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Guardian (Acid Software)

download the install packageGuardian.lha
created at2018-09-25
size of install package28768 Bytes
Author/Contact
(use it to report problems with that install)
StingRay
Hall Of Light2802
Lemon Amiga1783


 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 "Guardian"  1994 Acid Software.

 Requirements:
 -------------
 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 game requires 1.5 MB ChipMem and 0.5 OtherMem
 (+2.0 MB for preload)
 It can be quit by pressing F10 (key can be changed with Tooltype "QuitKey=").

 The game requires an installed A600/A1200/A4000 Kickstart 3.1 image.
 The kickstart image must be located in the directory "Devs:Kickstarts" and
 must be named "kick40063.A600", "kick40063.A1200" or "kick40063.A4000". The
 image can be extracted from an A600/1200/4000 with tools like 'GrabKick' or
 similar which can be found on aminet.
 If the image is of wrong version or altered in any way WHDLoad will quit with
 an appropriate message.
 Additionally the file "kick40063.A600.RTB", "kick40063.A1200.RTB" or
 "kick40063.A4000.RTB" must be installed in the same directory as the kickstart
 image. It can be found in the archive "util/boot/skick346.lha" on aminet.

 Features:
 ---------
 - Full load from HD
 - Protection removed (MFM)
 - Useless "call WaitTOF() 50 times" loop disabled
 - High score load/save (disabled if any trainer options are used)
 - Trainer options added
 - Decruncher (CrunchMania) relocated
 - NewIcon (created by me)
 - Source code included
 - Quit option that works with NOVBRMOVE (default key is 'F10')

 The next requested patch is now finished. Great game which features really
 good code, why the scroller code to show the high scores is so slow is beyond
 me though and calling WaitTOF() 50 times during startup didn't make sense
 either! Anyway, patching this game was fun, first I used the Kickstart 1.3
 emulation code and here the keyboard didn't work so I recoded the keyboard
 routines which didn't take long. Today, when testing the install script, it
 actually dawned on me that it might not be a good idea to use Kickstart 1.3
 for an AGA game and tried the patch with the Kickstart 3.1 emulation code.
 And lo and behold, I could remove all my "fix keyboard" code as ther were
 no problems anymore. :)

 The disk format used for the data disk is funny, tracks are stored in reverse
 order. Probably made to baffle the crackers but just looking at the trackloader
 code for a few seconds revealed anything anyway. The RawDIC imager to save all
 files from the data disk was quickly coded and while creating it I detected a
 bug in RawDIC and also one in my generic Amiga DOS imager code (which I
 wanted to use to save the files from the Program Disk) so it sure was useful
 to patch this game. :) 

 I have also added high score saving, this will only be enabled if the game is
 played without using any of the trainer options!


 Enjoy the game from HD.
 Sting, 25-Sep-2018


 Greetings to all in Scarab and Scoopex, the WHDLoad team, PMC,
 Musashi5150, Skan, Slummy, Loaderror, Frequent, Wayne Kerr, Mr.Spiv,
 Alpha One, CFou!, Paradroid, Audiomonster, Vention, Slammer
 Axis, Tim, Triace, Britelite, Buzzer and all the other usual suspects. :)

 Special greetings to all Golf MK1 fans worldwide and all classic
 car owners/drivers. :)

 Extra greetings to the usual suspects on #amigascne and #amycoders, see
 you all at Revision 2019! :)


 History:
 --------
 version 1.00 (25.09.2018) done by StingRay:
 - initial release
 - source code included



 Contact:
 --------
 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:
	http://www.whdload.de/
 or	aminet:dev/misc/whdload#?
 and	aminet:game/patch/

Icons contained in install package

WHDLoad Slave information
Guardian.slave - 25.09.2018 16:58:12 - 5256 bytes
required WHDLoad version17
flagsNoError EmulTrap Req68020 ReqAGA EmulPriv Examine
required Chip Memory1536 KiB ($180000)
required Expansion Memory1024 KiB ($100000)
info nameGuardian
info copy1994 Acid Software
info installinstalled by StingRay/[S]carab^Scoopex
Version 1.00 (24.09.2018)
Kickstart name40068.a1200 40068.a4000 40063.a600
Kickstart size512 KiB ($80000)
Kickstart checksum$9ff5 $75d3 $970c
ConfigurationC1:X:Unlimited Lives:0;
C1:X:Unlimited Energy:1;
C1:X:Unlimited Bombs and Missiles:2;
C1:X:Start with all Weapons:3

Install Archive Content Listing
UnpackedLvlMethodPackedOSDate/TimeName
29001lh51248Amiga2018-09-25 17:00:42Guardian_Install/Guardian.islave
130221lh54135Amiga2018-09-25 15:17:04Guardian_Install/Guardian.newicon
52561lh53639Amiga2018-09-25 16:58:12Guardian_Install/Guardian.slave
15841lh51047Amiga2008-08-31 16:57:30Guardian_Install.info
395681lh59722Amiga2018-09-25 16:42:00Guardian_Install/Install
7091lh5352Amiga2018-09-25 16:25:16Guardian_Install/Install.info
44991lh52358Amiga2018-09-25 17:39:48Guardian_Install/ReadMe
19901lh51310Amiga2018-09-25 17:41:34Guardian_Install/ReadMe.info
39851lh51530Amiga2018-09-25 17:02:00Guardian_Install/Source/Guardian_ImagerSlave.s
73141lh52779Amiga2018-09-25 16:56:54Guardian_Install/Source/Guardian_WHD.s

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