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It's not quite the right topic here, but I think, I can address the experts here   :) :


I used nocart1.4 in the past to create cpr's of some dsk's including my productions.


Because I want to burn an eprom now with some stuff and I only have 512kB eproms, I was wondering if nocart can be used to create cpr's with a
bigger size than the usual 178kB-Format. I've read somewhere about a somewhat extended format (DA3A) in newer nocarts but I did not find any documentation or howto about it.


Anyone?
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Would it be possible for someone to have a look at Grand Prix Simulator from Codies, just doesn't work for me.

Pretty sure I tested this when I did it ages ago, I will have a look later unless someone else gives it a test first.

Also, would it be possible for someone to change the controls for Super Hang On, having to press up and hold up for turbo is an absolute nightmare to control. It would be better if pressing down on the D-Pad for brake, button 1 - Accelerate and button 2 - Turbo.


Here is another version with the controls the way you want them, I did it my way as you need to hold down accelerate still whilst holding turbo, so with your controls you will need to hold both buttons at the same time for turbo.

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Sorry to be a pain, could a similar method be provided for Chase HQ, suffers from the same issue of having to press and hold up.


Change Gear = Up, Accelerate = 1, Turbo = 2, Brake = Down


Eternally grateful if anyone could help with this...





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@ukmarkh

Here is another version of " Super Hang-On " to give a try.

This is the same as my original version, however I've removed the need of a second button for Turbo, button 1 is now also turbo, therefore accelerate will give the max speed possible.

Use Joypad 1 Button 1 to Accelerate, Button 2 to Brake
Joypad 1 Button 1 is now also TURBO therefore it will work when at MAX SPEED
Pause with Console Pause Button, unpause with Joypad 1 Button 1
Push UP on Joypad 1 to enter intial on score table

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@ukmarkh

Here is another version of " Super Hang-On " to give a try.

This is the same as my original version, however I've removed the need of a second button for Turbo, button 1 is now also turbo, therefore accelerate will give the max speed possible.

Use Joypad 1 Button 1 to Accelerate, Button 2 to Brake
Joypad 1 Button 1 is now also TURBO therefore it will work when at MAX SPEED
Pause with Console Pause Button, unpause with Joypad 1 Button 1
Push UP on Joypad 1 to enter intial on score table


Amazing work, I never thought of that  ;)

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Here is an update to " CHASE HQ 8)

Controls changed as requested.

Use Joypad 1 UP for Gear ( Start Game ) Joypad 1 DOWN for Brake, Accelerate and Turbo with Joypad 1 Button 1 and 2

Redefine Joypad 2 the same as Joypad 1 = UP, 1, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, PAUSE, 2 ( 6 G 5 R T P F ) to get TEST MODE
Now play the game with Joypad 2, Joypad 1 UP = 1 Life, LEFT = Restart Level, RIGHT = Next Level, DOWN = Congratulation

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Unbelievable turn around there  :)  I think there's lots of racing games on the CPC that could actually benefit from changing the 'up' from accelerate. I bet Outrun would play better... Maybe Wec-Le-Mans... Powerdrift... Continental Circus...

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Unbelievable turn around there  :)  I think there's lots of racing games on the CPC that could actually benefit from changing the 'up' from accelerate. I bet Outrun would play better... Maybe Wec-Le-Mans... Powerdrift... Continental Circus...

Cheers.  ;D

I already did it with " Wec-Le-Mans " just use option 2 to use Defined Controls.

I'll take a look at " Continental Circus " as I converted that to cpr.

Outrun and Powerdrift are games converted by @dragon so maybe he could do any changes if they need doing.

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It's not quite the right topic here, but I think, I can address the experts here   :) :


I used nocart1.4 in the past to create cpr's of some dsk's including my productions.


Because I want to burn an eprom now with some stuff and I only have 512kB eproms, I was wondering if nocart can be used to create cpr's with a
bigger size than the usual 178kB-Format. I've read somewhere about a somewhat extended format (DA3A) in newer nocarts but I did not find any documentation or howto about it.

You'll need to use NoCart 1.9. It's been a few months since I played with it, but I managed to put a cracked version of Super Cauldron onto a cart that previously spanned two sides of a floppy.

The disk format available is only a little larger than normal but it was big enough (not sure of the exact size, maybe 260Kish?)

In the 'test' folder when you unzip nocart there is a da3a.dsk disk image. I made a copy of that, and then copied the files I needed onto the disk via WinAPE's 'Edit disc' function (or maybe using ManageDsk?)

I then converted to .CPR using the command line options specified in the 'readme.txt' file accompanying the program.

nocart -f "DA3A" test.dsk test.cpr -c RUN"""test

I hope that helps!



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Hi,


Has anyone converted the Addams Family yet, one of the best Amstrad Games ever made...

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I'm sure it would be possible, but the game is 128K only so would only play on a 6128 Plus or an expanded 464 Plus or GX4000...

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I'm sure it would be possible, but the game is 128K only so would only play on a 6128 Plus or an expanded 464 Plus or GX4000...

My GX4000 is 128K enabled


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My GX4000 is 128K enabled


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Nice.  8)

Did you upgrade it yourself?

I've got a 6128 PLUS, but still want to get 128k in my GX4000.

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Game shop near where I live, they mod all sorts...

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Game shop near where I live, they mod all sorts...

Nice, are they online?

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Nice, are they online?


I'm not sure, but I can drop in and ask them if you like?

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Has anyone converted Bio Spheres yet, it's a great little game.

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Has anyone converted Bio Spheres yet, it's a great little game.

Here you go....

" Bio Spheres ".

Joypad 1 Button 2 to Pause, any to unpause.
Console Pause Button to reset game.