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Old 19 April 2006, 21:02   #1
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Cinemawares Sinbad Image is a CRACK!

I was amazed to find that the Amiga Image of Sinbad from the Cinemaware website, is actually a crack from a group called Megabyte.
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Old 19 April 2006, 21:15   #2
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It's because of the copyprotection on the original disks. Many companies offer cracked versions of their old Amiga games. Check out the Thalion webshrine...
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Old 19 April 2006, 21:18   #3
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and for how many years did we tell them all that copy protection was a bad thing?
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Old 19 April 2006, 22:01   #4
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lol, yes, and now they are happy that their games are cracked so they can offer them for download!
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Old 19 April 2006, 23:01   #5
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Having looked at the Amiga version of this game... Pile of shite that it is, I wanna know what version had THESE graphics? !!!

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Old 20 April 2006, 01:35   #6
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Excellent.

The gameplay looks like the C64 (as I've played very similar scenes many, many moons ago) but of course the graphics are way too good.

It has to be the Atari ST version doesn't it???
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Old 20 April 2006, 01:49   #7
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The Apple IIGS version was supposedly the best during my research. I think the ST was very similar.
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Old 20 April 2006, 10:23   #8
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Have you looked at the Amiga version though... How could there be such a difference in graphics from it and the screens above?
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Other games on the cinemaware site have been cracked by different groups, like wings was cracked by skid row.
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Maybe someone should contact them and supply them with the IPFs (Where available!!)
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Already did. They were planning to put up the IPF's instead... But it never happened...
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Nice one faith

I wonder why they didn't do it? I believe the only Cinemaware game that needs a manual (or otherwise to be cracked) is Wings. The rest should be fine...
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Have you looked at the Amiga version though... How could there be such a difference in graphics from it and the screens above?
I think the Amiga version was created first in 86, released in 87. The rest were done later.
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CinemaWare are releasing "revamped" versions of their old classics, thanks to clickBOOM (yes, they're still around), could the screenshots be from one of them?

http://www.cinemaware.com/dotcremast...asp?sel=screen

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I was amazed to find that the Amiga Image of Sinbad from the Cinemaware website, is actually a crack from a group called Megabyte.
I wonder if CinemaWare asked their permission to post their code? Lol!
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well at least they have allowed their software into the public domain...
and i dont suppose they could be bothered to spend time removing the copy-protection (or cracking their own software)

i wish other companies followed their example
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Already did. They were planning to put up the IPF's instead... But it never happened...
That would be silly as then no-one could play the games they download from the Cinemaware site because they still have the copy protection/codewheel/manual checks.
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Nice one faith

I wonder why they didn't do it? I believe the only Cinemaware game that needs a manual (or otherwise to be cracked) is Wings. The rest should be fine...
Rocket Ranger as well.
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Most of the games offered on the cinemaware site are cracks at last they were last time I downloaded them.
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Rocket Ranger as well.
Very true T_hairy_bootson... but they give you the Secret Decoder Wheel on the site:

http://www.cinemaware.com/clsgame_rr.asp?sel=wheel

Would be nice if Cinemaware gave you the required manual for Wings also
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That would be silly as then no-one could play the games they download from the Cinemaware site because they still have the copy protection/codewheel/manual checks.
Heh. I did of course omit the fact they they also planned to add all the necessary manuals.
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