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Forum: request.Old Rare Games Yesterday, 19:33
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Posted By DrBong
Sorry mate, nada x 2 on those other requests....

Sorry mate, nada x 2 on those other requests. I've been keeping my eyes open for Asterix, but I think that one's even hard to come by in France! :(

Cool that you got the Jack Nicklaus 1990 data...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games Yesterday, 19:08
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By DrBong
Strange how this one never saw a scene release...

Strange how this one never saw a scene release back in the day and that no-one has imaged the original! :confused Anyway, have a look at the ReadMe file in the archive. This Jack Nicklaus data disk...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 January 2020, 21:46
Replies: 46
Views: 1,173
Posted By DrBong
A few interesting (if not curious) insights into...

A few interesting (if not curious) insights into the failure of the CD-i and its competitors - including the CDTV - in the U.S. market are revealed in this excerpt from a paper entitled "Problems of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 January 2020, 21:45
Replies: 46
Views: 1,173
Posted By DrBong
I think "The Truth About the CDTV...

I think "The Truth About the CDTV (http://eab.abime.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=52935&d=1493445263)" summarises the failure of the CDTV quite nicely, at least in the UK market:

THE LAUNCH...
Forum: support.Games 23 January 2020, 20:47
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By DrBong
Awesome....another obscure Amiga game saved!...

Awesome....another obscure Amiga game saved! :bowdown





An ADF (and a raw dump so Denis can make an IPF, if possible) would be most appreciated.

Do you mind if I use the screenshots on...
Forum: support.Games 23 January 2020, 20:40
Replies: 42
Views: 1,567
Posted By DrBong
Strange?? Not really if the AtariMania game entry...

Strange?? Not really if the AtariMania game entry was created some years ago before info. about these sort of things became more plentiful on the net. Every game database - and I do mean EVERY game...
Forum: Coders. General 23 January 2020, 20:12
Replies: 67
Views: 7,711
Posted By DrBong
Out of curiosity, can you name some of the games...

Out of curiosity, can you name some of the games you're talking about here and briefly describe the protection? More than a few of the earlier ones that pre-dated Copylock...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 January 2020, 19:54
Replies: 26
Views: 952
Posted By DrBong
Jim Power (http://hol.abime.net/798), Brian the...

Jim Power (http://hol.abime.net/798), Brian the Lion, (http://hol.abime.net/hol_search.php?find=brian%20the%20lion) Unreal (http://hol.abime.net/1819) and Lionheart (http://hol.abime.net/894), to...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 January 2020, 19:37
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By DrBong
I can't see why not as, from memory, all chipram...

I can't see why not as, from memory, all chipram expansions for the A500 were designed to work with 1MB trapdoor ram expansions. Isolation of pin 41 of the Agnus 8372A chip in the 1MB mod, as I read...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 22 January 2020, 08:34
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By DrBong
You just did! ;) Have another look at who wrote...

You just did! ;) Have another look at who wrote the Ruff & Tumble patch (http://www.whdload.de/games/RuffNTumble.html).
Forum: support.Games 18 January 2020, 20:32
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By DrBong
Yep, another extremely obscure CCS wargame...

Yep, another extremely obscure CCS wargame (http://hol.abime.net/hol_search.php?N_ref_publisher=740) that made the jump from 8-bit platforms to the Amiga that we didn't know about! Of course, it's...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 January 2020, 20:24
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By DrBong
Good to know I was on the right track. In that...

Good to know I was on the right track. In that case, here are a few tentative suggestions that you might want to check out for yourself by plugging them into YouTube:

- Skyfox II...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 January 2020, 20:08
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By DrBong
Awesome stuff Mike! :great It constantly amazes...

Awesome stuff Mike! :great It constantly amazes me what demo coders are extracting from the likes of the C64 and standard A500/1000 these days.
Forum: Amiga scene 18 January 2020, 20:02
Replies: 129
Views: 6,708
Posted By DrBong
Small blessings, the only fires I'm having to put...

Small blessings, the only fires I'm having to put out atm are the ones on the family/work fronts. Tragically, there are some very real bushfires raging in half the states here in Oz atm - half of...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 January 2020, 19:37
Replies: 129
Views: 6,708
Posted By DrBong
It should get done when I'm given some time to...

It should get done when I'm given some time to scratch my nuts and maybe boot the game up to take some screenshots. Patience is very much a virtue in this busy world of ours! ;)



Thanks mate,...
Forum: support.Games 18 January 2020, 19:11
Replies: 42
Views: 1,567
Posted By DrBong
That's because there is none...

That's because there is none (http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=1371567&postcount=13)! :p The Atari ST only had a French version released, and the Amiga somehow had a Spanish version released on...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 January 2020, 20:09
Replies: 23
Views: 518
Posted By DrBong
Arcade games here in Oz in the 80s were on the...

Arcade games here in Oz in the 80s were on the pricey side (at least for a schoolboy like me of meagre pocket money!), but I do remember having a growing crowd of people around me one time when I was...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 January 2020, 19:51
Replies: 117
Views: 15,148
Posted By DrBong
In the Zone. Enjoy!

In the Zone. Enjoy!
Forum: support.Games 16 January 2020, 19:34
Replies: 24
Views: 1,631
Posted By DrBong
I'm sure you do! :agree Great coders always keep...

I'm sure you do! :agree Great coders always keep all their source code and testing tools - they just lose them by not making backups!! ;)



I'm a hot-blooded Sicilian....you tell me their names...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 January 2020, 19:12
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By DrBong
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't "Star Raiders...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't "Star Raiders II" differ quite a bit in terms of gameplay elements from the original Atari release of "Star Raiders"? Presumably, this was largely because it was...
Forum: support.Games 16 January 2020, 19:03
Replies: 24
Views: 1,631
Posted By DrBong
Works beautifully on A1200/030, but crapped out...

Works beautifully on A1200/030, but crapped out on an 040 machine here when I tried it a while back.....which suggests that it needs an official WHDLoad patch with a dedicated slave to work under all...
Forum: support.Games 14 January 2020, 20:32
Replies: 42
Views: 1,567
Posted By DrBong
What confused me about your first post is that...

What confused me about your first post is that the Atari ST, from all accounts, only had a French version of the game released for it. True? However, you then went on to talk about an Amiga port of...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 14 January 2020, 20:03
Replies: 32
Views: 5,085
Posted By DrBong
Bloody hell! You must've seen my upload to the...

Bloody hell! You must've seen my upload to the FTP server before I'd even finished firing off my PM to you about it!! :shocked;):lol Bummer about the graphical glitches also being present on the...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 January 2020, 13:24
Replies: 60
Views: 4,392
Posted By DrBong
Not if they're cached. Lotsa smaller files will...

Not if they're cached. Lotsa smaller files will likely load quicker than fewer big files. That's why files are usually preferable to disk images under WHDLoad.
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 23 November 2019, 19:06
Replies: 510
Views: 45,926
Posted By DrBong
Some of the IPFs in your list overlap with...

Some of the IPFs in your list overlap with Haynor's MIA list and are not available anywhere (e.g. [2758] Flowers of Crystal). The remainder on your list should be included in the 2018 TOSEC updates...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 03 November 2019, 13:16
Replies: 510
Views: 45,926
Posted By DrBong
You're welcome....hope you had a good one! :cool ...

You're welcome....hope you had a good one! :cool



You're welcome and the less said about you & your bell, the better methinks! :nervous :p

As for the French compilation version of Crazy...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 29 October 2019, 13:27
Replies: 510
Views: 45,926
Posted By DrBong
<cue Lurch from the Addams Family> You raaaang!...

<cue Lurch from the Addams Family> You raaaang! :laughing



Most sane Ebay sellers tend to accept significantly lower offers than the BIN price when Amiga games go unsold for several months....
Forum: Coders. General 18 June 2019, 22:47
Replies: 85
Views: 7,467
Posted By DrBong
That's quite an interesting outcome.....but, as...

That's quite an interesting outcome.....but, as you said, decompressing the Gzip packed data files might offer a challenge (I wonder if Lx (http://aminet.net/package/util/arc/Lx_v2.2) will detect the...
Forum: Coders. General 17 June 2019, 00:22
Replies: 85
Views: 7,467
Posted By DrBong
Yeh, what Phill said. Shrinkler...

Yeh, what Phill said. Shrinkler (http://aminet.net/package/dev/cross/Shrinkler) will usually get the best bang for your buck for compression, but it's very very slow (e.g. took ~3 minutes IIRC to...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 17 May 2019, 17:41
Replies: 30
Views: 2,937
Posted By DrBong
As I originally thought, all commercial releases...

As I originally thought, all commercial releases of Battleships appear to have speech. Makes me wonder whether all the cracks without speech came from leaked beta copies of the game, or if the cracks...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 12 May 2019, 21:54
Replies: 30
Views: 2,937
Posted By DrBong
You clearly are not reading and understanding...

You clearly are not reading and understanding what I posted! :guru I'll give it one more crack at explaining, though. The FTP server link I posted contained an Axxess crack that was labelled as...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 12 May 2019, 20:46
Replies: 30
Views: 2,937
Posted By DrBong
Well, you said you checked all the ones in...

Well, you said you checked all the ones in TOSEC....but on the FTP server there is an upload by Niobyte for an Axxess crack that has been labelled "not in TOSEC". I'm sure you know that not...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 12 May 2019, 18:57
Replies: 2
Views: 859
Posted By DrBong
@Gzegzolka Did you look on Aminet?! ;) IIRC, it...

@Gzegzolka
Did you look on Aminet?! ;) IIRC, it should be the Powder V0.5 demo that you're looking for from 1991.

http://aminet.net/search?path[]=game/demo&readme=powder
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 12 May 2019, 18:52
Replies: 30
Views: 2,937
Posted By DrBong
So none of the Axxess cracks of Battleships on...

So none of the Axxess cracks of Battleships on the FTP server have the speech in it?

https://is.gd/uo60rC
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 05 May 2019, 21:47
Replies: 510
Views: 45,926
Posted By DrBong
Thanks mate! :great All IPFs listed...

Thanks mate! :great

All IPFs listed below.....in the Zone. Enjoy! :cool

Leonardo_2821
OfficialEvertonF.C.Intelligensia_2975

@Damien
Get to it sunshine! :D
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 03 May 2019, 21:35
Replies: 510
Views: 45,926
Posted By DrBong
Hello EAB peeps! Long time no see, I know.....but...

Hello EAB peeps! Long time no see, I know.....but it's been a very busy, hard year here thus far on the family/work fronts. The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated, however! ;)
...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 03 February 2019, 21:57
Replies: 510
Views: 45,926
Posted By DrBong
@All Here's a quick one that knocks the number...

@All
Here's a quick one that knocks the number of MIA releases down to 30 - IPF of SpaceJob_1431.....in the Zone. Enjoy! :cool





Denis, any news yet on the raw dumps for Time Bandit?
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 31 January 2019, 16:41
Replies: 510
Views: 45,926
Posted By DrBong
I don't know that there was ever a Time Bandit...

I don't know that there was ever a Time Bandit V1.x release for the Amiga, as there only appear to be V2.0/2.1 releases for the ST (which probably formed the basis for the Amiga port). Anyway, I have...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 24 January 2019, 19:21
Replies: 510
Views: 45,926
Posted By DrBong
Down, but not out. Out of the ashes rises the...

Down, but not out. Out of the ashes rises the phoenix! Here's another magnificent seven, courtesy of our favourite Frenchman!!! :great All IPFs listed below.....in the Zone. Enjoy!

Brainball_2819...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 January 2019, 13:14
Replies: 51
Views: 6,564
Posted By DrBong
@Jeff It's not a coincidence - have a look at...

@Jeff
It's not a coincidence - have a look at the trivia in the notes of the HOL entry! ;)

http://hol.abime.net/469

If you're a real fan of the game, then you'll probably enjoy this 2004...
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