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Old 02 July 2003, 00:06   #1
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The Psygnosis dev disks from the loft

So I was at my Mum and Dads house last weekend.

I went up to the loft and rooted out some of the disks I saved from destruction when we moved buildings at Psygnosis.

Jesus Hell. I never quite realised how many there are. Literally hundreds of the damn things. There are at least three complete hard drive backups in there among the vast amount of individual disks as well. I got a couple of disks and had a look. There are landscapes, test animations, in-game graphics, all sorts of stuff.

The question is, what should I do with them all? It would take weeks so go through them all, but they need to be transferred over to a hard drive and then sorted through. I want this stuff to be available somehow because a lot of it is really interesting.

I also found the original Bill's Tomato Game demo that I talked about in another thread somewhere, if anybody is interested.

Any suggestions to this thread please.
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Old 02 July 2003, 00:16   #2
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I'm sure there are plenty of people on this board that would be willing to sort it all for you
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Old 02 July 2003, 00:18   #3
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The easiest way would proabably to write it all to a CD and then transfer it that way.

I am willing to help anyway I can..
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Old 02 July 2003, 00:34   #4
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The easiest way would proabably to write it all to a CD and then transfer it that way.
If you dump them with disk2fdi, then shared it among the people who would help to look through all the images to tell what they contains


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FromWithin, are you happy transferring the data or do you want help with that as well?
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My main problem at the moment is that my Amiga is completely stand-alone. I used to use my Siamese system, but it doesn't work with Win2k. Damn shame, it was great with the auto-monitor switcher and everything.

What I was thinking of doing was mounting a PC hard-drive inside my Amiga and copying everything onto that. Or I could buy a PC Catweasel, but then that means paying about about 60 quid.

The first problem, of course, is getting the disks down here. Heavy they are!

I think I need to take some time off work and sort things out.
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hehe...ask if they have anything for you to sort out whilst your at it

seriously tho. you are to be commended for what you are doing!
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Old 02 July 2003, 07:13   #8
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Surely the CAPS wizards would have some interest in this, even if it isn't directly game-related,its still a part of game-dev. Amiga history.
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Old 02 July 2003, 09:07   #9
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That's EFFIN' BRILLIANT man, would be swell to have access to all that stuff!

I bet the CAPS peeps, kings of all things preservation, will be interested to help you
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Sounds great! What a unique opportunity to see inside Psygnosis!

If any of those disks have custom formats and/or copy protection that you will have trouble backing up, sure, we would love to help any way we can. (if this is the case, what type of Amiga do you have?)

But it sounds like most of them are hard drive backups and development files?

I guess it is probably easier to just copy the files over in this case...
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My main problem at the moment is that my Amiga is completely stand-alone. I used to use my Siamese system, but it doesn't work with Win2k.
Oh man, that's no good! If you're lucky enough to have the Siamese system then you'll have to find a solution.

How about dual booting?

Or buying an old PC just for connecting to the Amiga. These can be bought for next to nothing (30-50) from e-bay.

I agree that things like this need preserving and it's great to see dedicated people willing enough to carry out this often arduous task.
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Make a CD/DVD compilatiion of the stuff, make an iso and let it get to the ftp ppl
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Yes we are happy to help reviving some lost treasures as Fiath said
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Isn't there a program that will allow you to read Amiga disks on a PC with 2 floppy drives? That would be much cheaper than a catweasel.
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That would be disk2fdi, which is what I use. It works quite well, at least with older versions of Windows. So long as you're not dealing with copy protected disks, this would probably be the easiest solution. It would be time consuming, but it would do the job.
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What I was thinking of doing was mounting a PC hard-drive inside my Amiga and copying everything onto that.
You can do also the opposite (as i did for the Jackson magazine coverdisks).

Copy all the contents of the disks to the Amiga HD, then take it away and connect it to the PC, WinUAE sees it without problems and you can the copy everything to a directory on the PC from where you can then burn to CD, share with us and so on .
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Here's a file off one of the PC format disks for you (I brought about 10 disks down with me, I'll get more next week).

I expect that some of you will recognise it.
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Beast !!! Show as more !!!
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Alright. I've only got 2 PC format disks: one has got this Beast stuff, and the other has got an awful Psygnosis logo animation on (not done by a Psygnosis artist).
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Re: The Psygnosis dev disks from the loft

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So I was at my Mum and Dads house last weekend.

I went up to the loft and rooted out some of the disks I saved from destruction when we moved buildings at Psygnosis.
That freakin rocks
Bring it all on
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