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Offline Jaruzel

Re: Which were the best software publishers that changed Amiga history?
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2003, 01:37:40 PM »
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Re: Which were the best software publishers that changed Amiga history?
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2003, 01:46:37 PM »
@jaruzel

Yes it damage to the Amiga, but without it the
numbers of sold Amigas would have stayed in
6-figure-number (my guess), and without kids
getting into the Amiga via "free" games there would
have been less who turned to like the sys, used
it and even bought SW for it.

Honest question : How many of us here would have
bought their 1st Amigas, if there hadn't been
those "free" games ?
1. Make an announcment.
2. Wait a while.
3. Check if it can actually be done.
4. Wait for someone else to do it.
5. Start working on it while giving out hillarious progress-reports.
6. Deny that you have ever announced it
7. Blame someone else
 

Offline SlimJim

Re: Which were the best software publishers that changed Amiga history?
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2003, 01:57:17 PM »
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Honest question : How many of us here would have
bought their 1st Amigas, if there hadn't been
those "free" games ?

 
I can honestly answer "I would" to that question, as I bought the
A500 (with 1MB RAM) in order to buy and play Dungeon
Master - and bought the game at the same time (oh my,
that is one super classic piece of gaming history). Never
had many pirate games later either. It's way more fun to
have a manual to read, a box to bring forth.
 
I cannot really understand why people pirate most PC
games these days. Unless you want the very latest
(something I've learned not ot crave as an old Amigan), you
can get excellent PC games only one or two years old for
less than $10 off the shelf. That's pocket money for most
people. It's just plain cheap to go and pirate something like
that. People seem to pirate just out of habit these days.
Brand new games - well, I don't have the computer to
run them anyways...;-)
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Re: Which were the best software publishers that changed Amiga history?
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2003, 02:03:04 PM »
@Slimjim

Somehow I think you are a minority ....

I also bought a game (a compilation) with
my A500, but ended only playing one of the games.

In the 18 months I used my Amiga for gaming,
I bought 6 or 7 games, and "tried" a few more,
but then I changed my setup, and right till to
today I never had the "right" setup for the current
games ...
1. Make an announcment.
2. Wait a while.
3. Check if it can actually be done.
4. Wait for someone else to do it.
5. Start working on it while giving out hillarious progress-reports.
6. Deny that you have ever announced it
7. Blame someone else
 

Offline SlimJim

Re: Which were the best software publishers that changed Amiga history?
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2003, 02:05:08 PM »
@Kronos
 
Must have posted without noticing it - because when I thought
I posted my message you had already replied to it... Scary.
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Re: Which were the best software publishers that changed Amiga history?
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2003, 02:08:32 PM »
Yeap, me only replied to the 1st chapter.
1. Make an announcment.
2. Wait a while.
3. Check if it can actually be done.
4. Wait for someone else to do it.
5. Start working on it while giving out hillarious progress-reports.
6. Deny that you have ever announced it
7. Blame someone else
 

Offline Ni72ous

Re: Which were the best software publishers that changed Amiga history?
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2003, 03:34:51 PM »
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Offline KingTutt

Re: Which were the best software publishers that changed Amiga history?
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2003, 03:22:01 AM »
Well I'll name some lesser knowns, that still contributed to the Amiga name.

US Gold (For all those sports games and Golden Axe port)
Ocean (More ports to Amiga, thanx to them.. Robocop to name a few)
Microprose (a pc to Amiga porter)

And for the better knowns

Interplay for battle chess (going under soon?)
Maxis (what can i say SimCity and Simcity 2000 were flawless on the Amiga)
Cinemaware[/url] (Still kickin I hear)
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Offline bs71

Re: Which were the best software publishers that changed Amiga history?
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2003, 04:01:28 AM »
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Tigger wrote:
I cant name a product Team 17 did, so I definitely wouldnt put them on the list.  Though the other two were pretty important.

My list:

1) Newtek
2) Electronic Arts
3) Impulse

Honorable Mention for Nova Design & ASDG

      -Tig



Team 17 did  the Alien Breed games, Project - X, Body Blows.

Anybody remember who did Sword of Sodan? Bought a  Amiga just to play that back then.