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Switchblade 2 (Gremlin)

download the install packageSwitchblade2.lha
created at2018-11-01
size of install package49188 Bytes
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Galahad & Harry & StingRay
Hall Of Light2238
Lemon Amiga1028


Short:    HD-Installer for Switchblade 2 V1.3
Author:   Galahad of Fairlight (phillbb@ic24.net), Harry, StingRay
Version:  1.3
Type:     game/patch

This patch applies to Switchblade 2, 1991 Gremlin Graphics
1 Disk version, GBH Budget release

Slave requires WHDLOAD V17+.
Game requires 0.5 MB Chip Mem and 4k Other Mem
(+ 0.8 other memory for preload option)

FEATURES:
- Full load from Hard drive
- Lame-o-Protect removed
- 1x Bus error removed (Exits would not open if not removed)
- Load/Save Hiscores to Hard drive
- Quit option is 'F9'

VERSION 1.1 by Galahad:
- Decruncher relocated to Fast Ram
- Delay for intro added and exit from intro with fire button added
- Changed Quit key to 'Del'

- The following changes were done by Codetapper:
- Data files now installed in data subdirectory
- Colour bit fixes (x18)
- RomIcon, NewIcon and GlowIcon included

VERSION 1.2 by Harry:
- Trainer added, quitkey-2 toggles the life loss. Note: The game will not
  save highscores anymore once you used the trainer
- Quitkey support for 68000 CPUs

VERSION 1.3 by StingRay:
- RawDIC imager
- Disk access removed
- Memory requirements reduced to 0.5 MB chip and 4k other memory
- Quit key changed to F10
- Blitter waits added (x4)
- Interrupts fixed
- Lots of trainer options added
- High score saving fixed (didn't work correctly in the previous versions!)
- 68000 quitkey support for the complete game including intro
- Interrupts fixed
- New install script

CHEAT MODE:
- Taken from Sweet Cheater by Keith Krellwitz!
- On the title screen, type "LEVELn" and press fire to start on the
  corresponding level.  Where 'n' is the level number like "LEVEL2"
  to go to level two.

Thanks to John Regent for disk image.

EXTRA NOTES:
Because some games operate on interrupts slightly differently than others,
I had to extend the base memory from 512k to nearly 772k.  This means that
the intro music will play properly without cutting out all the time.
Seeing as most people have a hell of a lot more memory than this install
requires, I hardly think its extravagent!

The secret game has been REMOVED!  For those that are aware, on the
original you would type 'Chrome' on the titlescreen.  This has been removed
for two reasons:

1) Codetapper of Action has already fixed this game seperately
2) It takes up over 100k of drive space

Hardly seems the point to duplicate the work of others!

The disk format was originally SS-MFM (Shaun Southern), I have ripped the
custom disk format to install the game as REAL files instead.

This install was done on a Amiga 68o6o, so I'm quite confident it will
work!!  :)

The Imager is written to take care of the GBH budget release, and whilst I
am sure Gremlin did not change it from the original release, you attempt to
install this game AT YOUR OWN RISK!

Have a merry christmas and a happy new year........ :)



NOTES V1.3 (StingRay)
---------------------
When I saw an updated version of the Switchblade 2 patch on the WHDLoad site
some days ago I checked it and first thing I noticed was the custom imager
used to read the disk. So I quickly made a RawDIC imager and when testing
it I started updating the patch code as well. The high score saving didn't
work properly in the previous versions (try it!) and has been redone, your
scores are saved correctly now! The name of the high score file has been
changed to "Switchblade2.high", it is NOT compatible with the old high score
file! I have also added a lot of trainers which can be selected in the
WHDLoad splash screen, the available in-game keys can be displayed by pressing
"Help" during the game. High score saving will be disabled if any trainer
options are used.

The pictures in the intro are shown for 5 seconds or until fire or either
mouse button is pressed.


StingRay, 01-Nov-2018


         Bug report form, full WHDLoad package and other installs:
                          http://www.whdload.de

Icons contained in install package

WHDLoad Slave information
Switchblade2.slave - 01.11.2018 20:43:14 - 2676 bytes
required WHDLoad version17
flagsNoError EmulTrap ClearMem
required Chip Memory512 KiB ($80000)
required Expansion Memory4 KiB ($1000)
info name--< S W i T C H B L A D E I I >--
info copy1991 Gremlin Graphics
info installInstalled and fixed by
Galahad of Fairlight and Harry
V1.3 by StingRay/[S]carab^Scoopex
Version 1.3 (01.11.2018)
Kickstart name0
Kickstart size0 KiB ($0)
Kickstart checksum$0000
ConfigurationC1:X:Unlimited Lives:0;
C1:X:Unlimited Energy:1;
C1:X:Unlimited Ammo:2;
C1:X:Unlimited Money:3;
C1:X:Invincibility:4;
C1:X:Start with Max. Money:5;
C1:X:In-Game Keys (Press HELP during game):6;
C2:L:Start at Level:1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Install Archive Content Listing
UnpackedLvlMethodPackedOSDate/TimeName
11931lh5666Amiga2001-04-02 00:47:34Switchblade2HD.info
377501lh59394Amiga2018-11-01 21:09:24Switchblade2HD/Install
7221lh5367Amiga2001-04-02 00:44:58Switchblade2HD/Install.info
39031lh52000Amiga2018-11-01 21:02:16Switchblade2HD/ReadMe
20501lh51591Amiga2001-04-02 00:44:58Switchblade2HD/ReadMe.info
153151lh55418Amiga2018-11-01 20:43:04Switchblade2HD/src/Switchblade2.asm
36451lh51341Amiga2018-10-31 07:39:14Switchblade2HD/src/Switchblade2_ImagerSlave.s
132131lh510688Amiga2001-01-21 01:46:04Switchblade2HD/Switchblade2.glowicon
124921lh55504Amiga2001-04-02 00:31:02Switchblade2HD/Switchblade2.inf
4161lh5335Amiga2018-11-01 20:45:28Switchblade2HD/Switchblade2.islave
208421lh59240Amiga2001-04-02 00:30:58Switchblade2HD/Switchblade2.newicon
26761lh51867Amiga2018-11-01 20:43:14Switchblade2HD/Switchblade2.slave

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