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Links: The Challenge of Golf (Access)

download the install packageLinks.lha
created at2013-04-28
size of install package32942 Bytes
Author/Contact
(use it to report problems with that install)
StingRay
Mantis BugTracker1089
Hall Of Light892
Lemon Amiga1580


 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 "LINKS - The Challenge of Golf  1992 Access.

 Requirements:
 -------------
 This install requires WHDLoad to be in the path.
 This program 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 1.0 MB OtherMem(+3.1 MB for preload)
 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
 - 2 versions supported (v1.50 and v1.53)
 - Course selection bug fixed, now all courses are displayed (see below)
 - Bountiful and Firestone course disks supported
 - Cache stuff disabled
 - Intro can be skipped with CUSTOM1
 - Manual included
 - NewIcon (created by me)
 - Source code included as usual
 - Quit option that works on 68000 machines (default key is 'F10')

 Here's the patch for one of the most resource hungry golf games on the
 Amiga ever. Game has been coded in assembly but the code could have been
 a lot faster, it's not very optimised. 


 Update 28-Apr-2013
 ------------------
 
 Today I added support for the course disks, what I thought would be a
 quick update of the install script turned out to be a bugfixing session
 because the course disk support apparently was never tested with more
 than one course. The game destroyed the FIB (FileInfoBlock) while trying
 to read the course name so only 1 course would be displayed in the
 course selection screen. Pretty lame bug in my opinion which is now
 fixed, all courses are now displayed and can be selected!

 Supported are the Firestone and Bountiful course disks, as far as I know
 there are no other course disks available. You can install them using
 the install package.
 In case you have a different course disk just copy the course
 (any file with .crs extension) to the course directory and the game
 will use it. 
 
 There also is a so called "v2.0" version of the game, it's the Kixx XL
 budget release and a horribly hacked 1.53 version (file names changed
 in a more than pathetic way to make the game run from disk), I will
 NOT support this, please use the original v1.53 version.


 That about wraps it up, enjoy the game!
 Sting, 28-Apr-2013



 Greetings to all in Scarab and Scoopex, the WHDLoad team, PMC,
 Musashi5150, Skan, Slummy, Loaderror, Frequent, Wayne Kerr, Mr.Spiv,
 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! :)



 History:
 --------

 version 1.01 (28.04.2013) done by StingRay:
 - support for Bountiful and Firestone course disks added
 - course selection bug fixed
 - NewIcon added
 - note about hacked "2.0" Kixx XL release added

 version 1.00 (13.04.2013) done by StingRay:
 - initial release
 - supports v1.50 (SPS 2010) and v1.53 (SPS 2481)
 - 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
Links.slave - 28.04.2013 16:43:30 - 4832 bytes
required WHDLoad version17
flagsNoError EmulPriv Examine
required Chip Memory512 KiB ($80000)
required Expansion Memory1280 KiB ($140000)
info nameLinks - The Challenge of Golf
info copy1992 Access
info installinstalled by StingRay/[S]carab^Scoopex
Version 1.01 (28.04.2013)
Kickstart name34005.a500
Kickstart size256 KiB ($40000)
Kickstart checksum$f9e3
ConfigurationC1:B:Skip Intro

Install Archive Content Listing
UnpackedLvlMethodPackedOSDate/TimeName
15841lh51047Amiga2008-08-31 16:57:30Links_Install.info
368661lh58844Amiga2013-04-28 15:14:22Links_Install/Install
7061lh5347Amiga2013-04-13 12:19:00Links_Install/Install.info
9101lh5322Amiga2013-04-13 12:17:00Links_Install/Links.inf
104421lh53969Amiga2013-04-28 16:28:58Links_Install/Links.newicon
48321lh53234Amiga2013-04-28 16:43:30Links_Install/Links.slave
229111lh58854Amiga2013-04-13 12:21:08Links_Install/Manual.txt
45951lh52325Amiga2013-04-28 16:59:14Links_Install/ReadMe
19901lh51310Amiga2000-09-11 01:37:22Links_Install/ReadMe.info
56461lh52106Amiga2013-04-28 16:24:16Links_Install/Source/Links_WHD.s

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