Friday, 31 October 2014

September-October Updates List

In case you missed them, several of our releases have been updated over the past two months:

More updates and new games coming soon, stay tuned!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Guest Release #3: Virtual Karting 1+2

Fabio Bizzetti
CD cover, backing and label: Cobe
Selection screen: Cobe
ISO Master: Cobe

Cobe's second release is both of the Virtual Karting games in one pack. Although the graphics are a bit unusual and they're relatively light on content, what we've got here are fast and challenging racers with satisfying drifts and an impressive framerate.

Seriously, you'd be hard pressed to find another 3D racer this smooth on a stock AGA Amiga, let alone one with mode 7 style texture mapping!

There's a few notes attached to this one:

  • Cobe's included icons for the two Virtual Karting games, so you should also be able to play them on a Fast RAM equipped Amiga 1200 or 4000 straight from Work Bench.
  • Changing the selected track disk inside Virtual Karting 2 will crash a real CD32 (but not WinUAE). It's for this reason that Cobe has included the ability to select the track disk right from the selection screen.
  • If you don't have a keyboard, don't leave the menu idle otherwise it'll go into a demo mode that you'll have trouble getting out of. Also, if you're qualifying you'll need to run into the water in order to quit.
  • Since it the renderer is based on some tricks and hacks, this really should be played on a real Amiga. Under WinUAE it might look like this when it really should look like this. (Although if you'd prefer to play under WinUAE, try experimenting with the resolution settings in the display tab).

Selection screen

DOWNLOAD (Virus checked 24th May 2015)

Monday, 27 October 2014

Guest Release #2: CD32 Compilation Volume 1

ICE, Bullfrog, Psygnosis, Vision, Millennium, Abersoft, MicroProse, Mirage, Titus
Cover: Steve
Selection screen: Scorpion
ISO Master: Scorpion

Ten official CD32 games together on a single disc. While it's a little bit different to what we normally do, Scorpion has put together a fantastic collection that's like a cross section of the entire CD32 library. A broad range of genres, developers and even level of critical reception is represented here.
  1. Akira
  2. Darkseed
  3. D/Generation
  4. Lamborghini Challenge
  5. Microcosm
  6. Rise of the Robots
  7. Roadkill
  8. Subwar 2050
  9. Syndicate
  10. Vital Light
In addition to those ten, there's a bonus game never before released on CD32 - Syndicate American Revolt. Since it uses the engine from the CD32 version of the game, you can even save to NVRAM.

Selection screen

DOWNLOAD (Virus checked 23rd May 2015)

Friday, 3 October 2014

Encore #4: Shadow of the Beast Trilogy

Psygnosis / Reflections / Traveller's Tales
Uses: Whdload by Wepl, JST by JF Fabre, slaves as outlined below
Cover: Steve
ISO Master: Earok

Another one by popular demand. Everything but the Kitchen Sink in this one!
  • Shadow of the Beast (Slave: Harry & JOTD)
  • Shadow of the Beast 2 (Keyboard definitely required! Slave: Mr.Larmer & CFOU!)
  • Shadow of the Beast 3 (JST Loader: JF Fabre)
  • Bonus game: Leander (Slave: JOTD)
  • Trailer for the upcoming Playstation 4 Reboot as the intro
  • Shadow of the Beast PC Engine / Turbo Grafix intro
  • Shadow of the Beast FM Towns intro
  • Shadow of the Beast 2 FM Towns intro
  • Shadow of the Beast 2 game over screen viewer (pic + music)
  • Selection screen MOD music - containing the soundtracks for all three games
  • Jukebox mode plays the complete CD quality soundtrack to Shadow of the Beast PC Engine / Turbo Grafix (this will freeze your console - you'll need to restart to get out of this mode)
Selection screen

CDXL intro

DOWNLOAD (Virus checked 31st May 2015)

That's our last encore! I promise ;) you'll hear more from us in a couple of weeks once we've taken a breather and are ready to post some guest entries. Let us know what you'd like to see in future.

Encore #3 Stunt Car Racer

Microstyle (The New Tracks: AmiGer)
Uses: WHDLoad by Wepl, slave by Codetapper

Geoff Crammond's other legendary racing game for Amiga. Includes AmiGer's "The New Tracks". Both versions can optionally be played with Galahad's "Turbo" patch applied - the speed is insane on a stock CD32, I can't imagine what it would be like on an expanded one!

This is our penultimate encore - the next one is the very last one in the series, and it's going to be a doozy.
Selection screen

DOWNLOAD (Virus checked May 30th 2015. Now with boost cheat: After making your selection on the menu, hold PLAY immediately when the screen goes blank, when you play the game you'll now have infinite boost)

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Encore #2: Microprose Formula One Grand Prix

Uses: F1GP-Ed by Oliver Roberts, associated patches by Toni Wilen and Grant Reeve. 2014 Car Set (Singapore) by Andy Clarke. 
Covers (1, 2) and selection screen: Steve
ISO Master: Earok

The legendary racing game with a few bonuses.
  • As an option, Andy Clarke's fantastic 2014 racing season data with up-to-date names and colors.
  • CDXL Intro from the DOS version.
  • F1GP-Ed enhancements:
    • 50% frame rate increase over the Amiga 500 version.
    • Info display at the top of the screen.
    • Separate break controls - press RED to shift up and BLUE to shift down.
As you can see above there are two different covers - take your pick!

The copy protection screen has been cracked but not removed. Just type in anything (or press GREEN on the gamepad) to get through it.

Selection Screen

CDXL Intro

DOWNLOAD (Virus checked 30th May 2015, now with title screen music and the final version of the 2014 patch).

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Encore #1: Ruff N Tumble

Uses: WHDLoad by Wepl, JST and slaves by JF Fabre
Cover: Steve
ISO Master: Earok

The first of our encore releases, Ruff 'N' Tumble was perhaps the most widely requested standalone title.

There might be a crashing issue with accessing the options menu (only really needed for "practice mode", which you can only get to if you have a keyboard). Hold down RED while starting to try the JST load version rather than the WHDLoad version if you have any issues - note that only the WHDLoad version supports the blue button.

DOWNLOAD (Virus checked 30th May 2015, now with bonus music player - press PLAY to access)