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Acorn Arcade forums: News and features: Krisalis CD to be released
 

Krisalis CD to be released

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 08:46, 17/5/2001 | ,
 
CDRCI have just announced that they are to release a CD containing "nearly all" classic Krisalis games. The only detractors are apparently the MUFC games.

Also included on the disc are games from Gremlin - Zool and Premier Manager - as well as documentation, patches and updates to get all the games working on StrongARM machines (and hopefully most RiscPC and later machines, but StrongARM was the priority).

Pricing is to be confirmed (as with the release of Descent 2 from the same company), but is expected to be around 25 of your earth pounds.
 

  Krisalis CD to be released
  (09:51 17/5/2001)
  Gunnlaugur Jonsson (09:54 17/5/2001)
    Alex Macfarlane Smith (10:17 17/5/2001)
      Gunnlaugur Jonsson (15:59 17/5/2001)
        Gunnlaugur Jonsson (10:08 18/5/2001)
          Jeffrey Lee (15:24 18/5/2001)
            David McEwen (15:40 18/5/2001)
              Thomas McIntosh (11:45 5/6/2001)
                Gulli (00:26 6/6/2001)
                  David McEwen (09:37 6/6/2001)
                    Jeffrey Lee (20:20 6/6/2001)
                      Gunnlaugur Jonsson (23:22 6/6/2001)
                        Rich Goodwin (09:49 13/6/2001)
                          Jeffrey Lee (11:31 13/6/2001)
                            Rich Goodwin (17:03 13/6/2001)
                              Benjamin Newton (20:13 15/6/2001)
                                David McEwen (20:31 15/6/2001)
 
Gunnlaugur Jonsson Message #86951, posted at 09:51, 17/5/2001
Unregistered user Here are a few that could be there:

Alone in the Dark
Battle Chess
Cannon Fodder
Chuck Rock
Gods
Heimdall
Hero Quest
Jahangir Khan Squash
James Pond
James Pond 2 - RoboCod
Lemmings
Lemmings 2 - Tribes
Lotus Turbo Challenge 2
Mad Professor Mariarti
Nebulus
Oh No! More Lemmings!
Omar Sharif's Bridge
Populus
Premier Manager (Gremlin)
Quest for Gold
Sim City
Sim City 2000
Speedball 2
SWIV
Terramex
World Championship Boxing Manager
World Class Leaderboard (Gremlin)

Quite an impressive list! I left out the MUFC games since they're not going to be there.
I guess I'll be ordering a copy :)
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Gunnlaugur Jonsson Message #86952, posted at 09:54, 17/5/2001, in reply to message #86951
Unregistered user Got the list from http://www.acorn-gaming.org.uk. Excellent list of released games for RISC OS, if you see something missing there let Gareth know.
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Alex Macfarlane Smith Message #86953, posted at 10:17, 17/5/2001, in reply to message #86952
Unregistered user You reckon James Pond 2 will be there? Cos that wasn't a Krisalis game...
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Gunnlaugur Jonsson Message #86954, posted at 15:59, 17/5/2001, in reply to message #86953
Unregistered user Sorry, my mistake.

I just read James Pond - Krisalis, then James Pond 2 - must be from Krisalis too ...
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Gunnlaugur Jonsson Message #86955, posted at 10:08, 18/5/2001, in reply to message #86954
Unregistered user I have no idea what will be on the CD, you just asked people to give suggestions and I happend to know of a decent list :)
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Jeffrey Lee Message #86956, posted at 15:24, 18/5/2001, in reply to message #86955
Unregistered user Have you ever thought that RCI might be the ones to ask for the list?

Hmm, which ones do I have already...
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David McEwen Message #86957, posted at 15:40, 18/5/2001, in reply to message #86956
Unregistered user I may be wrong here, but I don't think the following games will be on the CD :

Alone in the Dark
Battle Chess
Omar Sharif's Bridge
Sim City
World Championship Boxing Manager
World Class Leaderboard

There's only a day to find out...
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Thomas McIntosh Message #86958, posted at 11:45, 5/6/2001, in reply to message #86957
Unregistered user Has anyone examined the RCI site? On the page about the disc, it gives a list of 'complete games' and games that only have the patches for OS4/Strong compatibility. Irritatingly, the few games which are included 'whole' are mostly ones which were on the Acorn User Games CD...

T
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Gulli Message #86959, posted at 00:26, 6/6/2001, in reply to message #86958
Unregistered user Yes, it seems like it's only a disc with patches and very few complete games but they do state that they "are in discussion with the original games
publishers to organise as many as possible"

Why didn't they just wait a bit to release the CD? Get more games on it. I'm a bit tired of RISC OS companies offering something that might become available sometime in the future. Why not wait releasing it until they've got some complete compilation rather than sending out a CD and then a couple of floppies as an upgrade or something similar? Surely it's a lot cheaper to ship one CD than two with a few weeks interval?

Info is needed every now and then but this type of release is a bit strange to say the least!

Don't get me wrong I do appreciate the effort but I don't like the way it's changed face since the original news item, I quote:
"RCI have just announced that they are to release a CD containing "nearly all" classic Krisalis games. The only detractors are apparently the MUFC games."

Either someone really misunderstood their released info or their list of Krisalis games is somewhat different to the one I found on 32-bit Acorn Gaming.
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David McEwen Message #86960, posted at 09:37, 6/6/2001, in reply to message #86959
Unregistered user As I understand it what you have got on the CD is all that could be got. Alot of these games are 10 years old and the rights are well buried. Consider the fact that the games industry is always changing companies get bought or fall by the wayside very few remain the same throughout that period of time. RCI had to source the rights to put the games on the CD some companies were helpful while others were not...
So waiting longer to release the CD wouldn't have meant more games. However all the games on the CD work straight off on a SA, which most of the ones off the AU CD don't. Personally I don't have the CD as I have most of the originals...
The fact that Andrew (& Paul Johnson I think) bothered to chase up the companies to get the rights so that the release could be made at all should be applauded.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #86961, posted at 20:20, 6/6/2001, in reply to message #86960
Unregistered user Hmm... most of those were on the AU CD :(

But those that weren't may still be worth it...

Descent looks like it might be a good buy too...

*speculates*
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Gunnlaugur Jonsson Message #86962, posted at 23:22, 6/6/2001, in reply to message #86961
Unregistered user I just wish they'd put up a complete list of complete games. The site says there are "about thirteen or so" complete games but only lists nine games and then "A several more...". Typing in those four extra would hardly have done anyone in!
Still - good job R-Comp for getting these games fixed and out!
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Rich Goodwin Message #86963, posted at 09:49, 13/6/2001, in reply to message #86962
Unregistered user I've got a copy of the disc - it's mostly patches, with some games. Andrew wants to stress that you should really buy the disk for the patches, not the games.

As with Descent II however Cannon Fodder crashes on my machine, so I haven't got round to a review - two levels does not a review make :(
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Jeffrey Lee Message #86964, posted at 11:31, 13/6/2001, in reply to message #86963
Unregistered user Cannon fodder works fine on my computer, as do 99% of the other games listed for the CD (Providing I own them, that is).

If you want I could write a few reviews (I've no idea why I'm volunteering to though :))
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Rich Goodwin Message #86965, posted at 17:03, 13/6/2001, in reply to message #86964
Unregistered user Never volunteer, J! I tend to take people up on the offer! :)

I think, having an old RiscPC 700 and a very old (possibly prototype) StrongARM found in someone's desk drawer, my machine *may* be to blame.

However, the only games I've had problems with is the commercial version of Quake (the freeware version, even with mods, is fine), and now Descent II and Cannon Fodder - the latter two both coming together, so that's only really two incidences and in games from the same company. My machine? their code? Time will tell.
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Benjamin Newton Message #86966, posted at 20:13, 15/6/2001, in reply to message #86965
Unregistered user That's interesting...
Quake (usually something to do with MemAlloc I think), Descent 2 (and possible the orig.), Cannon Fodder and Lemmings 2 crash on my machine.
Sad :-(
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David McEwen Message #86967, posted at 20:31, 15/6/2001, in reply to message #86966
Unregistered user If you have troubles with the games send the bug reports to RCI otherwise (unsurprisingly) they won't be fixed. As soon as I get the Descent 2 bug list and I have some time I will be able to fix them... I'm sure those dealing with the other games will be as efficient.
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