Log inRegister an accountBrowse CSDbHelp & documentationFacts & StatisticsThe forumsAvailable RSS-feeds on CSDbSupport CSDb Commodore 64 Scene Database
 Welcome to our latest new user Dawn ! (Registered 2020-09-19) You are not logged in 
CSDb User Forums


Forums > CSDb Discussions > Hacked/modfied games - Do you have more info?
2015-06-05 12:45
Didi

Registered: Nov 2011
Posts: 389
Hacked/modfied games - Do you have more info?

Based on the discussion about Demoni +4DGHF , which is a hack of Warhawk with modified graphics, and what Smasher wrote about these hacks and about cracks without intros being sold in Italy. I also got word that in Spain it was done in a similar way.

Maybe you know about other countries this was common?

Also scene groups sometimes modified old games to look a bit different and published them as first releases of new (because widely unknown) games. Cycles +FT is a well known axample for this.

Maybe you know about more games where this was done?
 
... 26 posts hidden. Click here to view all posts....
 
2018-03-08 07:10
Flavioweb

Registered: Nov 2011
Posts: 413
Italian "Kiosk tapes" =)

http://specialprogramsipe.altervista.org/default.php
2018-03-12 08:41
TheRyk

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 749
What I really wonder is why the Italians borked the game titles so frequently, BADALM (facepalm) might be a typo but why re-baptizing Night Racer to Special Cars? Did they think, renaming it would make it less obvious/less copyright-criminal?
2018-03-12 09:26
Krill

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 1521
Quoting TheRyk
less obvious/less copyright-criminal?
The fun part is that it was, in fact, technically legal for a long while. And technical legality is the best kind of legal. Similar in the Netherlands, and some other countries, iirc, where related loopholes persisted.
2018-03-12 11:54
ZeSmasher

Registered: Feb 2003
Posts: 439
ZeRyk: correct. you could take "Microprose Soccer", rename it as "Roberto Baggio soccer" and you could sell that game and make money. there was no laws that said the practice was legal or illegal, and if there really was a laws about that nobody really cared. even F4CG had a shop in the early days.
Also many games were not complete, especially multiload ones: you could find and play the first level only on that tape.
aaaww, someone should really bring back the 80s, when Italy was world champion while today we don't even go to Russia... :)
2018-03-12 12:22
TheRyk

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 749
Quoting ZeSmasher
... someone should really bring back the 80s, when Italy was world champion ... :)

... in what? Lawlessness? After all I've read here, I think that might hold true :)
2018-03-12 12:38
ZeSmasher

Registered: Feb 2003
Posts: 439
Quoting TheRyk
... in what? Lawlessness? After all I've read here, I think that might hold true :)

you perfectly know in what, as it was against West Germany in 1982! :)
well, we could open a new topic to talk about copyright laws.
For example here in Switzerland you can legally download any multimedia content (movies, music, etc... I'm not talking about software like videogames) and you can share it with your family, your relatives and your friends, but you can't publish it and make it general available. in practice: you can download any movies/mp3 with bittorrent if you stop/filter the upload flow.
2018-07-12 07:53
Goat

Registered: Oct 2007
Posts: 38
Another hacked game:

"The Adventures of the Little Ghostkid" (https://csdb.dk/search/?seinsel=all&search=ghostkid) from 1991 is an unauthorized hack of the game "Orsital" (https://csdb.dk/search/?seinsel=all&search=orsital), which was published in 1989.

The original's game coder writes: "Ha, I’ve not seen Little Ghostkid before, same game, but someone added better sprite graphics, level’s still the same by the looks of it : )"
2020-08-14 22:02
TheRyk

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 749
yet another one Strega
2020-08-28 14:59
AKiRa

Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 52
This happened in Argentina too. I need to find some examples, but besides the wild recracking going on, some games were also hacked and distributed as "new".
2020-08-30 05:18
Zibri

Registered: May 2020
Posts: 129
Quoting AKiRa
This happened in Argentina too. I need to find some examples, but besides the wild recracking going on, some games were also hacked and distributed as "new".

Or even fake games like Archon III "Exciter" :D
Previous - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 - Next
RefreshSubscribe to this thread:

You need to be logged in to post in the forum.

Search the forum:
Search   for   in  
All times are CET.
Search CSDb
Advanced
Users Online
grass/LETHARGY
Dan Gillgrass/Suicyc..
Aomeba/Artline Desig..
iAN CooG/HVSC
j0x
DnP
Guests online: 133
Top Demos
1 Uncensored  (9.7)
2 Coma Light 13  (9.7)
3 Edge of Disgrace  (9.6)
4 Comaland 100%  (9.6)
5 Unboxed  (9.6)
6 The Shores of Reflec..  (9.6)
7 Lunatico  (9.6)
8 Remains  (9.5)
9 C=Bit 18  (9.5)
10 D50  (9.5)
Top onefile Demos
1 Cuarentenauta  (9.5)
2 Listen to Your Eyes  (9.5)
3 Dawnfall V1.1  (9.5)
4 Rewind  (9.5)
5 Instinct  (9.5)
6 Daah, Those Acid Pil..  (9.5)
7 Crystal Gazer  (9.5)
8 Smile to the Sky  (9.5)
9 The Tuneful Eight [u..  (9.5)
10 Bad Boy  (9.5)
Top Groups
1 Fossil  (9.4)
2 PriorArt  (9.4)
3 Booze Design  (9.4)
4 Censor Design  (9.3)
5 Performers  (9.3)
Top Hardware-Gurus
1 Jope  (10)
2 Soci  (9.9)
3 Grue  (9.8)
4 Zer0-X  (9.8)
5 Lemming  (9.8)

Home - Disclaimer
Copyright © No Name 2001-2020
Page generated in: 0.041 sec.