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Computer Demos I Wrote for Paul Casey, retail $(Free!)
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Last updated 04-11-10
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Paul Casey (the sysop of the now-defunct Paul's Waka Waka BBS in Seattle WA. USA) was my "bestest" friend on the entire planet. He passed away on 06-16-06 (16 Jun. 2006 if you prefer); I made a memorial website in his honour on 08-19-06 (19 Aug. 2006); now I'm adding web pages about things either he gave me or Waka Waka merchandise that I purchased from his CafePress store to my website.
Much of Paul's life revolved around his computers (his BBS and Tandy 1000 computers to be specific); were he still with us, he'd be totally thrilled to see these demos!!!
You may recognise the following phrase:
IT'S LATE AND SOMEONE BUSTED THE COFFEEPOT!
That's because I often used it in the scroll text of many of the demos I wrote for/on the Commodore 64 computer in the early- and mid-1990s.
I included it in these demos more for nostalgia than anything else -- no coffeepots actually became busted while writing these demos.
Here is the text as it appeared in one of my demos; split into three lines so that it would fit the screen.
This version of Paul Casey's memorial demo is the latest one - a screen dump of Paul's Waka Waka BBS is on there!!! It has also had the sinus text removed; like the last two, some viewers may find it easier on the 'ol eyeballs.
This version is the latest one (04-01-10) - a screen dump of D'Bridge (Paul's choise of mailer front-end) is on there!!! It has also had the larger of the two sinus scrolltexts removed; like the last three, some viewers may find it easier on the 'ol eyeballs.
They were known to operate on 386 and 486 computers; they run in DOS mode (using F8 to reboot directly to DOS on computers using Windows and with Pentium CPUs as well) (tested good on Pentium I and II only).
Screen dump from the copper-colored one.
Screen dump from the alternate one (if you don't care for the copper color scheme).
Here's another screen dump from this version; this one was timed specifically so that the names of BDS group members were shown.
And this version lacks the sinus text and the photograph -- some may find it to be easier on the eyes.
Screen dump from a newer version.
If you're wondering why the bottom text reads "RENAMED IT TO TDC (THE DOUCHE CREW) IN", it's because I was explaining the basic progression of my Commodore 64 demo group TDM -- yes, I ran a Commodore 64 demo group in the early and early/mid-1990s.
Photograph of my computer monitor, showing that fullscreen mode really *DOES* function properly.
Screen dump from the latest (03-29-10) version.
Notice the graphic is actually Paul's BBS!!!
Though I must admit that I felt a little queer (pun not intended) registering & logging in as him in order to obtain that screen dump.
Screen dump from the latest (04-01-10) demo.
Screen photograph from ADWAKA.EXE -- this is one of the DOS demos I wrote for Paul in the 1990s.
Screen photograph from ADWAKA.EXE -- this is the page you got when you pressed ESC to end the demo.
The first three demos were written on 03-13-10 on my pee-cee computer; subsequent demos were written at different, more recent times. The ones titled "ADWAKA*.ZIP" were written in the mid-1990s.
Demos were written in the United States.
A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.
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