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Old 17 June 2021, 18:02   #1
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Floppy disk Super rare Amiga game "Magician´s Dungeon" preserved & released by World of Longplays

World of Longplays has its 15th Anniversary on YouTube today.
www.longplays.org - https://www.youtube.com/worldoflongplays

To celebrate this occasion we thought it is the perfect time to give something back to the community. A full dump of Magician´s Dungeon!
You can download it here:
https://archive.org/details/Commodor...icians_Dungeon

This super rare Amiga game was discovered by NPI on Ebay a few weeks ago. There is no info about this game anywhere and no HOL entry exists.
So we went ahead and bought it for 892,- Euro and sent it to dlfrsilver to get it preserved! He successfully dumped the disks last wednesday - so
special thanks to him too!

The game might be crappy, but it is preserved now and can be played again for the first time in 34 years!
Here is the full video:
[ Show youtube player ]

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Old 17 June 2021, 18:26   #2
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Wow, this game looks....ahem, unique.

Thanks to all the guys involved!
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Old 17 June 2021, 19:01   #3
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Looks like it could use a WHDLoad save!
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Old 17 June 2021, 19:12   #4
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Props to these kind folk for releasing it (instead of hogging to "protect the investment").
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Old 17 June 2021, 20:10   #5
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Be my guest !

I have added the disk scans on HOL.

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Old 17 June 2021, 20:25   #6
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Thanks a lot to all involved in this preservation and longplay/walkthrough
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Old 17 June 2021, 20:29   #7
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Ermmm...how to run it? My Ancient Amiga skillz are non-existent...

I got as far as some loading screen but then it crashes. Been using WB 1.2.

EDIT: it's okay now, the game itself has loaded (when I said "no" to the Introduction, and didn't try to open "Instructions" in WB).

Great, it's an obscure text adventure! Love it.

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Old 17 June 2021, 20:40   #8
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This game takes advantage of the AAA chipset I see.

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Old 17 June 2021, 21:56   #9
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Thank you for preserving the game! My contribution will be to have fixed the ADF version of the game
=> The Zone!
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Old 17 June 2021, 22:08   #10
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Thank you for preserving the game! My contribution will be to have fixed the ADF version of the game
=> The Zone!
Fixed ? what is the problem ?
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Old 17 June 2021, 22:14   #11
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Disk 1 (CRC $FB9B967D) => 6 bad bytes
Disk 2 (CRC $70C09612) => 3 bad bytes


Why? I don't know!
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Old 17 June 2021, 22:49   #12
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Thanks for preserving it!
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Old 17 June 2021, 23:41   #13
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Fixed ? what is the problem ?
I played it a little earlier and was getting Read/Write errors whne moving from location to location. The game would still proceed if I Canceled the error, but location picture did not load.


Now with the fixed version it seems to work OK.
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Was scanning the disk for Virus; there are a number of checksums / corrupt files. Not sure if it's copy protection, but give how old the game is.

<attach screenshots>

... R1A
... R2
... R2B
... R6
... R7

Running DiskSalv in Salvage mode gets all files.

Any comments guys?

Same as disk 2:

... R29
... R35
... R50
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Old 18 June 2021, 10:05   #15
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No I'm rich. These are pictures of the first version I had - I've sold it to Amipeguser. My other version is sealed so I can't help with a clean dump.
https://www.a1k.org/forum/index.php?threads/33106/ (account needed)

Edit:The Magician's Dungeon is an early version of the game "Realm of the Warlock" - based on the screenshots on hol.abime you can clearly see the origin. The coder later even programmed Darkseed and a few other games. This was probably his first commercial finger exercise.
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Old 18 June 2021, 11:03   #16
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gooooooooood!
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For a text adventure game it actually doesn't look too bad. The pictures look endearingly programmer's arty
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Old 18 June 2021, 15:47   #18
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I have grabbed some screenshots and dbs for HoL (in the attachment).


Also, some info:


Coder: Michael DiMambro
Graphician : James Smith
Graphician : Mike Raybaud
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Old 18 June 2021, 15:54   #19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jabybau View Post
Was scanning the disk for Virus; there are a number of checksums / corrupt files. Not sure if it's copy protection, but give how old the game is.

<attach screenshots>

... R1A
... R2
... R2B
... R6
... R7

Running DiskSalv in Salvage mode gets all files.

Any comments guys?

Same as disk 2:

... R29
... R35
... R50
I have no errors when i copy the files from the set of IPF i did. Each file copy without any errors.
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Old 20 June 2021, 17:03   #20
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Hi Guys,

as AMike has told here, I get his second opened Version of this Game and I made a Stream
of the two Disks in our german a1k preservation Team. Was in June 2019.
But the Streams are not checked so far. So we stil have another Original of that Game.

To @ScHlAuChi

I believe you are not registered in the a1k.org so far, did you?
Ich glaube Du bist noch nicht im a1l.org angemeldet, oder?
Deine Disketten hätten wir auch innerhalb von Deutschland sichern können.
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