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Old 25 October 2016, 16:20   #1
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Deluxe Galaga v2.6C [AGA] - "HD install" --> "ADFs"

After reading Vollldo's thread: Deluxe Galaga v2.5 Fixed for A500 KS1.3 the other day I thought I'd take a look at "Deluxe Galaga"

In TOSEC currently there is an OCS / ECS version of v2.6C but not an AGA version

Furthermore; when I took a look at the above OCS / ECS version i.e:

  • Deluxe Galaga v2.6C (1994)(Vigdal, Edgar)(SW-R)(Disk 1 of 2)[h Amiga Emulation Zone].adf
  • Deluxe Galaga v2.6C (1994)(Vigdal, Edgar)(SW-R)(Disk 2 of 2)[h Amiga Emulation Zone].adf
...it's a hard drive install put onto .ADFs much like the packages that I create

[plus the package needs 2MB Chip as files are extracted to RAM]



Anyway, searched on Aminet and there are these versions:

a) DGalaga26C.lha [OCS / ECS version released on "1995-09-28" and this is what's used in the above .ADFs]
b) DGalaga2.6cAGA.lha [AGA version released on the "1995-09-18"]
c) DeluxeGalaga_E.lha [OCS / ECS released on the "1997-09-07" and is the FINAL version]
d) DeluxeGalaga_A.lha [AGA version released on the "1997-09-07" and is the FINAL version]

So, I've now created a "HD install --> ADFs" package using d)

You need to use an AGA configuration with at least 2MB Chip & 1MB Fast RAM; though I just use a 2MB Chip & 4MB Fast RAM configuration...

As per usual; you can use this set with 1 or 2 disks drives...

This release is really for people that:

... Don't have a hard drive.
... Don't know how to extract / install etc. to a hard drive in order to play.
... Use GameBase Amiga.
... Have HxC Gotek hardware.

You can find the files I created in the usual places i.e. The Zone! and also on the EAB file server under the directory "~Uploads/DamienD/HD INSTALL --> ADFS"

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Old 25 October 2016, 23:13   #2
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Good choice my friend, when i did read your thread title i wonder the the 2.5 one had inspired you !
 
Old 25 October 2016, 23:16   #3
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I thought the newest Deluxe Galaga versions supported both AGA and ECS, is this not right? Usually a menu pops up on boot where you can choose.

And I actually never really saw the difference between AGA and ECS graphics.
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Old 25 October 2016, 23:48   #4
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the intro screen are different, and if my memory is good the gfx/sounds are better in the AGA one.
 
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I thought the newest Deluxe Galaga versions supported both AGA and ECS, is this not right? Usually a menu pops up on boot where you can choose.
Are you talking about this menu Akira?



There's an option to choose the type of processor but not the chipset...

The files in each package are different in size. AGA version on the left and OCS / ECS version on the right:

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Does Deluxe Galaga not work from floppy anyway?
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Old 26 October 2016, 19:34   #7
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Does Deluxe Galaga not work from floppy anyway?
Yes, versions earlier than v2.6C and v2.6C [final] do

...but not the latest versions linked to in my first post as they are too large to fit on floppy disk.

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Anyway, searched on Aminet and there are these versions:

a) DGalaga26C.lha [OCS / ECS version released on "1995-09-28" and this is what's used in the above .ADFs]
b) DGalaga2.6cAGA.lha [AGA version released on the "1995-09-18"]
c) DeluxeGalaga_E.lha [OCS / ECS released on the "1997-09-07" and is the FINAL version]
d) DeluxeGalaga_A.lha [AGA version released on the "1997-09-07" and is the FINAL version]
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The files in each package are different in size. AGA version on the left and OCS / ECS version on the right:
Interesting, I'll have to check this out and make a comparison. Thanks Damien.
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Ok maybe with something like Powerpacker and imploder it would fit.
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Ok maybe with something like Powerpacker and imploder it would fit.
I believe the files are already packed / compressed / crunched. There's this in the READ_ME_FIRST file and you definitely need these on disk or the game won't load:



I'm no expert when it comes to packers / compressors / crunchers...

Very happy to be proved wrong though
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Been playing around tonight as you do...

The majority of files are already packed so no way (well, at least that I know of) to get this onto a single floppy disk

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