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AGA Demos

Jeremy Hubbard

Posts 16
14 Jun 2021 21:54


Using Coffin OS, some demos do not appear to launch. I receive a 'Unknown data type" error when I attempt to launch the .exe file. Anyone else run into this before? Thanks


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 5481
14 Jun 2021 22:13


Jeremy Hubbard wrote:

Using Coffin OS, some demos do not appear to launch. I receive a 'Unknown data type" error when I attempt to launch the .exe file. Anyone else run into this before? Thanks

Can you maybe give a little more info?
Which Coffin version do you speak about?
Which Demo/Which file in question?


Jeremy Hubbard

Posts 16
15 Jun 2021 03:33


Of Course! Sorry Gunnar!

Coffin r58

These demos are so far displaying "Unknown data type" when I attempt to run them. Thanks

1. Elude - Rise and Shine
2. Elude - Beneath
3. Elude - Futuricon
4. Elude - Coremalfunction


Przemyslaw Tkaczyk

Posts 152
15 Jun 2021 07:44


Jeremy Hubbard wrote:

    1. Elude - Rise and Shine
    2. Elude - Beneath
    3. Elude - Futuricon
    4. Elude - Coremalfunction

 
Hmm, I have no idea how they ended up on Coffin, but these are all PC DOS/Windows demos. Only one of them - "Rise and Shine" was released both on PC DOS/Windows and ported to Amiga, but I'm pretty certain you are trying to run PC one. Here's the Amiga version EXTERNAL LINK


Jeremy Hubbard

Posts 16
15 Jun 2021 16:41


You are correct, I had downloaded the PC version and not the Amiga version. The assistance on this forum is invaluable! Thanks guys.


Robert Pulfer-Ridings

Posts 55
15 Jun 2021 22:18


The sign here is it's an exe which wouldn't be correct for AmigaOS :)


Sean Sk

Posts 430
16 Jun 2021 15:16


Robert Pulfer-Ridings wrote:

The sign here is it's an exe which wouldn't be correct for AmigaOS :)

 
Not quite true. Some Amiga demo's have an .exe extension for the main executable, probably mainly to help identify that as the file to run. A couple that come to mind are "Metropolice" and "Kioea".
 


Przemyslaw Tkaczyk

Posts 152
16 Jun 2021 15:46


I'd say 90% of Amiga demos use "exe" extenstion to indicate which file to click/type. Since AmigaOS can have any extension for executable, that's just plain convenience.


NoXLar - DemoSceneLover

Posts 32
23 Jun 2021 01:59


@prezemyslaw

just a quick question for you, how would you describe aga/fpu compatibility it total for standalone fpga, im on the fence buying one, my main interest is rtg desktop, aga games and demoes. and off course music.  don't really care about ocs demoes much, but many games i like is ocs.

just your overall opinion

posts 9