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Old 09 November 2001, 23:11   #1
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Angry Newbie I Am Afraid

My Amiga B2000 is relegated to the loft along with three boxes consisting of about 200 Amiga games or so. Due to it's size I have decided to use my laptop, and leave the big beast to collect dust. I bought the CD containing the ROM etc. I am now trying to find some good ROM sites. I have found a couple which have still got active links, but the selection is rather small. Can anyone please help and give me some good web addresses for ROMS

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Old 09 November 2001, 23:17   #2
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Well I assume you´re searching for ADF´s ..... please don´t talk about ROMS when you mean games (am I right AKIRA ) you may try these sites for *some* games

http://www.pe2000.net
http://jambo.abime.net (biggest Amiga Search Engine)

And if you are searching for anything special that you cannot find anywhere on the Net, feel free to post in the GAMES/REQUEST Forum, you surely could pickup your game within an hour or so in THE ZONE

have fun on the board .......... cu ....
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Old 09 November 2001, 23:18   #3
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Roll eyes (sarcastic) not frag, not frag, not frag

Two points pacuk01:

1- Amiga games are ADF and NOT roms.
2- Find all the games you want by reading the Annoucement

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update:you beat me retroman !
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Old 09 November 2001, 23:24   #4
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That might explain why he can't find any good sites when he's searching for amiga games ROMs...
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Old 09 November 2001, 23:33   #5
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Sorry if I have offended anyone. I did not intend to upset you. I don't appreciate having the p*ss taken out of me either.
 
Old 09 November 2001, 23:35   #6
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Some people are very touchy mate

The reason they came down on you was because there is a FAQ (the announcement) intended for someone in exactly your situation.
 
Old 09 November 2001, 23:43   #7
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I stand corrected. As I said I am sorry to you all for wasting your time.

Thanks for your help.
 
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It's okay pacuk01, don't take it bad
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Old 10 November 2001, 00:04   #9
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Re: not frag, not frag, not frag

Quote:
Originally posted by RCK
update:you beat me retroman !
But I forgotten to point at the FAQ oh well, next time I guess
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Old 10 November 2001, 07:52   #10
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Gawd, what a shitty attitude! The guy asks where to find stuff, he is given the information and is corrected on calling Amiga disks roms. So he cops an attitude.

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No one said their time was wasted, nobody said they were offended, nobody was upset and only you know if the piss was taken out of you or not. If you think this was getting attacked, stick around...
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Old 10 November 2001, 08:43   #11
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Yeah dirty whore. Just you stick around.
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Old 10 November 2001, 08:52   #12
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I did say I was a newbie, and I have never ever used a forum before, so cut me a little slack guys
 
Old 10 November 2001, 09:21   #13
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Don't take it personally dude

They're all (or at least, the majority) are just mucking around
 
Old 10 November 2001, 12:58   #14
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Old 10 November 2001, 20:14   #15
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I will. But I have another one for you------ The game I loved was Batman The Movie, I have got some zips which I have unzipped. I have since found other copies, and I still get the same problem when I put the adf file into the fictional drive. It comes up with an error. I also found an adz file and I haven't a clue what an adz file is

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Old 10 November 2001, 20:51   #16
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Found info on Batman elsewhere, so hopefully it will work, but what is an adz file?
 
Old 10 November 2001, 21:32   #17
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I downloaded the two disk version of batman to run on fellow but this is .rar file ???
 
Old 10 November 2001, 21:39   #18
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Hi

ADZ files are just ADF's that have been GZip'd (packed zip style)

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1513 has a good bit of banter worth reading which may help.

Just like a few in that thread i'm with 'un-zipping' em and using ADF's outright. (Or standard zipped not gzipped)

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Old 11 November 2001, 00:38   #19
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I know each camp has their reason for using adz or rar or whatever, but I really wish people would just stick with one standard, zip. Yes, rar compresses better, but do those extra several bytes really matter THAT much in this day and age. It's not as if we're storing the archives on floppy. I prefer uniform standards, but it seems this will always be a pipe dream. And both adz and rar create various problems (for me, at least, so someone else must have issues besides me).

As for integrating the DMS arguement here, I keep my original DMS files (I don't convert the adf's I get to DMS!), but it's not as if I post DMS files when they are requested. In fact, some of the requests I get, I have in only DMS format from my old collection, so I always take the time to convert them to adf/zip first. I run them through the TOSEC database and if they don't match, I do an ersatz name. The reason is that some people may need the infos from these filenames, since not everyone has a database like I do. Those that don't care can rename the files at their leisure. This way everyone can be catered to. Zip is, by and large, the most common archiver on most every machine out there, so nobody ever has to deal with how to get into these files.

My rant...
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Old 11 November 2001, 10:14   #20
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Pack, try ADF opus. It converts ADZ and DMS files into ADF's.
Do a google search.
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