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Old 02 July 2019, 16:59   #1
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Unofficial CDTV Conversion Thread

The poor old CDTV, despite having a balanced range of multi-media software, it's game support was slim to say the least.

This project is to support 1MB/KS1.3 stock machines with game ports, at first as solo discs, and perhaps later compilation discs.

After looking online there wasn't much at all in regards to homebrew discs and the one's i found either needed more ram or gave a red screen, only a handful actually worked.

I no longer have a CDTV at present, so this is purely done for the fun and to support anybody that does, but please give feedback on any games that may have an issue on real hardware.

Downloads are available in my folder on the EAB server (Uploads/AmigaJay) or my mega account which can be found in the first post of my 'AmigaJay' thread.

I've also made front and back covers which are included in the archives, for those who wish to print them out to go alongside the rest of your collection.

Games have had their copy protection removed unless stated.

Here are the single games in released order;

#01 - 4D Sports Boxing
#02 - 4D Sports Driving
#03 - Battle Chess II
#04 - D/Generation (Needs Keyboard for some functions)
#05 - Fly Harder
#06 - Gulp!
#07 - Christmas Lemmings 1994
#08 - Lost Vikings (KB)
#09 - Pro Tennis Tour 2
#10 - Another World
#11 - Empire Soccer
#12 - Marble Madness
#13 - Arachnophobia
#14 - Challenge Golf
#15 - Pirates!
#16 - Bubble & Squeak
#17 - Push-Over
#18 - X-It
#19 - Cardinal Of The Kremlin (KB)
#20 - Populous II (Updated with Cobe's CDXL Intro)
#21 - The Settlers
#22 - Bombjack Beer Edition (PD)
#23 - Super Tennis Champs
#24 - Zerosphere (PD Version)
#25 - FA-18 Interceptor (KB)
#26 - Frontier - Elite II
#27 - Vektor Storm
#28 - The Three Stooges
#29 - TV Sports Baseball
#30 - TV Sports Boxing
#31 - Thexder
#32 - Trump Castle II
#33 - Wayne Gretzky Hockey II
#34 - Flight Of The Amazon Queen (Earok)
#35 - Test Drive II (Earok)
#36 - Titus The Fox (KB)
#37 - Dungeon Master
#38 - Garfield - Big, Fat, Hairy Deal
#39 - Mad TV (KB)
#40 - PoNG4 (PD)(CDXL intro & CD audio)
#41 - Rings Of Medusa (KB)
#42 - The Complete PGA Tour Golf (KB)
#43 - Life And Death (KB)
#44 - M1 Tank Platoon (KB)
#45 - Over The Net
#46 - Little Computer People
#47 - Sarakon
#48 - Tiny Troops
#49 - Black Viper
#50 - Monopoly
#51 - Top Gear 2

Here are my compilation discs in released order;

Vol.1



Vol.3



Vol.4

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Old 02 July 2019, 17:17   #2
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I once tried to do a compilation but can't remember what happened but I had all kinds of problems with games that would run on same setup with HD but wouldn't run from CD

Iirc but maybe not
Think I tried LionHeart and a whole load of the Old One File HD install.
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Old 02 July 2019, 21:54   #3
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Good job!CDTV rocks as a multimedia machine!
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Old 03 July 2019, 09:27   #4
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Cool! I will try it out on my CDTV after holidays! Thank you, AmigaJay!
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Old 03 July 2019, 11:14   #5
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Although I have no CDTV, it is a beatiful machine and it is great that AmigaJay is supporting it now, too. I will forward this thread to a friend who owns a CDTV.
Thanks, AmigaJay!
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Old 03 July 2019, 13:43   #6
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Cheers guys, the next lot of games coming up later

Edit: first post updated with today's games.

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Old 04 July 2019, 15:17   #7
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Thank you for this effort AmigaJay! I do have a CDTV although its not currently set up. I could drag it out of storage to do some testing. I'm not much of a gamer so unlikely that I would be able to test anything from start to finish but could at least verify launch.
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Old 04 July 2019, 15:39   #8
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@AmigaEd thanks i appreciate it, any testing and feedback even if just launching and getting into the game will help.

Update: Next 3 games are available.
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Old 04 July 2019, 16:31   #9
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Wow this is awesome. I was wondering what to do with my CDTV other than my copy if Lemmings CDTV and attaching a floppy drive . Some great titles there - D/Generation!, would love to give them a whirl.
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@Amigajay - I have test all your releases with Winuae and all seem to work and play perfect. Great work you are doing for the CDTV community
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Good idea. Basically CDTV could be seen as a 1MB A500 with a hard drive capability (not as fast as HD but faster than floppies & no disk swapping)

Test Drive II can probably added too, all ECS 1MB OS-compliant games could qualify provided they have a proper crack (but CD driver could eat some precious memory and prevent some 1MB games to run).

Just make sure that savegames can be redirected to DF0: (not sure about D/Gen)
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@Amigajay - I have test all your releases with Winuae and all seem to work and play perfect. Great work you are doing for the CDTV community
Thanks! Yes i test all the discs on Winuae before uploading, so lets hope the memory usage is close to a real CDTV as some of these discs get very close!

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Test Drive II can probably added too, all ECS 1MB OS-compliant games could qualify provided they have a proper crack (but CD driver could eat some precious memory and prevent some 1MB games to run).

Just make sure that savegames can be redirected to DF0: (not sure about D/Gen)
Yeah the assigns are the thing taking alot of time to figure out on some games, games like Titus The Fox stop on the title screen even with more ram so i must be missing either some libs or more assigns.
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Friday's games update available
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Can't switch the Vikings without Keyboard
and how do I drop the bombs ?
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Can't switch the Vikings without Keyboard
and how do I drop the bombs ?
Oh yeah sorry forgot to add Lost Vikings needs keyboard for the other controls.
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Amigajay some games need hex edit to get rid of references to DF0: in the executable.

When I did some DOS fixes, I replaced it by another assign (ex: JF0: ) and performed this assign before starting: worked.
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Amigajay some games need hex edit to get rid of references to DF0: in the executable.

When I did some DOS fixes, I replaced it by another assign (ex: JF0: ) and performed this assign before starting: worked.
Tried this with Titus The Fox no luck, still stuck on the title screen.

Saturday's update has been added.
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problem is sometimes the protection is not properly bypassed and there's some DSKRDY code remaining.

Maybe I can help with those.
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@AmigaJay I've chucked two of my own CDTV projects (dating from when I had a similar project in the works) into the zone.

- Flight of the Amazon Queen, including 49 well described save files so that a game can be resumed from almost anywhere.

- Test Drive 2 with all expansions, including MombasaJoe's unofficial "North Germany" scenery pack.

Feel free to use them if you wish, though you may want to make new ISOs from them - they do show the AmigaDOS 1.3 screen.
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problem is sometimes the protection is not properly bypassed and there's some DSKRDY code remaining.

Maybe I can help with those.
Appreciate any help with any game, another problem is with PGA Tour Golf, when goes to load the game after the clubhouse screen a requester pops up saying disk is write protected, obviously running from CD its write protected, is there anyway to get around this?

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@AmigaJay I've chucked two of my own CDTV projects (dating from when I had a similar project in the works) into the zone.

- Flight of the Amazon Queen, including 49 well described save files so that a game can be resumed from almost anywhere.

- Test Drive 2 with all expansions, including MombasaJoe's unofficial "North Germany" scenery pack.

Feel free to use them if you wish, though you may want to make new ISOs from them - they do show the AmigaDOS 1.3 screen.
Cheers Earok! I will remake the Iso's as its a bugbear of mine those WB screens on console games! Credit you of course next to game title.

Sunday's update is early today as i have grandson to look after and he's more into Minecraft than Hexcraft!
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