10,000 Amiga titles at Internet Archive! :-O
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    takemehomegrandma
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    The Internet Archive has published a huge collection of more than 10,000 Amiga games, applications and demos. You can download or play directly in the browser. I fired up Bubble Bobble and it seems to be using Aros as a base, with scripted amiga emulator.

    Very convenient! :-)

    https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_amiga
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    KennyR
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    takemehomegrandma wrote:
    The Internet Archive has published a huge collection of more than 10,000 Amiga games, applications and demos. You can download or play directly in the browser. I fired up Bubble Bobble and it seems to be using Aros as a base, with scripted amiga emulator.

    Very convenient! :-)

    https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_amiga


    It's very interesting how in the last couple of years, old Amiga software has been distributed freely with no issue. When Hippy2000 ran Back2Roots, he was complaining of constant legal threats from various undisclosed commercial sources.

    Now it seems nobody cares, and it didn't tail off from caring a lot to mostly caring to not very much like it did in other platforms. I heard last month of a WHDLoad image site that actually lasted more than a week, and sites like this are springing up all over the place. It was like overnight something just broke and stopped sending C&D letters. Where is Number6 when you need him?

    Ironically abandonware on the PC has almost gone because of an emerging market in MS-DOS games on Steam. :)
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    takemehomegrandma
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    I think it's great!

    :-)
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    redrumloa
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    Quote:

    KennyR wrote:
    It's very interesting how in the last couple of years, old Amiga software has been distributed freely with no issue. When Hippy2000 ran Back2Roots, he was complaining of constant legal threats from various undisclosed commercial sources.

    Now it seems nobody cares, and it didn't tail off from caring a lot to mostly caring to not very much like it did in other platforms. I heard last month of a WHDLoad image site that actually lasted more than a week, and sites like this are springing up all over the place. It was like overnight something just broke and stopped sending C&D letters. Where is Number6 when you need him?

    Ironically abandonware on the PC has almost gone because of an emerging market in MS-DOS games on Steam. :)


    Maybe, or maybe not...

    Nintendo takes down Nintendo Power collection from Internet Archive after noticing it
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    Gotta catch em all. Anyway to download the whole lot just in case they disappear?
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    KennyR
    Posts: 228 from 2003/3/4
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    "After a beta-testing period, the emulated Amiga programs at the Archive have been taken down for further development."

    Too late folks. Looks like it's been spotted and lawyered.
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    Did anyone catch em all?
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    Andreas_Wolf
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    > Did anyone catch em all?

    It's online again, but shows just 3,224 results of the 10,359 results it showed before it was taken down, which is less than a third. As far as I can see, it's only non-commercial software now.
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    This whole topic begs the question; did software piracy have any affect on the premature death of the Amiga, or would all of the ineptness of CBM still happened just the same way it did, and nothing would be different?

    I sort of think that nothing would have been different, except that instead of 10,000+ software games, demos and other programs found in these attempts to take advantage of the Amiga legacy, would now have 15,000+ games, demos and other programs, as we would have had less developers leaving the Amiga as quickly as they did, and more content would have been produced for just a little bit longer.
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