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Dogs of War (Elite Systems)

download the install packageDogsOfWar.lha
created at2006-01-08
size of install package42796 Bytes
(use it to report problems with that install)
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Mantis BugTracker465
Hall Of Light380
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Short:    HD-Installer for Dogs of War v1.3
Author:   DJ Mike (mtjg2@ukc.ac.uk), ICQ: 35028461
Uploader: DJ Mike (mtjg2@ukc.ac.uk)
Version:  1.3
Type:     game/patch
Requires: WHDLoad 10, 512k chip mem

This patch applies to "Dogs of War" (c) 1989 Elite Systems
You will require the original disk.
Two versions are supported:
- the Original release
- the Budget release

Thanks to Carlo Pirri for the original and budget versions

  If you have previously downloaded and installed Dogs of War using
  version 1.0/1.1 of this patch, you will need to completely reinstall
  it using this new archive.

- Slave requires WHDLoad V10+.
- Game requires 512k chip mem
  (+750k other memory for preload option)

- Game loads entirely from HD
- Two versions supported - Original and Budget release (v1.1)
- Custom imager optimises disk image to save space (v1.2)
- Protection check on original removed (v1.1)
- Decompression moved to fastmem if available
- Empty DBF Loops fixed (x6)
- Blitter waits inserted (x22)
- Start a 1 or 2 player game by pressing fire on either controller
- Fixed a bug in the game's Quit To Menu button (F1)
  You could jump to the menu during the loading sequence
  prematurely, which would screw up the graphics later :-)
- Fixed two more bugs in game's keyboard routine with
  original "TIMBO" cheat active when you pressed TAB
- Fixed the game's debug mode to work in WHDLoad
- Highscores loaded from and saved to HD (except when you cheat)
- Trainer modes available:
  * Infinite Ammo - set CUSTOM1=1
  * Invulnerability - set CUSTOM2=1 and press F5 during game
    (equivalent to game's "TIMBO" cheatmode)
  * Infinite Lives - set CUSTOM3=1
  * Infinite Cash - set CUSTOM4=1
  * Level Skip - set CUSTOM5=1 and press HELP during game
- Quit to Workbench at any time (Default key: F10)
- RomIcon/NewIcon/ColorIcon/Exoticons made by Captain HIT

- v1.0 Original release
- v1.1 Added support for the Original release, which required
       a different type of imager (greetings to Mr. Larmer
       for the source to help on that one :-) - plus the game
       required cracking to remove a protection check on track
       158 on the disk. If the protection failed, your character
       would move about like a drunken maniac in the game ;-)
- v1.2 Thanks to Carlo Pirri for alerting me to the fact that
       some copies of the original have unreadable tracks where
       there is no game data. I rewrote the loader and the imager
       to remove all unused tracks - which saves space as well
- v1.3 (2006.01.08)
  - Fixed a bug which caused the game to freeze in WinUAE when
    you select 1 or 2 players. The actual bug was a subtle
    difference in how a real Amiga handles the Disk Block Ready
    interrupt compared to WinUAE :-)
  - Added ability to select 1 or 2 players using the fire
    button on each controller port


- Type TIMBO on the title screen, then during the game use
  F5 to toggle invulnerability on and off.

  This cheat mode IS DETECTED by my anti-cheat highscore save!


My 7th install is something of an old favourite for me :-) Such a simple
game yet so addictively fun (sick minded.. me?)

For the most part this game is very nicely coded, except for these debug
keys left in by the programmers (the TIMBO cheat really is more of a
debugging tool left in during production).

That, and the fact that a lack of blitter waits during the game meant
that running with caches switched on the in-game stuff completely
screwed up. Not that you'd ever really see that because the custom
floppy loader required a serious degrade to run in the first place :-)

Enjoy this seriously cool game!

Greetings to Codetapper, Galahad, Wepl and the rest of the WHDLoad team!

-- DJ Mike (4th August 2002)

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WHDLoad Slave information
DogsOfWar.slave - 08.01.2006 18:43:22 - 1748 bytes
required WHDLoad version10
flagsNoError EmulTrap
required Chip Memory512 KiB ($80000)
required Expansion Memory4 KiB ($1000)
info nameDogs of War
info copy1989 Elite Systems
info installInstalled by DJ Mike/Action!
Version 1.3 (08-Jan-2006)
Thanks to Carlo Pirri for the
Original and Budget versions!

Install Archive Content Listing
86500lh573162002-08-04 12:52:22DogsOfWarHD\DogsOfWar.colexot
138460lh597112002-08-04 12:51:20DogsOfWarHD\DogsOfWar.coloricon
2580lh02582002-08-02 11:20:50DogsOfWarHD\DogsOfWar.highs
7880lh55262002-09-08 10:11:16DogsOfWarHD\DogsOfWar.islave
116340lh569432002-08-04 20:27:10DogsOfWarHD\DogsOfWar.newexot
99550lh559562002-08-04 20:27:58DogsOfWarHD\DogsOfWar.newicon
91000lh528492002-08-04 20:34:10DogsOfWarHD\DogsOfWar.romicon
17480lh512602006-01-08 18:43:22DogsOfWarHD\DogsOfWar.slave
11930lh56642002-09-02 23:58:30DogsOfWarHD.info
96860lh526632002-09-03 00:10:06DogsOfWarHD\Install
7120lh53522002-09-02 23:59:30DogsOfWarHD\Install.info
44780lh521112006-01-08 18:52:18DogsOfWarHD\ReadMe
20040lh515452002-07-17 09:28:24DogsOfWarHD\ReadMe.info

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