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Battle For The Ashes (Audiogenic)

download the install packageBattleForTheAshes.lha
created at2003-02-22
size of install package58188 Bytes
(use it to report problems with that install)
Hall Of Light65
Lemon Amiga3118

Short:    HD-Installer for Battle for the Ashes V1.0
Author:   Codetapper/Action (codetapper@hotmail.com), ICQ: 26051687
Uploader: Codetapper/Action (codetapper@hotmail.com)
Version:  1.0
Type:     game/patch

This patch applies to "Battle For The Ashes" (c) 1994 Audiogenic - 1 disk.
Supported versions: - Original release (Carlo Pirri)
                    - Amiga Power coverdisk 63

- Slave requires WHDLoad V10+
- Game requires 1Mb chip mem (+850k other memory for preload option)

- Full load from HD
- Access faults fixed (x3)
- Ability to load and save games and teams to two virtual disks
- Added 'F9' key to force a disk swap (see note below)
- All files can be compressed to save space (FImp, Propack etc)
- Manual included
- RomIcon, NewIcon and OS3.5 Colour Icon (created by me!)
- Quit option (default key is 'F10')

The only difference between the official game and the Amiga Power coverdisk
is the title picture.  On the official release there is a picture of the
ashes with the game title on top of it.  The Amiga Power version has a
different picture but some horrid advertising text has been stupidly placed
over the bottom of the picture, ruining it.  Other than that, they are byte
for byte the same!

During the game, press the "Disk" button to switch between the game and
data disk.  I have tried to patch all the disk code so that it should
automatically select the correct disk when it wants to load data.  If you
need to force a disk change for any disk requester, simply press 'F9' and
then press the Retry button.

There is some very buggy code in all the Audiogenic cricket games on the
Amiga.  If you setup your fielders in such a way that the wicket keeper has
to retrieve the ball he will sometimes pick it up and throw it over the
boundary when playing from floppy disk.  This is actually causing an access
fault and overwriting memory which can often end up in a complete crash.

I have added some code to try and fix it and although it seems to fix the
illegal memory accesses, you may get into a situation where the keeper will
run after the ball, pick it up and throw it towards the middle of the
wicket.  The bowler will then field the ball, pick it up and throw it back
towards the stumps.  If the keeper hasn't had time to return to the stumps,
he will dive to grab it and again throw it back down the pitch.  This can
continue for several throws before finally they inch their way back to the
stumps and field the ball.  In the meantime, 7 or 8 runs can often be

To get around this I suggest the following:

- Always have a slip fielder to gather the short ball on the off side
- Always have a fielder behind square on the leg side
- If the above situation occurs you can press Escape to stop the madness.
  Escape seems to signal a dead ball and the next delivery is bowled.

If you wish to replicate the problem, move all your fielders including the
slip fielder to the long off boundary.  Select a spin bowler and move the
keeper so he is fielding where the 1st slip would be.  Pitch a wide
delivery down the leg side but not wide enough to be signalled a wide.  The
batsman will not usually play at the ball, but the keeper can't stop it so
he'll run from his mark and chase after the ball.  Now watch the madness
begin! :)

Greetings to Carlo, Mad-Matt, Dr.Zarkov, Wepl, all Action members, the
WHDLoad team and of course to everyone that loves the greatest sport in the
world - cricket!

Codetapper/Action (22-Feb-2003)

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WHDLoad Slave information
BattleForTheAshes.slave - 22.02.2003 10:08:04 - 1372 bytes
required WHDLoad version10
flagsEmulTrap NoDivZero
required Chip Memory1024 KiB ($100000)
Expansion Memory0 KiB
info nameBattle For The Ashes
info copy1994 Audiogenic
info installInstalled by Codetapper/Action!
Version 1.0 (22.02.2003)
Press 'F9' to switch disks during the game!
Thanks to Carlo Pirri for sending the original!

Install Archive Content Listing
116320lh5114562003-02-22 11:32:42BattleForTheAshesHD\BattleForTheAshes.colexot
83950lh575042003-02-23 08:44:04BattleForTheAshesHD\BattleForTheAshes.colicon
80210lh561022003-02-22 11:32:58BattleForTheAshesHD\BattleForTheAshes.newexot
200690lh569992003-02-23 08:45:16BattleForTheAshesHD\BattleForTheAshes.newicon
125080lh549002003-02-22 12:42:30BattleForTheAshesHD\BattleForTheAshes.romicon
13720lh58732003-02-22 10:08:04BattleForTheAshesHD\BattleForTheAshes.slave
7060lh5112003-02-22 18:13:26BattleForTheAshesHD\dir.tm
320lh0322003-02-22 18:13:22BattleForTheAshesHD\disk.tag
22780lh513422002-11-07 18:31:04BattleForTheAshesHD.info
103490lh527652003-02-23 10:02:48BattleForTheAshesHD\Install
7180lh53622003-02-21 19:45:02BattleForTheAshesHD\Install.info
162780lh566322003-02-22 10:35:24BattleForTheAshesHD\Manual
39200lh532072001-07-06 02:00:38BattleForTheAshesHD\Manual.info
41490lh519162003-02-22 10:09:40BattleForTheAshesHD\ReadMe
39200lh532072002-09-18 10:46:20BattleForTheAshesHD\ReadMe.info

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