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Old 20 February 2021, 01:31   #1
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Body Blows ECS/OCS has two versions!

Body Blows ECS/OCS: http://hol.abime.net/171

No mention there is a v1 and v2 version other than showing Version 1 / Version 2 on the Disk Scans! v1 has a confirmed mastering error on Track 5.0 of some copies and the v2 version was released to correct that error while adding extra features, cropped from an ebay listing:




So, should this informatione be included in the HOL entry?

It should also be mentioned that in THIS POST that refers to THIS ARTICLE that an upgrade disk was available seemingly before the release of the v2 version, you just sent your boot disk back with a cheque for £2.99 for the upgrade!
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Very interesting. Sounds like their describing the AGA version, wasn't aware the ECS/OCS game got some nice improvements. Wonder if there's a version floating about the interwebs for download...
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There is the official IPF of the v2 version in the TOSEC SPS collection on the EAB Server in this folder:

/TOSEC/Games/SPS/Body Blows v2 (1993)(Team 17)[1147].zip
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There is the official IPF of the v2 version in the TOSEC SPS collection on the EAB Server in this folder:

/TOSEC/Games/SPS/Body Blows v2 (1993)(Team 17)[1147].zip
That is interesting! I'm sure I had the original game back in the day. I may still have it in storage! If I do find it, how can I tell which version it is?
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v1 doesn't have any promo screens for Superfrog or Overdrive after the Team 17 logo fades out and there is no 'Arcade Game' option on the main menu!
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v1 doesn't have any promo screens for Superfrog or Overdrive after the Team 17 logo fades out!
Someone .might have cracked this to 3 disks like the original.
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Really? Who could that be? Did they ever release it?
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Really? Who could that be? Did they ever release it?
Apparently its being playtested to ensure the entire game is present.

There are.more.bugs in the game.

1. Track 5 mastering error (but it doesn't affect the game)

2. Adverts for other team 17 games missing

3. No shadows

4. Disk swapping routine often doesn't work beyond df1, so if you put all three disks in each drive, it often doesn't even search df2 for disk 3

5. when you fight against the t17 character, there is no speech to announce it, it just reuses the speech from the previous opponent.
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Guess that's why v2 exists?
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Guess that's why v2 exists?
very possibly !
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v1 still needs a 100% crack though
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v1 still needs a 100% crack though
I refer you to response #6 in this very thread
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I refer you to response #6 in this very thread
Which group is 'Someone' in then?
FAIRly sure it will soon come to LIGHT and give the SCOOP on the EXcellent cracker
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Sadly I think someone has been messing with the collection! Its not in name order any more! Grrr... although I came across a familiar name @Bloodwych lol

Oh and another gem which really nice in game music : Blade of Destiny!

This one of 4 of such sized disks:

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