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#1 Tempest OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 1, 2005 9:07 AM

Was there ever a store demonstration program for the Atari ST? I love to watch these things, but I haven't been able to locate one for the Atari ST (or STE/Falcon).

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Posted Sat Oct 1, 2005 11:26 AM

Wasnt the Boing demo and some other Amiga rip offs kinda the unofficial store demos?

There was the Cyberspace demo which my local ST store would play.

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Posted Sat Oct 1, 2005 11:53 AM

Most demos tended to be OK for showing on ST or Amiga, just as long as there was no bad language included that was on the screen for a long period of time.

The Lost Boys' 'Ooh Crikey What A Scorcher' was a favourite at my local store on ST, whereas for the Amiga it was more like the Red Sector Megademo.

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Posted Sat Oct 1, 2005 2:38 PM

Most demos tended to be OK for showing on ST or Amiga, just as long as there was no bad language included that was on the screen for a long period of time.

The Lost Boys' 'Ooh Crikey What A Scorcher' was a favourite at my local store on ST, whereas for the Amiga it was more like the Red Sector Megademo.

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I remember the Shiny Bubbles demo running at one local dealer. I think the animated bird was the very first demo I saw. Blew me away to watch that kind of animation then.

The Falcon has some amazing demos. When I bought my first Falcon, (drove all the way to an out of state dealer just to get one!) they were running the TINA demo. Jaw-dropping stuff there...all Falcon too. No Amiga "ripoff" or clone at all. :-)

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Posted Sun Oct 2, 2005 12:12 PM

Most demos tended to be OK for showing on ST or Amiga, just as long as there was no bad language included that was on the screen for a long period of time.

The Lost Boys' 'Ooh Crikey What A Scorcher' was a favourite at my local store on ST, whereas for the Amiga it was more like the Red Sector Megademo.

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I remember the Shiny Bubbles demo running at one local dealer. I think the animated bird was the very first demo I saw. Blew me away to watch that kind of animation then.

The Falcon has some amazing demos. When I bought my first Falcon, (drove all the way to an out of state dealer just to get one!) they were running the TINA demo. Jaw-dropping stuff there...all Falcon too. No Amiga "ripoff" or clone at all. :-)

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Wasn't the Amiga an Atari ripoff if you get my meaning :)

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Posted Sun Oct 2, 2005 2:42 PM

Wasn't the Amiga an Atari ripoff if you get my meaning :)


If you mean the business deal that fell through at the last moments, I suppose you could say that. :-)

Atari and Amiga actually have a lot of history together.

I mean Jay Miner did so much with the Atari 8bits, then did the Amiga. The Tramiels did so much with the Commodore 8bits then would up doing the ST line... kinda odd how things work out sometimes...

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Posted Sun Oct 2, 2005 7:25 PM


Wasn't the Amiga an Atari ripoff if you get my meaning :)


If you mean the business deal that fell through at the last moments, I suppose you could say that. :-)

Atari and Amiga actually have a lot of history together.

I mean Jay Miner did so much with the Atari 8bits, then did the Amiga. The Tramiels did so much with the Commodore 8bits then would up doing the ST line... kinda odd how things work out sometimes...

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Yeah, that is exactly what I was referring to.

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Posted Mon Oct 3, 2005 9:18 AM

Was there ever a store demonstration program for the Atari ST?  I love to watch these things, but I haven't been able to locate one for the Atari ST (or STE/Falcon).

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There were actually several demos for the ST. I have a slew of Demo Discs buried in a box in the closet. I'd have to dig through the box to find what all is there, if folks are interested I can do that.

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Posted Mon Oct 3, 2005 10:57 AM

Are there any Official Atari demos?

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Posted Mon Oct 3, 2005 1:51 PM

Are there any Official Atari demos?

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All the ones I have were official Atari demos. They were included in 2 large boxes of 3 1/2" disks I bought from an ex-Atari developer.

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Posted Thu Oct 6, 2005 4:30 AM

It is interesting! I am very curious what you exactly have

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Posted Fri Oct 7, 2005 11:41 AM

I have a pretty busy weekend planned trying to get the FFL Beta released, but will try to drag that box out of the closet and take some pics. :)

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Posted Sat Oct 8, 2005 5:18 PM

Ok, pulled some of these out tonight. Most are Atari STE demos. They include:

Snowman
Fantasia
Acid
Jungle
4 disk STE Color Demo
Music Demo
Deskset II Demo
A disk of Demos for the TT
Falcon030 Demos
Atari TT Demo TTWars

Haven't given them a go yet, but will try to and let y'all know about 'em.

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Posted Sat Oct 8, 2005 6:12 PM

Ok, pulled some of these out tonight.  Most are Atari STE demos.  They include:

Snowman
Fantasia
Acid
Jungle
4 disk STE Color Demo
Music Demo
Deskset II Demo
A disk of Demos for the TT
Falcon030 Demos
Atari TT Demo TTWars

Haven't given them a go yet, but will try to and let y'all know about 'em.

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If I was ever gonna run a Falcon demo to attract attention, it would have to be Tony Barkers' "Tina" demo. That just rules.... :-)

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Posted Sat Oct 8, 2005 6:42 PM


Wasn't the Amiga an Atari ripoff if you get my meaning :)


If you mean the business deal that fell through at the last moments, I suppose you could say that. :-)

Atari and Amiga actually have a lot of history together.

I mean Jay Miner did so much with the Atari 8bits, then did the Amiga. The Tramiels did so much with the Commodore 8bits then would up doing the ST line... kinda odd how things work out sometimes...

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Yeah, that is exactly what I was referring to.

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Love the 800 and I see shades of the 800 when I was playing with Amigas. :D

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Posted Sat Oct 8, 2005 7:06 PM

Snowman was avail for the ST - That was a really pleasant demo to watch.

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Posted Sat Oct 8, 2005 7:41 PM


Wasn't the Amiga an Atari ripoff if you get my meaning :)


If you mean the business deal that fell through at the last moments, I suppose you could say that. :-)

Atari and Amiga actually have a lot of history together.

I mean Jay Miner did so much with the Atari 8bits, then did the Amiga. The Tramiels did so much with the Commodore 8bits then would up doing the ST line... kinda odd how things work out sometimes...

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Yeah, that is exactly what I was referring to.

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Not to hijack this thread, but please don't tell me you're refering to the missinformation about Jack Tramiel supposedly having a deal with Amiga that fell through the last minute. The deal was with Warner Atari, not Atari Corp. and Tramiel.

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Posted Mon Oct 10, 2005 2:03 PM

I remeber the Snowman well, I like it. What are the demos for TT? I have not seen any TT demo. Can you put some images of the disks somewhere?

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Posted Mon Oct 10, 2005 2:42 PM

I remeber the Snowman well, I like it. What are the demos for TT? I have not seen any TT demo. Can you put some images of the disks somewhere?

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You bet. I was planning on hosting several files I have on my site in the near future. I haven't tried out the TT demos yet (my TT was buried by the FFL Beta supplies), but I plan to give them a go very soon. Will let you know when I try them out and when I have them up for d/load. :)

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Posted Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:47 PM

I loved the Snowman demo. Great for showing off fullscreen movie-like animation.

As far as store demonstrations, I recall seeing Shiny Bubbles (that seemed to be the most popular), the flying bird demo, the Boing demo, and probably a few others. I also recall when the ST was still new that a lot of stores simply left either Time Bandit or Hex in attract mode (since they were the latest and greatest games for the ST at the time). I remember being enthralled with the graphics at the time... definitely blew my 8-bit away. :)

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Posted Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:14 PM

Any update on this? I'd love to play with some of those STE and TT demos...

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Posted Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:29 AM

Any update on this?  I'd love to play with some of those STE and TT demos...

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Haven't had a chance to do anything with these yet, I've been spending all my hours putting together FFL Beta carts. :) Programming alone is 13 mins per chip with 2 per cart. Ugh! I do plan on doing a large update to my website soon and will include these for d/load for everyone.

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Posted Sat Nov 12, 2005 12:56 AM

If you liked the Snowman check this out:

http://nehe.gamedev....ect=the_snowman




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