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Title: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: chinnyhill10 on 00:38, 01 September 15
Has anyone scanned the old Amsoft Software Catalogues and are they available online?


I had the Autumn/Winter 1985 one with the spaceship on the cover but it fell apart as it was so well used.


The catalogues had the details of everything Amsoft sold including screenshots of games and covers.

Title: Re: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: chinnyhill10 on 01:01, 01 September 15
I have found this but it's a 1984 version with not many games in it. One of the later ones would be more useful. Although the 1984 one does have some games that were later deleted.


Amstrad CPC Catalog: Amsoft - Software And Peripherals Catalogue Winter 1984-85 (https://archive.org/details/Amsoft_Software_And_Peripherals_Catalogue_Winter_1984-85_1984_Amstrad_Consumer_Electronics)
Title: Re: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: seanb on 03:24, 01 September 15
I have the winter 85/86 catalogue
Title: Re: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: chinnyhill10 on 14:56, 01 September 15
I have the winter 85/86 catalogue


It would be really useful if it could be scanned and put on the Wiki. The software catalogues are a vital resource for the early life of our machines but are inexplicably ignored.


They have games that sometimes were never released and all the SOFT numbers as well. A vital resource.
Title: Re: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: seanb on 00:38, 02 September 15

It would be really useful if it could be scanned and put on the Wiki. The software catalogues are a vital resource for the early life of our machines but are inexplicably ignored.


They have games that sometimes were never released and all the SOFT numbers as well. A vital resource.

Not a problem.
I'll scan it tomorrow.
Just where exactly do I upload it to in the wiki
Title: Re: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: chinnyhill10 on 02:57, 02 September 15
Not a problem.
I'll scan it tomorrow.
Just where exactly do I upload it to in the wiki


That's great! Scan it and then I'm sure we can get someone here to sort it. IIRC there's a separate Wiki topic so I can always ask in there.
Title: Re: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: CPC_Fan on 12:30, 03 September 15
Would be good to see them online if at all possible, as I have never seen them before.
Title: Re: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: seanb on 21:12, 03 September 15
I've done it and it's uploading to my google drive.

I have no idea where to put it so if someone knows can you please dl it and save it in the appropriate place.

Hopefully it's ok.

Amsoft Winter 95/96 Catalogue (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4sdF6D89t-PdTBET3FQVm1SRFk/view?usp=sharing)

Any changes you need or if you want a higher quality or all the pages as jpgs then let me know.

I'm going in the other room to watch a LaserDisc to drown out the yobs and tarts outside my house.
Title: Re: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: chinnyhill10 on 23:20, 03 September 15
I've done it and it's uploading to my google drive.

I have no idea where to put it so if someone knows can you please dl it and save it in the appropriate place.

Hopefully it's ok.

Amsoft Winter 95/96 Catalogue (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4sdF6D89t-PdTBET3FQVm1SRFk/view?usp=sharing)

Any changes you need or if you want a higher quality or all the pages as jpgs then let me know.

I'm going in the other room to watch a LaserDisc to drown out the yobs and tarts outside my house.




That's fantastic. I'll grab a download over the weekend and hopefully someone here can help put it on the Wiki. Cheers.
Title: Re: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: ||C|-|E|| on 00:13, 04 September 15
They really are supercool, I had never seen them before  :D
Title: Re: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: TFM on 00:24, 04 September 15
Looks nice, but it's 1985/6 not 95/6. Just thought: huh, they still made stuff in the mid 90ies  :o
Title: Re: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: seanb on 00:44, 04 September 15
Looks nice, but it's 1985/6 not 95/6. Just thought: huh, they still made stuff in the mid 90ies  :o

I keep doing that.
I have no idea why. I hated and still still do to this day (though I've softened on them recently) the 90s.
Why would I keep replacing the greatest decade in history with one of the worst.

I'll edit it tomoz.
Title: Re: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: Dagger on 16:27, 09 May 18
Do we have this one, just came across it in my collection? Lots of Amsoft stuff in this
(https://i.imgur.com/9ZmzzH1.jpg)

Title: Re: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: EgoTrip on 17:42, 09 May 18
Do we have this one, just came across it in my collection? Lots of Amsoft stuff in this


It's not on the wiki, so scan it in please.
Title: Re: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: Dagger on 17:49, 09 May 18
Not done this before so do I just scan each page as jpeg's and if so what size?

Title: Re: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: robcfg on 18:56, 09 May 18
I think 300dpi scans are good enough.


You can also create a pdf file, but please keep the original images.
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Post by: dragon on 20:31, 09 May 18
Beautiful,i like the scify.
Title: Re: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: Dagger on 02:07, 10 May 18
Ok, I have scanned all the pages and put them into a zip file. Don't have any software to create a PDF file and wouldn't have a clue how to go about it. So how does one upload the zip file?

Title: Re: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: dragon on 16:37, 10 May 18
Editing the wiki. I think or put it in mega or something else here and maybe someone can edit the wiki.
Title: Re: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: Dagger on 17:55, 10 May 18
Is there someone who I can send this to so they can get it sorted? It's a 23.5mb zip file
Title: Re: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: dragon on 01:15, 11 May 18
O.k, if nobody offers you, send it to me and i upload it to mega.
Title: Re: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: Dagger on 01:03, 12 May 18
Thank you Dragon for uploading my scans for us. Catalogue can now be found here
https://mega.nz/#!htgShZQR!1wkvHDXifAior70YNnqb7oDGYAuqT-w-VFLrBqscvi4 (https://mega.nz/#!htgShZQR!1wkvHDXifAior70YNnqb7oDGYAuqT-w-VFLrBqscvi4)
Title: Re: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: malcolm on 21:56, 15 September 18
I have scanned and uploaded the summer/autumn 1984 catalogue and put in on the wiki at http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Amsoft_Software_Catalogue




Malcolm.
PS: I don't know what the significance of the 1992 on that page is.
Title: Re: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: seanb on 14:07, 17 September 18
That'll be me messing it up.
Title: Re: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: Zoe Robinson on 22:27, 17 September 18
While researching for future episodes of CPCine, I've found the Amsoft Software Catalogue Winter 1985/6 inside a copy of Amstrad Computer User issue 14 (January 1986). If we want to find other issues of the catalogue, maybe this is where to look?
Title: Re: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: seanb on 14:39, 15 August 21



That's fantastic. I'll grab a download over the weekend and hopefully someone here can help put it on the Wiki. Cheers.


Tut tut Chinny. That is my scan used in your latest video. Cleaned up by Richard but scanned by me.


Your punishment is to play Count Duckula 2 for 2 hrs.
It should be on the wiki though. Maybe you can upload the cleaned up version to it.
Title: Re: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: chinnyhill10 on 16:12, 15 August 21

Tut tut Chinny. That is my scan used in your latest video. Cleaned up by Richard but scanned by me.


Your punishment is to play Count Duckula 2 for 2 hrs.
It should be on the wiki though. Maybe you can upload the cleaned up version to it.


I'm very sorry. As you can see this was 6 years ago and the catalogue has been copied across at least 3 disks over the years. Richard *did* scan a catalogue for me but it was the 1987 catalogue. Given the passage of time and all the copying I'd left a note in the folder reminding me he had done that for me but mistook that note to mean he'd done BOTH of them. There's been no touching up.


Again please accept my apologies. I will pin a note to the video and will be happy to delete the video if you wish.


I always try to ensure I credit and do so correctly and I am deeply unhappy I have fouled up. Sorry.
Title: Re: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: seanb on 16:16, 15 August 21
Don't worry about it.

I was only messing with you.  ;D   So please don't make any changes to your video. It isn't that important and I love your content.


The catalogue should be available to all though and you do have a better copy of it so maybe it could go on the wiki.


However the punishment still stands.  ;)
Title: Re: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: chinnyhill10 on 16:19, 15 August 21
Don't worry about it.

I was only messing with you.  ;D  I don't care.




Thanks. I have properly credited in a pinned comment and in the description.


I can put it on Dropbox if it turns out it's been worked on. Although nobody has touched out the red pen on the front cover so unsure what has been fixed.
Title: Re: Amsoft Software Catalogues - Are they online?
Post by: seanb on 16:24, 15 August 21
It hadn't been cropped properly so there was white borders showing or a page with Chinese text (no idea what that was from) laid on top to stop the back of the page showing through was visible from the sides and it hadn't been rotated properly.
Plus some of the blemishes have been cloned out. Richard had done a lot of work to clean it up.