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The Ancient Art Of War / El Arte De La Guerra / L' Art De La Guerre (Brøderbund)

download the install packageAncientArtOfWar.lha
created at2020-03-06
size of install package207797 Bytes
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JOTD
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 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 "The Ancient Art Of War" © 1990 Broderbund, 1 disk

 This install requires WHDLoad to be in the path. It can be found in
 the WHDLoad package.
 To install from a different drive than DF0: select installation mode Expert.

 The installed program requires 0.5 MB ChipMem and 0.5 MB OtherMem.
 It can be quit by pressing num '*' (key can be changed with Tooltype "QuitKey=").

 If you have problems with this installation please try and get a newer
 version of this package from the WHDLoad WWW-Page.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, NOVBRMOVE, 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/
 
Requirements:

 The game requires a installed A500 Kickstart 1.3 image.
 The kickstart image must be located in the directory "Devs:Kickstarts" and
 must be named "kick34005.A500". The image can be extracted from a A500 with
 tools like 'GrabKick' or similar which can be found on aminet.
 If the image is of wrong version or altered in any way WHDLoad will quit with
 a appropriate requester.
 Additionally the file "kick34005.A500.RTB" must be installed in the same
 directory as the kickstart image. It can be found in the archive 
 "util/boot/skick346.lha" on aminet.

History:

version 1.1 (04/03/2020):

- added icons from Irek
- added translated loading pic (only visible with BUTTONWAIT) by DamienD

version 1.0 (24/02/2020) done by JOTD:

- option to use full english translation (took a while to achieve)
  from french version
- french & spanish versions supported
- password protection removed
- keyboard routine fixed
- added manual OCR'ed from original english manual
- stupid hardware disk checks removed for data disk
- cpu dependent loops fixed
- fixed to run with fast memory
- support for both french & spanish versions
- buttonwait allows to see intro picture (in french/spanish)
- added wait for left mouse button when giving up the game
- source code included, including python scripts used to rip/build the images & texts

The game has been translated to english by JOTD using:

- MS-DOS version for texts & title screen (after heavy rework of colors & shades)
- GIMP to rework text as images (most small font text are actually images)
- custom-made python tools to convert bitplanes to and from png images
- custom-made python tools to extract the text from binary/text mixed files to json
  and back (after translation)

The internal image format is really strange and I thought it would be easier to
"subtitle" the graphics when detecting given patterns on the screen rather than decode
the internal file format, rework & rebuild the original files with reworked graphics.
The result looks very neat now.

After 15 years sitting on my hard drive this patch is finally complete and translated
to english. Enjoy.

Remaining possible issues:

- translation: "O" of "ouest" on the map was not translated as "W", because there were color issues,
  and it's not a big problem anyway.
- translation: Some word wrap on proverbs is incorrect sometimes
- translation: maybe some end of game stuff isn't translated (when you won)
- The spanish version I have doesn't seem to have password protection
  Maybe it's a crack, so if you have the original with a password, send it!
- missing game icon. If you have one, please provide

Icons contained in install package

WHDLoad Slave information
AncientArtOfWar.slave - 04.03.2020 22:55:04 - 12124 bytes
required WHDLoad version17
flagsNoError NoKbd EmulPriv Examine
required Chip Memory512 KiB ($80000)
required Expansion Memory768 KiB ($c0000)
info nameAncient Art Of War
info copy1990 Broderbund
info installadapted by JOTD
Version 1.1 (04-mar-2020 22:55:00)
Kickstart name34005.a500
Kickstart size256 KiB ($40000)
Kickstart checksum$f9e3
ConfigurationBW;
C3:B:Enable english translation;

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