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By rolins

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15-08-2013, 22:39

The other day I was checking the hard drive on one of my old computers and found my installation of WOOMB. I remember having alot fun playing Hydlide 3, Golvellius 2, and Xak translated in english. Even their english manuals were superb. Sadly I can't run any of the games because of some "runtime error". I guess the WOOMB launcher needs to connect to server to activate. I bought 9 games from WOOMB.net before they closed their doors, and I still would like to play them. I hate to ask this but is there any way to get these game running again?


By SkyeWelse

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16-08-2013, 14:24

I think several of us, myself included, are awaiting the re-release of these Woomb.net games in patch form. I hope they will become available again. Before WOOMB closed, I was a premium subscriber and had purchased Xak and Golvellius I & II and still have all of those files with the original launcher as well. I'm not sure if there is a way to get these files working again, but I'd sure like to see all of their releases to become available or sold again.


By meits

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16-08-2013, 16:46

Get on with it Rieks... Can't wait another ten years...

By FiXato

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16-08-2013, 18:20

Or perhaps the woomb people could tell us what kind of DRM was used; perhaps someone can write a small patch for the launcher, or side-application which will fake the call-home response (if such DRM was used).

By Sama

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16-08-2013, 23:12

I can't say anything about the DRM because I don't have a clue about how that works/worked. I can say, however, that indeed I have planned for a long time already to mold the WOOMB releases into IPS patches and distribute those on a dedicated website. However, since I'm not really a magician when it comes to making IPS patches, those patches still haven't been made. Apart from that, the website should still be set up, but that is something I could do.

I had planned (together with Max) to make such a dedicated website after we released Project Melancholia, but unfortunately finishing that project takes much more time than we anticipated. That doesn't mean that I couldn't start the development of the new website, but I would need someone to make the IPS patches for me...

By mars2000you

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16-08-2013, 23:23

Use IPSEXE, it's very easy to make IPS files with this tool as it compares directly the original rom and the modified rom.


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By max_iwamoto

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17-08-2013, 04:47

@ Sama: I can take care of IPS patches Wink

By sd_snatcher

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17-08-2013, 16:30

By looking at this video, it seems that Woom's translation of Xak is indeed impressive and a very high quality work! If all that's missing for such high quality translations to be released are the patches creation, I'll certainly be willing to help on that! :D

If you don't have a website to publish it, probably they can be hosted here on MRC, don't they? If not, I can create a special area on my site for your translations.

By AxelF

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17-08-2013, 17:48

What can we do with the IPS patches ?
play the games in other emulators, for example openmsx ?

By mars2000you

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17-08-2013, 18:13

You can patch the game (recommended tool is again IPSEXE) and play the patched version on the emulator of your choice (blueMSX, openMSX, etc ...); however, openMSX allows also to run the original game while applying the IPS patch to the game in its memory.

By FiXato

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17-08-2013, 18:24

Correct me if I'm wrong, but once you've patched your disk or rom, you should also be able to play it on your actual MSX.

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