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Title: Amstrad Sakis amateur limited physical edition – 1st disk for a cpcwiki member!
Post by: skylas on 00:14, 03 February 21
Hello all,

I am happy to announce that I finally managed to create 10 AMSTRAD disks with my games.

I made a limited amateur physical edition, just for fun, and in order to encourage similar actions from others.

All disks are formatted with multimark and have an <error> file in each side (in order to isolate the bad sectors), but this only affects the capacity of the disk which is a bit smaller now. All games written in each disk were tested today and all work normally.

So, I bought some paper boxes, some stickers for the box and the disks, printed an A4 2 side color manual, and there is a also a sticker as a present. 

Four years ago, when I discovered Amstrad again, I could not imagine that I could create these games and make an amateur physical edition. This happened due to the help in the retro forums, and mostly CPCwiki forum, where so many people helped me without anything in return. I know that my games are really simple, but it is an example that a person with no knowledge of programming or hardware can create at least something, if there is support from other people.

So, the first disk will go to a member of the forum for free, what is needed is only 3 euros (as <help> for the postage if you are the winner), mostly to avoid people entering the draw without real interest.

So, i made a small program for the draw, in really simple BASIC (20 names for now can be entered) that I attach. You can be participate by writing in this thread and mention it, until Friday night. I will make the draw on Saturday and then upload the video.

For anyone that is interested in buying, you can pm me, but you will automatically participate for the draw. Profit is not my goal, not sure about the price, at about 20 euros including postage (to everywhere in the world). But there are very few disks and I cannot produce any more (not willing also for buying disks just to sell). If anyone really wants it and money is the problem, he can ask me via pm for discount. I am an amateur creator, so do not expect professional quality or fast shipping, it is something just made with love for Amstrad, and also I have no profit from that.

 

 Thank you all! Anyone willing to participate in the draw?



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  KLIROSI -DRAW.dsk  

Title: Re: Amstrad Sakis amateur limited physical edition – 1st disk for a cpcwiki member!
Post by: Gryzor on 12:34, 03 February 21
Count me in :)
Title: Re: Amstrad Sakis amateur limited physical edition – 1st disk for a cpcwiki member!
Post by: asertus on 17:55, 03 February 21
Me too, thank you  ;)
Title: Re: Amstrad Sakis amateur limited physical edition – 1st disk for a cpcwiki member!
Post by: robcfg on 18:20, 03 February 21
Colour me interested!  :)
Title: Re: Amstrad Sakis amateur limited physical edition – 1st disk for a cpcwiki member!
Post by: VincentGR on 17:43, 04 February 21
Great move!!!


Please don't count me in, I am happy with the files.
Title: Re: Amstrad Sakis amateur limited physical edition – 1st disk for a cpcwiki member!
Post by: Dubliner on 21:23, 04 February 21
Please, count me in :)

But there are very few disks and I cannot produce any more (not willing also for buying disks just to sell).
If there is too many people interested, one way to solve this problem could be that those interested in it may send you a disc in advance, so you can produce that copy for sure. This can work specially if you don't have to order batches of printed works.

Or, you could send just box, manual and sticker for those who don't mind to save the files on their discs themselves :)
Title: Re: Amstrad Sakis amateur limited physical edition – 1st disk for a cpcwiki member!
Post by: ldaneels on 21:56, 04 February 21
Very nice! You can count me in :)
Title: Re: Amstrad Sakis amateur limited physical edition – 1st disk for a cpcwiki member!
Post by: Dominoid on 13:08, 05 February 21
that's lovely, I would very much like to enter the draw if possible please :)
Title: Re: Amstrad Sakis amateur limited physical edition – 1st disk for a cpcwiki member!
Post by: skylas on 14:28, 05 February 21
Thank you all for participation!
So, until now we have
GRYZOR 
ASERTUS
ROBCFG
DUBLINER
IDANEELS
DOMINOID.
  As tomorrow will be a busy day, I will make the draw at night, so you can enter the draw until tomorrow 2100 GR time!
Title: Re: Amstrad Sakis amateur limited physical edition – 1st disk for a cpcwiki member!
Post by: skylas on 22:44, 06 February 21
Just fixed the code! In the next hour I will make the draw and upload the video! There is a small surprise!
Title: Re: Amstrad Sakis amateur limited physical edition – 1st disk for a cpcwiki member!
Post by: skylas on 23:09, 06 February 21
Results in the video!! Congratulations to the winner... or winners!!!
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UdC6uMBKK_9zZrZVph0DcWPBRv-k3sqW?usp=sharing (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UdC6uMBKK_9zZrZVph0DcWPBRv-k3sqW?usp=sharing)
Pls send pm with your address!
For the unlucky participants pls pm also to buy (some of them have already contacted), we can offer a discount!
Title: Re: Amstrad Sakis amateur limited physical edition – 1st disk for a cpcwiki member!
Post by: robcfg on 01:43, 07 February 21
Very nicely done, congratulations to the winners!  :D
Title: Re: Amstrad Sakis amateur limited physical edition – 1st disk for a cpcwiki member!
Post by: ldaneels on 10:49, 07 February 21
Yes indeed, congratulations to the winners.
I am wondering if I will ever win a draw. If I can't even win with 6 entries (or even 5 for that matter), my chances look abysmal :) I think I definitely made the right choice never playing the lottery or entering contests.
At any rate, I sent a PM.Thanks for the fun little event.Cheers,
Loic
Title: Re: Amstrad Sakis amateur limited physical edition – 1st disk for a cpcwiki member!
Post by: tjohnson on 11:15, 07 February 21
Congrations to the winner and to @skylas (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2543) to putting in the time and effort to create this.  Inspiration to do the same do the same for others
Title: Re: Amstrad Sakis amateur limited physical edition – 1st disk for a cpcwiki member!
Post by: Dubliner on 20:26, 07 February 21
What a nice surprise :D
Title: Re: Amstrad Sakis amateur limited physical edition – 1st disk for a cpcwiki member!
Post by: Gryzor on 20:50, 07 February 21
First time I enjoyed a draw so much😀

I was thinking, if there are enough copies I'd also like to buy a second one to give away to some other member-still thinking the how and why!

Thanks, this has been very enjoyable!
Title: Re: Amstrad Sakis amateur limited physical edition – 1st disk for a cpcwiki member!
Post by: skylas on 20:55, 07 February 21
Thank you all for your kind words. Congratulations to all!

The purpose of all this was mainly to encourage other similar actions, that can produce nice feelings and enhance the feeling of the community.
I received much help from many people in my questions when I strarted dealing with AMSTRAD again.

Of course GRYZOR, this can be done, and you can think of a better and enjoyable way to make a draw!