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Wizkid (Sensible Software)

download the install packageWizkid.lha
created at2023-05-16
size of install package24426 Bytes
(use it to report problems with that install)
Galahad & StingRay
Mantis BugTracker325
Hall Of Light1744
Lemon Amiga1215

Title......: HD-Installer for Wizkid
Type.......: game/patch (WHDLoad)
Author.....: Galahad / Scoopex (galahadfairlight@yahoo.co.uk), StingRay

This patch applies to Wizkid, ©1992 Sensible Software / Ocean
2 Disk version, original release

Slave requires WHDLOAD V17+.
Game requires 1.0 MB Chip Mem (+ 2.2 other memory for preload option)

Version 1.0
- Full load from Hard drive (REAL files!)
- Lame-o-Protect removed (SOS MFM / Copylock x2)
- NTSC protection removed
- Quit option is 'Del'

Version 1.1
- Reduced chip memory requirements to 1meg
- 68000 quit key added

Version 1.2 (08.11.2018, StingRay)
- RawDIC imager
- Data directory renamed to "data"
- Disk accesses removed
- Bplcon0 color bit fixes
- Trainer options added
- High score load/save added (saving disabled if trainer is used)
- Default quitkey changed to F10
- New install script (script was completely missing in V1.1)
- Source code included

Version 1.3 (01.08.2020, Codetapper)
- Added ability to show the happy birthday intro
- Fixed empty DBF loops in the ProTracker replayer

Version 1.4 (16.05.2023, StingRay)
- Wizardoids mini game works now (issue #6120)
- Wizardoids mini game can be run with CUSTOM2
- More disk accesses removed and Bplcon0 color bit added (Wizardoids mini game)
- Access fault fixed (Wizardoids mini game)

NOTE:  If you already have the game installed, simply copy across the 
updated .slave file, no re-installation is necessary.

Thanks to Wepl for disk images.

The MFM protection system is the same as all the Sensible games, apart
from one minor detail.  Some of the files are custom packed with a byte run
packer, which depacks data whilst it's loading tracks.  This was a bind to
work around, hence the weird install sequence!

As usual, because I have installed the game as REAL files, you can view all
the graphics in the game and play the protracker modules.

Tested on my 68o3o and 68o6o, the game operates correctly.

If you should have any problems, send me mail.

This release would have been done sooner if not for one little
detail....... I'm a lazy twat!

For invincibility, hold down the fire button whilst loading until the
screen flashes.

NOTES V1.2 (StingRay)

Saw some bug reports regarding this game on the Mantis bug tracker yesterday
and had a look, first thing I did was coding the RawDIC imager which wasn't
hard to do, the RLE decruncher was quickly adapted and the install procedure
is now much faster than in previous versions and works reliably.
There also was no install script in the archive, this has been fixed too
of course, I would have needed to create a new install script anyway due to
the new RawDIC imager. The patch has also been improved, I have removed
several disk accesses, added some Bplcon0 color bit fixes and high score
load/save is now also supported. Some trainers have been added as well, to
see the available in-game keys press "HELP" during the game. As usual the
high score saving is disabled if any of the trainer options has been used.

StingRay in November 2018.

NOTES V1.3 (Codetapper)

After investigating how the "Happy birthday" intro worked, I decided to 
update the patch to allow it to be viewed automatically. I also fixed the 
empty DBF loops in the ProTracker replayer code that had been missed.

Codetapper in August 2020.

         Bug report form, full WHDLoad package and other installs:

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WHDLoad Slave information
Wizkid.slave - 16.05.2023 20:44:18 - 2444 bytes
required WHDLoad version17
flagsNoError EmulTrap ClearMem EmulDivZero
required Chip Memory1024 KiB ($100000)
required Expansion Memory64 KiB ($10000)
info name--<> W i Z K i D <>--
info copy1992 Sensible Software / Ocean
info install------------------------------
Installed & Fixed by
Galahad of Scoopex & StingRay/[S]carab^Scoopex
v1.4 (16.05.2023)
Kickstart name0
Kickstart size0 KiB ($0)
Kickstart checksum$0000
ConfigurationC1:X:Unlimited Lives:0;
C1:X:Unlimited Energy:1;
C1:X:Unlimited Money:2;
C1:X:In-Game Keys (press HELP during game):3;
C1:X:Happy birthday intro:4;
C2:B:Run Wizardoids mini game;

Install Archive Content Listing
15841lh51047Amiga2018-09-27 10:30:04Wizkid_Install.info
377301lh59387Amiga2018-11-08 21:29:46Wizkid_Install/Install
7071lh5351Amiga2018-11-08 21:27:32Wizkid_Install/Install.info
34951lh51746Amiga2023-05-16 20:49:48Wizkid_Install/Readme
19901lh51310Amiga2018-09-27 10:30:00Wizkid_Install/ReadMe.info
132091lh54768Amiga2023-05-16 20:43:06Wizkid_Install/Source/Wizkid.asm
91361lh52514Amiga2018-11-08 10:12:32Wizkid_Install/Source/Wizkid_ImagerSlave.s
4651lh5248Amiga1980-07-25 00:29:38Wizkid_Install/Wizkid.inf
11561lh5787Amiga2018-11-08 21:28:50Wizkid_Install/Wizkid.islave
24441lh51656Amiga2023-05-16 20:44:18Wizkid_Install/Wizkid.slave

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