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Brian Lara's Cricket '96 (Audiogenic)

download the install packageBrianLarasCricket96.lha
created at2003-03-02
size of install package38981 Bytes
(use it to report problems with that install)
Mantis BugTracker306
Hall Of Light206

Short:    HD-Installer for Brian Lara's Cricket '96 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 "Brian Lara's Cricket '96" (c) 1996 Audiogenic - 1 disk.
Original supplied by myself for once! :)

- Slave requires WHDLoad V10+ and XFDDecrunch
- Game requires 1Mb chip mem (+880k other memory for preload option)

- Full load from HD
- Rob Northen copylock removed
- Access faults fixed (x4)
- Ability to load and save games and teams to two virtual disks
- Added 'F9' key to force a disk swap (see note below)
- New Zealand team named fixed (the original is displayed as Hgf)
- All files can be compressed to save space (FImp, Propack etc)
- RomIcon, NewIcon and OS3.5 Colour Icon (created by me!)
- Quit option (default key is 'F10')

Finally a decent update to Graham Gooch World Class Cricket!  Audiogenic
created 7 different cricket games and most people wouldn't be able to tell
the difference between 6 of them apart from the title picture!  This update
is a conversion of the Megadrive game and features a lot more shots hit in
the air (and a lot more catches).  The number of runs you can score in an
over is made more realistic, the fielding is much better and you can choose
manual or automatic fielders.  The pitch looks more like a hard deck and
the bug which allowed you to bowl the computer with spinners by bowling
short deliveries has been fixed!  A pretty good update all around!

The original game requires you to hold down the left mouse button while 
loading to install a different set of teams. I have moved all the county 
sides onto the second disk and left the international sides on disk one.

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.  For
example, if you select an international team from the game disk but want
the computer playing a county side on disk 2, press the "Disk" button and
then pick the second team.  After selecting the team it should
automatically switch back to the game disk without prompting you.  If you
wish to copy teams from one disk to the other, select the teams and press
'F9' when asked to insert the target disk.  That way you will have forced a
disk swap and can press the Retry button to start the save.

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, Xavier, Wepl, all Action members, the WHDLoad
team and of course to everyone that loves the greatest sport in the world -

Codetapper/Action (02-Mar-2003)

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WHDLoad Slave information
BrianLarasCricket96.slave - 03.03.2003 00:13:22 - 1448 bytes
required WHDLoad version10
flagsEmulTrap NoDivZero
required Chip Memory1024 KiB ($100000)
Expansion Memory0 KiB
info nameBrian Lara's Cricket '96
info copy1996 Audiogenic
info installInstalled by Codetapper/Action!
Version 1.0 (03.03.2003)
Press 'F9' to switch disks during the game!
Original supplied by myself for once!

Install Archive Content Listing
116990lh5107282003-03-02 20:09:22BrianLarasCricket96HD\BrianLarasCricket96.colicon
181640lh583042003-03-02 20:11:52BrianLarasCricket96HD\BrianLarasCricket96.newicon
125100lh572592003-03-02 20:55:58BrianLarasCricket96HD\BrianLarasCricket96.romicon
14480lh59362003-03-03 00:13:22BrianLarasCricket96HD\BrianLarasCricket96.slave
320lh0322003-03-02 20:00:14BrianLarasCricket96HD\disk.tag
22780lh513422002-11-07 18:31:04BrianLarasCricket96HD.info
115950lh531662003-03-03 00:01:02BrianLarasCricket96HD\Install
7200lh53692003-03-02 21:04:38BrianLarasCricket96HD\Install.info
6660lh06662003-03-02 23:38:08BrianLarasCricket96HD\NewZe_01.tm
50690lh523002003-03-03 00:44:22BrianLarasCricket96HD\ReadMe
39200lh532072002-09-18 10:46:20BrianLarasCricket96HD\ReadMe.info

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