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 "Music Compacting 2" © 1991 Zylon & Alpha Flight.
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 for preload).
It can be quit by pressing Del (key can be changed with Tooltype "QuitKey=").
- Full load from HD
- All OS stuff patched
- Random generator recoded (relied om raster beam position)
- DMA wait in replayer fixed (x2)
- Byte write to volume register in replayer fixed
- Bplcon0 color bit fixes (x2)
- Timing fixed
- Interrupt fixed
- Writes to read only registers fixed
- Access faults fixed (writes to $dff00ax)
- CUSTOM1 can be used to enable color flashing during decrunching
- NewIcon (created by me)
- Source code included as usual
- Quit option that works on 68000 machines (default key is 'Del')
Old music disk by one of the many sub-groups Alpha Flight had.
It contains some nice tunes which is why I patched it.
Presentation could be better as there's for example no way to see which
tune is currently playing but it's not a bad music disk.
Code is quite OK but a few problems had to be fixed. The random generator
used to generate the coordinates for the starfield in the intro used
$dff006 and hence produced quite bad results on fast machines, I have
completely recoded it. There also were some read accesses from write
only registers which I have fixed too. Replayer had the usual DMA wait
and volume bugs and the intro had a bug regarding turning off the volume,
instead of $dff0ax coder accessed $dff00ax registers, a mistake I've
seen quite often. Other than that there were no major problems.
I have also optimised the loader, originally it loaded 1 track at a time,
in this patch every tune is loaded in one go!
The color flashing during decrunching is turned off by default, if you want
to enable it you can use the CUSTOM1 tooltype.
The tunes can be selected with keys 1-0 or F1-F10 which is why the default
quitkey is 'Del'.
The music disk can be downloaded here:
Enjoy it from HD and have a nice weekend everyone.
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 1.01 (13.03.2016):
- 2 Bplcon0 color bit fixes added
version 1.00 (26.10.2013) 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: