The new year has begun and the holidays are pretty much behind us, but before undecking the halls I wanted to share my contribution to the “Holiday Music Week VII” competition over at r/Retrobattlestations that ran until the 31st.
For this one, I fired up the Amiga 1000 and loaded a Christmas demo called the “Gallery of Christmas Images and Sounds,” which was created by Ken Costello, produced by the International Professional Association, and released in 1986. I discovered this demo thanks to a YouTube video of the disk running under emulation. The uploader, Jeremy Trim, provided me with the disk image, which I moved over the network to my Amiga 2000 and wrote out to a physical floppy for use on the Amiga 1000, a system for which I have stronger Christmas memories than the 2000. On closer inspection, I found that the demo was made with Electronic Arts’ Deluxe Video (by Mike Posehn), arguably the first consumer desktop video program. In order to avoid a few text glitches I was seeing, I had to boot back to Kickstart 1.1 (from 1986, basically ROM loaded from a floppy) to run the demo properly.
I have placed the ADF disk image of the demo online [download], if anyone is interested. Making this video was a fun little holiday exercise.