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Burning Spear (The Dark Demon)

download the install packageTheDarkDemon_BurningSpear.lha
created at2016-03-23
size of install package23780 Bytes
Author/Contact
(use it to report problems with that install)
StingRay
BitWorld4594
Pout19002
download images for that installftp.amigascne.org


 THIS PACKAGE COMES WITH ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR
 IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO USE, RESULTS AND
 PERFORMANCE OF THE PACKAGE IS ASSUMED BY YOU AND IF THE PACKAGE SHOULD PROVE
 TO BE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING,
 REPAIR OR OTHER REMEDIATION.
 UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, CAN THE AUTHOR BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE
 CAUSED IN ANY USUAL, SPECIAL, OR ACCIDENTAL WAY, ALSO IF THE OWNER OR A THIRD
 PARTY HAS BEEN POINTED AT SUCH POSSIBILITIES OF DAMAGE.

 This install applies to "Burning Spear"  1992 The Dark Demon.

 Requirements:
 -------------
 This install requires WHDLoad and DIC to be in the path.
 To install from a different drive than DF0: select installation mode Expert.

 The installed demo requires 0.5 MB ChipMem (+0.9 MB OtherMem for preload).
 It can be quit by pressing F10 (key can be changed with Tooltype "QuitKey=").


 Features:
 ---------
 - Full load from HD
 - Blitter wait added
 - Self-modifying code fixed
 - Blitter interrupt acknowledge bug fixed
 - Timing fixed
 - CPU dependent delays fixed (x2)
 - Illegal copperlist entries fixed (x2000)
 - Copperlist termination fixed (x2) 
 - Decruncher (modified ByteKiller) relocated to fast memory and optimised
 - Interrupts fixed
 - Hidden Part supported (CUSTOM1)
 - Bplcon0 color bit fixes (x16)
 - NewIcon (created by me)
 - Source code included as usual
 - Quit option that works on 68000 machines (default key is 'F10')

 Finally there's a patch for this demo too which was relased at
 Assembly 1992 and ranked 4th.

 Started working on a patch some years ago, got annoyed and sidetracked
 and didn't finish it. Never really forgot about it though and 3 days ago
 I restarted from scratch and now, after quite some hours of work, the
 patch is finished. Yes, the good old "if you get stuck do something
 else and come back a while later" approach almost always works pretty well.

 The code in the demo is quite good but as there are a lot of parts patching
 everything took quite some time. All the vector routines use a lof of
 self-modifying code which I have fixed and there also was a particularly
 annoying problem in the first effect part (the "rotating star"), it just
 didn't work at all and was stuck in a loop waiting for the blitter interrupt
 to be ended. This was caused by an interrupt acknowledge problem that only
 appeared on fast machines and is finally fixed! That I had to slow down
 the loading from HD as otherwise this part would've been shown for a short
 time only was another problem I had to fix once I finally got to part to
 run at all. 

 Other than that there were some timing problems, the usual Bplcon0 color
 bit problems and some copperlist bugs to fix. I have also relocated the
 decruncher (which is yet another modified ByteKiller variant without
 checksums) and optimised it a bit.


 The hidden part (which just consists of a picture and the demo tune) can
 be enabled with CUSTOM1.

 Enjoy the demo from HD, really good music by Doh and nice effects for its
 time, could've been a killer with better and less boring presentation.

 Special greetings to Frequent/Ephidrena, you know what this means, right?
 If not, here's a hint: addq.l #1,beer_count :)


 Sting, 23-Mar-2016


 Greetings to all in Scarab and Scoopex, the WHDLoad team, PMC,
 Musashi5150, Skan, Slummy, Loaderror, Frequent, Wayne Kerr, Mr.Spiv,
 Alpha One, CFou!, Paradroid, Audiomonster, Vention, Slammer
 Axis, Tim, Triace, Britelite, Buzzer and all the other usual suspects. :)

 Special greetings to all Golf MK1 fans worldwide and all classic
 car owners/drivers. :)

 Extra greetings to the usual suspects on #amigascne, see you all at
 Revision 2016! :)


 History:
 --------

 version 1.00 (23.03.2016) done by StingRay:
 - initial release



 Contact:
 --------
 If you have problems with this installation please try and get a newer
 version of this package from the WHDLoad WWW-Page. If that doesn't help try
 some Tooltypes like NOCACHE, NOAUTOVEC, EXPCHIP, NOMMU, PAL or NTSC. If
 that also fails, please inform the author via the Bug-Report-Form which
 can be accessed on the WHDLoad WWW-Page.

 For the full WHDLoad package, other installs and updates refer to:
	http://www.whdload.de/
 or	aminet:dev/misc/whdload#?
 and	aminet:game/patch/

Icons contained in install package

WHDLoad Slave information
BurningSpear.slave - 23.03.2016 18:45:22 - 1896 bytes
required WHDLoad version17
flagsNoError EmulTrap ClearMem
required Chip Memory512 KiB ($80000)
Expansion Memory0 KiB
info nameBurning Spear
info copy1992 The Dark Demon
info installinstalled by StingRay/[S]carab^Scoopex
Greetings to Frequent/Ephidrena :)
Version 1.00 (23.03.2016)
Kickstart name0
Kickstart size0 KiB ($0)
Kickstart checksum$0000
ConfigurationC1:B:Enable Hidden Part

Install Archive Content Listing
UnpackedLvlMethodPackedOSDate/TimeName
123121lh52485Amiga2016-03-23 18:32:26BurningSpear_Install/BurningSpear.newicon
18961lh51406Amiga2016-03-23 18:45:22BurningSpear_Install/BurningSpear.slave
15841lh51046Amiga2007-09-05 22:15:12BurningSpear_Install.info
398681lh59983Amiga2016-02-29 19:04:08BurningSpear_Install/Install
7131lh5362Amiga2016-03-23 18:29:26BurningSpear_Install/Install.info
43401lh52319Amiga2016-03-23 19:15:20BurningSpear_Install/ReadMe
14061lh5900Amiga2015-12-20 19:52:30BurningSpear_Install/ReadMe.info
141421lh54735Amiga2016-03-23 18:26:18BurningSpear_Install/Source/BurningSpear_WHD.s

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