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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 "Cracker Journal #4" 1988 Alpha Flight.
This install requires WHDLoad to be in the path.
It can be found in the WHDLoad package.
To install from a different drive than DF0: select installation mode Expert.
The installed diskmag requires 0.5 MB ChipMem
(+0.9 MB OtherMem for preload and Kickstart ROM)
It can be quit by pressing F10 (key can be changed with Tooltype "QuitKey=").
The mag 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 message.
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.
- Full load from HD
- Interrupts fixed
- Interrupt problem in intro fixed
- Self-modifying code fixed
- DMA wait in replayer fixed (x2)
- Byte write to volume register in replayer fixed (x2)
- Intro can be skipped with CUSTOM1
- Wrong data fetch stop fixed (intro)
- Timing fixed
- NewIcon (created by me)
- Source code included as usual
- Quit option that works on 68000 machines (default key is 'F10')
Here's the patch for Cracker Journal 4 which I made this morning
while enjoying my first coffee. I first patched the mag and then
I started to fix the intro and noticed that it uses a lot of
system stuff (diskfont, graphics etc.) so I had to patch the mag
again, this time using KickEmul, as I really couldn't be bothered
to patch all the system stuff in the intro. The intro had a wrong
ddfstrt value which caused a trashed display on anything else than
OCS machines. If you want to skip the intro you can use the CUSTOM1
Not much more to say, I'm going to ride the MK1 now as the
weather is excellent here so the better half and me will spend
the whole day outside in the sun. :) Have a nice weekend everyone!
If you don't know how to control the mag try these keys:
left/right Amiga: previous/next article
left/right Alt: last/next 3 pages
ctrl/F10 : quit
Wepl reported that it was impossible to quit the intro, this was caused
by the vertical blank interrupt code needing more than one frame on
some machines, I guess this bug only occured on A4000's due to the slow
chip ram access. Anyway, I have fixed this by changing the intro code
to run completely without a vertical blank interrupt.
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 and all classic
car owners/drivers. :)
Extra greetings to the usual suspects on #amigascne, see you all at
Revision 2015! :)
version 1.01 (16.09.2014)
- on some machines the intro couldn't be quit, fixed (issue #3053)
version 1.00 (05.09.2014) done by StingRay:
- initial version
- source code included
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: