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Megademo (The Link)

download the install packageTheLink_Megademo.lha
created at2015-11-04
size of install package31644 Bytes
Author/Contact
(use it to report problems with that install)
StingRay
BitWorld2444
Pout14582
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 "Megademo"  1989 The Link.

 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
 - OS stuff patched (DoIO, Forbid etc.)
 - Timing fixed
 - Self-modifying code fixed
 - Interrupts fixed
 - Blitter waits added (x60)
 - DMA and interrupt settings fixed
 - Wrong blits (A and C pointers out of bounds) fixed (x2)
 - CPU dependent delay fixed (title picture)
 - DMA wait in replayer fixed (x8)
 - Byte write to volume register fixed (x16)
 - Interrupt and DMA settings fixed
 - Sprite problems fixed
 - All decrunchers (TetraPack 2.2) relocated to fast memory
 - 2 NewIcons (created by me)
 - Source code included as usual
 - Quit option that works on 68000 machines (default key is 'F10')


 The one to be "blamed" that I created this patch is Noname/Haujobb, he commented
 this classic on Pouet recently which made me remember this nice demo and so
 I immediately started working on the patch. It still is a very enjoyable demo so
 many years later and it sure deserved to be patched! :)

 The code is quite good for 1989 but creating the patch still took about 6 hours
 as 8 main parts, the loader and the title part had to be fixed. Except for some
 blitter bugs in one part no real major bugs had to be fixed though.

 The loader part flashes the upper part of the screen if the current part has been
 loaded and is ready to start, press left mouse button then to start the next part.

 The title picture used a CPU dependent delay so it was shown for a very short time only
 on fast machines, I have fixed this of course, the title picture will now be shown
 for 3 seconds. If you are very impatient you can press the right mouse button to skip
 directly to the loader part.

 Enough words, enjoy this great classic from HD!
 Sting, 04-Nov-2015


 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, Bonefish, 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 (04.11.2015) done by StingRay:
 - initial release
 - source code included
 


 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
Megademo.slave - 04.11.2015 17:37:00 - 3092 bytes
required WHDLoad version10
flagsNoError EmulTrap ClearMem
required Chip Memory512 KiB ($80000)
Expansion Memory0 KiB
info nameMegademo
info copy1989 The Link
info installinstalled by StingRay/[S]carab^Scoopex
Version 1.00 (04.11.2015)

Install Archive Content Listing
UnpackedLvlMethodPackedOSDate/TimeName
15841lh51046Amiga2007-09-05 22:15:12Megademo_Install.info
379401lh59477Amiga2015-11-04 09:37:52Megademo_Install/Install
7091lh5349Amiga2015-11-04 09:37:24Megademo_Install/Install.info
133751lh53716Amiga2015-11-04 17:32:40Megademo_Install/Megademo.newicon
133751lh54936Amiga2015-11-04 17:34:56Megademo_Install/Megademo.newicon2
30921lh52127Amiga2015-11-04 17:37:00Megademo_Install/Megademo.slave
37161lh52021Amiga2015-11-04 18:36:18Megademo_Install/ReadMe
19901lh51310Amiga2000-09-10 23:37:22Megademo_Install/ReadMe.info
194111lh56093Amiga2015-11-04 18:17:50Megademo_Install/Source/Megademo_WHD.s

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