WHDLoad MantisBT - Wizball
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0002499Wizball[All Projects] Generalpublic2011-09-14 22:272019-09-29 23:26
ReporterPaul Vernon 
Assigned ToWepl 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
ChipMem2 MB
FastMem16 MB
WorkbenchOS 3.1
KickROM40 - Kick 3.1
Summary0002499: The game appears to run and I've played it for 5 minutes or so but then it just
DescriptionGameVersion: english,pal,1 disk,Tenstar pack version
SlaveVersion: 1.0 from 20.05.2000

The game appears to run and I've played it for 5 minutes or so but then it just dumps back to the Workbench without warning whilst playing.
I've tried this with my Blizzard 1230 turned on and off and with caches turned on and off.
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Attached Files? .whdl_register (3,379) 2011-09-17 22:47
? new.whdl_register (9,109) 2011-10-31 19:26
? whdl_register (3,414) 2016-07-03 21:47
? Wizball.Slave (1,020) 2019-09-13 10:29

2011-09-15 20:56   
does it show an error requester?
Paul Vernon   
2011-09-15 21:07   
No, no error requesters, nothing in fact, just back to Workbench without warning. There doesn't seem to be any specific point in the game that causes it either, I was playing for 5 minutes on the first attempt, 30 seconds on the second attempt, 3 or 4 minutes on the third attempt.

The result however is always the same.
2011-09-15 21:36   
very strange
which slave version do you use?
Paul Vernon   
2011-09-15 21:47   
I'll give you a bit of history, I've had Amiga's since 1987 when I had my A500 and Tenstar pack and I've had the A1200 since Nov. 1992 but I've only just in the last few months got back into using it so I'm kinda catching up with stuff.

To that end, I've just upgraded to a CF card solution (my own, not an e-bay one) and installed the latest version of WHDLoad this week and then downloaded the installers for the Tenstar pack games and a few others that I own like LED Storm, Chase HQ etc. So all the slave files I've used are the ones currently available on WHDLoad.de which as far as I can tell for Wizball is version 1.2 (04.03.04).

I haven't even had chance to register WHDLoad yet but I fully intend to on the 11th of October. Being able to play my A500 games on my A1200 is just brilliant :-)

2011-09-15 21:54   
at the moment I have no idea what could be the cause here...
you could try some options like NOCACHE, NORESINT to see if something changes
Paul Vernon   
2011-09-15 23:28   
I'd already tried NOCACHE and that had no effect, I've just tried NORESINT on its own and with NOCACHE and they've had no effect. (I'm adding them into the tooltypes on the icon).
2011-09-16 19:30   
please set option COREDUMP, and run the game until it quits by himself, this should write a .whdl_register file, please post/attach this here
ps: i'm on vacation until october 12th
Paul Vernon   
2011-09-17 22:48   
Hi, I've uploaded the .whdl_register file. No worries about being on holiday, I'm in no rush. I didn't realise you were the creator of WHDLoad until now though. Congratulations on such a great piece of work and thanks for your efforts :-)
2011-10-30 18:00   
can please try the attached slave?
Paul Vernon   
2011-10-31 19:28   
Hi, It seemed to work for a little longer but I think the problem remains. I've uploaded a new .whdl_register file for you to examine. If you need anything else, let me know.


2015-05-10 19:03   
I can confirm that this problem still remains.

Just tried Wizball on my machine. A1200, 68030 (ACA-1233/40), WHDLoad 18.1. Same situation here.
2016-07-03 21:46   
This issue remains on WHDLoad 18.2.
2019-07-03 04:09   
The problem remains. Using NoVBRMove stops the game from exiting after playing for a while. The QuuitKey (F10) doesn't function. Amiga has to be reset...at least it has for my real A4000.

I cannot seem to upload, so I am not able to include my Dump files.
2019-09-13 10:30   
Please try if the attached Slave fixes the problem.
2019-09-14 01:21   
It's functioning well with my CSPPC/zer060. Only ToolTypes I'm using are PRELOAD, PreLoadSize, and Slave. Functioning great...played over 30 minutes, several times. Not any crashes or unexpected exits. I'll keep testing but I think you found it. *clapping*
2019-09-17 04:16   
I can confirm the new slave works perfectly, just completed the game. \o/
Many thanks!
2019-09-17 04:18   
For the record: I am running the slave with the 1994 re-release of Wizball.
2019-09-29 23:26   
Thanks for testing. New install has been released.

Issue History
2011-09-15 20:55administratorNew Issue
2011-09-15 20:55administratorStatusnew => assigned
2011-09-15 20:55administratorAssigned To => Wepl
2011-09-15 20:56WeplNote Added: 0002476
2011-09-15 21:07Paul VernonNote Added: 0002477
2011-09-15 21:36WeplNote Added: 0002478
2011-09-15 21:47Paul VernonNote Added: 0002479
2011-09-15 21:54WeplNote Added: 0002480
2011-09-15 23:28Paul VernonNote Added: 0002481
2011-09-16 19:30WeplNote Added: 0002482
2011-09-17 22:47Paul VernonFile Added: .whdl_register
2011-09-17 22:48Paul VernonNote Added: 0002483
2011-10-30 17:59WeplFile Added: Wizball.Slave
2011-10-30 18:00WeplNote Added: 0002499
2011-10-31 19:26Paul VernonFile Added: new.whdl_register
2011-10-31 19:28Paul VernonNote Added: 0002500
2015-05-10 19:03ernsteiswuerfelNote Added: 0004560
2016-07-03 21:46ernsteiswuerfelNote Added: 0005049
2016-07-03 21:47ernsteiswuerfelFile Added: whdl_register
2019-07-03 04:09ACNote Added: 0006892
2019-09-13 10:29WeplFile Deleted: Wizball.Slave
2019-09-13 10:29WeplFile Added: Wizball.Slave
2019-09-13 10:30WeplNote Added: 0007037
2019-09-14 01:21ACNote Added: 0007038
2019-09-17 04:16ernsteiswuerfelNote Added: 0007050
2019-09-17 04:18ernsteiswuerfelNote Added: 0007051
2019-09-29 23:26WeplNote Added: 0007066
2019-09-29 23:26WeplStatusassigned => resolved
2019-09-29 23:26WeplResolutionopen => fixed