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0005992Populous2[WHDLoad Installs Games] install scriptpublic2023-01-05 12:39
ReporterTorti the Smurf 
Assigned ToJOTDProject InfoPopulous 2 (EOA/Bullfrog)
http://www.whdload.de/games/Populous2.html
 
PrioritynormalSeveritymajorReproducibilityalways
StatusassignedResolutionopen 
Summary0005992: The Install Script has some issues and could throw beginners off
DescriptionThe Install Script has some issues. Lets go 1 by 1, ok ;)

1) IF the use chooses to install both Populous 2 & the Data disk (challenge Games)
then this leads to issues with the save function.

THE WORST CASE is when the user saves a game in "the challenge games" ....
This shows up in the Main pop2 game and if you load that one everything gets corrupt and the user is not able to play Pop2 Main any longer.

(only way to fix that is to delete the save game from the data folder)

2) If the user chooses the option to install each seperate then the Pop2 Main game isnastall is fine.


BUT, if he chooses to install the Challenge Games sperate it will copy a Icon with the wrong infos (it searches for the challengegames.slave)

This is wrong, because first off, the challenge games salve is outdated and needs the OSEmu.400 file which is not inclued.

Instead it shoul copy the Populous2.slave to the ChallengeGames folder with the correct ToolType.

A beginner could be absolute confused by all that.
Maybe you can change that someday.

Greetings, Torti
TagsNo tags attached.
MachineA1200
CPU68020
CPUSpeed50
ChipSetAGA
GFXCardNone
ChipMem2 MB
FastMem28 MB
WorkbenchOS 3.9
KickROM40 - Kick 3.1
KickSoftNone
WHDLoad18.7
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note ~0012277

retrogamer (reporter)

Manual and Hints files attatched please include for next update.

note ~0012278

Torti the Smurf (reporter)

Cool, thank you Retrogamer !!!

BTW, sorry for all those typos. .... x.x
I was in a hurry and those damn wireless keyboard does me no favor either ;)

PS: there is also one instant where you get an dos Error when trying to load a game in pop2. (but i cant remember on top of my head in which order things have to be done to get that one)

In any case, this install should be fixed for beginners.
They might thing "ohh.. i doesnt work".

PPS: There are also a few installs that doesnt crate a save folder,
even if they should and the game fails then because of that ; if people trying to save the game.

I can remember Pirates Gold, Subwar 2050 and the Football manager "on the ball" right on the spot. The folder should have the name of the Zero Byte Dummy.

This is no problem for older folks but Amiga Newbies will think... oh "this dosent work either".

Please look at those if you have time.

Greetings & thanks, Torti
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-Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2023-01-04 17:36 Torti the Smurf New Issue
2023-01-04 18:38 StingRay Assigned To => JOTD
2023-01-04 18:38 StingRay Status new => assigned
2023-01-04 23:23 retrogamer File Added: Manual.zip
2023-01-04 23:24 retrogamer File Added: Hints.zip
2023-01-04 23:25 retrogamer Note Added: 0012277
2023-01-05 12:39 Torti the Smurf Note Added: 0012278
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