Saturday, 13 September 2014

Alien Breed 3D 2: The Killing Grounds (2mb)


Team 17 / Ocean
Uses: Code screen bypass by Andre Kutterer, Joypad default patch by Psygore.
Cover and controls screen: Steve
ISO Master: Earok

Now this was a difficult one to do due to some required hex edits and difficulties loading the game from CDFS. With this release, all five Alien Breed games are on CD32 in one form or another. An atmospheric game, but very tough (and the difficulty isn't helped by the low framerate on this system).

You also can't save on this one. However, I used the TKG save editor utility from Aminet to create saves all throughout the game. The saves are equipped with 100 ammo for each weapon plus 500 health. You can also choose the "new" option from the load menu to start from the beginning of the game with this health and weapon loadout.

The game takes a while to start because it firstly displays the intro sequence, then the controls screen, and then finally reboots to regain maximum memory before it starts the game. If you want to skip all of that and just boot into the game, hold down red on the joypad as soon as you turn on the console.

If and when a low-cost Fast RAM expansion comes out for the CD32, we'll redo this with the 4mb version and turbo patch.

Finally, I'd like to extend a huge thanks to Psygore for responding to my request for help and instructing me how to hack the game to be in joypad mode by default. Because of the hack, the game is playable without needing a keyboard (except to get back to the main menu - if you die without a keyboard, unfortunately you're stuck).

Edit: Just to clarify, this is the 2mb version of the game and will work, albeit slowly, on a standard CD32. Under those conditions, the speed of the game is comparable to the original Alien Breed 3D.

Controls Screen


DOWNLOAD (Virus checked 1st August 2015, now with music player and save files for every level in the game)

6 comments:

  1. Very slowly, but it absolutely works.

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  2. I have a SX1 with 8mb ram in it and will post soon if it runs ok.

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  3. Great!

    Would you be interested in me doing an update that boots the 4mb version of the game if you have the additional RAM? Do you have an enhanced processor also?

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  4. Hello, the 4mb version will be included please? I Have also SX1 with more ram.

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    1. Hi there, we will do an 4mb version sometime!

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