Dungeon Master - Clever Floppy Disk Anti-Piracy | MVG

27 maj 2019
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Dungeon Master - the classic 16 bit dungeon crawler that defined a genre was one of the best ever games for the Atari ST and Commodore Amiga. Released in 1987 by FTL (Faster than Light) it saw many ports to different systems including the Sharp X68000, MS-DOS, Apple IIgs, Super Nintendo and more.
It also had one of the most devious floppy disk copy protection schemes ever created. In an age where most games were cracked in a matter of hours, FTL's clever protection took an entire year to crack with many attempts to defeat it, resulting in failure over and over again.
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  • Now that is what you're great at. Talking about vintage machines and copy protection.. It's what brought me here and makes me come back. Old gear is still best for true gaming experience. Meh PS5 and X-Box. Too many videos about it with little news. Greetings.

    NicoD's SBCsNicoD's SBCs6 dagar sedan
  • Whats the song in the intro?

    Nathanael FonteneleNathanael Fontenele7 dagar sedan
  • Close to 880K views 😉

    BobocheMasterBobocheMaster8 dagar sedan
  • I thought that transitioning from a pit to a land or back was a 1, while another pit or land the same as before was a 0 in optical discs. Am I thinking of something else?

    asheraelasherael9 dagar sedan
  • i copied that floppy

    yoyofargoyoyofargo13 dagar sedan
  • Watched it again. Great stuff.

    NdlandingNdlanding13 dagar sedan
  • Your comment in the video reminded me of my friend's pirate copy of Carrier Command on the Amiga. It seemed to play fine for 15-20 minutes then the sound started to go eerily distorted and the game would eventually crash. I did buy the game for PC and played it for hours in glorious CGA. I remember it came with the theme tune on cassette.

    ezorayezoray13 dagar sedan
  • A long time ago my parent's bought me an Amstrad PC1512 as I was going to do my A-Level's at Grammar school and they were told that was the computer I needed (actually it wasn't as they were using RM Numbus's, and I was lusting after an Amiga 500 so ho hum). Anyway as I recall I made a copy of one the games I had for it (I forget which) onto another 5 1/4 disk, and when attempting to play the game it seemed to know it was a copy as it made a racket as if it was trying to hammer the disk with the read head. I quickly whipped out the disk and never dared try it again. I always wondered how that worked as I never experienced it since.

    ezorayezoray13 dagar sedan
  • You normally could NOT copy the manual, as it would be black text on dark red paper, or whatever messed up a Xerox back then.

    Matt HardenMatt Harden15 dagar sedan
  • Small clarification: NDOS disks weren't necessarily just for copy protection. Sometimes alternate disk formats were used just to squeeze more data onto the disk, perhaps at the expense of redundancy/reliability.

    LeeLee17 dagar sedan
  • As an Amiga owner back in the day, I‘ve had to wait a full year for Dungeon Master to get ported from the Atari ST. After drooling over the reviews in all the game magazines for so long, I never even dreamed of pirating my most anticipated game. Just rushed out and bought my retail copy on day 1 and sure enough, it became my favorite game on the Amiga.

    Gryzor88Gryzor8817 dagar sedan
  • Back in the 1980s I used to crack software for the Apple ][, then later on also for the Macintosh until Apple eventually switched from 68xxx to the PowerPC processors, then it became more trouble than it was worth. The first copy protected program for the Apple ][ that I can recall was PFS. It wasn’t actually copy protected except for the fact that the original disk had no write-enable notch. So if you booted up a copy that was not write-protected, then the software would erase the disk. Unfortunately the same thing would happen to your original disk if you had a misadjusted or bad write-protect switch on your apple disk drive. Since most of the low-level disk access was done in software and used very little hardware, it was fairly easy to implement copy protection techniques on the Apple ][. Early on just changing sector address and data header ID bytes was enough to cause normal copy programs not to work. Also programs would load data into zero page and the text screen buffer, and breaking out would cause loss of code when the screen scrolled or cleared. So for disks I couldn’t copy I had to find ways to capture all the code out of memory and be able to reload it all into the correct places and restart operation. Early on there was a nibble copy program written by Steve Wozniak which I was able to modify to copy different disks. Then followed a number of commercial nibble copy programs like Locksmith, which just read and wrote a whole track worth of data without trying to parse it. Next developers started using other techniques like half-tracking where the original disk actually had data written between where the tracks would normally be positioned. Then the nibble copiers were updated again to handle those new techniques. One strange one was a game program called Shuffle Puck Café which wasn’t that great a game, but was innovative for another reason. It had an interesting feature where it would let you make one legitimate backup copy. When you had it enable the copy though, it would read something off the original then would erase the original disk in the process first. I was able to modify their code though and created something I called Shuffle Copy. Basically you had to keep opening and closing the drive door to generate read errors for each track, so that it thought it had erased the original disk. Then you’d insert your copy and it would happily enable it and you had a working spare along with the working original. They released one other game I don’t recall the name of, but my copy program worked on that disk too. As time went by multiple techniques would be used together. I don’t recall which game it was but one worked sort of like what your video described. I had captured all the code out of memory and thought I had it fully cracked, but when other people tried to run it there were random failures at different times. What that turned out to be was that the software had saved a map of what hardware was in my computer. So when someone else tried to run it on a different computer the hardware wouldn’t necessarily match up, and it would trigger the random failures whenever it tested for that. Then there were more and more of the games like Track Attack that loaded additional levels off the disk at runtime, so it wasn’t just a single load anymore. That required capturing the code for the main program and also for each of those extra levels, and writing my own disk driver routines to load them at the proper times. It was a never-ending competition and a lot of fun. Anyway just one other thing regarding copy protection, one of the first copy protected games I ran across on the Macintosh they had actually made a pinhole through a track on the 3.5 inch diskette. If the program was able to read that track on the floppy with no error, then it knew it wasn’t the original. Other than that it was mostly just figuring out what opcodes I needed to patch to allow copied discs to work, searching for a pattern of bytes to find the spots to change on the disk, then modifying them with a disk editor program.

    macfixer01macfixer0117 dagar sedan
  • This is not clever. The best DRM is no DRM. DRM is stupid.

    ggzh a Argue With Everyoneggzh a Argue With Everyone17 dagar sedan
  • The AtariST "Union Demo" has a built in copy program to copy itself. But it is not possible to copy the demo using amy standard disc copier.

    GunstickGunstick17 dagar sedan
  • The annoying thing for me nowadays regarding floppy disk DRM is that I like to collect and play old games and install them from the disk but often this old DRM simply does not get recognised by my USB floppy drive or dosbox (I am not sure which is at fault here) so even with original disk's I can't get the games to work - so much for trying to be a good person and avoid resorting to "abandonware"

    divinuminfernumdivinuminfernum17 dagar sedan
  • Absolutely fascinating, thank you for posting!

    Mark StewartMark Stewart18 dagar sedan
  • Dungeon Master was one of the most significant games of it era. The Atari ST version came out, then it was like a year later that the Amiga version came out. (No upgrade in graphics despite the Amiga's superior Graphics display and Blitter chip). When the Amiga version came out it had stereo sound and a few tweeks. This game was shockingly ahead of its time. Shortly after everyone cloned it, (Bizarrely not lawsuits), The 3 Eye of the Beholder Games came out, Lands of Lore and the Amiga game Black Crypt were all designed with the same user interface, (Actually it became the standard). Dungeon Master and its Sequel/Expansion, "Chaos Strikes Back" were two of my favorites games, (But there did seem to be some hard coding errors in the games..).

    sluggotgsluggotg18 dagar sedan
  • i dont think this is a good example of copy protection. think about it. all they did is make the player think the game is either bad or cannot be played, but the player does not know it is because its pirated. this means that if the player had any chance of buy the game, now they wont. spyro 3 is a better example, because it tells you the reason why the game does not work properly.

    JohnJohn19 dagar sedan
  • Really interesting. Liked and subbed, thank you 👍

    Simon CollettSimon Collett20 dagar sedan
  • xenon 2 added bad sector each time you try to copy it

    vincentp98vincentp9822 dagar sedan
  • As a former hacker that used to deprotect games the best copy protection I've ever seen was a stupid game called fishies and what stopped all us hackers was the original game price. 6 dollars price kept us from hacking it.

    Dimwitt FlatheadDimwitt Flathead23 dagar sedan
  • Hahha a 3 inch floppy

    Immersion GamingImmersion Gaming29 dagar sedan
  • most games i had in the late 80 and early 90's came with somthing in the software box... a Map, a start chart, a user manual that the software asked question about.. etc..

    William HaynesWilliam Haynes29 dagar sedan
  • Very interesting video, thanks a lot, keep it on! :) Yet, at 00:20 I find it a little ironic showing an excerpt of "Turrican II", knowing how its developers of Factor 5 were becoming well known for their excellent game(s), but unfortunately had to keep on doing Console-games afterwards concerning the already dying C64/AMIGA-scene, which was absolutely caused by the piracy, since no Floppy Disk protection ever was save enough :D (according to an interview Julian Eggebrecht gave about those times: seworld.info/will/j6--rruqfmWsq4k/video ) - Also ironic at 3:15 showing a Disk with "Denaris" - considering the games' "history" :D

    R.G. KooperR.G. Kooper29 dagar sedan
  • There are 80 cylinders (not 40) on a 3,5 inch Amiga or Atari floppy, and each cylinder has one track on both sides of the disk. There are 11 sectors making 22 blocks of 512 bytes on each track for Amiga (9 for Atari). This makes 880 kB disk size for Amiga and 720 kB for Atari. The atari disk format conforms fairly well to IBM PC format but the file system is not necessarily fully MS-DOS compliant. Most 3,5 inch drives allow up to 82 cylinders, some might allow one more, but it is not safe to assume that all do. While mountlists could be made on the Amiga to use specially built disk handlers and filesystems and tell it exaxctly how many cylinders, heads, and sectors a media would have, it was virtually impossible to build one that allowed the OS to directly access 82 tracks (902 kB) on one disk. There were combi disks made (published with magazines mostly) that combined the Atari and Amiga formats, requiring the lower side track 0 to have one sector, and track 40 at least, to be formatted for the Amiga. Often one side of the disk was formatted for Atari and the other for Amiga. X-Copy was fairly well able to duplicate any disk that conformed to a maximum 11 sectors, and even some of those that had no sector divisions, as long as a certain frequency was not exceeded. The chip that generated the disk write signal, had a limited output frequency, and tricks needed to be done to write HD disks for example. They required a drive where the motor speed could be adjusted.

    Jussi KuuselaJussi KuuselaMånad sedan
  • 6:50 _...it would render the game_ *[annoying ad]* _unplayable._ Well played, SEworld, well played.

    TurreboTurreboMånad sedan
  • "Absolute lifetime"? Not quite. Figurative, maybe, but not absolute.

    Hello Kitty Lover ManHello Kitty Lover ManMånad sedan
    • @F_A_B123: I already said that, didn't I? The word "absolute" is a literal word and thus, just like the word "literal" and its variants, shouldn't be used figuratively.

      Hello Kitty Lover ManHello Kitty Lover Man11 dagar sedan
    • It was figurative.

      F_A_B123F_A_B123Månad sedan
  • On optical media, it's actually not that pits and lands are 1s and 0s. It's the _change_ from pit to land or vice versa that registers a 1; meaning when the drive encounters the edge from pit to land or vice versa.

    Hello Kitty Lover ManHello Kitty Lover ManMånad sedan
  • All digital data is 1s and 0s even if we don't think about it.

    Hello Kitty Lover ManHello Kitty Lover ManMånad sedan
  • If Atari STs can read 10 sectors per side on the disk, then why weren't they made to use that many by default?

    Hello Kitty Lover ManHello Kitty Lover ManMånad sedan
  • Floppy disks can actually hold up to 750 MB, depending on the format. I know you just said you were talking about disks that are typical for Amigas and Atari STs, but you didn't continue that qualifier, hence my reply here. Remember the Zip 750?

    Hello Kitty Lover ManHello Kitty Lover ManMånad sedan
  • 3:45: Oops, how did you get the shutter hole on the wrong side?

    Hello Kitty Lover ManHello Kitty Lover ManMånad sedan
  • "As best as they could"? So are there "lesser" levels of "best" that someone can do? Or might you have meant "THE best they could"?

    Hello Kitty Lover ManHello Kitty Lover ManMånad sedan
  • "Games OR disks"? If a game wasn't on a disk in those days, then... what was it on?

    Hello Kitty Lover ManHello Kitty Lover ManMånad sedan
  • What do you even mean by “no pun intended”? Lol. It was SO intended!

    BigMilanBigMilanMånad sedan
  • Amiga disk have actually 80 tracks per side, you can see it in x-copy.

    sanjyuusanjyuuMånad sedan
  • 1:20 yes we did. And the right to copy is enshrined in copyright law. Piracy as you call it or Privatkopie as german law calls it is a right.

    RTGRTGMånad sedan
    • Thats why i will never buy a game outside of GOG. I dont accept games with DRM.

      RTGRTGMånad sedan
  • Take me back, baby! I’m ready!

    Chris AndersonChris AndersonMånad sedan
  • Very nice video that explains the subject well.

    FuzzyDweebFuzzyDweebMånad sedan
  • anyone cracked Chip's Challenge?

    Arachmadi PutraArachmadi PutraMånad sedan
  • I hadn't heard of this one. It's very sneaky. Two of my favourite "gotcha" anti-piracy systems were both from the 1990s. The first was the Turnpike email/usenet client that like much '90s software had a unique installation key for each copy. You could install it on as many machines as you liked, but any messages it sent were encoded with this key in the headers and if you received an email with the same key it would generate a cryptic-looking Windows dialog stating "Unknown message from myself." When people got this "error" message they would invariably turn to the product's own usenet support group asking why their friends couldn't email them, only to be told that their friends should buy their own copy. Brutal. It would probably have been described as a "self-own", had the term been around. The second was the official Scrabble game for the Psion PDA. Supplied on a solid-state disk, the game had an extra zero-byte file written into the SSD's flash memory that could be seen by, but not copied by, the file system. With this file in place the game played normally. With it missing, as happened when you cloned the SSD, the game would appear to play fine but every time you played a word all of the replacement tiles you got would be "E". After two or three moves you ended up with a rack of EEEEEEE and the game became unwinnable. I don't know if anyone ever reported this one as a "bug" but yes, I did discover it first hand when I bought a copy for my brother and tried to rip it off. I had a good laugh about it and went and bought my own copy. A success all round for whoever thought it up.

    KevReillyUKKevReillyUKMånad sedan
  • I had to use a hardware "Happy Copier" device to copy this one. Tricky.

    Steve WellsSteve WellsMånad sedan
  • You should cover GTA 4 anti-piracy measures as they are a lot more annoying.

    Brian LowBrian LowMånad sedan
  • "Indianapolis 500" :)

    John PapavasileiouJohn PapavasileiouMånad sedan
  • The Fuzzy bit in Germany known as Schrödingers Bit

    Sascha T.Sascha T.Månad sedan
  • Either 1-2-3 or dBase used a different number of sectors on track 0 and once installed overwrote the track using a different number of sectors. That way if it failed to install the first time, or for any reason it had to be reinstalled, you were screwed. Then it was time to pay the manufacturer another $595 for a replacement disk that worked.

    spikey 27spikey 27Månad sedan
  • @Modern Vintage Gamer don't you think you should at least throw a credit for the Amiga music you're using in the background? The module from the Her Music collection by Estrayk/Paradox.

    The WelderThe WelderMånad sedan
  • Loved gaming on my Amiga, that machine was way ahead of it's time. The Cyclone copy software could copy protected disks, using an extra piece of hardware that sat between the external floppy port & an external floppy drive.

    BudgieFan39BudgieFan39Månad sedan
  • You forgot to mention that if the disk had dust, was ejected at the wrong time, or if there was a power failure during disk write, then the legally purchased copy could accidently be changed into a illegally duplicated copy rending it useless. Ask the devs how many broken disks were sent to them for new copies.

    Faint KarmaFaint KarmaMånad sedan
  • ♂️Dungeon Master♂️

    Игорь ОсадчукИгорь ОсадчукMånad sedan
    • дада

      N.TN.T13 dagar sedan
  • I miss the old days, I learnt to hack Elite and still have the copy here. I ended up buying it from a cheap jumble sale, and still have the boxed copy here also Softice was a popular app to use

    Ritchie ValensRitchie ValensMånad sedan
  • I had a C64 and (you'll remember this if you also had one) the floppy drives would get out of sync... basically they would stop working... sometimes a LOT. After fumbling around with repairs, eventually a disc was released that would repair the problem. It would force the drive back into sync and all would be well. I almost bought this solution but then I discovered the copy protection on one game was so unusual, that it would do the exact same thing as the repair disc. I truly wish I could remember the name of this game! I kept the disc LONG after I stopped playing the game just to fix my drives!

    johnkarakashjohnkarakashMånad sedan
  • Great review! I liked to find the address that DECremented player's lives and disabled it :)

    lollo4711lollo4711Månad sedan
  • I still remember the copyiipc utility that we used back in the early 90s. It was a blind copier it did not have to read the source disc it just copied it as is. We mostly used it for PC games

    ace3hanace3hanMånad sedan
  • Kids Today: Jealous and depressed because not enough likes on social media Kids in '87: Jealous and depressed because not enough RAM 7:35

    Images By RaphaelImages By RaphaelMånad sedan
  • Dungeon Master wasn't "four player" it was "Four character", but damn it would be amazing to play with 4 players controlling the attacks with one leader player guiding the group through the maze. DM & DM II Killed two of my mice, so much clicking.

    iGame3DiGame3DMånad sedan
  • No, trust me, I DO NOT enjoy copy protection, unless it is cracked.

    Polikarpov MoscaPolikarpov MoscaMånad sedan
  • Seems very risky. As magnetization changes over time, it could drift towards unmagnetized and always the same value. Or a change in disk drive hardware could work differently.

    dncbotdncbot2 månader sedan
  • Anyone remembers "locksmith Software"?

    JL AtalaJL Atala2 månader sedan
  • 2:21 Another World

    JL AtalaJL Atala2 månader sedan
  • Ashen’s sent me here, and I’m not disappointed. But boy that’s a nerdy video 👍

    octarineflameoctarineflame2 månader sedan
  • This kind of protection is good. It stalls pirates during the principle sales period, guaranteeing the developer fair revenue for their work. And it's tailored to the game so that you can't just crack one game that has it and then you've got the master key to them all. And it's noninvasive. It's self-contained on the original disk, doesn't do anything to mess with the computer running it, and doesn't need to get online. So it wastes pirates' time without making legitimate users collateral damage. Contrast this with DRM schemes that rely on rootkits or client programs or always-online checks (or some combination thereof) and which are often sloppily coded, while at the same time being jokes for pirates to bypass (meaning that people who bought legit copies get screwed while the pirates are laughing).

    ZeldaTheSwordsmanZeldaTheSwordsman2 månader sedan
  • Music intro video seworld.info/will/hJmv29zQjKdo2HU/video

    SIMONE23SIMONE232 månader sedan
    • Bro thank you

      Joseph KerchnerJoseph Kerchner2 månader sedan
  • I'm not sure if it was a good idea to make a copy protection that made the game seem to be buggy. It might ruin the reputation of the game.

    rfvtgbzhnrfvtgbzhn2 månader sedan
  • Dungeon master was the reason I bought my first 512KB upgrade board.. with real time clock! lol

    Offero 04Offero 042 månader sedan
  • Don't copy that floppy

    DistroHopper39B - Tech Videos and MoreDistroHopper39B - Tech Videos and More2 månader sedan
  • Loved this one

    S1r F0Rt4hS1r F0Rt4h2 månader sedan
  • Damn! I was literally playing Dungeon Master today. :) Been thinking about doing a video on it too. Slightly annoyed you didn't mention the fake-out copy protection on the spells, but maybe I can do that

    Philip J BlackmoorePhilip J Blackmoore2 månader sedan
  • I remember back in the days a friend borrowed me a legit copy of Lethal Weapon for pc cause a copy of the installer disks didn't work. Installing it and giving the floppy back to him did the trick (you don't say?). The game run just fine but some time, apparently random, it got corrupted. I kept asking the original disk to install ther game back till I realized the game "crashed" every time after I run defrag.

    Stefano CrespiStefano Crespi2 månader sedan
  • Fuzzy bit is is not the actual real name of the protection. Its a made up name by the dude who cracked the atari version of dungeon master.

    StevbldStevbld2 månader sedan
  • spyro took this to another level when their time came lol they trolled people who illegally obtained the game so hard....

    R HR H2 månader sedan
  • Cracking groups are modern Robin Hood. :)

    Wolfhound UnitWolfhound Unit2 månader sedan
  • I remember my uncle used to have an old IBM machine with the standard game library. My favorite thing to do was load up Leisure Suit Larry and try to beat the age DRM on it. Good times.

    Matthew MarrMatthew Marr2 månader sedan
  • Publishers get burned when they stuff up the protection.

    revolvantrevolvant2 månader sedan
  • Best 'drm' I saw back in the '80s was on a game from IBM called Zyll (text based rpg, 8086 era). It was made to not work with 'diskcopy' by creating false checksums. If you tried to copy the disk it would give CRC errors. Files didn't exist since they hid the DOS format, by just leaving a few sectors. You booted to the disk, rather than booting to a DOS disk and changing to run a .exe. Eventually I figured out what they had done, but to no avail since I no longer had/have a 5.25" 360k floppy drive that works.

    djAFKdjAFK2 månader sedan
  • They were going to sell many copies anyway. Good games sell. Period. The devs actually lost with all the money and time they spent on this nonsense.

    ISOHavenISOHaven2 månader sedan
  • Great video!

    ProgressiveGProgressiveG3 månader sedan
  • Great story! I absolutely love this game. It's one of the few I actually bought when it first came out.

    Joe BlenkleJoe Blenkle3 månader sedan
  • I think the absolute King Daddy of annoying DRM has to be Earthbound on the SNES. They totally went to town on that one.

    M JM J3 månader sedan
  • I don't recall having any issues playing the game. Could it be that I actually bought it?

    Poe TerritoryPoe Territory3 månader sedan
  • My father would shower-thoughts up new copyright protection schemes, only to read the source for a bypass in the next Dr. Dobb's. I still remember our Apple ][ with integral Z80 running CP/M, with a toggle to switch the clock between the processors, sharing RAM. … mostly used to bypass copy protection using a monitor on the Z80 side manipulating the Motorola to "always succeed" out of check routines. Binders of PEEK/POKE address maps. 😄

    GothAliceGothAlice3 månader sedan
  • 1:43 I have no fuc.... - Love it

    sirkasticsirkastic3 månader sedan
  • Easily copy the manual? Some games had MASSIVE manuals.

    James RagsdaleJames Ragsdale3 månader sedan
  • GTA 4 also have anti-piracy measures.

    Brian LowBrian Low3 månader sedan
  • Can you make fuzzy file on floopy?

    Luigi MarioLuigi Mario3 månader sedan
  • An episode about copy protection on the Apple II would be cool. :) "Weak bits"-based copy protection existed on the Apple II before Dungeon Master plus many more interesting mechanisms (f.e. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiradisc).

    Giuliano CioffiGiuliano Cioffi3 månader sedan
  • If I were a game developer and I wanted to make sure I got the money I was owed, I would design the game to encrypt the hard drive if it detected the copy of the game was pirated. Want your hard drive decrypted so you can keep using your computer? Just pay for a license key for the game and all will be well.

    Shawn ElliottShawn Elliott3 månader sedan
    • @Jon: As if a software pirate would get any sympathy because their computer got disabled by illegally-obtained software. Anyway, I wasn't talking about old computers.

      Shawn ElliottShawn Elliott3 månader sedan
    • Ignoring the criminal intent, you can't encrypt the hard drive if it doesnt exist. Some old computers had the os as a read only chip (kinda like an nes cart) and the floppy disk was your only storage. You might have been able to get away with self wiping the illegally copied floppy, but would likely end up paying for replacing legitimate customers disks from false positives, which could get pricy.

      JonJon3 månader sedan
  • I love how excited and nostalgic you are for the game.

    soulshinobisoulshinobi3 månader sedan
  • Wow interesting content as always thanks!

    M TaufM Tauf3 månader sedan
  • Had this game for the Atari ST. I wasted many hours puzzling out the runes for different spells and getting freaked out by the sound effects for the monsters in the dungeon. It was a damn good game for the time. Never finished it though. Maybe I should dust off the old ST and give it a go.

    Peter HeinemanPeter Heineman3 månader sedan
  • whats that music track in the background at 08:26 i swear I've heard that somewhere.

    Jamie WilliamsonJamie Williamson3 månader sedan
  • Thank you for all your great videos. I wondered if copy protection was a thing for software on cassette. Apparently it was but there are no videos on the subject so just a small request (if you ever even see this). Either way, thanks again and stay blessed.

    Joe BetroJoe Betro4 månader sedan
  • what is the game at 56 seconds in the video?

    Cir5000Cir50004 månader sedan
    • I think it's Turrican II

      borchen0borchen02 månader sedan
  • Can someone please tell me how you implement a deliberate fuzzy bit on a floppy disk? I understand the programmatical aspect that you check it a few times and it should change over a period of reads, but how can you master a floppy where one bit can actually be either 0 or 1?

    Root3264Root32644 månader sedan
  • Intresting vid. Just for the record, the later Psygnosis boxset (Amiga) release did away with the copy protection altogether on the Dungeon Master disk - ver 3.6.

    MIK F40MIK F404 månader sedan
  • Were you using chromakey for this video because your beard and eyebrows look really weird!

    Kai GreenKai Green4 månader sedan
  • I miss the days when beating copy protection was as simple as putting a piece of tissue into a hole in a cassette/video tape.

    Kai GreenKai Green4 månader sedan
  • Do I need glasses or is the "pie chart" @9:10 borked up? The straight lines NEE (north 2x east) and SWW wouldn't go through the center of the circle.

    L1m3rL1m3r4 månader sedan
  • I fully expect a horror movie with an evil floppy disk called "Sector 247"

    Maximum CarterMaximum Carter4 månader sedan
  • I remember this era so well, with the code wheels and the manual word lookup. I even remember my dad coming home with a second disk drive for the amiga and a programme called Marauder. Piracy was so rampant back then.

    Phughster 911Phughster 9114 månader sedan