- My animations are created with a huge variety of software, from DeluxePaint 4 to DigiView to Disney Animation Studio. For the sake of brevity, I only name the program used to compile all graphics and sound into a final presentation.
- Compatibility: After some testing, I can say with some confidence that most of my animations will run on operating systems 1.2 thru 3.0, most processors, and the AGA Chipset of the A4000 and A1200.
The only real exceptions might be under the anims category, where the particular animplayer supplied with the animation may not work with your operating system or hardware setup. If this is the case, I recommend you find an ANIM-5 player that does work and replace the other player (This does not work for Moviesetter and otherproprietary animations.)
The Memory requirement for each animation can vary from the amount stated in the list depending on your hardware and operating system setup, extra floppy or hard drives, and newer operating systems all eat up memory, so you may require more memory than the amount stated (Probably not more than 512K, hopefully)
AGA chipset Amigas, such as the A4000 and A1200 and their 3.0 operating system will sometimes cause the Movieplayer program to fail, giving a "not enough memory" error, even when plenty is available. If you have an AGA machine an have this problem, try shutting down some programs and/or using the Screenmode Preferences to change the Workbench screen to a lower resolution with fewer colors. It will usually play the animation after that, Although the new graphics chips in combination with the faster processors (68020 or better) will often cause some animations to run faster than they were intended to. For best results with old Moviesetter animations, Reboot your AGA machine holding down both mouse buttons to start it up emulating the older chipset version.
- Asterisks: when a listing has one or more asterisks after it, look up the corresponding code.
Aerotoons(all require 1 megabyte and are made with Gold Disk's Moviesetter unless otherwise stated)
Stealthy Maneuver 1989 The Swiss Army F-16 in Combat 1989, 1.5 meg Stealth Bomber 1989 Skydive 1989 Navy Aggressor Training 1989 Soviet Soft Landing 1989 Korean Conflict 1989 VTOL contest 1989, 1.5 meg Stealthy Maneuver II 1990 Vietnam Conflict 1990 Shuttlecock 1991 ATF Agility 1990,91, Disney studio Camouflage 1991 Gulf Conflict 1991, 2 meg Unsporting 1992, 2 meg
E.S. Productions(same conditions as the aerotoons)
How to Run into a Wall 1989 Coyote 2: The Road Test 1989, 1.5 meg Juggler Demo II 1989 At the Movies 1990, 1 and 2 meg versions Pogo: Miz Ma'm'selle 1990, 2-meg Batman 1990 Juggette Demo II 1990 Terminal 1990 Late Night 1990 The History of Amy the Squirrel 1990, DeluxeVideo 3 The Anti-Lemmin Demo 1991, 2 meg(2.5 if HD) The Dating Game: A Flip the Frog Cartoon. *1991, 3 meg(3.5 if WB_2.0) At the Movies 2 - 1, 2, 3 meg (3.5meg best) *1991, Director 2 *** Amy Vs. Walker 2 1992, 3 meg A Day at the Beach: A Flip the Frog Cartoon. *1992, 3 meg(3.5 if WB_2.0) Juggette 3 - Balls of Wrath 1992, 2 meg Quality Time: A Flip the Frog Cartoon. *1993, 5 meg Bait Masking 1993, 2 meg The Girls of ES productions Multimedia Demo 1993, Hyperbook **** Morphy the Magic Man (AGA and ECS versions) 1994, 4 meg(AGA), 2meg(ECS)
Anims(short looping things, made with Dpaint 3/4 and/or sculpt 4Djr. All of them run in one meg, some less)
Amy Walks 1989 Juggette Anim 1989 E.S. Anim 1989 Stealth Flyby 1990 Juggler jr. 1990 City Jumper 1990 Amy Jogs 1990 Amy vs. Walker 1990 The Big Sneeze 1990 E.S. Tor Anim 1990 Amy Does Schwab 1991 Asteroids 1989/92 PacMan 1989/92 Batman.anim 1989/92 4 Fantavision Films **1992 Fantavision Amy Walks 2 1992 Puppies from Mars 1993Filenames or archive names may differ from the ones I've given here.
* ShareWare, Pay $5 or whatever you feel it's worth ** Fantavision Animations sometimes do not run correctly on AGA chipset machines for an as yet unknown reason. Check your monitor and screen preferences. *** Animations created in Director 2 (such as At the Movies 2) have been reported as not working on AGA machines. The problem will be looked into. **** This Hyperbook demo needs an Amiga with at least 1 meg of CHIP ram to run in full capacity, 512K Chip ram Amigas will not be able to view all the pictures from the multimedia setup.
LicenseAll E.S. Productions, Aerotoons, and other Eric Schwartz animations are Copyright ©1989 thru 1994 Eric W. Schwartz. These animations are NOT, NOT! to be considered Public Domain. All animations are copyrighted but freely distributable, with a few categorized as Shareware. The animations should not be sold for much more than the price of the disks and the time and energy required to copy. I also request that my permission be obtained before the animation is transferred to any other medium such as video, print, or computer formats other than Amiga (such as Mac,Unix,or MS-DOS).
Characters that I have created, such as Amy the Squirrel, Clarisse Cat, and Flip the Frog are Copyright © 1994 Eric W. Schwartz. Do NOT use these characters in your own works unless you are willing to accept the consequences. I might not sue you for creating a work using my characters, but then again I might, especially if I consider the work particularly vulgar (Back from the Beach) or insulting to myself or my characters. At the very least, if your mind is made up to use my characters despite my please, for GOD'S SAKE TRY DRAWING THEM YOURSELF! I'm more impressed by people that show skill rather than cut-and-paste abilities.
DistributionThese anims are available all over but there are only two officially ordained distributors.(ones I fully approve of) Any distributor on this list, or one who receives my anims from one of these sources is O.K. in my book, otherwise I cannot confirm quality or SAFETY (I do my best to stay virus-free) of the animations. I do not mind free distribution of my anims as long as no one makes their own claim to my work.
Official disributors of Eric Schwartz animations are:
the Fred Fish Amiga Library, 1835 E. Belmont Dr. Tempe, Arizona 85284 USA The AFIT Amiga users group. BBS No. (513) 879-9798 Write to -- E.S. Anims c/o AFIT AUG P.O. Box 4114 Dayton, OH 45401-4114 USA(This is the source I most recommend for getting my Anims)
I do not handle orders personally, and I recommend the AFIT group more than writing to me, as they can turnaround an order quickly and I cannot.
- As Always
- Eric Schwartz
This list version (3.5) was finalized on February 14, 1994
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