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Old 24 January 2013, 11:50   #1
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What's the point?

Can anyone tell me what's the point of WHDloading a game that's hard drive installable?

You just end up with a game that needs extra memory to run. Or am I missing something?
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Old 24 January 2013, 11:55   #2

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WHDLoad does more things than just make a game HD-installable. It also fixes bugs, adds hi-score saving, 2nd button joystick support and more.
There's more under the hood than meets the eye
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Old 24 January 2013, 11:58   #3
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Well i am sure someone will give you 100 reasons, but for me main reason is that
i get the packs with a lot of games and i just put them in the HD and they are ready to roll. I have a lot of memory to run WHDload so that's not a problem. But sure if you have only 2Mb, a lot of games will not run. You should have 2+4 Mb or more for whdload.
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Well i am sure someone will give you 100 reasons
One cookie for whoever manages to do such a list
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Old 24 January 2013, 13:27   #5
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WHDLoad also fixes incompatibility problems with faster systems.
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Old 24 January 2013, 14:18   #6
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I would say it depands on. Some games will work better as WHDLoad install some not. With WHDLoad you loose multitasking without maybe not. E.g. Dune 2 is much faster (game speed, mouse speed). Under WHDLoad nearly unplayable. So you might install both versions of a game and play what do you like. At least compare.
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At least compare.
Indeed. For example: Colonization runs perfectly fine from Workbench directly on a 68030, and because of that you get nice mode promotion to 31Khz screen modes.
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Old 24 January 2013, 23:18   #8
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Secret of Monkey Island is hard drive installable, but graphics are corrupted on 68020 and aga chipset.
Whdload fixes issues like this without having to use early startup menu or other degrader.

On the other hand, the settlers is an example of where its easier to use the game's own installer and manual protection, as the whdload version has issues and consumes huge amounts of ram.

So compare.
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