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The Best of Scene Archives

Here you'll find some of the best Magor Demos that were ever made on the Amiga. This selection has been made from over 7000 disks full of stuff. (and all 7000 are available). You'll see demos from 1988 and up including 1998. The way this collection is set out is that you can experience the best demos of each year. This CD comes with an easy-to-use index, where it is a breeze to find what you are looking for.

System Requirements: As most demos run from CD, you'll need a CD Rom, and you should have AT LEAST the following specs:- AGA, and over 8 meg of FAST RAM.

The Best of Scene Archives

What is the Scene Archives?

The Scene Archives is a biggest collection of Amiga Scene Material. How Big?

Currently, as of the 29th of September 1999, The Scene Archives contains over 9090 disks worth of Scene Material. This equates to over 8 gig of material !!. (This figure is assuming 880k a floppy).

Why would anyone be crazy to Collect all of this ?

Well.. this is the hardest question.. I sometimes wonder why myself. But When I reached 4000 disks, I thought I had all the demos there was !!.. Boy I was so wrong.. Now it has more then doubled this figure, and I am no-where near to the collection of every single piece of Scene History.. (But getting closer all the time :) ) I have enough stuff on my Hard Drive, that I can make up another CD (there is around 1000 disks on my HD!). But the problem is time.. Not enuff time to sort thru it all.. But eventually it all will get onto the CD's :) So how Big is it all ?

Well, currently the collection takes up 10 CD's. Each CD contains 1000 disks. So this means that there are more as 8000 disks on the CD's in total. The 10th CD ist coming out. I expect this 10th CD to be out around March sometime (I hold no primises), as it is amazing, how long all this stuff takes to do.. I estimate it takes around 300 hours to make the actual CD up, and around 1500+ hours to actually sort the stuff out in the beginning, so it is al ready to do onto CD .. This is only for Each CD.. Now finished the 10th CD!

How the hell do I know what is on these CD's?

That is simple, Basically look in the Contents Section. >What do the Classifications Mean?

I have decided to break up the Scene Material into 11 distinct types. Otherwise you wouldn't know what anything is. At least this way, you have some idea ?? of what it is. The Classifications are :-

The Scene Archives Classifications
Type Meaning
Animation This is an animation. Basically like a cartoon
Demo Packs These are a collection of various items, which is on one disk, with a spiffy menu. Some people really hate these demo packs, but I think that they are very important as they sometimes have nice small productions on it.
Dentro/Demo I count this as a production which is in one file and this also contains BBS Intros.
Digis This is just digitized Music or comedy sketches
Intro These are usually small, one part productions. Generally used for an intro to cracked Games
Magazines A digital magazine. Basically a mag on your computer
Menus These are just menus that are used for demo packs
Miscellaneous Things that don't fit elsewhere
Music Demos Productions with music as the main feature
Slideshows Productions with graphics as the main feature.
Trackmo This is a really large demo that has usally a lot of really cool effects.. These are the best :-)

How do I use these CD's?

Well, that is simple, I have written a program called Scene Archives Search Utility (SASU) which makes life a lot easier when using The Scene Archives.

Scene Archives 11 (2 CDs)

This Volume contains Disks 9751 to 10730 of the "The Scene Archives" collection. There are myriads of interesting Scene Productions on this CD,including the following categories:-Animations, Dentros/Demos,Digis,Intros,Magazines, Menus,Miscellaneous,Music Demos, Demo Packs,Slideshows and Trackmos. Now Includes "Scene Archives Search Utility" (SASU),to make "The Scene Archives" even easier to use.

The Scene Archives #11 are 2 (!) CD-ROMs.

What is SASU?

Well, basically, SASU will help you to locate any item that you are after. Simply type in a keyword (ie, a Demo Name, or Group Name, or even a Disk Number!), and the program will search and find any relating data. Then double-click on the required item, and if you have any of The Scene Archives handy, it'll try to find the file you are after, and you'll be able to extract that item to disk (if it is a DMS), or else to a directory on your Hard Drive (if it is a LZX file). There is also some information on the demo presented.