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OTHER AMIGA SOFTWARE


INTRODUCTION

With the Windows operating system dictating my computer work for the forseeable future, I've got little time for my Amiga - and its boxes of associated software, disks and magazines. Therefore I'll gladly part with all or most of the following - for a reasonable price. This page therefore contains details of my non-original Amiga software and magazines - with the software falling into the following categories:

1) UTILITIES - Productivity software packages that I've bought
2) GAMES - Game packages that I've bought ami-check
3) MAGAZINE COVER-DISKS - "free" with magazines that I've bought
4) DISK MAGAZINES - "magazines" distributed in the form of disks
5) PUBLIC DOMAIN - Public domain disks that I've collected
6) DOWNLOADS - software dowloads from BBBs and the internet
7) ADULTS ONLY - Disks and collections - old and new

UTILITIES

I've used a lot of these for producing material for my "AVS-Amiga" disks. Some of the complicated software (e.g. Director, Deluxe Video, Videoscape) has proven too difficult or demanding to even get me to start using them.

(a) 1988-93 (Workbench 1.2-1.3):

      - WINDOW PRINT II              - VIDEOSCAPE 3D
      - THE DIRECTOR                 - MODELER 3D  
      - PROSOUND DESIGNER            - FANTAVISION
      - DIGI-PAINT 3                 - PHOTON PAINT
      - DELUXE VIDEO 2 & 3           - MOVIESETTER
      - DELUXE-MUSIC CONST.SET       - KINDWORDS 2.0
      - DELUXE PAINT III             - TEXTCRAFT PLUS
      - AUDIO-MASTER 2, 4.           - ROCK'N'ROLL (for DMCS)
      - MUGICIAN                     - HYPERBOOK                     
      - DEMO-MAKER                   - OCTAMED 1, 2, 3, 4
      - 3D CONSTRUCTION SET          - AUDIO ENGINEER 2
      - AMIGA ACTION CARTRIDGE I     - VIDI-AMIGA & VIDI-RGB (problems under WB 3.0) 

 (b) 1993-now (WB 3.0):

      - DELUXE MUSIC 2               - ALTER AUDIO (MIDI interface + Tiger Cub)
      - TERMITE TCP                  - IBROWSE  

GAMES: (Collected 1988-93 - some won't run under WB 2.0-3.1) 
      - SENTINEL                     - ROMANTIC ENCOUNTERS AT THE DOME
      - JET (+ Japan scenery disk)   - IT CAME FROM THE DESERT
      - ROCKET RANGER                - TEST DRIVE II (plus Scenery disk)
      - BATTLE CHESS                 - INTERPHASE
      - ARCHIPELIGOS                 - TERRORPODS/BARBARIAN/OBLITERATOR
      - LEISURE SUIT LARRY 1         - EMMANUELLE
      - CASTLE MASTER                - F-29 RETALIATOR
      - DAMOCLES (+ mission-disk)    - SHADOW OF THE BEAST
      - CARRIER COMMAND

MAGAZINE COVER-DISKS

With the exception of "Amiga Plus", all these magazines are/were English in origin - why this is, I don't know. I would have liked to include full details of the contents of these disks - but, for the most part, I haven't catalogued them. For the most part, I rely on my memory to even know that I have them. Unfortunately, the magazines have used different means of numbering their disks. Thus, some are in sequential number, others are listed according to the month and year of the magazine they came with. Where I've listed a year, followed by numbers from 1 to 12, this indicates the months.

AMIGA COMPUTING

 - 1989: 12
 - 1990: 7, 8, 9, 10
 - 1991: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12
 - 1992: 1,2,5, (various - unnumbered)
 - 1993: (unnumbered) 11, 12, Xmas
 - 1994: 1, 3, 4, 5, 8
 - 1995: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, Xmas          
 - 1996: 3, 8, 11, Xmas
 - 1997: 4

AMIGA FORMAT

 - FEB.'89 (ST/AMIGA FORMAT)
 - SINGLE COVERDISKS: 5, 6, 9, 11 - 19, 22, 23, 25 - 30,
 - (various unnumbered) 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 48,
 - DOUBLE/TRIPLE SETS: 51-58, 62, 65, 66, 67, 71, 77, 84, 86, 96

AMIGA PLUS MAGAZINE

 - OCT/NOV'89, APR/MAY'90, AUG/SEP'90.

AMIGA SHOPPER

 1994 - 1, 4
 1995 - 1, 8, 11
 1996 - 3, 11, 12

AMIGA USER INTERNATIONAL

 - Hyper-disks 2, 4 - 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 16, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30,
 - 32, 37, 38, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 
 - 53, 54, 55, 56, 59, 60, 71, 72, 73, 74, 85, 86

C.U. MAGAZINE/COLLECTION

 - Disks 1 to 8, 11, 14, 15, 18, 19,
 - 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 36, 37, 40
 - 45-50, 51-57, 62-65, 70-75, 
 - 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 98, 99, 100,
 - 101, 102, 103, 106, 107, 117, 118, 119, 120, 123
 - 1996: 1,6
 - 1997: 3, 4

PUBLIC DOMAIN MAGAZINE

 (tri-format disks, for Amiga/ST/IBM):
 Cover-disks 5 (damaged) and 6.

THE ONE MAGAZINE

 - Blasteroids Demo, Rick Dangerous#2 Demo,
   E.Motion (full game), Elf + Gem'x Demos.

DISK-MAGAZINES


  The idea of selling magazines in the form of a disk was a good one. However
  the idea never really took off. Sales in comparison to printed magazines was
  always poor and all of these "magazines" folded after a time.

AUSTRALIAN

 AMI-DISK: 1-3 (the Australian Amiga User Association's bi-monthly disk).

 HOTDISK: (a short-lived "adults only" magazine that I once contributed to):

             - HOTDISK 2, 3, 4 ("Adults Only" - last issue, late 1989);
             - DIGIPIX   (2 disks of digitised pics - for my use only);
             - DPIII ANIMATIONS (ditto - 2 disks, one animation is "AO").

 MAXI-DISK: Issue No.s 1, 2, 3 (2 disks each).

 MEGADISC: - 1, 3, 9, 12 through to 27 (to be checked)
           - MEGADOS, PD-DISK CATALOGUE (both early and new catalogues).

AMERICAN

 A.X. MAGAZINE DISKS - VOL. 3, Issue 3 (2 disks),
 (AMIGA ANIMATION)   - VOL. 4, Issue 3 (3 disks).
                     - VOL. 4, Issue 11 (3 disks).

 JUMPDISK: October, 1989; November, 1990; May-June, Aug 1991 - Feb 1992.

PUBLIC-DOMAIN DISKS

These have been either ordered by me (in return for disks I've sent to PD-distributors) or offered to me (as an incentive to me to send my own disks back to other people). Most of the "adult" disks fall into this latter category.

Brief descriptions (and - where applicable - "ratings" out of 10) for the disks have been given - in order to assist readers in their selections. The ratings are based on my own critical-evaluations of the disks (according to their respective types) and, no doubt, people will disagree with some of my "marks" - whether they're worth debating is another matter. All ratings are as at 1990-91 - obviously things have changed since.

As the years go by, I occasionally get the urge to start wiping these disks, and use them for other purposes. I've resisted the urge so far, but unless someone out there expresses an interest in them, they may well end up this way.

- FISH DISKS: 11, 44, 58, 72, 82, 87, 90, 106, 112, 115, 116, 118, 122, 126,
              132, 133, 134, 146, 162, 167, 170, 182, 184, 188, 196, 206, 234,
              253, 255, 269, 274, 300, 307, 315, 321, 337, 347, 354, 355, 359,
              363, 411, 417, 428, 441, 451, 452, 466, 498, 501, 510, 521, 523,
              537, 539, 540, 541, 542, 543, 569, 580, 585 . An "Aquarium Disk"
              - with listings of contents of disks 1-540, is also available.

- TOPIK DISKS: 5, 12, 15, 17, 19, 27.

- OTHER "FAMOUS NAME" PD DISKS: - TBAG No.s 22, 25 and 40 (A+B)
                                - AMICUS 23 (lots of DMCS stuff)
                                - FAUG 8 (with R-rated(?) pics)
                                - AMIGA-OZ: 1, 6, 9, and 27

- CATALOGUE DISKS: - MEGADISC (June '91 & late '89 versions)
                   - Crazy Joe's PD (June, 1991) }
                   - AMIGANUTS (September, 1990) }(English)
                   - 17-BIT SOFTWARE (March '90) }

- S.S.C.U.G. ("my" club) DISKS: - "Creative Computing": 2 (2 disks) and 3,
				- "PD Catalogue": 4 disks.

- GENERAL/UTILITY DISKS 1990-92:

      9  - MED v.3.11 (NZ-made bootable disk)
      7  - ST:00 (new - with various programs)
      7  - AUDIO ENGINEER (Music-sampler demo)
      7  - MED v.3.00 (original music-program)
      7  - MS-UTES (PD-programs: Megadisc UT155)
      7  - NOISEPLAYER (multi-player & songs)
      6  - MAGNETIC-PAGES (Hyperbook-like demo)
      6  - RIPPERS (various "ripping" programs)
      6  - MED v.2.10 (original music-program)
      5  - ICON WORKDISK (4 and 8-colour icons)
      5  - PARADISE SOUND-SYSTEM (for ST-mods)
      4  - DEMO CREATORS (Intros and demos)
      4  - HACKERS ETHIC ACTION REPLAY (u/k files)
      4  - MISC. INTROS (Intros for disks)
      4  - OKTALYZER (8-channel music program)
      3  - PREVIEW 1.4 (Workbench upgrade)
      3  - SOUNDTRACKER DISKS ST:00-05, ST-SONGS
      2  - HCS INTRO-DISK (D.I.Y. Intros)

- MUSIC-DISKS 1990-91:

      7  - CLASSIX 1 & 2 (2 disks of "classical" Sonix music)
      2  - ST MODULES (4 disks of so-called "modern" ST-music)

- MEGADEMOS (MUSIC): (first mark is for music, second is for graphics)
  NB: Very few of these will run properly under Workbench 2.0 - 3.1.

      7 7  - CRUSADERS' BACTERIA (a favourie of mine)
      6 7  - CRYPTOBURNERS#9: CD (nice graphics/music)
      6 7  - MUSIC DREAM 1 (animated keyboard-display)
      5 2  - TIME TRAVELLER (simple tunes, but nice)
      4 2  - RANDOM ACCESS MUSIC (very early megademo)
      3 7  - AVENGER MEGADEMO (multi-featured graphics)
      3 7  - GENESIS: THE DISCMAN (a nice Aussie demo)
      3 6  - BLOODSUCKERS DEMO (very "techno" music)
      3 5  - QUICKSILVER: ULTRASOUNDS#10 ("metallic")
      3 2  - JARRE: DESTINATION DOCKLANDS (+slideshow)
      2 3  - BYTERAPERS MUZZAX #2 ("so-so" megademo)
      2 3  - THE FLASH-TEAM #2 (even more "so-so")
      1 6  - MAHONEY & KAKTUS #2 (nice graphic-job)
      1 4  - SYMBIOSIS: DEPECHE MODE (is this music?)
      1 3  - BYTERAPERS MUZZAX #4 (not getting better)
      1 2  - BYTERAPERS MUZZAX #6 (just getting worse)
      1 2  - CRUSADERS: PROJECT BEAT (come a long way)
      1 2  - MAGNETIC FIELDS: CHIP MUSIC (err, yes...)
      0 0  - SYMBIOSIS Depeche Mode songs (died: virus)

- MEGADEMOS (ART/ANIMATION) 1990-91:

      8  - SCOOPEX: MENTAL HANGOVER (attitude+)
      7  - NEW-TEK: DEMO-REEL 2 (2 disk advert)
      6  - BUDBRAIN MEGADEMO (2 disks, various)
      5  - KYLIE MINOGUE (2 disks, pics+music)
      5  - SPACE GRAPHICS (digitised slideshow)
      5  - STEALTH-BOMBER ANIMS (short cartoons)
      3  - TRIP TO MARS (1986-7 Aegis-animation)
      2  - TIRENNO ANIMATION (ray-traced anim.)

DOWNLOADS

I spent about six months on local BBSs before I felt comfortable enough to get up onto the internet. In that time I collected a large amount of software and individual files. Sometimes programs were collected for my immediate use, and others were either for future use (e.g. sofware for the internet) or in case I ever felt the need to use it. This practice has continued after I got my internet connection.

ADULTS ONLY


  (a) Public Domain - collected 1990-1992 (ratings as at 1992):

  Readers should contact me if they want details of these - file-format
  for most disks is IFF-pictures - though some disks feature animations
  or digitised sounds instead. I haven't looked at these for years.

  (b) Bulletin-board scavengings - collected mid 1997 - early 1998:

  I've compiled a selection of the best pics I could find on various BBSs,
  then sorted, classified, graded, cut out any text or advertising, and
  finally converted any 'strays' to JPG format. Without going into sordid
  details, the final disks have been compiled into various categories:

    female, female+female, female+male, group (various), position/activity,
    female+object, female+animal, male, male+male, celebrities, manga.

  I've also collected assorted animations. Now that I'm finally connected
  to the net, I've got plenty of better things to do - though I do still
  collect the occasional file. On the whole, I find that my collection is
  better and broader than most of the 'adult' sites I've seen on the net.

UPDATES & REDISTRIBUTION

I don't intend to update the above lists, unless something really significant comes my way. Ideally, I'd like someone to offer to buy most of this stuff. Having a few thousand less disks around the place would sure make it look neater - to say nothing of the many boxes full of Amiga magazines. In the meantime, if anyone would like copies or originals of any of this stuff, then please contact me.

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