February 4, 2005 at 4:03 pm #29360
Would it be possible to create a section on this board dedicated to preserving Sierra demos? Maybe under the new archives section?
Demos were only ever made to be freely distributed. So my guess is that it wouldn’t be illegal to do so. And there are quite a few demos out there that I never played, and others which I reckon are worth sharing, for example the Space Quest 6 demo, the Freddie Pharkas demo, that talkie Robin Hood demo, all those old AGI demos, etc.
February 4, 2005 at 4:44 pm #29361
Yes, let’s do that. Anyone who has a demo to share, please email me. I will setup a demo page temporarily under the new TSA section. (Eventually the demos will go to the TSA site).
For anyone who has a demo to contribute, let’s first try to get a hold of demos from the original disks that they were on. I’ll ask you to scan the demo disk itself to certain specs (I’ll make a page about that on the TSA area).
Who was it who was working on that disk imaging program? How’s it going? That’s what I’d like to use ideally for doing this.
February 4, 2005 at 4:45 pm #29359
February 5, 2005 at 1:02 am #29362
Brian Provinciano has quite a few on his “The Ultimate AGI & SCI Web Site”, though he now has them hosted through File Planet. I managed to get most of them before he moved them. I have about 32 Megs worth of them. Here is a list of what I have:
I have others that came on many of the game CDs, but I would have to look through them to see what all I have. Let me know if you want any or all of them.
February 5, 2005 at 2:09 am #29363
Great list, Collector. I have some of those too (a couple on their original disks). For now, let’s just get these online for people to enjoy, and worry about original disk archiving later. I’ll send you an email Collector regarding getting these to me. I want to post them up on a page in the TSA area, as opposed to posting them here as an attachment to a message.
If anyone else has alternate demos, please post here.
February 5, 2005 at 3:35 am #29364
> Who was it who was working on that disk imaging program?
That must be me 😉
> How’s it going?
I’ve recently taken some time from the project, working namely on the keyboard processor emulation for an Atari ST emulator (http://leonard.oxg.free.fr/), and a PCjr cartridge dumper (http://www.oldskool.org/pc/tand-em/jripcart/), but I’m about to resume work on Disk2FDI (http://www.oldskool.org/disk2fdi). I should be able to finish the program within a couple of months. Then, I’ll test the program on various disks. But the part to make the best images possible is already fully functional. It only needs some testing.
I have also now collected a fairly complete collection of King’s Quest games for all machines (Apple 2, Apple 2GS, Macintosh, PC, Amiga, ST, even Tandy CoCo3), and will also image all these.
I’ll certainly drop a line here when this is done.
> That’s what I’d like to use ideally for doing this.
Yes, that would definitely be the best. I also think there were some demo disks released for other machines than the PC, but they are probably much rarer.
February 11, 2005 at 7:15 pm #29365
Cool Vincent, keep up the good work. I really look forward to when it’s all good to go.
February 9, 2006 at 2:56 pm #29366
I’ve been hunting and gathering on the net, and going through various CDs. This is what I’ve got so far:
I’ve found possible mutiple demos for some games (i.e. ecoquest II), they may actually be functionally the same but the date stamps and included files are different.
I’m also gathering together all the ‘movie’ demos where I find them, and will also probably make ‘movie’ demos out of the non-playable demos from the above list.
I’m hoping to put them up on my site on a scheduled rotation to prevent my bandwidth from being killed.
February 9, 2006 at 4:05 pm #29367
Collector previously sent me his collection. This looks like a great collection as well. If you can set me up with the files, I’ll finally get a section set up here on this website where they can all be kept and everyone can download them.
November 15, 2006 at 2:31 pm #29368
I thought I had all the versions of the xmas demos. Could anyone tell me what the difference is between the ver1 and ver2 versions listed below? In addition, what is the difference between the 1992 and 1993 versions?