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 "Metal Melissa the Pisser" © 1991 Animators.
This install requires WHDLoad and DIC 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 demo requires 0.5 MB ChipMem (+880k for Preload)
It can be quit by pressing F10 (key can be changed with Tooltype "QuitKey=").
- Full load from HD
- picture load/save in part 4 redirected to HD (file "mm.pic")
- Reset in part 4 patched to quit demo
- Interrupts fixed (x4)
- Correct DMA channels set (x4)
- DMA wait in replayer in part 2 fixed (the usual dbf delay bug)
- Byte write to AudXVol in replayer in part 2 fixed
- "$ACDC" self modifying code in part2 fixed (automatically skipped on 68000
CPU's, can be disabled with CUSTOM1=1 tooltype on 680x0)
- Bplcon 0 color bit fixes (x7)
- NewIcon (created by me, if you have better icons feel free to send them)
- Quit option (default key is 'F10')
Here's the WHDLoad patch for this classic demo by Animators. As usual in Animators
demos there's hardly any code here (except for part 2) yet the demo is entertaining
anyway because of all the nice graphics and ideas (the "Animators Paint" part is
truly unique). I've fixed the SMC in part 2 (move.w #$ACDC,$62(a6) ect. :D) in the
fastest way possible (no additional memory writes) but it might still slow down
the demo on 68000 which is why this patch is skipped on 68000 machines. If you want
you can disable it on higher CPU's too by using the CUSTOM1=1 tooltype.
On my A4060 it still works fine then.
There's also a very strange bug in this part which I couldn't fix yet as I don't
know why it happens. It only happens sometimes (and only on my 4060, so far it NEVER
happened on UAE) which doesn't make it any easier. I suppose it's a timing related
interrupt bug but I'm not sure. I spent 2 days to fix this problem but now I'm
out of ideas.
If the demo crashes with an 'illegal exception' (or something similar) when the
morphing box is on screen, try again with the "NOCACHE" tooltype.
I'll hopefully fix this problem in a later version of this patch.
Enjoy this demo from HD now. I know I do. :)
Greetings to all in Scarab and Scoopex and the WHDLoad team.
version 1.0 (27.08.08) done by StingRay:
- initial release
- 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: