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Old 19 December 2004, 15:03   #1
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Anyone remember A Bit On The Side PD? (A.B.O.T.S)

Does anyone remember A.B.O.T.S PD?

I used to get my demos from them back in the early/mid nineties and would love to see one of their old catalogue disks again, just for the nostalgia
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Old 19 December 2004, 17:48   #2
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\o_ I remember it! Don't have any of the disks tho.
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Old 07 September 2008, 13:12   #3
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Yep, I sure remember them very well. The guy who ran it was from Kirk Sandall (Doncaster) – Dave Robinson. I used to live nearby and was attending Art College at the time, but also creating graphics on my Amiga .

I sent some through to Dave and he really liked them, so he asked me to create some for the ABOTS disks. I did a few title screens and some GFX slideshows etc – I was well chuffed to see my art on the disk, and even better in the Amiga mags especially CU Amiga! Great times!
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I used to create a lot of gfx on the Amiga too. Maybe I should have sent him some as well.

How much were the disks back then? Couldn't have been much what with me being a skint teenager.
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After i saw this thread i could remember an intro from them, so i went through my disks and found it!, but i had to unplug my A1200 because it wouldn't work and plugged in my A500 This was the first thing i ever saw from A.B.O.T.S and it was this little intro on CU Amiga Coverdisk 10





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Old 07 September 2008, 15:32   #6
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That 3rd screen (bottom) definitely seems familiar.

£1.75 heh
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Old 07 September 2008, 18:10   #7
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That’s great – definitely not the intro gfx I did though . I drew an ABBOT (hence ABOTS), asleep over a brandy keg, after having his fill . Probably dates from 1990-92 I’d say.
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Sorry to ressurect an old thread.

Was wondering if anyone has got some Bit on The Side PD disks laying around.

The one I'm looking for is basically a copy of Anarchy - Reflections by 4Mat, but with a better menu (no need to reset to change tune).

http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=9203

Each song used four flashing horizontal blue bars across the screen to represent the 4 channels.

I remember using it so much as a kid the disk eventually died on me.
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After i saw this thread i could remember an intro from them, so i went through my disks and found it!, but i had to unplug my A1200 because it wouldn't work and plugged in my A500 This was the first thing i ever saw from A.B.O.T.S and it was this little intro on CU Amiga Coverdisk 10





DAMN! I had this coverdisk! CU Amiga! It was one of the very first ones I bought on an Amiga magazine since I switched from Atari ST to Amiga 500, and I was still wondering if I'd made the right choice. But the demo in the first picture (together with a demo of the game Nebulos) finally convinced me I'd made the right choice, and I became an Amiga zealot from then!

I remember seeing A.B.O.T.S. from the menu in the second picture but not knowing what they were, and the third even less. But yes, if that sort of demo was possible on Amiga, I was sold!
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Nice intro ..... taken !
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