Saturday, 30 May 2015

The ongoing rebuild, part 3

Another 10 downloads have been restored, most have been improved in some form.

In particular, the "Birthday" collection has the entire CD32 Lotus Trilogy rather than just the first game, and the Supercars Collection is now our first PC/Amiga hybrid release (includes Supercars International and the fan made Supercars III for PC). Smaller updates include; F1GP has the latest version of the 2014 patch, and Stunt Car Racer has an infinite boost cheat. Most of the rest feature either select screen music or a separate music player.

As always, the complete list of restored downloads can be found here.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

The ongoing rebuild, part 2

We're now around the half way point - twenty of our releases have been cleaned and reuploaded, including all of the guest releases (huge thanks to both Cobe and Scorpion for getting all of their releases checked and reuploaded with in the space of a couple of days).

A good deal of the new releases have been enhanced in some way, some have control screen music (Slam Tilt), joypad support (Tiny Troops), save packs (Nemac IV) and the ability to save to NVRam (Flappy Bird). On top of that, I'm still prepping entirely new releases for when the rebuild is complete, we've got one or two big surprises in store.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

The ongoing rebuild, part 1

The downloads are gradually being restored after the nightmare of having to deal with the virus issue. While it was originally a real kick in the guts, it's turning into a blessing in disguise - although I had to put several ongoing CD32 projects on hold, revisiting the previous ones has allowed me to enhance them, and to find solutions to issues that were plaguing me before.

Kick Off 2 (original edition) and Oh No! More Lemmings were slow loading in the previous release, we've solved the problems with both of them by using different hard drive loaders. Also not only does Lemmings 1 support a joypad (like the original CDTV release), Lemmings 2 and 3 do as well.

The complete list of restored downloads (currently 10) is on the original post.



Please let me know if you'd like to contribute time helping out the project - I'm still after save files for Flight of the Amazon queen, and I haven't yet had much of a chance to test the re-releases to see if they work on a real CD32 without issue.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Virus alert [Every game now restored]

Every game on the site has been manually checked for viruses, and fixed where necessarily - in most cases they've been updated too.

If you're worried that your Amiga system may be affected, please download and run VirusZ (http://aminet.net/package/util/virus/VirusZ). This is being used to check each and every upload as I redo it.

These downloads are now verified to be clean:
  1. 160 game compilation
  2. 2014 Amiga Community Collection
  3. 4D Sports Driving (Now with Gemini's track pack)
  4. Alien Breed 3D II: The Killing Grounds (Now with save files for every level)
  5. Alien Breed Saga (As above, save files for every level, plus menu music)
  6. Birthday Collection (Lotus 1 floppy disk version replaced with Lotus Trilogy CD32)
  7. Breathless (Now with control screen music)
  8. Bomberman Collection (Now with select screen music, and adjustments to the screen modes of Dynablaster)
  9. Cannon Fodder
  10. Cannon Fodder Collection
  11. Dune 2 (Save files, multiple languages and gameplay tweaks)
  12. Empire Soccer 94
  13. Flappy Bird (Now supports score saving)
  14. Flashback (Now with five languages)
  15. Flight of the Amazon Queen (Now with 49 save files and the "Interview" mini game)
  16. Football Glory (Now with title screen music)
  17. Giana Sisters (Now with bonus music player)
  18. Giana Sisters Collection (Now with title screen music)
  19. James Pond Collection (Now with select screen music)
  20. Leading Lap (Now with Amiga 500 version included)
  21. Lemmings (Massive update! Lemmings 1/2/3/Xmas 1991/Xmas 1992 are playable with joypad, with improvements to ONML too)
  22. Inherit the Earth (This was always clean)
  23. Kick Off Collection (Now with faster slave for KO2, and title screen music from KO3 and Goal)
  24. Legend of Kyrandia
  25. Lionheart (Now with title screen music)
  26. Microprose Formula 1 GP (Now with title screen music and final 2014 patch)
  27. Nemac IV: Director's Cut (Now with working audio and saves for all 40 levels)
  28. Rally Championships (Now with optional Amiga 500 version)
  29. Rick Dangerous Collection (Now with menu music)
  30. Ruff N Tumble (Now with bonus music player)
  31. Scorpion Vol 1
  32. Scorpion Vol 2 (With a fix to Alien Breed TA)
  33. Sensible World of Soccer (Replaced Train Spotting with Microprose Soccer)
  34. Shadow of the Beast Trilogy
  35. Slam Tilt (Now with select screen music)
  36. Solomon's Key 1 & 2
  37. Stunt Car Racer (Now with boost cheat)
  38. Supercars Collection (Massive update! Now with Supercars III and Supercars International for PC, plus music player and Supercars International gameplay video)
  39. Tearaway Thomas (Now with bonus music player)
  40. Tiny Troops (Now with better joypad support)
  41. Virtual Karting 1 & 2
  42. Wonderdog
  43. Worms Collection (Now with Kirby levels)
  44. Xtreme Racing (Now with select screen music)

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Guest Release: CD32 Compilation Volume 2


GameTek, Gremlin, Microprose, Millenium, ICE, System 3, Team 17, Titus
Cover: Carl (Template and words by Steve)
Select Screen: Scorpion
ISO Master: Scorpion

It has been a long time coming, but we're proud to present the second in the series of Scorpion's CD32 compilations. Just like the last one, this is an eclectic, pan-genre mix of eleven officially released CD32 games, this time including:

  1. Alien Breed: Tower Assault
  2. Deep Core
  3. Fields of Glory
  4. Fire Force
  5. Frontier: Elite 2
  6. Global Effect
  7. IK+
  8. Mean Arenas
  9. Morph
  10. Quik The Thunder Rabbit
  11. Zool

AmigaCD32.com states that there are 171 games for the CD32, so there's more than 12% of the entire library on these two discs alone!

One minor issue to note: Because they both feature CD music, Zool's second "get ready" audio is replaced by audio from Global Effect. Other than that, the games are exactly the same as they were on their original release. Make sure you burn the .cue file rather than the .iso.

Selection screen

DOWNLOAD (Virus cleaned 23rd May 2015, with fix to Alien Breed Tower Assault)

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Guest release: Solomon's Key 1 & 2





Tecmo
Solomon's Key 1 Atari ST conversion: Asman and Wanted Team
Solomon's Key 2 (aka Fire and Ice) NES port: Hukka
Coverbacking and label: Cobe
ISO Master: Cobe

Something a little different today, a twin pack of both of the games in the "Solomon's Key" series. What makes it different is neither of these games have ever received a commercial Amiga release, Solomon's Key 1 is the Atari ST version unofficially hacked to work on on Amiga, whereas Solomon's Key 2 is an unofficial ground up rewrite of the NES exclusive.

Cobe has also gone the extra mile with this one - SK2 progress can be saved to NVRAM, and if you've got a keyboard you can save SK1 high scores too. Just make sure you read the select screen instructions.

An additional bonus, hold down RED or BLUE while the console is booting to see the Cracktro's for the two games.

DOWNLOAD (Virus checked 24th May 2015)