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Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Today, 09:42
Replies: 9
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Posted By jotd
I don't care about anti AR code now that I...

I don't care about anti AR code now that I exclusively use WinUAE debugger. Once you're used to it, it's super powerful.
Forum: support.Other Today, 09:39
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By jotd
I once fried the controller card of my WD drive...

I once fried the controller card of my WD drive with all amiga stuff on it, by shorting it with an external IDE reader (some metal parts touched the board)

I bought the exact same WD drive,...
Forum: support.Other Yesterday, 17:19
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By jotd
of course don't install it on the drive you want...

of course don't install it on the drive you want to repair
Forum: support.Other Yesterday, 16:29
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By jotd
Stellar NTFS recovery does wonders with lost FAT...

Stellar NTFS recovery does wonders with lost FAT sectors
Forum: Coders. General Yesterday, 12:48
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By jotd
sorry this isn't MAME. But if you have the game...

sorry this isn't MAME. But if you have the game running under whdload you can use a trainer or request one

from winuae, use a memwatch (w 0 address 1 W) to see where the address of lives is...
Forum: project.EAB Yesterday, 10:13
Replies: 150
Views: 22,832
Posted By jotd
anyway DamienD nice to see that you're still...

anyway DamienD nice to see that you're still active even if not moderating. I bet you're missing those "delete spammer" buttons though.
Forum: support.Hardware 11 August 2020, 11:27
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By jotd
I had workarounded one of those issues by 1)...

I had workarounded one of those issues by 1) using a compilation disc containing a zillion games that I don't need to swap 2) taping the lid.
Forum: support.Hardware 11 August 2020, 09:15
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By jotd
weren't those sponges there to make up for an...

weren't those sponges there to make up for an existing problem?

Disc is not spinning not because of the sponges, but because of the plunger being worn out and not making contact (bottom right). So...
Forum: News 10 August 2020, 20:36
Replies: 70
Views: 3,646
Posted By jotd
joy of finding stuff out, like the bootblock...

joy of finding stuff out, like the bootblock encryption. I suppose the game was to be protected in some way.
Forum: News 10 August 2020, 19:13
Replies: 70
Views: 3,646
Posted By jotd
I'll try to provide some instructions. Not sure...

I'll try to provide some instructions. Not sure about the teleports in world 2.
Forum: News 10 August 2020, 18:29
Replies: 70
Views: 3,646
Posted By jotd
it's really super hard. There are 25 levels split...

it's really super hard. There are 25 levels split in 5 different worlds, and 2 subgames to gain special items (hold FIRE to select) or lives.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 August 2020, 15:33
Replies: 46
Views: 2,565
Posted By jotd
not all dongles were the same, and the protection...

not all dongles were the same, and the protection code could be just very easy to crack. There isn't any standard dongle or dongle read code (as opposed to RobNorthen copylock protected track and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 August 2020, 15:32
Replies: 15
Views: 1,373
Posted By jotd
don't you like all those failed projects ?

don't you like all those failed projects ?
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 09 August 2020, 22:12
Replies: 41
Views: 1,787
Posted By jotd
my experience is: as soon as you design a level...

my experience is: as soon as you design a level editor, noone uses it to create new levels because it's generally tedious.

So create a level editor if you need it and share it, but don't waste...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 09 August 2020, 18:55
Replies: 41
Views: 1,787
Posted By jotd
reminds me of "Bombyx" on Oric (8 bit 8 color...

reminds me of "Bombyx" on Oric (8 bit 8 color computer). I loved that game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VtRCcuGsR4

guess who coded it? https://www.oric.org/software/bombyx-1062.html

=>...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 August 2020, 15:03
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By jotd
thanks for wasting my time

thanks for wasting my time
Forum: News 07 August 2020, 22:40
Replies: 70
Views: 3,646
Posted By jotd
whdload beta install in the zone. It could be...

whdload beta install in the zone. It could be released as is but there are a lot of "TODO" to enhance gameplay. And I'm not going to have time tomorrow, so ... enjoy and report bugs

- CUSTOM2 to...
Forum: support.Apps 07 August 2020, 12:50
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By jotd
if file has been edited on windows you could have...

if file has been edited on windows you could have stray CR chars
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 August 2020, 19:21
Replies: 46
Views: 2,565
Posted By jotd
@Stingray no worries :) I perfectly understood...

@Stingray no worries :) I perfectly understood that. And I admit I don't want to spend hours to crack something that I can bypass some other way.

Yes, I agree, it's more satisfactory to change 3...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 August 2020, 17:20
Replies: 46
Views: 2,565
Posted By jotd
I remember Silkworm: thanks to Il Scuro for...

I remember Silkworm: thanks to Il Scuro for providing the original (they couldn't crack it)

@Stingray I knew you were going to criticize my crack :) Yes, I didn't reverse the encryption / the disk...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 August 2020, 13:15
Replies: 46
Views: 2,565
Posted By jotd
first samurai had copylock to access level 1....

first samurai had copylock to access level 1. then manual protection then comylock at level 4

then again at level 9 of 10 (last).

first crack i got hold of only allowed to play the first level....
Forum: support.Games 06 August 2020, 13:10
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By jotd
not without changing game code no

not without changing game code no
Forum: support.Games 06 August 2020, 12:03
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By jotd
I doubt that will work. Disabling sprites is...

I doubt that will work. Disabling sprites is easy, but it's very possible that the HUD parts are blitted (so ORed/ANDed) above the playfield bitplanes. It just can't be a separate bitplane if you...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 August 2020, 21:14
Replies: 46
Views: 2,565
Posted By jotd
I cracked Arctic Fox, for whdload. @mcgeezer...

I cracked Arctic Fox, for whdload.

@mcgeezer I think if a game took 1 week to crack then yes, definitely it was a major gain to the software companies. Of course, even better if the crack missed a...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 04 August 2020, 17:29
Replies: 46
Views: 2,565
Posted By jotd
it could have been better by not hiding the...

it could have been better by not hiding the dongle check but by using checksums to make sure that the check code wasn't altered. Or avoiding the hype altogether by using a standard protection + code...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 04 August 2020, 08:27
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By jotd
don't forget that the blitter not only copies but...

don't forget that the blitter not only copies but shifts & masks.
Forum: support.Games 03 August 2020, 22:53
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By jotd
make sure you're using CD32 config (cd32...

make sure you're using CD32 config (cd32 chipset). this game uses cd32 hardware cd calls
Forum: News 02 August 2020, 23:02
Replies: 70
Views: 3,646
Posted By jotd
don't worry, I'll add a trainer/level select if I...

don't worry, I'll add a trainer/level select if I can.
Forum: News 02 August 2020, 21:22
Replies: 70
Views: 3,646
Posted By jotd
game has nasty boot encryption (that I just...

game has nasty boot encryption (that I just bypassed :)) reminding of copylock code running in trace mode and all... I can boot & see the intro now. More work for the full game, but it'll be done...
Forum: support.Games 02 August 2020, 21:20
Replies: 28
Views: 1,173
Posted By jotd
Oh I didn't realize you were using kick 1.3......

Oh I didn't realize you were using kick 1.3... Either relokick + whdload or use JST which supports kick 1.3. I didn't test that particular game though
Forum: Amiga scene 02 August 2020, 18:52
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By jotd
amiga game programming is all about compromises!

amiga game programming is all about compromises!
Forum: support.Games 02 August 2020, 11:47
Replies: 28
Views: 1,173
Posted By jotd
the whdload version probably doesn't have the...

the whdload version probably doesn't have the problem since it boots on 1.3
Forum: News 01 August 2020, 23:03
Replies: 70
Views: 3,646
Posted By jotd
I started working on the whdload slave. Bootblock...

I started working on the whdload slave. Bootblock uses encrypted program right from the start. This is going to be fun :)
Forum: News 31 July 2020, 23:03
Replies: 70
Views: 3,646
Posted By jotd
nice graphics & catchy tune!! really deserves a...

nice graphics & catchy tune!! really deserves a whdload version :)
Forum: EAB's competition 30 July 2020, 19:28
Replies: 89
Views: 3,288
Posted By jotd
some EAB member told me that he played Gods to...

some EAB member told me that he played Gods to death until the point where the score overflows and the digits are becoming buggy. Not sure if he said that he did the 4 levels 17 times or something......
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 July 2020, 22:10
Replies: 67
Views: 2,638
Posted By jotd
on a 060/50 it was okay. I think I was using RTG...

on a 060/50 it was okay. I think I was using RTG through ATEO Pixel64 gfx board which may have avoided c2p. I played on a 486/66 roughly at the same time and it was maybe slightly smoother.

I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 July 2020, 21:31
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By jotd
I loved the bomb defusing game. Pick wires at...

I loved the bomb defusing game. Pick wires at random, win or lose...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 July 2020, 21:26
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By jotd
I only watched awful gameplays. The time people...

I only watched awful gameplays. The time people have to actually create videos of those bad games...
Forum: support.Demos 28 July 2020, 19:37
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By jotd
There's also CD32load that works on some games...

There's also CD32load that works on some games with 1 meg A600 with IDE FFS HD (for instance Silkworm), without OS flashes!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 July 2020, 18:45
Replies: 67
Views: 2,638
Posted By jotd
player 20 years ago on 68060 + RTG. completed it...

player 20 years ago on 68060 + RTG. completed it IIRC.
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