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Old 05 June 2002, 23:27   #21
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It appears that many, if not all, software publishers would come up with the same box and box art for each system, then just put the appropriate system label on the box to denote for Amiga or PC. I have Ultima VI Amiga, but no box, however I do have the PC version in a box and the cover art looks identical.

However I have occasionally noticed that the box can be very different when released here in the the states vs. europe.

Man, I'm gonna have to hook up a scanner and start archiving my boxes to see what I actually have.
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Old 06 June 2002, 12:51   #22
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Aiiee! Sunday! Can't make it!

League pool night!

I have to turn up, really - I'm vice captain. Starts at 7pm. Be there, and play pool.

Another time, chaps. (Better start practicing your Sensi now).

Have fun!
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It's just a suggestion

And besides we are there all day - 11am to about 7pm
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Old 06 June 2002, 13:21   #24
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lol, I know it ain't compulsory.

Just thought it would be fun meeting some of you lot. Funny how you can build up a picture in your mind's eye. Urbane Cody, in his smoking jacket...

Travelling would just take up too much time...
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oooppss. Yeah sorry Cody, im getting my compilations mixed up

It was in the Amiga Challenge compilation with International Sports Challenge and the Cool Croc Twins.
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Originally posted by Andrew oooppss. Yeah sorry Cody, im getting my compilations mixed up

It was in the Amiga Challenge compilation with International Sports Challenge and the Cool Croc Twins.
There are so many comps out there, it's not hard to get confused about what came on which one
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Well, we're back and the show was very good overall!

I discovered that it was organised by Dave Green, an ex-Amiga Power journalist who now does stuff for NTK (www.ntk.net), one of the the groups involved in it all. I told him that I remembered him in AP, but he didn't seem to be too impressed...

There were a wide variety of stalls and on-stage events at the show, including a French man who made a cybernetic parrot sausage, a guy wearing a ZX Spectrum, a sing-a-long about computer/other stuff to "Hey Jude", a presentation about Hollywood and music studios trying to control technology for money, a pro-piracy talk and some Spectrum programming heroes.

fiath and I managed to represent the Amiga quite well (hopefully) - we had a load of Amiga game boxes in a pile for people to check out and an A1200 with loads of WHDLoad installed-games. Unfortunately, a 6 year old child looking like Haley Joel Osment hijacked the A1200 and played it for a large part of the afternoon.

We represented CAPS (the Classic Amiga Preservation Society) and also HOL (our own Hall Of Light games database).

Our stall was in next to the entrance, but also in the same section as The Redundant Technology Initiative (http://www.lowtech.org/ - a passionate guy using old PCs to do creative stuff), C64Audio.com (Chris Abott ran the stall - the guy who did the Back In Time C64 remix CDs) and a quiet university professor-type person who had lots of Sinclair prototype machines.

The only downside was the small number of EAB posters who came along - precisely 1!
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We could only get a cheap camera in time, so we'll have to wait and see if they come out okay (it was quite dark in the hall).
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Unfortunately, a 6 year old child looking like Haley Joel Osment hijacked the A1200 and played it for a large part of the afternoon.
A 6 year old!!? (in a nelson muntz style)HA HA!!:laugh
However my Aunties little kid keeps hogging my computer in that annoying kiddie "can I have a go" fashion! So I can`t really say a lot....Ahem!
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I also get "Can you show me how to play this?" times 100 from my 6 and 8 year old cousins...
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Yup! Then once you've explained it within 5 minutes they exclaim "I'm bored, got anything else!"
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Hello CAPS people. Was great to meet you at the show.
Thanks very much for the Zipstick. My last one broke, and now I have a replacement I am all happy again!

Also, cheers for letting me show my lack of skills at Toki, Bubble Bobble, Pang and others. hehe. Even that 6 year old kid was beating me

I remember i asked him "Which do you prefer, This or Playstation 2" .. to my suprise he anwered the a1200.. after which i returned his sweets.. hehe

I ended up getting quite drunk by the end of the day, and it was all worth it. Great to meet a few old programmers (Nigel Alderton who made Chuckie Egg on speccy, and his mate who did Bombjack and others).

Got some nice goodies from Chris Abbot (C64audio) too.. A nice Tshirt and some cd's.

Right. next event. BIT Live 3 (Details on C64audio.com) I'll be there. Anyone else coming ?
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Hehe, no problem I am glad you did not break that one on the way home! I guess you know what I mean

Even though that 6 year old kid beat you, you must admit - he has some practice! That other guy rocked at BB - I was really impressed.

I don't know about BIT live - I will have to check it out...

Cheers for helping out Cody - it was damn good fun - I have only recovered the last couple of days - it really wore me out!

Photo's will be available soon on the CAPS website - unfortunately we only used half the film (!!) and so I have been trying to use it up - then I need to get it developed... blah blah - if they came out at all - I had no flash.

Anyway, cool show - just sad I didn't get to hear a lot of the talks!
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Oh dear! Somebody else has already taken a photo of us...

I'm the bigger one playing the game, with the really sad T-Shirt. fiath is in the background.

Devil eyes!

http://www.blackbeltjones.com/xcompix_raw/IMG_1653.JPG
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And that's the little brat who hogged the machine all day
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Oh, and here's a picture of another appearance at the show (in video form, only) - the Cybernetic Parrot Sausage:

http://www.zprod.org/zLab/cybWurstFrame.html
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What game were you playing against that little kid in that photo Adrian?
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