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[Rant] AmigaAnywhere isn't AmigaDE ?ANN.lu
Posted on 01-Jun-2002 16:36 GMT by NoBeForMe16 comments
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The AmigaAnywhere pack apparently can't run AmigaDE content. People who spent $30 or more on the "Entertainment Pack" can only run the four games included with that pack. They also can't run those games from a non PocketPC system.

Amiga Inc says that it intends to eventually write a Player application for PocketPC, and then PocketPC owners will be able to buy this additional software (the desktop equivalent costs $20) on top of the Entertainment Pack and any extra games. The Entertainment Pack itself remains a "sealed unit". There is as yet no ETA or price information for the PocketPC Player.

What do developers think of this? Were you expecting to generate sales based on AA Entertainment Pack purchases, or did Amiga warn you that PocketPC owners wouldn't be able to buy your games ?

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Posted by Nicolas Mendoza on 01-Jun-2002 23:16 GMT
Just to inform you guys, but the Entertainment pack (singular) was afaik not intended to run other content than the one provided with it. That's one of the cool things about it actually. A PocketPC user inserts a card and the games runs transparently, AFAIK you can even run them without even know they aren't native. IIRC there will be other solutions for running vanilla AmigaAnywhere content on for instance PocketPC. So, actually, I don't see what the problem is really. OK, so things are going slowly, but we (they) want this to be as good as possible so they/we don't want to rush it. Could you please name someone elses similar approaches that has done more than Amigas portable system? Maybe Java, but we all know the downsides of it and AmigaAnywhere has a fast JVM builtin anyway.
I can't really comprehend why you guys are all that negative about AmigaAnywhere. It's lightweighted but still powerful, it builds on someone elses technology but it's a technology that gives us a head start into the feature.
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