Short: HD-Installer for Infection V1.0
Author: Codetapper/Action (firstname.lastname@example.org), ICQ: 26051687
Uploader: Codetapper/Action (email@example.com)
This patch applies to "Infection" (c) 1989 Virgin/Mastertronic - 1 disk.
This game was never commercially released! You can try downloading the game
- Slave requires WHDLoad V10+
- Game requires 512kb chip mem (+100kb other memory for preload option)
- Full load from HD
- All files can be compressed to save space (FImp, Propack etc)
- Stack relocated to fast memory
- Empty DBF loop fixed
- RomIcon, NewIcon and OS3.5 Colour Icon (created by me!)
- Quit option (default key is 'F10')
Infection was written by Dave Crummack and Craig Galley (Wise Owl software)
in 1988 for the Amiga, Atari ST and C64. The AI was very basic in the
It was then sold to UK Virgin/Mastertronic who brought in David Whittaker
to add the music, and the AI was also improved. The game was sent out to
be reviewed but was never released.
The rights then moved onto US Virgin/Mastertronic who licensed it to Leland
(coin-op manufacturers) who turned it into the game Ataxx.
Virgin had also acquired the rights to the Spot character which was used to
advertise the soft drink 7up. The game was released as Spot on a variety
of machines with extra animation.
In 1992, Virgin Interactive and Trilobyte included in the 7th Guest CD-Rom
game an Ataxx called Microscope, or Show of Infection, which was also based
on the original game Infection.
Since then, many other variants have been written such as Hexxagon.
At the end of the 1990's, the Amstrad and Spectrum versions were released
on the internet.
The Amiga version was found in 2000 and also released in 2 versions, one
for real Amigas and a special version for emulators. The Amiga version is
actually broken, with a missing file (bmaps/copdata) which causes the title
screen to appear as a rolling screen of random data. You can still click
on various spots on the screen to get it to work.
The author thought this error was due to poor emulation and removed the
title screen animated version and compiled another version. This install
currently only supports the working version. I am hoping the original
programmer will be able to recover the missing data at some point!
Greetings to Wepl for WHDLoad, all Action members, my testing crew and the
entire WHDLoad and HOL teams!
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