Click Here
home features news forums classifieds faqs links search
6071 members 
Amiga Q&A /  Free for All /  Emulation /  Gaming / (Latest Posts)



Lost Password?

Don't have an account yet?
Register now!

Your support is needed and is appreciated as is primarily dependent upon the support of its users.

Main sections
OS4 Zone
IRC Network
AmigaWorld Radio
Top Members
Amiga Dealers
About Us
Terms of Service

IRC Channel
Ports: 1024,5555, 6665-6669
SSL port: 6697
Channel: #Amigaworld
Channel Policy and Guidelines

Who's Online
49 crawler(s) on-line.
 48 guest(s) on-line.
 2 member(s) on-line.

 BigD,  pjhutch

You are an anonymous user.
Register Now!
 BigD:  0 secs ago
 pjhutch:  50 secs ago
 t0lkien:  7 mins ago
 SOFISTISOFTWARE:  24 mins ago
 pixie:  40 mins ago
 Karlos:  56 mins ago
 Everblue:  1 hr 23 mins ago
 BSzili:  2 hrs 35 mins ago
 Hypex:  3 hrs 26 mins ago
 Massi:  3 hrs 32 mins ago

Announcement   Announcement :  Order software from DiscreetFX and win a free SGI system
   posted by DiscreetFX on 25-Aug-2004 11:00:13 (2428 reads)
Any order placed in Aug and Sept 2004 for DiscreetFX software gets entered into a drawing to win a free SGI O2 system. This system was used to develop the Video Toaster [2], VT[3] & Amiga Video Toaster Flyer version of Spontaneous Combustion. This system includes video/audio in/out so it can be an input or output to the SX-8 on your VT[3]! More information about the SGI O2 can be found here.

This system sold for well over $5000 new and cost DiscreetFX almost $4000. Enjoy a piece of computer history and experience the fun excitement of having a real SGI in your studio. System has Irix 6.4 already installed and is ready to capture video/audio. System includes SCSI hard drive, RAM, CD-ROM drive, mouse, keyboard and everything needed to boot and run. You have to supply your own monitor but it will work with any modern PC monitor or HDTV.

Many open-source and freeware graphics tools exist for SGI

There is even a version of Photoshop, & Illustrator for it.

Pictures of the computer you can win will be on the DiscreetFX website in a few hours and the contest winner will be announced at the end of September. The winner of this system will get to enjoy a piece of DiscreetFX history and can even have the system signed by DiscreetFx staff if they want. Please call if you have any questions.

Best regards

Bill Panagouleas

Related Links
· More about Announcement
· News by DiscreetFX

Printer Friendly Page  Send this Story to a Friend

Re: Order software from DiscreetFX in Aug and Sept 2004 and
Posted on 25-Aug-2004 13:29:34
#1 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 18-Dec-2002
Posts: 5647
From: Italy

Wow! This is a great idea! Really interesting.

Ehi mods, make the discreetfx url clickable


 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Re: Order software from DiscreetFX in Aug and Sept 2004 and
Posted on 25-Aug-2004 13:34:09
#2 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 10-Mar-2003
Posts: 8042

Great Machine but sadly waaaay to little software or too hard to find and very expensive....

good job discreet fx! , hope someone will make it now.


See my blog and collection website! .

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Re: Order software from DiscreetFX in Aug and Sept 2004 and
Posted on 25-Aug-2004 15:44:55
#3 ]
Regular Member
Joined: 18-Sep-2003
Posts: 195
From: UK

You can find loads of SGI stuff here btw NekoChan

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Re: Order software from DiscreetFX in Aug and Sept 2004 and
Posted on 26-Aug-2004 6:19:59
#4 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 12-Feb-2003
Posts: 2260
From: Chicago, IL

Thanks for the kind words Toaks. A few customers have asked us if we are getting out of the SGI software development business. The answer is no, we still have 4 other SGI machines (two more O2s and two Octanes). We just don't need five machines thats all, one had to go and I thought it would be a nice idea to give it away for free to one of our customers.

We still have contracts with SGI to develop more software for them and we still value thier business with us. Amiga OS is our fav operating system of choice though.

Best regards



Sent from my Quantum Computer.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Re: Order software from DiscreetFX in Aug and Sept 2004 and
Posted on 27-Aug-2004 7:36:49
#5 ]
Team Member
Joined: 15-May-2003
Posts: 4523
From: The Netherlands

Would be nice to have such a machine in the collection.


Can't get enough of me?
The Bucket Diary Blog
The Bucket Diary Twitter Account

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Re: Order software from DiscreetFX and win a free SGI syste
Posted on 29-Aug-2004 19:07:42
#6 ]
Regular Member
Joined: 10-Mar-2003
Posts: 207
From: Unknown

I used to work with an O2 3 years ago when I needed a Unix machine and everyone else in the lab were with wintels. It was the most powerful Unix machine we had outside our SPARC Sun web server. Nobody dared to touch the SGIs back then (they were just leftovers from an older era) and the available software was getting rather old (Photoshop 4 and Netscape 4). But the SCSI drive, the RISC CPU (MIPS R12000), the UMA (Unified Memory Architecture) and the robust OS (Irix 6.5) formed an efficient system which performed better than expected. And the case was a beauty. Definetely a collectable item.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
[ home ][ about us ][ privacy ] [ forums ][ classifieds ] [ links ][ news archive ] [ link to us ][ user account ]
Copyright (C) 2000 - 2019 was originally founded by David Doyle