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Dragon's Breath (Palace Software)

download the install packageDragonsBreath.lha
created at2005-09-08
size of install package119962 Bytes
(use it to report problems with that install)
Mantis BugTracker176
Hall Of Light414
Lemon Amiga1738

Short : HD-Installer for Dragons Breath - (c) 1990 Palace Software
Type  : game/patch
Author: Galahad / Fairlight (galahadfairlight@yahoo.co.uk)

 This install applies to "Dragons Breath" © 1990 Palace Software
 Slave requires WHDLoad V15+.
 Game needs 0.5 MB Of Chipmem & 2.8MB of Fastmem (for preload option)
 Kickstart 1.3
 Registered Users

 - Original release version PAL English
 - Original release version PAL Deutshe
 - Original release version PAL Francais
 - Original release version PAL Deutsche (Silmarils Compilation)
 - CAPS Images (ID:1272/72/821)
 - The US version "Dragon Lord" NTSC is supported separately
 FEATURES - v1.0

 - Full Loading from HD 
 - Copy Protection removed (Document Check/Speedlocks/Encryption)
 - "Piracy Is Theft" warning screen delay removed
 - Access Faults fixed (x2)
 - Installer and nice Icons by Frank!
 - Audio Filter switched off
 - Quit Option (F10 key)

Thanks to John Regent for the English images

 FEATURES - v1.1
 - Supports Deutsche version

Thanks to Sven Matthiesen for the Deutsche images 

 FEATURES - v1.3
 - English version Spells section bug fix
Thanks to Angus Manwaring for not forgetting to hassle me to get this done.
It took a long while to track this bug down.  It`s a totally illogical bug that
took me a LONG time to solve, but now, finally Dragons Breath will plague me no
more!! ;)

 FEATURES - v1.4
 - Supports Francais version
 - Supports CAPS versions (1272/72/821)
Thanks to Denis Lechevalier for the Francais images   

 FEATURES - v1.5
 - Supports Deutsche version (Silmarils Compilation)

Thanks to Irek Kloska for the Deutsche images    


At last!  It is finally done!  This has taken a long while to finally get
released.  With its complex DOS system, OSEmu simply wasn't up to the job
of doing it, and individually patching every DOS call would have been futile.

After messing around with various warp files of the game, I finally got hold
of the original game and worked on the WHDLoad patch from that.

The protection system was quite competant and took a while to remove.  In fact
its the one thing that stops an otherwise well coded game working!  
How many times have we seen that?

The encrypted boot file routine is one of the stupidest routines I have EVER
seen in my life!  Technically, it should have stopped the game working correctly
on an A5oo, how it worked, I simply don't know.

The imitation Copylocks (Speedlock) were a form of Trace vector decoder like Copylock
itself but with more basic results.  The compilation versions didn't carry
this protection, only the first version releases.

The Document check was removed completely.

Thanks must goto Jeff for his suggestion on the disk swap problem.  The disk
swap system for this game kept crashing the game if WHDLoad allowed more than
1 drive.  Now, all disk swaps are handled externaly of the game and the game
is also fooled into thinking its running from a Single drive system.

Big thanks to Frank for the speedy install before he goes on holiday, as 
usual, the icons (all 6 of them!!) look great.

All Icons are Defaulted as NOCACHE.  The reason is that in some areas,
the game runs too quickly with caches, but the game still works fine.

NOTE: Please don't bother using the Trilogy `cracked' version.  It's a mess 
      and doesn't work properly.

To play this install, you MUST be a registered user.  You will not be 
able to play any part of the game.  If you haven't contributed to 
WHDLoad yet, why not do so.  Its a one off Registration Fee, and will 
help to ensure that the WHDLoad Site costs are kept to a minimum (what you 
think its hosted for free?)

This install simply would not have been possible had Bert Jahn not 
written KickDOS, so thanks to him for his part in making Dragons Breath 
finally available through WHDLoad. 

Please support WHDLoad.


The kickstart image must be located in the directory "Devs:Kickstarts"
and must be named "kick34005.A500". The image can be extracted from an
A500 with tools like "GrabKick" or similar which can be found on Aminet.
If the image is the wrong version or altered in any way, WHDLoad will
quit with an appropriate error 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/skick343.lha" on Aminet.

Regards Galahad


Icons contained in install package

WHDLoad Slave information
DragonsBreath.Slave - 01.01.1980 01:01:14 - 3708 bytes
required WHDLoad version15
flagsNoError EmulPriv
required Chip Memory512 KiB ($80000)
required Expansion Memory256 KiB ($40000)
info name<>--( Dragons Breath )--<>
info copy1990 Palace Software
info install--------------------
Installed & Fixed by
Galahad of Fairlight
Version 1.4 (07/09/05)
Thanks to John Regent for English images
Thanks to Sven Matthiesen & Irek Kloska
for Deutsche images
Thanks to Denis Lechevalier for Français images

Install Archive Content Listing
9011200lh567561980-07-16 22:25:24DragonsBreathHD\Disk.3
132610lh5125741980-07-16 22:25:24DragonsBreathHD\DragonsBreath.coloricon1
130490lh5120351980-07-16 22:25:24DragonsBreathHD\DragonsBreath.coloricon2
127050lh5119521980-07-16 22:25:24DragonsBreathHD\DragonsBreath.coloricon3
199820lh5121911980-07-16 22:25:24DragonsBreathHD\DragonsBreath.newicon1
199800lh5114531980-07-16 22:25:24DragonsBreathHD\DragonsBreath.newicon2
199780lh5115881980-07-16 22:25:24DragonsBreathHD\DragonsBreath.newicon3
37080lh524231980-01-01 01:01:14DragonsBreathHD\DragonsBreath.Slave
42920lh520051980-07-16 22:25:24DragonsBreathHD\Hints
43140lh527501980-07-16 22:25:24DragonsBreathHD\Hints.info
107520lh529961980-07-16 22:25:24DragonsBreathHD\Install
26890lh516721980-07-16 22:25:24DragonsBreathHD\Install.info
853350lh5209991980-07-16 22:25:24DragonsBreathHD\Manual
43140lh527471980-07-16 22:25:24DragonsBreathHD\Manual.info
46170lh522041980-01-01 00:57:14DragonsBreathHD\Readme
43140lh527451980-07-16 22:25:24DragonsBreathHD\ReadMe.info

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