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Overlander (Elite)

download the install packageOverlander.lha
created at2004-08-07
size of install package48933 Bytes
(use it to report problems with that install)
Mantis BugTracker1506
Hall Of Light2339
Lemon Amiga810

Short:    HD-Installer for Overlander 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 "Overlander" (c) 1989 Elite - 1 disk.
Supported versions: - Original release/Finale compilation (Tony Aksnes)
                    - Trilogy cracked and trained version
                    - ACU cracked and trained version

- Slave requires WHDLoad V10+ and RawDIC
- Game requires 512k chip mem (+820k other memory for preload option)

- Full load from HD
- 3 versions supported
- Stack frame format bugs fixed (x3)
- Loads and saves high scores (unless you cheat)
- Trainer added - press Help to toggle infinite lives and fuel
                - press Del to skip the current level
                - Set CUSTOM1=1 to enable infinite lives and fuel
                - Set CUSTOM2=1-5 to start on the relevant level
- Snoop bugs fixed (x2)
- RomIcon, NewIcon and OS3.5 Colour Icons (created by Captain^HIT!) and 2 
  Exoticons (taken from http://exotica.fix.no)
- Quit option (default key is 'F10')

This install was quite difficult due to the stack frame bugs!  There is a
lot of awful code to interface from Atari ST operating system calls back to
the Amiga using traps and this crashed on anything other than a 68000!

Because this game is quite rare I have supported both the Trilogy crack and
the ACU crack.  The Trilogy version takes a few seconds to decrunch so
please be patient.  The ACU crack has one of the most stupid loaders I have
seen - loading sectors until it finds "nogo" somewhere in the data.

If you skip a level or use the cheat mode your scores will not be saved.
To reset the high score table just delete the file Overlander.highs

The original release is the only version which contains an extra anti
piracy screen at the front.

And now for some background information from Richard Underhill:
Overlander was coded by Darren Pegg on the Amiga and Atari ST.  He was an
employee of Elite, who liked to trade under the name of P.M.S. Systems (he
got into trouble over that!)

The road drawing technique and object manipulation were designed by myself
and Mark Haigh-Hutchinson (now at Retro on the Metroid team in Austin
Texas) but Darren seemed to forget the concept of hills going down as well
as up - so I wasn't that honoured with the credit!

I wrote the C64 version and Mark Haigh-Hutchinson wrote the Spectrum and
Amstrad versions - neither of which were particularly spectacular.

Greetings to Tony, Captain^HIT for the icons, Wepl for WHDLoad, DJ Mike
(for almost finishing this install!), Richard Underhill for the trivia, all
Action members and the entire WHDLoad team!

Codetapper/Action (07-Aug-2004)

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Icons contained in install package

WHDLoad Slave information
Overlander.slave - 07.08.2004 20:08:34 - 1672 bytes
required WHDLoad version10
flagsNoError EmulTrap
required Chip Memory512 KiB ($80000)
Expansion Memory0 KiB
info nameOverlander
info copy1988 Elite
info installInstalled by Codetapper/Action!
Version 1.0 (07.08.2004)
Keys: Help - Toggle infinite lives and fuel
Del - Skip the current level
Thanks to Tony Aksnes for sending the original
and to Captain^HIT for the icons!

Install Archive Content Listing
39750lh517982003-09-06 13:42:36OverlanderHD.info
106930lh529132004-08-03 00:55:32OverlanderHD\Install
37130lh525702004-08-03 00:37:32OverlanderHD\Install.info
99130lh595272004-08-03 00:36:42OverlanderHD\Overlander.colexot
138850lh5115252004-08-03 00:54:52OverlanderHD\Overlander.colicon
7000lh55312004-08-03 01:04:58OverlanderHD\Overlander.highs
3800lh52702004-08-07 20:09:56OverlanderHD\Overlander.islave
83290lh547922004-08-03 00:36:30OverlanderHD\Overlander.newexot
181570lh558042004-08-03 00:54:52OverlanderHD\Overlander.newicon
124900lh537082004-08-03 01:02:24OverlanderHD\Overlander.romicon
16720lh511662004-08-07 20:08:34OverlanderHD\Overlander.slave
34410lh516372004-08-07 20:12:06OverlanderHD\ReadMe
57200lh520312003-08-14 10:45:46OverlanderHD\ReadMe.info

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