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Old 23 July 2009, 15:36   #1
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What is this demo seen in the Computer Chronicles?

Just trying to download all the episodes of Computer Chronicles available at the Internet Archive that I've seen years ago on NBC, those considering Amiga really bring back some wonderful memories (thanks to SdG from AmiBay for the link )...

What got my attention, was this demo (game?), that I've seen here and there a few times already but never actually cared enough to ask.
Until today, thanks to EAB I thought I've seen everything now, but every time I look at it it doesn't ring any of my bells (lol):





(Ja, ja, blurry quality, STFU, what do you expect from a camera viewing the monitor's screen in an 80's program, recorded from TV on a VHS and compressed into a mp4? )
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Old 23 July 2009, 15:42   #2
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IIRC It's one of the example Anims that comes with DPaint. I'm pretty certain it's one of the disks included with DPaint IV.
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Old 23 July 2009, 15:50   #3
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Thanks mushi-mushi, I doubt this would be DP4, had it in the past and I must've remember it.
They were talking about DP1 later in the program so that might be it...

Confirmation from someone else?
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Old 23 July 2009, 15:59   #4
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A screenshot of that is shown on the A1000 box. I always wanted to find that.
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Old 23 July 2009, 16:05   #5
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Hmmm, just went through DP1 and DP3 disks and I can't see any animations there... but I remember penetrating each and every file on the later DP disks and don't remember that anim... will search later...

Could it be perhaps that disk on the screen "Workbench Demos" is something not in the standard 1.3 package?
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Old 23 July 2009, 16:16   #6
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It's not on the Deluxe Paint disks. I checked those long ago.

It probably is on that "Workbench Demos" disk. Maybe it's just something that was given to early reviewers of the A1000.
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Old 23 July 2009, 16:23   #7
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Answered on "Amibay"

It's from one of the original 1.3WB disc set.

I had this as with my 500 and 2000. It's a short looping demonstration on animation between sprite and blitter objects.

As the dog walks towards the fire hydrant it re-acts.

I'm sure I've got this still at home - I'll look tonight and see if I can find it.

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Old 23 July 2009, 16:28   #8
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Found it!

It's on the A1000 WB 1.0 Demo Disk

It's not on the original WB 1.3 set. (at least none of the ones I owned)
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Old 23 July 2009, 16:42   #9
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Found it!

It's on the A1000 WB 1.0 Demo Disk

It's not on the original WB 1.3 set. (at least none of the ones I owned)
I never owned a 1000 so it must have also been supplied with my 500 or 2000

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I never owned a 1000 so it must have also been supplied with my 500 or 2000

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I'm sure there were many different WB 1.3 sets.

The animation is called Robo City, by the way. It doesn't run properly on my 020 A500 - even when using kick1.3 in WHDload or using degrader with nocache.
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Old 23 July 2009, 17:17   #11
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Cool, thanks mr_a500!
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Old 23 July 2009, 22:39   #12
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I think the Robo City demo was put together by the original Amiga team.

You can see it being used as a graphics animation capability demo on the video of the launch of the A1000 - the one where Andy Warhol uses an Amiga paint package to colour in a digitised photo of Debbie Harry.

If you buy the Amiga Forever premium package the launch vid is on one of those DVDs.
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Old 24 July 2009, 00:33   #13
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Yah that demo was shown at the release of the 1000 at CES in 1985... happy days... according to legend everyone in the audience had an orgasm
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Old 24 July 2009, 03:26   #14
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The RoboCity demo, along with a number of other ancient but well-known old Amiga demos (such as the Boing demo, the Kinetic Balls demo and the Juggler demo) can be found on Aminet in the misc/antiq section.

http://aminet.net/misc/antiq
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Old 24 July 2009, 08:00   #15
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I think I saw that demo bundled with a very old A500 with quite of a bunch of productivity software used in small business and studying - I got it as spare parts. Excellence II, Maple V, don't remember what else. And about 10-20 different viruses (virii..) with juniors game disks.
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Old 24 July 2009, 08:52   #16
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well i came across this site a long time ago when I was searching for some cracktros and this guy has got all kinds of old classic amiga stuff, including the robocity demo and some of his diskimages even helped me track down some weird corruptions on some of my own collection and for all u source code junkies, he even some of that there, pretty cool site and worth a bookmark for any amiga freak imho, so check it out guys

http://cyberpingui.free.fr/home.html
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Thanks for the extra links guys!

Now, anyone tried those? I've only checked the disk mr_a500 supplied but can't get it to run in WinUAE...

Any special configs needed?
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Old 24 July 2009, 11:59   #18
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Any special configs needed?
Yes, put WB in DF0 Boot to WB 1.3 and it should run fine (just watched it).
Btw : Use just 512k Chip and no Slow Ram.

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Old 24 July 2009, 12:21   #19
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Tried it that way on 512kb + 512kb and it hanged... might be because of that, thanks!

---=== EDITED ===---
Yay, it works! Here it is in all it's A1000 glory!


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Old 27 July 2009, 23:02   #20
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Kinda looked better in the 'camera viewing the monitor's screen in an 80's program, recorded from TV on a VHS and compressed into a mp4' shot
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