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Old 08 August 2016, 11:38   #1
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Giana Sisters Special Edition - Giana Sisters overhauled on the Amiga

Giana Sisters Special Edition - Giana Sisters overhauled on the Amiga by Reimagine Games



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Over these past months we've been giving you the heads up for the unofficial platformer overhaul of ' The Great Giana Sisters ', which is now known as ' Giana Sisters Special Edition '. Well you'll be pleased to know that after all our write ups about this Mario style game the remastered version has finally been released! This latest Giana Special Edition takes the original and rare Amiga game from 1987 and puts it through a modern DS blender, with new graphics, op quality sound effects and much more to drool over!
http://www.indieretronews.com/2016/0...ion-giana.html
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Old 08 August 2016, 12:28   #2
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Awesome! Looking forward to giving this a test drive.
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Old 08 August 2016, 13:33   #3
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It's my lucky day Great news!
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Old 08 August 2016, 13:55   #4
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An Amiga Giana Sisters release based on the original that's FREE!! Probably won't stop all those ebay sellers asking stupid money for the original Amiga release though, people will probably try selling this version too on ebay!!
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Old 08 August 2016, 14:10   #5
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Great, thanks for sharing!
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Old 08 August 2016, 14:33   #6
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Great; thanks earok

...one question though; I see that the HD files are actually using WHDLoad (which with my limited Amiga knowledge, means that I won't be able to use it).

Regarding the WHDLoad version vs. the .ADF version are there any major differences or are they exactly the same content / feature wise?
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Old 08 August 2016, 14:33   #7
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Old 08 August 2016, 14:50   #8
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Thanks. Had it for my C64 and never played the Amiga version during my childhood.
This refurbished version gives me a good reason to try it on the Miggy.
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Old 08 August 2016, 14:51   #9
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Downloaded ready to try later. Thanks.
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I'm confused. Is this a new hack or is this the final version of the hack earok started with for some time ago?
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Old 08 August 2016, 15:03   #11
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looking great! thanks!
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Old 08 August 2016, 15:18   #12
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I'm confused. Is this a new hack or is this the final version of the hack earok started with for some time ago?
A bit of both But far improved beyond its original announcement
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Finally! A really amazing rom hack. So much better than the usual hacks you did before, Earok.
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Finally! A really amazing rom hack. So much better than the usual hacks you did before, Earok.
And this is the first of many from Reimagine Games
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Old 08 August 2016, 16:18   #15
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Woohooo

Did a quick test in WinUAE.
With ADF version I couldn't make Giana jump with second fire while in ISO version it does.
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Well, the CD32 & HDD version uses WHDLoad and the slave supports a second button for jumping.
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Awesome stuff! I was hoping there'd be new levels and music (the old tunes grow old and annoying really fast), but maybe on another occasion
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Well, the CD32 & HDD version uses WHDLoad and the slave supports a second button for jumping.
Yeah I noticed that difference. But read.me on ADF says that jumping is possible with second fire button.
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Great; thanks earok

...one question though; I see that the HD files are actually using WHDLoad (which with my limited Amiga knowledge, means that I won't be able to use it).

Regarding the WHDLoad version vs. the .ADF version are there any major differences or are they exactly the same content / feature wise?
The HDD version just needs a workbench install and that's it! You can copy the file into your Hard disk and play without having to worry about anything else. The HDD version is based on WHDload yes, but you won't need anything else installed, no WHDload, no key, no extra stuff. Everything needed to run it is included at the folder itself. Just double click the game icon and, off you go!

There are differences between the 2 versions (HDD and ADF) indeed regarding features and details, but the content is exactly the same nontheless.

Here's an accurate list:

1) Intro in HDD version can playback at 256 colors if it detects AGA. In ADF version it's always 64EHB colors regardless of your chipset.

2) HDD version has some extra features thanx to WHDload, like the ability to play with either a joystick/keyboard or CD32 joypad.

3) In HDD version you can jump with a second button if you press it (applies for both joystick and CD32). This will automatically disable UP for jumping for the rest of the game.

4) In ADF version you can quit to Main menu (from in-game) if you press the Right mouse button. In HDD version you can quit to workbench by pressing * but you cannot quit to Main menu from in-game. Basically the function exists at the WHDload version (if you click Left mouse button) but this feat is currently broken (whdload patch related issue). There is a good chance that this will be fixed in a future update.

5) Both HDD and ADF versions contain at least 1 bug that the other version has it fixed! This is because basically the 2 versions are based on different
patch/cracks of the original game. (HDD on Harry/Psygore's WHDload patch and ADF on Galahad's/Scoopex crack).
Note that all bugs found so far (except the whdload one mentioned above)
are not significant or game breaking and come with the original game itself! So, if anything, the above patch/cracks have actually improved on the original game!

6) Finally the ADF version contains some extra stuff like loading screen and loading music as well as a cool Cracktro by non other than Galahad/Scoopex!

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