Looking for Xenon-1 demo

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Looking for Xenon-1 demo

Post by Symoon » Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:47 am

Hi all,

Has anyone got the Xenon-1 demo version? It was sold on Ebay long ago, and I was told by the buyer that it was a demo of the game simply playing in loop, but he re-sold it by then.
I'd be really curious to see it, it was packaged in the usual Xenon-1 case but IIRC the tape was stamped "DEMO".

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Post by Dbug » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:43 pm

Interesting, never heard of that one!

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Post by Symoon » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:16 pm

Found back the picture:
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Post by coco.oric » Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:01 pm

waow
one of the first demos in the computing industry ?
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Post by Symoon » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:20 pm

coco.oric wrote:waow
one of the first demos in the computing industry ?
1st one? I'd rather bet for the Oric-1 demo !

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Re: Looking for Xenon-1 demo

Post by Godzil » Fri May 31, 2013 7:54 pm

What is funny, is that making "demo" tape like this should cost nearly the same price as the complete version :D

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Re: Looking for Xenon-1 demo

Post by robcook » Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:58 am

Whoa, I had no idea anything like this existed. I assume this was for use in shops, to show the games working?

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Re: Looking for Xenon-1 demo

Post by ibisum » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:00 am

I knew the distributor of Oric in Australia back in the day, and these DEMO tapes were distributed for shops to have something running on the Oric hardware - as far as I can remember, they had a mode where they just 'scrolled' through a bunch of screenshots or something, some sort of gimmick that the regular playing game didn't need.

There were a few other DEMO tapes, if I remember correctly, based on my recollection of the Warehouse in Australia (Melbourne) at the time.

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Re: Looking for Xenon-1 demo

Post by dave3622 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:27 pm

robcook wrote:Whoa, I had no idea anything like this existed. I assume this was for use in shops, to show the games working?
That's right. It's thanks to this demo that I got an Oric-1 when I was only 11. I would probably have ended up with a ZX Spectrum if this demo hadn't been running on a TV next to the Computer displays in our local COMET store in Halifax.

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Re: Looking for Xenon-1 demo

Post by Symoon » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:03 pm

I found the tape and transferred it a few months ago - here it is!
EDIT: Oric-1 only!
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Re: Looking for Xenon-1 demo

Post by ibisum » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:39 pm

Doesn't load for me .. I just get a black screen, looks like its in HIRES mode after failing to run something ..

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Re: Looking for Xenon-1 demo

Post by Symoon » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:03 pm

ibisum wrote:Doesn't load for me .. I just get a black screen, looks like its in HIRES mode after failing to run something ..
Use a ROM 1.0 ;)
Works on Euphoric here (ROM 1.1 has the symptoms you describe)

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Re: Looking for Xenon-1 demo

Post by ibisum » Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:51 pm

Ah, makes sense. Will try it and let you know ..

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