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Title: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: Madcommodore on 17:39, 08 July 22
I wondered if anybody knew of a tape image with a trained version of Ghosts n Goblin for the CPC by Elite software that actually fixes the problem of instantly losing a life rather than losing your armour first before losing a life?

I can see infinite lives pokes and invulnerability pokes on the CPC-power tape image download page, not even sure how to use those pokes on a real 464 with a tape deck, didn't see a tape image with a trainer option. My CDT archive also has the same original release CDT tape image included too. 

Have a lot of nostalgia for this game and it is really nice except for that complete mess of an omission in the conversion! Forgot how off-putting that is, GnG is already an extremely tough arcade game more suited to swallowing coins than spending months on a home computer trying to crack it....would be nice if this feature was put back in.

(I only have a 464 and can only load stuff from CDT images)
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 19:46, 09 July 22
Honestly, I wouldn't bother. There's only 3 levels in the Amstrad version of the game.
It was fun at the time, but the Plus/GX4000 remakes are much better now.
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: Madcommodore on 01:14, 14 July 22
Quote from: Shaun M. Neary on 19:46, 09 July 22Honestly, I wouldn't bother. There's only 3 levels in the Amstrad version of the game.
It was fun at the time, but the Plus/GX4000 remakes are much better now.
Seen that yonks ago, even tried it on emulator (which I need to do on a Windows PC yuck!) There is no way to play that stuff on real hardware without me spending a fortune and I have no nostalgia for those machines either or even own a GX4000 or 6128plus.

I want to play the games I played with my best friend back then but it would be nice if it was fixed rather than using infinite lives/invul' cheats to do so. 

I have almost one of everything, every format only gets a budget of 30-40 bucks to load emulator files to play on real hardware. I never bought a 6128plus or a GX4000 and never will (because nobody in the Amstrad community seems to want to even watch any of my YT real hardware CPC videos lol)
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: GUNHED on 16:18, 14 July 22
Well, I watched one of your videos. Now, go and get the 6128plus and do some stuff for it.  ;) :)
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: andycadley on 17:44, 14 July 22
I suspect the code to handle Arthur losing his armour, not to mention the related graphics is simply not present at all and so "fixing" it would be a fairly significant effort in and of itself. At which point you might as well fix numerous other issues with the game (like the enhanced C64 version did) at which point it loses any weird nostalgia.

Or play the GX version, which is genuinely brilliant.
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: Madcommodore on 09:07, 21 July 22
Quote from: GUNHED on 16:18, 14 July 22Well, I watched one of your videos. Now, go and get the 6128plus and do some stuff for it.  ;) :)
You are probably the only person that did from this entire forum lol 

I have one of almost everything, the CPC box is well and truly ticked. Things like 6128plus and GOTEK really go into the same pile as Falcon, SAM Coupe and Jaguar etc, cost vs games you get to play is too expensive. Like I said to somebody else I would rather spend that sort of money on getting a cheap Chinese flashcarts for 6 or so different consoles. 

I don't have a reason to actually buy a 6128 let alone a 6128plus. The 464 is the rival to the 800XL and C64 that me and my other friends had, as long as I can play all the best 1980s games I played with my friends back then when 8bit was the right choice that suits my needs :)  6128plus was for people who couldn't afford an Amiga 500 lol

Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: GUNHED on 17:14, 21 July 22
Well, I wouldn't exchange my 6128plus with any kind of Amiga. Even if you would pack some $$$ on it. Because I can to things with the 6128plus the Amiga can't.
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: eto on 20:45, 21 July 22
Quote from: GUNHED on 17:14, 21 July 22Because I can to things with the 6128plus the Amiga can't.
Like what?
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: andycadley on 21:15, 21 July 22
Quote from: eto on 20:45, 21 July 22
Quote from: GUNHED on 17:14, 21 July 22Because I can to things with the 6128plus the Amiga can't.
Like what?
Play Burnin' Rubber?
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: eto on 21:25, 21 July 22
Quote from: andycadley on 21:15, 21 July 22Play Burnin' Rubber?
(http://hirudov.com/amiga/images/Arnold-1.png)
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: MaV on 21:34, 21 July 22
Quote from: andycadley on 21:15, 21 July 22Play Burnin' Rubber?
https://www.lemonamiga.com/games/details.php?id=2325
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: Animalgril987 on 23:21, 21 July 22
But @MaV , that's not the same game. The Amiga one has a "g" at the end of "Burning"
:D
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: MaV on 08:41, 22 July 22
Quote from: Animalgril987 on 23:21, 21 July 22But @MaV , that's not the same game. The Amiga one has a "g" at the end of "Burning"
:D
Argh! Almost! :D
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: GUNHED on 06:21, 23 July 22
Quote from: eto on 20:45, 21 July 22
Quote from: GUNHED on 17:14, 21 July 22Because I can to things with the 6128plus the Amiga can't.
Like what?
Absolutely everything I want or need. 
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: Axel on 14:56, 23 July 22
I was the proud owner of the CPC6128 back then, the one and only CPC. With the super-fast discdrive and enough memory.
I don't like the cheap looking 464 with its crappy tape-drive.

The 6128+ looks also like a delicate piece. But sadly it comes a few years to late for me :(



Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: eto on 20:10, 23 July 22
Quote from: GUNHED on 06:21, 23 July 22
Quote from: eto on 20:45, 21 July 22
Quote from: GUNHED on 17:14, 21 July 22Because I can to things with the 6128plus the Amiga can't.
Like what?
Absolutely everything I want or need.
But what of it can the Plus do, but not the Amiga?

I mean, I know that the Plus is a lot of fun but I don't know anything the Plus can do, that the Amiga can't.
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: GUNHED on 16:31, 24 July 22
Neither I want to start a(nother) flame war - nor I want to compare the "size". That's Kindergarten.

Of course both computer can do things the other one can't.

If you want to do a 'real life' comparison, we can do that.
You suggest three tests and I suggest three tests. Here come my 3 not-well-overthought-ideas:
1. Copy a 3,5" disc, measure time you need
2. Switch the computer on, start a text editor / word processor, type in "X" or "Hello world", print the text, save it. And shut the computer down. Measure the time you need.
3. ... anyone up for a good idea? It's hot here... Ok, idea #3 could be: How much multitasking tasks can you run at the same time.

If you have other / better ideas please let us know. It will be fun to compare both computers in a real life way - and not just some theoretical values.

And please don't tell me somthing like "Oh, that's not 'off the shelves'". I means every CPC and Amigo does have some expansions today. Like, 2nd floppy, RAM expansions whatever.
And yes, we don't count stuff like super-cpu, which makes the computer the keyboard only of an expansion.
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: Prodatron on 23:54, 24 July 22
Quote from: GUNHED on 16:31, 24 July 222. Switch the computer on, start a text editor / word processor, type in "X" or "Hello world", print the text, save it. And shut the computer down. Measure the time you need.
:picard: phew...

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/KLwAAOSwWrdicSyQ/s-l1600.jpg)

My Orga Privat from the 1920ies can do this in one second :laugh:

We had a german guy called "OAS" (later aka "Hypnomega") who was also very convinced, that the CPC Plus could beat the Amiga. That was a funny time.

Anyway, it's always annoying, when TFM tries to capture another thread.
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: BSC on 00:19, 25 July 22
Y'all should ignore Gunhed and all incarnations of this super troll, I did that years ago and it's great! 

Seriously .. totally stuck in the 90s in every way. 
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: rexbeng on 12:01, 25 July 22
Quote from: Prodatron on 23:54, 24 July 22My Orga Privat from the 1920ies can do this in one second :laugh:
Nice! Will it run Vespertino though?
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: eto on 13:06, 25 July 22
Quote from: rexbeng on 12:01, 25 July 22Nice! Will it run Vespertino though?
currently at least as good as the CPC. 
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: GUNHED on 16:51, 26 July 22
Quote from: Prodatron on 23:54, 24 July 22
Quote from: GUNHED on 16:31, 24 July 222. Switch the computer on, start a text editor / word processor, type in "X" or "Hello world", print the text, save it. And shut the computer down. Measure the time you need.
:picard: phew...

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/KLwAAOSwWrdicSyQ/s-l1600.jpg)

My Orga Privat from the 1920ies can do this in one second :laugh:

We had a german guy called "OAS" (later aka "Hypnomega") who was also very convinced, that the CPC Plus could beat the Amiga. That was a funny time.

Anyway, it's always annoying, when TFM tries to capture another thread.
Well, I just answered questions. That's all, but this forum got two guys always bitching at everything from my side. That's not only trolling, that childish jealousy. The other guy is bsc btw. Just put me on your ignore list please and leave me alone with your kindergarten carp. Grow up guys - seriously!
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: Carnivius on 17:56, 26 July 22
Quote from: GUNHED on 16:51, 26 July 22leave me alone with your kindergarten carp.

I sorry. :)
(https://imgur.com/et3IaU2.jpg)
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: rexbeng on 18:55, 26 July 22
Quote from: GUNHED on 16:51, 26 July 22Well, I just answered questions.
To be honest, I cannot see any answers given. The question by Eto was ' But what of it can the Plus do, but not the Amiga? '.

So, really, what is it exactly that the Amiga cannot do? All I see is an assumption that the CPC can do a particular task a bit faster than the Amiga. This is entirely different to (I am quoting your words) ' Because I can to things with the 6128plus the Amiga can't. '
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: Animalgril987 on 21:18, 26 July 22
Damn, @Carnivius, you beat me to it!  :D
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: MaV on 22:24, 26 July 22
So, Prodatron (or BSC) have carps from kindergarten (whatever they do there with the fish), and GUNHED asks them to leave him alone with those (borrowed from them I assume) carp to do what?


https://youtu.be/V3RlWbzU8Hw?t=139
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: GUNHED on 13:41, 27 July 22
Quote from: Prodatron on 23:54, 24 July 22
Quote from: GUNHED on 16:31, 24 July 222. Switch the computer on, start a text editor / word processor, type in "X" or "Hello world", print the text, save it. And shut the computer down. Measure the time you need.
:picard: phew...

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/KLwAAOSwWrdicSyQ/s-l1600.jpg)

My Orga Privat from the 1920ies can do this in one second :laugh:

We had a german guy called "OAS" (later aka "Hypnomega") who was also very convinced, that the CPC Plus could beat the Amiga. That was a funny time.

Anyway, it's always annoying, when TFM tries to capture another thread.
Alright guys! You tricked me again! You like to have a laugh at me when you're trolling me and have a (bit of Kindergarten) fun when I take you serious...
Well, I should have learnt by now not to take you serous here at all.  :) :) :)

So 2nd try of an answer:

Thanks Prodatron for porting SymbOS to the Typewriter. Now this great device is of incredible use and thanks to SymbOS it can now print as well as PcW, CPC, Enterprise, MSX and C64 using SymbOS. Uuuups, did I spoil the surprise about SymbOS on C64? Oh I'm sorry.  :picard: :picard:
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 14:02, 27 July 22
To be fair TFM, you shot yourself in the foot with that one. 

If you're going to do your usual smart-ass responses, at least proofread your posts before hitting the post button. You didn't and it bit you in the ass.

Now you're trying to play the victim by insinuating that you're being trolled.
Man up dude, and maybe try and do better next time.
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: GUNHED on 18:17, 27 July 22
What went wrong? 
Were you sick? 
Missed you all the time! 

Hope you're feeling better now and can continue your job here like usual.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 10:23, 28 July 22
Quote from: GUNHED on 18:17, 27 July 22What went wrong?
You weren't aborted. ;) 
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: CraigsBar on 11:58, 28 July 22
Well this has gone kinda off topic.... and it's only Page 2. That is some kind of record, even for us :)
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 15:33, 28 July 22
Quote from: CraigsBar on 11:58, 28 July 22Well this has gone kinda off topic.... and it's only Page 2. That is some kind of record, even for us :)
That's TFM doing what he does best for ya!
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: rexbeng on 16:02, 28 July 22
To be fair, there isn't much you could add to the actual topic. It was pretty much covered with the first posts.
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: GUNHED on 15:41, 20 September 22
How to be better than Amiga?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a63SQ2fIRi0&t=118s
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: TotO on 15:51, 20 September 22
Good video. Always nice to meet or listen to you @Prodatron ! :)
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: GUNHED on 22:04, 21 September 22
To reach that meeting he needed to drive 700 km in one day (just coming from XzentriX in Bavaria). That's real commitment.  :)
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: Prodatron on 23:54, 21 September 22
No, Constantinople is 2000km from Munich, usually doesn't make sense with a car.
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: GUNHED on 18:18, 22 September 22
Quote from: Prodatron on 23:54, 21 September 22No, Constantinople is 2000km from Munich, usually doesn't make sense with a car.
Yes, 700 km was the other day. Just good you got a nice car with 'Lemmings' game included.  ;) :) :) :) :D Making TÜV with mine now.  :-\
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: zhulien on 02:42, 26 September 22
Quote from: eto on 20:10, 23 July 22
Quote from: GUNHED on 06:21, 23 July 22
Quote from: eto on 20:45, 21 July 22
Quote from: GUNHED on 17:14, 21 July 22Because I can to things with the 6128plus the Amiga can't.
Like what?
Absolutely everything I want or need.
But what of it can the Plus do, but not the Amiga?

I mean, I know that the Plus is a lot of fun but I don't know anything the Plus can do, that the Amiga can't.
My amiga can't easily copy 3" discs but my cpc can (when I havemy 3" drive in my cpc). My amiga can't load and save games to audio tape, although it could backup to vhs. My amiga can't go online as simply as my cpc which is the most amazing thing.
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: GUNHED on 16:16, 28 September 22
And with proper software and expansions, the CPC (and especially the Plus) will beat the Amiga in many ways. I proposed some, but also I'm ready for any kind of contest. Who dares?
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: rexbeng on 18:13, 28 September 22
My Amiga 500 has the perfect dimensions to flip it over and use it as a tray to accommodate breakfast for two. Especially handy to have your breakfast in bed. Top that.
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: GUNHED on 13:52, 29 September 22
Well, that's what I can do with my 6128plus. And since I'm currently single, it's enough for two Croissants and tasty little things by the side.  ;) :)
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: rexbeng on 16:33, 29 September 22
Well, so the CPC can be as good as the Amiga when you are single? Hey that's fair! Each to his own, then. No reason for all the "Sega does what Nintendon't" kind of crapware! :D
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 17:09, 29 September 22
Quote from: rexbeng on 18:13, 28 September 22My Amiga 500 has the perfect dimensions to flip it over and use it as a tray to accommodate breakfast for two. Especially handy to have your breakfast in bed. Top that.
To be fair, you can pretty much do that with a 6128plus.
(or a CPC464 provided the plates are small enough, but at least the tray is long enough to cover the laps of both people in the bed! ;) )
Title: Re: Fix for Ghosts n Goblins (by Elite in 1986) to lose armour before losing life?
Post by: rexbeng on 17:34, 29 September 22
Quote from: Shaun M. Neary on 17:09, 29 September 22
Quote from: rexbeng on 18:13, 28 September 22My Amiga 500 has the perfect dimensions to flip it over and use it as a tray to accommodate breakfast for two. Especially handy to have your breakfast in bed. Top that.
To be fair, you can pretty much do that with a 6128plus.
(or a CPC464 provided the plates are small enough, but at least the tray is long enough to cover the laps of both people in the bed! ;) )

Yeah you could, but still it would be a subpar experience. The Plus is just not big enough to be comfortable, and I specified the 'perfect dimensions for two'. Just look up the dimensions of a decent breakfast tray and compare it to the A500. 

But everything is a matter of perspective! As TFM argued, the Plus would do the job in the case you are single; then again porn will look better on the Amiga.
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