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Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon (Master Designer Software/Cinemaware)

download the install packageSinbad.lha
created at2016-01-01
size of install package54986 Bytes
Author/Contact
(use it to report problems with that install)
StingRay
Mantis BugTracker662
Hall Of Light1951
Lemon Amiga967


 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 "Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon"  1987 Cinemaware.

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

 The installed game requires 0.5 MB ChipMem (+1.8 MB OtherMem for preload).
 It can be quit by pressing F10 (key can be changed with Tooltype "QuitKey=").


 Features:
 ---------
 - Full load from HD
 - Protection removed (Herndon HLS encryption, disk checks)
 - Delays when starting game removed 
 - Patched close gadget in main menu to quit back to DOS
 - Manual, hints, solution and map included
 - NewIcon (created by me)
 - Source code included as usual
 - Quit option that works on 68000 machines (default key is 'F10')

 New year, new patch. :) This has been collecting dust on my HD
 for more than 2 years already. Lots of people reported problems
 with the old patch, this was caused by not properly removed protection
 checks. Back in May 2013 I started to work on a completely new patch
 and had most of it finished after a few hours. The binary which was
 used to start the game was Herndon HLS encrypted, the decrypter was
 quickly coded and after having a look at the decrypted code I was quite
 amused as all that was done was loading the main game file. So this
 "protection" was completely useless! There were hidden disk checks in
 the main game though, these had to be removed too. That was the fun part,
 I also patched the "Close" gadget in the main menu to quit back to DOS
 for a bit of extra fun.

 There was only one problem left, due to the fast loading from HD the
 final answer (when talking to characters in the game) was displayed for
 a very short time only which wasn't good at all of course. I spent a while
 to find a good approach to patch this without success and then continued
 creating patches for other games/demos.

 Today I had a look at this patch again, found an approach to solve the
 aforementioned problem within 10 minutes (yes, really!) and finally
 finished the patch.
 The final answers are now displayed for 5 seconds, if you're a fast reader
 and/or impatient you can skip the delay be pressing either fire or left
 mouse button.

 Supported is SPS 0083, the old patch supported a few more versions but
 I don't have these. If you have an unsupported version just contact me.


 Happy new year everyone, enjoy this classic from HD properly now. 
 Sting, 01-Jan-2016


 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, Vention, Slammer
 Axis, Tim, Triace, Britelite, Buzzer 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 2016! :)


 History:
 --------

 version 1.3 (01.01.2016) done by StingRay:
 - patch redone, protection disabled correctly
 - final answers (when talking to characters) displayed for 5 seconds
 - close gadget patched to quit back to DOS
 - Manual and hints included
 - new install script

 version 1.2 (07.07.07) done by JOTD:
 - adapted for 2 other versions (if you have one of those,
   please reinstall or overwrite the file "LoadSinbad" in your "data"
   directory by the one provided in this package)

 version 1.1 (09.07.03)
 - reworked for WHDLoad v16
 - clean exit if "save" directory does not exist
   (in case it was installed "by hand", which should NEVER be done for my installs)

 version 1.0 (26.07.03) done by JOTD:
 - initial release
 - Herdnon disk protection removed (thanks LockPick)
 - encrypted disk access removed
 - fixed to work with fastmem & caches
 - auto-restarts when a game is saved
 - solution & map included
 - icon from Exoticons
 - 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
Sinbad.slave - 01.01.2016 15:42:44 - 4900 bytes
required WHDLoad version17
flagsNoError EmulPriv Examine
required Chip Memory512 KiB ($80000)
required Expansion Memory256 KiB ($40000)
info nameSinbad and the Throne of the Falcon
info copy1987 Cinemaware
info installinstalled by StingRay/[S]carab^Scoopex
Version 1.3 (01.01.2016)
Kickstart name34005.a500
Kickstart size256 KiB ($40000)
Kickstart checksum$f9e3
Configuration

Install Archive Content Listing
UnpackedLvlMethodPackedOSDate/TimeName
19761lh51055Amiga2013-05-20 16:56:08Sinbad_Install/Hints
14061lh5898Amiga2016-01-01 16:35:54Sinbad_Install/Hints.info
15841lh51046Amiga2007-09-05 22:15:12Sinbad_Install.info
381741lh59479Amiga2016-01-01 16:37:00Sinbad_Install/Install
7091lh5361Amiga2016-01-01 16:35:54Sinbad_Install/Install.info
235131lh510180Amiga2013-05-20 16:54:50Sinbad_Install/Manual
14061lh5898Amiga2016-01-01 16:35:54Sinbad_Install/Manual.info
210381lh511414Amiga2003-07-25 14:48:08Sinbad_Install/Map
14061lh5897Amiga2016-01-01 16:35:54Sinbad_Install/Map.info
49471lh52524Amiga2016-01-01 16:56:16Sinbad_Install/ReadMe
14061lh5897Amiga2016-01-01 16:35:54Sinbad_Install/ReadMe.info
95901lh54764Amiga2016-01-01 15:51:34Sinbad_Install/Sinbad.newicon
49001lh53449Amiga2016-01-01 15:42:44Sinbad_Install/Sinbad.slave
39531lh51881Amiga2003-07-25 14:48:08Sinbad_Install/Solution
14061lh5898Amiga2016-01-01 16:35:54Sinbad_Install/Solution.info
90981lh53403Amiga2016-01-01 15:36:24Sinbad_Install/Source/Sinbad_WHD.s

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