01/02/2017: Patented Post Christmas Gift 6 - Fresh Cracks from Logo & TRex + New Uncracked Disk Images

 

This has been a long time coming and I apologise to Antoine for the delay in sharing them with everyone. Basically, Antoine has created fresh cracks for many IIGS games over the last year or so and I've now finally updated each title's archives to include them:

Arkanoid
Arkanoid II (Now also includes the classic FUCK crack)
Bubble Ghost
Cavern Cobra
Gauntlet
Great Western Shootout
Laser Force (as well as development version ‘Laser Man')
Paperboy
Rastan
Sea Strike (modified version runs from System 6 (but only from floppy, currently)
Silpheed
Task Force (which now also includes an unlimited health option thanks to Mitch Spector)
Thexder (version 1.0 non joystick version available) (Modified version uses shadow memory, but introduces bugs?)
Tunnels of Armageddon (Also includes the FUCK crack, with many differences)

Deja Vu
Deja Vu II
Leisure Suit Larry
Shadowgate
The Third Courier
Uninvited

Destroyer
Grand Prix Circuit
Hostage
Life and Death
Test Drive II

Block Out
Cribbage & Gin King
Mancala (great reason to get new cracks - original cracks had copyright message crossed through on title screen)
Revolution 76

Pipe Dream (Including new T Rex crack as well)
Shanghai
Triango (is a better crack as the dialogue asking for manual look-up has been completely removed)

Ancient Land of Ys
The Bard's Tale
Keef the Thief (this version only requires that you need to enter only ONE card selection to enter the game. The last cracked version made you select three.)
The Immortal
Tower of Myraglen
War in Middle Earth

4th & Inches and Team Construction Kit (as well as development version)
California Games
Hardball! (Modified versions doesn't work properly, unfortunately, but tried to work from System 6)
Mini Putt
Serve and Volley
Street Sports Soccer
Superstar Ice Hockey
Winter Games
World Tour Golf
Zany Golf

In addition to Antoine's new cracks, I've also included fresh / UNCRACKED disk images from my collection of original disks for the following titles:

Warlock - Error reading Block 7: I/O Error

Great Western Shootout - Error reading Block 1,599: I/O Error

Laser Force - Error reading Block 1,599: I/O Error

Thexder - Error reading Block 1,588: I/O Error

The Three Stooges - Error reading Block 269: I/O Error Dk1, Error reading Block 857: Error $67 (second pass, no errors) Dk2

Dungeon Master - Missed the error message!

Task Force - Error reading Block 1,597, 1598, 1599, Number of failed blocks = 10 : I/O Error (same result after two passes) Dk1, No Read Errors Dk 2

Rastan - No Read Errors Dk 1, Error reading Block 77: Error $67

Xenocide - No Read Errors

Zany Golf - Error reading Block 77: Error $67

Dream Zone - No Read Errors Dk 1, Error reading Block 32, 33, 34, 35 Number of failed blocks = 12 : I/O Error (same result after two passes) Dk 2

Skate or Die - No Read Errors

Destroyer - Error reading Block 1317, 1336, 1357 Number of failed blocks = 4 : I/O Error (same result after two passes)

The Bard's Tale - No Read Errors

Bard's Tale 2: Destiny Knight - Error reading Block 1599: I/O Error

Fast Break - No Read Errors

Mean 18 - No Read Errors

Test Drive II - No Read Errors

Rocket Ranger - No Read Errors for Dk 1 or Dk 2

Winter Games - No Read Errors

World Games - No Read Errors

The Last Ninja - Error reading Block 1599: I/O Error

Vegas Gambler - No Read Errors

Silent Service - Error reading Block 7: I/O Error

Shadowgate - No Read Errors Dk 1, Error reading Block 7: I/O Error Dk 2

Downhill Challenge - No Read Errors for Dk 1 and Dk 2

Keef the Thief - No Read Errors Dk 1, Error reading Block 3: Error $67 Dk 2

Space Quest II - Error reading Block 1588: I/O Error Dk 1, No Read Errors Dk 2

Police Quest - Error reading Block 1266: I/O Error (2nd pass, 2 weeks later, no errors) Dk1, Error reading Block 1266: I/O Error (2nd pass, no errors) Dk 2

King's Quest I - Error reading Block 1588: I/O Error Dk 1 and Dk 2

King's Quest III - Error reading Block 1588: I/O Error Dk 1, No Errors Dk 2

King's Quest IV - Error reading Block 1588: I/O Error Dk 1 and Dk 2, No Read Errors Dk 3

Leisure Suit Larry - No Read Errors (this came in an original box, but disk 1 looks like a copy, that would have had its protection removed) Dk 1, Error reading Block 1588: I/O Error Dk 2

Hover Blade - No Read Errors Dk 1 and Dk 2

Serve & Volley - No Read Errors

Silpheed - No Read Errors Dk 1 and Dk 2

Pipe Dream - No Read Errors

Arkanoid - No Read Errors (1st pass had LOTS of read errors though)

Tass Times in Tonetown - No Read Errors

Ancient Land of Ys - Forgot to Record any read errors!

Captain Blood - Forgot to Record any read errors!

Ideally, disk image archives should include untouched versions so if cracks that compromise the original program are found, we could work upon a new crack that hopefully doesn't affect anything from the original design of the application, and then archive that. A good example would be with Triango - Antoine's recent crack was an improvement on the older crack, as the older effort still presented a dialogue to ask for a word look-up in the manual. You could enter ANYTHING and it would then allow you to play the game, but Antoine's crack bypasses the dialogue altogether - why need to display it when whatever you type is going to get beyond it anyway? The crack makes it redundant. But the original, untouched disk image will still have the dialogue AND the working word look-up protection, for anyone that wants to see how this specific form of copy protection works.

UPDATE 1: Antoine's write-ups for cracks (and others) are all on Hackzapple if you'd like a go at learning how to make your own cracks to 8-bit and IIGS specific software.

UPDATE 2: Brian Troha (T-rex) has collated a full written list of his cracks. They're also available in the Game.Utils folder on the  Games with Path Modifications volume.