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Old 07 July 2020, 22:48   #21
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Seems to have some code for PROTOSCAN protection and DMA DOS too!
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Old 07 July 2020, 23:17   #22
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Nice, there's also the full source code to Great Courts in the archive. One of Blue Byte's first games. 550kb of pure 68000. Get it quick before Blue Byte files a DMCA notice Wonder how that got into the hands of Yves. Must be a leftover from when he was working for Ubi Soft as the first Blue Byte games were also published by Ubi before Blue Byte became their own publisher. Nice piece of history, though.

I should add that Great Courts is impressively well documented. Every freakin' line has a comment. Even every single RTS is commented:

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        rts                                   ; Back to Call !
No surprise Blue Byte is still in business... quality code right from the start!
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Old 07 July 2020, 23:32   #23
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I so love this stuff. The source to Agony is great stuff to have available, that game uses some seriously interesting tech stuff. Will be interesting to see how it was done "back in the day"
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Old 07 July 2020, 23:49   #24
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Seems to have some code for PROTOSCAN protection and DMA DOS too!
PROTEC protection Barry, Protoscan is another one.

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Seems to have some code for PROTOSCAN protection and DMA DOS too!
yes the DMA DOS encoder psygnosis used on Shadow of the Beast III !

with all sources !

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Nice, there's also the full source code to Great Courts in the archive. One of Blue Byte's first games. 550kb of pure 68000. Get it quick before Blue Byte files a DMCA notice Wonder how that got into the hands of Yves. Must be a leftover from when he was working for Ubi Soft as the first Blue Byte games were also published by Ubi before Blue Byte became their own publisher. Nice piece of history, though.

I should add that Great Courts is impressively well documented. Every freakin' line has a comment. Even every single RTS is commented:

Code:
        rts                                   ; Back to Call !
No surprise Blue Byte is still in business... quality code right from the start!
Great courts belongs to ubisoft, blue byte were only the devs on this game.

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Old 08 July 2020, 08:10   #25
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Getting sources for Agony & Great Courts !! it's really great!! That will probably be impossible to rebuild those games from the sources but it gives a good insight of how they're done.
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Old 08 July 2020, 10:43   #26
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Hi, nice news.

I'v just ran an adfScan on these disks and this was the result:

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Created by ADFScan v1.9e - Copyright © 2000-2005 by Timo Weirich

Scanning files in "r:\Yves Grolet Amiga hard drive - public distribution"...

08.07.2020, 10:24:49 - Virus detected!
File : r:\Yves Grolet Amiga hard drive - public distribution\YvesDisks\Amiga_Disks\c64Tunes.adf
Virus : BGS9 (Filevirus)
can anyone confirm this ?
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Old 08 July 2020, 11:06   #27
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can anyone confirm this ?

Confirmed. File c/type is infected. There are also a lof of broken files.
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After Agony Art & Magic apparently started work on a platformer called Arny's Dream. There are some sources and data files of it in the archive. There's even an executable but it doesn't work here. Has anybody managed to actually run this to see its state?
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Old 10 July 2020, 21:03   #29
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Arny's Dream is not Great court?
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Old 10 July 2020, 21:11   #30
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There are some great bits, including a prototype of a 6 playfields scrolling
I suspect that's for Spellsinger, an arcade game running on custom hardware?
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Old 11 July 2020, 12:30   #31
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Arny's Dream is not Great court?
No, you have to look inside the HDD backup. There's a separate Arny's Dream drawer which contains graphics, world 0 map, a level editor, and source codes for a platformer named Arny's Dream.

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Source code says that work on the game was started on 20/6/1992, i.e. right after Agony hit the shelves but Agony probably didn't sell well enough so Arny's Dream got dumped
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Always nice to see someone contributing to the community simply for the love of retro with no Patreon or irrelevant sponsors attached. Thanks.

I hope we get to hear the GTW story of Arny's Dream. That's got me curious.
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PROTEC protection Barry, Protoscan is another one.

yes the DMA DOS encoder psygnosis used on Shadow of the Beast III !
with all sources !
Well PROTOSCAN is the folder name but PROTEC for the filenames inside
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Old 12 July 2020, 14:15   #34
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Very nice to see some unreleased stuff
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Old 13 July 2020, 14:34   #35
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Has anyone managed to run the Agony GFA basic editor? I just get an out of memory error every time.
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Has anyone managed to run the Agony GFA basic editor? I just get an out of memory error every time.
You need the right version of GFA.
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You need the right version of GFA.
Thanks for response. I've tested every version from FTP (3.0 to 3.52) and they all give the same memory error, so I'm at a loss. Shame as it would be nice to try and create alternative levels.
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