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Re: Converting a game to ROM - and LOTS of ROM files inside!
« Reply #500 on: 18:50, 21 June 15 »
I wanna know how to convert roms to cartridges  :laugh:
I still have ALL of my single-files in .asm format (which are the basis for all my ROM conversions) if you want to experiment. However, CPCnorm games on a CPC+ console without upgrading the games, first? Why? I see no point. If someone was to (at least) change the palettes to CPC+ then maybe it's viable, otherwise, it's not for me.

I own a 6128 and that plays all the games/demos I (personally) need. The CPC+ range always was an after-thought! I mean, what happened to Similanceata as a CPC+ demo-group? I would buy a CPC+ or GX4K if they were still going! AND, the CPC demoscene would not be so stagnant (other than the Spanish demo, of course).
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Re: Converting a game to ROM - and LOTS of ROM files inside!
« Reply #501 on: 19:24, 21 June 15 »
I have a 6128 plus and there is a lot of interesting non-game roms that could be used with the C4CPC.

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Re: Converting a game to ROM - and LOTS of ROM files inside!
« Reply #502 on: 19:31, 21 June 15 »
I have a 6128 plus and there is a lot of interesting non-game roms that could be used with the C4CPC.
Fair point.
I don't usually care for non-game (or non-demo) things on CPC. I've got a PC for those.

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Re: Converting a game to ROM - and LOTS of ROM files inside!
« Reply #503 on: 21:41, 21 June 15 »
Fair point.
I don't usually care for non-game (or non-demo) things on CPC. I've got a PC for those.
I woudl use Brunword Elite to this day if I could find a way of printing from it to a modern printer. I refuse to buy a BW epson compatible printer for just 1 machine.


However brunword Elite had some Beautiful fonts (Chelmer and Clacton particularly) but also some features that no other WP program had.


As I cannot touch type I regularly do not look at the screen when typing, and the Caps Lock key may inadvertently created some vERY sILLY lOOKING pHRASES if you see what I mean.


Well in Brunword you could cursor to the first letter (In this case v) and press a CTRL Key combo (I cannot remember exactly) and it would toggle the case Upper to lower then move to the next character... So much quicker than retyping. I used this a lot!


For quick notes, Address labels, CV's or even letters for Job applications etc, Brunword is to this day more than capable. I just cannot print anything LOL.


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Re: Converting a game to ROM - and LOTS of ROM files inside!
« Reply #504 on: 10:55, 22 June 15 »
Seeing as this thread has been resurrected and the new version of G'n'G has, finally, been released on C64, I thought I'd update the G'n'G ROM for CPC, too. It now has a CPC'ised version of STE's amazing new loading screen. Files ZIPPED and ATTACHED below;

|GNG to load, then press any key at the title screen as normal to play.






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Re: Converting a game to ROM - and LOTS of ROM files inside!
« Reply #505 on: 22:20, 22 June 15 »
Funny thing: After the lives are used up the game returns to basic. Nice feature! :)
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Re: Converting a game to ROM - and LOTS of ROM files inside!
« Reply #506 on: 16:22, 23 June 15 »
Heheh, "no more gaming for you, go do your homework you lazy bum!" :D

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Re: Converting a game to ROM - and LOTS of ROM files inside!
« Reply #507 on: 16:45, 23 June 15 »
Heheh, "no more gaming for you, go do your homework you lazy bum!" :D
Surely that should drop out and into CPM (dr logo or supercalc) or protext. A basic prompt to me says "load another game, you were not great at that one"

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Re: Converting a game to ROM - and LOTS of ROM files inside!
« Reply #508 on: 16:48, 23 June 15 »
Haha there's an idea :D

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Re: Converting a game to ROM - and LOTS of ROM files inside!
« Reply #509 on: 12:01, 24 June 15 »
And people wondered why this thread had died...
Obvious troll is a troll!



EDIT: It works fine on WinAPE, JavaCPC, WinCPC, Caprice Reloaded and my own CPC-6128. Maybe having "other software" installed causes issues with Axelay's ROM build configuration. Maybe someone needs to look into that incase someone else decides to use that ROM build.
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Re: Converting a game to ROM - and LOTS of ROM files inside!
« Reply #510 on: 21:21, 24 June 15 »
Surely that should drop out and into CPM (dr logo or supercalc) or protext. A basic prompt to me says "load another game, you were not great at that one"


Actually a jump to Protext is doable and it would be really funny!  :)
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Re: Converting a game to ROM - and LOTS of ROM files inside!
« Reply #511 on: 18:31, 16 July 15 »
And people wondered why this thread had died...
Obvious troll is a troll!
Yeah, even changing a pseudo wont change that!  ;D 

EDIT: It works fine on WinAPE, JavaCPC, WinCPC, Caprice Reloaded and my own CPC-6128. Maybe having "other software" installed causes issues with Axelay's ROM build configuration. Maybe someone needs to look into that incase someone else decides to use that ROM build.
Indeed, other ROMs bring the problems, for example Maxam, Protext, Utopia, other DOS (on position ROM 6). So pretty much any ROM. It runs fine and without problems with FutureOS though.  :P
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Re: Converting a game to ROM - and LOTS of ROM files inside!
« Reply #512 on: 14:42, 04 March 16 »
I'm reading this thread and ...  :o :o :o  ... What a great job guys ... Thank you so much !!!!!!!!

I can ask for .....

- Abu Simbel Profanation
- Alien 8
I don't know if will be possible but thanks anyway ....  :)
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Re: Converting a game to ROM - and LOTS of ROM files inside!
« Reply #513 on: 19:13, 04 March 16 »
Alien 8? Hmmm... needs two ROMs... here...

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Re: Converting a game to ROM - and LOTS of ROM files inside!
« Reply #514 on: 20:24, 04 March 16 »
Abu Simbel.... 2 ROMs...

Thanks to @cngsoft for compression! Give him some Likes!  ;)
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Re: Converting a game to ROM - and LOTS of ROM files inside!
« Reply #515 on: 00:21, 05 March 16 »
Thanks @TFM & @cngsoft  .... Some likes on the way  :D :D
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Re: Converting a game to ROM - and LOTS of ROM files inside!
« Reply #516 on: 13:15, 26 March 16 »
i don’t know if i can ask for Tuareg, Wells&Fargo, Emilio Butragueño, Aspar, Perico Delgado, Death Wish 3, Defenders of the Earth, African Trail Simulator, Pang, L’Aigle d’Or, L’Aigle d’Or Le Retour,  Alien 8, Alien Highway, AMC, Angel Nieto Pole 500, Ant Attack, Arkos, Atomic Driver, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes... - thanks!!! ;) - and anyway, are there tutorials or documentations that might help us to help converting as well?

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Re: Converting a game to ROM - and LOTS of ROM files inside!
« Reply #517 on: 14:30, 26 March 16 »
i don’t know if i can ask for Tuareg, Wells&Fargo, Emilio Butragueño, Aspar, Perico Delgado, Death Wish 3, Defenders of the Earth, African Trail Simulator, Pang, L’Aigle d’Or, L’Aigle d’Or Le Retour,  Alien 8, Alien Highway, AMC, Angel Nieto Pole 500, Ant Attack, Arkos, Atomic Driver, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes... - thanks!!! ;) - and anyway, are there tutorials or documentations that might help us to help converting as well?
Alien8 was converted above (but use |ALIEN8 not !ALIEN8 as the ROM text suggests), Alien Highway is in this thread (somewhere) and Arkos is already ROM'd by Targhan.
Some of those other titles are multi-load titles and difficult to ROM. It's easier to convert single-load titles.
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Re: Converting a game to ROM - and LOTS of ROM files inside!
« Reply #518 on: 17:17, 26 March 16 »
thanks! :)  - btw, with some very rare exceptions, Spanish “edad de oro” games aren’t multiload, and seems to be developed in a very similar way each other, besides that they are mostly great! :)


i’d add these ones to the list: Ice-Breaker, Corsarios, Gonzzalezz, Sol Negro, Ulises, Mortadelo y Filemón, Chicago’s 30, Metropolis, Titanic, Hundra, Bestial Warrior, Capitan Sevilla, Capitan Trueno... and Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Tir Na Nog...
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Re: Converting a game to ROM - and LOTS of ROM files inside!
« Reply #519 on: 22:27, 26 March 16 »
i don’t know if i can ask for Tuareg, Wells&Fargo, Emilio Butragueño, Aspar, Perico Delgado, Death Wish 3, Defenders of the Earth, African Trail Simulator, Pang, L’Aigle d’Or, L’Aigle d’Or Le Retour,  Alien 8, Alien Highway, AMC, Angel Nieto Pole 500, Ant Attack, Arkos, Atomic Driver, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes... - thanks!!! ;) - and anyway, are there tutorials or documentations that might help us to help converting as well?


Hi! I will PM you!
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Re: Converting a game to ROM - and LOTS of ROM files inside!
« Reply #520 on: 21:42, 31 May 16 »
No I'm not posting in the wrong thread.  :laugh:  :P     ( I normally do carts games, for people that don't know ).

I've just started to look into how to make roms, I'm not sure how to do games that take multiple roms yet!

I've just done my first rom which is " Frog Alot ", I used " Softbrenner " to make this rom, I believe you can use this program to make games with multiple roms but I'll have to figure it out as can't read
the options as not in English.  :doh:

|FROGALOT   to run the game.
 
I hope the rom works ok, I could only test in emulation ( winape ) as I haven't got the real hardware to test it out, I will get a  MotherX4 Main Board, X-MEM, and X-MASS as soon as got the cash free. ( stupid bills )  :doh:

I've also included a poked rom which gives infinite lives.  :)
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Re: Converting a game to ROM - and LOTS of ROM files inside!
« Reply #521 on: 21:30, 01 June 16 »
Ok for my second Rom, I've done a game that is already available as a Rom.

This one is " Harrier Attack " it is now " Harrier Attack - Joypad Version ;D

Use a Joypad or Joystick with 2 fire buttons, Button 2 is used for Bombs, Use Space to Eject.   :)

|HARRIER  to run the game
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Re: Converting a game to ROM - and LOTS of ROM files inside!
« Reply #522 on: 21:42, 07 June 16 »
I'm still using " Softbrenner ".

I'm not sure how to convert more than one file ( if possible? ) like Bas and a Bin, or Bas and 2 Bins etc ( still new to this ).  ::)
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Re: Converting a game to ROM - and LOTS of ROM files inside!
« Reply #523 on: 21:57, 07 June 16 »
Softbrenner allows you to use as much files as you want, just add one after the other.
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Re: Converting a game to ROM - and LOTS of ROM files inside!
« Reply #524 on: 22:33, 07 June 16 »
Softbrenner allows you to use as much files as you want, just add one after the other.

Thanks for the info  ;)

When I've tried to add the bas and bins, I convert stuff to rom ok, but it comes up, Drive A:disc missing, Retry, Ignore or Cancel?

I'll have another look at some point, maybe something to do with memory address!  ::)