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Old 30 November 2017, 09:44   #1
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Pirated games with glitches caused by the piracy?

As the title says it I'm looking for examples of Amiga games that somehow don't work correctly (even unplayable) due to them being pirated. We're planning to do a show concentrating on game glitches and one of the topics is glitches caused by piracy.

All examples highly appreciated
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Old 30 November 2017, 10:03   #2
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Hired guns. Impossible to save when the game is cracked.
Base jumpers. Impossible to jump after you failed protection check.
Wiz n Liz. Extreme slowdown after you completed the game one easy mode, when cracked.

These are not glitches, but clever anti-piracy protection.
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Old 30 November 2017, 10:09   #3
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T-Zero: inverted joystick handling and "PIRATE" written in the highscore list if game is not cracked properly
Kick Off 2: "random" crashes if game is not cracked properly
Sleepwalker: impossible to finish level 1 if game is not cracked properly
Fire'n'Brimstone: graphics trash due to screen memory used as MFM buffer in the cracked version

There are many many more examples.
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Old 30 November 2017, 10:16   #4
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Galahad - but it was an intended piracy protection that made the game unbeatable if you pirated it. There was a platform where you can't jump over it if you didn't play from original.
Pang - no flying enemies.
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Old 30 November 2017, 10:17   #5
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Best off looking in the games that were badly cracked thread, lots of examples in there of protection side effects.

Killing Game Show - Liquid rises too quickly
Sleepwalker - Barrel missing at start
F-29 Retaliator - Plane drops out of sky with piracy warning
Mega-Lo-Mania - Miss a copylock check and it plays a laughing sample and a piracy picture
Battle Command - You can play one mission and then the game locks up
Nitro - Miss protection check and after first race car skids uncontrollably

So many more.
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Old 30 November 2017, 10:18   #6
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Galahad - but it was an intended piracy protection that made the game unbeatable if you pirated it. There was a platform where you can't jump over it if you didn't play from original.
Pang - no flying enemies.
The same with Virocop - one platform in level 1 or 2, that was supposed to move, was stopped in cracked version.
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Old 30 November 2017, 10:37   #7
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Dungeon Master / Chaos strikes back : full party sudden death (after a while) or animation stopped (if too many checks while going thru stairs fail). DM can even be finished with a badly cracked version.
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E-Swat - invisible wall in first level
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Old 30 November 2017, 13:08   #9
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Sleepwalker - Barrel missing at start
Wait, what? I could never understand why this got so much praise back at the day, I tried to play it, could never beat level 1, and always thought "Why this game is so fucking hard from level 1 ???"

Now should I try it again?
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Old 30 November 2017, 13:25   #10
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The most Famous one "GODS" becomes extra hard.

Robocod the joystick is reversed.


The WHDload version of sleepwalker AGA you can't get past a later level iirc because there's no giraffe but you can on the old JST install don't know if this is copy protection or what........

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Old 30 November 2017, 14:10   #11
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E-Swat - invisible wall in first level
on my original, when you try to copy it, the game stop loading on the protection track.

The game never give you access to the game.
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Old 30 November 2017, 14:17   #12
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Alien Breed Special Edition 1992, can't remember if it's Fairlight or Ministry crack.
There's a spot blocked by an invisible wall on one of the later levels making it impossible to progress, only way is to skip the level by using a level code.
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Old 30 November 2017, 14:27   #13
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Rogue - was much harder in the cracked version.

I only realized that many years later and got used to the new difficulty level.
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Old 30 November 2017, 14:51   #14
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Evil's doom - some game mechanics not working, blocking the player.
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Old 30 November 2017, 15:28   #15
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Obliterator's intro sequence has some glitching graphics iirc.
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Old 30 November 2017, 15:34   #16
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Robocod the joystick is reversed.
Ok, this was way more than I could hope for. Any clue, what is actually the cracked version (what group?) that has this glitch?
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Ok, this was way more than I could hope for. Any clue, what is actually the cracked version (what group?) that has this glitch?
No group I only found this when I tried to copy it with PowerCopy a few years back
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Old 30 November 2017, 20:03   #18
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Obliterator's intro sequence has some glitching graphics iirc.
Only on very fast machines and it has nothing to do with the crack.
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