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 "Burning Spear" © 1992 The Dark Demon.
This install requires WHDLoad and DIC to be in the path.
To install from a different drive than DF0: select installation mode Expert.
The installed demo requires 0.5 MB ChipMem (+0.9 MB OtherMem for preload).
It can be quit by pressing F10 (key can be changed with Tooltype "QuitKey=").
- Full load from HD
- Blitter wait added
- Self-modifying code fixed
- Blitter interrupt acknowledge bug fixed
- Timing fixed
- CPU dependent delays fixed (x2)
- Illegal copperlist entries fixed (x2000)
- Copperlist termination fixed (x2)
- Decruncher (modified ByteKiller) relocated to fast memory and optimised
- Interrupts fixed
- Hidden Part supported (CUSTOM1)
- Bplcon0 color bit fixes (x16)
- NewIcon (created by me)
- Source code included as usual
- Quit option that works on 68000 machines (default key is 'F10')
Finally there's a patch for this demo too which was relased at
Assembly 1992 and ranked 4th.
Started working on a patch some years ago, got annoyed and sidetracked
and didn't finish it. Never really forgot about it though and 3 days ago
I restarted from scratch and now, after quite some hours of work, the
patch is finished. Yes, the good old "if you get stuck do something
else and come back a while later" approach almost always works pretty well.
The code in the demo is quite good but as there are a lot of parts patching
everything took quite some time. All the vector routines use a lof of
self-modifying code which I have fixed and there also was a particularly
annoying problem in the first effect part (the "rotating star"), it just
didn't work at all and was stuck in a loop waiting for the blitter interrupt
to be ended. This was caused by an interrupt acknowledge problem that only
appeared on fast machines and is finally fixed! That I had to slow down
the loading from HD as otherwise this part would've been shown for a short
time only was another problem I had to fix once I finally got to part to
run at all.
Other than that there were some timing problems, the usual Bplcon0 color
bit problems and some copperlist bugs to fix. I have also relocated the
decruncher (which is yet another modified ByteKiller variant without
checksums) and optimised it a bit.
The hidden part (which just consists of a picture and the demo tune) can
be enabled with CUSTOM1.
Enjoy the demo from HD, really good music by Doh and nice effects for its
time, could've been a killer with better and less boring presentation.
Special greetings to Frequent/Ephidrena, you know what this means, right?
If not, here's a hint: addq.l #1,beer_count :)
Greetings to all in Scarab and Scoopex, the WHDLoad team, PMC,
Musashi5150, Skan, Slummy, Loaderror, Frequent, Wayne Kerr, Mr.Spiv,
Alpha One, CFou!, Paradroid, Audiomonster, Vention, Slammer
Axis, Tim, Triace, Britelite, Buzzer 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 2016! :)
version 1.00 (23.03.2016) done by StingRay:
- initial release
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: