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Vermeer +1ED [english]   [2014]

Vermeer +1ED [english] Released by :
Laxity

Release Date :
15 April 2014

Type :
C64 Crack

Videosystem: any
Proper release: OK
Properties: First release

User rating:*********_  9.1/10 (15 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.6/10 (5 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Crack .... Goat of Laxity
Trainer .... Goat of Laxity
Docs .... Goat of Laxity
Translation .... Goat of Laxity


Intro used in this crack:
DownloadLaxity Intro #43 (Small Logo Swinger) by Laxity

Download :
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/129214/Vermeer_+1ED_LAXITY.d64 (downloads: 602)

Look for downloads on external sites:
 Pokefinder.org


User Comment
Submitted by iLKke on 24 December 2015
Thanks for the translation! Far too many awesome German-only games are out there
User Comment
Submitted by Medicus on 16 April 2014
The only bad thing is that the end-screen is shown in the screenshots here. Other than that I haven't played Pole Position for ages which I am going to do now! Thanks for reminding! :)
User Comment
Submitted by Dr.j on 16 April 2014
I really admire ppl who cracking and translating old games from non-English to english but i still wondering how many ppl will play this old game , with not offending anyone else , i really think you are making a great job and appreciate the big efforts (cracking, translating ,fixing , training )and releasing it to public . you are a cracker in your soul . ps. i really don't mind if there are leftover from "Pole Positions" its even funny and historical remark (btw you can't avoid the fact its a super classic game)
User Comment
Submitted by TheRyk on 16 April 2014
Hmh, quite hard to believe those Ariola guys were such big Pole Position fans that they dumped this in their own game code. But as soon as I find my ori disk, I'll check this out. However, Fungus has a point in labeling this a flaw, though that minor(!) flaw (which probably noone would have noticed if LXT guys did not point at it themselves) does not really make it a bad crack imho. It's a great game (if you like those simulations) of which there was no English version before (at least none which survived/can be shown by anyone), so I think this is a crack much more meaningful to non-German C64 scene than trainer versions or mere intro-linked work-in-progress-leeched-from-forums-or-developers-website just to get some statwanking score.

No real reason for drama, though, imho.
User Comment
Submitted by Goat on 16 April 2014
Thanks, Ian.

I intended to leave the bytes inside and mention it in the intro, because I find it funny that an original contains parts of another game.

All the other cracks that I checked (Hotline for example) contain the very same stuff. :-)
User Comment
Submitted by Sounx on 16 April 2014
Yes the competition back then was cool but I hated those 'bare-minimum' intro's... :(
User Comment
Submitted by Scout on 16 April 2014
Quote:
Personally I don't go digging in other peoples cracks

Okay. I LOL-ed :-)

Furthermore, I agree with Fungus.

I miss the competition we had back in the days with who's got the smallest (working! ;-) version.
You won't get it with using a good cruncher but also by putting some effort by cleaning the game up.
User Comment
Submitted by iAN CooG on 16 April 2014
Let's not exxagerate things, if they didn't state there were strange strings in memory NOBODY would have noticed anything strange.
Have you even checked? There are very few leftover dirty mem, probably less than a couple of blocks, and you're building already a stake to burn Laxity alive, which have instead provided finally a translated release. Get a grip, bunch of whiners.
User Comment
Submitted by Fungus on 16 April 2014
@jailbird: Leaving crap in memory shows either A) a lack of skills, B) the cracker just doesn't care (The case here I think), or C) Pure lazyness. That being said... in 2014 there really is no excuse for leaving junk in the memory, it's just bad form... Personally I don't go digging in other peoples cracks because I don't care that much... but quality should be high on the priority list these days. If you are gonna spend the time translating and making a nice version, clean the crap too.
User Comment
Submitted by Poopy McPoopyface on 16 April 2014
I'm not too familiar with cracking standards, and I'm probably missing sarcasm or an inside joke, but an honest question.

The game was translated (which seems like an extensive task on its own), works fine, the extra data doesn't affects the outcome at all. Why is the release still considered bad and/or ridiculed? A few bytes of redundant junk in the memory is such a huge NO-NO in cracker's world?
User Comment
Submitted by Groepaz on 15 April 2014
figures, you choose to keep the garbage :)
User Comment
Submitted by Didi on 15 April 2014
I don't feed trolls.
User Comment
Submitted by Groepaz on 15 April 2014
ok, so just bad crack then :)
User Comment
Submitted by Didi on 15 April 2014
This is NO recrack! This "garbage" is already present in the original (as mentioned in our scrolltext). If you own one, go and check yourself.
User Comment
Submitted by Groepaz on 15 April 2014
i'll leave that as an exercise for those who can be arsed. no mention of "original supply" plus garbage in memory is good enough for me =P
User Comment
Submitted by hedning on 15 April 2014
Groepaz: Should be quite easy to investigate the other known cracks of the game and find out if it's a recrack, yes?
User Comment
Submitted by Rough on 15 April 2014
Didi recoded Pole Position II into Vermeer. Applause, please.
User Comment
Submitted by Groepaz on 15 April 2014
"there are traces of Pole Position + in memory"
so this is a recrack? or just a bad crack? =P
User Comment
Submitted by Dr.j on 15 April 2014
Good job for this crack as always. keep the good job mate !!
User Comment
Submitted by iAN CooG on 15 April 2014
there are traces of Pole Position + in memory, hence the strings namco, atari, speedway etc. =)
User Comment
Submitted by Shine on 15 April 2014
Excellent! :)
User Comment
Submitted by TheRyk on 15 April 2014
Congratulations, one more thing I can cross out from my to-do list :)
User Comment
Submitted by hedning on 15 April 2014
I suspected this after all Didi's comments on the old Vermeer cracks. Nice with a translate.
User Comment
Submitted by wysiwtf on 15 April 2014
loved this game back then on my c64, so kudos for opening it up to a broader audience :)
User Comment
Submitted by cba on 15 April 2014
My eyes hurt from the ugly screen dump and the +1, +ED should be enough.
User Comment
Submitted by Rough on 15 April 2014
Very nice.
User Comment
Submitted by Didi on 15 April 2014
They only differ in where the saved games are written/loaded AFAIK.
User Comment
Submitted by Dr.Strange on 15 April 2014
This game was screaming for a translation, so well done. Is the tape version any different?
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