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Old 14 September 2019, 05:24   #1
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mbhdload.lha Mars Bars hard driver loaders

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I'm requesting mbhdload.lha Mars Bars hard drive loader source. I downloaded a 700mb iso from a bbs archive and it was damaged so I could not extract the .lha.

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Old 14 September 2019, 09:35   #2
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Mars Bar! thanks to this lame stuff that I never could make work, I decided to roll my own hd loaders.
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Old 18 September 2019, 04:26   #3
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Mars Bar! thanks to this lame stuff that I never could make work, I decided to roll my own hd loaders.
haha. It says the archive comes with 3 sources. 1 Ram loader, 1 File loader and I don't know what the other one was.

His patches/AGA fixes never worked?
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Old 18 September 2019, 10:58   #4
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Not never, but hardly any. It was very configuration dependant. His installers works on FastRAM cards (and AFAIR not all of them!) but doesn't work on accelerators (68030 and above).

Moreover nowdays there are probably all games which were in Mars Bars versions already covered by JST or WHDLoad versions.

Why You don't try to make WHDLoad installer?
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Some of them are interesting have Trainners etc

I think this is them http://grandis.nu/eabsearch/search.p...xclude=&limit=
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Mars Bar! thanks to this lame stuff that I never could make work, I decided to roll my own hd loaders.
I had quite a few Mars Bar/Crimewatch UK installers myself when I had an A500 (1Mb chip + 2Mb fast) and on my A1200 (2Mb chip only at the time) and I can't think of ANY of his installers that worked on my configs!
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Not never, but hardly any. It was very configuration dependant. His installers works on FastRAM cards (and AFAIR not all of them!) but doesn't work on accelerators (68030 and above).

Moreover nowdays there are probably all games which were in Mars Bars versions already covered by JST or WHDLoad versions.

Why You don't try to make WHDLoad installer?
That's weird that it would work on FastRAM cards but not on accelerators. I thought #PublicRam was public ram. Maybe the dodgy releases were for upload credits on bbs's?.

I've never used WHDLoad, If the game had a HD install I'd use it, otherwise I would just run it off disk.
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I had quite a few Mars Bar/Crimewatch UK installers myself when I had an A500 (1Mb chip + 2Mb fast) and on my A1200 (2Mb chip only at the time) and I can't think of ANY of his installers that worked on my configs!
Hey, You're back.

Yeah some of the intros on janeway.exotica.org mention some hefty ram requirements for some of the games, so they were obviously just RAM loaders and not proper HD loaders.

But then Syndicate used to trash the HD and on reboot you had to wait along time for the HD to fix it self. Ahhh the 40MB ide days
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I've definitely used some on 68030 but when they say 2MB they won't work with 2mb chip it has to be 1mb Chip 1 fast etc although some installers mention fakemem it never worked for me.

Unless you want some feature from these installers like a trainer or for nostalgia best to use WHDload or JST instead.
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