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Title: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: llm on July 22, 2021, 08:40:57 AM
http://wiki.stunts.hu/index.php/Game_versions

i try to find ORIGINAL floppy images of all the Stunts versions

Brøderbund versions (referred to as BB versions)
  Stunts 1.0 (05 Oct. 1990)
  Stunts 1.1 (12 Feb. 1991)

Mindscape versions (referred to as MS versions)
  4D Sports Driving 1.1 (13 Dec. 1990)
  4D Sports Driving 1.1 (25 Feb. 1991)

there are several download pages with images - but sometimes complete without version info or partially cracked etc.

anyone with the pure unmodified floppy images around?

for my reverse engineering fun projects
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: Daniel3D on July 22, 2021, 09:00:37 AM
I believe the downloadable versions on the site are  unmodified. They only contain an added file.
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: llm on July 22, 2021, 09:05:20 AM
i've got these files, but i try to find a more trustable source :) - even if i only compare and get to the same result that there is no modification
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: Daniel3D on July 22, 2021, 12:54:27 PM
I know of this one:
http://stunts.kalpen.de/stunts.htm (http://stunts.kalpen.de/stunts.htm)

And dukeofurl has a original copy as well.
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: JTK on July 22, 2021, 01:41:07 PM
http://stunts.kalpen.de/stunts.htm (http://stunts.kalpen.de/stunts.htm)

Yep - click on "Download Stunts". Unluckily I don't have a better image of the disks. Akoss Poo once won an original version at one of our contest seasons, he probably still owns it and can send some images of everything?
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: llm on July 23, 2021, 07:46:47 AM
i've downloaded everything i've found - kalpen, abandonia etc. years ago - but no clean floppy images

the floppy images here seem to be only the same version n times with different names
https://archive.org/search.php?query=stunts%20floppy%20image
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: Daniel3D on July 23, 2021, 11:47:06 AM
I know of this one:
http://stunts.kalpen.de/stunts.htm (http://stunts.kalpen.de/stunts.htm)
See attachment
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: Daniel3D on July 23, 2021, 11:47:36 AM
I know of this one:
http://stunts.kalpen.de/stunts.htm (http://stunts.kalpen.de/stunts.htm)
See attachment
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: JTK on July 23, 2021, 02:47:46 PM
What I found:

Mobygames offers quite a lot: https://www.mobygames.com/game/stunts/cover-art
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: llm on July 23, 2021, 04:06:14 PM
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What I found:
i talke about floppy binary images - not pictures of the floppies :)
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: llm on July 23, 2021, 04:22:07 PM
I know of this one:
http://stunts.kalpen.de/stunts.htm (http://stunts.kalpen.de/stunts.htm)
See attachment

what is the source of the floppy image? (i've already got all the available downloads - for years)

Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: GTAMan18 on July 23, 2021, 05:01:17 PM
Shall I upload 4D Sports Driving 1.1 (Feb-25-1991) floppy images?
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: GTAMan18 on July 23, 2021, 05:10:22 PM
I know of this one:
http://stunts.kalpen.de/stunts.htm (http://stunts.kalpen.de/stunts.htm)

And dukeofurl has a original copy as well.

Some Stunts versions are heavily modified, so beware
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: Daniel3D on July 23, 2021, 05:30:09 PM
4D Sports: Driving IBM PC Floppy Image
https://archive.org/details/001111-4dSportsDriving (https://archive.org/details/001111-4dSportsDriving)

Disk 1
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: Daniel3D on July 23, 2021, 05:31:37 PM
4D Sports: Driving IBM PC Floppy Image
https://archive.org/details/001111-4dSportsDriving (https://archive.org/details/001111-4dSportsDriving)
And Disk 2
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: Daniel3D on July 23, 2021, 05:33:25 PM
That is the only original I can find. Probably the same you found. (Difficult to see on mobile)
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: GTAMan18 on July 23, 2021, 05:34:23 PM
Shall I upload 4D Sports Driving 1.1 (Feb-25-1991) floppy images?

Okay, I will. Note: I've got these from Marco. Because this version wasn't able to be downloaded from anywhere back in 2019 and before, I asked him to upload it, and so he did. Marco still have his original floppies of 4D Sports Driving 1.1 (02-25-1991) version. So consider this as a RIP
Part 1
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: GTAMan18 on July 23, 2021, 05:35:11 PM
Shall I upload 4D Sports Driving 1.1 (Feb-25-1991) floppy images?

Okay, I will. Note: I've got these from Marco. Because this version wasn't able to be downloaded from anywhere back in 2019 and before, I asked him to upload it, and so he did. Marco still have his original floppies of 4D Sports Driving 1.1 (02-25-1991) version. So consider this as a RIP
Part 1

And part 2 (Because of the 1024KB attachment limit)
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: Daniel3D on July 23, 2021, 05:37:13 PM
Cool.
I also found this site. But can't find the download link
https://www.goodolddays.net/diskimages/id%2C558/ (https://www.goodolddays.net/diskimages/id%2C558/)
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: GTAMan18 on July 23, 2021, 05:39:04 PM
That is the only original I can find. Probably the same you found. (Difficult to see on mobile)

You've got 720K sized files, which sounds more genuine than 541,57K and 516,34K
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: GTAMan18 on July 23, 2021, 05:40:55 PM
Cool.
I also found this site. But can't find the download link
https://www.goodolddays.net/diskimages/id%2C558/ (https://www.goodolddays.net/diskimages/id%2C558/)

Because this site only lets you view the diskette's hashes (Even modified ones), and pay attention to the first image on site. MERDA isn't a vanilla track, so that is a modified version
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: Daniel3D on July 23, 2021, 05:55:15 PM
Cool.
I also found this site. But can't find the download link
https://www.goodolddays.net/diskimages/id%2C558/ (https://www.goodolddays.net/diskimages/id%2C558/)

Because this site only lets you view the diskette's hashes (Even modified ones), and pay attention to the first image on site. MERDA isn't a vanilla track, so that is a modified version
The status is modified so that checks out.
I'll have a look at them. It seems they all link to archive.org.
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: Daniel3D on July 23, 2021, 06:47:06 PM
Cool.
I also found this site. But can't find the download link
https://www.goodolddays.net/diskimages/id%2C558/ (https://www.goodolddays.net/diskimages/id%2C558/)

Because this site only lets you view the diskette's hashes (Even modified ones), and pay attention to the first image on site. MERDA isn't a vanilla track, so that is a modified version
The game file's can still be original though.
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: llm on July 23, 2021, 08:18:14 PM
@Daniel3D which versions are these?
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: Daniel3D on July 23, 2021, 09:14:02 PM
@Daniel3D which versions are these?
Don't know yet. I'll still have to boot my laptop.
But I'm almost ready. Kids are in bed.
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: Daniel3D on July 23, 2021, 10:35:49 PM
@Daniel3D which versions are these?

4D Sports Driving (ID 558)
is the red sector cracked version of 4D sports driving 1.1 OF 13 DECEMBER 1990

4D Sports Driving (ID 1111)  [720KB - 2 disk version]
UNCRACKED version of 4D sports driving 1.1 OF 25 FEBRUARY 1991

4D Sports Driving (ID 1112)  [360KB - 4 disk version]
UNCRACKED version of 4D sports driving 1.1 OF 25 FEBRUARY 1991

Stunts (ID 1354)  [720KB - 2 disk version]
UNCRACKED version of STUNTS 1.1 of 12 FEBRUARY 1991

Stunts (ID 1355) [360KB - 4 disk version]
UNCRACKED version of STUNTS 1.1 of 12 FEBRUARY 1991

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aside of the first one the others seem original

a download link to all versions with original image files and the unpacked files
plus a txt with the information from the site.
to save downloading and unpacking separately and stuff.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qmubl16hkf55jtl/morestunts.zip?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/qmubl16hkf55jtl/morestunts.zip?dl=0)
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: Cas on July 25, 2021, 04:35:51 AM
Great! :D  I think it'd be good to have links in the tournament sites to download each of the original Stunts packages, besides our customised versions.
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: GTAMan18 on July 25, 2021, 06:55:15 AM
Why didn't JTK upload 4D 1.1 (1991) to Kalpen yet? But it's available since the May of 2019
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: JTK on July 26, 2021, 12:27:02 PM
LOOOL - of course I thought of "pictures" reading "images"...  ;D The zipped download links beneath the disc graphics are the original files from the discs, nothing more. But for sure these are no disk images.

Why didn't JTK upload 4D 1.1 (1991) to Kalpen yet? But it's available since the May of 2019
Ja, I know, sorry. I have to. I will.
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: llm on August 02, 2021, 01:22:02 PM
@Daniel3D which versions are these?

4D Sports Driving (ID 558)
is the red sector cracked version of 4D sports driving 1.1 OF 13 DECEMBER 1990

4D Sports Driving (ID 1111)  [720KB - 2 disk version]
UNCRACKED version of 4D sports driving 1.1 OF 25 FEBRUARY 1991

4D Sports Driving (ID 1112)  [360KB - 4 disk version]
UNCRACKED version of 4D sports driving 1.1 OF 25 FEBRUARY 1991

Stunts (ID 1354)  [720KB - 2 disk version]
UNCRACKED version of STUNTS 1.1 of 12 FEBRUARY 1991

Stunts (ID 1355) [360KB - 4 disk version]
UNCRACKED version of STUNTS 1.1 of 12 FEBRUARY 1991

------
aside of the first one the others seem original

a download link to all versions with original image files and the unpacked files
plus a txt with the information from the site.
to save downloading and unpacking separately and stuff.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qmubl16hkf55jtl/morestunts.zip?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/qmubl16hkf55jtl/morestunts.zip?dl=0)

so there are unmodified floppies of all second editions available, sadly not the 1.0 variants
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: Daniel3D on August 02, 2021, 01:58:44 PM
Not all versions. Only the latest of stunts and the latest of 4D sports.
But the difference between the earlier 1.1 versions is very small. (There is a game comparison on the wiki)
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: llm on August 02, 2021, 02:43:35 PM
Not all versions. Only the latest of stunts and the latest of 4D sports.
But the difference between the earlier 1.1 versions is very small. (There is a game comparison on the wiki)

for me only the "unmodified thing" is relevant, and the unpack algorithm of stunts 1.0 is different - so could be that the VCEs etc. also using different packing/format etc.
its only for getting a full analyze base - even if the game itself is not that relevant
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: Daniel3D on August 02, 2021, 03:46:38 PM
I know that stunpack was recreated by comparing unpacked 1.0 files with packed 1.1 files.

But I could be that 1.0 packed files are different.

Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: llm on August 02, 2021, 04:51:44 PM
I know that stunpack was recreated by comparing unpacked 1.0 files with packed 1.1 files.

But I could be that 1.0 packed files are different.

according to dstiens github page: https://github.com/dstien/gameformats/tree/master/stunts/stunpack

Code: [Select]
Stunts 1.0 files are not supported.
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: Daniel3D on August 02, 2021, 05:14:27 PM
Unpacking packed 1.0 files (if they are packed with DSI own packing tool) might be difficult to unpack.

Interesting find on the greeng.sfx file.
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: llm on August 02, 2021, 08:06:48 PM
Unpacking packed 1.0 files (if they are packed with DSI own packing tool) might be difficult to unpack..

your killing me with your sentences :)

what tool other then DSI own packing tool should have packed the stunts 1.0 files beforhand?

its impossible to unpack it with 1.1 algorithm if the 1.0 algorithm is different
Title: Re: Original Floppy Images of the Stunts releases?
Post by: Daniel3D on August 02, 2021, 08:32:12 PM
its impossible to unpack it with 1.1 algorithm if the 1.0 algorithm is different
Exact.
And finding that algorithm ain't easy, or so they say..