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Powerdrive (Rage Software/U.S.Gold)

download the install packagePowerdrive.lha
created at2001-01-01
size of install package40770 Bytes
(use it to report problems with that install)
Mantis BugTracker521
Hall Of Light1117
Lemon Amiga2557

Short:    HD-Installer for Powerdrive 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 "Powerdrive" (c) 1994 Rage Software/US Gold - 2 disks.
Thanks to Arif Perves for the original.

- Slave requires WHDLoad V10+.
- Game requires 1.0Mb chip mem (+1.3Mb other memory for preload option)

- Full load from HD
- Loads and saves language, all options, password and player names from 
  the previous game (a *nightmare* to code)
- 2 versions supported
- RNC protection removed
- Decruncher relocated to fast memory
- Empty keyboard dbf loop fixed (x3)
- ButtonWait tooltype added for intro
- Intro and ingame fade delays sped up significantly :)
- Snoop problems fixed (x2)
- Access fault fixed (adda.l d0,a0 -> adda.w d0,a0)
- Localised keyboard support added (requires WHDLoad 12+)
- RomIcon, NewIcon and GlowIcon (created by me!)
- Quit option (default key is '*' on keypad)

The intro and game had very long fade delays which were very annoying so
they have been sped up by approximately 5 times :)

Maybe I am doing something wrong but I found the rotational steering 
control completely uncontrolable due to the skidding the car does. I have
changed the game to default to directional control (but you can change it 
back in the options menu) which means you simply angle the joystick in the
direction you wish to go.

If you get a password for completing a particular level, it will be saved 
in the file "Powerdrive.save" so you can write it down for later. I have
also modified the password option screen to automatically type in the 
last password you earned. (This was a nightmare to code as the bloody game
wipes out the first character and replaces it with a 'B' no matter what
was there before, so the password was effectively wrong! The code is very 
hard to follow too due to constant table lookups).

This release took me some time but I think it's worth it for all the 
saving of options and the password especially (20 character "random"
passwords are so lame!). Note that the password has your name coded into
it so if you use somebody elses password you will have their name in it!)

Greetings to all Action members, my testing crew and the WHDLoad team!
Special thanks to Arif for his patience on this release :) Happy new
year everybody!

Codetapper/Action (30-Dec-2000)

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WHDLoad Slave information
Powerdrive.slave - 31.12.2000 04:11:54 - 2168 bytes
required WHDLoad version10
flagsNoError EmulTrap
required Chip Memory1024 KiB ($100000)
Expansion Memory0 KiB
info namePowerdrive
info copy1994 Rage Software/US Gold
info installInstalled by Codetapper/Action!
Version 1.0 (31.12.2000)
Thanks to Arif Pervez for the original!

Install Archive Content Listing
11930lh56592000-12-24 18:09:46PowerdriveHD.info
31980lh510322000-12-31 04:15:34PowerdriveHD\Install
7110lh53532000-12-29 17:25:10PowerdriveHD\Install.info
181320lh5143522000-12-30 17:27:08PowerdriveHD\Powerdrive.glowicon
125070lh573582000-12-31 04:27:20PowerdriveHD\Powerdrive.inf
186070lh5119852000-12-23 14:47:24PowerdriveHD\Powerdrive.newicon
2100lh51202000-12-31 04:11:32PowerdriveHD\Powerdrive.save
21680lh513482000-12-31 04:11:54PowerdriveHD\Powerdrive.slave
30990lh514912000-12-31 04:06:40PowerdriveHD\ReadMe
20400lh515792000-12-27 06:54:06PowerdriveHD\ReadMe.info

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