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Offline Xenobiotical

Shadow of the beast on CDTV
« on: February 01, 2010, 03:32:49 PM »
Dear Friends,

i wish to play Shadow of the beast on my CDTV... is it possible find an ISO to play this game from CD?

Thanks

Carlo
 

Offline BooBoo1200

Re: Shadow of the beast on CDTV
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2010, 05:21:37 PM »
If its a standard 1mb Kick1.3 CDTV I wouldnt think its possible to play from CD - If you have more memory & Kick update probably possible
You can of course play from Floppy if you have an external Floppy drive.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2010, 05:27:47 PM by BooBoo1200 »
 

Offline Xenobiotical

Re: Shadow of the beast on CDTV
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2010, 08:41:18 PM »
Thanks for your reply... I was thinking that probably disk and CD games are quite similar... (i.e. Turrican II). I thought: not just change the startup sequence to boot from CD and leave the files on the floppy as they are? I don't have external floppy for CDTV... Thanks a lot

Carlo
 

Offline Chewi

Re: Shadow of the beast on CDTV
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2010, 11:31:14 PM »
I'm pretty sure it wasn't a DOS disk so it's not merely a case of changing the startup sequence. Unless you upgrade the kickstart ROM (I think that is possible) then WHDLoad isn't an option. You can use any old Amiga external floppy drive, the only special thing about the CDTV one is that it's black. :biglaugh: Keys can often be an issue with non-CDTV games though I don't think you'll have a problem in this case. Mind you, I didn't get very far into Beast 1. It's impossible!
 

Offline pyrre

Re: Shadow of the beast on CDTV
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2010, 06:28:42 PM »
Quote from: Chewi;541839
I'm pretty sure it wasn't a DOS disk so it's not merely a case of changing the startup sequence. Unless you upgrade the kickstart ROM (I think that is possible) then WHDLoad isn't an option. You can use any old Amiga external floppy drive, the only special thing about the CDTV one is that it's black. :biglaugh: Keys can often be an issue with non-CDTV games though I don't think you'll have a problem in this case. Mind you, I didn't get very far into Beast 1. It's impossible!

it' possible....
When your tired of dying.....
http://www.gamewinners.com/amiga/ShadowOfTheBeast.htm
http://www.gamewinners.com/amiga/ShadowOfTheBeast2.htm
http://www.gamewinners.com/amiga/ShadowOfTheBeast3.htm
:biglaugh:

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Offline Chewi

Re: Shadow of the beast on CDTV
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2010, 09:32:34 PM »
It goes without saying that cheating helps. :razz: I knew about "ten pints" but even with that, you only have to screw up once and you've got to start again. Gah! I saw my friend finish it once (with help from a magazine) but I never did it myself.
 

Offline alexh

Re: Shadow of the beast on CDTV
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2010, 10:00:54 PM »
Quote from: Xenobiotical;541014
i wish to play Shadow of the beast on my CDTV...
Should be possible. Very possible if you have an external floppy drive.

Quote from: Xenobiotical;541827I don't have external floppy for CDTV...[/QUOTE
Ah, you know any Amiga external floppy drive will work. Doesn't have to be a CDTV one.

Quote from: Xenobiotical;541014
is it possible find an ISO to play this game from CD?
There was no CDTV version of this game and so no ISO files exist, unless an enthusiast has made one using the WHDload hard drive installer.

Quote from: Xenobiotical;541014
I was thinking that probably disk and CD games are quite similar... (i.e. Turrican II).
Nope they are not.

Quote from: Xenobiotical;541014
I thought: not just change the startup sequence to boot from CD and leave the files on the floppy as they are?
Just not possible. Most games do not have file loaders but disk loaders. They hit the floppy disk hardware directly instead of going through the Operating System. You may be able to load the first file but as soon as the program goes to load more data it will not work.

You could make your own ISO, it will require you using the Amiga SDK(for the CDTV boot files), WHDload + Shadow of the Beast slave, MakeCD and WinUAE.

You'd have to read up on how to make CDTV bootable discs. (Probably want to use more than once source)

Shouldn't take more than 20-30 mins to learn and another 20-30 mins to execute. First you should ascertain if your CDTV can read CD-R discs before
« Last Edit: February 07, 2010, 10:03:01 PM by alexh »
 

Offline Chewi

Re: Shadow of the beast on CDTV
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2010, 10:10:55 PM »
But WHDLoad needs kickstart 2.0? Or at least the latest version does.
 

Offline alexh

Re: Shadow of the beast on CDTV
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2010, 11:02:51 PM »
Ah, the answer is no then. You cannot play Shadow of the Beast on YOUR CDTV.

You're gonna have to buy either an external floppy drive.

Or new ROM's for your CDTV (Remember that you need both CDTV and Kickstart ROMs)
« Last Edit: February 07, 2010, 11:05:32 PM by alexh »
 

Offline desiv

Re: Shadow of the beast on CDTV
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2010, 01:02:30 AM »
Quote from: Chewi;541956
But WHDLoad needs kickstart 2.0? Or at least the latest version does.

What about JST then?  I think there is a version of Beast out there that was made for AIAB that used JST.

Does that require kickstart 2.0?

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