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Wiz'n'Liz (Psygnosis)

download the install packageWizNLiz.lha
created at2006-07-24
size of install package57622 Bytes
(use it to report problems with that install)
Dark Angel & DJ Mike
Mantis BugTracker740
Hall Of Light1740
Lemon Amiga1138

Short:    HD Installer for Wiz'n'Liz v2.1
Author:   DJ Mike (djmike@crystalmike.com; ICQ: 35028461)
Uploader: DJ Mike (djmike@crystalmike.com)
Version:  2.1
Type:     game/patch
Requires: WHDLoad 15+, 1MB chip mem

This patch applies to "Wiz'n'Liz" (c) 1993 Psygnosis/Lunatic Software

- Original disks (x2) OR CAPS Archive #749
- Slave requires WHDLoad V15+.
- Game requires 1MB chip mem
  (+900k other memory for preload option)

- Game loads entirely from HD
- Skip the annoyingly long intro with fire button at any time!
- Reduced-size disk images to save space and memory
- Rob Northen Copylock cracked properly !! (see Notes)
- Decompression moved to Fast Memory (if available) to speed up loading
- Instruction Cache enabled by default for even faster loading
- 2x Empty code loops replaced
- 52x Blit waits added for 040/060 compatibility
  (set CUSTOM1=1 to disable if you experience slowdown)
- 1x Colour bit setting fixed
- High scores are stored on HD
- Quit to Workbench at ANY time (Default key: F10) on ANY Amiga!
- RomIcon/NewIcons made by DJ Mike
- Compatible with Dark Angel's old install (just copy .slave into folder)

- v1.0 Original release by Dark Angel
- v2.0 (DJ Mike 07/06)
  - Completely rewritten from scratch (original install never worked properly)
  - Rob Northen Copylock finally cracked properly!
  - Uses modern WHDL functions and infos
  - Reduced amount of disk space needed (must reinstall to get this)
  - Quit key now works on 68000 machines AND during intro!
  - Added code to skip the intro using the fire button at any time
  - Made some new icons myself and included others
- v2.1 (DJ Mike 07/06)
  - Blit waits added to fix graphics for 040/060 systems
  - Colour bit setting fixed


Well, this certainly turned out to be an interesting little install. I took
this one on after receiving a bug report (thanks Joe!) that the copylock
didn't work.

Turns out the old install never cracked the protection at all. Wrong copylock
key, not wired in the correct places anyway, and a sly protection check CHECK!

Unfortunately, having the copylock key in $F4 wasn't the only problem - there's
also a nasty check the game after 5-10 minutes of play which grinds your
character's speed to a painful walk if the game picks up on you modifying
the protection check!! So I've cracked this by removing all traces of my
modifying the code once the fake protection wiring has finished.

The intro can now be skipped with the fire button at any time - after tons of
testing I was getting sick to the teeth of waiting for it!

So finally this install has been coded 100%! It's a charming little game and
deserves a run-through :-) Enjoy!

Special thanks to Joe for submitting the bug report that prompted me to take
this one and write it properly!

Thanks also to Luca "Hexaae" Longone for submitting a bug report regarding
blitter glitches in v2.0

Greetings to Codetapper, Cfou, Psygore, Wepl and all WHDLoad supporters!

-- DJ Mike (22nd July 2006)

         Bug report form, full WHDLoad package and other installs:

Icons contained in install package

WHDLoad Slave information
WizNLiz.slave - 22.07.2006 20:47:10 - 1520 bytes
required WHDLoad version15
required Chip Memory1024 KiB ($100000)
required Expansion Memory4 KiB ($1000)
info nameWiz'n'Liz
info copy1993 Psygnosis / Lunatic Software
info installInstalled by DJ Mike
Version 2.1 (22-Jul-2006)

Install Archive Content Listing
9480lh54932006-07-22 13:21:20WizNLizHD.info
191280lh550392006-07-22 12:59:08WizNLizHD\Install
7100lh53532006-07-22 12:35:12WizNLizHD\Install.info
31610lh516552006-07-22 21:05:52WizNLizHD\ReadMe
20040lh515442006-07-22 12:12:28WizNLizHD\ReadMe.info
14080lh53222006-07-22 12:34:06WizNLizHD\scores.dat
72890lh561872006-07-22 12:42:00WizNLizHD\WizNliz.colcfou
46820lh541052006-07-22 13:22:50WizNLizHD\WizNLiz.coldjm1
71080lh567622006-07-22 13:20:54WizNLizHD\WizNLiz.coldjm2
60760lh559752006-07-22 12:42:00WizNLizHD\WiznLiz.colexot
68190lh566082006-07-22 12:42:00WizNLizHD\WizNLiz.colfrank
163070lh545262006-07-22 13:22:56WizNLizHD\WizNLiz.newdjm1
181350lh568302006-07-22 13:21:02WizNLizHD\WizNLiz.newdjm2
247350lh554342006-07-22 13:00:58WizNLizHD\WizNLiz.romicon
15200lh510942006-07-22 20:47:10WizNLizHD\WizNLiz.slave

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