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Superior menus

Posted: Thu May 23, 2002 1:37 am
by Doctor Bob Gordon
Where I can find a complete Superior collection? I mean complete like Dbug, FOF, or Pompey collections. In all the sites where I found the Superior menus (atari.co.uk, climatics, blitter ftp) there are always a lot of files missing or corrupted.

When the Malleus FTP was online, he make a collection including almost all of the menus, but some of them were still damaged.

Any idea?

Posted: Mon May 27, 2002 8:24 pm
by Silver Surfer
Hey, The superior archive is located at ftp://www.sives-rutherford.co.uk

Username: upload
Password: upload

:)

Posted: Fri May 31, 2002 8:45 am
by Doctor Bob Gordon
Hi Silver Surfer,

The Superior collection on this FTP includes the same files gathered by Malleus. You can note this in the filenames (SUPEXXX). And menu 89b is missing, too, like it was on the Malleus FTP (It can be found at blitter FTP).

:(

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2002 9:16 pm
by Silver Surfer
:? I have done some testing on my superior collection and it seems like alot of the disks are duff and I don't have the 89b disk either.

This will certainly need some working on... :cry: My next little project was to have the superior disks up for download on the website... And I thought I had all the disks in order. 8O

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2002 7:16 am
by Doctor Bob Gordon
Hi Silver Surfer,

Here is menu 89b. 8)

I have to correct myself (the post about Superior 65). Menu 65 works fine with Steem 2.2 using TOS 1.02 US.

I tested all the Superior menus, and the following menus crash (at least running under Steem 2.2) when the intro appears: 56, 57, 64, 68A, 71, 140A. I think it could be a problem related to the sound emulation.

I also found problems with many games included in the menus. My real ST isn´t working, so I´m not sure why they crash. Maybe the disk images are corrupted, or it could be a problem with some packer (I had problems before with cracks from the Replicants).

It would be better to test the menus in a real ST. Another possibility is to contact Darren Birks and ask him, he is some kind of guru :?: of the ST menus. In the LGD games forum said he has all of the Superior menus, including working versions of duff menus and missing menus, too.

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2002 9:23 pm
by Silver Surfer
Cheers! Thanks for the 89b disk :)

I will start testing all my superior collection tomorrow with the emulators, I will post my results here.

Silver Surfer

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2002 2:09 am
by Doctor Bob Gordon
I tested again the Superior menus and FOF>40, and it seems that Steem 2.2 always crashes with the intros of the following menus:

fof47
fof50
fof53
fof54

superior56
superior64
superior68A
superior71
superior140A

I think that it could be a problem with the emulator.

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2002 9:15 am
by Silver Surfer
Hi I have done some testing. My Disk 71 seem to be working ok. I have used Steem 2.2 and Tos 1.02 British Version.

Done so far:
  • Superior

    Disk 55

    Steem 2.2 - Menu OK!

    Enchanted Land - Thalion

    Steem 2.2 - Crash after the Thalion Splash screen.

    Synth Dream

    Steem 2.2 - Seem to be working ok.

    Disk 56

    Steem 2.2 - Crash on menu!

    Disk 57

    Steem 2.2 - Menu ok!

    Turrican 2 - Rainbow Arts

    Steem 2.2 - Works fine.

    Disk 58a

    Steem 2.2 - Menu ok!

    Wrath of the Demon - Ready Soft

    Steem 2.2 - Crashes just after the start of the game!

    Disk 58b

    Steem 2.2 - Menu ok.

    Wrath of the Demon - disk b

    Disk 58c

    Steem 2.2 - Menu ok!

    Chips Challenge - Epyx

    Steem 2.2 - Game seem to be working.

    Disk 59

    Steem 2.2 - Menu ok!

    Horror Zomies from the Crypt - Astral Vision

    Steem 2.2 - Works fine.

    Mighty Bombjack - Elite

    Steem 2.2 - Works fine.

    Disk 60

    Steem 2.2 - Menu ok!

    Wings of Death - Thalion

    Steem 2.2 - Game works.

    Disk 61

    Steem 2.2 - Menu ok!

    Disc - Loriciel

    Steem 2.2 - Works fine.

    World Championship Soccer - Elite

    Steem 2.2 - Works fine.

    Disk 62

    Steem 2.2 - Menu ok!

    Crown - Starbyte

    Steem 2.2 - Works fine.

    Prehistoric Tale - Thalion

    Steem 2.2 - Works fine.

    Disk 63a

    Steem 2.2 - Menu ok!

    Killing Game Show - Psygnosis

    Steem 2.2 - Seem to be working.

    Disk 63b

    Steem 2.2 - Menu ok!

    Killing Game Show disk b

    Chambers of Shaolin - Thalion

    Steem 2.2 - Seem to be working

    Disk 64

    Steem 2.2 - Menu ok!

    Back to the Future 3 - Image Works

    Steem 2.2 - Seem to be working.

    Disk 65

    Steem 2.2 - Menu Crashes after about 3 seconds.

    Blood Money - Psygnosis

    Steem 2.2 - Seem to be working.

    Super Monaco GP

    Steem 2.2 - Doesn't work, quits loading after the hack info page.

    Disk 66

    Steem 2.2 - Menu ok!

    Great Courts 2 - Ubi Soft

    Steem 2.2 - Seem to be working

    Quadrel - Loriciel

    Steem 2.2 - Seem to be working.

    Disk 67

    Steem 2.2 - Menu ok!

    Hill Street Blues - Krisalis

    Steem 2.2 - Works fine.

    JUG - Microdeal

    Steem 2.2 - Works fine.

    Navy Seals - Ocean

    Steem 2.2 - Works fine.

    Disk 68a

    Steem 2.2 - Menu ok!

    Awesome - Psygnosis

    Steem 2.2 - Game seem to hang when I get to the Awesome title screen.

    Disk 68b

    Awesome disk b

    Disk 69a

    Steem 2.2 - Crash on menu!

    Disk 69b

    Disk 70a

    Steem 2.2 - Crash on menu!

    Disk 70b

    Steem 2.2 - Menu ok!

    Z-out - Rainbow Arts

    Steem 2.2 - Works fine.

    Disk 71

    Steem 2.2 - Menu ok!

    Running Man - Grandslam

    Steem 2.2 - Works fine.

    Disk 72

    Steem 2.2 - Menu ok!

    Hero Quest - Gremlin

    Steem 2.2 - Seem to be working.

    Jahangir Khan's Squash - Krisalis

    Steem 2.2 - Seem to be working.

    Disk 73

    Steem 2.2 - Menu ok!

    California Games - Epyx

    Steem 2.2 - Seem to be working.

    Projectyle - Electronic Arts

    Steem 2.2 - Seem to be working.

    Disk 74a

    Steem 2.2 - Menu Crash, lots of bombs!

    Saint 1.0 - Menu Crash!

    Real Ste - Menu ok!

    Gods

    Steem 2.2 - Hang on first screen.

    Treasure Trap - Electronic Zoo

    Steem 2.2 - Crash before game starts.

    Disk 74b

    Gods disk b

    Disk 75

    Steem 2.2 - Menu ok!

    F-29 Realiator - Ocean

    Steem 2.2 - Works Fine.

    The Ballgame - Electronic Zoo

    Steem 2.2 - Works Fine.

    Disk 76

    Steem 2.2 - Menu ok!

    Big Business - Digi Tek

    Steem 2.2 - Works Fine.

    Stormball -

    Steem 2.2 - Works Fine.

    Disk 77

    Steem 2.2 - Menu ok!

    Dark Century -

    Steem 2.2 - Works Fine.

    Toki - Ocean

    Steem 2.2 - Works Fine.

    Disk 78

    Steem 2.2 - Menu ok!

    Mercs - Capcom

    Steem 2.2 - Works Fine.

    Violator - Code Masters

    Steem 2.2 - Works Fine.
To be continued...

Edit -> Menu 74a does work on a real STe but not on Steem or Saint.

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2002 8:48 pm
by Steem Authors
Doctor Bob Gordon wrote:I tested again the Superior menus and FOF>40, and it seems that Steem 2.2 always crashes with the intros of the following menus:

fof47
fof50
fof53
fof54

superior56
superior64
superior68A
superior71
superior140A

I think that it could be a problem with the emulator.
Yes it is, we have found and fixed the FOF menu problem for the next version of Steem. I haven't tested the problematic Superior menus yet but it is very possible that it was the same thing. I will look into the other problems as soon as I can download the disks, thanks to everyone who has been testing.

Russell Hayward

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2002 9:27 pm
by Silver Surfer
This sure is great news! I am quite sure that some of the Superior menus will start to work too, cause it looks like they used the same menu code over and over again. I am really looking forward to the next release of Steem!! :)

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2002 4:44 am
by Doctor Bob Gordon
Great work friends!

The "problematic" menus now work. :wink:

Thanks.