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Old 08 January 2009, 13:57   #1
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Tetrix 2

I have tried two different versions of this game and both of them crashes after you have entered your name in the high scrore table. No effect wheter your disk is write-protected or not. Is there a version that works OK?

By the way does anyone know where to download the great title tune? Thanks already!
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Old 08 January 2009, 14:59   #2
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There are more versions, I know at least two with different title tunes. I used to have non-crashing for sure.
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Old 08 January 2009, 15:07   #3
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There are more versions, I know at least two with different title tunes. I used to have non-crashing for sure.
The one I'm looking for contains the tune that cannot be found (At UnExotica at least). Also this is the one that surely crashes:

Tetrix II (1994)(Hawkeye Soft)[cr Extreme][t +2 Esprit]
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Is this game an original or just a hack of the first Tetrix?

Also, it's not listed on HOL; only the first one.
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Try a better site, then

http://www.lemonamiga.com/?name=tetrix
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Hahaha

...the real question remains; is this game an original or just a hack of the first Tetrix?

Smells like the 2nd scenario to me and probably why it's not on HOL
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...is this game an original or just a hack of the first Tetrix?
Deserves an investigation
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I was not aware of this version.

I found these differences:

- Title is changed to: TETRIX 2: REVENGE OF THE BRICKS
- Title is also changed to: FOR HAWKEYE SOFT TM from: FOR THE 'AMIGO!' MAGAZINE
- A Tetrix 2 iff pic is displayed in startup-sequence
- Different music on title screen

It could be a hacked version, but I think more this is a special version for Hawkeye Soft. So no need for a new HOL entry (a alternative game name should be enough). Let see what the master says... (DrBong).

I have played through the first game and it crash after you have finished the last level (level 9). Also tried the trained version of Tetrix 2 and used level skip to see if this works. Nope, this crashes too after level 9, so you are not able to enter your name and see the end (if there is one). So a fixed version of both games would be nice.
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Yes, probably it is the hacked old game. Although the name of the graphician was changed in credits, the original name (at the bottom of the screen) remains the same as well as release year 1991.

And "Hawkeye soft", using the copyrighted Hawkeye title screen as a logo, doesnt seem to be much serious ;-)
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Cheers for the investigations hipoonios; was going to do some myself when I had some free time
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Just checked HOL and saw that DrBong has added this to the notes section earlier today:

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A fake sequel Tetrix II was released to the scene in 1994 by Hawkeye Soft, who were notoriously lame for hacking other games that year (e.g. MegaBall 3) and taking credit for work that wasn't their own.
So this is a hacked version after all
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So this is a hacked version after all
Maybe the "better" site should better check their data
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Maybe the "better" site should better check their data
I have seen a few hacked games in HOL as well. One game popping up in my head is Terror Liner II which is, as far as I know a hacked version of the original. Well, this is the information from the TOSEC filename and the Lemon Amiga comment. So it can still be that this a official release of course, but I think not

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This is not an official sequel to Terror Liner, but a hack by sceners which includes porn pictures.
Just played Tetrix again and got a highscore of 1000 (which is needed to enter your name into the high score) and it worked. So it seems that it just crash when you finish all levels.
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Yes, hacks as sequels have their own thread.
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Is this game an original or just a hack of the first Tetrix?

Also, it's not listed on HOL; only the first one.
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Try a better site, then
https://is.gd/IOI4ci

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Hahaha

...the real question remains; is this game an original or just a hack of the first Tetrix?

Smells like the 2nd scenario to me and probably why it's not on HOL
Dirty, dirty hack! Not terribly hard to spot if you're willing to spend 10 minutes looking into it and throw a bit of commonsense into the mix. Seeing a hacked "Hawkeye" titlescreen as a dev team logo on the Tetrix II titlescreen should set off alarm bells straight away, for mine!

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I have seen a few hacked games in HOL as well.
Which are?! We've turfed out a handful over the years from the early days, but there may still be a few lurking in the bowels of HOL.

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One game popping up in my head is Terror Liner II which is, as far as I know a hacked version of the original. Well, this is the information from the TOSEC filename and the Lemon Amiga comment. So it can still be that this a official release of course, but I think not
To be fair, that probably isn't the best example. The incorrect sequel info. for Terror Liner II may well have been auto-assigned after it was last manually updated in 2005. Sequel info. wasn't included in HOL entries until 2006 IIRC, and most of it *wasn't* done by the team. Inevitably some errors were made and, at the time, several had to be manually fixed by team members. A few obviously slipped through the cracks, with Terror Liner II being one of them.

There's no doubt that Terror Liner II is a hack, but we'll probably keep the HOL entry since it was reworked and released as PD and also appeared in several adverts in Amiga Format etc. Tetrix II, on the other hand, didn't appear on PD AFAIK and looks to have been released purposely by "Hawkeye Soft" (and perhaps "cracked" by them under the alias of "Extreme", like all their hacks were) as a lame attempt to gain download credits or disabled ratio on the warez boards. Sadly, a fair bit of that went on in the BBS scene back in the day.

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