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F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0 (Microprose)

download the install packageF117A.lha
created at2016-07-25
size of install package192672 Bytes
Author/Contact
(use it to report problems with that install)
StingRay
Hall Of Light976
Lemon Amiga2637


 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 "F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0"  1993 Microprose.

 Requirements:
 -------------
 This install requires WHDLoad to be in the path.
 This program 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 and 0.5 MB OtherMem.
 (+2.4 MB for preload and Kickstart ROM)
 It can be quit by pressing Del (key can be changed with Tooltype "QuitKey=").


 Features:
 ---------
 - Full load from HD
 - Protection removed (manual check)
 - Interrupts fixed for 68040/60
 - Access fault fixed
 - Decrunchers (Bytekiller) relocated to fast memory
 - Uninitialised copperlist2 fixed
 - Intro can be skipped with CUSTOM1
 - Documents (manual, keyboard controls) included
 - 4 NewIcons (all created by me)
 - Source code included as usual
 - Quit option that works on 68000 machines (default key is 'Del')

 Here it finally is, the patch for the updated version of
 F-19 Stealth Fighter [a game which brings back some nice memories as
 I bought it during my Summer holidays in Denmark back in 1990 :)].

 Very good game with some excellent and fast vector routines, the coders
 clearly knew their craft! The game code is 100% assembly which is not
 too common when it comes to flight simulations on the Amiga and thus
 deserves a special mention. The code even took care of a relocated VBR
 register, something not too common for a 1993 game either!
 The non-time-critical parts (frontend and intro) have been coded in
 C and assembly.

 I only had to fix the interrupts for 68040/060 machines and an access
 fault which happened when the 'u' key was pressed, everything else
 was fine!

 Protection was a manual check which I have completely disabled
 so you won't ever see it. It was, as in most Microprose games, a very
 simple protection which could be removed in about 1 minute (30 seconds
 of that minute were needed to disassemble the code). I do, however,
 like how the copy protection was implemented, if the answer was
 incorrect it was still possible to play the game but only in training
 mode, nice "try before you buy" idea! The manual is very good too
 (yes, I do own an original of this game!) and contains lot of
 interesting background information.

 The game uses bytekiller crunched data files, I have relocated the
 decrunchers to fast memory and added an error check, if decrunching
 fails WHDLoad will quit with an appropriate error message.

 I have also added an option to skip the (very nice!) intro, you can
 enable it with CUSTOM1.

 There are also some amusing things in the code such as:

 - "Gunship 2000" string (save the environment, recycle your code)
 - "VertB-example" as name for the vertical blank interrupt in the intro
 - "hurrah" string in the intro


 Well, that about wraps it up, enjoy this very nice flight simulator
 from HD, it still is fun to play 20 years after its release.
 Sting, 23-Apr-2013



 Greetings to all in Scarab and Scoopex, the WHDLoad team, PMC,
 Musashi5150, Skan, Slummy, Loaderror, Frequent, Wayne Kerr, Mr.Spiv,
 Alpha One, CFou!, Paradroid and all the other usual suspects. :)

 Special greetings to all Golf MK1 fans worldwide except those
 lowlifes who "borrowed" my MK1 for a joyride!

 Extra greetings to the usual suspects on #amigascne, see you all at
 Revision 2014! :)



 History:
 --------
 
 version 1.01 (25.07.2016)
 - writes to Beamcon0 ($dff1dc) disabled
 - problem with uninitialised copperlist2 fixed
 - decruncher slightly optimised
 

 version 1.00 (23.04.2013) done by StingRay:
 - initial release
 - supports SPS 1209 version
 - source code included



 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
F117A.slave - 25.07.2016 12:43:32 - 5252 bytes
required WHDLoad version17
flagsNoError EmulTrap NoDivZero EmulPriv Examine
required Chip Memory512 KiB ($80000)
required Expansion Memory768 KiB ($c0000)
info nameF-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0
info copy1993 Microprose
info installinstalled by StingRay/[S]carab^Scoopex
Version 1.01 (25.07.2016)
Kickstart name34005.a500
Kickstart size256 KiB ($40000)
Kickstart checksum$f9e3
ConfigurationC1:B:Skip Intro

Install Archive Content Listing
UnpackedLvlMethodPackedOSDate/TimeName
90551lh52278Amiga2013-04-23 10:42:58F117A_Install/F117A_Keys.txt
3941531lh5150615Amiga2013-04-23 16:06:40F117A_Install/F117A_Manual.txt
96071lh53378Amiga2013-04-23 16:23:28F117A_Install/F117A.newicon
104441lh55366Amiga2013-04-23 16:24:06F117A_Install/F117A.newicon2
104441lh54163Amiga2013-04-23 16:24:30F117A_Install/F117A.newicon3
96071lh54957Amiga2013-04-23 16:25:10F117A_Install/F117A.newicon4
52521lh53704Amiga2016-07-25 12:43:32F117A_Install/F117A.slave
15841lh51046Amiga2007-09-05 23:15:12F117A_Install.info
354151lh58801Amiga2013-04-23 16:41:18F117A_Install/Install
7061lh5351Amiga2013-04-23 16:05:16F117A_Install/Install.info
47141lh52512Amiga2016-07-25 12:47:26F117A_Install/ReadMe
19901lh51310Amiga2000-09-11 00:37:22F117A_Install/ReadMe.info
94111lh53407Amiga2016-07-25 12:43:30F117A_Install/Source/F117A_WHD.s

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