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Cosmic Pirate (Palace)

download the install packageCosmicPirate.lha
created at2018-05-17
size of install package28707 Bytes
Author/Contact
(use it to report problems with that install)
StingRay
Mantis BugTracker1359
Hall Of Light3098
Lemon Amiga277


 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 "Cosmic Pirate"  1989 Palace.

 Requirements:
 -------------
 This install requires WHDLoad and RawDIC to be in the path.
 These programs can be found in the WHDLoad package.
 To install from a different drive than DF0: select installation mode Expert.

 The installed game requires 0.5 MB ChipMem (+1.0 MB OtherMem for preload).

 It can be quit by pressing Del (key can be changed with Tooltype "QuitKey=").


 Features:
 ---------
 - Full load from HD (real files)
 - Protection removed (Copylock x3, encryption)
 - All OS stuff patched (DoIO, AddIntServer etc.)
 - Illegal Bplcon2 settings fixed
 - DMA and interrupt settings fixed
 - Interrupt code fixed/rewritten
 - Keyboard routine rewritten
 - DMA wait in replayer fixed (x2)
 - Blitter waits added (x25, 68010+ only)
 - High-scores/players can be reset to default with CUSTOM2
 - Trainer options added (high-score/game progress saving disabled if used)
 - NI/MWB icon (created by JHZ)
 - Source code included
 - Quit option that works on 68000 machines (default key is 'Del')


 NOTES V1.2
 ----------

 Some days ago a bug was reported on Mantis, high-scores weren't
 saved in the old patch. Out of curiosity I checked the old patch,
 noticed that it used OSEmu and decided to create a new patch from
 scratch which works without any Kickstart emulation. And doing
 this was a lot of fun! It is one of the games I missed back in the
 old days and it's quite a nice game. First I started to emulate
 the various OS calls such as DoIO which wasn't hard to do at all.
 Then I spent a bit of time to fix the extremely buggy interrupt code,
 the copper interrupt in the original game only works by coincidence
 and isn't done properly at all! The game now worked and I decided
 to have a closer look at the loader code, all files were loaded
 in 512 bytes blocks which are RLE packed. This made loading quite
 slow so I decided to create a RawDIC imager and converted the patch
 to use real files!

 I have also added quite a few trainer options, if in-game keys are
 enabled, the following extra keys can be used:

 A: max. shooting accuracy
 B: add bomb
 S: full shield
 D: clear damage
 K: kill everything on screen
 M: get max. money 

 High-score and game progress saving is disabled if any trainers are used!

 To reset high-scores/players to default you can use CUSTOM2. It's a hidden
 feature in the game which can be accessed by pressing fire+left after
 the intro has been shown.

 Protection were 3 bog standard copylocks which didn't do anything
 interesting. Coder tried to hide the protection code by using fake
 file names but that was more amusing than anything. Speaking of the
 protection, in the old patch the 3rd copylock wasn't disabled, try starting
 the "Disasteroids" simulation and you'll see what I mean. :)
 
 Except for the rather bad interrupt code the game features some pretty
 neat code which is fun to look at!

 StingRay, 17.05.2018



 History:
 --------

 version 1.2 (17.05.2018) done by StingRay:
 - patch redone (game must be reinstalled!)
 - high-scores are saved now (Mantis issue #3857)
 - illegal Bplcon2 settings fixed
 - lots of trainer options added
 - 68000 quitkey support
 - new install script
 - source code included

 version 1.1 (07.02.2004) done by Bored Seal:
 - blitter bugs from intro removed, copperlist bug fixed

 version 1.0 (22.01.2000) done by Bored Seal:
 - first public release

Thanks to Helmut Motzkau for diskimage.


 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
CosmicPirate.slave - 17.05.2018 14:28:00 - 1872 bytes
required WHDLoad version17
flagsNoError ClearMem
required Chip Memory512 KiB ($80000)
Expansion Memory0 KiB
info nameCosmic Pirate
info copy1989 Palace
info installinstalled by StingRay/[S]carab^Scoopex
Version 1.2 (17.05.2018)
Kickstart name0
Kickstart size0 KiB ($0)
Kickstart checksum$0000
ConfigurationC1:X:No Damage:0;
C1:X:Start with max. Money:1;
C1:X:Start with 99 Bombs:2;
C1:X:Unlimited Money:3;
C1:X:Unlimited Bombs:4;
C1:X:No Beacon Toll:5;
C1:X:In-Game Keys:6;
C2:B:Reset Players/Scores

Install Archive Content Listing
UnpackedLvlMethodPackedOSDate/TimeName
22621lh51246Amiga2018-05-17 15:27:28CosmicPirate_Install/CosmicPirate.inf
8921lh5690Amiga2018-05-17 14:37:18CosmicPirate_Install/CosmicPirate.islave
95931lh53366Amiga2018-05-17 15:28:08CosmicPirate_Install/CosmicPirate.newicon
18721lh51336Amiga2018-05-17 14:28:00CosmicPirate_Install/CosmicPirate.slave
15841lh51046Amiga2007-09-05 23:15:12CosmicPirate_Install.info
398601lh59982Amiga2018-05-17 14:39:22CosmicPirate_Install/Install
7131lh5366Amiga2018-05-17 14:32:38CosmicPirate_Install/Install.info
45181lh52332Amiga2018-05-17 15:24:16CosmicPirate_Install/ReadMe
14061lh5899Amiga2014-03-14 17:42:46CosmicPirate_Install/ReadMe.info
120901lh54141Amiga2018-05-17 15:15:34CosmicPirate_Install/Source/CosmicPirateFiles_WHD.s
73291lh52518Amiga2018-05-17 14:36:46CosmicPirate_Install/Source/CosmicPirate_ImagerSlave.s

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