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Re: A Long Adventure: Repairing Ultra-rare NTSC Amiga Ultima

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:04 pm
by McTrinsic
Afaik you get an image back from them if you send the raw file. There is an Amiga application that does it without a kryofloux. I have a kryoflux but there should be others in this forum as well I would assume.

Zippy Zapp wrote:That's good news!

I have been looking like mad for my backup copy that I made of a friends years ago but so far haven't found it. It is probably on an unlabeled disk some place.
McTrinsic wrote:Really, please consider helping the CAPS project, see

http://softpres.org/

Thanks!
While I do appreciate the efforts of the SPA, you would need a flux imager, KryoFlux or SuperCard Pro to provide an image to them. Also, unlike archive.org, they do not share the images or preservation with anyone which makes it kind of pointless, IMHO. What happens if their building burns down and the preserved images go up in smoke? Of course, I realize they probably have off site backups, the whole point of preserving something like software is so future generations can enjoy it and experience history. With Archive.org all can enjoy the archived software and so far most companies have been supportive or at the very least tolerant of the archive. Sorry I realize that was a bit OT.

Re: A Long Adventure: Repairing Ultra-rare NTSC Amiga Ultima

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:09 pm
by Zippy Zapp
McTrinsic wrote:Afaik you get an image back from them if you send the raw file. There is an Amiga application that does it without a kryofloux. I have a kryoflux but there should be others in this forum as well I would assume.
You are correct, you do get an image back. But only of the one you provided. No one else can get any of the images that they have preserved. So what happens when they stop doing this or the person(s) holding the images croaks or whatever? Do you see my point? It is for this reason that I am glad that archive.org exists so that people can actually use these relics from the past and they can be enjoyed for generations not sitting in a vault or datacenter some place not being able to be used.

Re: A Long Adventure: Repairing Ultra-rare NTSC Amiga Ultima

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:26 am
by McTrinsic
Fully understood.
At the same time, however, I think you can find quite a number of caps-imagesets in various places.

Re: A Long Adventure: Repairing Ultra-rare NTSC Amiga Ultima

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:50 am
by intric8
UPDATE
I have added the original PAL ADFs (ripped from my own personal original copy - no cracks, etc.) as well as the 5 NTSC files necessary to run on NTSC machines at the end of the original post.

Until an undamaged NTSC Install Floppy can be properly converted to ADF, this is going to be the best way for folks to play the game on NTSC machines. Cheers

Re: A Long Adventure: Repairing Ultra-rare NTSC Amiga Ultima

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:53 am
by Retroplay
Hi there, first time poster here.

What seems to be the problem with the adfs Oggie made and upped to archive.org ?

I've successfully installed the game to four floppy disks (adfs) as well as HDF from his dumps and it seems to run fine using an A500 KS1.3 Workbench 1.3 setup.

It's true WHDLoad quits with an "unsupported or damaged files" message, but that's not unusual if the slave only supports the PAL version.
I'll pass the NTSC adfs along to Psygore and see what he has to say about it. :)

Anyway, try this in WinUAE.
https://www.sendspace.com/file/qugomu
Use A500 quickstart, boot from a Workbench 1.3 disk in DF0 and add this HDF as DH0.
Start the game from ULTIMA6 icon.

Thanks for sharing the game.

Re: A Long Adventure: Repairing Ultra-rare NTSC Amiga Ultima

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:08 pm
by intric8
Hi Retroplay! Thanks so much for letting us know the ADFs Ogg1e made are OK. I've yet to move them to floppies myself. I really appreciate your input.

Re: A Long Adventure: Repairing Ultra-rare NTSC Amiga Ultima

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:07 pm
by Zippy Zapp
McTrinsic wrote:Fully understood.
At the same time, however, I think you can find quite a number of caps-imagesets in various places.
Oh, well that would be good. I'll hunt for some of those. :mrgreen:
intric8 wrote:Hi Retroplay! Thanks so much for letting us know the ADFs Ogg1e made are OK. I've yet to move them to floppies myself. I really appreciate your input.
+1 that is great news. I haven't tried anything yet but this is on my list.

Re: A Long Adventure: Repairing Ultra-rare NTSC Amiga Ultima 6

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:11 pm
by Crashdisk
Warning, the proposed PAL version contains the BGS9 virus!
I made ADFs based on the IPF files :
http://dl.free.fr/rTNZTttYV