Cybernoid (Amiga Emulated)

Score: 76,490
World Ranking: 3
Scored By: HoraceAndTheSpider (DOM)
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Cybernoid 76,490 points
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It's worth knowing when voting that Horace is using a patch he created for the game. The way he's described it to me, the patch allows him to modify his controls, making it easier to manage weapons. Unless I'm mistaken, it does not modify actual gameplay, only the controls.

I'm voting yes, as it seems fair game to me. Would be interested to hear other's views. Not sure if there is a precedent for this sort of thing.

Here's the patch:

In Horace's words:

It gets rid of the annoying need to use the keyboard, which imho slow the pace of the whole game making it ridiculously difficult. (even more so on Cybernoid 2)

You can either use a classic "2 button" approach, and just use the second fire button to switch between secondary weapons, or you can use a full CD32 type control that uses RWD/FWD to switch back and forth between weapons and green to activate the second weapon (rather than holding fire) .... the PLAY button also performs the pause action :)

-- Posted by TheTrickster on 2015-08-23 17:55:15   Reply
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This is true. The WHDLoad patches are available for almost all Amiga games and give a lot of benefits, including "modern" controls (which still work on genuine original hardware), high score saving features and general bug fixes, including full HD installation. 
There are very few which would have any impact on gameplay or scores, with only one exception I can think of (Lotus 2) which deliberately "halves" the players score to stop it reaching an upper limit.





-- Posted by HoraceAndTheSpider on 2015-08-24 17:07:03   Reply
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Interesting. Can I patch an existing WHD version of the game, or do I need to reinstall (with disc I don't have sad).

-- Posted by SHiNjide on 2015-08-25 04:57:45   Reply
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any control setup is fair by me as long as it does not add any advantages not available originally yes

bug fixes can affect fair play in a contest though.

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2015-08-25 16:00:54   Reply
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The WHD version "is" the patch, so to speak. I don't know if anyone else here uses FS-UAE either, but it supports the WHDLoad installed versions "out of the box" (you can find them all pre-installed online) with no need for any special setup. If it helps, I'll explain how it works a bit more in the forum part of the page :)




-- Posted by HoraceAndTheSpider on 2015-08-26 16:33:54   Reply
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I  quite agree about bug-fixes making a difference in certain cases, but you'll find that occurs ever with ADF disk images as some games have multiple versions, whilst others have been altered (or even worse, broken) when they have been cracked. 

-- Posted by HoraceAndTheSpider on 2015-08-26 16:36:14   Reply
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Hehe, seems like I have this version and played it allready. And I think I don't liked it. wink

-- Posted by SHiNjide on 2015-08-27 06:51:35   Reply