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16 September 2001, 15:14
a second+third request from me, this time it's a VERY old game first:
1. the submarine game Up-Scope.
I could get a version from the Dream Zone, and from some other obscure place, and they were identical: cracked by THE CHAMPS. For the record, the CRC is 4c20bf3e. Both have the same R/W error, caused by a invalid checksum in Block 5.
I wouldn't dare change the checksum to a valid value, not in this case, because this is likely to break everything.
2. Barbarian (I) by PALACE (not the Psygnosis version, please check first!)
This game is quite common (CRC:ab43455a), however I haven't seen any game that did NOT have the R/W error, preventing the sound from playing.
Update! I just did it myself! I found a non-DEFJAM crack (somewhere :D) and I just replaced the non-working files with the ones from the other disk! All files have been copied to a fresh disk again. --> ADF Zone
Thanks in advance.
16 September 2001, 23:56
Who cracked it? DEFJAM too?
OK, if you find it, you may upload it. :)
However, Up-Scope is HIGH priority, because I didn't see a working version anywhere (yet).
18 September 2001, 00:03
ah. There's no speech in my version either
Everytime that frog dude comes on and takes away the body after getting a head chopped off, you're supposed to hear him laugh....At least that's how it is on the C64
18 September 2001, 03:39
Sorry, I didnt check its CRC. You should have mentioned the samples, that could have saved me an upload! :)
I have dloaded your version, will check it out tomorrow (I left it at work)
18 September 2001, 15:47
Whoa Akira....the thrill is getting higher and higher...can't wait for you to check out that big difference :)
Fred the Fop
18 September 2001, 23:45
A nice development. Last night, I was playing Palace Barbarian..and no sound. I had the same version as you and Akira had problems with, Andreas.
Then I remembered that there was a game published by Palace(?) as well called Deathsword. I will upload when I get home.
I am not sure if Deathsword had the same problem.
here is a link to The Palace.de....
The screens are of the C 64 version, tho.
Also, on a side note, if anyone ever has had troubleplaying the Psygnosis version of Barbarian 1 in emulation, just ask for config, I got it working:)
Fred the Fop
19 September 2001, 06:33
Well I uploaded Deathsword, Ian and Andreas..try it, I included a config that worked like a charm in 8.14 r1-3 and 8.17 r1.
Ian, keep pic:)
19 September 2001, 18:21
What on earth? What versin of Barbarian is that, fred? I never knew the same game had other names!
Fred the Fop
19 September 2001, 19:04
I have no idea, Akira, I just found this recently, i think from XT Power. How about you try it? I have uploaded this gem to the ADF zone.
19 September 2001, 19:19
I think it's the American thing again. Marketing people like to be seen to actually do something, instead of lying all the time, so they do studies and conclude that games should have different names in different countries.
So, I think Barbarian is the European name and Death Sword is the US name.
Sometimes I cannot fathom why there was a name change. For example, Mindscape's snappy (but admitedly, unoriginal) name of Legend was changed to The Four Crystals Of Trazere in the US.
Same with Kult, which became Chambers Of The Psi-Mutant Priestess.
I sometimes miss films here in Paris because I don't recognise the film from the French title. Sometimes it's obvious: Edward Scissorhands becomes Edward Aux Mains D'Argent. Jaws is Les Dents.
Worst of all was The Madness Of King George film - the title was altered from the stage play name of something like The Madness Of King George III, because they thought people would question why they hadn't seen the first two films in the trilogy.
19 September 2001, 19:37
Yes this is extremely stupid. Also teh compromises they use to take when converting, liek Brutal Sports Football being converetd onto CRazy Footbal and the blood taken out. Stupid censorship.
Nintendo of America likes to do this kind of shit a lot, that's why Im importing most fo my games from japan :P I want them untouched!
03 October 2001, 23:36
I'm still looking for Up-Scope (that was the second one from above).
Thanks in advance.
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