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Old 08 October 2021, 01:46   #1
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Soul Crystal WHDLoad request

This Wonderful Point & Click Adventure dont work with 3.0 and above
[ Show youtube player ]

If somebody has no MapRom function than this is basicly it.

There is a thread about this game and how stubborn it is

https://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=102855

Sadly, the game is only in German, so i guess that make the chance for a Whdload Slave pretty slim.

Still, it would be very appreaciated by the Community


Thank you very much
Yours, Torti
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Old 08 October 2021, 07:08   #2
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I have Soul Crystal as original. You are right, @Torti-the-Smurf, the game NEED an whdl installer!
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Old 08 October 2021, 14:08   #3
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Hey buddy Always glad to see you !!

Your´e right and i see that comment alot.

A major problem (besides its stubbor nature) is that´s a german only game so that makes the appeal of this game more restricted.

We would need a german WHDLoad Guru to do that Magic thing.
StingRay has surley no time and has too many projects at the same time.

Hmm, i could ask the mighty Lord Wepl himself, but he is busy as well, i think.

Still, this is a very special game and it is especially STUBBORN

Can you imagine in 1992 a game that dosent work on 3.0+ ... WHAT THE SMURF

Well; lets hope for the best
Until then i use the MapRom Function of my Furia (THANK GOD for that )

Still a Pain and it´s stupid that we have to do that in the first place

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Old 08 October 2021, 14:45   #4
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I have Soul Crystal as original. You are right, @Torti-the-Smurf, the game NEED an whdl installer!
Neo, can you make a ctraw or kryoflux dump of this game ? I will make a proper preserved file.
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Old 08 October 2021, 15:01   #5
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Things are moving Man, you guys are awesome

I played Black Sect (french only) and i still enjoyed it (french is not my native language)

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To be fair, it has way less Text than Soul Crystal tho

Anyway, keep on rocking guys.

You are the best


PS:I wanted to mention that i did ask Master Wepl before dlfrsilver came in (and i am so glad that dlfrsilver joined in);
I have to wait for Master Wepl´s response. Dont know if he has time. A German/French Co-Op would be amazing tho

Much love, Torti

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Old 08 October 2021, 15:13   #6
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There is a Black Sect English version for ST, wish someone would translate or port the ST english version to Amiga.

That's all folks.
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Old 08 October 2021, 15:15   #7
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There is a Black Sect English version for ST, wish someone would translate or port the ST english version to Amiga.

That's all folks.
No Port needed. Injecting the Text into the Amiga Version would be it
But we are going off Topic here (my Fault, as usual Me stupid Smurf)

Back on Topic.

Another Problem with this Games is, that it dosent like PFS. Only FFS
It glitches (shows basicly almost nothing) in the intro Credits Scene. Those are Animated.

The Game is fine after that but maybe it affects all animated Stuff in the game, dont know.
I am pretty early in that game

Here are Example Pictures so you can see it. (and it has a very sneaky Copy Protection, when you are at a certain point in that game)

(The even manage to screw that up. The User Manual/Copy protection was no aligned with the Manual itself,
so even IF you had a minus 3.0 kickstart, the copy protection was the next thing to screw you over.

i mean WHAT THE .... )

Just to let you guys know. Really crazy Stuff
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Old 08 October 2021, 18:34   #8
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Here is the Gamesave right before the CopyProtection. (just go left, then it gets triggered)

Fun fact.
Crystal, Venom and Venture "cracked" the game but none actually did it

In all the "cracked" versions the Copy protection is still intact.
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Last edited by Torti-the-Smurf; 09 October 2021 at 00:59. Reason: I had removed the Code Protection Sheet from Wiki - It was 70% WRONG and incomplete . So i made a 100% complete Protection Sheet myself !
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Old 09 October 2021, 00:51   #9
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The Codes for this Game are legendary Screwed up !

Even the Wiki Codes are incomplete !!!!!!

So guess what i did.

I made the first and only *complete Code Protection Sheet for this stubborn game

It was a real pain, but somebody HAD to do it

PS. * I found one Code is missing on my List, but honestly, we will pass 100% with this one, the game gives us 3 tries
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The Codes for this Game are legendary Screwed up !

Even the Wiki Codes are 70% wrong AND incomplete !!!!!!

So guess what i did.

I made the first and only complete Code Protection Sheet for this stubborn game

It was a real pain, but somebody HAD to do it
Torti, here is what i found regarding the game :

Due to printing problems it was not possible to provide the "TAGEBUCh DES TURMWÄCHTERS" with page numbering.

Should the password query from the "Diary d. T." are required, please note the following:

The cover page is page 1, which means that page 3 begins with the words "1st day of the year 713". This results in the continuous numbering of the following pages.

Diskettes A, B, C and D are included with the Amiga version.

If you are prompted for disk "E", please press "CANCEL".

This is a joke by the programmer.

Have fun playing Soul Crystal
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Old 09 October 2021, 03:30   #11
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Second discovery, mother of all deceases, this game was coded in GFA basic.
GFA basic was never meant to be used with 680x0 machines, only 68000.
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Old 09 October 2021, 11:40   #12
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Well, that is something

GFA Basic Hmm .. but the game works great on the Furia (68020 with FPU and hyper fast Fast Ram) ?
Only problem is the Kickstart.

About that Code Protection disaster tho

As far as i know it affected all versions. The C64, PC & Amiga version.
There was never a fully working Protection Sheet to my knowledge. (A C64 User that had that book said it had to less pages .. i dont know )
All that i know is that it´s a legendary disaster of a code protection

It was such a pain to so many People; to that point, that hole "Lets Plays" and "Walkthroughs" never came about.
Only one Walkthrough exist and that is for the C64 version that was successfully cracked by the Group SPIRIT
( the player in that "Lets play video" even mention that ; and he has the original Box and stuff )

What an odd but lovley Game

Do you think there is hope for a WHDLoad version. I did not hear from Master Wepl yet. (He is for sure super busy, or hates me for asking him )

I solve the problem with the MapRom feature; but still, a WHDLoad version would be greatly appreciated, i am sure

Thank you dlfrsilver for the work so far


PS: I stumbled about that "disk joke" ; they must had loved that one from The Secret of Monkey island, but the setup for that gag was way better done in Monkey.
Still, Soul Crystal is full of self aware gags, which i like

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Old 09 October 2021, 12:46   #13
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I'd like to get my hands on a .ADF of the original to attempt at whdload install
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I'd like to get my hands on a .ADF of the original to attempt at whdload install
Here you go. ADF (not sure if cracked, changed, etc.) and original IPF images:

http://pc.sux.org/tomcat/SoulCrystal.zip
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Hey guys, you find an copy (ADF /wwp) on the Amiga File Server: Uploads/NeoHippie2016/Needed an WHDL Installer/Games (Originals)/wwp/Soul Crystal or ... ADF/Soul Crystal A, etc.

I have a an Kryoflux here, but it is too complicated for me.
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Old 09 October 2021, 18:23   #16
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I'd like to get my hands on a .ADF of the original to attempt at whdload install
Download below (IPF files)

They are from the later "Top Shots Budget" release. (the only difference i found is the file called MAIN in the C Folder; the protection codes are the same)

About the Codes i have posted.
They where only about 65% Complete, i found new ones. Working on it .....

This game keeps on giving

I Smurf back when it´s done
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Old 09 October 2021, 20:19   #17
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Ok, it is DONE !!! The FINAL, FINAL Copy protection Sheet.

Please redownload the FINAL Code Sheet above



PS:Maybe one of you lovley Guys can upload the Code Sheet to GameFAQs so that other People can benefit from it.

As far as i am aware its the only *complete Code Sheet there is and i am not a registered GameFAQs member; but maybe you are.

Last edited by Torti-the-Smurf; 10 October 2021 at 15:30. Reason: * One code is missing but still. But we will pass 100% with this one ;)
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