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 "Vector Demo" © 1989 Prophets AG.
This install requires WHDLoad and RawDIC to be in the path.
These programs can be found in the WHDLoad package.
To install from a different drive than DF0: select installation mode Expert.
The installed demo requires 0.5 MB ChipMem (+0.3 MB for preload).
It can be quit by pressing F10 (key can be changed with Tooltype "QuitKey=").
- Full load from HD (real files!)
- All OS stuff recoded (InitBitMap, InitRastPort, OpenFont, Text etc.)
- Self-modifying code fixed
- DMA wait in replayer fixed
- Byte write to volume register in replayer fixed
- Interrupt fixed
- DMA settings fixed
- Intro can be skipped with CUSTOM1
- NewIcon (created by me)
- Source code included as usual
- Quit option that works on 68000 machines (default key is 'F10')
After I patched a lot of old Thrust demos this morning I remembered
another old German group which made some nice stuff back in the day.
Yes, it's Prophets AG and this vector demo, while not the most
entertaining demo, is still nice to watch. It features Tip's quite
fast line routine which he later released to the public. The demo
also features some nice music by T.A.R. (The Acustic Revolution),
definitely way ahead of its time when it comes to tracked music
from 1989, "snare slide" is still one of my favorites modules!
The code is quite good, not much had to be patched, I spent most
of the time recoding the scroller in the intro to use the hardware
instead of graphics.library functions (I hate demo patches that need a
Kickstart ROM!) but it was fun to do. I don't really understand
why this demo was released as a trackloaded one though as it only
consists of 2 small files. Since this patch uses real files that not
much of a problem any longer of course.
The demo can be downloaded here:
Enjoy the demo from HD.
Greetings to all in Scarab and Scoopex, the WHDLoad team, PMC,
Musashi5150, Skan, Slummy, Loaderror, Frequent, Wayne Kerr, Mr.Spiv,
Alpha One, CFou!, Paradroid and all the other usual suspects. :)
Special greetings to all Golf MK1 fans worldwide except those
lowlifes who "borrowed" my MK1 for a joyride!
Extra greetings to the usual suspects on #amigascne, see you all at
Revision 2014! :)
version 1.00 (24.09.2013) 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: