CPC software advertising in the Eighties/Nineties - four commercial demos

Started by ComSoft6128, 10:55, 19 September 20

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ComSoft6128

Q. How to reach potential customers when an advert in a magazine only lasted a month and a TV ad was out of the question?

A. Mmm - release a demo of your product(s).


1.

1988 UK demo for the The Informer graphic display program.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5gnFd1U8_M


Links (including Amstrad Action review):

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-033/page/n30/mode/1up

https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_util-the_informer.htm


2.

1989 demo for Semaphore Logiciel, a Swiss company that sold its (and other companies) products in France.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WlDff_v_P4


Links:

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Semaphore

https://cpcrulez.fr/info-semaphore_logiciels.htm

https://cpcrulez.fr/search-engine.php?s=&m=semaphore&sk=gr7h&st=mw%3D%3D&yr=&lg=&z=GO


Not emulated - original hardware and software.

Please note that the aspect ratio for these YouTube videos is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.

Gryzor

Very interesting find, never seen one of these before... nicely done. How were they distributed?

ComSoft6128

Likely via PD libraries but also would have been distributed on Side B of other program discs sold by these companies - as we did with the CampurSoft demo disc.

Gryzor

Ah I see, makes sense. Have you done a vid for the CampurSoft one? :)

ComSoft6128

No vid for that one - reason being that it is boring - it consists of black screen/white text with two options:


1. Protext (printer function disabled)


2. PD DES  ( the Desktop Environment System)



Gryzor


ComSoft6128

8-Bit Advertising from the eighties (3) - Expert.bas by Peter Sorensen

Danish in-store demonstration program from 1985 using Locomotive BASIC.

Program is Listed at the end of the video.

"My very first demo on CPC, actually written on my brothers CPC464, before I even had a CPC of my own.
This demo was done for a company; "Expert" which sold TVs, Hi-Fi sets ...and Amstrad CPC 464s!
My brother was working in the company during the summer holidays, and since they sold Amstrad CPC 464,
they wanted a demo to run on the computer in the shop." - Peter Sorenson


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdUJRs34G6Y


Links:
https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15689

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Peter%20SORENSEN

https://cpcrulez.fr/auteur-nwc.htm

Not emulated - original hardware and software.


Please note that  the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.

ComSoft6128

8-Bit Advertising from the eighties/nineties (4) - INFOLOR 1

From CPCPOWER:
"The 'infolor' demos are made for a store located in Nancy, where we used to be. Somxay was doing a demo to catch the eye of passers-by in the window and sometimes he received floppy disks as a gift from the vendor."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUkWQmG9U9E


Links:
https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=12579
https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Somxay
https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=GZB
https://cpcrulez.fr/auteur-somxay.htm https://cpcrulez.fr/auteur-gzb.htm

Not emulated - original hardware and software.

Please note that  the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.

BSC

Quote from: ComSoft6128 on 11:37, 11 February 218-Bit Advertising from the eighties (3) - Expert.bas by Peter Sorensen

Danish in-store demonstration program from 1985 using Locomotive BASIC.

Great Demo! I always loved that my databåndoptager could save with up to 2000 baud :)

Peter Sörensen .. that's NWC, right?!

ComSoft6128

Quote from: BSC on 22:18, 13 September 21
Great Demo! I always loved that my databåndoptager could save with up to 2000 baud :)

Peter Sörensen .. that's NWC, right?!


Indeed that's him :)


https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/NWC

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