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Thanks and a wish for help

Post by Chewie » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:35 am

Hello, i found this week Rocks'n'Diamonds.
In former times my father and I were on the C64 and the Amiga very big fans from Boulder dash and Emerald Mine and my father was by the way the "developer" from the "Laser" - Variants.
Therefore also the joy was giant large, when we discovered in the Emerald mine Club package the variant "Laser Boulder Dash II".

Big thanks to all of them who make it possible after so many years!

Now I found the original disks (2 pcs.) of my father in the Internet as .ADF files.
Who could get me the levels out there so that we can play them in Rocks'n'Diamonds?

Andreas

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Post by Martijn » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:55 am

hi,
welcome to the forum!
best is you provide a link here to the adf files and Holger (the author of the game) will make them suitable to play in RnD.
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Post by Chewie » Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:03 pm

Thanks for answer. I dont know on which site i found them, so i upload them on a file hoster.

http://www.file-upload.net/download-26 ... .adf.html

http://www.file-upload.net/download-26 ... .adf.html

Each file has size of 880kb.

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Andreas

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Post by Holger » Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:54 pm

Hello Chewie, welcome to the R'n'D forum! :-)

> In former times my father and I were on the C64 and the Amiga very big
> fans from Boulder dash and Emerald Mine and my father was by the way
> the "developer" from the "Laser" - Variants.

Wow, that's cool!

> Therefore also the joy was giant large, when we discovered in the Emerald
> mine Club package the variant "Laser Boulder Dash II".

The joy is also on my side, and I am very thankful for this contribution to the Emerald Mine community! There are so many (mostly unknown, and unpraised) people behind those many EMC disks who created all these additional Emerald Mine levels, and I am happy to be able to provide the nostalgic gaming experience, including original levels, graphics, sounds and title graphics also for the next generation! :-)

> Now I found the original disks (2 pcs.) of my father in the Internet as .ADF files.
> Who could get me the levels out there so that we can play them in Rocks'n'Diamonds?

I've just downloaded both ADF files, and I will create a level package for R'n'D from these Amiga floppy disk images for you, ready to plug into R'n'D and play! :-)

Please stand by...

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Post by Holger » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:32 pm

> Please stand by...

Just to tell that I haven't forgotten about it -- but not enough time to arrange the conversion yet. (I didn't want to convert it together with the whole bunch of EMC disks (which would be easier), so this needs a a little bit of manual tweaking...)

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Re: Thanks and a wish for help

Post by dave » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:40 am

Chewie wrote:Hello, i found this week Rocks'n'Diamonds.
In former times my father and I were on the C64 and the Amiga very big fans from Boulder dash and Emerald Mine and my father was by the way the "developer" from the "Laser" - Variants.
Therefore also the joy was giant large, when we discovered in the Emerald mine Club package the variant "Laser Boulder Dash II".

Big thanks to all of them who make it possible after so many years!

Now I found the original disks (2 pcs.) of my father in the Internet as .ADF files.
Who could get me the levels out there so that we can play them in Rocks'n'Diamonds?

Andreas
Laser Emerald Mine was the first emerald mine i ever played! You got me hooked on Emerald Mine!
Level 16 was my favorite for _ages_ I loved how you could choose which room to do first, so I could practise getting every diamond :-)
My disk was broken so I never knew what levels 17-23 were until now!

I have gone ahead and uploaded Emerald Mine for X11 with your levels to: http://www.file-upload.net/download-270 ... d.zip.html

The conversion was done with the tools included in the zip file quick and painless. Enjoy!

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Post by Holger » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:16 pm

Chewie:
> Now I found the original disks (2 pcs.) of my father in the Internet as .ADF files.
> Who could get me the levels out there so that we can play them in Rocks'n'Diamonds?

OK, I've finally thrown both ADF files into my conversion script! The result is what I already suspected: Both disks are identical to the already existing two "laser" EMC disks (which are themselves in large parts identical, by the way). (There are also no new game graphics, sounds or title screens when compared to the existing level sets.)

So just use the two sets "Laser Boulderdash II" and/or "Laser Emerald Mine" from the current "Emerald Mine Club" level collection!

dave:
> My disk was broken so I never knew what levels 17-23 were until now!

Never tried those two "laser" EMC level sets all the time? They are also part of your own conversion of R'n'D's EMC collection for Emerald Mine for X11 (sets "laser_boulder_dash_2" and "laser_emerald_mine")! ;-)

But no wonder, I expect to find new EMC levels (and even sets) I've never seen or played before among those over 500 sets for a long time... :-)

> I have gone ahead and uploaded Emerald Mine for X11 with your levels

Thanks anyway! It's always good to have a choice! :)

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Post by dave » Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:45 am

> R'n'D's EMC collection

didnt know R'n'D owned that

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Post by Holger » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:22 pm

> didnt know R'n'D owned that

R'n'D does not "own it". I just built it for easy use by R'n'D from the original EMC disks.

I think you already knew that. ;-)

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