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by .mad.
Wed May 08, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Uploads
Topic: repaired games from bad tapes
Replies: 91
Views: 25526

Re: repaired games from bad tapes

Fruity (Impsoft)
fixed 3 problems with this bad dump.
Loading Screen - fixed bad "R" graphic.
Instructions - fixed typo WELCOMBE = WELCOME.
Game - fixed corrupt Reel graphics.
by .mad.
Tue May 07, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Uploads
Topic: repaired games from bad tapes
Replies: 91
Views: 25526

Re: repaired games from bad tapes

while testing FLEX programs, i noticed Sherlock disk detective v2 (Orange) didn't work.
Not sure if it's a USER error or not. :P

i did manage to deprotect the file with a simple 1 byte HEX edit.
and copy it to a FLEX OS disk.

Dragon64 machine/config only.
type BOOT
enter date, then type SHERLOCK
by .mad.
Sat May 04, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: MAME Emulation
Replies: 95
Views: 27135

Re: MAME Emulation

I am convinced the LEFT Joystick code is bugged. can someone please confirm this, to prove i am not going insane. Test game that uses the LEFT Joystick ONLY. Lucifer's Kingdom. (dragon64 /ddos) make sure only the LEFT Joystick is connected in MAME options. load the game... up, down, left, right are ...
by .mad.
Sat May 04, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: MAME Emulation
Replies: 95
Views: 27135

Re: MAME Emulation

The joysticks should really be re-implemented as slot devices, like the expansion socket. You would then be able to specify each slot from command line. I'll consider doing this. Thanks. I have made a small script which generates a new dragon32.cfg before MAME is launched, which fixes all the Joyst...
by .mad.
Fri May 03, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: MAME Emulation
Replies: 95
Views: 27135

Re: MAME Emulation

No, Configuration options cannot be selected from command-line. can i please request it?. ;) i would also like option to disconnect LEFT or RIGHT Joystick from the command line. i have seen strange / disabled fire buttons, when both joysticks are enabled in a couple of games. e.g. SHAFT this ends u...
by .mad.
Fri May 03, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: MAME Emulation
Replies: 95
Views: 27135

Re: MAME Emulation

on the subject of Artifacting... :mrgreen: can you tell me if that status can be changed from the command-line in MAME. VDG - OFF (0), Standard (1), Reversed (2). i guess it will be something like this, if it exists... -:vdg:artifacting 0 editing the cfg works. <port tag=":vdg:artifacting" type="CON...
by .mad.
Fri May 03, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Uploads
Topic: repaired games from bad tapes
Replies: 91
Views: 25526

Re: repaired games from bad tapes

Is this the same version that Stew uploaded back in 2015 , or do we now have three different releases of the game? Yes, it certainly looks like the same version. I did source the files elsewhere though, as that CAS copy doesn't seem to be in the main archive folder i am woking with (Dragon-2018-10-...
by .mad.
Thu May 02, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Uploads
Topic: repaired games from bad tapes
Replies: 91
Views: 25526

Re: repaired games from bad tapes

Pedro - just fixed so it will work in MAME.

it uses the exact same loader as BC Bill.
MAME doesn't read the short block (249 bytes) of data correctly.
when the data block is resized to 256 bytes... it works.
by .mad.
Thu May 02, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Uploads
Topic: repaired games from bad tapes
Replies: 91
Views: 25526

Re: repaired games from bad tapes

found yet another version of Trival Crosswords.
the data blocks are identical, but main file and loader are very different.

no company name (Quickbeam) is mentioned. only the programmer.
by .mad.
Wed May 01, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Uploads
Topic: repaired games from bad tapes
Replies: 91
Views: 25526

Re: repaired games from bad tapes

Trace Race/ Trace Racers (Cable Software)

The archive only has the SOLO (1 player game), which is also incomplete and bugged.
this is the complete version.
Side A (solo) - 1 player version
Side B (trace) - 2 player version

*you will die, if you let go of the joystick.