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Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 12 August 2020, 22:56
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Galahad/FLT
The example I gave you is to show the typical AR...

The example I gave you is to show the typical AR protection that was used, that wasn't a hint that Beast 2 used it.

An AR protection that stops the keyboard working during the game isn't much of a...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 12 August 2020, 18:58
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Galahad/FLT
I doubt this is action replay code, probably just...

I doubt this is action replay code, probably just badly written interrupt acknowlege code that lead to to failure of so many keyboard routines on faster processors.

Usually an illegal copperlist...
Forum: Coders. General 12 August 2020, 12:32
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By Galahad/FLT
Yes. Its called training the game. You need...

Yes. Its called training the game.

You need to find the instructions in the game that directly access the address for lives etc.

Requires coding ability in asm
Forum: EAB's competition 11 August 2020, 20:35
Replies: 465
Views: 26,633
Posted By Galahad/FLT
Who wants my turn? I'm a lurker

Who wants my turn? I'm a lurker
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 August 2020, 14:56
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By Galahad/FLT
it could be that the emulated system/Real Amiga...

it could be that the emulated system/Real Amiga in the video had different configuration, i.e. more memory of a certain type which places some of the important system variables in a different place...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 August 2020, 14:26
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By Galahad/FLT
Well, firstly, as your code it kinda system...

Well, firstly, as your code it kinda system friendly in parts, i'd be doing away with that ORG stuff at the top.

what that does is relocate your code to address $20000, and make it so that the...
Forum: EAB's competition 11 August 2020, 14:05
Replies: 465
Views: 26,633
Posted By Galahad/FLT
Beneath a Steel Sky?

Beneath a Steel Sky?
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 August 2020, 14:01
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By Galahad/FLT
chuck the example code up, but it looks to me...

chuck the example code up, but it looks to me like its jumping to a memory address it shouldn't.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 August 2020, 18:44
Replies: 59
Views: 2,008
Posted By Galahad/FLT
Yup, they went to the trouble of using it and i...

Yup, they went to the trouble of using it and i think it cost Ocean £1 per dongle which if I remember rightly, Ocean absorbed the cost of and didnt pass onto the user.

Why goto those lengths...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 August 2020, 16:04
Replies: 59
Views: 2,008
Posted By Galahad/FLT
I'm guessing it must have done well enough for...

I'm guessing it must have done well enough for Ocean to have helped with distribution, knowing the Amiga was still a part of Team 17's plans at that point.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 August 2020, 16:03
Replies: 59
Views: 2,008
Posted By Galahad/FLT
You have to remember, Robocop was massive for...

You have to remember, Robocop was massive for Ocean, you dont go securing the licence twice more unless you're confident you're going to see the sales.

ST and Amiga were same style of game, but...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 August 2020, 12:18
Replies: 46
Views: 2,615
Posted By Galahad/FLT
Depends on the game. Some games had lots of...

Depends on the game. Some games had lots of levels, but used the same code for every level which made life easier.

As a cracker, you have to weigh up when you've reasonably gone through the game...
Forum: support.Games 06 August 2020, 10:32
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By Galahad/FLT
Is it bitplane or Sprite based?

Is it bitplane or Sprite based?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 August 2020, 03:14
Replies: 59
Views: 2,008
Posted By Galahad/FLT
I would hazard a guess at: Shadow of the...

I would hazard a guess at:

Shadow of the Beast 1 & 2
Lemmings
Streetfighter 2
Strider
Robocop
Robocop 2
Cannon Fodder
Sensible Soccer
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 August 2020, 00:40
Replies: 59
Views: 2,008
Posted By Galahad/FLT
Xmas 93 was the Amigas last big year, and after...

Xmas 93 was the Amigas last big year, and after that, it was publishers deciding what was too far along to cancel that had to be released, and trimming back on the not so sure stuff.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 August 2020, 23:45
Replies: 46
Views: 2,615
Posted By Galahad/FLT
With the exception of some of the really early...

With the exception of some of the really early stuff like Dragons Lair, no game took a week to crack unless there was a general apathy to doing it (i.e. the game was a load of crap, and a prospective...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 August 2020, 22:56
Replies: 59
Views: 2,008
Posted By Galahad/FLT
Rainbow Arts and Thalion were both not as big as...

Rainbow Arts and Thalion were both not as big as you would imagine.

Their distribution was terrible outside Germany.

Turrican series despite its popularity didnt sell well at all because of it....
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 August 2020, 01:19
Replies: 46
Views: 2,615
Posted By Galahad/FLT
In all honesty, the entire protection was poorly...

In all honesty, the entire protection was poorly implemented.

There was subtle variations in some of the dongle checks, but not enough to stop you finding them via either of the two tell tales...
Forum: Coders. System 28 July 2020, 20:48
Replies: 16
Views: 781
Posted By Galahad/FLT
Better idea is to figure out how much chipmem you...

Better idea is to figure out how much chipmem you need to allocate in total for a stage and allocate as one block that will take care of lots of smaller allocations.

Will likely fix your memory...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 July 2020, 23:09
Replies: 342
Views: 50,873
Posted By Galahad/FLT
Yeah, sorry to be the one to say, I presumed it...

Yeah, sorry to be the one to say, I presumed it was something you would already know.

2 years in October.

In the span of 20-30 years which doesn't seem like much, a lot of talent seems to have...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 26 July 2020, 22:03
Replies: 19
Views: 735
Posted By Galahad/FLT
Psstt... Amiga version of Oids was released some...

Psstt... Amiga version of Oids was released some time ago, no need to endure it on the ST ;)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 July 2020, 22:02
Replies: 342
Views: 50,873
Posted By Galahad/FLT
So.......just being chatty or? Sadly Benn...

So.......just being chatty or?

Sadly Benn has now gone as well, can't believe its been nearly two years :(

Yeah, this thread is older than the development time of Ramrod.......... there's...
Forum: request.Modules 26 July 2020, 21:57
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By Galahad/FLT
This sounds like quite early Soundtracker stuff...

This sounds like quite early Soundtracker stuff to me, using a lot of ST-01 samples for sure, so its quite early, 1988 onwards I would say.
Forum: Coders. General 26 July 2020, 21:52
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Galahad/FLT
Hmmm, I see what you mean, but i'm just not used...

Hmmm, I see what you mean, but i'm just not used to debuggers listing that instruction like that.

If I write in code

moveq #$ffffff8e,d0, I expect D0 to have $ffffff8E, I don't think its...
Forum: Coders. General 26 July 2020, 20:40
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Galahad/FLT
HRTMon - Anyone still maintaining it?

Found a bug in it today with how it handles negative large numbers when using the MOVEQ instruction.

For instance the following:

MOVEQ #$ffffff8E,D1

Will be interpreted by HRTMon as:
...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 July 2020, 18:31
Replies: 56
Views: 3,881
Posted By Galahad/FLT
Looks great, but anything more than 020 and...

Looks great, but anything more than 020 and fastmem seems a bit overkill to me, unless there are effects going on that are not shown in the video?
Forum: request.Music 21 July 2020, 21:34
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By Galahad/FLT
What formats can't it detect?

What formats can't it detect?
Forum: request.Music 21 July 2020, 19:48
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By Galahad/FLT
No. IPF preserves the custom dìsk format, so...

No. IPF preserves the custom dìsk format, so unless you know how to decode that disk format, youre stuck.

However, if youre using winuae, it has built in prowizard and once a module is loaded and...
Forum: request.Music 21 July 2020, 18:54
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By Galahad/FLT
It doesnt matter, the data is the same, but ADF...

It doesnt matter, the data is the same, but ADF cracked disks have been around a lot longer than IPF.
Forum: Coders. General 21 July 2020, 02:45
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By Galahad/FLT
GUI front end solutions

So, back in the day, AmiMasterGear and other emulators by the same guy, had a rather nice GUI frontend to select roms, do settings and that kind of thing.

Was this all custom programmed by the...
Forum: HOL data problems 20 July 2020, 02:18
Replies: 6
Views: 1,037
Posted By Galahad/FLT
Might well have been a last second addition he...

Might well have been a last second addition he put in there and no-one spotted it or bothered to question it.
Forum: HOL data problems 19 July 2020, 22:50
Replies: 6
Views: 1,037
Posted By Galahad/FLT
Personally, I always felt that "title" on the...

Personally, I always felt that "title" on the titlescreen in the game was a nod from Andy Davidson to let people know that the Amiga version was the original and is the way Worms was intended.

It...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 July 2020, 03:47
Replies: 133
Views: 12,111
Posted By Galahad/FLT
Yeah there is. When you stop moving, the...

Yeah there is.

When you stop moving, the ship "recoils" back to the top of the screen ;)
Forum: support.Games 13 July 2020, 11:58
Replies: 30
Views: 1,735
Posted By Galahad/FLT
Stingray said it all, but to expand upon what he...

Stingray said it all, but to expand upon what he said.

1). Different Kickstarts rarely cause problems unless the games programmer has done something quite stupid as in directly calling routines in...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 13 July 2020, 00:18
Replies: 59
Views: 6,441
Posted By Galahad/FLT
Can I just ask you to ensure you don't let me...

Can I just ask you to ensure you don't let me know when its uploaded?

I just can't believe you're going to "play" through that shite again and re-record it.

Self flagellation can't be good for...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 09 July 2020, 21:01
Replies: 224
Views: 21,588
Posted By Galahad/FLT
I personally don't think the A500 could manage a...

I personally don't think the A500 could manage a steady 25frames with the design brief of Xenon 2.

I think if they had reduced the weaponry a little, it could still have been a hectic game and had...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 July 2020, 22:01
Replies: 26
Views: 1,170
Posted By Galahad/FLT
Dude, of all the games they wrote and published,...

Dude, of all the games they wrote and published, you've got 3 out of HUNDREDS.

I might still have Premier Manager 3 Deluxe and Multi-Edit, but that would be a search.

On the Gremlin A3000...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 July 2020, 21:59
Replies: 26
Views: 1,170
Posted By Galahad/FLT
No cracking for me whilst I worked in the...

No cracking for me whilst I worked in the software industry, if you look over my release history, you can see a space of a year and a half where I didn't crack any new software, but after I left, I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 July 2020, 17:38
Replies: 26
Views: 1,170
Posted By Galahad/FLT
I'm pretty sure Beast is out in the wild, so many...

I'm pretty sure Beast is out in the wild, so many people had access to it for the various conversions that I'm sure its been leaked.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 July 2020, 17:37
Replies: 26
Views: 1,170
Posted By Galahad/FLT
All the Gremlin stuff has now gone. When I was...

All the Gremlin stuff has now gone. When I was there they were quite meticulous about storing it all in a locked room.

Gremlin sold to Funcom and it all got skipped!
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