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American Gladiators (GameTek/Imagitec Design)

download the install packageAmericanGladiators.lha
created at2016-07-28
size of install package36237 Bytes
Author/Contact
(use it to report problems with that install)
StingRay
Mantis BugTracker112
Hall Of Light3260
Lemon Amiga70


 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.

 Requirements:
 -------------
 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=").



 Features:
 ---------
 - 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
 freeze anymore!

 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! 

 Update, 28-Jul-2016:
 --------------------
 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
 been fixed.
 

 The patch now uses real files so you will have to re-install the
 game! 


 Enjoy the game from HD.
 Sting, 26-Jul-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 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 1.2 (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



 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
AmericanGladiators.slave - 28.07.2016 08:46:26 - 1848 bytes
required WHDLoad version17
flagsNoError EmulTrap ClearMem
required Chip Memory512 KiB ($80000)
Expansion Memory0 KiB
info nameAmerican Gladiators
info copy1992 GameTek
info installinstalled by StingRay/[S]carab^Scoopex
Version 1.2 (28.07.2016)
Kickstart name0
Kickstart size0 KiB ($0)
Kickstart checksum$0000
ConfigurationC1:B:Skip Intro;
C2:B:Disable Timing Fix;

Install Archive Content Listing
UnpackedLvlMethodPackedOSDate/TimeName
3721lh5256Amiga2015-07-26 17:10:56AmericanGladiators_HD/AmericanGladiators.islave
131491lh55623Amiga2015-07-26 17:14:40AmericanGladiators_HD/AmericanGladiators.newicon
18481lh51359Amiga2016-07-28 08:46:26AmericanGladiators_HD/AmericanGladiators.slave
15841lh51046Amiga2015-01-24 18:26:50AmericanGladiators_HD.info
400251lh59990Amiga2015-07-26 17:23:34AmericanGladiators_HD/Install
7191lh5365Amiga2015-07-26 17:09:54AmericanGladiators_HD/Install.info
189221lh57333Amiga2016-07-28 09:05:16AmericanGladiators_HD/Manual
14061lh5897Amiga2016-07-17 16:15:04AmericanGladiators_HD/Manual.info
45411lh52313Amiga2016-07-28 08:58:18AmericanGladiators_HD/Readme
14061lh5899Amiga2013-12-30 20:19:20AmericanGladiators_HD/ReadMe.info
36491lh51046Amiga2015-07-23 21:27:46AmericanGladiators_HD/Source/AmericanGladiators_ISlave.s
132431lh54236Amiga2016-07-28 08:50:24AmericanGladiators_HD/Source/AmericanGladiators_WHD.s

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