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Old 15 June 2021, 13:17   #1
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Scary Mutant Space Aliens From Mars - Corrupt game or incorrect Solution?

I'm not sure if there's a bug in the game but there is a part where you cannot pickup the item required...

Solution:
https://www.solutionarchive.com/file/id%2C651/


1st part is the copy protection part.. Code always works 100%

SPACESHIP:
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e, n, open can, put cheese in can (fuel for the spaceship), s, move crates, ne, examine crates (you
find a red crate), open red crate, examine red crate, get gun, sw, s, get belt, get manual, read
manual, drop all, get wrapper, get coin, n, e (animated combat sequence), examine computer, examine
screen, type 'x36mzz4e' (copy protection), examine screen (a list over possible
destinations
appears on the screen), type '2' (off to Venus),


2nd Part I cannot pickup the white wire. I have also attached a Savestate (Using the IPF's) here. Savestate is the exact part of the solution where you are supposed to get the white wire...

https://mega.nz/file/4Uk3gCKJ#EWNQsB...8T9vxjC3Uo9QWM

SATURN:
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open door, e, s, get white wire, n, n, n, e, s, s, e, get book, w, s, e, get bone, w, n, n, n, n,
jump (you land on another roof), s, s, e, get gold, w, s, s, s, e, s, open door, s, s, s, s, get
disk, reach into water (you find a rope), climb rope, n, n, n, n, w, n, e, s, s (animated combat
sequence), get strippers, s, press purple button (off to Mercury)


I tried both ADF & IPF

Scary Mutant Space Aliens from Mars (1989)(ReadySoft)(Disk 1 of 2)[cr Black Monks].adf

Scary Mutant Space Aliens from Mars (1989)(ReadySoft)(Disk 2 of 2).adf

1549_Scary Mutant Space Aliens from Mars_Disk1.ipf

1549_Scary Mutant Space Aliens from Mars_Disk2.ipf

and both have the same issue?


Please test the "Get White Wire" command and see if it works?

What is not listed in the solution where you are supposed to get the white wire is....

Examine Control Panel
Examine White Wire

This will show an image of the white wire in the Ingame screen.

But I still cannot pickup the white wire ??


Hope we can can up with a solution...

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Old 15 June 2021, 13:39   #2
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Should be fixed now

BTW the source of the solution.txt is from gamebase

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Should be fixed now

BTW the source of the solution.txt is from gamebase
I found what the error is :

the protection code is not 'x36mzz4e', but 'x38mzz4e' !

I discovered this with the manual on HOL. It's 38 and not 36 !

EDIT: there seems to be a printing error x38mzz4e doesn't work. x36mzz4e pass....

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Oh That's great news... but I recall x36mzz4e passing when I tried it with the ipfs.

The cracked adf should bypass this with any text... Shouldn't it? Because that too stopped at the "Get the white wire" part.


I see the 38 In the hol manual vs 36 in solution.txt seems as though a bad scan confused the 8 with a 6.

Did the code with 38 allow you to pick up the wire?
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Oh That's great news... but I recall x36mzz4e passing when I tried it with the ipfs.

The cracked adf should bypass this with any text... Shouldn't it? Because that too stopped at the "Get the white wire" part.


I see the 38 In the hol manual vs 36 in solution.txt seems as though a bad scan confused the 8 with a 6.

Did the code with 38 allow you to pick up the wire?
as said, x38mzz4e doesn't work. x36 does, but i guess there is something wrong about this. For me, the get the white wire doesn't work because the protection is faulty (possibly checksum like).

We need a whdload coder to have a look on this game.
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I believe Stingray wanted to have a go at this...

I'll be replaying it tomorrow with the correct code and see what happens..

Is what your saying that all ADFs and IPFs are bad?
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I can confirm there is a problem with this game.

Game manual copy protection reads x38mzz4e - yet it doesnt work in game..

x36mzz4e Works in game - but fails at the "get white wire" part

Someone needs to investigate the copy protection for this game..
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I can confirm there is a problem with this game.

Game manual copy protection reads x38mzz4e - yet it doesnt work in game..

x36mzz4e Works in game - but fails at the "get white wire" part

Someone needs to investigate the copy protection for this game..
Readysoft fucked themselves on this game. This is an anomaly.
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