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scuzz 
I have 12769 Amiga Disks
Posted on 25-Aug-2017 14:57:59
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From: New Forest United Kingdom

I have spent the last month or so going through all my Amiga disk boxes, games boxes and software boxes in a bid to collate a list of all my Amiga disks so that in future when I need something I can put my hands on it quickly. Many of the disks are backed up so I can fire up the A4000d and get a copy generally. However, disks come with baggage or paper generally. Often it's the paperwork, the serial numbers, the instructions that are just as valuable. So being able to track everything down was always going to be very beneficial to me and so I set too putting together a list. I had thought I had pretty well completed the process and was ready to formalise the list. However, there were still a number of plastic containers with boxed software and games that I hadn't opened up.

I decided to venture deep into the plastic stacked tubs and man was that a difficult challenge. I really was amazed at just how many games and software boxes still had disks inside. I am sure there are a number still lost within various boxes but I am relatively comfortable that I almost have a definitive list now of all my disks and the final number now stands at ....

... 12769 which is an increase of 411 disks from my last count. I may add a few disks later but not many. When you reflect on the volume of software and games for the Amiga, even from my humble collection, it is truly amazing that the Amiga did not outlast the other platforms. None really could hold a candle to the vast library of software and games in the early nineties for the Amiga. What truly amazed me was seeing just how much early software there was for the Amiga dating 1986. The world appeared to be prepared for the Amiga and relished in the opportunities the platform provided. Such a shame it all had to end. So sad.

By the way.. the reason I can never be sure I have a full list is because, as just happened, I opened a boxed Village Tronic Pablo Video Encoder and inside found Main Actor Professional v1.0 1994, Village Tronic Install Encoder Install Picasso II - Treiber, Install Demo Anim 1 , Install Demo Anim 2, Install Demo Anim 3. I have so many boxes for kit that have disks with them.

Here is the very last section of the list as a taste of what I have.

12694: Amiga Logo British Commodore-Amiga Carl Sassenrath 1989 [ boxed ]
12695: Amiga Logo British Commodore-Amiga Carl Sassenrath 1989 [ copy ]
12696: Organize! MSS Micro Systems Software 1986 [ boxed ]
12697: Organize! MSS Micro Systems Software 1986 [ copy ]
12698: Transwrite Word Processor Gold Disk 1991 [ boxed ]
12699: Transwrite Word Processor Gold Disk 1991 [ copy ]
12700: Final Copy II Softwood FCProgram_II 1991-92 [ boxed ]
12701: Final Copy II Softwood FCSystem_2.0 1991-92 [ boxed ]
12702: Final Copy II Softwood FCSystem_1.3 1991-92 [ boxed ]
12703: Final Copy II Softwood FCMoreFonts 1991-92 [ boxed ]
12704: Final Copy II Softwood FCThesaurus 1991-92 [ boxed ]
12705: Final Copy II Softwood FCSpeller 1991-92 [ boxed ]
12706: DeluxeVideo EA 1986 Maker Key Disk [ boxed ]
12707: DeluxeVideo EA 1986 Parts and Utilities Disk [ boxed ]
12708: DeluxePaint by Dan Silva EA 1986 [ boxed ]
12709: Amiga Textcraft v1.1 [ folder book ]
12710: Digita Wordworth v1.1 1991 Wordworth [ boxed ]
12711: Digita Wordworth v1.1 1991 WordworthDict [ boxed ]
12712: Digita Wordworth v1.1 1991 WordworthExtras [ boxed ]
12713: Digita Wordworth v1.1 1991 WordworthPrinterFonts [ boxed ]
12714: PD NBS PU 048 Dynamite Fonts II
12715: PD NBS PU 049 Dynamite Fonts
12716: PD NBS PU 059 DFontSt Surfaces
12717: PD Goldstar catalogue
12718: PD ByteBack AF.01 Fonts
12719: PD ByteBack AF.03 Fonts
12720: PD Crazy Joe's 441 Font#1
12721: Digita Home Accounts 1988
12722: VizaSoftware Desktop VizaWrite Personal Wordprocessor 1987 [ boxed ]
12723: The Works Platinum Edition Micro-Systems Software 1988 Disk 1 [ boxed ]
12724: The Works Platinum Edition Micro-Systems Software 1988 Disk 2 [ boxed ]
12725: The Works Platinum Edition Micro-Systems Software 1988 Disk 3 [ boxed ]
12726: The Works Platinum Edition Micro-Systems Software 1988 Disk 1 [ boxed ]
12727: The Works Platinum Edition Micro-Systems Software 1988 Disk 2 [ boxed ]
12728: The Works Platinum Edition Micro-Systems Software 1988 Disk 3 [ boxed ]
12729: Spritz Glacier Technologies 1989 [ sleeve folder ]
12730: Spritz Glacier Technologies 1989 [ copy ]
12731: Deluxe Paint II EA Key Disk Only [ boxed ]
12732: Deluxe Paint III EA Program [ BIG boxed ]
12733: Deluxe Paint III EA Art [ BIG boxed ]
12734: Deluxe Paint III EA Animation [ BIG boxed ]
12735: ComicSetter Gold Disk Program Disk v1.0 [ boxed ]
12736: ComicSetter Gold Disk General Clip Art 1988 [ boxed ]
12737: ComicSetter Gold Disk Program Disk v1.0 [ copy ]
12738: ComicSetter Gold Disk General Clip Art 1988 [ copy ]
12739: ComicSetter Commodore A590 Software Installation Boot from DFO
12740: Deluxe Paint IV EA 1985-91 Program Disk [ boxed ]
12741: Deluxe Paint IV EA 1985-91 Art 1 Disk [ boxed ]
12742: Deluxe Paint IV EA 1985-91 Art 2 Disk [ boxed ]
12743: Deluxe Video III EA 1985-91 Bonus Utilities Disk[ boxed ]
12744: Deluxe PhotoLab EA 1988 Art Disk [ boxed ]
12745: Deluxe Paint V EA Program [ boxed ]
12746: Deluxe Paint V EA Media [ boxed ]
12747: Deluxe Paint V EA Extras [ boxed ]
12748: Deluxe Paint V EA Examples [ boxed ]
12749: Fantavision Domark [ boxed ]
12750: 3D Construction Kit Domark 1991 with video [ boxed ]
12751: James Pond 1992 Millenium [ boxed ]
12752: RoboCop 2 Hit Squad 1990 Orion Pictures [ boxed ]
12753: Super Hang On Hit Squad 1987 Sega Enterprises [ boxed ]
12754: Super Hang On Hit Squad 1987 Sega Enterprises [ copy ]
12755: Castle Master On Hit Squad 1990 New Dimension [ boxed ]
12756: Ghostbusters II Hit Squad 1989 Columbia Pictures Disk 1 [ boxed ]
12757: Ghostbusters II Hit Squad 1989 Columbia Pictures Disk 2 [ boxed ]
12758: Sorcery Plus 1988 Virgin Games [ boxed ]
12759: Paperboy Elite [ boxed ]
12760: S.T.U.N.Runner Hit Squad 1990 Tengen [ boxed ]
12761: Arkanoid Revenge of DoH Hit Squad 1988 Taito [ boxed ]
12762: Video Kid 1992 Gremlin Graphics Disk 1 [ boxed ]
12763: Video Kid 1992 Gremlin Graphics Disk 2 [ boxed ]
12764: Pro Tennis Tour Hit Squad 1989 Ubi Soft [ boxed ]
12765: Ultimate Golf 1991 Gremlin Graphics [ boxed ]
12766: Cannon Fodder 2 1994 Sensible Software Virgin Disk 1
12767: Cannon Fodder 2 1994 Sensible Software Virgin Disk 2
12768: Cannon Fodder 2 1994 Sensible Software Virgin Disk 3
12769: demo ACid AciD acID !!!

PS: There are no disks available for download on my website. So it really is not worth going to look. I cannot validate the legal ownership of any disks and therefore make none available. In truth my collection has never been about data, it has been about the actual physical aspect of the Amiga and the wonderful products that supported it. To have and to hold....

Thanks for reading

scuzz
http://www.scuzzscink.com/amiga/a_amiga_inframe.htm

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pavlor 
Re: I have 12769 Amiga Disks
Posted on 25-Aug-2017 15:04:43
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@scuzz

Wow! If my math is correct, when stacked in one line, these disks would reach more than 38 m!

Last edited by pavlor on 25-Aug-2017 at 03:04 PM.

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scuzz 
Re: I have 12769 Amiga Disks
Posted on 25-Aug-2017 20:00:17
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Joined: 30-May-2004
Posts: 254
From: New Forest United Kingdom

@pavlor

I haven't checked end to end but if you stack them vertical as I do you get approx 92 disks per foot and that would be 138 feet. A disk is approx 3.31mm thick ... that's 304.8 divided by 92. I simply measured the depth of one drawer I have them stacked in.

Just checking end to end a disk flat is 93mm so thats 12769 x 93mm = 1187517 or 3896 ft

Interestingly I have a box of Imation 3M 8" SS SD disks here sealed and unopened. Had disks been this size I would never have bothered. Also I much prefer floppy disks to CDs. I have all my AF and CU CDs stacked and they really take up so much space.

These vids are fun..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrIvu3w458Q

scuzz

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klx300r 
Re: I have 12769 Amiga Disks
Posted on 25-Aug-2017 20:46:00
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From: Toronto, Canada

way to go scuzz! great work to document all your Amiga software & gear, your site is a joy to browse through

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scuzz 
Re: I have 12769 Amiga Disks
Posted on 30-Aug-2017 17:54:53
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From: New Forest United Kingdom

@klx300r

You may like these then

The Spring of 2017

http://www.scuzzscink.com/amiga/scuzzblog_august17/scuzzblogdaugust17_3001.htm

http://www.scuzzscink.com/amiga/scuzzblog_august17/scuzzblogdaugust17_3002.htm

http://www.scuzzscink.com/amiga/scuzzblog_august17/scuzzblogdaugust17_3003.htm

http://www.scuzzscink.com/amiga/scuzzblog_august17/scuzzblogdaugust17_3004.htm

http://www.scuzzscink.com/amiga/scuzzblog_august17/scuzzblogdaugust17_3005.htm

http://www.scuzzscink.com/amiga/scuzzblog_august17/scuzzblogdaugust17_3006.htm


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daveyw 
Re: I have 12769 Amiga Disks
Posted on 30-Aug-2017 20:27:08
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From: New Zealand

@scuzz

Awww, man...

I am currently in the process of clearing out my late father's house. When I moved out, I took my A1200T and only a fraction of my old software. So I have to make a decision to keep or chuck out alot of my old disks, games, books and magazines, including 2 A500s and probably the most influential book I ever read in my life, the Atari 130XE manual!

Not an easy choice to make.

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