Tuesday, 13 June 3015

[Sticky] F.A.Q. and CD32 free games list

Q: Download X no longer works
A: Mega occasionally has issues with downloads. If it doesn't work, give it a few hours and try again. If it still doesn't work, note the exact message and game and leave a comment on the post. Also - use Firefox or Chrome rather than IE or Safari.

Q: I can't burn the CUE/ISO for download X
A: "Burnaware Free" is my default, which I find extremely reliable. "ImgBurn" seems to be less reliable, but has a lot more features (eg support for burning ISOs).

Q: Game X is unplayable with the PSX Adapter
A: Some games are entirely incompatible with the adapter in CD32 mode, try playing it in the 1 or 2 button configuration.

Q: Do these work on a real CD32?
A: Yes, in every case they've been tested on a CD32, although I haven't checked each and every single game on the 160 game compilation.

Q: In some platformers, you need to press up to jump. Can you make it so that on all platformers you can press a button instead?
A: We can't, simply because adding that functionality usually requires a custom patch in the WHDLoad slave, and implementing these is beyond my current technical ability. Normally, if this ability exists in the WHDLoad slave (eg Giana Sisters), I'll enable it. The best solution is using a third party controller like the AmiPad 32 where spare buttons are mapped to up, or the PSX adapters by Paul Willingham and Kipper2K that allows you to custom map buttons to up.

Q: On some games, the screen flashes repeatedly.
A: This is an unfortunate consequence of games that were only designed to load from floppy disc being loaded through WHDLoad or JOTD startup. Since the release of JOTD's "CD32 Load", some of these games can be loaded with far shorter times.

Q: Would you consider porting game X?
A: Absolutely, just let us know what games you'd like to see and we'll consider them. A few things to keep in mind however -
  1. We absolutely will not port games that are still for sale through ACP&TCP, AmigaKit etc
  2. Certain games we can't currently do due to technical limitations on a stock CD32, eg Primal Rage, Onescappe, Doom. We may consider doing these for SX-32 owners at a later date.
  3. We usually don't do games that are unplayable without the keyboard (we'd only make an exception to this for special cases, such as SOTB2 on the larger Shadow of the Beast collection)
  4. We do prefer doing games that we can bundle bonuses into, such as a new CDXL intro or one ported from a different version of the game.

This is an WIP attempt to provide a list of all currently available free CD32 ISO downloads, either unofficial releases or official ones that aren't on emulator sites, torrent sites etc. If we're missing any, please let me know in the comments below.

General compilations
  1. Amiga Community Collection [CD32.co.uk]
  2. CD32 160 Game Compilation [CD32.co.uk]
  3. CD32 Compilation Volume 1 [Scorpion]
  4. CD32 Compilation Volume 2 [Scorpion]
  5. CD32 PD Compilation [AmigaPD]
  6. Earok's Birthday Mix 2015 [CD32.co.uk]
  7. It's a Knockout! [CD32.co.uk]
Themed compilations
  1. Big Red Adventure + Nippon Safes Inc [Cobe]*
  2. Bitmap Bros Collection [CD32covers.blogspot.co.uk]
  3. Bubble Bobble Trilogy [CD32covers.blogspot.co.uk]
  4. Football Glory (Includes related games) [CD32.co.uk] *
  5. Giana Sisters CD32 Collection [CD32.co.uk]
  6. James Pond CD32 Collection [CD32.co.uk]
  7. Liquid Skids / Snow Bros [CD32covers.blogspot.co.uk]
  8. Hybris & Battle Squadron [RGCD]
  9. Indie Heat / Super Offroad Collection [CD32covers.blogspot.co.uk]
  10. Kick Off CD32 Collection [CD32.co.uk]
  11. Lemmings CD32 Collection [CD32.co.uk]
  12. RGCD Arcade Volume 1 [RGCD]
  13. RGCD Arcade Volume 2 [RGCD]
  14. RGCD Arcade Volume 3 [RGCD]
  15. RGCD Arcade Volume 4 [RGCD]
  16. RGCD Racers [RGCD]
  17. Rick Dangerous CD32 Collection [CD32.co.uk]
  18. R-Types [RGCD]
  19. Silkworm Collection [RGCD]
  20. Shadow of the Beast Trilogy [CD32.co.uk]
  21. Solomon's Key 1 & 2 [Cobe]
  22. Supercars CD32 Collection [CD32.co.uk]
  23. Turrican Anthology [CD32.co.uk]
  24. Turrican Collection [RGCD]
  25. Ultimate Amiga Dizzy Collection [CD32covers.blogspot.co.uk]
  26. Virtual Karting 1 & 2 [Cobe]
  27. Vision Collection [RGCD]
  28. X-Out / Z-Out [RGCD]
Solo games
  1. Aladdin [CD32.co.uk]
  2. Alien Breed 3D (No copy protection) [CD32.co.uk]
  3. Aunt Arctic Adventure [Kloks]
  4. Boppin [RGCD]
  5. Breathless [CD32.co.uk]
  6. Cannon Fodder (+CDXL Intro) [CD32.co.uk]
  7. Cardiaxx [RGCD]
  8. Duck Tales [Kloks]
  9. Gods [CD32.co.uk]
  10. Empire Soccer '94 [CD32.co.uk] *
  11. Flappy Bird [CD32.co.uk]
  12. Final Odyssey [Cobe]
  13. Flink (+CDXL Intro) [Cobe]
  14. Fly Harder [RGCD]
  15. Great Giana Sisters [CD32.co.uk]
  16. Inherit the Earth [CD32.co.uk]
  17. Legend of Kyrandia [Cobe]
  18. Lionheart [CD32.co.uk]
  19. Lion King [CD32.co.uk]
  20. Litil Divil (+CDXL Intro) [Cobe]
  21. Jaguar XJ220 [CD32.co.uk]
  22. Jumping Jack Son [Kloks]
  23. Marble Madness [Kloks]
  24. Microprose Formula 1 Grand Prix [CD32.co.uk]
  25. Micro Machines [Kloks]
  26. Motörhead [Cobe]
  27. Mutant League Hockey [CD32.co.uk]
  28. Nebulus [Kloks]
  29. Nemac IV: The Director's Cut [CD32.co.uk]
  30. Ninja Warriors [Kloks]
  31. Phoenix Fighters [RGCD]
  32. Prince of Persia [Kloks]
  33. Putty Squad [CD32.co.uk]
  34. Quasar Wars [RGCD]
  35. Rally Championships [CD32.co.uk] *
  36. Rise of the Robots Special Edition [CD32.co.uk]
  37. Ruff N Tumble [CD32.co.uk] *
  38. Saint Dragon [RGCD]
  39. Slam Tilt [CD32.co.uk]
  40. Solid Gold BETA [CD32.co.uk]
  41. Strangers [Cobe]
  42. Speris Legacy (No copy protection) [CD32.co.uk]
  43. Stunt Car Racer [CD32.co.uk]
  44. Tearaway Thomas [CD32.co.uk]
  45. Toki [Kloks]
  46. Tony & Friends in Kellog's Land (German) [Kloks]
  47. Tiny Troops [Cobe]
  48. Tubular Worlds [RGCD]
  49. Uridium 2 [RGCD]
  50. Virocop [RGCD]
  51. Watchtower [RGCD] *
  52. Wonderdog [Cobe]
  53. Worms (No copy protection) [CD32.co.uk]
  54. Xtreme Racing [CD32.co.uk] *
Authorised releases (Not 100% certain all of these are authorised and not 100% sure these all work on a real console)
  1. Alien Breed 3D [Dream17]
  2. Alien Breed: Tower Assault [Dream17]
  3. ATR: All Terrain Racing [Dream17]
  4. Beneath a Steel Sky [Amiga Future]
  5. Clockwiser [Amiga Future]
  6. Deluxe Galaga [Amiga Future]
  7. Deluxe Pacman [Amiga Future]
  8. The Game [JayMiner]
  9. Labyrith of Time [Wyrmkeep]
  10. Logical CDTV [Amiga Future]
  11. Magic Island [Amiga Future]
  12. Marco Gregorio's Adventures to Unusual Places [EAB]
  13. Naughty Ones [Amiga Future]
  14. Pinball Fantasies [Amiga Future]
  15. Shadow Fighter [Amiga Future]
  16. Sqrxz [Retroguru]
  17. Sqrxz 2 [Retroguru]
  18. Super Stardust [Dream17]
  19. The Speris Legacy [Dream17]
  20. Tie Break CDTV [Amiga Future]
  21. Wendetta 2175 [AmigaMuseum]
  22. Worms [Dream17]
* Includes that were planned for an official CD32 release, or at least previewed in CD32 mags, but never released

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Ultimate Fighters [CD32][SX32]


Version 1.1 update

  • "Art of Breaking Heads" has been dropped from the roster due to issues getting it to load from disc. The replacement is "WWF Wrestlemania"
  • Shadow Fighter has been changed from the CD32 edition to the AGA one. While the CD32 version would not seem to load at all, the loading times are still very long. My recommendation is to burn the original CD32 edition if you really want to play it on a real console.
  • Only the Ultimate Body Blows soundtrack is included now, reducing download and burn times.
  • Reliability tweaks to Street Fighter 2 and Shaq Fu

    DOWNLOAD



Cover: Earok (Template by Steve)
Menu System: Code by Earok, Design by Steve
Uses: WHDLoad by Wepl, CD32Load by JOTD

Thanks to numerous WHDLoad slave authors whose work is featured here. I've not credited them directly on this post, but they're all credited within the compilation itself.

This is my soft-retirement post. I'm moving into the world of commercial Amiga game development as part of the PixelGlass team, so I can no longer justify the time and effort required to churn out these unofficial discs. I may be back at some stage, but certainly not this year.

So I'm going out with a bang - this is the largest themed collection this site has ever produced, 40 fighting games across numerous different styles, most of the notable fighters are there as well as some rather obscure AMOS efforts.

This is also the first time I've written a menu system entirely from scratch, as it was my intention to write bespoke menus for each new release. All forty fighters can be selected on a menu screen that resembles your typical Street Fighter 2 clone menu (you can even choose randomly - press blue to move the cursor to a different game).

The complete list:
  • Art of Breaking Heads (broken)
  • Best of the Best
  • Body Blows AGA
  • Body Blows Galactic AGA
  • Body Blows (Ultimate)
  • Brutal: Paws of Fury
  • Budokan
  • Chambers of Shaolin
  • Doman
  • Double Dragon
  • Double Dragon 2
  • Double Dragon 3
  • Dragon Ninja
  • Dynamite Dux
  • Elf Mania
  • Fatal Impact
  • Fightin Spirit
  • Final Fight
  • Franko
  • Full Contact
  • Golden Axe
  • International Karate +
  • Karate Kid Part II
  • Karateka
  • Mad Fighters II
  • Master Axe
  • Mortal Kombat 1
  • Mortal Kombat 2
  • Motorhead
  • Ninja Mission
  • Pit Fighter
  • Rise of the Robots
  • Shadow Fighter (seems to be broken on real CD32, ok on emulation)
  • Shaq Fu (possibly control related issues on real CD32)
  • Street Fighter 2 (possibly control related issues on real CD32)
  • Street Fighter 2 New Challengers DX
  • Street Fighter 2 Turbo
  • Super TaeKwanDoMaster
  • Sword of Sodan
  • Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Coin-Op

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Kick Off Collection [CD32][SX32]

1.2 Update

I hadn't fully tested the collection last time, and it turned out several games were broken. I've taken this opportunity to upgrade the collection to using the latest and most stable version of CD32Load. All games should work now. This is otherwise the same as the previous release.


1.1 Mega Update!



  • New games!
    • Player Manager 1 (Slave: Stingray)
    • Player Manager 2 (Slave: Stingray)
  • Except for Kick Off / Extra Time, all games load with JOTD's CD32Load for quick load times and enhanced CD32 pad support.
  • All games should now work on a non-stock CD32, thanks to CD32Load and the new full (free) version of WHDLoad.
  • These games now have additional CD32 pad support
    • Kick Off 2 (Series)
    • Kick Off 3
    • Goal!
  • These games now have basic control documentation
    • Kick Off / Extra Time
    • Kick Off 2 (Series)
    • Kick Off 3
    • Goal!
  • Kick Off 2 (Vanilla) now includes the World Cup 90 addon disk.
  • New cover by Steve to reflect the above changes. If you prefer CD sized covers, AmigaJay has one for you.

Anco (Goal!: Virgin, Competition Version: Steve Camber)
Uses: WHDLoad by Wepl, slaves as outlined below
Cover and selection screen: Steve
ISO Master: Earok

Featuring:
  • Kick Off (Slave: Psygore)
  • Kick Off Extra Time (Slave: Psygore)
  • Kick Off 2 (Slave: Stingray)
  • Kick Off 2 Competition Version (Slave: Stingray)
  • Kick Off 2 Final Whistle (Slave: Stingray)
  • Kick Off 2 Final Whistle Competition Version (Slave: Stingray)
  • Kick Off 3(Slave: Stingray)
  • Goal! (Slave: Stingray)
Even though it's not by Anco, we felt Goal was an appropriate addition due to being a Dino Dini game.

Unfortunately, with the exception of the Kick Off 1 and Extra Time, the load times for most of the games are very long. Also, in some of the games you need the keyboard to be able to sub - if one of your players gets injured and you don't have a keyboard, that's it, you're stuck.

Kick Off 3 is the original OCS version, unfortunately the AGA version requires a keyboard to start so I went with the original.

Select screen




(1.1 download above)

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Walker [CD32][SX32]


DMA Design / Psygnosis
Thanks to: JOTD for CD32Load, WHDLoad by Wepl, and the slave by Codetapper
Cover: Steve
ISO Master: Earok

An Amiga exclusive classic from DMA Design - a bloody, chaotic, tough-as-nails side scrolling shooter.

I know there's going to be a few people collectively scratching their heads right now. Walker is well known as a game that requires two simultaneous input devices - either mouse/keyboard or mouse/joystick - but for the first time it's playable with the CD32 pad alone.

For the CD32 release we've managed to make the cursor controllable by the D-Pad, and the Walker itself with the BWD/FWD buttons. The cursor moves quick when you're not firing, but slows down for more precision when you are (and of course you can still lock for more precision still). Full control explanation is in the help text that shows when you put the disc in.

Of course a D-Pad is never going to match the precision or speed of a mouse, so because of that:
- The original control scheme is available if you've got the peripherals
- Skip level and invincibility trainers soften the difficulty as much as you need

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Monday, 11 April 2016

Tanks Furry [CD32][SX32]


Project R3D (Trailer: Pixel Nation)
Cover: Steve
ISO Master + CDXL Conversion: Earok

Tanks Furry is one of the seldom few commercial games released for the classic 68k Amiga in the past few years. Shamelessly old school, the game combines the reflex oriented gameplay of any number of arcade classics with the aesthetics of Advance Wars. On top of that, two player co-operative and four player deathmatch are also supported.

Fortunately for the CD32 community, Tanks Furry has now officially been re-released as freeware by the generous developers, so we've quickly put together a release of the game alongside a CDXL version of the trailer. Another feature exclusive to our release is that pause button is mapped to "blue" on player one's pad.

Note that this is the regular edition of the game, not the exclusive IndieGO edition that was just distributed to backers of that project. And also that the physical release is also still for sale.

DOWNLOAD (GAME+COVER)


Trivia: The title is actually correct, the Tank Drivers in the game are Anthropomorphic animals, ie Furries. 

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Wonderdog [CD32][SX32][Cobe][Approved]



Core Design
Uses: CD32Load by JOTD, Slave by JOTD and Bored Seal
Cover, backing and Label: Cobe
ISO Master: Cobe
Special Edition hacks: Earok
Special thanks to Dan Scott

Time for another re-release!

Wonderdog is a game that I didn't give a fair go during our original release. While it's certainly yet another "animal with attitude" platformer, it's surprisingly deep and playable once you really get into it. Worlds, enemies, bonuses, bosses, secret rooms and even secret levels are plentiful! The gliding mechanic and aimable weapon (the longer you hold fire, the higher it'll arch upwards) are also quite nifty. On top of everything else, the game features a password save system so an average gamer has a reasonable shot at being able to beat it.

Cobe was fortunate enough to receive the blessing of original coder Dan Scott for his efforts (whose handwriting graces the updated cover) so we've decided to dust off the release and give it a little more love.

First up - some of the levels have had their palettes altered to more closely resemble the vibrant feel of the Mega CD original. While we understand the artist may have designed the palette with Amiga monitors in mind, we feel that the more saturated palette suits the console oriented nature of our release.

(Original on the left, new on the right)


Secondly, it wouldn't be a proper CD32 platformer unless jump was on a button rather than the dpad. We've done this, just tap Blue to jump and hold Blue to glide.

Thirdly, we're now using the magic of JOTD's CD32Load. No OS flashes, pause with play, quit with forward+reverse. Toggle music/sfx from the menu with blue.

And of course all of the bonuses from the previous release are still there:
  • CDXL intro from the Mega CD version
  • Alternative HAM6 CDXL intro. Smaller screen but more colours. Hold down FORWARD+REVERSE on startup to see this.
  • All of the level passwords are on the title screen, in case you forget or get stuck!
  • Infinite lives trainer can also be activated from the title screen.
  • The original ISO is still present in the download if you prefer one button controls and the original palette.
CDXL Intro

DOWNLOAD (GAMES+COVERS)

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Heli Attack Triple Pack! [CD32][SX32]

It just happens we were working on three separate projects that revolved around Helicopter shoot-em-ups, so we thought, why not release them all at once!

Apocalypse





Virgin Games. Slave by Codetapper. ISO by Earok, covers by Steve and Earok

This beautifully rendered Choplifter / Fort Apocalypse clone is the only standalone release in the pack. This is one I've wanted to play on CD32 for quite some time, but it was impractical to do so without gamepad support. Thanks to the magic of JOTD's CD32Load, the game is now fully CD32 pad compliant.

Three covers are included, one by myself with the really cool Blue Thunder image by JCH. The other ones are by Steve and are much more faithful to the original box art, thanks to a collector for sending in high resolution scans.

(PS - AmigaJay, we stole your A500 Classics logo. Hope that's ok!)

Zeewolf Collection



Binary Asylum. Slaves by John Girvin. Cover by Steve. ISO Master by Earok.

A duo of fantastic Amiga-Exclusive 3D games. This one was a popular request for some time, but a release has only recently become practical thanks again to CD32Load!  We've taken full advantage of John Girvin's slaves, offering the ability to skip right to eight different missions in the first game, and all thirty two in the second. And maybe a trainer option. Shhh.

In addition to full CD32 Pad support, you can activate a Virtual Keyboard to access all other missions and cheats that are only available from the password screen (such as 'FRAMPAGE' to access the Kestrel Jet).

Strike Collection



Cover and select screen by Steve. ISO Master and CDXL conversions by Earok.

Three games from the legendary franchise, and one "Inspired by" game.
  • Desert Strike (EA): Using CD32Load and Abaddon's brand new slave, the game is fully gamepad compliant, loads without OS flashes, allows trainers and level select on startup, defaults to NTSC (for full screen and silky smooth updates) and has guns/hydras/hellfires mapped to separate buttons exactly like the Mega Drive edition (no more fumbling with the select key in the middle of a heated battle!). Huge thanks to Abaddon for putting up with my constant feature requests and implementing all of them!
  • Jungle Strike (Ocean / EA): This is the plain-old CD32 version, but with the option of two intros - the PC CDROM DOS version and alternative "comedy" intro.
  • Urban Strike Game Gear (Black Pearl / EA): Don't flip, this isn't anything amazing. It's just the emulated Game Gear version, which is too slow to be really playable on anything underneath a 68030. It's included just as a gimmick.
  • Seek and Destroy (Vision / Mindscape): A fun little top down shoot-em-up, it notably features extensive voice acting, smooth rotating graphics and a two player mode where the second player controls the Apache's weapon systems. This again is the stock CD32 game.

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Sunday, 14 February 2016

Bubble Bobble Trilogy [AmigaJay][CD32]


Congratulations to AmigaJay (from the great Alternative Covers blog) for beginning his own series of CD32 releases, starting with a compilation of Bubble Bobble and it's two Amiga based sequels.

As it happens we had our own release of this planned at some point, which Steve already made a DVD sized cover for.

Original Post

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Amiga Community Collection [FEB2016][CD32][SX32]

This post will be the permanent home for the Community Collection. I'll update it whenever new games are added.

Demoscene productions, PD games, unreleased classics, ST ports and Gloom mods galore!


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February 2016


Updates: The two "Boxx" games have been updated to the latest, CD32 friendly editions. These are the nine new entries, bringing it to a total of 110 games.



All the previous games 2014-2015

Nitta Mituaki's "Elves Dreamland" not pictured. All of Nitta's Gloom mods were updated between the 2014 and 2015 releases.



Friday, 8 January 2016

Tony & Friends in Kellogg's Land [Kloks][DE][CD32]


Uses: WHDLoad and Slave by Wepl
Cover and ISO Master: Kloks

Approximately 20% of our visitors come from Germany - the third largest group after the UK and the US - so we're well overdue for a German language release.

Our first German-language only release is courtesy of Kloks. Tony & Friends In Kellogg's Land is a charming platformer from Factor 5, the developers behind franchises like Turrican and Rogue Squadron - and so unsurprisingly this is one of the extremely rare "promotional" titles that turned out to be good.

A (cracked) English version of the game actually does exist, however it's incompatible with the current WHDLoad slave. As such, a CD32 version of the English translation is on our most wanted list.

As a reminder, some of our releases have German language options such as Flashback and Dune II. If you'd like to see any of our previous releases updated with German language support - or any language for that matter - please let us know.

Monday, 4 January 2016

Jaguar XJ220 [CD32][SX32]

Version 1.1 Mega Update!



For a solo release this was already jam-packed with bonuses, but we've got a few more for you!
  • Uses JOTD's brand new CD32Loader! Which gives us:
    • Zero OS flashes, resulting in far shorter load times
    • Keyboard support
      • Play - Pause (Doesn't always work)
      • Forward - Quit race
      • Hold Reverse, then Forward - Quit to menu
      • Green - Skip Language screen (only copy protection was localised)
      • Yellow - Skip Copy protection screen
    • My custom Brazil 1 track (inspired by Buggy Boy's "Offroad") now works!
  • Live action intro upgraded to HAM 8
  • Menu music
  • "Jaguar XJ220: The Demo" for completionists
  • Easter eggs accessible from the menu?
DOWNLOAD

Core
Uses: WHDLoad by Wepl, slave by Mr Larmer and CFOU!
Cover: Steve
ISO Master: Earok

I had this almost ready to go before the rebuild started, so I thought I'd take a break from fixing/enhancing the previous releases and get this out the door!

Jaguar XJ220 Turbo Challenge by Core is a fantastic arcade racer and is quite possibly our most bonus-laden solo release to boot. Features:
  • Latest WHDLoad slave - copy protection screen so no keyboard is required (but useful if you want to tinker with tracks)
  • Two CDXL intros, both the Mega/Sega CD intro and the promo video for the real XJ220 have been included.
  • Since saving is unfortunately impossible, I've chucked in four saves at the world selection screen (after completing England) with fully fixed cars and $65000 in cash (one and two player, automatic and manual).
  • Sixteen audio tracks that can be listened to in a music player (press PLAY to quit out to the music player). Includes all twelve of the tracks from the Mega/Sega CD release plus four fan remixes:
    • "Moody Breeze - Speedy Breeze" by Coups
    • "Autobahn" by Nixdorux
    • "Title" by Odee
    • "Misty Ride on the A23" by Selecta Novel
  • Five exclusive tracks that can be accessed through the "load track" button. They're not meant to be commercial quality, just fun gimmicks. They are:
    • Pukekohe Raceway, replaces England 1
    • Monaco, replaces Canada 1
    • Irohazaka, replaces Italy 1
    • Tiny Track (14 laps!) replaces Germany 1
    • Rollercoaster, replaces France 1
(There's actually six tracks, the sixth is one based on Buggy Boy's "Offroad" and occupies the Brazil 1 slot but it unfortunately doesn't seem to work on a real CD32. Also please bear in mind that the disc is a bit slow loading!)


Intro 1: Sega/Mega CD

 Intro 2: Promotional video

(1.0 download removed. New download above)

Friday, 1 January 2016

Team 17 Crack Pack [CD32] [SX32]


Happy New Year!

On the off chance anyone's interested...

There were three games on the CD32 that were released with manual copy protection, all from Team 17. It's a little awkward to read the tiny numbers on the code sheets and enter them with the gamepad (assuming you've even got a copy of the codes handy). So what we're providing here is simply a download of the three games with copy protection disabled.
  • Alien Breed 3D - Copy protection removed completely
  • The Speris Legacy - Copy protection removed completely
  • Worms - Enter anything at the copy protection screen
Other than the minor hack, the three are more or less as they are on their original release - no bonuses or anything else added. The information to make these cracks all come from the Amiga Patch List

Gods [CD32] [SX32]


Conversion: Galahad
Cover: Steve
Alternative Intro: Rikonami, converted by Earok

Our last 2015 release! The legendary Bitmap Bros puzzle platformer is now on CD32, thanks to the efforts of Galahad! This is a full blown CD32 port, with custom controls and a proper CD32 loader (no OS Flashes on this one!)

Red: Action
Yellow: Pause
Play: Quit

There's also an alternative intro chucked in, we've converted Rikonami's HD intro to AGA HAM 8 CDXL. We've had to down mix it down to a lower frame rate to maintain as much quality as we can - while it's only 5 FPS it's almost full screen and (for a CDXL video) looks stunning.

We've tentatively tagged this as being SX32 compatible - please let us know if you have any trouble playing it on an upgraded CD32.


Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Motörhead (RIP Lemmy) [Cobe]




Virgin
Uses: WHDLoad by Wepl, slave by Codetapper
ISO Master and CDXL conversion: Cobe
Button 2 hack: Earok

We're very saddened to hear of the passing of Lemmy, the lead singer for legendary heavy metal band Motörhead. For quite some time, Cobe has had a conversion of the Amiga game based on his persona waiting in the wings, and so we thought we'd release it now as a tribute.

The original game notably lacked any actual Motörhead songs in the sound track, due to licencing issues. Thanks to Cobe, our release features the music video to "Ace of Spades" as the intro video. Controls are identical to the original, except blue button activates the superpower move rather than space.



Friday, 25 December 2015

Merry Christmas 2015

EDIT: The community collection has been updated further since we made this Christmas Post.


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

The Amiga Community have delivered some big presents this year. First and foremost, WHDLoad is now freeware, and we're all hugely grateful to Wepl for it. What this potentially means for us is that - since we're no longer limited to the CD32 edition of WHDLoad - we can support Fast RAM equipped CD32s with our future releases or re-releases.

Secondly, one of the very few commercial CD32 games to be released lately, Viddi's Tales of Gorluth, is also now freeware! If you haven't already I strongly urge you to look into preordering the sequel. I doubt we'll ever see a CD32 release of the original game due to the memory requirements, but I'll certainly look into it.

Thirdly, Kev McG has posted a bunch of Sci-Fi themed worms levels in the Commodore Amiga Facebook group. Will they ever be included as part of our releases? Quite possibly ;)


But finally, there's a three pack of Christmas releases from us.

1: From Psygore, another "secret" CD32 release of an AGA Platformer. Cover and controls screen by Steve, CDXL conversion by Earok. There's already a jewel-case formatted cover for this on the CD32 covers blog.


2: From Galahad, the beta CD32 release of the high quality PD platformer Solid Gold. Since this is a beta, please do not distribute separately as it'll eventually be replaced by a full blown release.


3: From the wider CD32 community: 101 games and demos in the 2015 CD32 Amiga Community Compilation. Except for Nittamituaki Elves' Dreamland (a last minute addition), all of them are represented in screenshots below. As you can see there's a huge variety of unreleased commercial games, full PD games, demos of upcoming releases, demoscene productions, Atari ST ports, Gloom mods and more.

(All of these have been tested under an emulated environment, not all of them have been tested on a real CD32. Let me know if there are any problems).


Saturday, 5 December 2015

It's a Knockout! 2015-2016


An Amiga "World Cup" of sorts is being run through the English Amiga Board and Lemon Amiga, involving five games where high scores are chased over several weeks until an ultimate winner emerges.

When we heard about this we decided to whip together a quick compilation for CD32 owners. Qualifying round ends on the 12th of December at 12:59 GMT, so make sure you've posted your SWIV score by then (see links above).

This tentatively has approval as an official means to enter the contest, but we'll post here again if for any reason we've had to pull the ISO.
  • The Qualifying Round: SWIV (Slave: Mr Larmer, Harry and Psygore)
  • The Group Round: Lotus III (CD32 trilogy included)
  • The Quarter Finals: SWOS 96-97 (JST Slave: JOTD)
  • The Semi Finals: F1-GP (This is the official EAB/Lemon contest version, albeit with a copy protection crack. Use green or yellow to type in at the password screen, and then red to press enter. Note a keyboard is strongly recommended, especially for turning down the level of detail with ALT+D for a faster framerate).
  • The Grand Finals: The Giana Sisters (Slave: Harry and Psygore)

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Putty Squad (plus awesome secret bonus!)

System 3
CD32 conversion featuring code by Psygore, Galahad and Codetapper
Cover + Control Screens: Steve
ISO Master: Earok

What a day for modern CD32 gamers!

Putty Squad is a fantastic and highly unique platformer with a one-of-a-kind history behind it. Developed for PC, Amiga, Mega Drive and SNES, the SNES was the only platform it saw a commercial release for until, decades later, it became a launch title for the PS4!

The Amiga version eventually did see a release to the public, thanks to System 3 for allowing a release and Galahad for volunteering the time, effort and skillset required to master it. However, CD32 owners were clamouring for a release of their own, which comes to you today thanks to Psygore.

Not only does the game now load on a stock CD32, but it also features a CD32 specific control scheme, trainers and high score saving to NVRAM to boot! (16 free blocks required).

BUT WAIT, there's more!

Psygore has also ported another one of John Twiddy's highly well received AGA titles to CD32, which has also received the same love and attention with CD32 specific controls and trainers, as well as our own cover, CDXL converted intro (our first AGA one) and control screen. Some of you would have already worked out the specific title already, but we won't be posting the name of it here and please don't refer to it by name in the comments - it's a secret and a surprise waiting for you in the download ;)

DOWNLOAD (Putty Squad, awesome bonus and two covers)

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Klok's two game pack


Two more releases by Kloks. As before, the high resolution covers are in the download.
  • Marble Madness (Slave: JOTD)
  • Micro Machines (Slave: JOTD)
(update: I've been advised the Marble Madness cover is unfinished. We'll post the new cover as soon as it's available)

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Rise of the Robots: Special Edition

Mirage
Cover: Steve
ISO Master and tweaks: Earok

Rise of the Robots was one of the largest let downs in the gaming history - massively hyped and massively underwhelming. The Amiga version in particular was a disappointment, earning a scathing 5% from Amiga Power. Despite that, it has a surprising number of cult fans (myself included) and for them I present our "Special Edition" with numerous tweaks and fixes - several of them directly resolving issues that were raised in that review.
  • Beginner-Medium difficulty fix: Blocked blows do no damage to either player. This resolves the issue where you can get through most of the game by holding UP+RIGHT+FIRE, and as a consequence makes the game much more challenging.
  • Hard difficulty fix: Any non-blocked blow, regardless of how weak it is, does at least some damage.
  • Mirror match: The red cyborg is now the first enemy you face.
  • Once only: You don't need to face all regular opponents a second time before you face Supervisor.
  • Supervisor: Now available in both training and two player modes.
  • Military vs Military bout: The one and only way to fight without the Cyborg can be triggered from the main menu with the blue button.
  • CDXL intro: An extended 3 minute intro scene featuring the attract sequence from the arcade version.
  • New or adjusted backgrounds: Four of the seven backgrounds have been tweaked, or replaced entirely - including one adapted from the sequel.
  • Adjusted death screens: Some other ports had animated death sequences, so I've included some of the additional frames on the static death screens for Sentry and Supervisor. The additional frames come from the SNES and DOS versions, respectively.
  • Shadows: Turned on by default.
  • Misc: Tweaks to the intro text.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Rebuild complete!

It's been a long time coming, but each and every one of our releases has been virus scanned, fixed and for the most part, updated. Nearly all of them have been enhanced in one way or another, including:
  • Save game packs
  • Ability to save games or scores
  • Gamepad support (on some titles where a mouse was previously a requirement)
  • Menu music
  • Additional 3rd party levels
  • Additional languages
  • Additional bonus games
  • Optional OCS versions
The complete list of fixes can be found here.

Now we can get back to focusing fully on our regular releases! Some special things are planned over the next month or two. Stay tuned!

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Cobe Pack: Final Odyssey / The Strangers + Bonus [Keyboard required]





Games originally published by Vulcan software. All ISO masters and CDXL conversions by Cobe.

Two flashy looking Vulcan games from late in the Amiga's life "Final Odyssey" and "The Strangers", together on one disc. Unfortunately they're both sadly keyboard required - easiest thing to do is to order a Lyra 3 adapter and find an old PS/2 keyboard, or to just play on WinUAE.

Covers are included in the download, and it's also bundled with two existing CD32 titles - Litil Divil and Flink, but with intros from the Philips CD-I and Sega / Mega CD versions of the games respectively (these do not include the CDDA files for either game, you may want to source the originals and burn the Cue files but with these versions substituted in).

Flink CDXL Intro

 Litil Divil CDXL Intro

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Mutant League Hockey


Ocean / EA (Cracked and mastered by Galahad/Scoopex)
Cover: Steve
ISO Master: Earok

21 years late. Better than never!

Mutant League Hockey was a popular Sega Mega Drive / Genesis game back in 1994. Along with it's cousin Mutant League Football, it inspired a cartoon series that ran for two seasons. As the name implies it's much sillier than most Hockey games, and the gameplay revolves as much around violently attacking the opposing team as it does scoring goals.

An AGA Amiga port was almost completed (with unconfirmed speculation about a CD32 release), however despite extensive coverage by the gaming press at the time it was never released.

Thankfully, the files from the project were supplied to Galahad who in turn finished the game and released it to all of us. Some more of the history (as well as alternative ADF downloads if you intend to play from an Amiga 1200) can be found on Indie Retro News' launch post about the release.

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Monday, 10 August 2015

Guest release: Kloks' Megapack: Volume 1


EAB user Kloks has generously donated a series of seven standalone, bonus free CD32 conversions.
  • Aunt Arctic Adventure (Midware, WHDLoad slave by Bored Seal)
  • Duck Tales (Disney)
  • Jumping Jack Son (Infogrames, WHDLoad slave by Harry)
  • Nebulus (Hewson, WHDLoad slave by Wepl)
  • Ninja Warriors (Sales Curve, WHDLoad slave by Mr.Larmer and CFOU!)
  • Prince of Persia (Jordan Mechner and Br0derbund, slave by JOTD)
  • Toki (Ocean, WHDLoad slave by Mr.Larmer, JOTD and Stingray)
Rather than release them one at a time, we've decided to spring all of them at once.

High resolution covers are in the pack, all of them are by Kloks based on Steve's DVD case design (although we've chucked in Steve's own Prince of Persia cover as an optional alternative too).

The ISOs themselves were all created by Kloks, with the sole exception of Duck Tales.

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