Short: HD-Installer for Powerdrive V1.0
Author: Codetapper/Action (email@example.com), ICQ: 26051687
Uploader: Codetapper/Action (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This patch applies to "Powerdrive" (c) 1994 Rage Software/US Gold - 2 disks.
Thanks to Arif Perves for the original.
- Slave requires WHDLoad V10+.
- Game requires 1.0Mb chip mem (+1.3Mb other memory for preload option)
- Full load from HD
- Loads and saves language, all options, password and player names from
the previous game (a *nightmare* to code)
- 2 versions supported
- RNC protection removed
- Decruncher relocated to fast memory
- Empty keyboard dbf loop fixed (x3)
- ButtonWait tooltype added for intro
- Intro and ingame fade delays sped up significantly :)
- Snoop problems fixed (x2)
- Access fault fixed (adda.l d0,a0 -> adda.w d0,a0)
- Localised keyboard support added (requires WHDLoad 12+)
- RomIcon, NewIcon and GlowIcon (created by me!)
- Quit option (default key is '*' on keypad)
The intro and game had very long fade delays which were very annoying so
they have been sped up by approximately 5 times :)
Maybe I am doing something wrong but I found the rotational steering
control completely uncontrolable due to the skidding the car does. I have
changed the game to default to directional control (but you can change it
back in the options menu) which means you simply angle the joystick in the
direction you wish to go.
If you get a password for completing a particular level, it will be saved
in the file "Powerdrive.save" so you can write it down for later. I have
also modified the password option screen to automatically type in the
last password you earned. (This was a nightmare to code as the bloody game
wipes out the first character and replaces it with a 'B' no matter what
was there before, so the password was effectively wrong! The code is very
hard to follow too due to constant table lookups).
This release took me some time but I think it's worth it for all the
saving of options and the password especially (20 character "random"
passwords are so lame!). Note that the password has your name coded into
it so if you use somebody elses password you will have their name in it!)
Greetings to all Action members, my testing crew and the WHDLoad team!
Special thanks to Arif for his patience on this release :) Happy new
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