Thanks to its multimedia capabilities, the Amiga computer was immediately embraced by
the demoscene, and in turn it gave prominence to the scene and to its culture.
If you are not familiar with demoscene productions, you can think of a demo as a compact,
self-contained piece of software that combines and demonstrates art and
technical excellence. To better appreciate a demo keep in mind that
everything you see and hear in a demo is generated in real time by computer
code (there is no pre-rendered animation), and that the code itself is
relatively compact (which is part of the challenge). Unlike in a game, there
is no interaction in a demo: just start the demo, and sit back and enjoy it.
Amiga Forever contains a preinstalled selection of well-known Amiga
demos, preconfigured for one-click launching.
Additional demos can be downloaded from the sites listed below.
Download and Support Sites
The following is a list of the major sites which include or link to Amiga
demos with permission of the copyright holders:
Some multiple-disk demos may require a key to be pressed (e.g. Enter, or
one of the two mouse buttons) to confirm that a new disk has been inserted.
The demos are stored in the "Demoscene" directory, inside "Amiga Files" when installed on a Windows system.