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Cracker Journal 4 (Alpha Flight)

download the install packageAlphaFlight_CJ04.lha
created at2014-09-16
size of install package24186 Bytes
Author/Contact
(use it to report problems with that install)
StingRay
Mantis BugTracker1187
BitWorld1738
Pout18595
download images for that installftp.amigascne.org


 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 "Cracker Journal #4" 1988 Alpha Flight.

 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 diskmag requires 0.5 MB ChipMem
 (+0.9 MB OtherMem for preload and Kickstart ROM)
 It can be quit by pressing F10 (key can be changed with Tooltype "QuitKey=").

 The mag 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
 - Interrupts fixed
 - Interrupt problem in intro fixed
 - Self-modifying code fixed
 - DMA wait in replayer fixed (x2)
 - Byte write to volume register in replayer fixed (x2)
 - Intro can be skipped with CUSTOM1
 - Wrong data fetch stop fixed (intro)
 - Timing fixed
 - NewIcon (created by me)
 - Source code included as usual
 - Quit option that works on 68000 machines (default key is 'F10')

 Here's the patch for Cracker Journal 4 which I made this morning
 while enjoying my first coffee. I first patched the mag and then
 I started to fix the intro and noticed that it uses a lot of
 system stuff (diskfont, graphics etc.) so I had to patch the mag
 again, this time using KickEmul, as I really couldn't be bothered
 to patch all the system stuff in the intro. The intro had a wrong
 ddfstrt value which caused a trashed display on anything else than
 OCS machines. If you want to skip the intro you can use the CUSTOM1
 tooltype.

 Not much more to say, I'm going to ride the MK1 now as the
 weather is excellent here so the better half and me will spend
 the whole day outside in the sun. :) Have a nice weekend everyone!

 If you don't know how to control the mag try these keys:

 left/right Amiga: previous/next article
 left/right   Alt: last/next 3 pages
 ctrl/F10        : quit 

 Sting, 06-Sep-2014


 Update 16-Sep-2014
 ------------------

 Wepl reported that it was impossible to quit the intro, this was caused
 by the vertical blank interrupt code needing more than one frame on
 some machines, I guess this bug only occured on A4000's due to the slow
 chip ram access. Anyway, I have fixed this by changing the intro code
 to run completely without a vertical blank interrupt.


 
 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 and all classic
 car owners/drivers. :)

 Extra greetings to the usual suspects on #amigascne, see you all at
 Revision 2015! :)



 History:
 --------

 version 1.01 (16.09.2014)
 - on some machines the intro couldn't be quit, fixed (issue #3053)
 
 version 1.00 (05.09.2014) 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
CrackerJournal4.slave - 16.09.2014 18:21:40 - 4384 bytes
required WHDLoad version17
flagsNoError EmulTrap EmulPriv Examine
required Chip Memory512 KiB ($80000)
required Expansion Memory256 KiB ($40000)
info nameCracker Journal #4
info copy1988 Alpha Flight
info installinstalled by StingRay/[S]carab^Scoopex
Version 1.01 (16.09.2014)
Kickstart name34005.a500
Kickstart size256 KiB ($40000)
Kickstart checksum$f9e3
ConfigurationC1:B:Skip Intro

Install Archive Content Listing
UnpackedLvlMethodPackedOSDate/TimeName
106001lh54757Amiga2014-09-05 23:03:24CrackerJournal4_Install/CrackerJournal4.newicon
43841lh53105Amiga2014-09-16 18:21:40CrackerJournal4_Install/CrackerJournal4.slave
15841lh51046Amiga2007-09-05 23:15:12CrackerJournal4_Install.info
346321lh58724Amiga2014-09-06 09:09:06CrackerJournal4_Install/Install
7161lh5361Amiga2014-09-06 09:07:06CrackerJournal4_Install/Install.info
43891lh52306Amiga2014-09-16 18:41:00CrackerJournal4_Install/Readme
14061lh5899Amiga2013-12-30 19:19:20CrackerJournal4_Install/ReadMe.info
62871lh52411Amiga2014-09-16 18:17:04CrackerJournal4_Install/Source/CrackerJournal4_WHD.s

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