Fire & Ice on PSP Castaway 006 not working

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Fire & Ice on PSP Castaway 006 not working

Postby Danster72 » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:47 am

Hi,

I am new to the forum I am hoping that someone can help me.

I am trying to run an old favourite game of mine - Fire & Ice - on the PSP using Castaway 006 but I am having trouble running this. It fails after the Graftgold logo screen at the start where I got a black screen with a blue bar at the top, and nothing more. I have tried many versions of the file.

Is there something else I need to do out of the ordinary to get this working?

Thanks any so much for any help provided.

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Re: Fire & Ice on PSP Castaway 006 not working

Postby AtariZoll » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:32 am

It seems that Castaway's emulation fails at some point with this game. As I see, that version is from 2007. Surely, better would be to use Hatari PSP build, but I don't know is PSP fast enough at all for ..
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Re: Fire & Ice on PSP Castaway 006 not working

Postby Eero Tamminen » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:26 am

Looking at the PSP specs in Wikipedia, it seems too weak for running Hatari at acceptable speeds. I've tried Hatari on similar speed ARM.

One would need to use really old Hatari version (less accurate emulation is faster), disable music from game (if possible) to lessen interrupt emulation load, disable sound from Hatari to save CPU (and because breaking sounds is pretty horrible), use frame skipping and disable zooming. And if game works without it, disable "more compatible CPU" option. Maybe also disable spec512 (extra colors) support.

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Re: Fire & Ice on PSP Castaway 006 not working

Postby Danster72 » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:23 am

Thanks for the feedback, I guess then it's nothing I am doing wrong and that it's just the game not working on this emulator.


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