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Old 14 July 2020, 13:22   #3161
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The link to the rar archive containing the "configuration files / gamedirs / sshots" for the APC&TCP games not included in the main pack is now dead (due to the EAB FTP purge).

Could someone share it again please?
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Old 14 July 2020, 14:30   #3162
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Ok, for the moment you can grab the archive from here.

...and I've asked Turran to make my ~Uploads directory public, as of course it's clean

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Old 14 July 2020, 15:49   #3163
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Thanks!
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Old 14 July 2020, 22:16   #3164
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Thanks guys. Sorry.
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Old 15 July 2020, 00:01   #3165
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Thanks for the update Damien
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Old 16 July 2020, 18:48   #3166
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Welcome back and thank you so much D !
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Old 16 July 2020, 18:55   #3167
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I guess people would like to try out Chicken Coop.

So, please just download / extract this file into "C:\WinUAE"
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Old 18 July 2020, 13:01   #3168
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Thank you so much Damien.
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Old 18 July 2020, 21:48   #3169
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While this collection does not contain as many games as others available.
It seems to be in constant development, so it won't be too long before it is THE go to Amiga collection.

The effort put into creating and testing the collection is outstanding.
I especially love the full size, pixel sharp screenshots with the correct aspect ratio.
blurry jpg screen shots are a real pet hate of mine. :P

only a couple of [very minor] things need to be tweaked.
possibly having a global gfx mode rather than various settings in each game config.

some have this setting...
gfx_width_fullscreen=720
gfx_height_fullscreen=576

other games have this...
gfx_width_fullscreen=640
gfx_height_fullscreen=480

Assimilation - Caffeine 2.uae
contains these duplicate entries
gfx_width_windowed=720
gfx_height_windowed=568

Italy 1990 - Winners Edition (U.S. Gold).uae
[missing windowed setting]

Liquid Kids [unreleased] [full game].uae
gfx_height_fullscreen=400

but that is probably down to my insanity.

the other is removing or fixing this game with a virus.
Abusimbel Profanation v1.0 (2001-10)(MA Software)(es)[h EmuZone][v Blizzard v1.0][AMOS]

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Old 18 July 2020, 22:11   #3170
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It seems to be in constant development, so it won't be too long before it is THE go to Amiga collection.
Damien has said he doesn't plan on including every game, which is a shame but it's understandable.

If he changes his mind, fantastic, but in the meantime get GBAmiga 2.0 + DamienD's pack and you should have covered just about every base.
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Old 19 July 2020, 00:00   #3171
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I'll answer some of your points mad:

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While this collection does not contain as many games as others available.
Please tell me which other collection has more than 3080 "individual" games?

Last time I checked, my friend Belgarth's official GameBase Amiga had about 2700.

Having the .ADF, then the .IPF and then the WHDLoad version of a game doesn't count; it's still the same game...

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only a couple of [very minor] things need to be tweaked.
possibly having a global gfx mode rather than various settings in each game config.

some have this setting...
gfx_width_fullscreen=720
gfx_height_fullscreen=576

other games have this...
gfx_width_fullscreen=640
gfx_height_fullscreen=480

Assimilation - Caffeine 2.uae
contains these duplicate entries
gfx_width_windowed=720
gfx_height_windowed=568

Italy 1990 - Winners Edition (U.S. Gold).uae
[missing windowed setting]

Liquid Kids [unreleased] [full game].uae
gfx_height_fullscreen=400

but that is probably down to my insanity.
The reason for different size resolutions is to have most of the screen filled while keeping the correct aspect ratio.

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Ok, a few things to note:
  • All games are configured to be run in "Fullscreen" mode.
  • 60% of the games run in a resolution of "640x480", 40% in "720x576", but keep the original aspect ratio.
  • "Keyboard Layout B" is set for "Port 2"; obviously if you plug in your joystick / controller and press button one it will swap over. With the second joystick / controller, press the 2nd button to swap over.
  • I love / use scanlines, these are set at 50% opacity and very rarely 25%.
  • Onscreen LEDs are turned on so you can see activity.
  • If a game has 2 or more disks, the "Disk swapper" has been populated in a logical way, see Important Keys on usage.
Let's say I was to change everything to 720x576; a lot of game screens would be smaller

...but by all means; go head and change everything to 720x576 in your copy if you so desire.

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the other is removing or fixing this game with a virus.
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It's not possible to clean / fix this disk... hence why there is no clean copy in TOSEC. Trust me, I tried doing it myself.

Viruses are not a big deal in emulation; you'll quit the game after playing so there's no chance of infecting other Amiga files.

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Old 19 July 2020, 00:10   #3172
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Assimilation - Caffeine 2.uae
contains these duplicate entries
gfx_width_windowed=720
gfx_height_windowed=568

Italy 1990 - Winners Edition (U.S. Gold).uae
[missing windowed setting]
Both of these must have been silly mistakes that I made and didn't notice

Really, considering I have setup / installed / configured sooooo many games by myself for this collection over the past 15+ years; what can I say, mistakes sometimes happen.

These will now been rectified in the next Update Pack.
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Old 19 July 2020, 11:48   #3173
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Thanks for clearing up the differing fullscreen sizes.
I always use a Window mode in emulation, so it should not bother me (too much).

I just noticed a few games that use English maths symbols in the files names.
quarter, half, squared, cubed.

These symbols can be problematic (changed to garbage) in Eastern European Windows.
They are when used in GameBases anyway.

Maybe someone can confirm if these work for you, via the WinUAE setup on Polish / Russian OS.
Rick Dangerous II½
Alien³
Uropa² - The Ulterior Colony [AmigaCD]
Retro Wars - Episode 4¼

Keep up the good work!.
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Heya mad,

I knew I recognised your username / avatar from somewhere.

You're heavily involved in GameBase

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Thanks for clearing up the differing fullscreen sizes.
I always use a Window mode in emulation, so it should not bother me (too much).
I'd recommend not using "Windowed" mode; all games have been optimised for "Fullscreen" mode.

For some games I've had to play around with "Horizontal" and "Vertical" sliders to get them centred as best as possible.

These games may not look great in "Windowed" mode.

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I just noticed a few games that use English maths symbols in the files names.
quarter, half, squared, cubed.

These symbols can be problematic (changed to garbage) in Eastern European Windows.
They are when used in GameBases anyway.

Maybe someone can confirm if these work for you, via the WinUAE setup on Polish / Russian OS.
Rick Dangerous II½
Alien³
Uropa² - The Ulterior Colony [AmigaCD]
Retro Wars - Episode 4¼
Yeah, there's a post about this somewhere in thread... too difficult to find. I should probably put a note in post #2.

These are the specific configs: https://mega.nz/file/UnB2hazQ#mPHdKf...xuXnBSXBxbA3Nw

If some people have issues, then they should just rename those configuration files accordingly

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Old 19 July 2020, 14:25   #3175
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Some interim "configuration file" fixes:
  • Assimilation - Caffeine 2.uae
  • Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis - The Graphic Adventure.uae
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - The Graphic Adventure.uae
  • Italy 1990 - Winners Edition (U.S. Gold).uae
  • Loom.uae
  • Maniac Mansion.uae
  • Monkey Island 2 - LeChuck's Revenge.uae
  • The Secret of Monkey Island.uae
  • The Secret of Monkey Island [demo].uae
  • Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders.uae
Please download / extract this file into "C:\WinUAE"
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Old 20 July 2020, 11:55   #3176
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Abusimbel Profanation v1.0 (2001-10)(MA Software)(es)[h EmuZone][v Blizzard v1.0][AMOS]
It's not possible to clean / fix this disk... hence why there is no clean copy in TOSEC. Trust me, I tried doing it myself.


Just had a go fixing it...
http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php...98343231777743

clean boot block
fixed fastfilesystem
correct narrator.device (in loose file)
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It was ages ago when I looked at this; can't remember exactly why I had issues...

I've just looked again; doing what you've done would definitely get rid of the "Blizzard v1.0" virus; and fixing the corrupt 2 x files by replacing them with good copies

There are still lost files on disk, but hopefully not needed:

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Ok, here's the replacement / virus free Abu Simbel: Profanation disk.

Thanks mad

So please just do the following:
  • Delete the directory "C:\WinUAE\Games\Abu-Simbel Profanation"
  • Download / extract this file into "C:\WinUAE".

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Old 20 July 2020, 17:31   #3179
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Is there a download of the original files? I did have them from DamienD but had a hadr drive crash andlost the whole lot due to not backing them up . Thanks.
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Old 20 July 2020, 22:41   #3180
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hi, mad

I've had problems with these names:
Rick Dangerous II½
Alien³
Uropa² - The Ulterior Colony [AmigaCD]
Retro Wars - Episode 4¼

So, I've just renamed these to "normal" names. Otherwise it did not execute.


Damien: yeah, mad is "hard-working" guy on retro compilations since at least 20 years!

Cheers to You both! (mad, Damien)
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