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Infection (Virgin/Mastertronic)

download the install packageInfection.lha
created at2006-01-20
size of install package37961 Bytes
Author/Contact
(use it to report problems with that install)
Codetapper
Hall Of Light3590
download images for that installwww.pressibus.org


Short:    HD-Installer for Infection V1.0
Author:   Codetapper/Action (codetapper@hotmail.com), ICQ: 26051687
Uploader: Codetapper/Action (codetapper@hotmail.com)
Version:  1.0
Type:     game/patch

This patch applies to "Infection" (c) 1989 Virgin/Mastertronic - 1 disk. 
This game was never commercially released! You can try downloading the game
from: http://www.pressibus.org/charge/ataxx/emuinfection.zip

REQUIREMENTS:
- Slave requires WHDLoad V10+
- Game requires 512kb chip mem (+100kb other memory for preload option)

FEATURES:
- 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
first release.

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!


Codetapper/Action (21-Jan-2006)


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Icons contained in install package

WHDLoad Slave information
Infection.slave - 21.01.2006 11:05:16 - 864 bytes
required WHDLoad version10
flagsNoError
required Chip Memory512 KiB ($80000)
required Expansion Memory100 KiB ($19000)
info nameInfection
info copy1989 Virgin/Mastertronic
info installInstalled by Codetapper/Action!
Version 1.0 (21.01.2006)

Install Archive Content Listing
UnpackedLvlMethodPackedOSDate/TimeName
99580lh589002006-01-21 11:01:48InfectionHD\Infection.colicon
181410lh586652006-01-21 11:01:56InfectionHD\Infection.newicon
124890lh564152006-01-21 09:59:48InfectionHD\Infection.romicon
8640lh57052006-01-21 11:05:16InfectionHD\Infection.slave
39750lh517982003-08-31 17:05:12InfectionHD.info
188600lh548912006-01-21 11:05:10InfectionHD\Install
37120lh525722006-01-21 11:02:20InfectionHD\Install.info
32090lh515532006-01-21 11:05:24InfectionHD\ReadMe
57200lh520312003-08-14 10:45:46InfectionHD\ReadMe.info

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