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Offline FRAGKI-2012

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I m wondering if is possible to convert a game to rom file and play from megarom ???
is any program to do this??
and of Corse a game bigger than a 16k with more files than one bin file and bas
is possible to write to roms in different rom address and play ??
for example to start the game from rom address 1 and continue load the from rom 2??
 
any information will be very helpfully!!!!
« Last Edit: 20:27, 27 September 13 by Gryzor »

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Re: how to convert a dsk image to rom???
« Reply #1 on: 10:27, 28 March 13 »
There was a program from NoCa$h to convert Disks to cartridge, but I think the game examples in the ROM Table were all converted by hand (and not by me).

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Re: how to convert a dsk image to rom???
« Reply #2 on: 11:32, 28 March 13 »
I m wondering if is possible to convert a game to rom file and play from megarom ???
is any program to do this??
and of Corse a game bigger than a 16k with more files than one bin file and bas
is possible to write to roms in different rom address and play ??
for example to start the game from rom address 1 and continue load the from rom 2??
 
any information will be very helpfully!!!!
I have some code for a "rom" filesystem.

I planned to make a tool on pc that could be used to build the rom data and this filesystem, this could then be written onto roms on the megarom.

The idea is that it would be easier to use in this way.

Perhaps it will be time to finish that code?
My games. My Games
My website with coding examples: Unofficial Amstrad WWW Resource

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Re: how to convert a dsk image to rom???
« Reply #3 on: 21:41, 28 March 13 »
I m wondering if is possible to convert a game to rom file and play from megarom ???
is any program to do this??
Yes, of course! You can use the Softbrenner ROM for that. It has a function to integrate files into ROMs. However the maximum file size is limited to 31 KB.
 
Let me attach that ROM...
 
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Re: how to convert a dsk image to rom???
« Reply #4 on: 22:44, 28 March 13 »
hello again to my precious friends!!!!!!! BRYCE AND TFM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THANKS A  LOOOOOT !!!!!!!!!but unfortunately I need a guide or an example to help me as I 'm not an expert like you guy's !!!
I;m interested to convert the Classic Muncher (UK) (1987) for me is the best pacman in cpc or the lemmings or the Solomon's key just for fun and to have a creative time !!!as I love the pcs and the old computers!!!
ps. fell free to attach anything!!!!
and for the new friend arnoldemu the answer is that we will be waiting for this brilliant and useful program.

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Re: how to convert a dsk image to rom???
« Reply #5 on: 22:53, 28 March 13 »
A DSK would be nice... ok start serching... found... analysing files... sadly the file is just a bit tooooo long...
Ok, using CPCTurbocruncher first to make it smaller...

Attach CPCT DSK...

Crunching file...
Result 15 KB! Great it will fit in ONE ROM!
Test: Game still works!
 
Attaching game DSK....
 
 
Now I have to give a presentation... tell you soon how to finish the ROM...
 

 
« Last Edit: 23:09, 28 March 13 by TFM/FS »
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Re: how to convert a dsk image to rom???
« Reply #6 on: 23:22, 28 March 13 »
Ok... in quick...
 
Install Softbrenner ROM in an MegaFlash or CPC emulator
Insert Disc with "Munch.", the 15 KB file
Start Softbrenner with !SB
Type "M" for Make ROM
Press "X" for add RSX
Move black bar over file "MUNCH." (ok, it is there already)
Press RETRUN to load file
Now you see a RSX command, that can be changed. Press DEL just once to delete the point
On the screen you see "!MUNCH", press Return
Press "2" for "load file into RAM and autostart"
Press Return twice to admit the load and autostart addresses of the file
Press N for No autostart after reset
Now press "S" for save ROM
And that's it you have your ROM!!!
One last thing remains to do: You must adapt the checksum. That can be done with the samall basic program "checksum.bas"
 
 
It's all done on the DSK here:
 
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Re: how to convert a dsk image to rom???
« Reply #7 on: 13:28, 29 March 13 »
Classic Muncher on a ROM? I'm sold! How about Axiens and Classic Invaders? :D

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Re: how to convert a dsk image to rom???
« Reply #8 on: 03:31, 30 March 13 »
Sorry for not putting the ROM directly... too much work here...
There it comes... (Start with !MUNCH)
 
« Last Edit: 03:56, 30 March 13 by TFM/FS »
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Re: how to convert a dsk image to rom???
« Reply #9 on: 03:57, 30 March 13 »
Classic Muncher on a ROM? I'm sold! How about Classic Axiens? :D
Here... start with !AXIENS
 
 
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