have a Commodore Forever browser as both the C64 and Amiga games are accessible from the same console.
Whoopst gotta go…