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by .mad.
Fri May 24, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: MAME Emulation
Replies: 95
Views: 24917

Re: MAME Emulation

There's a similar Dragon64 problem with most of the Infocom CoCo Conversions.
attached two for you to test.

Seastalker - only boots in Tanodr64

Cutthroats - crashes on both machines when you type any command e.g. "GET UP"

both seem to work in Xroar with a Dragon64.
by .mad.
Wed May 22, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Uploads
Topic: repaired games from bad tapes
Replies: 91
Views: 23199

Re: repaired games from bad tapes

Hotel on Mayfair (Datacom + Preston)

fixed CAS to load Data file correctly.
and found the missing the 2-6 Player game mode (HOM2)
by .mad.
Mon May 20, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Uploads
Topic: repaired games from bad tapes
Replies: 91
Views: 23199

Re: repaired games from bad tapes

Screaming Abdabs comes to mind. It has some standard blocks and then it switches to a custom loader with no standard block structure. Does it load on Mame? Yes, that custom loader works!. even the old TOSEC version that is corrupt with a few random hex [54] instead of [55] works??? here's another o...
by .mad.
Mon May 20, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Uploads
Topic: repaired games from bad tapes
Replies: 91
Views: 23199

Re: repaired games from bad tapes

I think that the Dragon really don’t care that much about a lot of things, and maybe it’s due to a flaw on Mame’s side. Yes, I would 100% say it's a MAME problem with the CAS reading routine. i don't know how to fix / rewrite the MAME code to read the tape loader correctly. but i know what it needs...
by .mad.
Sun May 19, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Uploads
Topic: repaired games from bad tapes
Replies: 91
Views: 23199

Re: repaired games from bad tapes

Fix for MAME only (it works in Xroar and most likely on real Hardware).
the CAS will not work in MAME as it will not load a BASIC file without a name or header.
it stopped with IO error at the loading pic.

i just put a blank filename and leader gap to make it work.
by .mad.
Sat May 18, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Uploads
Topic: Dragon Data logo in scalable vector format
Replies: 3
Views: 1168

Re: Dragon Data logo in scalable vector format

opening the files with infranview, only shows a blocky lo-res thumbnail.
so i cleaned up what i could see.

the bigger logo, i sourced online.
This would make a good starting point to recreate a vector in newer software.

i do have access to portable version of corel draw x4.
PM if you want to try it.
by .mad.
Sat May 18, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: Dragon Composer / Composer Companion
Replies: 6
Views: 2599

Re: Dragon Composer / Composer Companion

i found a disk version of Composer.
which loads the Companion much easier and quicker.
not wait for music to end or pokes to enter.

RUN"BOOT.BAS"

.RUN"COMP.BIN" - loads the code that the Companion BASIC checks for and needs.
.RUN"LOADER.BIN" - companion boot file.
by .mad.
Fri May 17, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: MAME Emulation
Replies: 95
Views: 24917

Re: MAME Emulation

I *think* there is still a small bug in the Dragon64 config. while using the converted AGD games by pser1. in MAME202 they only worked with this machine... TANODR64H. After you fixed the problem with the Dunjunz rom bank, some started to work with Dragon64. :) i think this is the correct behaviour f...
by .mad.
Fri May 17, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: MAME Emulation
Replies: 95
Views: 24917

Re: MAME Emulation

I think what you're looking for is the -autoboot_command option, see https://docs.mamedev.org/commandline/commandline-all.html#scripting-options geeze, do i feel stupid! :oops: i was reading the command literally. i thought it would only work in NATURAL mode. :roll: The autoboot command is a life s...
by .mad.
Thu May 16, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: MAME Emulation
Replies: 95
Views: 24917

Re: MAME Emulation

Hi Perno70, Can i pick your brains for a moment. ;) At the moment SENDKEYS only works when MAME is in NATURAL keyboard mode. is there a way to enable it while in EMULATED keyboard mode?. i can startup MAME in -NAT mode send the command keys to load a tape. but i then must change to EMULATED mode man...