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 "American Gladiators" © 1992 GameTek.
This install requires WHDLoad and RawDIC to be in the path.
To install from a different drive than DF0: select installation mode Expert.
The installed game requires 0.5 MB ChipMem (+1.7 MB OtherMem for preload).
It can be quit by pressing F10 (key can be changed with Tooltype "QuitKey=").
- Full load from HD (real files!)
- Blitter waits added (x8)
- DMA wait in replayer and sample players fixed (x21)
- Access faults fixed (x3)
- Game freezing problems fixed
- Bug in joystick handling fixed (crash in Joust event)
- Interrupts fixed
- Intro can skipped with CUSTOM1
- Timing fixed (Joust event), fix can be disabled with CUSTOM2
- NewIcon (created by me)
- Source code included as usual
- Quit option that works on 68000 machines (default key is 'F10')
Another very old patch that needed an update as the old one didn't
really work properly. Saw a bug report for this one on the Mantis
tracker some days ago, a lot of people mentioned problems with the
game freezing. Bored Seal tried to fix this in the old patch but
he didn't find the real reason for these problems so he gave up.
The problems weren't caused by self-modifying code as he thought
(there's no SMC in the game, none that is called anyway!), these were
actually interrupt related problems caused by the simple fact that
there weren't proper system-restore routines used after a part
was loaded and executed. This in turn led to wrong interrupt code
behing executed which froze the game! I have fixed these problems
and coded proper system-restore routines so the game should never
I have also fixed the timing in the "Joust" event as it was unplayable
on fast machines, the timing fix can be disabled with CUSTOM2.
This event might also crash if you quickly move the joystick, after
spending several hours trying to find the reason for this without
any success I decided to release the patch like this. This problem
also occurs in the disk version on an A500!
I've found the reason for the crash in the Joust event now, it was
caused by a major bug in the joystick handling code! The jump table
used doesn't handle all combinations correctly, if fire and more than
one direction at once are used the game would crash! This has now
The patch now uses real files so you will have to re-install the
Enjoy the game from HD.
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 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! :)
version 1.2 (28.07.2016)
- crash in Joust event fixed (major bug in game code!)
- manual included
version 1.1 (26.07.2015) done by StingRay:
- patch redone
- problems with game freezing fixed
- new install script
- 68000 quitkey support
- source code included
version 1.0 (05.07.2002) done by Bored Seal:
- blitter waits added, SMF code patched and flush caches
version 0.9 (26.11.1998) done by Bored Seal:
- first public release
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: