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Dark Castle (Three-Sixty)

download the install packageDarkCastle.lha
created at2023-05-13
size of install package30465 Bytes
Author/Contact
(use it to report problems with that install)
StingRay
Mantis BugTracker1174
Hall Of Light269
Lemon Amiga309


 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 "Dark Castle"  1988 Three-Sixty.

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

 The installed game requires 0.5 MB ChipMem and 0.5 MB OtherMem
 (+1.7 MB OtherMem for preload and Kickstart ROM)
 It can be quit by pressing F10 (key can be changed with Tooltype "QuitKey=").

 The game requires an installed A500 Kickstart 1.3 image.
 The kickstart image must be located in the directory "Devs:Kickstarts" and
 must be named "kick34005.A500". The image can be extracted from a A500 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 "kick34005.A500.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 (Herndon HLS encryption, disk check)
 - Timing fixed (choose number of frames to wait for with CUSTOM2, 0: off)
 - Trainers added (CUSTOM1, see below)
 - Supports 3 versions (SPS 1459 and 2 others)
 - Manual included
 - NewIcon (created by me)
 - Source code included
 - Quit option that works on 68000 machines (default key is 'F10')

 This patch was just made because of a thread on EAB yesterday,
 someone tried to make a patch for this game but wasn't really
 successful which is not too surprising as this is one of the many
 games which are protected with Ben Herndon's HLS which means
 the usual encrypted binary and some disk checks. This, of course,
 also meant the game wouldn't work on anything else than a plain
 68000 machine. 

 The decrypter was quickly coded and this morning I created the rest
 of the patch when I arrived at work. Game had one major problem, 
 it was unplayable on fast machines so some timing fixes had to be
 applied. The number of frames to wait for can be selected with
 CUSTOM2, a value of 0 will disable the timing fix.

 I have also added some trainer options which can be enabled with
 CUSTOM1, available options are:

 CUSTOM1=1: enables unlimited lives
 CUSTOM1=2: enables unlimited rocks
 CUSTOM1=4: enables unlimited elixir
 CUSTOM1=8: enables unlimited bonus (bonus will never decrease)

 To enable more than one option just add the numbers for the options
 you want to use, e.g. CUSTOM1=3 will enable unlimited lives and
 rocks.

 That about wraps it up, the game is destroyed by the bad controls
 in my opinion and the C code isn't exactly nice eiter but you may
 enjoy it anyway.

 Sting, 25-Mar-2014
 


 History:
 --------

 version 1.03 (13.05.2023)
 - another version supported (sent by Snoopy1234)
 
 version 1.02 (05.05.2023)
 - another version supported (issue #6144)
 - manual included

 version 1.01 (31.07.2016)
 - fixed problem with game exiting caused by lack of memory
 - changed timing fix, the number of frames to wait for can now be
   selected with CUSTOM2 (0: off, 1-4: wait specified number of frames)

 version 1.00 (25.03.2014) done by StingRay
 - initial version
 - 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
DarkCastle.slave - 13.05.2023 22:44:56 - 6192 bytes
required WHDLoad version17
flagsNoError EmulTrap EmulPriv Examine
required Chip Memory512 KiB ($80000)
required Expansion Memory768 KiB ($c0000)
info nameDark Castle
info copy1988 Three-Sixty
info installinstalled by StingRay/[S]carab^Scoopex
Version 1.03 (13.05.2023)
Kickstart name34005.a500
Kickstart size256 KiB ($40000)
Kickstart checksum$f9e3
ConfigurationC1:X:Unlimited Lives:0;
C1:X:Unlimited Rocks:1;
C1:X:Unlimited Elixir:2;
C1:X:Unlimited Bonus:3;
C2:L:Timing Fix:Off,1x,2x,3x,4x

Install Archive Content Listing
UnpackedLvlMethodPackedOSDate/TimeName
95811lh54940Amiga2014-03-25 09:27:50DarkCastle_Install/DarkCastle.newicon
61921lh54252Amiga2023-05-13 22:44:56DarkCastle_Install/DarkCastle.slave
15841lh51046Amiga2007-09-05 23:15:12DarkCastle_Install.info
349071lh58652Amiga2014-03-25 09:43:18DarkCastle_Install/Install
7131lh5361Amiga2023-05-05 21:28:58DarkCastle_Install/Install.info
43431lh51893Amiga2023-05-05 21:21:10DarkCastle_Install/Manual
14061lh5899Amiga2023-05-05 21:28:58DarkCastle_Install/Manual.info
42911lh52151Amiga2023-05-13 22:47:56DarkCastle_Install/ReadMe
14061lh5899Amiga2023-05-05 21:28:58DarkCastle_Install/ReadMe.info
127591lh54725Amiga2023-05-13 22:43:28DarkCastle_Install/Source/DarkCastle_WHD.s

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