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Bad Apple (Arnold) demo on Arnold emulator?
« on: 01:27, 18 March 18 »
Is it possible to run the Bad Arnold demo on the Arnold Emulator? If so, how do I configure the emulator to run it?
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Re: Bad Apple (Arnold) demo on Arnold emulator?
« Reply #1 on: 10:22, 18 March 18 »
Is it possible to run the Bad Arnold demo on the Arnold Emulator? If so, how do I configure the emulator to run it?
Yes.

First check the drives are configured:

File->Drive A->Drive A Settings...

ensure it's set to 40-43 tracks and single sided.

File->Drive B->Drive B Settings...

ensure it's set to 80-83 tracks and double sided.

Then configure more memory:

Settings->Devices->Internal Devices...

Select "Yarek's 4MB Internal Ram Expansion", and bring up the context menu (right click on the mouse or use the menu key) and choose "enable".

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Re: Bad Apple (Arnold) demo on Arnold emulator?
« Reply #2 on: 10:37, 18 March 18 »
Are there any other settings?
After making your suggested settings, I put disk A into drive A and disk B into drive B (not sure if that is the intended locations for the disks).
Run"Disk" on drive A gives.... black screen, flashing white/black border.

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Re: Bad Apple (Arnold) demo on Arnold emulator?
« Reply #3 on: 12:20, 18 March 18 »
It looks amazing on the BBC and doesn't require any extra memory. On the CPC it's a bit clunky and won't run on a standard machine. Shame really. Guess the BBC's super fast low memory Teletext mode gives it the edge.
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Re: Bad Apple (Arnold) demo on Arnold emulator?
« Reply #4 on: 12:43, 18 March 18 »

I just tested it.

It takes a long time to load, the black/white flashing happens as it reads additional files.

But, it also *requires* parados. So you need to activate it.

Settings->Rom->Override On board rom settings...

Pick AMSDOS, then bring up the context menu and choose "pick builtin..". This chooses roms from the arnold install. Browse down the list for parados and choose it. It'll show it in the dialog.

Reset the cpc and load again.. there appears to be a bug somewhere because when it starts to read drive B you need to press 'R' to retry. Don't know why yet.

You can watch loading progress via "View->Drive Status..". This shows what each drive is doing.

Here you can see the track number as it reads. It reads from A first (up to track 3 on A) and then B (up to track 79). Border goes purple, loads a bit from A then starts.


All of this will be made easier with the next version of Arnold, it will have more configurations defined making it easier.
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Re: Bad Apple (Arnold) demo on Arnold emulator?
« Reply #5 on: 03:13, 22 March 18 »
I still couldn't get it to work. I might be running an outdated Arnold emulator for linux. Let me check....

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Re: Bad Apple (Arnold) demo on Arnold emulator?
« Reply #6 on: 10:40, 23 March 18 »
It looks amazing on the BBC and doesn't require any extra memory. On the CPC it's a bit clunky and won't run on a standard machine. Shame really. Guess the BBC's super fast low memory Teletext mode gives it the edge.


Shame then that you and SuTeKH didn't do a better version then.




Back to topic: I never tested this on Arnold-Emulator but I wasn't able to run it, too. Cause it needs 1MB RAM, I enabled Yarek 4MB extra RAM, I enabled PlayCity and Parados.
It seems then to load only part of the files (only A?) and there is no sound at all.


I'm using the latest windows-installer-version of Arnold (13-05-2017).




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Re: Bad Apple (Arnold) demo on Arnold emulator?
« Reply #7 on: 14:14, 23 March 18 »
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Re: Bad Apple (Arnold) demo on Arnold emulator?
« Reply #8 on: 15:52, 23 March 18 »
I'll take another look tonight and reply back on this thread soon.
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Re: Bad Apple (Arnold) demo on Arnold emulator?
« Reply #9 on: 00:51, 25 March 18 »

Shame then that you and SuTeKH didn't do a better version then.



Took that rather personally when the comment was more about how the BBC has an ultra fast low memory screen mode that the CPC can't match!
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Re: Bad Apple (Arnold) demo on Arnold emulator?
« Reply #10 on: 18:37, 27 March 18 »
It looks amazing on the BBC and doesn't require any extra memory. On the CPC it's a bit clunky and won't run on a standard machine. Shame really. Guess the BBC's super fast low memory Teletext mode gives it the edge.
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