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Re: "Bad" games list
« Reply #30 on: 19-09-2015, 19:12:27 »
Sidewalk original:  starting gameplay is troublesome, especially in Steem.  Code is mostly mess.  Version with fix in Game Archive.

Fool's Errand original (STX images at Atarimania) :   file INITDATA is missing, what results in stucking when NEW is clicked.
Save/Load works not well, + there are some weird messages in file selector. Indeed buggy code.  I took INITDATA from Amiga version, and with that Option NEW in menu works - get in Game Archive .
P.S. Load/Save works inly with TOS 1.00 and 1.02 so-so.
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Re: "Bad" games list
« Reply #31 on: 29-10-2015, 13:08:43 »
Switchblade II :
IKBD code is really bad - sends (total unnecessary) IKBD reset 3 times, without pause between 2 byte writes. What results in dead controls in many cases - Mega STE, Falcon for sure.

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Re: "Bad" games list
« Reply #32 on: 24-12-2015, 09:46:35 »
Potsworth & Co.
D-Bug crk: no pic. shown after finishing level 1. After finishing level 3 it freezes, so nothing from playing level 3-6.  Obviously untested.

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Re: "Bad" games list
« Reply #33 on: 31-03-2016, 14:52:26 »
The Third Courier
There is 2x Trap #14 command in row at one place - what may cause some undefined data on stack, and crash. Happens under certain circumstances.

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Re: "Bad" games list
« Reply #34 on: 05-06-2016, 09:13:24 »
Prehistorik (Titus) , Replicants crk. - instead music at title screen some nasty noise. They dropped audio track, what is on side B of floppy 1, but then should disable playback code too.

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Re: "Bad" games list
« Reply #35 on: 27-06-2017, 17:41:00 »
Zone Warrior - Superior crk. : zone 5 loads forever, starts not. As I see, there is still checksum failure. Forgot to test it, despite can set zone 5 for start zone ????

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Re: "Bad" games list
« Reply #36 on: 29-07-2017, 00:22:32 »
If I may add few more titles :

Bad Brew Crew 29 Dragon Breed:  - crash in the last level (6th) if both 2 flying snakes are displayed at the same time - you can avoid the crash by quickly killing one of them  :)

Pompey Pirates 20 Interphase:  crash in the last level (where else ? :) ) in vault 7 if you read the message - otherwise the crack is ok

Pompey Pirates 108 Robocop 3: freeze (black screen with plenty numbers) : somewhere in part 3 'The Church' just after the message saying 'Lewis was murdered' - again, you can avoid the bug if you know how

Elite crack Secret of Monkey Island (french version): freeze in the prison (with Othis)

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Re: "Bad" games list
« Reply #37 on: 01-08-2017, 17:05:22 »
Well another one .. I'm playing Ween the Prophecy (french version) - crack Atari Legend. There's a freeze after opening the door in the stele.

I've tried your adaptation (english version) since the save games are compatible between the two versions. Obviously your version is ok (i could reach the other room). Still it's the english version, I would like a release of the french version. Yet I don't know if it's even possible, all the french versions I tested are corrupted ::) I suppose you need a clean version to work with ???

If by luck you happen to find one, it's one of my requests then ;D tks ;)

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Re: "Bad" games list
« Reply #38 on: 01-09-2017, 09:13:53 »
After the War - there is silly bug with music play at start. Audio track is located on side B of first floppy, so only owners of machines with 2 sided floppy can hear it - what is common practice. But instead of testing readability of side B, they test RAM size in machine, and load music only when it is not 512KB. I thought first that it needs extra RAM, but no - it loads in low 512KB  :)  I fixed it, so music plays on 512KB machines too.