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by hyperactive
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Support
Topic: G64 demo "Bounty Bob Strikes Back" problems.
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: G64 demo "Bounty Bob Strikes Back" problems.

Both the 15x1 drive, and the drive being used to write the g64 out with your KF board, must be near perfectly aligned. Both my 1541 and 1571 drives do not encounter any issues loading and running the game. I think the protection scheme is a little more tolerant than you might think. I was quite surp...
by hyperactive
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Looking for info about copy protection used in Australia
Replies: 15
Views: 4982

Re: Looking for info about copy protection used in Australia

Ah, George was rather thorough wasn't he? He must have had intricate knowledge of the 15x1s inner workings Most of track 38 is riddled with random garbage in an effort to stymie copiers and nibblers, with the needed data written onto the end of the track. No wonder KF couldn't make sense of it. His ...
by hyperactive
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Looking for info about copy protection used in Australia
Replies: 15
Views: 4982

Re: Looking for info about copy protection used in Australia

Just found a version of Alleykat which uses this protection.
Unfortunately my KF drive is on the blink so I can't dump it until I get it fixed.
Cheers
by hyperactive
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Looking for info about copy protection used in Australia
Replies: 15
Views: 4982

Re: Looking for info about copy protection used in Australia

Hi IFW.
you said earlier on that you don't have any good dumps of paradroid. There's a copy that ZRX and I patched that has the boot code on track 36 fully intact.
It's a .g64, would you like me to send it to you?
by hyperactive
Sun May 29, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Looking for info about copy protection used in Australia
Replies: 15
Views: 4982

Re: Looking for info about copy protection used in Australia

I must add that this scheme is a little dodgy. When repeatedly loaded (on real hardware at least,) the protection sometimes damages the data on the higher tracks, a little bit at a time, So eventually, after a x number of uses, these tracks will become completely unreadable, and the protection won't...
by hyperactive
Sun May 15, 2016 5:19 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Hawkeye c64 strangeness
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: Hawkeye c64 strangeness

G'day Hawkeye has no protection, but armalyte does, and so does retrograde I seem to recall hearing somewhere that armalyte was released after hawkeye, September 1988, and Retrograde came out some time in 1989. So for whatever reason, they decided to put protection on some of their 1980s releases, b...
by hyperactive
Sun May 08, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Hawkeye c64 strangeness
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Hawkeye c64 strangeness

Hi there. I'm trying to get a definitive answer on weather hawkeye is protected. Does anybody know what exactly the protection is looking for when it checks track 35 of the boot side? I've tried about 4 copies of the game, some have data duplication protection system data on tracks 36 through 41, ot...
by hyperactive
Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: WildeWutz - writing GUI
Replies: 29
Views: 21643

Re: WildeWutz - writing GUI

Hey, I like the interface. it's very easy for me to use. Are you able to do something similar for reading disks as well? I have a bit of difficulty using the main kryoflux java gui program. btw: not sure if it is display on the screen or not, but my screen reader reports a strange piece of text whic...
by hyperactive
Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Support
Topic: what does *b mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: what does *b mean?

No, I'm not. It shows up during the dumping process.
by hyperactive
Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:15 am
Forum: Support
Topic: what does *b mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 610

what does *b mean?

Hi there.
on side 2 of my copy of defender of the crown what does it mean when it displays a *b warning? it does this after track 25. is this normal? is the disk managed in some way?
Thanks.