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Hey there

I want to try Amiga emulation on my PC (athlon xp 1800 with winxp) mainly for creating music. I have absolutely no idea what I need to download or what I have to once i've downloaded it...

Can anyone give me a tutorial on how to get an amiga emulator up and running?

Thanks!
 

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Re: Complete and utter newbie wants to get started with Amiga Emulation
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2003, 03:06:51 PM »
It seems that you don't have an real Amiga ?

Best way would be to get Amiga-Forever, which contains all
you need.

http:/
/www.cloanto.com/amiga/forever/


If you got a real Amiga you could use the free version of UAE
with a ROM-file generated from the Amiga.
1. Make an announcment.
2. Wait a while.
3. Check if it can actually be done.
4. Wait for someone else to do it.
5. Start working on it while giving out hillarious progress-reports.
6. Deny that you have ever announced it
7. Blame someone else
 

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Re: Complete and utter newbie wants to get started with Amiga Emulation
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2003, 03:15:01 PM »
No i don't have a real amiga  :-D

But I got amiga forever and it works great.. all I need now is some music making software. I'm presuming there are legal technicalities with getting it from the internet?  :-?
 

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Re: Complete and utter newbie wants to get started with Amiga Emulation
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2003, 03:16:04 PM »
Hi,

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bainy wrote:
Hey there

I want to try Amiga emulation on my PC (athlon xp 1800 with winxp) mainly for creating music. I have absolutely no idea what I need to download or what I have to once i've downloaded it...

Can anyone give me a tutorial on how to get an amiga emulator up and running?

Thanks!



Here a link that should get you up and running, I have only glanced over it, But it seems to be reasonably complete.

OS News classic amiga emulation tutorial.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

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Re: Complete and utter newbie wants to get started with Amiga Emulation
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2003, 03:19:56 PM »
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh ...... ;-)

Look no further than here


OctaMed is supposed to very good (and free), but don't ask me   :-o
1. Make an announcment.
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Re: Complete and utter newbie wants to get started with Amiga Emulation
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2003, 03:51:55 PM »
@Bainy

What the ####!

Go out and get a REAL AMiGA. Then you will taste THE way of doing things.

Its the only way in the Jedi´s way.

Emulation Suxxxxxxx
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Re: Complete and utter newbie wants to get started with Amiga Emulation
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2003, 04:05:02 PM »
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhh ...... ;-)

Look no further than here


OctaMed is supposed to very good (and free), but don't ask me   :-o


Jah, OctaMED SoundStudio is wicked. You'll be makin' choons 'till ya ears bleed!!!!

In other words, I use it and find it a dream for music on the Amiga. It can be a bit of a pain with MIDI, but you'll figure it out.

And yes, for that unmistakable Amiga sound you will need a real Amiga, the Emu's can't get it right. Non linear DAC's and all that... :-D

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Re: Complete and utter newbie wants to get started with Amiga Emulation
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2003, 04:09:48 PM »
Totalbiscuit?
 

Offline Paul_Gadd

Re: Complete and utter newbie wants to get started with Amiga Emulation
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2003, 04:11:44 PM »
@bainy

If your have a news server what has binaries then there is loads of Amiga goodies for emulators on alt.binaries.warez.amiga
 

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Re: Complete and utter newbie wants to get started with Amiga Emulation
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2003, 10:58:52 PM »
If you want good Amiga audio, you need an Amiga. Even with a large sound buffer, UAE's sound output is really nasty. It's also really hard to "play along" using the keyboard because the timing's so dodgy.

My A1200 copes great with OctaMED Soundstudio (version 1 of which is now freeware) and it cost me £60  :-D

That way you also get the secret Amiga X-factor.

(I'm just wondering outloud here then when I ask if anyone knows: Will Soundstudio run on A1/OS4?)

 :-)

 

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Re: Complete and utter newbie wants to get started with Amiga Emulation
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2003, 11:26:04 PM »
They're right. I used to attempt it on my 1.4XP with a GIG of ram, SB live and it STILL would sound crappy from time to time. I've had better luck with just using OctaMEDSS for PC, but it's crap compared to the original.  ;-)
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Re: Complete and utter newbie wants to get started with Amiga Emulation
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2003, 11:33:35 PM »
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(I'm just wondering outloud here then when I ask if anyone knows: Will Soundstudio run on A1/OS4?)


Personally, I'd like to see it have full AHI support. It would make it run a bit better on my Amithlon box. I'm sure there will be an OS4 version. *drools* :-o
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Re: Complete and utter newbie wants to get started with Amiga Emulation
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2003, 12:48:51 AM »
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bloodline wrote:

Jah, OctaMED SoundStudio is wicked. You'll be makin' choons 'till ya ears bleed!!!!

In other words, I use it and find it a dream for music on the Amiga. It can be a bit of a pain with MIDI, but you'll figure it out.
 

Soudstudio isn't so great, at least if working with huge modules and 16 bit samples.

- With 16 bit samples the volume can be set ONLY to 4-5 values; these values are not fixed, but they depend from the track volume, so that you have to find out by yourself for each samples what these values are. Also, because of this it's NOT possible to make decent volume slides, and if you find that a sample  would sound right with a volume between two values, you have to directly boost or reduce the sample.

- When using large samples, saving is painfully slow on a 030/50: you'll have to wait 2-3 minutes to save a 4 megs or bigger module. The loading routine is strangely faster.

- When saving a module as an aiff file, the volume is low even if the volume slider in the mixing windows is set to maximum.

I've seen that there's a patching system available for Octamed, it uses assembly programs instead of arexx and it can perform actions many times faster than Arexx. Maybe it could be used to (at least partially) fix these issues.
Anyway, Digibooster Pro looks much nicer, pity that the same last version that was released some years ago is now twice as expensive.

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Re: Complete and utter newbie wants to get started with Amiga Emulation
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2003, 12:56:21 AM »
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Turambar wrote:
Totalbiscuit?

WTF? get youre own avatar!!!
 

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Re: Complete and utter newbie wants to get started with Amiga Emulation
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2003, 01:06:45 AM »
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iamaboringperson wrote:
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Turambar wrote:
Totalbiscuit?

WTF? get youre own avatar!!!


You really are bored just now, eh? :-)
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