Jump to content
DjayBee

Straight cracks from Farb's ATX-Torrent

Recommended Posts

Is this something some of the resident code-wizards would be interested in doing? If so, thanks in advance. :)

 

The Activision release of The Eidolon uses a different loader which might work with SIDEloader.

Please give it a try.

 

It is part of Farb's latest torrent.

Eidolon, The (1986)(Activision)(GB)cr CSS.atr

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

The Activision release of The Eidolon uses a different loader which might work with SIDEloader.

Please give it a try.

 

It is part of Farb's latest torrent.

 

Thank you, I will give that a try this weekend when I get some time with my real hardware. :)

(P.S. I was unaware Activision ever had a release of this game!)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, toddtmw said:

Bump. I have an Eclaire now, so any new cracks?

 

Only a hand full.

It put cracking on a hold until I am able to upload all my stuff (incl. documentation) to archive.org - which I finally am very close to.

  • Like 4
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/8/2019 at 12:45 AM, DrVenkman said:

(P.S. I was unaware Activision ever had a release of this game!)

 

Activision UK released many Lucasfilm games on tape and disk in Europe ;-)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, DjayBee said:

Only a hand full.

It put cracking on a hold until I am able to upload all my stuff (incl. documentation) to archive.org - which I finally am very close to.

Thank you all you’ve done in this regard over the years, by the way. I LOVE being able to write one of your clean files to a floppy and then boot the game in an actual disk drive occasionally. My CF card and SIO2PC-USB solutions are certainly faster and more convenient, but nowhere near as nostalgic. :) 

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, GrandviewCoin said:

Whoa, I guess I am confused.

 

Can these cracked games be re-written back to a real floppy?

 

 

They are just plain ATR disk image files with their protection removed. They can be written back like any other ATR image, i.e. by using a sector copier on the Atari, reading from SIO2SD or SIO2PC and writing to a stock Atari disk drive.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

 

not sure if I'm doing something wrong, but I can't get the Music Construction Set from post 65 to work. Can I write this out to a physical disk, or do I need to run it in Altirra?

 

Regards

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK,

 

I have tried The Music Construction Set In Altirra and it loads and runs, along with the Eidelon and Seven Cities of Gold. So not sure why these won't load and run when copied to disk on a stock 1050 disk drive.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Mac,

 

yes, I'm holding down the Option key when turning on the computer.

 

I am using Mycopyr! 2.1 to transfer the .atr file to disk on the stock 1050.

 

I've also run the 1050 diagnostic disk and it passes all the tests not requiring the Dymek disk.

 

Regards

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
1 hour ago, blacka013 said:

OK,

 

I have tried The Music Construction Set In Altirra and it loads and runs, along with the Eidelon and Seven Cities of Gold. So not sure why these won't load and run when copied to disk on a stock 1050 disk drive.

some questions:

■ how far do any of these get when booting on real hardware?

■ what sio2pc hardware are you using? atarimax/lotharek/Megahtz/Atari8Warez?

■ what software are you using? ape+prosystem/AspeQt/other?

 

Edited by Guest

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Brenski,

 

about 20 seconds before the disk stops loading.

 

I have tried loading the .ATR file through AspeQt, and it will not load. I'm using the Lotharek 10502PC Sio2PC USB

 

Regards

Edited by blacka013

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Music Construction Set still has EA speed checks (as do the other two), make sure the SD adaptor has not upgraded the transfer rate or these titles will fail to boot, they must boot at pure standard drive speed.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I cannot help at all because the EA cracks were done by Diaperboy who disappeared shortly after posting the cracks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Mac,

 

aspeQt high speed baud rate set to 1900, as this is the lowest speed available. I have tried setting the Com port speed to 9600 in device manager, but this gets over ridden by aspeQt.

 

Regards

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry I can't help more either, I use an SD-Max and my old SD2USB was a really basic model which like my real machines got stored out of the way as my man cave is actually me and my wifes bedroom so I can't have too much gear out (as they say). Have not even had a chance to test that atr on the SD-Max.

 

Pretty sure its the timing as all three are EA titles who are sods for timing checks to stop Happy drives loading their stuff unless they were in Un-Happy mode....Funky load speeds would cause the same thing..

 

If I get a chance I'll have a look at Aspeqt and some real hardware over the weekend..

Edited by Mclaneinc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

he's not looking for protection in, he's looking for it all stripped out, I guess so it's probably so the games can run from all devices.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/29/2019 at 2:27 AM, DjayBee said:

Only a hand full.

It put cracking on a hold until I am able to upload all my stuff (incl. documentation) to archive.org - which I finally am very close to.

Love your work, DjayBee. Are your cracks on archive.org?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, FULS said:

Are your cracks on archive.org?

Not yet. I was caught up with too many other things.

Due to the way I intend to present them, I must preprocess everything.

 

You will find them eventually here https://archive.org/details/@cs_stuttgart where currently only a few test uploads can be found.

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...