I'm currently going through a lot of my disks that I believe to be non-TOSEC or possible Alternative dumps (my disk collection is in the 1000s currently screening through random selection).
So far out of the 336 disks dumped. Only 38 of them turned out to be in TOSEC matching the same CRC checksum.
I am currently screening through these ADF(s) to see if the disks are still ok or contain any checksum errors. Also if they contain any viruses (some of the ones added/uploaded have had the viruses removed), etc. I am also excluding a lot of the alternative dumps that do not have any real difference compared to the ones currently in TOSEC. If there are differences in appearence, etc is when they will be included.
Andreas' tool 'ADFCHK' has come in handy for this job.
Over the coming days/weeks/months on the EAB File Server under the following directory
'Game/Disk/NewGames (not in TOSEC)/NioByte/' expect more to be uploaded.
I will continue to edit this post with the new upload additions.
So far these are it:
(Contained in sub-directory named Applications
X-Copy Maraude It Professional v1.2 (1988)(Cachet) CRC32: 821961FF
^Version Date: 13/09/88
(Contained in sub-directory named Application_Compilations
ACU Disk Utilities 29 (1990)(ACU) CRC32: BCDD4C44
Tetra Copy & ZeroVirus III (199x)(Unknown) CRC32: E3FD9792
Utilities Compilation Disk V3.0 (199x)(Partners in Krime) CRC32: 9DB11511
Utilities V4 (199x)(Kim and Mark of Integra) CRC32: A723E900
(Contained in sub-directory named Docs
Arcane Manual Collection 01 (19xx)(Arcane) CRC32: 2910B079
^Unfortunately cyl. 51 surface 0 sector 09 has a checksum error. The disk I have does not contain any surface errors. It seems the source disk it was copied from had an error or possibly the DMS or WRP archive already included such errors. Without the source BBS file(s) (DMS, LHA, LHW, LZW, LZX, WRP archive/image?). I am unable to determine this. Filename '51' is the only file that is undreadable on the disk.
Rygar Doc Disk 12 (199x)(Rygar)[h SpreadEagles] CRC32: 53237A6C
^Bootblock is different. It has a mini boot title stating 'A NEW SPREADEAGLES IMPORT'
The Brotherhood Game Docs 2 (1990)(The Brotherhood) CRC32: 0601FABE
Altered Beast (1989)(Activision)(Disk 1 of 2)[cr QTX][h Bandidos] CRC32: C79FD3B8
Apocalypse (1994)(Virgin)(demo-playable)[h Fruehstueck Dezign] CRC32: 3E4BF5FC
^Text mentions that it is 100% Final Sales release (which is false). This was most probably downloaded from The Palace BBS (was located in USA). Mentioned as Fruehstueck Dezign (F.S.D.) WHQ.
ATF II - Advanced Tactical Fighter II (1990) (Digital Integration) [cr CLS] [a5] CRC32: 7E5322BD
Aunt Arctic Adventure (1988)(Mindware)[t +3][h Divinity] CRC32: FE4BBB4E
Battleships (1987) (Elite) [cr Axxess] CRC32: 2B598885
Battle Squadron - The Destruction of the Barrax Empire! (1989) (Innerprise) [cr TIC][t Freestyle][a5] CRC32: 40800E8D
Dugger (1988) (Linel) [cr WOW] [a2] CRC32: 423C5040
England Championship Special (1991) (Grandslam) [cr QTX] CRC32: BA73BEA8
Ferrari Formula One (1988) (Electronic Arts) [cr RSi] [a] CRC32: 3460E796
Final Conflict, The (1990) (Impressions) [cr Angels - Defjam - Genesis] [a2] CRC32: 3CFD7419
Final Fight (1991)(U.S. Gold)(Disk 1 of 2)[cr CSL][h Paralax] CRC32: 0AAE387D
Ghouls 'N Ghosts (1989)(U.S. Gold)[cr Defjam - CCS][h Frantic & TFS][t +6 Topswap] CRC32: DA6261B8
^This was 1 disk packed by IL SCURRO. It is different to the other TFS release in TOSEC. Also has 'W.A Import By Frantic' text
Golden Axe (1990) (Virgin) [cr Genesis - Angels - Defjam] [t +3 SR] CRC32: 6E578CB9
Graham Gooch World Class Cricket (1993)(Audiogenic)[cr PDX][h Paralax] CRC32: 7A0B814B
Grand Prix Circuit (1989) (Accolade) [cr BS1 - Cybertech] [h TFS] [a] CRC32: 93FD6606
Light Corridor, The (1990)(Infogrames)[cr PDX][t +1 LGD] CRC32: C4F25064
^Contains +1 (Unlimited Balls) Trainer by Legend. Although, has the same trainer feature as Paradox's. Possibly a rare trainer release. Not in TOSEC.
Monopoly (1989)(Leisure Genius)[cr SR][h Paralax] CRC32: EBFD8FA6
Ninja Mission (1987) (Mastertronic) [h BS1 - TKT] [a] CRC32: A60B61EA
^Appearance is different to the one in TOSEC
Oswald (1988)(Starvision)(Dk)[h ACC] CRC32: E965D4AE
^Spread by Defjam in Denmark. Not sure what other tag to add for that. Maybe another [h Defjam]? I'm thinking: [h ACC & Defjam]
Paralax Compilation Disk(1990)(Paralax) CRC32: C2DC22F5
^Turrican Beta non-working due to Checksum Errors on cyl. 78 & cyl. 79. Unfortunately seems to be from the source disk that mine was copied from. As my disk has no surface errors.
Pro Tennis Tour (1989)(UBI Soft)[cr QTX][h Bandidos] CRC32: 94BB3D61
Rainbow Islands (1989)(Ocean)[cr TIC - Freestyle][t +1 TIC - Freestyle][h Bandidos] CRC32: 8B5D6D9A
^TIC - Freestyle title in Cracktro has been changed to: The Bandidos
Red Heat (1989)(Ocean)[cr VF - Bencor Brothers][h TFS][t +4 Band] CRC32: 0E2BEF65
^This release is different to the one in TOSEC. Contains full TFS import credits & contact info. Also this is a good dump. Current one in TOSEC is marked with [B checksum error] flag
RoboCop (1989)(Ocean)[cr QTX][h MicroWorm][t +1 Freestyle] CRC32: 1714ADFB
^Appears trainer title was replaced to 'MICROWORM PRESENT' from 'FREESTYLE PRESENT'
Strider (1989)(U.S. Gold)[cr VF][t +3 DDC][b gfx][h Phantasie] CRC32: 5744D279
^Missing the Double Density Crew (DDC) Bootblock with intro and the trainer has been changed to start after the Phantasie import details (Mail address & BBS numbers). This game cannot be completed normally due to GFX corruption -> Caused by Vision Factory Crack.
Stunt Car Racer (1989)(MicroStyle)[cr QTX][h HellRaisers] CRC32: 6EC0A5E4
Super Hang-On (1988) (Electric Dreams) [cr Defjam - CCS] [a2] CRC32: B88E4099
Technocop (1988)(Imagexcel)[cr QTX][h ACU] CRC32: 892BD9D3
Tetris (1987)(Mirrorsoft)[cr TSF] CRC32: CABEE8EE
Toki (preview) (1991) (Ocean) [cr QTX] [h Active] --> Or flag as demo-playable [beta version] CRC32: 4A26480E
^When R.M.B is pressed reveals 'StarTron!' hacked this release before 'Active' did. When this is done the system crashes (guru). Left this note out on [h] flag.
War Zone (1991)(Core)[cr Unknown][h Liberty] CRC32: 97711BD0
Xenon 2 - Megablast (1989)(Image Works)(Disk 1 of 2)[cr PNA][t +1 Divinity & Fusion][h Divinity & Fusion] CRC32: 578975C5
^This was released at a copy party held in Perth WA in 1989. Has unlimited lives as default (no trainer menu). Trainer is always active.
(Contained in sub-directory named Game_Compilations
3D Pool & Damocles (1991) (Unknown) CRC32: 83013359
ACU - Games Compilation Disk - Galaga & Venus & Trippen (1989) (ACU) CRC32: 6A586298
ACU - November 1988 Games Compilation (ACU) [v Saddam] CRC32: 759F53B9
Barbarian & Final Mission (19xx) (Unknown) CRC32: 6D8E8E31
Bubble Bobble & Rolling Thunder (19xx) (Unknown) CRC32: B07E3A74
Den of Death Collection (19xx)(Dingo) CRC32: 6DD3C2FD
^Contains the following games: 1-Deflektor (QTX), 2-Wanderer (ACU), 3-Triango (ESI).
Digital Coding Team Games Disk 12 (1989)(DCT)[v Lamer Exterminator] CRC32: 53DF7CA4
^Contains the following games: 1-Super Hang-On, 2-IK+. Unfortunately Cyl. 38 is infected with the Lamer Exterminator Virus (causes checksum errors). Some of Super Hang-On's data is contained on this cylinder which has caused it to no longer run. This data is not recoverable since the Lamer Exterminator virus destroys data.
Dungeon Master & Nigel Mansells Grand Prix by Ginnie (19xx) [cr ACU] CRC32: 7D801DBA
Hoagy Compo Disk 1 (1988) (Unknown) CRC32: 09AD3AFF
^Contains the following Games: 1-Carrier Command, 2-Buggy Boy, 3-Ebonstar, 4-StarRay and 5-Elf (Pumpkin Soft)
IK+ & Super Hang-On (19xx)(Unknown) CRC32: 324FE8CC
Mystix Games Compilation Jocky Wilson Darts & Kick Off (19xx) [cr ACU] CRC32: 7427C9FB
Nebulus & Powerstyx (1988)[h ACU] CRC32: 2B6D91AA
^Powerstyx is a pre-release version leaked by: Silicon League
Plutos & Emerald Mine (198x)(Unknown)[b] CRC32: B94A5221
^Bad Dump due to the following files being corrupted: ag2,ag8,ah6,ah7,ai3,ai8,aj2,his. This only affects Emerald Mine. I have checked all of the levels only the high score seems to be affected. Unfortunately I think this was a memory dumped version. As every copy of Emerald Mine I have checked does not contain these files. I cannot verify checksum or contents due to files being corrupted.
Plutos & Emerald Mine (198x)(Unknown) CRC32: B3153B4E
^Now a good dump after clearing all user related data from Emerald Mine. The game now works properly including the High Score table. It seems only the user written data was affected. Verified file integrity, no checksum errors detected during file copy. Use the bad dump to obtain user saved data. Not bad considering this disk was almost unreadable. Hail to kryoflux and my other methods (disk was surface cleaned)
Slipstream - Compact Disk - Quartz & Switchblade & Stunt Car Racer (1989)(Slipstream) CRC32: C025336A
^Quartz does not work. Judging by other source 'Method Git' it seems it was released non-working.
I have also uploaded the .log files that ADFCHK generated showing the related issue(s) found (if applicable) and the CRC32 checksum for each of the ADF image(s).
A lot of the releases shown above are from local BBS' & disk swappers that used to be in Perth WA and around Australia. That is why a lot of them contain [h] tags due to this reason (not all are from Perth WA or around Australia, the majority are though). This is one of the main reasons why a lot of these are not contained in TOSEC.
Here are some of the Australian division cracker/importer scene groups:
ACU -> Australian Crackers United (Cracker & Importer)
Bandidos -> Perth WA (Importer)
Divinity -> Perth WA Division (Importer)
Fusion -> Perth WA Division (Importer)
HellRaisers -> Perth WA (Importer)
Liberty -> Perth WA Division (Importer)
Paralax -> Perth WA (Importer)
Phantasie -> Australian Division (Cracker & Importer)
SpreadEagles -> Perth WA (Importer)
The Fire Starters -> Australian Division (Importer)
The Punishers -> Australian Division (Cracker & Importer)
TIC - Freestyle -> Australian Division (Cracker & Importer)
More to come watch this space