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Pack-Mania

Postby AtariZoll » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:21 pm

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Re: Pack-Mania

Postby dma » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:19 am

And it's a selection of great classics.
Congrats on the compilation achievement!

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Re: Pack-Mania

Postby Anima » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:26 am

Great work. IMHO, even with the rather slow decompressing it's more convenient than changing disks. Thanks!

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Re: Pack-Mania

Postby crashman » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:34 am

Thanks for your work!!!

AtariZoll wrote:23 Games on 1 DD floppy:
http://atari.8bitchip.info/ASTGA/9/23gam.php
260ST, 520ST, 520ST+, 520STFM, 1040STE, 4160STE, STACY 2, MEGA ST2, MEGA ST4, MEGA STE, TT030, FALCON030, FALCON030 with Centurbo 2rB, Firebee
SH204, Megafile 30, Megafile 60, Megafile 44
SM124, SM125, SM146, SC1224, SC1435
Satandisk, Ultrasatan, HxC SD, Hxc SD Slim, NetUSBee, CosmosEX, Gotek HxC, MicroCosmos
2600VCS, LYNX, LYNX II, JAGUAR

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Re: Pack-Mania

Postby CiH » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:01 am

AtariZoll has created a 'Desert island floppy disk' :-)

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Re: Pack-Mania

Postby krupkaj » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:06 am

It is really nice set, thanks!

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Re: Pack-Mania

Postby Eero Tamminen » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:54 pm

Tested few of the games with EmuTOS. Worked fine with *192k* v0.9.7 and v0.9.8-RC2, saw crashes (in Major Motion) with v0.9.7+git 512k version.

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Re: Pack-Mania

Postby AtariZoll » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:55 am

Eero Tamminen wrote:Tested few of the games with EmuTOS. Worked fine with *192k* v0.9.7 and v0.9.8-RC2, saw crashes (in Major Motion) with v0.9.7+git 512k version.

Some games are set (and also may be coded originally) for minimal RAM usage config - so TOS should not take much RAM. I guess that 512K versions of EmuTOS take more RAM than even TOS 2.06 .
This is intended mostly for basic 520ST machines.
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Re: Pack-Mania

Postby Eero Tamminen » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:40 pm

Major Motion crashes on first joystick move in the game with 512k EmuTOS ROM even if machine has 4MB of RAM (tested in Hatari).

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Re: Pack-Mania

Postby AtariZoll » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:16 am

By many Atari ST games problem is not in insufficient total RAM size (amount), but that they are coded for fixed low RAM area. And if TOS version takes more RAM than version on which it is tested/developed it usually makes problems, crashes. I'm not saying that this is actual problem with Major Motion, which is TPA, so relocatible. May be that joystick read code is not enough good, and works only with lower TOS versions (not rare case at all). I can fix that, since did it many times (STOS games suffer from it too), but only if you insist that it must be compatible with EmuTOS :-)
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Re: Pack-Mania

Postby Eero Tamminen » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:02 am

I'm not insisting on anything, I just mentioned it in case it was supposed to work and you'd want to fix it if it won't. :-)

It already works with 192k EmuTOS, which is the EmuTOS version intended for old ST games, that's enough for me.

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Re: Pack-Mania

Postby johnnyboy1911 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:47 pm

Many thx for this :-)


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