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Old 31 July 2013, 19:52   #5
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Originally Posted by Oktai-Wanda View Post
If you take a look at you'll notice several Amiga scene releases made between 2001 and 2009.
Umm.. that thing seems to have quite outdated list.
I'd recommend you to use for current year's releases and for other years

The archives seem to mostly contain files with no extensions and some files with the .exe extension. Once uploaded to Virus Total, the 'Magic Literal' of many of those files seems to be "AmigaOS loadseg()ble executable/binary" and some of them have the 'TrID' "Amiga Kickstart 1.x generic commands and executables". At least the first attribute suggests that the files should be run on AmigaOS... But how exactly? By firing up the shell and entering some command? Or with the help of some specific program? Furthermore, can they be run on AmiKit or AmigaSYS? The best scenario would be to be able to run those executables/binaries directly on WinUAE without having to install any extra stuff like an entire OS. Is that possible at all?
They should be extracted to dirs in filesystem and run from the OS installation. Like any other software which isn't bootable floppy disk. The main exe is usually named similarly to archive or production name and it's quite easy to spot or guess. Many times it's the only non text file there.

You can run the exe from shell in OS, or shell if you've booted without startup-sequence (you should run setpatch command before running the demo then), or from Workbench (use show all files option from the pulldown menu)... or from any filemanager etc.
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