English Amiga Board


Go Back   English Amiga Board > Main > Retrogaming General Discussion

 
 
Thread Tools
Old 13 August 2012, 12:08   #41
jamielemon
Zone Friend
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: UK
Posts: 42
Hi synchro, love both your launchers, this comes from someone who has struggled to use just about every front end launcher out there and never had much success! Yours worked fine right from the start though!

One thing I'd like to know - is it possible for me to add more games to the Amiga launcher myself? I've downloaded some of the file packages from the sites you linked to , but they seem to contain Zip files for each game, which have a SLAVE file and some other stuff in them - whereas the games in the folder are in HDF format.

Is it possible to get the games in HDF format anywhere, and just drop them into the Amiga Launcher/games folder? Or would I need config files for them all as well?
jamielemon is offline  
AdSense AdSense  
Old 13 August 2012, 17:58   #42
synchro
Sending You Back In Time
synchro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: UK
Age: 55
Posts: 976
No sorry

Its not designed to add your own games....I build as i go and the idea was a one install launcher without the need for the hastle of setting up or having to add games...I will update periodicly and take game requests
synchro is offline  
Old 13 August 2012, 18:00   #43
synchro
Sending You Back In Time
synchro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: UK
Age: 55
Posts: 976
Heres what i came up with for a vic launcher menu...Still WIP but which colour do you prefer ?

Something not right il pop them back up later

Last edited by synchro; 13 August 2012 at 19:47.
synchro is offline  
Old 14 August 2012, 00:18   #44
jamielemon
Zone Friend
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: UK
Posts: 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by synchro View Post
No sorry

Its not designed to add your own games....I build as i go and the idea was a one install launcher without the need for the hastle of setting up or having to add games...I will update periodicly and take game requests
Ah, sorry, I misunderstood from your website - I thought it said you could add games !

Still, if you are taking requests ...

I think the collection of games you have on there is great and it would be hard to have a comprehensive collection of Amiga games while keeping it at a sensible size ...

But a few more you should add, so you can cover some more of the bases ...

I have tried to stick to games where the Amiga version is "definitive", but have included a few which were probably more popular on other platforms, but the Amiga version stood out in some way:


Stunt Car Racer
Defender of the Crown
Hostages
Ancient Art of War in the Sky
Speedball 2
Shadow of the Beast 1 +2
Wrath of the Demon
Xenon 2
R-Type 2
IK+
Deuteros The Next Millennium
Populous 1 + 2
Mega Lo Mania
Fire And Ice
Rainbow Islands
Leander
James Pond 2: Robocod
Hired Guns
Dungeon Master + Chaos Strikes Back
Barbarian 2
Heroquest
The Bards Tale
Eye Of The Beholder 1 + 2
Legend



Oh also - It Came From The Desert appears to crash every time I get into the plane and push forward on the joypad. Probably a WinUAE problem rather than your program...

Great launcher, the best ready-made one I've found yet.

Last edited by jamielemon; 14 August 2012 at 00:29.
jamielemon is offline  
Old 14 August 2012, 12:07   #45
synchro
Sending You Back In Time
synchro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: UK
Age: 55
Posts: 976
Thats a good list and some there i cant belive i missed as what i consider " must games "

I will definatly be adding those in the next week or so
synchro is offline  
Old 14 August 2012, 13:05   #46
jamielemon
Zone Friend
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: UK
Posts: 42
Great, Thanks!
By the way I think it's good to have some more interesting/obscure games in there as well as the big names.
Another little thing I noticed - Starglider 2 has the copy protection intact - so you can't play it from your launcher without the manual.

Maybe you did this on purpose to make it authentic - however the Monkey Island 1 and 2 copy protection is cracked, so I'm not sure ...
jamielemon is offline  
Old 15 August 2012, 04:37   #47
synchro
Sending You Back In Time
synchro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: UK
Age: 55
Posts: 976
Quote:
Another little thing I noticed - Starglider 2 has the copy protection intact - so you can't play it from your launcher without the manual.
Yes you can the password is clearly marked on the screen in Green as SMILE
on the page you enter the password
synchro is offline  
Old 15 August 2012, 13:49   #48
jamielemon
Zone Friend
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: UK
Posts: 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by synchro View Post
Yes you can the password is clearly marked on the screen in Green as SMILE
on the page you enter the password
Ah ok , thanks!
jamielemon is offline  
Old 16 August 2012, 00:56   #49
synchro
Sending You Back In Time
synchro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: UK
Age: 55
Posts: 976
Heres how the Vic Launchers looking....There were some really good games worth playing but theres a lot of bad ones as well....I remember the mags back then...for every 10 games released only one was any good.

Those were the days you paid for the fantastic looking cover...Not the game



synchro is offline  
Old 19 August 2012, 23:44   #50
synchro
Sending You Back In Time
synchro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: UK
Age: 55
Posts: 976
Vic Demo Available.....Very small 30 meg...No install required if anyone wants to test it for me that would be appreciated

http://www.plymouthlaptopscreens.co.uk/VICDEMO.exe
synchro is offline  
Old 20 August 2012, 23:07   #51
msantos
Registered User
msantos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: san francisco de macoris
Posts: 341
Greetings, some games do not work well. click to give out load screen Commodore Vic 20.
msantos is offline  
Old 21 August 2012, 00:42   #52
synchro
Sending You Back In Time
synchro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: UK
Age: 55
Posts: 976
thanks msantos im guessing there the cartridge games ? hence the test demo
Can you name at least 2 games that fail so i can confirm that ?
synchro is offline  
Old 21 August 2012, 01:03   #53
msantos
Registered User
msantos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: san francisco de macoris
Posts: 341
all third page games not working..
msantos is offline  
Old 21 August 2012, 01:19   #54
synchro
Sending You Back In Time
synchro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: UK
Age: 55
Posts: 976
Quote:
Originally Posted by msantos View Post
all third page games not working..
Ok Thanks as i thought its the cart games.....One of those things that works on mine but nobody elses....must save somewhere on my machine
synchro is offline  
Old 21 August 2012, 15:08   #55
synchro
Sending You Back In Time
synchro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: UK
Age: 55
Posts: 976
Hey msantos mate could you try this one please

This should all work now i have redone all the cart games and added 6 more
NOTE....Space pirate on page 3 is a Tap file the screen goes to the main vic screen and says loading.....give it a minute and it will

Hopefully these should all work

http://plymouthlaptopscreens.co.uk/VICDEMO.exe
synchro is offline  
Old 21 August 2012, 18:37   #56
msantos
Registered User
msantos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: san francisco de macoris
Posts: 341
Well, just try it and everything works fine.

Last edited by msantos; 21 August 2012 at 19:20.
msantos is offline  
Old 21 August 2012, 19:23   #57
synchro
Sending You Back In Time
synchro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: UK
Age: 55
Posts: 976
Brilliant Thanks !!

I can now finish it off
synchro is offline  
Old 05 September 2012, 12:03   #58
synchro
Sending You Back In Time
synchro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: UK
Age: 55
Posts: 976
Im just doing the last page for the C64 Launcher update before release and i wanted it to be special editions....So far i have found .....


Paradroid ( Heavy Metal )
Uridium + ( Heavy metal )
International Karate+
Fist +
Revs +

I need another Can anyone think of any ?
synchro is offline  
Old 08 September 2012, 10:59   #59
synchro
Sending You Back In Time
synchro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: UK
Age: 55
Posts: 976
C64 Arcade Launcher V3.1 Now Available

Rectified a few errors...Shuffled a few games about and added 50 more games including some useful stuff

Have Fun Link Below..

PS..All requested games added

http://www.plymouthlaptopscreens.co....uncherV3.1.exe

Last edited by synchro; 10 September 2012 at 02:26.
synchro is offline  
Old 10 September 2012, 00:45   #60
msantos
Registered User
msantos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: san francisco de macoris
Posts: 341
good job...
msantos is offline  
AdSense AdSense  
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DOS Launcher !! synchro Retrogaming General Discussion 11 26 November 2012 21:26
New Launcher just finished !! synchro Retrogaming General Discussion 5 13 October 2012 13:17
C64 Launcher for netbooks synchro Retrogaming General Discussion 229 17 June 2012 15:25
c64 .DATS and playing games on the C64 hardware pubzombie Retrogaming General Discussion 22 15 April 2011 14:40
WinUAE Launcher Alan Amiga scene 4 20 May 2003 17:35

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 09:02.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Page generated in 0.20381 seconds with 11 queries