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Internet News   Internet News : Amiga Demoscene Archive: new demos added.
   posted by z5 on 4-Sep-2003 10:58:25 (2270 reads)
Amiga Demoscene Archive was updated with these 3 productions:

- 212/Madwizards (ppc demo from 2001)
- High Anxiety/Abyss (68k demo from 1995)
- Copper Master/Angels (68k demo from 1990).


Currently at 294 productions with 2887 screenshots. Enjoy...
    

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Re: Amiga Demoscene Archive: new demos added.
Posted on 4-Sep-2003 15:44:46
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As webmaster of A.D.A., i would like to ask a question:

What is wrong/missing from the site that people don't want to get active and vote? Am i doing something wrong or are there any things i should do more?

I have nearly 40000 hits (not pageviews), the guestbook seems really positive and generally people seem to like the website. Or do i have the wrong opinion?

Considering the fact that voting for the demos takes so little time and that it would add so much to the site, i don't understand it.

Or are there not much people interested in demos anymore?

So ppl, why don't you vote for the demos?

Any opinions, tips,... are welcome.


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Re: Amiga Demoscene Archive: new demos added.
Posted on 4-Sep-2003 15:55:05
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Nope your site is excellent! I think the problem is a) people
like to, for lack of a better word (and this includes me), leech
or b) too lazy? Maybe you should have a registration system
which would permit downloads but would also require votes to be able
to make further downloads. ie some sort of rewards system..

Just a thought..

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Quote:
Nope your site is excellent! I think the problem is a) people
like to, for lack of a better word (and this includes me), leech
or b) too lazy? Maybe you should have a registration system
which would permit downloads but would also require votes to be able
to make further downloads. ie some sort of rewards system..

Just a thought..


thanks, Bodie but i'm still puzzled You say yourself that you are too lazy to vote which takes about a minute or two, yet you are in the top 10 of active people on this site Hmmm...

There is a lot of work going on behind ADA to get the info, to get the screens, to convert them, to do the code for the database,... Yet it doesn't seem to be enough to convince people to add something to it themselves.

Someday i will just give up, just as many other websites have done...

But enough . Must reach 300 now


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Re: Amiga Demoscene Archive: new demos added.
Posted on 4-Sep-2003 18:36:14
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@z5:

I agree with the sentiments of Bodie too, I think the A.D.A site is great and an excellent resource for those old Amiga Demos. The screenshots provide a good view of the demo before you grab it which is a welcome thing.

However as Bodie said, I do believe most people are just too lazy to take the time to place a vote - just look at any of the download links we have here too, and you'll find hundreds of downloads for a file, and only 1 or 2 votes cast if that.

I too am guilty of not voting, having grabbed quite a few of the PPC demos - though getting some to actually run would be a nice thing, as I find some of them a bit "hit and miss" at times as to whether they like to run under certain conditions.

/me makes a note to go vote on some of the demos


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Posted on 4-Sep-2003 20:34:13
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So you're all just a bunch of lazy #$@%&

You are quite right with the download links part too (same goes for image gallery at Amiga.org). However, a download link is added in a few seconds whereas adding a demo to ADA takes quite a lot of work.

Sometimes it just seems lack of appreciation for the hard work. Imagine thousands of votes (which would actually not be that hard because more than 100 people registered to ADA), then the charts would really mean something and give a good indication of what rocked and what didn't. It would have added a lot to the site, i think.

But there is no point in forcing ppl to vote anyway


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@z5

LOL, I feel really guilty now! Whenever I download from
ADA I promise to add a comment or make a vote .

BTW, with regard to the avi files of some demos which program should
I use to view them on Windows or Linux? They don't seem
to work??? I should I just view them through an Amiga or
via Amiga emulation?

Keep up the great work!

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@Bodie:

thanks Seriously, sometimes you just need a bit of activity to get things going. One, 2 or 3 persons voting and making comments to which others can react,... I have seen it happening at other sites.

As for the videos, well i feel it's important to repeat that i only provide links, mainly to the great amidemos website (with permission) and to videos from ppc conversions.

As for playing them on Windows, Winamp 3 should do the trick. Never had any problems myself. It is only from version 3 that winamp can play videos, i think. Media player should work too.

And i'll keep you to that promise (ofcourse you can always say in future that you never downloaded any stuff, explaining the lack of votes added by yourself )


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Poster: Bodie Date: 5-Sep-2003 2:12:30

BTW, with regard to the avi files of some demos which program should I use to view them on Windows or Linux? They don't seem to work??? I should I just view them through an Amiga or via Amiga emulation?


You probably couldn't see anything because you are lacking the codecs the video clip was encoded with, and/or the audio codecs it uses. If you are unsure which it needs, try this handly little windows program GSpot. (and yes I know it has an amusing name )


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hehehehe GSpot

(It is even more amusing because of the the Boing Condoms thread )


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Posted on 7-Sep-2003 11:48:42
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I just updated the site with 3 new productions again:

- Baygon / Melon Dezign
- Control / Oxygene
- Mortality / Tulou

297 demos.


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@z5
I have started voting on any download I do. .

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