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Demos Amiga Demoscene Archive Forum / Coding / Letting the demo run setpatch

 

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dalton
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#1 - Posted: 28 Sep 2016 12:14
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When crossdev'ing 060 stuff, for convenience, I put a call to setpatch in the demos startup code, like this:


Execute("c:setpatch", 0, 0);


Actually it's so convenient that I feel like keeping it in the release code too. Demos are often run from cli with no startup sequence which means the user often has to run setpatch manually.

Are there any drawbacks to running setpatch from the demo code? Are there systems where setpatch should _not_ be run?
britelite
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#2 - Posted: 29 Sep 2016 06:52
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For example on an AmigaOS 3.9 (maybe also 3.5) running setpatch without parameters might cause a reboot. At least on my 3.9 setup I have to run 'setpatch noromupdate' to prevent this.
blakkhar
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#3 - Posted: 29 Sep 2016 11:20
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Maybe it is better to check if SetPatch is already running and if not throw a message that the user needs to run SetPatch first?
dalton
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#4 - Posted: 30 Sep 2016 13:02
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Sounds like running setpatch automatically is a bad idea. Will settle for a text reminder. Thanks!

 

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