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13 July 2001, 13:29
these are the ones that come into my mind right now, I'm feeling free to edit this list to add some more stuff.
- Deep Space (my copy is definitely 100% working, looking through it revealed that it was copied from the *original* disk using extra hardware e.g. CYCLONE, so this simply *cannot* work with emulators because it still contains FULL copy-protection
Briefly: this is a BASTARD. I honestly tried to at least warp it with each and every warper tool available on WHDLoad on my REAL A500 -- bummer. Really *no* *way*. Instead, errors, errors, errors ...)
- Terrorpods OCS
(we had this on the AEN board long ago)
- Side Arms (got an image done with transdisk from a guy that was absolutely unusable on any Amiga-like system (the disk, not the guy <grin><scnr> :D))
[Update!] (2001/09/06) Working Quartex crack uploaded by CodyJarrett!
- The Halley Project (a warp exists, but that can't just be "converted" to ADF in a blink of an eye)
[Update!] (2001/07/14) DONE by Codetapper! Works perfectly on WinFellow!
- Dragon's Breath
- Realm of the trolls aka Down At The Trolls
(was never cracked at all iirc)
- Arctic Fox (all images on the net seem rotten to the core, what we need is a *working* original Codetapper or others can crack from the start)
That's all I know for now...
14 July 2001, 01:15
OK dudes, another game bites the dust!
If you unpack Halley Project warp onto an Amiga disk using MFMWarp and Deep mode, it unpacks OK...
MFMWarp WRITE Halley.wrp DEEP
Then install the disk as the bootblock seems to be some stupid thing which just waits for the mouse button and crashes.
If you load the game with no caches and in OCS mode on a real Amiga, it will load and work (a strange game with a *really* weird title track using samples, a bit like Starglider's intro music... No idea what language the singer is singing in!)
Track 78 has the copy protection (utter shit) which will not image properly. Hence if you try and create an ADF with a standard tool like DIC it will find the error on the track, skip it but the game will not work. The drive will grind for a few times and then hang.
I have made a WHDLoad version which seems to work nicely (and saves pilot data, fixes bugs etc) and will try and create an ADF version now... I removed the protection and tried to load the game but it just guru's on both WinUAE and Fellow - I think the loader is the problem. Possibly dropping a Rob Northen loader onto the disk might get it to work (I will try).
Otherwise you'll just have to live with the WHDLoad version...
I will upload one or both shortly...
14 July 2001, 04:18
This does not work on some emulators but works on real Amiga's (well mine anyway :)
HD version will be on the WHDLoad site shortly which will allow you to play the game on all emulators (using this disk image)...
14 July 2001, 04:36
This is just too groovy. The first ever crack (well, obviously far more than just a crack...) of one of the all-time great obscurities! I've said it before and I'll say it again...Codetapper, you rule!
14 July 2001, 13:33
Hmm, looks like I need to upgrade my version of Fellow... I still use v0.3.5 (dos) as it has the best/fastest debugger. I will test my stuff in WinUAE from now but I'm glad it does work...
BTW, anyone know how to play it properly? I fluked getting to earth once and landing (only to be told to go back to the comet!) but the direction thing seems totally bizarre - I have no idea whether the little radar direction or the part you are looking at out the window is the direction you move in or anything...
PS: What did you lads think of the music? Strange eh!
14 July 2001, 13:38
yep sounds like ancient 1978 funky disco sound ... "fly robin fly" or something ;) -- but definitely NOT like 1986. ;)
14 July 2001, 14:38
IŽll be damned!!! I had to download it and try it out just to be sure it wasnŽt an evil joke or something. But it WORKS!
Codetapper, IŽm glad you live far away from me. That way I canŽt buy you the amount of beer you deserve! Cheers anyway!
14 July 2001, 23:07
So how long before we get the corresponding Cody double-barrel screenshot?
Fred the Fop
20 July 2001, 09:53
Well its been more than a week, Twist. Any comment, Cody?
20 July 2001, 10:11
I am shocked. The man is slipping. Perhaps he simply can't be arsed? I'd hate to have to do it for him. I might even feel the urge to not center the images properly... :)
20 July 2001, 10:15
There it is!
Fred the Fop
27 July 2001, 08:13
I have about HAD it trying to get the bloody game to work in WinFellow. Would some on kindly upload a config? Merci!:)
28 July 2001, 20:57
before I upload a config here, MAKE SURE you're using a recent snapshot of WinFellow and not an old version.
Secondly, you had better use ORIGINAL floppy speed instead of Fast Disk DMA but because I had problems with the latter setting.
25 August 2001, 03:41
Heck, why didn't I try this before?!
Halley project works perfectly with WinUAE-JIT 0.8.16 R4!
Thanks to Zaxxon from Bella Italia for telling me this simple truth! :p:p
06 September 2001, 16:14
I meant to do this before, but I've uploaded Side Arms to the ADF-Zone, which was in the list at the top of this thread.
07 September 2001, 04:51
Terrorpods. I only have an ADF of this game that's been LZXed and extracts to RAD:
Can someone upload it if you have it?
09 September 2001, 05:19
Thanks Cody - very kind of you man! :)
I'll see what I can do for you ... *looking at that stone-old thread with your request list* :) stay tuned :)
Fred the Fop
09 September 2001, 21:35
Amigaboy, you are referring to the OCS version? If so all I have is the ECS one.
09 September 2001, 23:58
There's different versions?
ok. I want them both then :)
10 September 2001, 00:09
Of Terrorpods??? I don't think so. The game was originally released during the OCS era and was never released for ECS that I am aware of. And the only version I have ever seen of that game circulating anywhere is the JST version that everyone has. That and the hardware-copied versions, which certainly haven't circulated on the net. Even my hardware-copied version has since developed R/W errors, so I had to buy the bloody original (I wanted it anyhow...)
10 September 2001, 00:35
Well, what we need is someone with the ORIGINAL of Terrorpods OCS who can dump it, MFM or whatever.
Supposed Codetapper can sandwich some time again, we could get the FIRST CRACKED VERSION EVER of Terrorpods OCS because an earlier discussion somewhere else (Twist, you might remember) revealed that there wasn't any cracked version available anytime. Might be wrong, but...
10 September 2001, 01:15
Is it a disk protection or manual protection?
10 September 2001, 02:06
Disk-based. Pretty sure it's MFM. I can warp up my original and send it up (assuming I can figure out how to get my Amiga and PC transferring up and running tonight...)
09 February 2002, 09:53
Seeing as how the posts on this subject are pretty old, I don't know if anybody ever got the OCS version of Terrorpods into an emulator-usable form or not. If not, I have the original and would be happy to try to warp it up and upload it for cracking, assuming that anyone is still interested. If somebody has already cracked it by now, I'd love to get a copy - I have the non-OCS version, but it's just not the same thing.
09 February 2002, 14:33
I'm glad you brought this up because I don't remember any response to the ECS/OCS question. I still know of no ECS version (a version created/released after the introduction of ECS). AFAIK, there is only one release of Terrorpods. I still have my original (two copies, probably), but with a dead Amiga keyboard on my A2000, I really cannot do much of anything on my machine.
What is it that makes your version non-OCS? To the best of my knowledge, none of us ever warped up our original(s) of the game, so feel free to do this. And TIA!
09 February 2002, 20:58
Hey man you rule! :thumbs_up
Thanks for digging up this old thingie, for I would NEVER have opened another thread for this game because it would definitely have been annoying for the EAB people.
So I'm looking forward to seeing a working copy of this game, possibly working on my good old A500! :)
I have the non-OCS version, but it's just not the same thing.You mean this HD-installable version crammed on one ADF image? :laugh
10 February 2002, 07:25
To answer Twistin's question, I may have misspoken by calling the cracked version I have "non-OCS", as I'm not particularly sure that it requires ECS. It's the HD installable version that is the only one I've seen on the net, which is probably the same version that Andreas is referring to. That one is HD installable, and is set up to run from RAD:. The docs on disk say that it requires at least Kickstart 2.0 and 4 MB of ram. Of course my original runs quite nicely in as little as 512K with Kickstart 1.2 or 1.3.
I'll try to warp up my original, but it may take a while. I'll have to get MFMWarp onto my A500, while dealing with a HD that has started to have problems spinning up. Usually after a half hour or so, it DOES finally decide to come to life, but it's annoying. By the way, if anybody has any tips for warping something like this I'd appreciate hearing them - I haven't done this before, and I don't want to waste anybody's time and effort by sending them a dump that is useless.
10 February 2002, 11:04
which is probably the same version that Andreas is referring to.
We DO mean the same version. As you say "available on the net", everything is plain clear. :)
10 February 2002, 11:33
Well, I'm having no luck with warping my original up. I'm trying to use MFMWarp with an early version of KS/WB 2.0, and seem to be missing some required libraries. I get an error that says it is unable to get 'HFMN' xpk-packer, whatever that is. Anybody know what I need to be able to warp this up?
10 February 2002, 11:45
I had the same problem, Here are the links
Thanks to Amigaboy and Twistin Ghost help. Take note, you may or maynot need the last file, but it made it work on my A600HD.
10 February 2002, 13:07
Codetapper's page has some very helpful info on warping disks too (zap.to/action).
10 February 2002, 14:20
Thanks, folks! I've now managed to dump the disk, though whether I've done it properly, I'm not sure. I dumped it into 4 .mfm files using mfmwarp with the "deep" option. If that is enough to be usable to anyone, I'll gladly send it along. I don't know if this is the kind of thing that I should upload to the zone, or simply e-mail to an interested party. If somebody will let me know if they want it and tell me the preferred method for sending it, I'll send it next time I'm online.
11 February 2002, 18:33
Send me your MFM images and I will do a WHDLoad install and a cracked ADF, check your PRIVATE MAIL
11 February 2002, 23:59
All hail King Galahad!!! :D
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