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Blastar (Core Design)

download the install packageBlastar.lha
created at2021-05-01
size of install package53962 Bytes
Author/Contact
(use it to report problems with that install)
JOTD & StingRay
Mantis BugTracker523
Hall Of Light141
Lemon Amiga169


 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 "Blastar"  1993 Core Design

 This install requires WHDLoad and DIC to be in the path. Both can be found in
 the WHDLoad package.
 To install from a different drive than DF0: select installation mode Expert.

 The installed program requires 0.5 MB ChipMem and 0.6 MB OtherMem.
 It can be quit by pressing F9 (key can be changed with Tooltype "QuitKey=").

 If you have problems with this installation please try and get a newer
 version of this package from the WHDLoad WWW-Page.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, NOVBRMOVE, 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:
	http://www.whdload.de/
 or	aminet:dev/misc/whdload#?
 and	aminet:game/patch/


 Some notes about this new 3.0 version of the Blastar patch:
 
 It has been completely rewritten and fixes several problems. On fast machines,
 the scrolling in the game wasn't smooth, this has been fixed now. The
 fix is only required for fast machines, if you play on a slow 68000 machine,
 use the option to disable the graphics fix as otherwise the game will
 slow down.
 There also were a few access faults, in 2 levels the ProPack decruncher
 accessed memory outside the 512k boundary, I have adapted the code to
 avoid this. In the weapon selection menu (shop) there was another access
 fault when selecting available weapons with joytick up/down, this was
 caused by a wrong branch instruction after checking if end of the menu
 was reached and has been fixed too.

 To be able to read the text in the mission obective screen, a delay has
 been added. Originally these screens are shown while the game loads and
 decrunches data which means these were only visible for a short time
 when loading from HD on a fast machine. You can exit the mission objective
 screens by pressing fire, this will only work after decrunching has
 been finished. If you don't press fire, the screen will be shown for
 5 seconds.

 The option handling has been improved as well, originally the settings
 for the joystick type/mode and difficulty were reset to defaults when
 returning to the main menu after playing a game. In this patch, the settings
 for the joystick type/mode and difficulty are properly restored when
 returning to the main menu. 

 A lot of trainer options have been added as well, to see the available
 in-game keys press "Help" during game.

 Creating this update was quite a bit of work, I do hope the game works
 properly now.

 StingRay in May 2021.




 versiom 3.0 (01.05.21) done by StingRay:
 - patch completely rewritten
 - access faults fixed (decrunching certain levels, weapon selection etc.)
 - graphics problems on fast machines fixed (issue #3779)
 - delay for "Mission Objective" screens added
 - option handling improved (joystick type/mode and difficulty are not reset
   once game returns to the main menu, issue #4903)
 - decrunchers relocated to fast memory
 - new install script
 - lots of trainer options added 

 version 2.1 (10.12.17) done by StingRay:
 - writes to FMODE disabled
 - keyboard interrupt fixed
 - lots of Bplcon0 color bit fixes
 - blitter waits added
 - problem with in-game keys feature fixed (issue #886, issue #2112)
 - WHDLoad v17+ features used (config)

 version 2.0 (03.12.04) done by JOTD
 - fully rewrite of slave, readme & install in WHDLoad standards
 - keyboard fully fixed (not a piece of cake!)
 - fastmem enabled
 - access fault fixed in introduction
 - CUSTOM1=1 skips introduction (loads fast!!)
 - CUSTOM2=1 enables in-game cheat keys (otherwise disabled)
 - source code included

 version 1.2 (2002) done by JOTD:
 - initial WHDLoad release
 - Original in-game keys activated (levelskip, weapons)
 - Keyboard fixed
 - WHDLoad: quitkey quits the game (only during game)
 - Removes copy-protection check
 - Nice icons, by Frank, and exoticons

 version 1.x (1997) done by JOTD:
 - initial JST release (removes copylock and that's all)

Icons contained in install package

WHDLoad Slave information
Blastar.slave - 01.05.2021 18:04:40 - 3784 bytes
required WHDLoad version17
flagsNoError EmulTrap NoKbd ClearMem
required Chip Memory512 KiB ($80000)
required Expansion Memory576 KiB ($90000)
info nameBlastar
info copy1993 Core Design
info installinstalled by StingRay/[S]carab^Scoopex
Version 3.0 (01.05.2021)
Kickstart name0
Kickstart size0 KiB ($0)
Kickstart checksum$0000
ConfigurationC1:B:Skip Intro;
C2:X:Unlimited Lives:0;
C2:X:Unlimited Bombs:1;
C2:X:Unlimited Energy:2;
C2:X:Invulnerability:4;
C2:X:Start with max. Money:3;
C2:X:In-Game Keys (Press HELP during game):5;
C3:B:Disable Graphics Fix:

Install Archive Content Listing
UnpackedLvlMethodPackedOSDate/TimeName
63921lh56248Amiga2004-12-01 21:31:58Blastar_Install/Blastar.colexotic
61381lh55761Amiga2001-10-19 20:47:26Blastar_Install/Blastar.colicon
3761lh5198Amiga2021-05-01 18:43:02Blastar_Install/Blastar.islave
76131lh55907Amiga2002-02-20 22:45:36Blastar_Install/Blastar.newexot
142641lh55088Amiga2002-02-20 22:44:24Blastar_Install/Blastar.newicon
124871lh54152Amiga2002-02-20 22:44:24Blastar_Install/Blastar.romicon
37841lh52537Amiga2021-05-01 18:04:40Blastar_Install/Blastar.slave
15841lh51047Amiga2019-06-16 13:56:38Blastar_Install.info
379821lh59430Amiga2021-05-01 19:19:06Blastar_Install/Install
12521lh5823Amiga2004-12-01 20:14:14Blastar_Install/Install.info
46211lh52245Amiga2021-05-01 18:35:42Blastar_Install/ReadMe
19901lh51310Amiga2002-02-16 18:44:44Blastar_Install/ReadMe.info
36581lh5886Amiga2021-05-01 19:17:14Blastar_Install/Source/Blastar_ImagerSlave.s
224631lh57431Amiga2021-05-01 17:58:56Blastar_Install/Source/Blastar_WHD.s

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