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The Ultimate Pinball Quest (Infogrames)

download the install packageTheUltimatePinballQuest.lha
created at2017-09-12
size of install package30271 Bytes
Author/Contact
(use it to report problems with that install)
StingRay
Hall Of Light1801
Lemon Amiga1092


 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 "The Ultimate Pinball Quest"  1994 Infogrames.

 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 (+2.2 MB 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 (MFM)
 - System friendly RawDIC imager
 - Decrunchers relocated to fast memory
 - Bug in intro anim fixed (see below)
 - Blitter waits added (x12)
 - Writes to DMACONR fixed (x7)
 - Byte write to CopJmp2 fixed
 - Writes to BeamCon0 disabled (x2)
 - Illegal copperlist entries fixed
 - Intro can be skipped with Custom1
 - Source code included as usual
 - NewIcon (created by me)
 - Quit option that works on 68000 machines (default key is 'Del')

 And another patch I can remove from my ever-growing to do list.
 This patch was requested long ago but for some reason I never
 really got around to creating this patch. After finishing
 my Pinball Prelude patch some days ago I remembered this very
 game and started to work on the patch. And now, some days
 later, it is finished. Not much to say here, game code is
 OK except for one very stupid bug in the intro animation
 that is shown before the adventure mode starts. It only
 worked by coincidence because of the prefetch cache.
 On emulators such as WinUAE that don't fully emulate
 the prefetch cache this code will happily crash. 
 If you're curious have a look at this very "nice" piece of code:
 
; called after a key was pressed

		st $c8cc		; -> quitflag
quitflag	dc.b	0
someotherflag	dc.b	0
		tst.b	$c8cc		; -> tst.b quitflag
		beq.b	.noquit
		....

 
 Nice, isn't it? A perfect example of code that only works by pure
 coincidence. By pure luck (whoever created this code should play the
 lottery!) the dc.b 0.0 tst.b $c8cc sequence creates a valid instruction.
 And thanks to the prefetch cache it doesn't matter that the first byte
 is set to $ff. Really really stupid code! Anyway, I've fixed this. 


 Other than that there was nothing special. Nothing special describes the
 whole game perfectly I think. Not bad but not really good either. At least
 I prefer "normal" pinball games. This game is fun to play for some minutes
 but motivation drops quickly!

 
 Anyway, now that the patch is finished you can decide for yourself.
 If you want to skip the Infogrames/Interactivision intro you can
 use the Custom1 tooltype.


 I guess that's all for today. Have a nice summer everyone and enjoy
 the game from HD how. Special thanks for Denis Lechevalier
 for the disk images!

 Sting, 31-Jul-2012



 Greetings to all in Scarab and Scoopex, the WHDLoad team, PMC,
 Musashi5150, Skan, Slummy, Loaderror, Frequent, Wayne Kerr, Mr.Spiv
 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 2013! :)



 History:
 --------
 version 1.01 (12.09.2017)
 - keyboard problems fixed
 - Beamcon0 writes disabled
 - Blitter waits added
 - writes to DMACONR fixed
 - byte write to CopJmp2 fixed
 - illegal copperlist entries fixed
 - WHDLoad v17+ features used (config)

 version 1.00 (31.07.2012) done by StingRay:
 - initial release
 - 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
UltimatePinballQuest.slave - 12.09.2017 19:27:18 - 3512 bytes
required WHDLoad version17
flagsNoError EmulTrap ClearMem
required Chip Memory512 KiB ($80000)
Expansion Memory0 KiB
info nameUltimate Pinball Quest
info copy1994 Infogrames
info installinstalled by StingRay/[S]carab^Scoopex
Version 1.01 (12.09.2017)
Kickstart name0
Kickstart size0 KiB ($0)
Kickstart checksum$0000
ConfigurationC1:B:Skip Intro

Install Archive Content Listing
UnpackedLvlMethodPackedOSDate/TimeName
15841lh51047Amiga2008-08-31 16:57:30UltPinballQuest_Install.info
359611lh59050Amiga2012-07-31 19:40:28UltPinballQuest_Install/Install
7231lh5366Amiga2012-07-31 19:46:56UltPinballQuest_Install/Install.info
45661lh52426Amiga2017-09-12 19:33:20UltPinballQuest_Install/ReadMe
19901lh51310Amiga2000-09-11 01:37:22UltPinballQuest_Install/ReadMe.info
66011lh52010Amiga2012-07-29 21:22:38UltPinballQuest_Install/Source/Pinball_ImagerSlave.s
183931lh55586Amiga2017-09-12 19:26:40UltPinballQuest_Install/Source/UltimatePinballQuest_WHD.s
8321lh5569Amiga2012-07-31 19:19:18UltPinballQuest_Install/UltimatePinballQuest.islave
96071lh55469Amiga2012-07-31 17:53:18UltPinballQuest_Install/UltimatePinballQuest.newicon
35121lh51673Amiga2017-09-12 19:27:18UltPinballQuest_Install/UltimatePinballQuest.slave

Old Install Archives
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