Patch fixes Monopoly conflict with Mac OS 8.1/HFS ; cause may be more general

Patch fixes Monopoly conflict with Mac OS 8.1/HFS ; cause may be more general

Macintosh Monopoly v1.0.4 will likely not work with Mac OS 8.1 - especially if the startup disk is an HFS Plus disk. The symptom is that the CD-ROM disc is not recognized. Instead, a message appears asking that the CD be inserted.

Anton Rang believes he has the explanation. If the explanation is correct, it seems general enough that we may also expect to see it in other situations: "There is a routine in the program which looks for the CD-ROM by scanning the volume (VCB) queue. It looks at the first entry in the queue to verify that it is an HFS disk (signature 'BD'). If the boot disk is HFS , the signature will be 'H ' instead, and this routine will return without going further (and finding the CD-ROM)."

To fix the problem, Anton created a patch. It only works on PowerPC machines (which are the only ones that can have an HFS Plus startup disk anyway). The patch forces the program to ignore the signature.

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