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Mercenary 3 - The Dion Crisis< >Merv the Merciless

MERCS (U.S.Gold)

download the install packageMERCS.lha
created at2015-03-02
size of install package32188 Bytes
Author/Contact
(use it to report problems with that install)
StingRay
Mantis BugTracker275
Hall Of Light2453
Lemon Amiga738


 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 "Mercs"  1991 Tiertex/US Gold.

 Requirements:
 -------------
 This install requires WHDLoad and RawDIC to be in the path.
 These programs 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 (+0.8 MB OtherMem for preload).
 It can be quit by pressing F10 (key can be changed with Tooltype "QuitKey=").



 Features:
 ---------
 - Full load from HD (real files!)
 - Protection removed (MFM)
 - Interrupts fixed
 - DMA wait in replayer fixed (x2)
 - Decruncher relocated to fast memory
 - Blitter waits added (x5, 68010+ only)
 - Blitter wait patches can be forced on 68000 machines with CUSTOM3
 - Trainer options added (CUSTOM1)
 - Start level can be selected with CUSTOM2
 - High-score load/save
 - Keyboard routine fixed
 - NewIcon
 - Source code included as usual
 - Quit option that works on 68000 machines (default key is 'F10')

 Finally got around to creating the install package for this updated
 patch. Actually had most of it finished back in December 2011 already
 when I saw some bug reports for the old patch and decided to redo it
 from scratch. Then I forgot about it for more than 2 years, updated
 my patch code a bit back in February 2014 and today, another year
 later, I finally created the install package. It sure was about time!

 The old patch had quite a few problems, disk access was not disabled
 properly, blitter waits were also installed on 68000 machines and
 the DMA wait in the replayer wasn't patched and there were more
 problems. These have all been fixed now of course.

 I have also added some trainers which can be enabled with CUSTOM1,
 the options are self-explanatory except for the in-game keys, if
 enabled you can use the following keys:

 N - skip level
 B - add bomb
 E - refill energy
 

 Please note that high-score saving will be disabled if any of the
 trainer options is used.

 A few blitter waits had to be added, these are only installed on
 68010+ machines, if you want to force them on 68000 you can use the
 CUSTOM3 tooltype.


 Since it's more than 3 years that I made most of this patch I don't
 remember every detail of what I had to fix but I did spend quite a
 bit of time to create this patch! Since this game is one of the very
 few decent conversions by Tiertex it was fun though.

 Enjoy the game from HD.

 Sting, 02-Mar-2015



 Greetings to all in Scarab and Scoopex, the WHDLoad team, PMC,
 Musashi5150, Skan, Slummy, Loaderror, Frequent, Wayne Kerr, Mr.Spiv,
 Alpha One, CFou!, Paradroid, Audiomonster, Bonefish, Vention,
 Slammer and all the other usual suspects. :)

 Special greetings to all Golf MK1 fans worldwide and all classic
 car owners/drivers. :)

 Extra greetings to the usual suspects on #amigascne, see you all at
 Revision 2015! :)



 History:
 --------

 version 1.1 (02.03.2015) done by StingRay:
 - patch redone
 - RawDIC imager
 - blitter waits are only installed on 68010+ machines
 - uses WHDLoad v17+ features
 - interrupts fixed
 - disk access removed
 - trainers added
 - new install script
 - source code included

 version 1.0 (18.11.1998) done by Dark Angel:
 - initial release


 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
Mercs.slave - 02.03.2015 23:38:32 - 1456 bytes
required WHDLoad version17
flagsNoError EmulTrap ClearMem
required Chip Memory512 KiB ($80000)
Expansion Memory0 KiB
info nameMercs
info copy1991 Tiertex
info installinstalled by StingRay/[S]carab^Scoopex
Version 1.1 (02.03.2015)
Kickstart name0
Kickstart size0 KiB ($0)
Kickstart checksum$0000
ConfigurationC1:X:Unlimited Energy:0;
C1:X:Unlimited Time:1;
C1:X:Unlimited Bombs:2;
C1:X:Unlimited Credits:3;
C1:X:In-Game Keys:4;
C2:L:Start at Level:1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8;
C3:B:Force Blitter Waits on 68000

Install Archive Content Listing
UnpackedLvlMethodPackedOSDate/TimeName
12331lh5589Amiga2006-07-14 17:51:18Mercs_Install.info
345801lh58697Amiga2015-03-02 23:11:56Mercs_Install/Install
7061lh5352Amiga2015-03-02 23:10:30Mercs_Install/Install.info
18481lh5271Amiga2015-03-02 22:15:28Mercs_Install/Mercs.islave
212081lh512256Amiga2015-03-02 23:13:10Mercs_Install/Mercs.newicon
14561lh51151Amiga2015-03-02 23:38:32Mercs_Install/Mercs.slave
42661lh52212Amiga2015-03-02 23:40:34Mercs_Install/Readme
14061lh5899Amiga2013-12-30 19:19:20Mercs_Install/ReadMe.info
31731lh51143Amiga2014-02-02 02:44:32Mercs_Install/Source/Mercs_ImagerSlave.s
110351lh54015Amiga2015-03-02 23:42:26Mercs_Install/Source/Mercs_WHD.s

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