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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #250 on: 10:51, 21 May 17 »
In this one, he gets it immediately (around 07:50) and misses (around 28:00) the second time.

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #251 on: 12:29, 21 May 17 »
What about a cpr edition to try it out on the c4cpc.It certenaly looks amazing.

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #252 on: 13:14, 21 May 17 »
In this one, he gets it immediately (around 07:50) and misses (around 28:00) the second time.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWqskfn6jSk[/youtube]

Thanks!, that new video clarified my doubts.

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It would be possible!, but it requires 128kb of RAM, so GX4000 would not be compatible.

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #253 on: 16:54, 21 May 17 »
Thank you!
From what version is that manual? I have the original Amiga game (first edition) which include less info.


Here you go

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #254 on: 17:34, 21 May 17 »
Thanks!, that new video clarified my doubts.

@amijim
It would be possible!, but it requires 128kb of RAM, so GX4000 would not be compatible.


Still totally worth it!

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #255 on: 09:02, 22 May 17 »
Hello there, i guess the majorety of c4cpc modules  are used with amstrad 6128+  as 6128+ was the most successfull model of the plus range and it would be beneficial to make cpr file editions of the newly created software.I do not know neither have the skills to make such a cpr cartridge file edition of pinball dreams but if there somebody out there who has such skills , i would really appreciate to make the cartridge conversion.By the way c4cpc module is really  great!thank you Gerarld!
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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #256 on: 11:55, 22 May 17 »
Hello there, i guess the majorety of c4cpc modules  are used with amstrad 6128+  as 6128+ was the most successfull model of the plus range and it would be beneficial to make cpr file editions of the newly created software.I do not know neither have the skills to make such a cpr cartridge file edition of pinball dreams but if there somebody out there who has such skills , i would really appreciate to make the cartridge conversion.By the way c4cpc module is really  great!thank you Gerarld!
Not so sure about that. I am not alone in buying a NOS gx4000 once the c4cpc was released. I actually have 2 one in my plus and one in the gx.

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #257 on: 19:04, 22 May 17 »
From my numbers, there is an even spread between GX4000 and Plus.

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #258 on: 00:32, 23 May 17 »

Here you go

Thanks! These instructions look like the PC version, some elements of Beat Box are slightly changed in the screenshot, but contains more info than the Amiga manual I have.

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #259 on: 01:28, 23 May 17 »
Hello there, i guess the majorety of c4cpc modules  are used with amstrad 6128+  as 6128+ was the most successfull model of the plus range and it would be beneficial to make cpr file editions of the newly created software.I do not know neither have the skills to make such a cpr cartridge file edition of pinball dreams but if there somebody out there who has such skills , i would really appreciate to make the cartridge conversion.By the way c4cpc module is really  great!thank you Gerarld!


Problem is that 6128+ systems are horribly expensive, but GX4000s are relatively cheap. I certainly use my C4CPC with a GX4000.


However I have no problem with 128K games being cart-ised. Maybe someone will come up with a 64KB expansion hack for the GX4000...

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #260 on: 20:17, 23 May 17 »
Does it actually need more than 64K ram, or is it something that, with some effort, might be possible to rearrange into cart ROM?

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #261 on: 21:01, 23 May 17 »
Maybe someone will come up with a 64KB expansion hack for the GX4000...

I for one would love to get a GX4000 with 128KB  ;D

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #262 on: 01:17, 24 May 17 »
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I for one would love to get a GX4000 with 128KB
then just get yourself a 6128PLUS or an upgraded 464PLUS...
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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #263 on: 03:19, 24 May 17 »
then just get yourself a 6128PLUS or an upgraded 464PLUS...
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I've already got a 6128 PLUS   ;D

I would like a console with 128k for it's small form factor, the extra memory would help with getting more software running on it.   ;)
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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #264 on: 13:06, 24 May 17 »
Seems like someone has to make a ram mod  ;D

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #265 on: 13:32, 24 May 17 »
then just get yourself a 6128PLUS or an upgraded 464PLUS...
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Yeah, these systems are getting pretty expensive these days.
I don't know if it's possible to design a 'ram expansion' cartridge that could live between the GX4000 and the game carts. I suspect that not enough signals are exposed on the cart slot. IIRC Piotr managed to fully CPC-ize a GX4000 motherboard with a lot of effort.
However it may be possible, with some effort, to snapshot the upper-64KB of a 128KB game once it's loaded, stick that into cart ROM, and then update the game code to skip the loading of this data, and change how it's paged in. A lot of work for old games, but maybe doable for in-development games.

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #266 on: 15:16, 24 May 17 »
...when you don't use self-modifying code. But it should be possible to put all the static stuff into the cartridge-memory...
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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #267 on: 17:39, 24 May 17 »
I see there are two LM33464G 64k-word x 4-bit ram chips on the GX4000, and also the Amstrad 40464, which is a 3x4-bit DAC.


As the ASIC is the same as in the 6128+, would it be possible to wire another two chips anywhere or change them for bigger ones?

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #268 on: 17:53, 24 May 17 »
I don't know enough about the hard of the console but I think that it should be possible, at least, to wire a couple of extra chips, yes. I do not think that it would be possible to install bigger capacity ones, though... I am sure that somebody here will be able to confirm or refute this  :)

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #269 on: 17:55, 24 May 17 »
Yes! a Piggy-backing approach could do the job.
Maybe a guru guy here has more details about that.


I think you should start a new topic  ;D

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #270 on: 20:27, 24 May 17 »
IIRC Piotr managed to fully CPC-ize a GX4000 motherboard with a lot of effort.

That's exactly what Cranium already did in the early 90s. There should be an article in the german CPCAI.

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #271 on: 17:38, 28 May 17 »
!!!BACK ON TOPIC!!!

A few famous musicianist peoples are now converting the musics for each table... and... I have been informed that the NIGHTMARE musics have now been completed! So that's 50% of the ingame musics have been done! ^_^ Can't wait to see the completed product!
THESE DAYS, most shops have wheelchair access, but once inside the shop, the needs of the disabled are all but forgotten. Whilst in my newsagents the other day, I realised how difficult it must be for someone in a wheelchair to purchase a top shelf magazine. They would have to ask someone to pass it down which would cause great embarrassment... Wouldn't it be a good idea if newsagents had a pneumatic ramp by the magazines to lift wheelchairs up to the top shelf. It could be fitted with flashing lights and a klaxon to warn other customers to keep clear of the mechanism when in operation.
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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #272 on: 11:31, 22 June 17 »
Forgive the double post, but I wanted to let people know that the BEAT BOX musics have been redone by a proper musician and the testing of the "table functionality" and scoring will commence very soon!


Also, Epyteor have completed the crack for the "unofficial" release (which we will spread before the official release! ^_^)
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THESE DAYS, most shops have wheelchair access, but once inside the shop, the needs of the disabled are all but forgotten. Whilst in my newsagents the other day, I realised how difficult it must be for someone in a wheelchair to purchase a top shelf magazine. They would have to ask someone to pass it down which would cause great embarrassment... Wouldn't it be a good idea if newsagents had a pneumatic ramp by the magazines to lift wheelchairs up to the top shelf. It could be fitted with flashing lights and a klaxon to warn other customers to keep clear of the mechanism when in operation.
- Steve Dawson, e-mail

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #273 on: 17:08, 22 June 17 »
I love the "supplied and cracked" part :D

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Re: Pinball Dreams, new game from Batman Group!!
« Reply #274 on: 08:00, 23 June 17 »
Too bad Hewson doesn't believe in the power of the CPC. He could have had my money from a proper release