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Forum: request.Old Rare Games 31 May 2020, 18:41
Replies: 16
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Posted By mc68060
Also declaring interest in that 6GB...

Also declaring interest in that 6GB collection.... but where is it please?
Forum: Coders. Scripting 27 May 2020, 13:21
Replies: 15
Views: 626
Posted By mc68060
Cool, that's a nifty trick! You are my hero...

Cool, that's a nifty trick! You are my hero @thomas!

So here is the final script (I also had to add quotes around "$foo" to make it work):


echo >ram:test "Hello World"
set >nil: <ram:test...
Forum: Coders. Scripting 27 May 2020, 13:06
Replies: 15
Views: 626
Posted By mc68060
No, that's just for testing purposes.

No, that's just for testing purposes.
Forum: Coders. Scripting 27 May 2020, 13:04
Replies: 15
Views: 626
Posted By mc68060
Still doesn't work. Here is the test script: ...

Still doesn't work. Here is the test script:


echo >ram:test "Hello World"
set <ram:test foo
echo $foo
if $foo eq "Hello World"
echo "OK!"
else
echo "Nope!"
Forum: Coders. Scripting 27 May 2020, 13:02
Replies: 15
Views: 626
Posted By mc68060
But that doesn't solve the problem. I somehow...

But that doesn't solve the problem. I somehow need to read the contents of the file ram:test into a variable so that I compare it against the string.
Forum: Coders. Scripting 27 May 2020, 12:37
Replies: 15
Views: 626
Posted By mc68060
WTF... $foo contains "<ram:test" so redirection...

WTF... $foo contains "<ram:test" so redirection doesn't seem to work at all :( Is there any other way?
Forum: Coders. Scripting 27 May 2020, 12:13
Replies: 15
Views: 626
Posted By mc68060
Read file and compare it to a string

I want to compare the contents of a file against a string in an AmigaDOS script. Let's say I want to check if the file ram:test contains the string "Hello World". I've tried to do it like this but it...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 May 2020, 10:24
Replies: 47
Views: 2,435
Posted By mc68060
Only if it has the Atari ST version on disks with...

Only if it has the Atari ST version on disks with an Amiga label ;)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 May 2020, 22:46
Replies: 47
Views: 2,435
Posted By mc68060
Oh by the way, the manual also has "Atari ST"...

Oh by the way, the manual also has "Atari ST" printed at the bottom of every page and doesn't contain Amiga loading instructions but only ST. I should have looked at that earlier :) So I guess it's...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 May 2020, 18:13
Replies: 47
Views: 2,435
Posted By mc68060
Well, believe what you want then. I don't care....

Well, believe what you want then. I don't care. In the words of the wise DamienD: "Let's move on now people."
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 May 2020, 18:22
Replies: 47
Views: 2,435
Posted By mc68060
It's not only about the look and feel but it's...

It's not only about the look and feel but it's about combining what you see, smell and feel with your common sense. Of course, the fact that it just doesn't make sense to fake crappy Renegade of all...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 May 2020, 18:04
Replies: 47
Views: 2,435
Posted By mc68060
NES and consoles are a wholly different thing....

NES and consoles are a wholly different thing. This is a much much bigger market than Amiga ever was which of course also means that there are many many more collectors in that market. NES alone sold...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 May 2020, 17:03
Replies: 47
Views: 2,435
Posted By mc68060
And you really think somebody is able to pull off...

And you really think somebody is able to pull off such high quality replicas of the box, the Taito 1988 catalogue, the registration card (complete with PERFORATION to easily cut off the card) and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 May 2020, 16:31
Replies: 47
Views: 2,435
Posted By mc68060
Yes, the rest is definitely original. The print...

Yes, the rest is definitely original. The print quality of the box and all additional material (manual, Taito 1988 catalogue, registration card) is excellent. This material was definitely produced by...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 May 2020, 22:47
Replies: 47
Views: 2,435
Posted By mc68060
Thanks for the links to the mobygames.com photos!...

Thanks for the links to the mobygames.com photos! These are very helpful because they also have photos of the Atari ST box on that site, see here:...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 May 2020, 12:24
Replies: 47
Views: 2,435
Posted By mc68060
This guy has been selling 2 (in words: TWO)...

This guy has been selling 2 (in words: TWO) copies of this game on ebay. One was bought by yours truly, one is still available. We're not talking about a few hundred boxes but two copies. And I think...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 May 2020, 11:48
Replies: 47
Views: 2,435
Posted By mc68060
I don't think so. As I said, there are no hints...

I don't think so. As I said, there are no hints at all that this is a replica. It looks and feels like 30 years old NOS (new old stock). It doesn't only contain the disk but also the manual, Taito...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 May 2020, 20:49
Replies: 47
Views: 2,435
Posted By mc68060
That was my first thought too. But as I said in...

That was my first thought too. But as I said in the OP, everything that I unpacked looked and felt completely brand new, there are no signs at all that anything has been tampered with in any way and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 May 2020, 20:39
Replies: 47
Views: 2,435
Posted By mc68060
Actually, they did remove the cracktext! I just...

Actually, they did remove the cracktext! I just checked out the startup-sequence and it looks like this:


;s/type s/QUARTEX_SPEAKS!
;s/wait 6
boot


So someone disabled the "cracktro". The...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 May 2020, 19:33
Replies: 47
Views: 2,435
Posted By mc68060
Original Renegade by Taito - cracked by Quartex?

Something very strange happened to me. I bought a still sealed copy of Taito's Renegade on ebay (USA). After unpacking it the first strange thing I noticed was that the disk label had "Atari ST...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 April 2020, 15:14
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By mc68060
What was the best Amiga game icon?

Icons on Amiga always sucked because developers could only rely on the first 4 colors to be the same on all systems. And even this changed with AmigaOS 2.0. Nevertheless, some developers came up with...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 April 2020, 22:17
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By mc68060
Thanks for the insights! I think it's quite funny...

Thanks for the insights! I think it's quite funny that apparently the games that were technically rather boring turned out to be the ones that were toughest to crack because of the VM. I'd be curious...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 April 2020, 21:30
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By mc68060
Were cracks of Lucasfilm games rare in the 90s?

At least in my area it seems so. I didn't know anybody who actually had a cracked Lucasfilm game, although we had plenty of cracks of all other games. But not Lucasfilm. Of course, we had copies of...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 April 2020, 11:15
Replies: 95
Views: 8,265
Posted By mc68060
Also shame on Digital Illusions for not giving us...

Also shame on Digital Illusions for not giving us that 4th table in Pinball Illusions ("The Vikings"). If disk space was an issue, they could have added it to the CD32 version at least.
Forum: Amiga scene 11 April 2020, 14:43
Replies: 95
Views: 8,265
Posted By mc68060
Yeah, just about everything in BC Racers screams...

Yeah, just about everything in BC Racers screams that this should have been an Amiga game. It even looks and feels like it!
Forum: Amiga scene 11 April 2020, 11:59
Replies: 95
Views: 8,265
Posted By mc68060
Earthworm Jim Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure BC...

Earthworm Jim
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure
BC Racers (Dan Scott could have ported this one...)
Forum: support.Games 08 April 2020, 13:47
Replies: 63
Views: 3,679
Posted By mc68060
So have we got clean NTSC images now already or...

So have we got clean NTSC images now already or do I need to try to make good images from my disks?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 April 2020, 13:45
Replies: 18
Views: 1,510
Posted By mc68060
How did those dual-format Amiga/Atari ST releases actually work?

So there are some games that have Amiga and ST versions on the same disk, e.g. Stone Age (http://hol.abime.net/2125) and there were also several cover disks back in the day that were compatible with...
Forum: support.Games 22 March 2020, 00:32
Replies: 63
Views: 3,679
Posted By mc68060
I'm trying to dump some good images of disk 2, 3...

I'm trying to dump some good images of disk 2, 3 and 4 now. How can I verify if the images are good after dumping them? Can DTC do this or do I need additional tools?
Forum: support.Games 19 March 2020, 16:31
Replies: 63
Views: 3,679
Posted By mc68060
No, I got it from ebay. But since your copy has...

No, I got it from ebay. But since your copy has the virus as well, I think we can see this as a confirmed case of infection. Thank God it's not Covid 19, though ;)



Ok, thanks. Does the IPF...
Forum: support.Games 18 March 2020, 15:48
Replies: 63
Views: 3,679
Posted By mc68060
Thank God there's finally someone who understands...

Thank God there's finally someone who understands the problem here :) I've felt like I was talking against a brick wall for some time now with rather nonsensical replies :banghead

Btw, disk 2 is...
Forum: support.Games 18 March 2020, 13:16
Replies: 63
Views: 3,679
Posted By mc68060
But I never asked you to make an IPF of the game....

But I never asked you to make an IPF of the game. All I'm interested in is whether Gremlin/Konami sold a game here that is impossible to complete because of a virus on disk 3 and it's possible to...
Forum: support.Games 18 March 2020, 11:53
Replies: 63
Views: 3,679
Posted By mc68060
Right, I've tried that. Unfortunately, I don't...

Right, I've tried that. Unfortunately, I don't get to disk 3 because disk 2 is faulty which stops the installer.



Sorry, but that's just not true. The game's program code is intact so it is...
Forum: support.Games 17 March 2020, 20:57
Replies: 63
Views: 3,679
Posted By mc68060
Why? Disk 1 contains the game code and disk 1 was...

Why? Disk 1 contains the game code and disk 1 was dumped fine. It's even a standard AmigaDOS disk. The main program is SYS:Plan9/Plan9. So IMHO all he needs to do is analyze that game code and see...
Forum: support.Games 17 March 2020, 19:56
Replies: 63
Views: 3,679
Posted By mc68060
The program code is usually on disk 1 of a...

The program code is usually on disk 1 of a multi-disk game. The other disks contain merely game data. The first bytes on data disks typically contain an ID signalling which data disk it is (disk 2,...
Forum: support.Games 17 March 2020, 19:23
Replies: 63
Views: 3,679
Posted By mc68060
But there's usually some information in the...

But there's usually some information in the bootblock that the program reads to make sure that the right disk has been inserted when it asks for disk 3. Not sure if this is the case with this game...
Forum: support.Games 17 March 2020, 11:40
Replies: 63
Views: 3,679
Posted By mc68060
To come back to my original question: What I am...

To come back to my original question: What I am mainly interested in is the question: For users who bought this back in the day, was it possible to complete the game with a virus on disk 3? Or would...
Forum: support.Games 16 March 2020, 11:06
Replies: 63
Views: 3,679
Posted By mc68060
But this can't be the reason for a virus on disk...

But this can't be the reason for a virus on disk 3, can it? :)
Forum: support.Games 15 March 2020, 23:13
Replies: 63
Views: 3,679
Posted By mc68060
What do you mean by "requires a clean...

What do you mean by "requires a clean up"?
Forum: support.Games 15 March 2020, 13:56
Replies: 63
Views: 3,679
Posted By mc68060
@dlfrsilver: Here are the disk images so you...

@dlfrsilver:
Here are the disk images so you can take a look:
https://easyupload.io/whaaqj
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