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 "Kingdoms of England" © 1989 Incognito Software.
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 game requires 0.5 MB ChipMem (+1.8 MB for preload)
It can be quit by pressing F10 (key can be changed with Tooltype "QuitKey=").
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 message.
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.
- Full load from HD
- Protection removed (track check)
- NewIcon (created by me)
- Source code included (also on Github, link below)
- Quit option that works on 68000 machines (default key is 'F10')
I started this patch more than 10 years ago and faced a problem with
the disk change not working correctly. After a while I got fed up
and moved on to other things, but did not forget about the patch.
In the last days I spent about 22 hours to finally finish the patch.
The current version of the patch uses disk images, but in a later
update I will convert it to using files. I have already created the
RawDIC imager, which handles saving the files and also decrypting
the file names. However, so far I could not get the patch running
correctly with files, so for now disk images are used.
The game has interesting low level code, it creates its very own
dos.library using MakeLibrary and AddLibrary. This library handles
all disk accessing routines by emulating all DOS routines required
for the game. I'm pretty sure the development version of the game
was running from harddisk already!
The latest version of the source for this patch can be found on
my Github: https://github.com/MK1Roxxor/WHDLoad_Patches/blob/master/Games/KingdomsOfEngland_WHD.s
Enjoy the game from HD.
version 1.01 (31.08.2023)
- game only worked with a disk in drive due (wrong offset in protection
check removal code used)
version 1.00 (30.08.2023) done by StingRay:
- initial release
- source code included
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: