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Beneath A Steel Sky (Virtual Theatre/Virgin)

download the install packageBeneathASteelSky.lha
created at2021-05-10
size of install package81154 Bytes
Author/Contact
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JOTD
Mantis BugTracker62
Hall Of Light90 91
Lemon Amiga1667 148


 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 "Beneath A Steel Sky" © 1993-1994 Virtual Theatre/Virgin.

 This install is designed for the floppy versions (15 disks) & CD≥≤ version.
  
 This install requires WHDLoad to be in the path. It can be found in the
 WHDLoad package.

 It can be quit by pressing num '*' (key can be changed with Tooltype "QuitKey=").

 Floppy version:

 The installed program requires 1.0 MB ChipMem and 1.0 MB OtherMem (12 MB with PRELOAD)

 The game 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 requester.
 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.

 CD≥≤ version:

 The installed program requires 2.0 MB ChipMem and 1.0 MB OtherMem (15MB with PRELOAD,
 100 MB (!) with PRELOAD & speech on)

 The game requires an installed A600, A1200 or A4000 Kickstart 3.1 image.
 The kickstart image must be located in the directory "Devs:Kickstarts" and
 must be named "kick40063.A600" (resp kick40068.A1200 or kick40068.A4000). 
 The image can be extracted from a A1200 (resp A4000) 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 requester.
 Additionally the file "kick40063.A600.RTB", (resp "kick40068.A1200.RTB" or
 "kick40068.A4000.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.

 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, NOVBRMOVE, 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 or create a mantis issue directly
 at http://mantis.whdload.de

 For the full WHDLoad package, other installs and updates refer to:
	http://www.whdload.de/
 or	aminet:dev/misc/whdload#?
 and	aminet:game/patch/

  Version 2.2 (08.05.2021) done by JOTD:
  - allows CD32 version to run on a 68000/68010 machine (issue #0005141). You
    will need the 3.1 A600 kickstart which supports 68000 CPU.

  Version 2.1 (03.02.2019) still done by JOTD:
  - fixed a bug in the sound replay (CD≥≤): program is now loaded in fast memory,
    but some sound routine relied on the fact that it was in chipmem (music & sfx worked,
	but the "beep" sound at start was funny, and there were also parasite sounds). It was some
	hard work to find this. Thanks to Toni for the new "wrong memory write to DMA registers" in WinUAE
  - floppy version bump, with just some source code rework & reassembled with newest kickemu, added
    WHDLF_ClearMem flag because the game seems to read "in the woods" sometimes, better read 0 than trash.
  
  Version 2.0 (06.02.2005)
  - reworked for WHDLoad v16 & kickemu, smaller slave, loads faster, less OS swaps
  - CD≥≤ version support (Thanks Bert for ISO), with program loading in fast memory (fast load)
    (hard work because I had to relocate some chip-only data in chip, check the source!)
 - reworked readme & install script

  Version 1.1 (01.04.2003)
  - After load access fault removed
  - Source code included (needs kick13.s & kickdos stuff)

  Version 1.0 (22.09.2001) done by JOTD
  - Initial release 
  - Runs fully from HD using WHDLoad/KickEmu/KickDOS
  - LINC terminal problems fixed (the english version of the game crashed)
  - Game file provided in order to avoid gfx corruption at Dr Burke's
  - No more crash on "Restart" option
  - OS Swaps avoided when loading/saving a game
  - Convenient install script
  - Full use of fast memory
  - Menu access faults removed
  - All versions are supported (tested with english, french, swedish, german versions)
  - LINC Password protection removed (thanks to Mark Knibbs for AmigaPatchList)
  - Quit key (numerical '*', or configurable with QUITKEY)
  - Walkthrough included
  - Wide choice of icons provided

Notes

  - As in the original DOS release, use F5/F6 to save/load games.
  - Due to a bug in the original release, "Restart" option has been
    changed so now program loads first game (game0).
    If you did not save any game here, restart will just quit the game.
    The best thing to do to make "restart" work is to save the game at
    the very beginning (when you're in the press room with the cop)
    under position 0.
  - You need a lot of memory (about 12MB) to run that game using WHDLoad
    because of the data files.
  - Once, I experienced a game freeze (original game bug, I think). Don't forget
    to save your games from time to time...
  - I finally fixed the problem with LINC terminal: once you gained access to
    a pirate ID card, the retina scan allows you to enter the 6-digit code
    (which is now bypassed, fortunately :)). After that code, some LINC menu
    crashed the machine. Actually, it only worked on a 24 bit CPU (68000, 68010
    or 68020).
  - I would like to thank all the people who sent me their versions of the
    executable, and also pseudo-fix packages for it (good but not enough :))
    and especially Olivier Schott for completing the game with this slave
    (he used the french version).
  - Due to the size of the game, the long introduction, the amount of bugs,
    and the tests, this install was very time consuming.
    I hope you'll appreciate it.
  - The CD32 version was recently adapted to be 68000 friendly. A 68000 can't
    cope with more than 16MB so the talkie version can't be preloaded but at
    least it will work (with flashes but will work)

Icons contained in install package

WHDLoad Slave information
BeneathASteelSkyCD32.slave - 08.05.2021 00:10:26 - 7220 bytes
required WHDLoad version16
flagsNoError EmulPriv ClearMem Examine
required Chip Memory1664 KiB ($1a0000)
required Expansion Memory1024 KiB ($100000)
info nameBeneath A Steel Sky CD≥≤
info copy1994 Virtual Theatre/Virgin
info installadapted & fixed by JOTD
Thanks to Wepl for ISO image
Version 2.2 (08-may-2021 00:05:00)
Kickstart name40063.a600 40068.a1200 40068.a4000
Kickstart size512 KiB ($80000)
Kickstart checksum$970c $9ff5 $75d3
BeneathASteelSky.slave - 08.05.2021 00:10:26 - 5680 bytes
required WHDLoad version16
flagsNoError EmulPriv ClearMem Examine
required Chip Memory512 KiB ($80000)
required Expansion Memory896 KiB ($e0000)
info nameBeneath A Steel Sky
info copy1993 Virtual Theatre/Virgin
info installadapted & fixed by JOTD
Thanks to O. Schott, and all the people who
contributed to this release
Version 2.1 (19-apr-2021 22:57:00)
Kickstart name34005.a500
Kickstart size256 KiB ($40000)
Kickstart checksum$f9e3

Install Archive Content Listing
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40541lh5226Amiga2001-10-19 20:47:24BeneathASteelSkyInstall/142
2601lh531Amiga2001-10-19 20:47:26BeneathASteelSkyInstall/advisor
65381lh56281Amiga2005-02-06 11:33:48BeneathASteelSkyInstall/BeneathASteelSkyCD32.colexot
79601lh55793Amiga2005-02-06 11:37:34BeneathASteelSkyInstall/BeneathASteelSkyCD32.newexot
72201lh54872Amiga2021-05-08 00:10:26BeneathASteelSkyInstall/BeneathASteelSkyCD32.slave
55541lh55038Amiga2005-02-06 11:36:04BeneathASteelSkyInstall/BeneathASteelSky.colexot
197341lh512741Amiga2001-10-19 20:47:26BeneathASteelSkyInstall/BeneathASteelSky.glowicon
14001lh5477Amiga2001-10-19 20:47:26BeneathASteelSkyInstall/BeneathASteelSky.inf
75851lh54074Amiga2001-10-19 20:47:24BeneathASteelSkyInstall/BeneathASteelSky.newexot
226121lh512076Amiga2001-10-19 20:47:26BeneathASteelSkyInstall/BeneathASteelSky.newicon
56801lh54005Amiga2021-05-08 00:10:26BeneathASteelSkyInstall/BeneathASteelSky.slave
213371lh55292Amiga2005-02-06 11:46:38BeneathASteelSkyInstall/Install
20161lh51693Amiga2005-02-06 11:47:58BeneathASteelSkyInstall/Install.info
66591lh53043Amiga2021-05-08 00:05:50BeneathASteelSkyInstall/ReadMe
19901lh51310Amiga2005-02-06 11:47:58BeneathASteelSkyInstall/ReadMe.info
103311lh53954Amiga2005-02-06 11:47:38BeneathASteelSkyInstall/Solution
19901lh51314Amiga2005-02-06 11:47:58BeneathASteelSkyInstall/Solution.info
107351lh53913Amiga2021-05-08 00:10:26BeneathASteelSkyInstall/source/BeneathASteelSkyCD32HD.s
72801lh52909Amiga2021-05-08 00:10:26BeneathASteelSkyInstall/source/BeneathASteelSkyHD.s
2361lh5129Amiga2005-02-06 16:03:58BeneathASteelSkyInstall/source/Makefile
5341lh5273Amiga2021-01-02 12:02:58BeneathASteelSkyInstall/source/Makefile_windows.mak
31lh03Amiga2005-02-06 16:03:58BeneathASteelSkyInstall/source/slave_version

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