Amiga demos

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Amiga demos are demos created for the Commodore Amiga home computer.

Smaller demos were often known as intros, and were typically limited to between 4kb and 64kb in size. Intros were originally used as an 'introduction' by a cracker-group on computer games and other software disks cracked for copying and redistribution. Later it developed into a stand-alone artform and many demo/intro groups disassociated themselves from the cracking/copying scene (although many of the major demo groups were still heavily involved in this).

Most demos were written in 68000 assembler language, although a few were written in C and other languages. Demos on the Amiga flourished because of the power of the "Copper" Co-processor for synchronising display changes to the vertical beam position on the screen, and the blitter - a chip capable of fast block moving of graphical data from one position on the screen to another.

Full demos ranged from under 512KB to several megabytes. There were several thousand demos produced in many languages and many countries, particularly the UK, Germany, and the Nordic countries.

Partial list of Amiga demo groups and demos

Note that these demos are not necessarily the most famous.

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