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Old 06 November 2019, 21:08   #1
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F-29 Retaliator Special Mission - Illegal Copy

Heya guys,

With either of these coverdisks:

... Zero #12 (1990)(Dennis)(GB)[Oct 1990].zip
... Zero #12 (1990)(Dennis)(GB)[a][Oct 1990].zip

Even if I use the original .IPFs, I get the following when the actual game play starts



Go figure; not sure how to get around this?
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Old 06 November 2019, 21:10   #2
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I wonder if the disks had protection. Is there an ipf?
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Old 06 November 2019, 21:15   #3
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No don't worry... it's seems as this was due to me editing some text in the "S/Startup-Sequence" on the "coverdisk" (as I just wanted the game to boot directly).

Grrr...
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Old 06 November 2019, 21:19   #4
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On the original of Retaliator it prints that message and the plane drops out the sky if the Copylock check fails.
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Old 06 November 2019, 21:22   #5
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Another annoying thing though, which happens with the .IPFs and all cracks.

If you boot with 2 or 3 disks inserted i.e:
DF0 = coverdisk
DF1 = F-29 Retaliator (Disk 1)
DF2 = F-29 Retaliator (Disk 2)
When the coverdisk is booting you get these messages; which are related to Disk 1 & 2...

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Old 06 November 2019, 21:31   #6
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Seems I must have been a muppet:

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No don't worry... it's seems as this was due to me editing some text in the "S/Startup-Sequence" on the "coverdisk" (as I just wanted the game to boot directly).
Just tried again with this slightly modified coverdisk and didn't get the "Illegal Copy" message.

Those 2 x "Error validating disk" & "Disk structure corrupt" messages (one for each Disk 1 & Disk 2) are a real pain in a*** though.
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Old 06 November 2019, 22:09   #7
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Maybe you can suppress those requesters with this ?
http://aminet.net/package/util/batch/TestDevice
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What are you doing with this anyway?
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Old 07 November 2019, 00:27   #9
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Maybe you can suppress those requesters with this ?
http://aminet.net/package/util/batch/TestDevice
Hmmm, took a quick read but not sure how to use or if it would actually work

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What are you doing with this anyway?
Setting these up in my collection of course
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Old 07 November 2019, 13:01   #10
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Sounds like there needs to be some sort of grand F29 Retaliator crack that lets you install all the missions to HD.
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Old 07 November 2019, 13:03   #11
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Sounds like there needs to be some sort of grand F29 Retaliator crack that lets you install all the missions to HD.
I've not checked but I reckon there will be WHDload support
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I've not checked but I reckon there will be WHDload support
There isn't... checked already last night.

Only the normal version and it does't support F29 Retaliator Special Mission.

The slave is very old: 1999-07-12
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Old 07 November 2019, 13:47   #13
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So from testing a bit last night; if I use any Kickstart ROM above 1.3 then you don't get the "Error validating disk" & "Disk structure corrupt" while booting; related to Disk 1 & 2... but the game doesn't get in-game.

If the coverdisk was made like some games to take over the system when booting then it probably wouldn't try scanning / accessing Disk 1 & 2 upon booting with Kickstart ROM 1.3. I don't have the skills to do that though.

Of course if you normally only have Disk 1 and 2 (without the coverdisk) the game boots fine without the errors.
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Old 07 November 2019, 19:33   #14
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Ok, please test this hacked mission disk.

This configuration:
DF0 = attached ADF
DF1 = F-29 Retaliator (Disk 1)
DF2 = F-29 Retaliator (Disk 2)
is supported.

Enjoy
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File Type: zip F-29 Retaliator Special Mission [h ross].zip (148.9 KB, 32 views)
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Old 07 November 2019, 22:38   #15
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Perfect, no more annoying messages!!!

Just what I needed for my collection
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Old 09 November 2019, 13:32   #16
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Another question regarding this disk.

I'm sure you've all noticed that the title screen shows "F29 Retaliator II Special Preview Mission":



Also when you die or I suppose finish the mission, you see this:



Is this not a mission from "F29 Retaliator II" that never appeared on the Amiga (or any other system that I'm aware of)?
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Old 09 November 2019, 14:17   #17
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Seems to be from amiga

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Old 09 November 2019, 16:06   #18
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Seems to be from amiga

<snip>
My question relates to F29 Retaliator Special Mission, and not Epic.

Yes, there is Epic Extra Missions which can be found on "One, The #47 - Amiga (1992-07)(EMAP Images)(GB)(Disk 2 of 2)[Aug 1992].adf" but it's different to the YouTube video you've posted.
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