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Contributions wanted

You like this web site? Then maybe you can help me make it even better by contributing to it.
Basically, if you have any item, information or software relating to the Dungeon Master series which is not already on this site, then I am interested. Please drop me an E-mail to propose your contributions (scans of magazine articles and reviews, disk images of versions of the game not already available on the site, technical information about the games, cracking information, etc).
For example, I would be interested by an offline copy of the official FTL Games web site that disappeared years ago.

List of missing content

Below is a list of pages where content is missing. If you can help me make this web site more complete, please E-mail me.
Dungeon Master for PC

  • Scans of the Dungeon Master for PC (German release, Psygnosis) Registration Card.
  • Scans of the Chinese version of Dungeon Master for PC.
  • Scans of the Korean version of Dungeon Master for PC.
  • Disk images or files from Dungeon Master for PC in Chinese language and Dungeon Master for PC in Korean language

Dungeon Master Manual (Psygnosis release)

  • Scans of the French Psygnosis release of the Dungeon Master manual

Chaos Strikes Back Manual (Psygnosis release)

  • Scans of the French version of the Chaos Strikes Back Manual (Psygnosis release)
  • Scans of the German version of the Chaos Strikes Back Manual (Psygnosis release)

Dungeon Master for Super NES / Super Famicom

  • Scans of the Dungeon Master for Super NES European Manual and Cartridge

Dungeon Master II for IBM PS/V

  • Scans of the Dungeon Master II for IBM PS/V Box, Manual, Floppy disks, etc.

Dungeon Master II Overview

  • Information about the origin of the Dungeon Master II T-Shirt: was it bundled with some versions of the game? in which country?

Dungeon Master Nexus for Sega Saturn

  • An english translation of the Dungeon Master Nexus manual.

The Dungeon Master Survival Kit for Amiga

  • Scans of The Dungeon Master Survival Kit Manual

Dungeon Master Hints

  • Scan of the Dungeon Master Guide published in French magazine 'PC Review' (the first part published in Issue #4, January 1993, Pages 82-83 is already scanned)
  • Scan of Dungeon Master Hints published in British magazine 'Amiga Action', Issue #25 October 1991, Page 29
  • Scan of Dungeon Master Hints published in British magazine 'Atari ST User', Vol 3 No 7 September 1988
  • Scan of Dungeon Master for Super NES Guide published in American magazine 'VideoGames And Computer Entertainment', Issue #49 February 1993
  • Scan of Dungeon Master for Super NES Guide published in American magazine 'VideoGames And Computer Entertainment', Issue #51 April 1993

Chaos Strikes Back Hints

  • Scan of Chaos Strikes Back for Amiga Hints published in British magazine 'Amiga Action', Issue #24 September 1991, Page 25
  • Information about the unknown Japanese magazine where Tips were published (scans available)

Dungeon Master II Hints

  • Scan of Dungeon Master II Hints published in Dutch magazine 'Amiga Magazine', Issue #41 September-October 1996, Page 65

Dungeon Master Reviews

  • Scan of Dungeon Master for Atari ST Review published in Swedish magazine 'Datormagazin', Vol. 1988 No. 16, December 1988, Pages a10-a11
  • Scan of Dungeon Master for Amiga Review published in British 'Commodore Computing International', Vol 7 No 6, February 1989, Pages 90-92
  • Scan of Dungeon Master for Super Famicom Preview published in Japanese magazine 'Famitsu', Issue #137, February 1991
  • Scan of Dungeon Master for Super Famicom Review published in Japanese magazine 'Famitsu', Issue #167, April 1992
  • Scan of Dungeon Master for Super NES Review published in American magazine 'VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (VG&CE)', September 1992
  • Scan of Dungeon Master for Super NES Review published in British 'Nintendo Magazine System', April 1994
  • Scan of Dungeon Master for Super Famicom article published in Japanese magazine 'Famitsu', Issue #159
  • Scan of Dungeon Master for Super Famicom article published in Japanese magazine 'Famitsu', Issue #160

Dungeon Master II Reviews

  • Scan of Dungeon Master II for Sega CD Review published in American magazine 'Game Players', Vol 7 No 9, September 1994
  • Scan of Dungeon Master II for PC Review published in magazine 'High Score', October 1995
  • Scan of Dungeon Master II for Amiga Review published in Swedish magazine 'Datormagazin', November 1995, Pages 60-61
  • Scan of Dungeon Master II Review published in French magazine 'PC Team', Issue #5

Floppy disk preservation

Preserving diversity

Many versions of Dungeon Master and Chaos Strikes Back were released on Amiga and Atari ST (various languages and various versions for each language). I would like to collect and preserve all of these versions to make them available through this web site, and for that I need your help. If you have original floppy disks of these games, you can help by dumping them with one of these tools (Both tools can dump any disk, including copy protected ones):

Software Preservation Society (SPS, ex CAPS) dumping tool (for Amiga and Atari ST disks)
The SPS dumping tool requires at least an Amiga 1200. It is not possible to dump on PC or Atari ST, but the Amiga can dump any floppy disk, including Atari ST floppies. If you don't have an Amiga 1200 or better, you can send your floppy disks to a SPS contributor who will dump the disks for you. I have access to an Amiga 1200 so you can send me you floppies if you want. If you want to help, please contact me by E-mail.
Anyway, you can contact the SPS project at contrib@softpres.org to obtain the SPS dumping tool or to find the nearest contributor whom you can send your floppy disks (of course they will always be sent back to you afterwards).
Pasti - Atari ST Imaging & Preservation Tools dumping tool (for Atari ST disks)
Anyone can use the PASTI dumping tool on a simple Atari ST and make disk images. The images can be used immediately in an emulator with the PASTI plugin (currently supported in Steem and Saint emulators)

More information on SPS

Floppy disks are not eternal and are slowly deteriorating. As most games on Amiga and Atari ST were copy protected, it is usually not possible to copy them on new media. The Software Preservation Society (SPS, ex CAPS) started their project in 2001 with the goal of preserving all the original floppy disks, including copy protected ones. After a lot of work, they are now able to dump any floppy disk from any platform, no matter which copy protection scheme it uses. The dump file ensures that the game will not be lost because of a too old media. A dump file contains enough information to make a perfect disk image (without using any hack or crack). However, dump files are not directly usable and need to be analysed by the SPS team who can then produce floppy disk images in the form of .ipf files. They have now nearly finished their analysis work about most Amiga formats, and some .ipf files for Amiga have already been released. They can be used with the WinUAE Amiga emulator.
The SPS team is currently working to also support Atari ST formats (and others).
They already have some dumps of Dungeon Master and Chaos Strikes Back, but they are not yet available as .ipf images because their copy protection involves a special Atari ST track (even on the Amiga versions), and they still have some work to do to fully support that. However this is just a matter of time now.
Of course, you can help SPS with any original game you have as their goal is to preserve ALL floppy disk based games.


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