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Napalm: The Crimson Crisis
AGA/AmigaCD/AmigaNG PPC–AmigaPPC (AmigaOS 4)/Pegasos–Sam460–AmigaPPC (MorphOS)/RTG
alias Diversia [Prerelease name]
Napalm: The Crimson Crisis - Double Barrel Screenshot
Information 5 reviews 6 manuals Cheatcode 2 weblinks
46 screenshots 2 boxscans 1 diskscan 2 miscshots Conversion Gamemap
Year of the first release1999LicenseCommercial
Number of disks (or CD)1PublisherPXL - Worldwide
Number max of players2Budget publisher
Simultaneous max players2DeveloperAblaze
ArtistsCoder : Radoslav Maruša (Rady Maruša)
Graphician : Richard Max (MaX/Magic Owls)
Graphician : Štefan Pavelka (Steve Pavelka; Steve/Magic Owls)
Musician : Martin Demský (d3mzee/Magic Owls)
Misc : Radoslav Maruša (Rady Maruša)
Misc : Štefan Pavelka (Steve Pavelka; Steve/Magic Owls)
Language in manualEnglish
AmigaNG PPC–AmigaPPC (AmigaOS 4)
Pegasos–Sam460–AmigaPPC (MorphOS)
Amiga original gameyes
Have cheatcodeyes
Have SPS releaseno
WHD installnoWHD information
HD installyesHD notes

- HD installation is required to play the game.

- At least 20MB HD space is required.

- Original game CD must be inserted for HD gameplay.

SubcategoryStrategy - Real-Time
QuickmatchCoding - 68000 Assembly Language (68K ASM)
QuickmatchDune 2 / Command & Conquer
QuickmatchEnhanced Features - Multitasking
QuickmatchEnhanced Features - Quit Back To Workbench/AmigaDOS
QuickmatchEnhanced Features - Savegames (Saved Games) [Floppy]
QuickmatchEnhanced Sound - CD Digital Audio (CDDA)
QuickmatchGame Controller - Mouse
QuickmatchGame Controller - Mouse+Keyboard Combo Control
QuickmatchMultiplayer Support - Serial/Null-Modem
ThemeScience Fiction - Robots / Cyborgs
ThemeWar - Futuristic
ViewpointTop Down
Conversion hardware
Conversion notes

N.B. Despite PC/Macintosh conversions being planned, they were never coded or released (see HERE).

Classic compilation
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[1] Game written in 68K assembly language. Game design by Radoslav Maruša and Steve Pavelka. Coding by Radoslav Maruša. Graphics by Richard Max and Steve Pavelka. Music by Martin Demsky.

[2] Min. Specs (low resolution): 68020 CPU, 16MB fastram, 2x CDROM, 20MB HD space.
Min. Recommended (low resolution): 68030 CPU, 16MB fastram, 2x CDROM, 20MB HD space.
Recommended (high resolution): 68060 CPU, 32MB fastram, gfx card, 2x CDROM, enabled CD music, HD.

[3] NAPALM is a real-time strategy (RTS) game developed predominantly by Slovakian coding team Ablaze Entertainment under the pre-release title DIVERSIA. When the game was signed up for publication by PXL in 1998, development was taken over by clickBOOM who, by all accounts, largely put the finishing touches on the game.

[4] Game was specifically written in 68K ASM for purposes of achieving optimal performance on the Amiga, and may only be played from HD following installation (albeit with game CD inserted).

[5] Game features mouse/mouse-keyboard control, 20 CDDA tracks (Paula support only), savegame support, 2-player serial/null modem gameplay (players must have the same game version installed), multitasking (memory permitting), and a quit back to WB option. Although promised, support for sound cards and TCP/IP gameplay was never implemented by clickBOOM.

[6] NAPALM V1.1 (demo) is available for download or may be accessed from these sources:

NAPALM V1.1 (demo) (dir: /game/demo/napalm_1.1.lha) [Source: Aminet]
NAPALM V1.1 (demo) [Source: Amiga Future]
- NIGHTLONG (commercial game)
- Amiga Format AFCD33 (Issue 117, Dec 98)
- Amiga Format AFCD38 (Issue 122, Apr 99)

Additionally, an older NAPALM V1.0 (demo) may be accessed from these sources:

- CU Amiga CUCD27 (Oct 98)
- Amiga Format AFCD32 (Issue 116, Nov 98)

[7] NAPALM V1.1, the initial game release, exhibited a number of problems in gameplay (e.g. the AI of allied units compelled them to fire at attacking units automatically, thus ignoring orders to attack more distant targets) and other system bugs (e.g. crashes on exiting the game; no CDDA with device names that start with a number, such as 1230scsi.device).

Four patches were released by clickBOOM. NAPALM Patch V1.4 (68K) was the final one and it delivered numerous bugfixes/enhancements.

An unofficial 68K patch for those who cannot launch the game using the Napalm_Boot icon is available on Aminet HERE
(dir: /game/patch/NewNapalmBoot.lha).

An unofficial AmigaOS4 patch is also available at the OS4Depot HERE.
The original NAPALM CD and NAPALM Patch V1.4 (68K) are also required for installation under AmigaOS4.

Finally, an unofficial MorphOS patch is available at HERE.
The original NAPALM CD must also be inserted for gameplay under MorphOS.

[8] Several goodies for NAPALM enthusiasts, previously supplied online by clickBOOM, are available for download below:

- NAPALM (Manual Addendum): Contains additional material not included in the original printed manual.
- NAPALM (Official FAQ)
- NAPALM (Official Cheats)

- NAPALM (Military Ranks): Lists ranks after a successful mission.
- NAPALM (Glossary of Military Terms): Defines military terms that may be encountered in the game.

[9] A number of other goodies for NAPALM enthusiasts are also available for download on Aminet including:

- NAPALM (Players Guide - English) (dir: /game/hint/napalm_hints.lha)
- NAPALM (Mission Saved Games)
- NAPALM (Unit Data Sets for 2 Players) (dir: /game/data/NewNAPALM_Unit.lha)
- NAPALM (Polish/Czech Locales)


- NAPALM (Polish Instructions) can be viewed HERE.
- NAPALM (Polish Hints & Tips) are available HERE. [Source: Polski Portal Amigowy (PPA)].

[10] clickBOOM's announced NAPALM MISSION DISK and sequel N2: EUROBURN were never released. The only evidence of the sequel's Amiga development is the N2 titlescreen contained on the NIGHTLONG (commercial game CD) [see HERE]. It's quite likely, however, that the Amiga assets of any work completed was repurposed for the PC release of STATE OF WAR written by Cypron Studios (formerly Ablaze Entertainment) in 2001.

Known releases:

- NAPALM V1.1 (20-Jan-99), V1.2 (03-Mar-99), V1.3 (05-Apr-99), V1.35 (20-May-99), V1.4 (10-Oct-99) [68K Amiga] [download HERE]
- NAPALM V1.4β / V0.1.3 (10-Oct-99 / 06-Dec-11) [AmigaOS4] [download HERE]
- NAPALM V1.4 / V1.36 (10-Oct-99 / 2010) [MorphOS] [download HERE]

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