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Algebroot
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"AB Levelsets" page no longer exists.

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Unlike all other levelsets listed on RnD's "Levels & Artwork" page, Andreas Buschbeck's "Screenshots and Download" page listed no longer exists (it now appears to be an empty "hostmonster" page when trying to access it) despite the Rocks'n'Diamonds website still having a link to it. This leaves Andreas's other three levelsets (it seems the first may be the one in the Contributions levelsets) listed, but unable to be downloaded.
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Re: "AB Levelsets" page no longer exists.

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Thanks for pointing me to that problem. Yes, Andreas Buschbeck's web site has vanished (for quite some time now, if I remember correctly).

I will replace that "dead" link with a link to the last instance of his web site stored in the Wayback Machine (archive.org), so that his old web site with his comments to his level and artwork sets can still be accessed. However, there is a problem with the download links on the archived web site, which are apparently broken (or "forbidden"; not sure why). Plus, all those packages on Andreas' old web site are a bit complicated to install, as level and artwork packages come as separate zip files, and some contain only updated files that have to be applied to older packages to make things work as they should.

To fix these problems, I will also create a ready-to-run package with all of his level sets, together with all required artwork sets, readily configured in the "levelinfo.conf" files, so you can just drop it into R'n'D and can start playing just as they were meant to be played.

Hope to get that level package ready very soon -- first have to release the new version 4.3.0.0 (today or tomorrow)... :-)
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Finally! Not "very soon", as I hoped (as it took me 2½ months to get it done), but finally there's the re-release of Andreas Buschbeck's level sets that I have promised! For the long waiting time, I have added a 5th (prequel) level set “AB Levelset 0” with another 80 levels! :D

All is ready to go in one single zip archive, just download, extract and play! There are two graphics sets (the additional level set has its own, older graphics), sound set and three different music sets with cool trance style music loops that fit quite well to the levels (at least I think so)!

For more details and the download link, see the main post in the "Announcements" section for the new level collection!

Enjoy! :-)
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