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Sim Earth (Maxis)

download the install packageSimEarth.lha
created at2014-03-16
size of install package26692 Bytes
Author/Contact
(use it to report problems with that install)
StingRay
Hall Of Light1937
Lemon Amiga1815


 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 "Sim Earth"  1992 Maxis.

 Requirements:
 -------------
 This install requires WHDLoad to be in the path.
 It can be found in the WHDLoad package.
 To install from a different drive than DF0: select installation mode Expert.

 The installed game requires:
 LoRes version: 0.5 MB ChipMem and 0.5MB OtherMem
 HiRes version: 1.0 MB ChipMem and 1.5MB OtherMem

 Additionally 1.1 MB OtherMem are required for preload and Kickstart ROM.

 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
 - Protection removed (manual check)
 - 3 versions supported (English, French, German)
 - LoRes and Hires versions supported
 - Unneeded library checks disabled
 - NewIcon (created by me)
 - Source code included as usual
 - Quit option that works on 68000 machines (default key is 'F10')

 Here's yet another patch for quite a classic game. Started it last Friday
 and today I finished everything while listening to the new In Strict Confidence
 album which made coding so much more enjoyable. :)

 Except for removing the manual protection there wasn't much to do but a few
 things had to be patched anyway. The game used icon.library to save the icons
 for the save games but the library is not included on all disks of the game
 so I have disabled the icon creation which isn't needed anyway in my opinion.
 The Hires versions also opened diskfont.library for a reason I fail to understand
 as it isn't used anywhere in the game. If that library couldn't be opened the
 game would quit with an error, I have disabled this "feature" too!

 Protection was a joke and has been completely disabled in about 10 seconds. 

 Supported are three versions of the game, these are:
 English (SPS 1066), French (SPS 2645) and German (no SPS version available yet)
 LoRes and HiRes versions are of course all supported!

 If you have a fast machine and a flicker fixer I recommend to play the
 HiRes version.

 Enjoy the game from HD.
 Sting, 16-Mar-2014
 


 Greetings to all in Scarab and Scoopex, the WHDLoad team, PMC,
 Musashi5150, Skan, Slummy, Loaderror, Frequent, Wayne Kerr, Mr.Spiv,
 Alpha One, 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 1.00 (16.03.2014) done by StingRay:
 - initial version
 - 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
SimEarthHiRes.slave - 16.03.2014 14:28:10 - 5112 bytes
required WHDLoad version17
flagsNoError EmulPriv Examine
required Chip Memory1024 KiB ($100000)
required Expansion Memory1792 KiB ($1c0000)
info nameSim Earth
info copy1992 Maxis
info installinstalled by StingRay/[S]carab^Scoopex
Version 1.00 (16.03.2014)
Kickstart name34005.a500
Kickstart size256 KiB ($40000)
Kickstart checksum$f9e3
Configuration
SimEarth.slave - 16.03.2014 14:28:24 - 5088 bytes
required WHDLoad version17
flagsNoError EmulPriv Examine
required Chip Memory512 KiB ($80000)
required Expansion Memory768 KiB ($c0000)
info nameSim Earth
info copy1992 Maxis
info installinstalled by StingRay/[S]carab^Scoopex
Version 1.00 (16.03.2014)
Kickstart name34005.a500
Kickstart size256 KiB ($40000)
Kickstart checksum$f9e3
Configuration

Install Archive Content Listing
UnpackedLvlMethodPackedOSDate/TimeName
15841lh51046Amiga2007-09-05 22:15:12SimEarth_Install.info
346921lh58585Amiga2014-03-16 15:57:22SimEarth_Install/Install
7091lh5363Amiga2014-03-16 14:25:00SimEarth_Install/Install.info
41551lh52155Amiga2014-03-16 16:25:44SimEarth_Install/ReadMe
14061lh5899Amiga2014-03-14 16:42:44SimEarth_Install/ReadMe.info
51121lh53403Amiga2014-03-16 14:28:10SimEarth_Install/SimEarthHiRes.slave
104161lh53058Amiga2014-03-16 14:44:02SimEarth_Install/SimEarth.newicon
50881lh53385Amiga2014-03-16 14:28:24SimEarth_Install/SimEarth.slave
89561lh53227Amiga2014-03-16 14:22:08SimEarth_Install/Source/SimEarth_WHD.s

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