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TFX (Digital Image Design)

download the install packageTFX.lha
created at2020-12-28
size of install package32726 Bytes
Author/Contact
(use it to report problems with that install)
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 "TFX"  1995 Digital Image Design.
 
 It was released on CU amiga coverdisk in 1997.
  
 This install requires WHDLoad to be in the path. It can be found in the
 WHDLoad package.

 It can be quit by pressing right amiga key
 (key can be changed with Tooltype "QuitKey=" but with that game it's not
  easy to find something that's not used).


 The installed program requires 2.0 MB ChipMem and 7.0 MB OtherMem (16 MB with PRELOAD)
 It also requires the AGA chipset and at least a 68020, but a 68030 and/or
 a FPU or even a 68040 or 68060 will help a lot with framerate.

 The game requires an installed A1200 or A4000 Kickstart 3.1 image.
 The kickstart image must be located in the directory "Devs:Kickstarts" and
 must be named "kick40068.A1200" (resp kick40068.A4000). 
 The image can be extracted from a A1200 (resp A4000) 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 "kick40068.A1200.RTB" (resp "kick40068.A4000.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 If you have problems with this installation please try and get a newer
 version of this package from the WHDLoad WWW-Page.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 1.0 (28.12.2020) done by JOTD
  - automatic executable selection depending on cpu/fpu (or manual)
  - self-modifying code removed (fonts were trashed)
  - CD32 joypad support for some frequently used keys (see below)
  - small manual included (thanks Angus)
  - source code included
 
 Installation:
 
 the game wasn't distributed in floppies but only in an archive of a beta
 version or CU amiga CD version.
 To install manually, just create a "data" directory and unpack the files there
 
 Versions:
 
 there are a lot of executables around for this game. 4 of them are supported, the
 others (newer beta versions). Not all of them are working.
 
 - TFX (554340 bytes): base 68020/nofpu version (working on 68040/68060)
 - TFX.FPU (503340 bytes): 68020/68881 fpu version
 - TFX.??? (599152 bytes): 68020+FPU (from DamienD@EAB collection, wonder where you got that
   this is a version with unmerged hunks and SYMBOLS!!! I love when that happens!)
 - TFX.floppy (555644): original CD, never tried this version
 - TFX.020 (571008 bytes) linked in HOL: 68020+FPU, almost destroyed by Hunk Wizard
   chip/fast hunks merged but I could convert those dynamically to chip so it runs!)
   This last HOL version is a newer 1997 build of the game with probable bug fixes

 Below are unusable/corrupt versions (no thanks to Hunk Wizard tool):
 - TFX.030 (HOL)
 - TFX.strip (68040, HOL)
 - TFX.040 (original from CU amiga CD)
   
 The slave tries to select the best executable for your configuration but if
 for some reason it doesn't work, it can be selected manually.

 You can select between 4 versions:
 - TFX (68020, no fpu, on CD, also working on 68040/68060)
 - TFX.FPU (68020/030, 68881/82 fpu, on CD)
 - TFX.020 (68020/030, 68881/82 fpu, newer, data in chip, download at https://is.gd/A6yk2T)
 - TFX.040 (68020/030, 68881/82 fpu, wrong name, symbols, NOT the one on CD)
 
 Joypad controls:
 
 Obviously I couldn't map the million keys required but at least a few
 that are probably frequently used.
 
 FORWARD: thrust (+)
 REVERSE: thrust (-)
 BLU:     switch weapons (return)
 YEL:     lock to target (Z)
 RED:     fire (original controls)
 GRN:     increase afterburner (*)
 PLAY:    options screen (key left to "1", tilda something)

 FORWARD+REVERSE+YELLOW: quit to workbench
 
 Todo:
 
 - patch the FPU versions to be compatible with 68040/68060 FPUs
 - profile the game to see where it could be faster
 - maybe try to make the bogus exes work

Icons contained in install package

WHDLoad Slave information
TFX.slave - 28.12.2020 15:28:42 - 8084 bytes
required WHDLoad version17
flagsNoError Req68020 ReqAGA EmulPriv Examine
required Chip Memory2044 KiB ($1ff000)
required Expansion Memory6656 KiB ($680000)
info nameTFX
info copy1995-1997 Digital Image Design
info installadapted by JOTD
Version 1.0 (28-dec-2020 15:28:39)
Kickstart name40068.a1200 40068.a4000 40063.a600
Kickstart size512 KiB ($80000)
Kickstart checksum$9ff5 $75d3 $970c
ConfigurationC3:L:executable:auto,TFX (plain 68020),TFX.FPU (68020+FPU),TFX.020 (68020+FPU 1997),TFX.040 (68020+FPU beta);
C4:B:run configuration program first;
C5:B:skip intro;

Install Archive Content Listing
UnpackedLvlMethodPackedOSDate/TimeName
379091lh59439Amiga2020-12-28 00:59:44TFXInstall/Install
20571lh51723Amiga2020-12-28 00:48:50TFXInstall/Install.info
41341lh52015Amiga2020-12-27 10:33:10TFXInstall/Manual
19901lh51312Amiga2014-05-09 22:15:50TFXInstall/Manual.info
48991lh52471Amiga2020-12-28 15:26:08TFXInstall/ReadMe
19901lh51310Amiga2014-05-09 22:15:50TFXInstall/Readme.info
3951lh5253Amiga2018-03-03 09:02:36TFXInstall/source/Makefile_windows.mak
63681lh52088Amiga2020-12-28 15:28:42TFXInstall/source/ReadJoypad.s
168661lh55836Amiga2020-12-28 15:28:42TFXInstall/source/TFXHD.s
65391lh5324Amiga2020-12-28 00:47:18TFXInstall/TFX.inf
80841lh55319Amiga2020-12-28 15:28:42TFXInstall/TFX.slave

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