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Old 01 January 2020, 23:02   #501
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Old 07 January 2020, 12:27   #502
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In Enchanted Land (Thalion), in memory around $11626 when the menu runs

Did you check an original disk? Who's Level Four? I would guess it's this group: https://demozoo.org/groups/47485/ so it's not a message from the programmer of the game.
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Old 07 January 2020, 13:41   #503
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so it's not a message from the programmer of the game.

Of course it is! Game was coded by MIC/Level 4 (later known as Raw Style).
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Old 07 January 2020, 14:24   #504
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Thanks for the clarification .

I was only familiar with the coders of the Atari ST version and assumed that they did the Amiga conversion, too.
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Old 17 January 2020, 12:21   #505
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Sometimes the publishers gave away copies but you had to promiss not to crack it or spread it, this only slowed down the release to the scène, because there was always someone else who decided to crack and spread it........secondly there where guys from the scène who made or worked for game companies and sometimes a game was not cracked by the well known groups out of respect. But also this only slowed down the scène releases
This is quite nice... I know there was one company that wrote a msg to crackers saying thanks for delaying crack for previous game and they would appreciate the same for the current game.
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Old 21 January 2020, 09:14   #506
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Old 09 February 2020, 12:34   #507
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Elf from Ocean.

Bootblock of the first disk contains a message:

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Well, well, well. What can I write in this sector ? I could tell you nosy sods to bugger off. Hmmm, OK then ... BUGGER OFF YOU NOSY SODS !!!!!!!! Copy this disk and your knob will fall off. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Don't come running to me with your meat and two veg ! I was only joking - honest .... BYE BYE. See you on the next game ....
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Old 09 February 2020, 18:11   #508
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Hilarious! I think Damian Slee, the coder of Elf, must've been a much better comedian than he was a game coder back in the day as he didn't produce any other games for the Amiga (or any other platform) after that!
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Old 10 February 2020, 13:12   #509
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Seems like he made game development tools:
https://www.mobygames.com/developer/...loperId,61835/
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Old 10 February 2020, 13:44   #510
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Hee lul! Is het interessant?! Rather do something useful instead of messing around with someone else's code!! *
Quiz : Is this an illegal copy?
A) YES
B) No, not yet
C) If it was, the last question would have been removed, asshole!

* Answers :
A) !&%$! May lightning strike from above and hit you in the balls! (Kentucky fried dick)
B) So what are you trying to find here?
C) Lamer!
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Old 10 February 2020, 17:19   #511
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Hilarious! I think Damian Slee, the coder of Elf, must've been a much better comedian than he was a game coder back in the day as he didn't produce any other games for the Amiga (or any other platform) after that!
But still... Elf is a pretty slick game in my opinion. So for a one-and-you're-done project, not bad at all.

Maybe the guy used a pseudo-name
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Old 10 February 2020, 19:45   #512
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In ThePLague Boot

Hee lul! Is het interessant?! Rather do something useful instead of messing around with someone else's code!! *
Quiz : Is this an illegal copy?
A) YES
B) No, not yet
C) If it was, the last question would have been removed, asshole!

* Answers :
A) !&%$! May lightning strike from above and hit you in the balls! (Kentucky fried dick)
B) So what are you trying to find here?
C) Lamer!
Cool this was a Dutch dude, not a bad game after all.....
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Old 11 February 2020, 12:59   #513
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Hi


In Albedo french game (decrypted first loader) (i 'am trying to install it)

In french:

Myriad SARL
4 rue de Bordeaux
31200 Toulouse
FRANCE

Bravo petit génie, il ne te reste plus que 850Ko de données à visiter pour sucrer la protection!
Nous te souhaitons bien du plaisir...
Quand tu auras trouvé? Envoie-nous un courrier expliquant comment tu as réussi.

N'oublie pas de préciser ton adresse et ton age pour que nous puissions t'envoyer ta récompense.
another translation:
Myriad SARL
4 rue de Bordeaux
31200 Toulouse
FRANCE

Well done little genius, you only have 850Kb of data left to visit to crack the protection!
We wish you lots of fun ...
When will you find? Send us a letter explaining how you succeeded.

Don't forget to specify your address and your age so that we can send you your reward.

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Old 11 February 2020, 14:04   #514
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Again Albedo in track 0:





original french part:
PS: If you found some spelling mistakes in this, that is because we are:
'français avant tout'. Alors pour tous les pirates de france et de navarre, (nom de dieu que ça fait du bien d'écrire en français de chez nous) sachez que nous avons fait cette cversion sachant très bien que les ventes eb France seraient insignifiantes. En effet, en France, le marché de l'AMIGA déjà réduit à la base, a été complétement pourri par les gros pirates gore venus du milieu déjà moisi du Commodore 64. Sur 10 possesseurs d'AMIGA, il doit y en avoir 9 qui ont jamais acheté d'original et qui possèdent plus d'une cinquantaine de copies pirates. Et si vous vous apercevez qu'il n'y a sur AMIGA pratiquement que de mauvaises adaptations de softs ST (sauf ALBEDO), ne vous en prenez qu'à vous-même (pourquoi voulez-vous que les auteurs se casse le cul à faire des softs pour ne rien en retirer?
TRanslation of French part:
PS: If you found some spelling mistakes in this, that is because we are:
'French above all'. So for all the pirates in all of France, (God damn it! it feels good to write in French from here) know that we did this version knowing full well that the sales eb France would be insignificant. Indeed, in France, the AMIGA market already reduced to the base, was completely rotten by the big gore pirates from the already moldy environment of Commodore 64. Out of 10 AMIGA owners, there must be 9 who have never purchased an original and have more than fifty pirated copies. And if you realize that there are practically only bad adaptations of ST softs on AMIGA (except ALBEDO), take it out on yourself (why do you want the authors to break their ass to do softs so you don't get anything out of them?

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Old 16 February 2020, 16:57   #515
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Old 16 February 2020, 18:06   #516
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Would you download a CAR ?

Fuck yes if i could...
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Old 20 May 2020, 22:22   #517
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Found this while sector viewing the Humans CD32 disc:
0000 : 66 72 65 65 61 6E 69 6D 61 74 69 6F 6E 0A 61 6E freeanimation.an
0010 : 69 6D 0A 67 61 6D 65 0A 0A 3B 2D 2D 2D 2D 2D 2D im.game..;------
0020 : 2D 2D 2D 2D 2D 2D 2D 2D 2D 2D 2D 2D 0A 3B 20 48 ------------.; H
0030 : 55 4D 41 4E 53 20 77 72 69 74 74 65 6E 20 62 79 UMANS written by
0040 : 20 74 6F 73 68 2E 2E 2E 2E 0A 3B 20 65 78 74 72 tosh.....; extr
0050 : 61 20 47 46 58 20 62 79 20 61 6E 64 79 2E 2E 2E a GFX by andy...
0060 : 2E 0A 3B 0A 3B 20 74 68 69 73 20 67 61 6D 65 20 ..;.; this game
0070 : 74 6F 6F 6B 20 6A 75 73 74 20 6F 76 65 72 20 61 took just over a
0080 : 20 74 77 6F 20 77 65 65 6B 73 20 74 6F 20 63 6F two weeks to co
0090 : 6E 76 65 72 74 0A 3B 20 66 72 6F 6D 20 74 68 65 nvert.; from the
00A0 : 20 6F 72 69 67 69 6E 61 6C 20 35 30 30 20 76 65 original 500 ve
00B0 : 72 73 69 6F 6E 2E 2E 0A 3B 20 65 78 74 72 61 20 rsion...; extra
00C0 : 73 74 75 66 66 20 69 73 20 3A 2D 0A 3B 20 31 36 stuff is :-.; 16
00D0 : 30 20 6C 65 76 65 6C 73 0A 3B 20 63 64 20 6D 75 0 levels.; cd mu
00E0 : 73 69 63 20 0A 3B 20 61 6C 6C 20 6C 61 6E 67 75 sic .; all langu
00F0 : 61 67 65 73 20 69 6E 63 6C 75 64 65 64 0A 3B 20 ages included.;
0100 : 6E 65 77 20 70 61 73 73 77 6F 72 64 20 73 63 72 new password scr
0110 : 65 65 6E 0A 3B 20 6E 65 77 20 73 6C 65 63 74 69 een.; new slecti
0120 : 6F 6E 20 73 63 72 65 65 6E 0A 3B 0A 3B 20 74 68 on screen.;.; th
0130 : 65 20 67 61 6D 65 20 74 6F 20 6D 65 20 69 73 20 e game to me is
0140 : 66 75 63 6B 69 6E 67 20 63 72 61 70 20 2D 20 61 fucking crap - a
0150 : 6E 64 20 69 27 6D 20 64 6F 69 6E 67 20 68 75 6D nd i'm doing hum
0160 : 61 6E 73 20 32 20 6E 6F 77 20 61 73 20 77 65 6C ans 2 now as wel
0170 : 6C 20 61 6E 64 20 67 75 65 73 73 20 77 68 61 74 l and guess what
0180 : 3F 3F 3F 0A 3B 0A 3B 20 69 74 73 20 46 55 43 4B ???.;.; its FUCK
0190 : 49 4E 47 20 43 52 41 50 20 54 4F 4F 21 21 21 21 ING CRAP TOO!!!!
01A0 : 21 0A 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 !

The original disc is labeled: fuck wank
That's from the startup-sequence:
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freeanimation
anim
game
;------------------
; HUMANS written by tosh....
; extra GFX by andy....
;
; this game took just over a two weeks to convert
; from the original 500 version..
; extra stuff is :-
; 160 levels
; cd music
; all languages included
; new password screen
; new slection screen
;
; the game to me is fucking crap - and i'm doing humans 2 now as well and guess what???
;
; its FUCKING CRAP TOO!!!!!
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Was just reading some of these on various games I was attempting to save off the original disks for preservation.

The funny thing is - so many of these guys were writing this back in the day "to save jobs and not steal from us" - how many of us would get a pirate copy - try the game out, decide it was shite, and never touch it - OR would find a game we love (PIRATES!, Lemmings, Elite, EliteII, plus many more) and rush out the next day to buy it?

I had about 500 games, and about 100 that I actually purchased, BECAUSE THEY WERE WORTH IT!

The other option on pirating games was the game that, you bought, you played, and a couple weeks/months into the game, the disk fried out and you had no other option than to buy another copy - eff you - I already bought it once, and your crap copy protection stole it back from ME.

Oh, and for what it's worth, I DO programming for money, and I DO have friends who have been in the business since the dark ages (I have crossed swords, IRL, with Lord British - and didn't even know it until later!)

SO, 30 years on, how many times do I go on the YouTube and laugh and laugh at the kids going on about the current crop of AAA games and how much crap is involved with the gaming publishers...

My favorite one was the whole Doom (or was it Quake?) "never release on Amiga" BS... they release the code, boom, on Amiga the next week... but hey, whatever. If they'd released either on Amiga, they'd have made their money and then some.
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Old 24 May 2020, 22:40   #519
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; the game to me is fucking crap - and i'm doing humans 2 now as well and guess what???
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; its FUCKING CRAP TOO!!!!!
A man gotta love his work!
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Old 25 May 2020, 00:09   #520
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A man gotta love his work!
You should see the Humans CD32 layout, from looking at the original CD then using ISOCD I found the following was used on the original CD32:

Volume ID: fuck wank
Volume Set: wank fuck
Publisher: fuckpoos!!!!
Preparer: complete twat
Application: fuck you boy!!!!

Think that sums up how the development went!
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