Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Motörhead (RIP Lemmy) [Cobe]

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)