Chernobyl – manual code

chern-titleI was testing a Chernobyl disk the other day and couldn’t get past the “Station Number Code” because I couldn’t find a manual online anyplace. So I bought a new one so I could open and get the manual.

So here is the manual scanned in.
Chernobyl Manual

I also captured the instructions from the game and combined into two sheets that you can easily print out. So what was the code I needed? BNL104 (that’s it, can you believe that?)
The manual says BNL104-PN, but I found that you do not need the -PN for it to work!
Here’s a video I made on this game:



Airborne Ranger medal sheet


Airborne Ranger was such a great game in 1987, I played it for hours and hours. BUT it used two types of copy protection. First the disk used a custom format making it hard to copy.
Then there is a manual lookup for awards and medals. ALSO there are at least two version of this disk but Maverick has a parameter for both.

Below is a sheet with all of the medal and awards you need for the game, all on one sheet you can print out.

air-ranger-manual-2aIRBORNE rANGER

Thud Ridge – Code Sheet

Thud Ridge: American Aces In Nam

Thud Ridge 1 Thud Ridge 2

Thud Ridge: American Aces In Nam was released in 1988, by Three-Sixty Pacific, Inc. The premise of the game you were a Republic F-105 Thunderchief pilot known as the “Thud”. Set in Vietnam was you were to fly conventional strike and defense suppression missions.

You start out in as a Lieutenant in the “Wild Weasels” and you first mission is to get a feel of your “Thud” craft. Missions that follow vary from eliminating tankers, bombing bridges, dropping leaflets, even engaging MIGs. Your rank will advance if missions are completed.

You can see in the 3rd photo that this game used a look up code for it’s form of copy protection calling it the Flight Verification Code.

It actually uses the RED sheet of paper with black letters making it hard or impossible to photocopy.  Here is also the code table in PDF format. Thud Ridge Flight Code Chart

Again thanks goes to Craig Ernster for providing the photos and information.

Thud Ridge 3 Flight Verification-01Thud Ridge Flight Code Chart-small








Monday Night Football Codes

mnf-1mnf-2Monday Night Football didn’t have on disk protection but a code you have to look up. First let me know you have do wait for the game to load through about 4 or 5 intro screens before you even get to the code screen.

See the screen below with the couch looking guy. There is a Passcode on the bottom left. Look up that code on my PDF code sheet here: Monday Night Football CODE SHEET

The Passcode on this screen is 24 so you need to enter in ’59’ and the game will then load.