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Software / Re: Adaptation of games continues ..
« Last post by èné on 28-01-2018, 16:45:06 »
ok so i'm not completely mad.. yet. I was pretty sure i downloaded and tried your version. This explains why i was surprised. Anyway the old version is buggy then but since you removed it, it doesn't matter anymore.

As for the game, everything works ok but the maze of course, which for a commercial release is quite insane. Another french game which i know you love (joking) is unfinished : crazy cars 2. Anyway the end in iron lord is quite lame (just a static 'ugly' screen), so that's ok, still it's frustrating not to be able to complete the game the right way (specially with these crazy contests).

I understand your point, but as for faulty st games, i'm used to it by now, have encountered a lot of them (crash, freeze..), it's ok. The last game i tested also crashes at some point, and it was a pasti image. Maybe it's because of the emulation, might come also from my settings in Steem (fortunately you can access the next missions by entering a code, it works ok this way).

Actually there may be lot of reasons for a game not to work fine (bad cracks, settings like ram, or just because of lame coding).. better have various versions then, but when the game itself is faulty, there's nothing you can do. I'll stick with my old iron lord then..
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Software / Re: Adaptation of games continues ..
« Last post by Petari on 28-01-2018, 11:13:52 »
Yes, I updated it long time ago, when realized that there are problems on same points. Actually, this is one of worst games ever I seen, considering errors in releases.  http://atari.8bitchip.info/ASTGA/I/ironlord.php

I really don't think that it is possible to make it 100% good - unless rewriting complete game from beginning.
Nothing here is 'my' version. I just replaced corrupted file with working one. What else can man to do ?
Final level is finishable with some nasty hack. I just removed some check, to make it possible to exit that stupid maze.

Unfortunately, this is not only one case of poorly tested Atari ST game, what has some serious flaws. Dyter-7 has also problems in final level . And more ...   It's better to focus on really well made and tested ones, I think.
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Software / Re: Adaptation of games continues ..
« Last post by èné on 25-01-2018, 20:19:32 »
TOS is 1.06, ram 2mb, I use Steem 3.2. I've been using these settings from the beginning, it usually works fine.

I do have a save snapshot..

Now I'd like to know what kind of hack you put in the maze ? Since in my test and from what I read here and there, there's no exit in the last level of the maze. So what did you add exactly ? Like an artificial  exit maybe ? Just wondering.. oddly enough I noticed the ST version differs from the other ports, it's the only one in which the maze section has no keys.. maybe because it was the very 1st version

Anyway, the snapshot.. well, if i manage to find the attachment tag.. seems not.. ok, so from external link :


edit : ok forget it..
 
I don't understand what happened but it seems  I mixed up some versions. I'm pretty sure I did try your adaptation, i just cannot explain what happened. Maybe you have made a new adaptation since then ? Anyway I've just downloaded your adaptation again and the files don't match.. so it's not worth to upload the sts

In the end maybe your adaption is ok, I'm very sorry, cannot explain what went wrong


edit2:P Ok i have tested a bit your version, managed to win the archery contest.. but there are some annoying screens resolution issues (swapping from 60hz to 50), it happens  when you leave a place or a character. Also the horse animation (when you travel in the countryside) doesn't work very well, ie you reach straigh another place (no animation).. so in the end, there are few minor glitches, I prefer to keep the other version. I also noticed that the guy you control in the villages move slower (in your version). Maybe these things happen because of my settings in steem, i don't know, but since i've already completed the game, i won't go any further. Again the wargame-maze transition  might works fine in your adaptation, i feel a bit confused about this.
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Software / Re: Adaptation of games continues ..
« Last post by Petari on 25-01-2018, 18:57:39 »
I remember that there were problems with some TOS versions. Can you describe your config in couple words ?
Like TOS version, RAM size, what hard disk driver SW, what exact Atari ST(E) model ?
Problem is certainly not that it does not support modifications - even if some tries it (checksums) it is easy to remove such restrictions.
I remember that I combined it from multiple sources, because there were some corrupted and missing files. But really can not say more at moment. Will need little more time to go in this. If you can post (or e-mail) snapshot (saved gamestate) right before this crash would help a lot.
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Software / Re: Adaptation of games continues ..
« Last post by èné on 25-01-2018, 07:24:35 »
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Iron Lord - Freezes after wargame part. That game is really buggy.
The cracked version I have works fine, ie no freeze after the wargame part but of course the maze section is unfinished. Maybe the game simply doesn't support any modifications, possibly the image (source) you worked with wasn't ok
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General chat / Happy new Year!
« Last post by munchy on 31-12-2017, 13:43:32 »
A happy new year to all and a big thank you to peter for his work again through this year.My ste has benefitted greatly over the years by Peters fantastic efforts.
These games look wonderful through both the framemeister and ossc,enhanced 4:3 indeed

May i wish you all a prosperous and happy new year!!
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Software / Little demo proggie for fun
« Last post by Petari on 21-12-2017, 09:14:38 »
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Software / Re: Problem with games
« Last post by Petari on 19-12-2017, 12:57:06 »
 I finished both games - Rainbow Island and After the War - partially because both were troublesome and hard.

You may DL After the War again - I think that I updated it once, day-two after first release.
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Software / Re: Problem with games
« Last post by seblalisse on 18-12-2017, 15:25:32 »

Hello Mr Petari

I tested Rainbow islands nearly till the end and no problems till there.

I'll try to finish it.

Thanks for your work.

By the way i have a problem with the game After The War, i'll let a post later with details.

Have a good day.


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News / Atari Forum Down
« Last post by Petari on 17-12-2017, 12:28:51 »
You will see thread here with same name (subject), only few rows lower. It's started by Dal, one of admins there.
We are at end of 2017, and that forum is down, so low as never before. Not down in technical meaning (not working, inaccessible), but down in social meaning.
So, I just don't want to waste my time there, with total useless talk with egomaniac "clean" programmers, some idiots (Joska) who are even moderators there. And there was case of member acting way over the top. He did criminal act on public forum - threats about physical assault on someones health are actually criminal act. And what happened after that (look, it is irrelevant what caused his madness, and I experienced 1000x worse insults there) - that post was deleted, and he continued with threats, only in less vulgar form. Nothing is deleted. On any normal forum he would be banned forever in minutes. No, at AF you can not ban someone just like that. They need to make conference first. There are some idiot haters there for whom any action against me is OK.  All in all, he, they crossed the line, a thick line. There is no way back.
Then, that thread about EmuTOS - it shows almost all bad what goes there. People jumping in without reading even 5% of written there. They insult heavily (again Joska, + EmuTOS team members) - and no, that's OK. - Double standards, indeed.

I will not waste my breath about that Titanic of forum more. Only can hope that all decent people will leave it soon, and find some better forum(s) - and we have some. It is actually not really Atari retro forum anymore - most active are threads about MISTer and like - FPGA clones. Yes, that is the future, indeed. But there is people who still using old machines, and can keep them alive some time yet.
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