Blackbag Posted August 22, 2014 Share Posted August 22, 2014 I've finished cracking the Ultima Trilogy disks that Tempest sent me. I want to test them over the next day or so and I'll upload them as a zip to Asimov and include the scans of the disk labels and some notes on the crack and a minor patch needed to use .dsk images in an emulator (original protection on Exodus 3 uses Volume IDs). I ran into something interesting with Mockingboard support on the updated Ultima 3:Exodus in the Ultima Trilogy. With an 8mhz Zip Chip on my IIe, I found that when I configured the mocking board's type and slot on the initial text screen at boot up the intro music would play fine. However, once you hit a key to proceed to the actual game, the disk drive would grind over and over and never load the game. If I rebooted and selected None for mocking board, it would then load fine and I could play the game (albeit, without mocking board sound). It did this with both mocking boards that I own. I pulled out every card that wasn't needed with the same results. Finally, I pulled another IIe off the shelf with a standard 65c02 1mhz cpu and it worked fine with either mocking board I tried. I think Zip claimed 99% compatibility with software... Figures that I would hit the 1% corner case 30 years later... Rich 2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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