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View Poll Results: Help pick a name for this demo collection
THE MASSIIIVE AMIGA DEMO DISC 0 0%
CLASSIC AMIGA DEMO SCENE 0 0%
OVER 30 YEARS OF AMIGA DEMOS 1 6.25%
A.C.D.C (AMIGA CLASSIC DEMO COLLECTION) 6 37.50%
THE BIGGEST AMIGA DEMO CD EVER! 0 0%
4 DECADES OF AMIGA DEMOS 5 31.25%
DEMO NATION 2 12.50%
SOMETHING ELSE! (post your suggestion) 2 12.50%
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Old 16 February 2017, 20:16   #1
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Demo Collection (Testers Needed!)

This thread is for an on-going Amiga Demo Collection for the CD32 console. The main aim is to get work a huge selection of Amiga demos easily playable with just a joypad through your TV with who knows what kind of hi-fidelity sound equipment!

This set does not contain any slideshows, music disks, porn disks, although a high number of demos contain swear words, the naughty whippersnappers!
Its also not the aim to include every demo (they wouldn't fit on 1 disc for starters!) but a good selection from every year if possible.

Although not set in stone, demo's on the disc in general should last longer than 2 minutes, and have at least 2 different effects in them.

Please note not every demo is 100% perfect, some old demos have the odd glitch because of the hardware change, even demos run through whdload have problems, but we have spent many hours of testing and changing how the demo loads, be it a file, exe, whdload, cd32load plus any degrades to the system to help get it working, with that in mind we have sorted most of the issues out, so just bear with the odd small glitch!

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Testing is now closed for 0.1b.
Version 0.2 public will be released shortly. (named "4 DECADES OF AMIGA DEMOS", this was designed a couple of weeks ago when it was leading the poll)

Thanks for everyone for their help with testing on both winuae and real hardware over the past 2 months, its highly appreciated and the disc wouldn't have been so large so quickly without your help

Version 0.2 changes
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*added search by year
*added number of demo group folders & images
*menu image
*10 must-see ocs and aga folders and images
*disc credits

Version 0.1b changes
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*removed all musicdisks/slideshows/porndisks
*added whdload update packs upto 2.6
*formatted title names to remove underscores between words
*added virtual mouse option through cd32load for titles that need a mouse click
*changed loader from whdload to cd32load on titles that failed to load or flashed heavily
*demo count came out as 263 from first disc, have added 37 more demos for first release

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Future updates although not planned for a while (need a break!) any help would be appreciated in demos being uploaded in a ready manner to be run from the disc i.e in a file/exe format, alot of demos are in a dms file format, if these can be converted this will be the biggest help for me.

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Old 16 February 2017, 20:52   #2
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You can count on me. Can test the cd in uae and real cd32.
W and X for me.

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Old 16 February 2017, 21:07   #3
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Nice one! what letters do you want to test?
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I can help you out, gimme B-H for now. Downloading the CD to start testing, will report back.
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Old 16 February 2017, 21:57   #5
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I can help you out, gimme B-H for now. Downloading the CD to start testing, will report back.
Sweet, I'll add you to the list, cheers!
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Old 17 February 2017, 00:29   #6
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Put me down for I, J + K
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Old 17 February 2017, 00:31   #7
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Put me down for I, J + K
Done, many thanks!
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Old 17 February 2017, 00:39   #8
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Problem:
Also said something about download/install something for files 1GB +
But it isn't ?

Will try again --- maybe do a rest + retry ?
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Old 17 February 2017, 01:02   #9
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Maybe your system, I managed to download the disc just fine.

Note of warning: Do NOT quit with F10 or ESC, lots of demos were failing for trying to load them after quitting like that. Reset the machine after every demo is ran (RAM issue? Dunno).
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Old 17 February 2017, 01:17   #10
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Maybe your system, I managed to download the disc just fine.

Note of warning: Do NOT quit with F10 or ESC, lots of demos were failing for trying to load them after quitting like that. Reset the machine after every demo is ran (RAM issue? Dunno).
Ah good point, maybe why I had an issue earlier even though it worked fine the other day, I'll update the first post to reset each time.
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Old 17 February 2017, 01:49   #11
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Problem:
Also said something about download/install something for files 1GB +
But it isn't ?

Will try again --- maybe do a rest + retry ?
I've seen this before... Don't use Internet Explorer; use Chrome instead
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No good
On FireFox 50.1.0 - Who uses IE ?!?!
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Are you using WHDLoad for these, Amigajay? There's a bunch of flashing issues, and basically none of the AGA demos work. Should give CD32Load a try.

This is what I got so far, will continue tomorrow, tired of the computer today.

Letter B:
Beatsonix - S flashing at beginning, waited over a minute, nothing else happened.
Bacteria - Works. Needs mouse
Bard In A Box - Works, needs mouse
Batman Vuelve - Works with problems. Flashes mid-demo, sometimes that causes gfx corruption. Other weird glitches.
Baygon - Doesn't work.
Beat Box - Works but needs F1-F2-F3 remapped
Bernhard Sumner Music - Works, needs mouse
Best Of RAW Vol.1 - Works, needs mouse, gfx glitch when pressing mouse button.
Beyond Justice - Works
Beyond The Future - Doesn't work
Big Business - Works
Big Time Sensuality - Doesn't work
Black White - Works, pad in port 1
Blasting - Works
Blues House - Works, needs mouse and keyboard to play the little game
Book Of Songs - Works, flashes when loading songs
Boris Vallejo Slide - Works, flashes a bunch. Pad in port 1
Boundless Void - Doesn't work. Flashes screen white, then green then stuck.
Breathtaker - Doesn't work
Bruno's Musicbox 2 - Works, needs mouse (I don't know how to change tunes)
Bruno's Musicbox 3 - Works, needs keyboard for some things (F keys)
Budbrain Megademo 2 - Works, pad in port 1
Our Definition Of A Boombastic Demo - Works
The B.I.G. Demo - Works, needs keyboard.
The Best Of Grubi - Works, needs mouse

Letter C:
Can I Play With Madness - Works, super slow intro?. Works fine after that. Needs pad on port 1
Capricorn One - Works
Captured Dreams - There's no way this will work, needs 030 + RAM.
Cebit 90 - Works
Checked Implosion - Works, needs pad on port 1
Cherokee - Works, needs mouse, flashes on load.
Chip Attack - Runs then dies after alien image.
Chip Music Festival - Works, needs mouse, top scroller glitched.
Chromagic - Works, needs mouse, flashes a little
Circle Scroller - Works
Clapping Hands - Works, pad in port 1. small gfx glitch on planet.
Coca Cola Demo - Works
Code Killers Intro - Works
Colors - Works, flashes. Needs pad on port 1
Coma - Works
Compilation Disk - Works, needs keyboard (F-keys) and ad on port 1
Contact Intro - Works, pad in port 1
Contravention - Works
Control - Doesn't work
Copper Master - Works, pad in port 1
Copper Slave - Works for a bit, then crashes.
Crayon Shinchan - Works, pad in port 1
Crazy Sexy Cool - Doesn't work
Crystal Symphonies - Works, needs mouse and keyboard
Crystal Symphonies 2 - Works, needs mouse and keyboard
The Complete - Works, needs keyboard (F-keys), pad on port 1
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On FireFox 50.1.0 - Who uses IE ?!?!
Me, sometimes IE and sometimes Chrome...

Did you at least try in Chrome as suggested?
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Not going to try Chrome (again)
Tried the plug-in = Slower Download
But Still Failed !

Tried the Cloud Download as a Zip = Fail
Tried not as Zip = Now Over Data Limit

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Are you using WHDLoad for these, Amigajay? There's a bunch of flashing issues, and basically none of the AGA demos work. Should give CD32Load a try.
Yeah WHDLoad, that's the script JOTD was using with his generator, i wanted to see if there was that many flashes, and unfortunately there looks like there is, even with the PRELOAD option, i didn't want to CD32Load to start as it can cause disk read errors, esp on a disk with 650 odd things to try out, and esp on real hardware the testing will be needed, but looks like we may have to go that route, prob will end up a mixture of both, which means alot more work than i hoped lol

I'll ask JOTD in the other thread if he can make a new script for me.

@Nobby - i don't know what to suggest, downloads work for me on chrome and firefox, maybe you need to clear your cache? If it still isn't working I'll upload it to dropbox tomorrow.

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I'm a little busy with another project but you can take demos I put on my cd32 demo disc. Most of them are hd friendly but few work with cd32load, State of the art, for example.
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I'm a little busy with another project but you can take demos I put on my cd32 demo disc. Most of them are hd friendly but few work with cd32load, State of the art, for example.
Cheers Cobe!
Yeah i think with some its better just to use the exe or single file, but i wanted to get as many running to start with with whdload or cd32load before i attempt to go through and fixing some that don't run first time.
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looks like we may have to go that route, prob will end up a mixture of both, which means alot more work than i hoped lol
You know, 600+ demos is a shit ton, and to be fair, personally, I would skip a lot of, or rather, all of the ones that require interactivity with the user. First on that list would be musicdisks, I would totally not have them there (usually require both mouse and keyboard). MEgademos that only require a mouse click should be K though. Even though I always disliked them haha :P but that's a personal opinion.

Stick to Trackmos first, then megademos, then see what else to add.
I'll resume my testing in a bit. The two letters I tested yesterday were generally working well and pleasantly. Then again I tested it all on WinUAE and not on the real thing.
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You know, 600+ demos is a shit ton, and to be fair, personally, I would skip a lot of, or rather, all of the ones that require interactivity with the user. First on that list would be musicdisks, I would totally not have them there (usually require both mouse and keyboard). MEgademos that only require a mouse click should be K though. Even though I always disliked them haha :P but that's a personal opinion.

Stick to Trackmos first, then megademos, then see what else to add.
I'll resume my testing in a bit. The two letters I tested yesterday were generally working well and pleasantly. Then again I tested it all on WinUAE and not on the real thing.
You read my mind! Yeah i noted down earlier to remove any music disks, slideshows and porn stuff, just keep it pure demo's. Megademos should be ok, esp if run with cd32load and vm.
I loaded up 'stag' last night without knowing what it was, luckily my son was the other side of the room!

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