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Magica (Andy Noble)

download the install packageMagica.lha
created at2023-02-07
size of install package40796 Bytes
Author/Contact
(use it to report problems with that install)
DJ Mike
Mantis BugTracker1722
Hall Of Light6858
Lemon Amiga4472
download images for that installandynoble.co.uk


Short:    HD-Installer for Magica
Author:   DJ Mike/Action! (djmike@crystalmike.com)
Version:  1.01
Type:     game/patch
Requires: WHDLoad 18, 360k chip mem

This patch applies to "Magica"  2020 usebox.net / Andy Noble
You will require the original disk.
You can download the game here: http://andynoble.co.uk/files/MagicaAmiga100.zip

You can copy your magica.dat file from any existing disk/install to import
your settings, highscores and level scores.

REQUIREMENTS:
- Install requires WHDLoad 18
- Game requires 360k chip mem
  (+additional memory for preload option)

FEATURES:
- Loads fully from HD
- Quit to Workbench at any time, including 68k machines
- All operating system calls removed
- 2x writes to FMODE register removed (as not needed, and causes snoop errors)
- Keyboard routine replaced (uses timers for more reliability on fast machines)
- Set CUSTOM1 to enable trainers/options:
  + 1 to enable in-game cheat keys
  + 2 for infinite lives
  + 4 for infinite time
  + 8 for invincibility
  + 16 to disable saving between levels
    (use this if you use NOWRITECACHE and per-level saving annoys you)
- Optional in-game cheat keys:
  * HELP - skip level
  * L - toggle infinite lives
  * T - toggle infinite time
  * I - toggle invincibility
  * G - toggle character gender (doesn't affect score saves)
- Highscores and level scores saved to disk (unless you cheat)
- Settings saved to disk
- Compatible with existing saves (copy magica.dat into data folder)
- Manual included
- Source code included

HISTORY
Version 1.01 (2023-02-06)
- Illegal instruction on 68000 fixed

Version 1.0 (2023-02-05)
- Initial release

WORDS FROM THE AUTHOR

This install was a request from the EAB forum (greetings to Weasel Fierce!).
A short and sweet game that is a port of a recent Amstrad title. It's good fun
and was nice and straightforward to patch. The game already plays from HD, but
doesn't degrade the system if you're using RTG screenmodes etc. so there's at
least some point to having it under WHDLoad.

While patching I found two cheats!

Level Select + Invincibility:
- Go to the Information screen, 3rd page
- Type '6031769' (same code as Manic Miner!) and "Cheat Activated!" will appear
  in the middle of the screen
- The player is now invincible, and a level select is shown when starting
- You can type '6031769' again to disable the cheat

Gender Change
- Go to Redefine Keys, and set your keys to W, I, Z, R and D in that order
- The gender of your character will switch from female -> male or vice versa

I've included an option to disable saves between levels. If you're like me and
use NOWRITECACHE, you'll keep getting stalls while WHDLoad does an OS swap to
save. I don't personally mind that but some people might, so the option is there
just in case!

Settings + scores are always saved whenever you go back to the title screen.
If you cheat, then only settings are saved.

Enjoy! :-)

Greetings to Codetapper, Wepl and all the WHDLoad team!

-- DJ Mike (5th February 2023)

            ________  ________  ________  ____  ________  ________
           _)       \_)       \_)       \_)   \_)       \_)       \
   __ ___ /___/     /   /_____/\  /     /     /   /     /   /     /
  /_//__// \___    /   /     /CT\/     /     /   /     /   /     /
        /___/     /___      /   /     /_____/___      /___/     /___ __
            \____/    \____/    \____/          \____/    \____//__//_/


         Bug report form, full WHDLoad package and other installs:
                          http://www.whdload.de/

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.

Icons contained in install package

WHDLoad Slave information
Magica.slave - 06.02.2023 17:51:34 - 1580 bytes
required WHDLoad version18
flagsNoError ClearMem
required Chip Memory360 KiB ($5a000)
Expansion Memory0 KiB
info nameMagica
info copy2020 usebox.net & Andy Noble
info installPatched by DJ Mike/Action!
Version 1.01 (06-Feb-2023)
Kickstart name0
Kickstart size0 KiB ($0)
Kickstart checksum$0000
ConfigurationC1:X:Enable Cheat Keys:0;
C1:X:Infinite Lives:1;
C1:X:Infinite Time:2;
C1:X:Invincibility:3;
C1:X:Level Select:4;
C1:X:Disable End of Level Saves:5;

Install Archive Content Listing
UnpackedLvlMethodPackedOSDate/TimeName
11931lh5664Amiga2022-11-18 20:17:22MagicaHD.info
385401lh59577Amiga2023-02-05 19:12:58MagicaHD/Install
7061lh5353Amiga2023-02-05 10:46:02MagicaHD/Install.info
76511lh56539Amiga2023-02-05 20:38:40MagicaHD/Magica.colicon
176891lh56371Amiga2023-02-05 20:39:16MagicaHD/Magica.newicon
113981lh52962Amiga2023-02-05 20:45:34MagicaHD/Magica.romicon
15801lh51135Amiga2023-02-06 17:51:34MagicaHD/Magica.slave
52191lh52583Amiga2023-02-05 10:47:40MagicaHD/Manual
20041lh51543Amiga2002-08-04 17:17:46MagicaHD/Manual.info
40721lh52076Amiga2023-02-07 08:05:52MagicaHD/ReadMe
20041lh51544Amiga2002-08-04 17:17:46MagicaHD/ReadMe.info
125481lh54803Amiga2023-02-06 17:51:32MagicaHD/src/Magica.asm

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