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X-Out (Rainbow Arts)

download the install packageX-Out.lha
created at2013-03-24
size of install package49084 Bytes
Author/Contact
(use it to report problems with that install)
JOTD & StingRay
Mantis BugTracker72
Hall Of Light1611
Lemon Amiga1155


 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 "X-Out"  1990 Rainbow Arts.

 Requirements:
 -------------
 This install requires WHDLoad, DIC and RawDOC to be in the path.
 These programs can be found in the WHDLoad package.
 To install from a different drive than DF0: select installation mode Expert.

 The installed game requires 0.6 MB ChipMem (+1.6 MB for preload)
 It can be quit by pressing F10 (key can be changed with Tooltype "QuitKey=").


 Features:
 ---------
 - Full load from HD
 - Protection removed (MFM)
 - Start level can be selected with CUSTOM2
 - Trainers added (CUSTOM3, see below)
 - High scores are loaded and saved (only if no trainers are used)
 - CPU dependent delay loops fixed (x4)
 - Decruncher relocated to fast memory (Budget version)
 - Blitter waits added (x224, skipped on 68000)
 - Intro can be skipped with CUSTOM1
 - Blitter waits can be forced even on 68000 machines with CUSTOM4
 - 2 versions supported (original (SPS 412) and bugdet (SPS 1274) release)
 - 3 NewIcons and 2 OS 3.5 color icons (created by Frank and Exotica)
 - Source code included as usual
 - Quit option that works on 68000 machines (default key is 'F10')

 Here's yet another patch redone from scratch by yours truly.
 It was reported that the original patch has slow-down problems on 68000
 machines due to the added blitter waits. Originally I only wanted to
 add an option to disable the blitter wait patches but I couldn't help it
 and went to town again. ;) Reason for this was that the old patch
 didn't have any trainers and high scores weren't saved either.
 It also used 2 different slaves for the original&budget version.
 Another reason is that I remember this game fondly and spent a lot
 of time playing it so many years ago now and think it deserves a proper
 patch.

 Patching the game was fun as I had to code some "semi-intelligent"
 routines for fixing the blitter waits and the trainer options as doing
 all that manually would have taken ages since each level had to be patched
 separately! Implementing the "Select Start Level" option provided some more
 fun because it wasn't that trivial either.
 Most of the time was spent playing the game though. :)

 Since the game is quite hard I have added some trainers which you can select
 with the CUSTOM3 tooltype (or just select them in WHDLoad's splash window).
 Available trainer options are:

 - Start with 500000 credits (CUSTOM3=1)
 - Unlimited Money           (CUSTOM3=2)
 - Unlimited Energy          (CUSTOM3=4)
 - No Background Collision   (CUSTOM3=8)
 - Enable level Skip (Esc)   (CUSTOM3=16) 

 If you want to enable more than one option just add together the numbers for
 the options you want to enable, e.g. to enable unlimited energy and
 unlimited money you would have to use CUSTOM3=6 (4+2).
 If you enable the level skip option you can skip levels by pressing Escape.
 The "No Background Collision" option makes you invincible, if you don't enable
 it but have "Unlimited Energy" enabled your ship will still be destroyed if
 you hit one of the background objects!

 To select the starting level you can use the CUSTOM2 tooltype, valid numbers
 are 1-8 which will select the corresponding level.

 High scores are saved but only if you do not use any of the trainer options!
 And if you want to be clever and use the built-in money cheat thinking your
 score will be saved then I have some bad news for you. ;)


 The game did not wait for the blitter so I had to add a lot of blitter waits.
 These patches will only be enabled on machines with a CPU >68000, if you want
 to enable them on 68000 machines too you can use the CUSTOM4 tooltype.

 The 1 disk budget version is of course supported too, it is the same as the
 retail version except that all files have been crunched with PowerPacker
 so everything fits on 1 disk and it also loads and saves high scores
 (track 159). The disk also is in standard DOS format contrary to the
 original version which uses custom MFM protected disks.
 Additionally the Rainbow Arts intro was added, in this patch this is skipped
 as I couldn't be bothered to support it as it isn't anything special anyway.

 That about wraps it up, enjoy this nice shooter from HD.


 Sting, 24-Mar-2013



 Greetings to all in Scarab and Scoopex, the WHDLoad team, PMC,
 Musashi5150, Skan, Slummy, Loaderror, Frequent, Wayne Kerr, Mr.Spiv,
 C-Fou! 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 2013! :)



 History:
 --------

 version 1.2 (24.03.2013) done by StingRay:
 - redone from scratch
 - trainers added
 - intro can be skipped with CUSTOM1
 - blitter wait patches are skipped on 68000 machines
 - 2 versions supported (SPS 412 & SPS 1274)
 - high score load/save
 - source code included

 versions 1.0 and 1.1 done by JOTD




 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
X-Out.slave - 24.03.2013 18:49:42 - 2368 bytes
required WHDLoad version17
flagsNoError EmulTrap ClearMem
required Chip Memory576 KiB ($90000)
Expansion Memory0 KiB
info nameX-Out
info copy1990 Rainbow Arts
info installinstalled by StingRay/[S]carab^Scoopex
Version 1.2 (24.03.2013)
Kickstart name0
Kickstart size0 KiB ($0)
Kickstart checksum$0000
ConfigurationC1:B:Disable Intro;
C2:L:Start at Level:1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8;
C3:X:Start with 500000 Credits:0;
C3:X:Unlimited Money:1;
C3:X:Unlimited Energy:2;
C3:X:No Background Collision:3;
C3:X:Enable Level Skip (Esc):4;
C4:B:Force Blitter Waits on 68000

Install Archive Content Listing
UnpackedLvlMethodPackedOSDate/TimeName
15841lh51047Amiga2008-08-31 15:57:30X-Out_Install.info
350171lh58800Amiga2013-03-24 19:14:12X-Out_Install/Install
7061lh5352Amiga2013-03-24 19:02:54X-Out_Install/Install.info
59681lh52912Amiga2013-03-24 20:04:30X-Out_Install/ReadMe
19901lh51310Amiga2000-09-11 00:37:22X-Out_Install/ReadMe.info
35241lh51067Amiga2013-03-22 01:45:50X-Out_Install/Source/X-Out_ImagerSlave.s
180361lh55708Amiga2013-03-24 18:49:32X-Out_Install/Source/X-Out_WHD.s
48491lh54240Amiga2002-10-04 22:40:40X-Out_Install/X-Out.colicon
75311lh56710Amiga2002-10-04 22:40:38X-Out_Install/X-Out.colicon2
3401lh5260Amiga2013-03-24 18:53:04X-Out_Install/X-Out.islave
128831lh53487Amiga2002-10-04 22:44:46X-Out_Install/X-Out.newicon
142231lh54442Amiga2002-10-04 22:44:58X-Out_Install/X-Out.newicon2
64101lh56185Amiga2002-10-04 22:45:22X-Out_Install/X-Out.newicon3
23681lh51710Amiga2013-03-24 18:49:42X-Out_Install/X-Out.slave

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