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Old 08 January 2002, 23:49   #1
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A500 original demo disks

Hope someone remembers these:

Way back in `87 when I bought my A500.. I got the usual stuff with it ( bought it
from Woolworths ) hheh anyway.. I got some demo disks with it, I think there were
about 12 - 15 and they were all numbered, and had different coloured labels.
remember these?? I`ve been after these for a few years now, I`ve tried everywhere
you can think of....
These demos were a bit of a mixture...graphics and sound mainly.. one had the King
Tut pic, and another had a colour cycling demo of a waterfall... some had speech,
One I remember had a pic of a skier, and the sample went " be above the rest in
Colorado" and another had Spock saying something.

Hoping you remember them at least ( because everyone I`ve come across doesn`t
remember them at all ) I have one disk back at my parents place in the UK, but it`s
been written over.. and I would love to get my hands on these, in adf format.. just
for posterity
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Old 09 January 2002, 00:08   #2
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Uhm, you allready requested them a time ago I guess : http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?...500+demo+disks
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Old 09 January 2002, 00:30   #3
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Here Here ! much older one
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=49
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Old 09 January 2002, 02:14   #4
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Big grin

sounds to me that the disks you're talking about is the deluxe paint 3 disk... they had the king tut pic and the animated waterfall and stuff... ah i remember them well.
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Old 09 January 2002, 02:22   #5
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I think he's getting his memories mixed up !!

King Tut & The Waterfall are definitley on the Deluxe Paint III examples disk.

But this is well after 1987.

As for the other examples you have listed, I am not sure - they may well indeed be from these 1987 discs.
 
Old 09 January 2002, 06:05   #6
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Memories intact

Nah, I`m not mixed up, yeah, granted the animated waterfall and King Tut are on DP3 but these were on disks that came with my Amiga.. and yes I requested them a while ago.. I just thought I`d ask again, seeing as the site gets alot of new members... all I need is one guy remembering and having them
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Re: Memories intact

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Originally posted by stainy
I just thought I`d ask again, seeing as the site gets alot of new members... all I need is one guy remembering and having them
Then youŽd just had to post into your old thread that it comes back on top, using every time a new thread is ........ uhmmm .... no good
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Old 09 January 2002, 15:40   #8
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Hmmm numbered disks...

Didnt Silica do a special Amiga pack with these.. They always had whole page adverts in the early amiga magazines...

Dont know about Woolworths though..

I seem to remeber the disk labels where Pink.

Anyway if these are the ones you are thinking of then my mates got them and Im going round to see him this friday...

Will let you know..
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Old 09 January 2002, 20:23   #9
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Wahey!

Hey you might be onto something here! I remember getting one of my A500`s from Woolworths ( English shop ) but I can`t remember if it was that I had to return or my C128.
But yeah some of the disks where pink, and I do remember Silica doing something there

Here`s hoping
Anyone know where I might be able to find some scans of the Silica adverts?? ( a long shot I`m sure ) ??
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Old 10 January 2002, 15:35   #10
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Did one of the disks have a Raytraced 'Street' with lots of robots walking their dogs etc... wandering about in it?

I havent seen the disks yet but that memory came to me today.
Tomorrow night I shall collect the disks.
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YES YES

Yes, street and dogs well done matey I`d completely forgotten about that one

THis is looking promising


Thanks very much
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Question Juggler

Was The Juggler also part of the demo set back then? This is so long ago ... well if anyone needs it, I'll upload it.
I've got two versions - one that needs WB (original), the other that autoboots (done by yours truly).
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Even if it was not part of the set the juggler Demo shuld be in EVERY amigans collection. I have not got it so could you up the self boot version please?

Sorry stainy, now some disappointing news....

My mate only had two disks of the set. I think there were a lot more (maybe 10). Anyway they are in the zone..

the disks are..

GAMES - Classic Card & Board Games (Amiga disk 2)
GAMES - Arcade Action and Much More (Amiga disk 3)

They were dumped from the original disks.
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Hooooo :(

Well thanks for these anyway 2 are better than none..
Thanks again
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Re: :(

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Even if it was not part of the set the juggler Demo shuld be in EVERY amigans collection. I have not got it so could you up the self boot version please?
Yes, sure. Even though some time has passed, I did not forget you.
Side-note: this demo is available in bootable version on Warlock's ADF archive. Don't ask me if my version is better ... well yes a bit maybe, because it contains a "light version" of the 1.3 Workbench.
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Ta very much.. Im starting to look at sprites and animation on the GBA so maybe a GBA Juggler demo coming up....
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Bump! still looking for these! I have a couple of adf`s ( Disks 2 & 3 ) after the rest!!
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I`ll bump this right up again!
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hey... this is quite a happy coincidence - I think I know the ones you're referring to, and I'm also looking for the full set, as I'm about to write a detailed article on the history of Gaming Music (from ZX spectrum to modern day music composition).

These disks started my interest in sound and music.

One of the scenes from the disk set has some quite interesting sounds going on to demonstrate the "Paula" chip, so I'd be very interested if anyone knows where to get these disks set from.

Out of the 12 (or is it 15) disks sets I've found 2 from my disk drawer (yes I still keep most of my Amiga disks). I'm unsure if they still work, and I'm unfortunately unskilled in converting these over to adf.

Are these the ones you were referring to or am I totally off the mark?



I've attached a link to the image as well just in case:

http://www.obscuresounds.com/a500_disks.jpg
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