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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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AmigaAnywhere isn't AmigaDE ? : Comment 8 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 01-Jun-2002 23:19 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Marcus Sundman):
Go look at www.amiga-anywhere.com yourself.
It says:
"Note: This product is not currently available for handheld devices. This product is currently available for Windows and Linux desktops with the additional purchase of an AmigaDE player for the specific desktop operating system requested. This product will be available soon for handheld devices and we encourage you to visit amiga-anywhere.com on a regular basis."
This seems to be the case for all programs there I checked.
So, currently you can't run the programs on that site on anything other than the DE Player on Windows or Linux. You can't run them on the SDK or on the PartyPack, nor can you run them on the PocketPC Entertainment Pack. I think it has got more to do with the way the applications are installed and packed, not that the binaries itself would be incompatible.
But fact is fact: Amiga Anywhere is far from Anywhere at this time. This doesn't seem to be a very widely known fact though, perhaps good that someone brought it up.
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