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Astérix: Operation Getafix / Astérix: El Golpe Del Menhir / Astérix: Le Coup Du Menhir / Astérix: Operation Hinkelstein (Coktel Vision)

download the install packageAsterixGetafix.lha
created at2020-05-24
size of install package35381 Bytes
Author/Contact
(use it to report problems with that install)
JOTD
Mantis BugTracker446
Hall Of Light3365
Lemon Amiga1377


 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 "Asterix - Operation Getafix" © 1989 Cockel Vision.

 Thanks to Tony Aksnes for original disk image

 This install requires WHDLoad to be in the path. It can be found in the
 WHDLoad package.

 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=").

 The game requires an 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
 an 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.

 If you have problems with this installation please try and get a newer
 version of this package from the WHDLoad WWW-Page.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 or create a mantis issue directly
 at http://mantis.whdload.de

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

 version 2.0 (22.05.2020) done by JOTD:
 - fixed blitterwaits that corrupted game code (issue #0003330)
 - french version supported (Le coup du menhir) (issue #0004639)
 - spanish version supported (El golpe del menhir) (issue #0004639)
   now 5 different versions are supported (german, french including cracked, spanish, and 2 english versions)
 - fixed dma sound writes
 - fixed cpu-dependent loops
 - trainer: infinite energy
 - saving took too much time with OS swaps. New installation fixes that. If you have
   an old install, just copy the "asterix.inf" file in your "data" directory if not present.
   (not a big issue if you don't, it's just that the first gamesave will take several minutes)
 - fixed game too fast on fast machines
 - uses fast memory
 
 version 1.3 (24.05.2004)
 - access fault fixed when quitting with ESC

 version 1.2 (09.08.2004)
 - german version supported

 version 1.1 (15.05.2004)
 - another version supported

 version 1.0 (01.05.2004) done by JOTD:
 - initial release
 - access faults removed
 - color protection removed
 - manual included
 - source code included
 - icons by Exoticon

 Keys:
 - ESC: quits game
 - F10: saves game

Notes:

 - mouse control is sometimes erratic druid/potion part. but it's still pretty playable if mouse is moved slowly
   This is caused by speed regulation. Without speed regulation, that part is too fast, and you can't read the messages.

 - The french cracked version you can find on TOSEC has some stupid infinite loop inserted (probably left from a debug
   session). So loading a saved game locked the machine. Original code restored for that part so the game can be played
   with the cracked version which is pretty common.

 - once again, WinUAE and its various options & logs proved itself invaluable to create a quality slave.
   The game is system friendly except for the audio (which was buggy, then :)), but didn't wait for blitter operations
   to finish (except in 2 locations where it was useless...). So on a 68000 game was OK, but on faster machine, subtle
   blitter errors changed game data, resulting in missing graphics, early exits ...
   The solution was to patch graphics.library system calls so they wait for blitter operation to complete.
   The latest release (2.0) proved VERY time consuming to create a quality fix

 - That, plus cpu-dependent loops, proves that it's not because a game is written in C and uses system calls that it's
   compatible with higher end amigas.

Icons contained in install package

WHDLoad Slave information
AsterixGetafix.slave - 22.05.2020 23:30:48 - 6504 bytes
required WHDLoad version17
flagsNoError EmulPriv ClearMem Examine
required Chip Memory512 KiB ($80000)
required Expansion Memory512 KiB ($80000)
info nameAsterix - Operation Getafix / Hinkelstein / Le coup du menhir
info copy1989 Cockel Vision
info installadapted & fixed by JOTD
from Wepl excellent KickStarter 34.005
Thanks to Tony Aksnes/Captain HIT for disk images
Version 2.0 (22-may-2020 23:30:43)
Kickstart name34005.a500
Kickstart size256 KiB ($40000)
Kickstart checksum$f9e3
ConfigurationC1:B:Trainer Infinite Energy;
C3:X:Disable blitter fixes:0;
C3:X:Disable speed regulation:1;

Install Archive Content Listing
UnpackedLvlMethodPackedOSDate/TimeName
61001lh55986Amiga2004-04-30 22:18:30AsterixGetafixHD/AsterixGetafix.exoticon
65041lh54473Amiga2020-05-22 23:30:48AsterixGetafixHD/AsterixGetafix.slave
621lh533Amiga2020-05-22 00:29:42AsterixGetafixHD/asterix.inf
82871lh55196Amiga2004-04-30 22:19:16AsterixGetafixHD/Asterix.newexot
80291lh52379Amiga2020-05-22 23:24:18AsterixGetafixHD/Install
20301lh51709Amiga2005-04-24 22:55:58AsterixGetafixHD/Install.info
71721lh53052Amiga2020-05-21 16:57:36AsterixGetafixHD/Manual
19901lh51313Amiga2002-07-14 13:57:24AsterixGetafixHD/Manual.info
45031lh52281Amiga2020-05-22 23:30:16AsterixGetafixHD/ReadMe
19901lh51310Amiga2002-12-03 22:27:02AsterixGetafixHD/ReadMe.info
139121lh54410Amiga2020-05-22 23:30:48AsterixGetafixHD/source/AsterixGetafixHD.s
1551lh588Amiga2005-04-24 22:56:20AsterixGetafixHD/source/Makefile
69221lh52192Amiga2020-05-22 23:30:48AsterixGetafixHD/source/ReadJoyPad.s
471lh544Amiga2020-05-22 23:26:46AsterixGetafixHD/SPSID

Old Install Archives
AsterixGetafix-20040526.lha
AsterixGetafix-20040810.lha
AsterixGetafix-20050425.lha

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