English Amiga Board Amiga Lore


Go Back   English Amiga Board > Main > Retrogaming General Discussion

 
 
Thread Tools
Old 01 February 2010, 22:09   #1
Cauterize
Registered User
Cauterize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Leeds
Posts: 73
Pre-Release Psygnosis Demo Disks

This topic was in Amiga scene, but im moving it here as I feel its more relevant.

Currently on a mission to rescue some disks from near death with the help of pr0wler at the moment.
So far, due to the bad sectors/headers etc, I have only been able to make custom ADFs using TSGui, as apposed to working ADFs.


First up we have an old pre-release demo of Lemmings. I've put a video of it up on YouTube. Features some new stuff like a different title screen, (what I believe to be) varied music (level 5 has new music if im not mistaken, although not in the video) and new level ordering.

Lemmings Pre-Release Demo
[ Show youtube player ]

Ill take a photo of the disk later.


Secondly, the next successful dump is 'Preview the Beast'. A rolling demo preview of Shadow Of The Beast, interupted with small blurbs about the upcoming game.

Preview The Beast/Shadow Of The Beast Rolling Demo
[ Show youtube player ]


Next up:

'Leander' Demo once I can salvage a bit more of the disk (Only half of the game is there currently refuses to get past the title screen/rolling demo bit)
'Awesome' Rolling Demo (like the Beast one), currently working will be video'd soon.
'Stryx', boots up to the loading screen, but thats all (for now)
'Liberation' currently not working.
'Agony' same again, not working (yet).

Ill most likely send the remaining games over to the god of recovery, pr0wler later on.
Until then, enjoy the videos and look forward to the next few.

PS: Is there bb Code to embed videos into a post?
Cauterize is offline  
AdSense AdSense  
Old 01 February 2010, 22:18   #2
alexh
Thalion Webshrine
alexh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Oxford
Posts: 11,880
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cauterize View Post
Secondly, the next successful dump is 'Preview the Beast'. A rolling demo preview of Shadow Of The Beast, interupted with small blurbs about the upcoming game.

Preview The Beast/Shadow Of The Beast Rolling Demo
[ Show youtube player ]
I dumped this disk and SOTBII disk in WWARP format about 10 years ago. Psygore created WHDload installs for them. Unfortunately my SOTBIII demo disc had gone bad. There is a crack of it on aminet but does not play as I remember. If anyone finds a copy pm me.

I also dumped these Psygnosis demo disks at the same time : Leander, Awesome, Agony, Ork, the Killing Gameshow and possibly more. I could have sworn they were also turned into WHDload installs but I cannot find them...

Last edited by alexh; 01 February 2010 at 22:29.
alexh is offline  
Old 01 February 2010, 22:38   #3
Cauterize
Registered User
Cauterize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Leeds
Posts: 73
Great news! Were many of the others Rolling demos with the small snippets of text on them?

Also, in regards to the Leander demo. Is it playable?
My guess from the half/bad dump I have is that it is meant to be. I can get to the title screen, but not one single button press allows me to advance. The only other part I see is a rolling demo if I leave it for a few minutes (which it then freezes up on eventually).
Cauterize is offline  
Old 01 February 2010, 23:16   #4
alexh
Thalion Webshrine
alexh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Oxford
Posts: 11,880
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cauterize View Post
Were many of the others Rolling demos with the small snippets of text on them?
I think they all were. Maybe not Leander & Agony. But I don't really remember. I'll hunt them down.

I think I also had a Blood Money demo too.

They were not Pre-Release demos. Non of the disks include visuals or audio not in the final game.

I got all my disks at the Psygnosis stand at World of Commodore '92.

I believe that some (all?) the disks were copy protected and so could not be converted into ADFs. But some had build in disk duplicators.
alexh is offline  
Old 01 February 2010, 23:20   #5
Cauterize
Registered User
Cauterize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Leeds
Posts: 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by alexh View Post
I think they all were. Maybe not Leander & Agony. But I don't really remember. I'll hunt them down.

I think I also had a Blood Money demo too.
Wicked! If you find out about Leander, do tell


Quote:
Originally Posted by alexh View Post
They were not Pre-Release demos. Non of the disks include visuals or audio not in the final game.
Lemmings has a different title screen. And you could argue they were pre-release as they were meant for reviewers/demo'ing in the shops prior to the sales
Cauterize is offline  
Old 01 February 2010, 23:25   #6
alexh
Thalion Webshrine
alexh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Oxford
Posts: 11,880
Hmmm... Ok. I got mine at a show after the games were already on sale. (Don't you think rolling demo's would be pretty useless to any reviewer?)

The disk images are no longer on my Amiga hard drive. I'll have to take a look and see if I kept the physical disks. I think they are in my SOTB big box.
alexh is offline  
Old 01 February 2010, 23:41   #7
Cauterize
Registered User
Cauterize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Leeds
Posts: 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by alexh View Post
Hmmm... Ok. I got mine at a show after the games were already on sale. (Don't you think rolling demo's would be pretty useless to any reviewer?)

The disk images are no longer on my Amiga hard drive. I'll have to take a look and see if I kept the physical disks. I think they are in my SOTB big box.
Well, lets call them previewers (or other developers) in this case, would make more sense.
And to add more weight to the story, mine came directly from Stewart Gilray of 21st Century.
Cauterize is offline  
Old 02 February 2010, 00:15   #8
s2325
Zone Friend

s2325's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Gargore
Age: 37
Posts: 17,635
Thank you. In this preview version of Shadow of the Beast collected flasks to the right are different (larger) and 00 numbers should be on the left, not centre.
s2325 is offline  
Old 18 February 2010, 15:03   #9
Psygore
Moderator

Psygore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: France
Posts: 482
Quote:
Originally Posted by alexh View Post
I dumped this disk and SOTBII disk in WWARP format about 10 years ago. Psygore created WHDload installs for them. Unfortunately my SOTBIII demo disc had gone bad. There is a crack of it on aminet but does not play as I remember. If anyone finds a copy pm me.
The version on aminet has missing files. If you could make an image of your beast3 version, maybe I can recover some files.
Quote:
Originally Posted by alexh View Post
I also dumped these Psygnosis demo disks at the same time : Leander, Awesome, Agony, Ork, the Killing Gameshow and possibly more. I could have sworn they were also turned into WHDload installs but I cannot find them...
I have done installs for Agony demo and Awesome demo.
Quote:
Originally Posted by alexh
I think I also had a Blood Money demo too.
It's on the Beast demo disk too.
Psygore is offline  
Old 18 February 2010, 15:17   #10
alexh
Thalion Webshrine
alexh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Oxford
Posts: 11,880
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psygore View Post
If you could make an image of your beast3 version, maybe I can recover some files.
I'll look for it and ORK over the weekend.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Psygore View Post
I have done installs for Agony demo and Awesome demo.
Ah, I knew I sent you more than just SOTB 1 & 2. Thank you again for taking the time to make these installs.
alexh is offline  
Old 18 February 2010, 15:57   #11
s2325
Zone Friend

s2325's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Gargore
Age: 37
Posts: 17,635
Are there any differences in Infiltrator?
s2325 is offline  
Old 19 February 2010, 20:20   #12
Psygore
Moderator

Psygore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: France
Posts: 482
Quote:
Originally Posted by alexh View Post
I'll look for it and ORK over the weekend.


Ah, I knew I sent you more than just SOTB 1 & 2. Thank you again for taking the time to make these installs.
No problem.
I've just made a slave for Ork demo (ipf version).
It would be nice if you have the images of Leander and KGS demo too.
Psygore is offline  
Old 20 February 2010, 14:47   #13
Don_Adan
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Warsaw/Poland
Age: 49
Posts: 915
Someone has Aquaventura demo/preview (original or crack) with David Whittaker music?
This is link to cracktro only:
http://kestra.exotica.org.uk/demo.php?id=17964
Don_Adan is offline  
Old 27 January 2015, 21:43   #14
saimon69
Bedroom musician

 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: los angeles,ca
Posts: 671
Quote:
Originally Posted by Don_Adan View Post
Someone has Aquaventura demo/preview (original or crack) with David Whittaker music?
This is link to cracktro only:
http://kestra.exotica.org.uk/demo.php?id=17964
Am looking for that one too!
saimon69 is offline  
Old 10 May 2015, 08:38   #15
Ktulu
 
Posts: n/a
Hi,
I have this Aquaventura preview disk. The format is non standard.
I've managed to make disk images with MFMWarp and Wwarp. If someone is interested by getting them, just tell me where to upload them.
 
Old 10 May 2015, 10:24   #16
whitegiant89
Lone CBM user

whitegiant89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Atherton / Australia
Age: 46
Posts: 136
Send a message via MSN to whitegiant89 Send a message via Skype™ to whitegiant89
upload them to the Zone Ktulu
whitegiant89 is offline  
Old 10 May 2015, 11:05   #17
Ktulu
 
Posts: n/a
OK, files are in ~Uploads/Ktulu/
 
Old 10 May 2015, 11:19   #18
Ktulu
 
Posts: n/a
I have also uploaded the adf version dirk_the_daring made right now from this file !
Big thanks to him.

edit : nick name used to protect the innoncents

Last edited by Ktulu; 10 May 2015 at 13:54.
 
Old 10 May 2015, 13:20   #19
dirk_the_daring
Registered User

dirk_the_daring's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Alicante / Spain
Posts: 117
Better you can thank to dirk_the_daring here , again, it was very easy to convert, just some Y key pressing

Last edited by dirk_the_daring; 10 May 2015 at 13:27.
dirk_the_daring is offline  
Old 10 May 2015, 19:07   #20
Superman
Registered User

Superman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Wakefield
Age: 42
Posts: 621
Its great that this has finally surfaced. I tried the ADF in WinUAE on a 1mb A500 setting and it seems to slowdown and have graphic corruption. I'm not sure if its the original disk that was damaged or if its WinUAE that doesn't like the file.

Superman is offline  
AdSense AdSense  
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lemmings Pre-Release Demo (Dated from 1990) Cauterize Amiga scene 13 23 January 2017 19:09
Kalashnikov (Custodian pre-release) Mark Wright request.Old Rare Games 0 03 August 2012 02:57
Benefactor Pre Release? BarryB support.Games 4 30 December 2011 23:56
Twintris Pre-Release tomcat666 request.Old Rare Games 2 23 April 2004 11:34
p.OS Pre-Release ijelorriaga request.Apps 0 22 March 2002 22:51

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 18:50.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Page generated in 0.26165 seconds with 11 queries