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Old 12 May 2016, 05:08   #1
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Amiga Game on Most Disks?

so i was wondering, which amiga game came on the highest number of disks.. and.. did anyone go through whichever game it is, and finish it? (how long did it take to finish?)
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Old 12 May 2016, 05:16   #2
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Beneath a Steel Sky??
(15 disks)
(Finished it, but not back in the day..)

I thought of Willy Beamish first, but remembered that BASS was more..

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Old 12 May 2016, 07:21   #3
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Seems this has the most disks:

http://hol.abime.net/112
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Old 13 May 2016, 00:45   #4
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Funny how wrong one can understand a question.

I thought you were wondering what Amiga game is featured on most different disks out there, so I was already going through numerous late 80s game/util compilations (Astronut / Ikari / BSA) in my mind and was going to throw in an answer like 'Virus', 'Buggy Boy' or 'Carrier Command' all of which take around 200kb of disk space

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Old 13 May 2016, 01:34   #5
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Seems this has the most disks:

http://hol.abime.net/112
wow, and i thought three disks was excessive...
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Old 13 May 2016, 01:51   #6
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I was about to ask, how did they make any money from it? Then I converted the price tag - it would have cost £52 in 1995 which equates to £93.36 now!

A top shelf magazine might have been a better option.
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Old 13 May 2016, 09:55   #7
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The one handed disk swapping must have been a pain.
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Old 13 May 2016, 10:32   #8
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The one handed disk swapping must have been a pain.
Disk swapping when having two disk drives never would've been such a big problem, but some games never managed to distribute the data to the disks in a smart way from the user's point of view (excluding those 3-disk games that had just the intro on disk 1).

This resulted in a situation where you smartly had disk 2 ready in your external drive, but the game would go on and ask for disk 3 instead - and after that what ever disk you remove from either drive, the game would surely want in a few seconds.
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Old 13 May 2016, 14:40   #9
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Biing !!!! AGA had 19 Disks ,but you NEED a Hard drive for the game ( thank god )

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Old 23 May 2016, 01:20   #10
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It's a shame Amiga owners were so slow to get hard drives - by 1992 or so most PC adventures, strategy games and sims were hard to convert to be reasonable from floppies, hence the almost-total loss of American Amiga games by late 1992. For the A600 and A1200 at least, it wasn't an expensive or difficult addition - with hindsight, all owners of those machine should have had one.

To take the question in a slightly different direction, which games had the most disks that HAD to be played from floppies, that weren't hard-drive installable? I gather Bump 'N' Burn came on six disks and wasn't hard-drive installable, can that figure be beaten?
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Old 23 May 2016, 02:07   #11
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Hugo?

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Old 11 June 2016, 17:34   #12
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Since DISK does not exactly refer to floppies.... Nightlong has do be the winner with a triple CD set. Anything else gone above 600 MB?
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Old 11 June 2016, 17:59   #13
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Wrong, DISK refers to the shorter version of DISKETTE, commonly known as the Floppy Disk! All CD's are referred to as a COMPACT DISC so not related to DISK!!

Close, but no cigar
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Think this was posted before and the winner was some German(?) sex game....

Name escapes me..
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Ok, that might be no 1.
What is in 2nd and 3rd place ?
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Old 12 June 2016, 23:26   #17
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Ok, that might be no 1.
What is in 2nd and 3rd place ?
As someone mention, Beneath A Steel Sky on 15 disks. It's 2nd place.
3rd place goes to Rise of the Robots AGA on 13 disks.
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Old 13 June 2016, 00:49   #18
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Rise of the Robots does not count, it is not a game, it is a waste of human resources, time and motivation and an example of what happens when you let marketing departments take over a company.
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It was still marketed and sold as a game..

Most expensive DS-DD blank disks ever

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I'm curious how many disks it can be without these useless cutscenes. Same with Doman and Franko but with backgrounds as tiles.
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