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BlockOut (California Dreams)

download the install packageBlockOut.lha
created at2020-04-25
size of install package47077 Bytes
Author/Contact
(use it to report problems with that install)
JOTD
Mantis BugTracker196
Hall Of Light150
Lemon Amiga3


 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 "Blockout"  1989 California Dreams.

 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 1.0 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 If you have problems with this installation please try and get a newer
 version of this package from the WHDLoad WWW-Page.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.

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


History:

v1.4 (23.04.2020) done by JOTD:
- fixed trashed fonts in hiscore section (issue #0004543)
- reworked readme file

v1.3 (20.04.2020) done by JOTD:
- reassembled with new kickemu, using kickfs, removes 68020+ restriction (issue #0004526)
- source code included

v1.2  done by JOTD:
- fixed setup write bug and OS swap avoided (thanks Juergen for bug report)

v1.1  done by JOTD:
- recompiled with newer KickEmu. Now correct date is displayed in scores

v1.0 (2001) done by JOTD:
- first release
- Runs now properly from HD using WHDLoad/KickEmu/KickDOS
- Manual protection removed
- Full use of fast memory
- Font fix (KickEmu bug?) to avoid corruption in hiscore section
- Quit key (F10, or configurable with QUITKEY) anytime
- Convenient install script
- Nice icons by Frank & Chris
- Docfile included
- Hiscore/prefs save (as in DOS release)


Notes:

- Yes, the game originally runs from HD/DOS, but the screen may be shifted depending
  on the config, and can disappear too. It also crashes on exit. And there's a manual
  protection. So a fix was needed.
- Thanks to Carlo for providing the original disk image.
- Original quit option is still available
- Runs OK with JST (even if more OS swaps)

Thanks to Bert Jahn for writing kickemu.s kickstart interface system.

Icons contained in install package

WHDLoad Slave information
BlockOut.slave - 23.04.2020 23:58:04 - 5496 bytes
required WHDLoad version16
flagsNoError EmulPriv Examine
required Chip Memory512 KiB ($80000)
required Expansion Memory768 KiB ($c0000)
info nameBlock Out
info copy1990 California Dreams
info installInstalled by JOTD
Thanks to Carlo for original disk image
Version 1.4 (23-apr-2020 23:58:01)
Kickstart name34005.a500
Kickstart size256 KiB ($40000)
Kickstart checksum$f9e3

Install Archive Content Listing
UnpackedLvlMethodPackedOSDate/TimeName
170031lh514119Amiga2001-10-19 20:47:16BlockOutHD/BlockOut.chrisicon
70851lh54429Amiga2001-10-19 20:47:16BlockOutHD/BlockOut.exoticon
75911lh56822Amiga2001-10-19 20:47:16BlockOutHD/BlockOut.frankglow
13761lh5516Amiga2001-10-19 20:47:16BlockOutHD/BlockOut.inf
154911lh55342Amiga2001-10-19 20:47:16BlockOutHD/BlockOut.newicon
221lh521Amiga2001-10-19 20:47:14BlockOutHD/blockout.set
54961lh53750Amiga2020-04-23 23:58:04BlockOutHD/BlockOut.slave
34881lh51068Amiga2020-04-20 16:46:48BlockOutHD/Install
10461lh5786Amiga2001-10-19 20:47:16BlockOutHD/Install.info
132121lh55093Amiga2001-10-19 20:47:16BlockOutHD/manual
31841lh51726Amiga2020-04-23 23:56:42BlockOutHD/readme
12911lh5825Amiga2001-10-19 20:47:16BlockOutHD/readme.info
39621lh51813Amiga2020-04-23 23:58:04BlockOutHD/source/BlockOutHD.s

Old Install Archives
BlockOut-20010823.lha
BlockOut-20200422.lha

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