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Amiga 500 Demo?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:38 pm
by Beaglz
Was there ever a demo disk on the Amiga 500 of the Dire Straits "Money for Nothing" song or is my memory playing funny tricks on me?

Google only seems to be able to find a low res still picture with the sound - 99% sure I recall seeing the full animation of the video running on an amiga back in the day.

Managed to pick up a box lot of amiga stuff which included 3 x amigas and 1 x c64c plus heaps of disks but not the above.

Anyone out there that can confirm my memory or burst my bubble?

Re: Amiga 500 Demo?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:54 pm
by MisJiF
Is it this you are thinking of?

"In Weird Al's movie UHF, the spoof of the Dire Straits "Money for Nothing" video was entirely produced on a single Amiga, where the original video required a high-end CGI mainframe. The Amiga was also used for the channel guide station by thousands of cable companies, and to show video bulletin board slides on public access channels."

'The "Weird Al" Yankovic film UHF contains a computer animated music video parody of the Dire Straits song "Money for Nothing", titled "Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies". According to the DVD commentary track, this spoof was created on an Amiga home computer."