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Thread: LW blast from the past! The FIRST version of LW for PC!

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    Walter Koenig of star trek

    Quote Originally Posted by ToMar View Post
    Hang on, Check... ehm... Walter Koenig was in this game? I mean i kind of like Yasmine Bleeth, but Walter gets more attention on this Forum, I guess.
    Yes he plays the villain Drexel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imageshoppe View Post
    Does anyone remember that dodgy "jail break" dongle device for your copy of LW that allowed it to run on the Amiga solo before it was officially sold separately from the Toaster? I remember meeting the guy who sold it at NAB one year and then wondering how I would get that black hunk of metal passed airport security! You still had to own Lightwave, but this removed the burden of having to have the full Toaster hardware/software installed.
    Not only do I remember the jailbreak but I remember how somebody hacked the jailbreak so LW could be pirated to ANY amiga without a dongle or video toaster.

    THAT is how I learned LW from the pirated version because there was not a "learning/demo version" like the have for unlicensed copies today.

    At the time I was just out of college and had no money and an amiga and a video toaster cost about $5000 which was a steal for what it did at the time, but I just wanted LW.

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    I totally understand and sympathize. In fact, I may or may not have had a copy of that first anti-aliasing version of LW before it was officially released

    Owning the Toaster as the LW dongle had one good benefit as it forced me into actually using the Toaster and get more into video production on the desktop in general. Before that I was begging/borrowing time at a local post house to on-line my short films and free-lance work. For a good while I'd use that really cool serial port cable and software to dump my LW renders via the Toaster buffers to BetaSP tape frame by frame... what was that called, Personal Single Frame Controller or some such? Then came the glory of Exabyte tapes and going to and fro the high end Abekas disk recorder in full bore full spec 720 by 486 at the post house... after that was the era of the PAR/PVR and for me the other DPS/LEITCH/HARRIS products that truly made the work we do independent... All that time was filled with such a pioneering spirit with guys like us using an "underdog" software at the highest level we could. Good times...

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    My first version of LightWave was a pirated copy of 2 and then I was involved with trying to create a PAL version of the Toaster with TBC cards (you _could_ do it, but it doubled the cost, halved the inputs and also the final quality, so we gave up) for MicroPACE UK. I was so pleased with the versions of LightWave that I got to try that I bought that dodgy dongle version - Industrial Might & Logic made it - and I think I spent about 800 bucks on it...

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    It never ceases to amaze me just how much jun.....er...classic memorabilia I have lying around my house I stumbled across this Amiga Lightwave box at the weekend still filled with floppy discs and manuals from the first release of a PAL version of Lightwave for the Amiga:

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    Please note the authentic tea cup rings on the manual
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qexit View Post
    It never ceases to amaze me just how much jun.....er...classic memorabilia I have lying around my house I stumbled across this Amiga Lightwave box at the weekend still filled with floppy discs and manuals from the first release of a PAL version of Lightwave for the Amiga:
    I used my Deluxepaint IV box as a place to stash my marijuana for years afterward until it fell apart! (much like my lungs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonJMyers View Post
    I used my Deluxepaint IV box as a place to stash my marijuana for years afterward until it fell apart! (much like my lungs)
    Hm, well I never did own a copy of Deluxe Paint IV but I do still have this gathering dust on one of my shelves:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qexit View Post
    Hm, well I never did own a copy of Deluxe Paint IV but I do still have this gathering dust on one of my shelves:

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    Run Deluxe Paint V Amiga like a regular app on Windows (no installation, just download, click the icon, and it runs!):
    https://thecompany.pl/game/Deluxe+Paint+5.2
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    fun stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by erikals View Post
    fun stuff
    Still have my broken A1200, an A600 (merely a shell), and the still working original A1000 (safely tucked away under my desk somewhere).

    I love those keyboard-style all-in-one designs from the 80s and 90s. Always wanted an Enterprise 128, and almost decided to get one (had one in my hands in a computer store at the time), but did not. Still regret that decision till this day :-)

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    I believe the 1000 had the production/development team's signatures etched inside the case. Pop the top and enjoy.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=amig...=lnms&tbm=isch
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    Wow, as a gamer I actually remember the ads for Maximum Surge. Because you know, topless Yasmine. But I seem to remember it was toward the tail end of the live action game genre so I didn't consider it much.

    Still remember buying the VT User mags because I couldn't afford a Toaster myself and then one day I got invited into my church's video control room and (ahhhhhhhhhh) there it was, the 4000! After how many tutorials I'd read I was able to sit down and start working immediately in LW. The church brought me on as the '3D' guy. Only worked weekends or after hours because of my full time job but man was it fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raymondtrace View Post
    I believe the 1000 had the production/development team's signatures etched inside the case. Pop the top and enjoy.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=amig...=lnms&tbm=isch
    Yes, I admired those for the first time back in the 1987 when I added a kickstart switcher hardware hack.
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    It did have the signatures and also a paw print

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    Mitchy was Jay Miner's dog's name.

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