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Old 28 September 2009, 22:36   #21
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My original copy of Amithlon/AmigaOS XL is not a CD-R.
Perhaps glass masters are much cheaper these days, they used to be over £1000.
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You can get 300 pressed CDs including the master for about 500 € here. Given that selling them for 150 $ isn't a bad deal at all
I bought my copy for £95 when it was first released in 2001.
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Old 28 September 2009, 23:44   #22
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Like prowler I bought my two copies when Amithlon first came out - proper pressed CD's.

That was before the whole sordid business came out when A.(st)inc ordered H&P to stop selling followed by Bernie's withdrawal when he realised he'd been had AND could have been personally liable for millions in damages - Yes, our (in)glorious leaders have always been tw*ts...

...It wouldn't surprise me if SoftHut have a big pile of original discs + boxes.
Back in the day H&P + A.(st)inc were together pushing Amithlon hard as the future of the 'classic' Amiga before A.(st)inc had one of their (um, rare?) changes of direction. I bet H&P had loads of discs pressed that didn't sell as well as they expected...

...I have a conspiracy theory to explain what went on if any like to subscribe to such things.

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Old 29 September 2009, 00:04   #23
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i found this

http://www.ann.lu/comments2.cgi?view...category=forum

EDIT: i like post #58

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Old 29 September 2009, 00:23   #24
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What about it? It is a rant over the Amithlon trademark. Nothing to do with the OSXL CD.
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Old 29 September 2009, 00:28   #25
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Meant in addition to the conspiracy theory
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Old 29 September 2009, 00:32   #26
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Ah, I think there was a lot of bad blood around Amithlon.

Can happen with open source stuff when someone else comes in and "takes over" because either they have more time or are better coders.
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In theory GPL prevent this
but there are always exceptions
like sadly Amithlon where commercial software/brand is incl. in the bundle
and all became the loosers...
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Old 29 September 2009, 11:06   #28
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Power Computing sold me a KS 3.1 v40.70 beta for my A3000, a revision which never officially went on sale. I'm pretty sure no Amiga shop pays anyone royalties on KS ROMs anymore, they just warez them.
Well the roms I have bought from GGS-Data at least have nice, professional looking stickers. Oh, and they work, as opposed to the 40.68 roms, when stuck in an A2000 :P
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The stickers on my v40.70beta KS ROM were professional looking with part numbers and Amiga Inc logos. Meaningless.
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I've been convinced for some time that there is a big KS ROM conspiracy. :-)

And agreed, don't pay that much for Amithlon, if anything. I bought my original Amithlon package (complete with a silkscreened, pressed CD-ROM!) before the legal proceedings began, but later Bernie denied HP rights to sell the product.
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