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 "Mega Demo 2" 1988 North Star & Fairlight.
This install requires WHDLoad and DIC 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 (+0.9 MB OtherMem for preload)
It can be quit by pressing F10 (key can be changed with Tooltype "QuitKey=").
- Full load from HD
- Decrunchers (ByteKiller, TimeCruncher) relocated to fast memory
- Wrong Bplcon2 settings (SOGEN bit set) fixed (x2)
- Read from write only registers fixed
- ROM access fixed (x6)
- Blitter waits added (x4)
- Access faults fixed
- Timing fixed
- Interrupts fixed
- DMA and interrupt settings fixed
- DMA wait in replayer fixed (x12)
- Byte write to volume register in replayer fixed (x2)
- Bplcon0 color bit fixes (x33)
- Illegal copperlist entries fixed (x1632)
- NewIcon (created by me)
- Source code included as usual
- Quit option that works on 68000 machines (default key is 'F10')
And yet another classic here. I actually started this patch way
back in November 2011, did 95% of the work in 2 days and then
completely forgot about it. Yesterday I just wanted to check
what's left to do for the Mega Demo 3 patch, found my almost
finished patch for Mega Demo 2 and finished it off in a few
Despite its age the code in most of the parts isn't that bad but
there were some major bug, the demo would only work correctly
on Kickstart 1.2 machines as some of the parts crashed on 1.3.
Can't remember the reason for it as it has been almost 3 years that
I fixed it but at least it is fixed! :) Some parts accessed the ROM
to the "random" data, this had to be fixed too. And then there were
quite a few buggy copperlist with uninitalised values which had
to be fixed too!
Anyway, as I did most of the work about 3 years ago I can't really
remember all the details so just enjoy the demo from HD!
There is a small problem in part 3 (USA demo) with the scrollers,
so far I couldn't find a proper fix but I will update the patch once
I fix this problem. Since it's not a major problem I don't want to
forget about this patch for next 3 years I'm releasing it like this.
This patch is dedicated to ATOM who coded a few nice parts for this
demo and unfortunately decided to end his life back in December 2010.
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 and all classic
car owners/drivers. :)
Extra greetings to the usual suspects on #amigascne, see you all at
Revision 2015! :)
version 1.00 (13.09.2014) done by StingRay:
- initial version
- 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: