XRoar alternatives?

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acsi
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Re: XRoar alternatives?

Post by acsi » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:47 am

On mine (OSX 10.14.1) they are in the /Users/me/Library/XRoar/roms directory.

Can't recall where I got the roms from though but the only machine that doesn't seem to work is Dynacom MX-1600.

I haven't looked as to why that one doesn't work but I would guess it's because I don't have the rom or the name is wrong.

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Re: XRoar alternatives?

Post by sixxie » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:31 am

acsi wrote:On mine (OSX 10.14.1) they are in the /Users/me/Library/XRoar/roms directory.

Can't recall where I got the roms from though but the only machine that doesn't seem to work is Dynacom MX-1600.

I haven't looked as to why that one doesn't work but I would guess it's because I don't have the rom or the name is wrong.
mx1600 searches the @mx1600 and @mx1600ext romlists for BASIC and Extended BASIC respectively.

From -romlist-print:

Code: Select all

        mx1600          mx1600bas,mx1600bas_zephyr
        mx1600ext       mx1600extbas
So (with ".rom" extension), those are the filenames you need!

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Re: XRoar alternatives?

Post by acsi » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:00 am

Thanks I now have them all working.

Now when I get time I need to have a play rather than just playing Flagonbird :lol:

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Re: XRoar alternatives?

Post by robcfg » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:55 pm

Well, Flagon Bird is an excellent game. I play with my 4 year old son :mrgreen:

I’m glad you managed to get it working!

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Re: XRoar alternatives?

Post by Bosco » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:50 am

I'm always (pleasantly) surprised to discover people still play my Dragon/CoCo port of Flappy Bird from time to time. Like the original it can be pretty frustrating. :D

Last Cambridge meet-up Richard Harding suggested making a tweaked version for younger players which was a little easier to control. I think this is a nice idea so at some point there should be a `Flagon Bird Jr.' with a few extra bells and whistles. :)

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Re: XRoar alternatives?

Post by Fundin » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:50 pm

THe ROM name is attached.

I can't seem to make a folder called .xroar as it won't let me create a folder using a .

I tried /Users/simonjohnson/Library/Xroar/roms but still get same screen I first posted with.
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Re: XRoar alternatives?

Post by Fundin » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:54 pm

It's a shame I'd have thought itt would have been easier to get this running :/

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Re: XRoar alternatives?

Post by Alastair » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:41 am

Fundin, you will need both Eurohard S.A. - Dragon 200 IC17 and Eurohard S.A. - Dragon 200 IC18 for XRoar to emulate a Dragon 200. If you want just a 32 kiB machine then use Dragon Data Ltd - Dragon 32 - IC17 (at least to begin with to make sure that everything works, afterwards you may wish to try one of Stephen J. Woolham's enhanced ROMs).

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