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Old 30 October 2016, 17:12   #1
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Commodore's AS#? apps – let's catalogue them all!

As you might have noticed, Commodore made a half-hearted attempt to publish software in the early nineties, and used a numbering system comprised of the letters AS (Amiga Software, presumably) and three digits. Some of you might at least recognise it from the AS225 TCP/IP stack. I thought we'd weed them out to see what they published.

AS200: Amiga Logo (reported by user Amiga CDTV)
AS213: AmigaDOS 2.04 Enhancer ROM Kit with 4 floppy disks (reported by user rhester72)
AS214: As above, except two ROMs for Amiga 3000 (reported by user rhester72)
AS215: AmigaDOS 2.1 retail package.
AS216: AmigaDOS 2.1/Kickstart 2.04 retail package.
AS217: AmigaDOS 3.0 Enhancer package with the manuals missing from the standard distribution with A1200/A4000(?). (reported by user rhester72)
AS220: Novell Netware client. Hardcoded drivers for Commodore arcnet cards. Did it ever support ethernet? Advertised, but seems to never have reached public release.
AS2??: Envoy peer-to-peer networking package for Amiga LANs. Subsequently licenced to IAM, who made Envoy 2.0, and Schatztruhe, who made Envoy 3.0.
AS225: TCP/IP stack. First released as AS225r1, which supported OS1.3 and had hardcoded driver support for Commodore's ethernet boards. Later released as AS225r2, which first introduced the SANA-2 driver standard we still use for networks cards. Soon after, AS225 was licenced to Intangible Assets Manufacturing, who re-released it as Inet225.
AS230: Janus bridgeboard software for Commodore's PC emulator cards.
AS250: AmigaVision multimedia authoring software. Bundled with the Amiga 3000 also sold separately.
AS251: AmigaVision Professional, released to coincide with the Amiga 4000, in a less flagrant packaging than the predecessor.
AS260: Amiga Clips, Volume 1: Sound Effects – Two disks with over 50 digitized sounds for use in Amiga Vision presentations. (reported by user emufan)
AS306: AmigaDOS/Kickstart 3.1 for Amiga 600 (reported by user Rygar)
AS312: AmigaDOS/Kickstart 3.1 for Amiga 1200
AS320: AmigaDOS/Kickstart 3.1 for Amiga 500, 2000
AS330: AmigaDOS/Kickstart 3.1 for Amiga 3000
AS340: AmigaDOS/Kickstart 3.1 for Amiga 4000

Surely there are some omissions here. Did Envoy ever get an AS codename?

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Old 24 November 2016, 21:29   #2
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I thought this was an interesting idea when I first saw this thread.

I didn't comment as I had nothing to add... until today as I (totally by chance) noticed that my Amiga Logo (programming language, tutorial and reference 1989, like this) package is marked AS200. It only says that in the the spine of the binder and I couldn't find it printed anywhere on the disk labels or the manual.
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Old 25 November 2016, 02:05   #3
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Thanks for that piece of information, I've updated the first post accordingly.

I also found out in an issue of Amiga World that OS 3.1 was released as at least three different AS variations, depending on the Kickstart bundled.
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Old 13 December 2016, 22:02   #4
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AS213: AmigaDOS 2.04 Enhancer ROM Kit with 4 floppy disks [AmigaWorld advertising, Mar 1992]
AS214: As above, except two ROMs for Amiga 3000 [AmigaWorld advertising, Mar 1992]
AS217: Release 3.0 Enhancer Kit documentation (AREXX, et al) [AmigaWorld advertising, Sep 1993]
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Old 14 December 2016, 03:03   #5
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Thanks, Rhester. Are you sure about AS217? OS 3.0 was never sold separately, AFAIK.
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Old 14 December 2016, 04:02   #6
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google bruteforce, stoped me once with a captcha
for example enter in google:
site:archive.org amiga AS260
Quote:
AS260 Amiga Clips, Volume 1: Sound Effects

Amiga Clips is a software tool created for use
with Amiga Vision. The two-disk set includes over
50 different digitized sound files which users can
add to their multimedia Amiga Vision presenta-
tions. The sounds can also be used to give audio
feedback to key presses or mouse clicks in inter-
active Amiga Vision applications. Amiga Clips is
also compatible with any Amiga software pro-
gram which supports 8SVX format sounds. Cat-
egories of sound effects on the disks include
animals, auto, bells and whistles, clocks, drink,
human,phone, techno, voice, and weather. $29.00
Commodore Business Machines, 1200 Wilson
Drive, West Chester, PA 19380, (215) 431-9100
already listed, but some more info:
Quote:
AS225 Network Communications Software

TCP/IP and UDP/IP Protocol support for De-
partment of Defense and other TCP/IP Network
applications. Network File System Client Appli-
cation Support. VT100 Network Terminal Emu-
lation. Supports LEthernet solutions based on
both Thick and Thin Ethernet (Cheapernet). Re-
quires 1MB RAM. $199.00
Commodore Business Machines, 1200 Wilson
Drive, West Chester, PA 19380, (215) 431-9100
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Thanks, Rhester. Are you sure about AS217? OS 3.0 was never sold separately, AFAIK.
AS217 consisted of the 'missing' documentation from the OS 3.0 manuals that was included with earlier Enhancer kits, e.g. the AREXX documentation. It was available for separate purchase for those who wanted it to cut costs on producing the 3.0 manuals (the 2.0 manuals in particular were very well known for being extremely well-produced and thorough, but by the time 3.0 rolled around Commodore was in serious fiscal trouble and cutting expenses any way they could, including seriously skimping on printed materials).

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Old 14 December 2016, 14:53   #8
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Was the A4000 ever released without a full set of manuals or was this for A1200 only?
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Was the A4000 ever released without a full set of manuals or was this for A1200 only?
AFAIK it was both the A1200 and A4000.

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Old 14 December 2016, 15:17   #10
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here are some more candidates, but not yet any AS### numbers - all published by Commodore:
Amiga Desktop-Video
Amiga MovieCraft - Compute_Issue_065_1985_Oct:
Quote:
Moviecraft: Animation package; uses "tweening"
technique to animate without reading from disk.
(Developed by Island Graphics and marketed by
Amiga.)
Amiga PresentationCraft - Ahoy_22_October_1985:
Quote:
Presentationcraft, a business graph-
ics program that lets you produce 3D
objects, and explode and expand bar
and pie charts. (Island Graphics Cor-
poration, One Harbor Dr., Sausalito,
CA 94965.)
Amiga TitleCraft - came with A1300Demo.dms (Genlock) (Info_Issue_16_1987-09_Info_Publications_US)

#1) 1 out of 4 found - anyone got any of them?

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Old 15 December 2016, 02:32   #11
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I think that if they're named something-Craft, they should be from the A1000 era, predating the AS lineup.
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I think that if they're named something-Craft, they should be from the A1000 era, predating the AS lineup.
yep, look above, i'm about looking for them in magazines/archive.org
#1) if they ever had such numbers, then for sure starting with AS1##

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Found here:
https://archive.org/stream/amazing-c...6_Jun_djvu.txt

AS320 3.1 Kit for the A500,

A2000, & A2500

$129.35

AS33D 3.1 Kit for all A3000s
$144.95

AS340 3.1 KM for all A4000s
$144.95

AS312 3.1 Kltlor all A1200s
$144.95

AS306 3.1 KitforallA600s
$129.95

3.1 ROM lor A500, A600.

A2000 (Specify) S59.95
3.1R0MselforA3000.A40O0,

A1 200 (Specify] 79.95

3.1 Manuals A Disks (no ROM) 74.95

AS216 2.1 Kit Irom Commodore 52.95

AS216 2.1 Kitw/2,04R0M 82.95

AS217 ARexx/D05 Enhancer 14.95

Multi-Start 2 v6A 50C/60O/20O0 34 00

http://www.amigareport.com/ar101/index.html

AS217 Documentation $23
- AmigaDOS manual
- Amiga ARexx manual

Available from CommodoreExpress (800) 448-9987.

Commodore Business Machines
1200 Wilson Dr.
West Chester, PA 19380
(215) 431-9100

More ASxx stuff
http://cd.textfiles.com/amigama/amig...m/hardware.htm
https://archive.org/stream/Amiga_For...ng_GB_djvu.txt

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Old 17 December 2016, 04:59   #14
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Funny, I started this exact same project back in 2008. I meant to put it on Aminet at some point, but never finished. Looking back at that file, I don't think I have anything in the AS series that isn't already captured, but I did also record some of Commodore's self-published CD32 software:

CD32-3001 AmigaCD32 Sports Football
CD32-3010 Defender of the Crown II
CD32-7001 Insight Technology
CD32-7002 Guinness Disc of Records, Second Edition
CD32-7003 The Grolier Electronic Encyclopedia

Seems that the 30xx numbers are games and the 70xx numbers are reference tools.
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Old 17 December 2016, 15:47   #15
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Did they do something similar with CDTV titles?
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I don't own any CDTV software, so not sure. But HOL has CDT-3001 for the box scan of Defender of the Crown. Seems to be the only CDTV game C= published. HOL wouldn't have captured any of the reference titles.
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Old 18 December 2016, 21:39   #17
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Some other early software by Commdore are:
  • Mindwalker (5602)
  • Amiga Transformer
  • Amiga GraphicsCraft
  • Amiga TextCraft
  • Amiga TextCraft Plus (5202)
  • Amiga Macro Assembler (5203)
  • AmigaTerm

I can not find all codes right now but can do in next weeks, if needed.
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