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Rick Dangerous
« on: 19:38, 19 January 11 »
Hi guys,


Did Rick Dangerous ever come out on disk?


I am desperate for this game, used to love it.

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Re: Rick Dangerous
« Reply #2 on: 19:31, 24 May 18 »
Why start a new thread when an old one will do!
So I come across an article in AA60 page 60, and in it it says Firebird did a rerelease version with the ability to select what level to start from....... yes please!
Erm anyone have the slightest clue about this revelation?

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Re: Rick Dangerous
« Reply #3 on: 21:13, 24 May 18 »
I've never seen it. I had the bleepload version as well as one from a compilation that had a different loader. Neither had selectable levels.

I've seen it written in a couple of blogs since, probably all got from the same RD2 preview article in the aforementioned AA60.

Personally I think it was AA talking out of their arse again. It wouldn't be the first time in fairness, and don't get me started on how long they dragged Street Fighter II out for the sake of having something to print.

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Re: Rick Dangerous
« Reply #4 on: 21:21, 24 May 18 »
Huh, bummer. Maybe I should write to them and make a complaint!
Actually surprised there hasn't been a level hack posted up through the intervening years...

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Re: Rick Dangerous
« Reply #5 on: 11:59, 29 June 18 »
Why start a new thread when an old one will do!
Indeed. :-)

So I tried to run the CPC+ enhanced version of Rick Dangerous from 2009 on my CPC/CPC+ emulator MAME :
Cpcgamereviews: Rick Dangerous 128+

In the "mame 6128p" emulator I insert the System Cartridge ROM image, select BASIC and do
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run"-rick.bas"
However, Rick Dangerous+ insists to think my emulator was a CPC only:
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Sorry but this game don't work on old CPC. Try on CPC+
Other CPC+ games from a .dsk image work fine however in MAME, like for example Striker in the Crypts of Trogan.

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Re: Rick Dangerous
« Reply #6 on: 22:28, 29 June 18 »
I would still like to remind that we need a cpr version for c4cpc catridge of rick and dangerous 128+.What can we do to make it happen?i

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Re: Rick Dangerous
« Reply #7 on: 01:38, 30 June 18 »
However, Rick Dangerous+ insists to think my emulator was a CPC only:
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Sorry but this game don't work on old CPC. Try on CPC+
Curious.  Will take a look a that later.
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Re: Rick Dangerous
« Reply #8 on: 09:51, 30 June 18 »
Looks like it relies on PPI differences in the Plus for detection.  Making a derivative PPI device should be doable.

UPDATE: I have this working locally, is there a list of games that are affected by the Plus PPI somewhere so that I can test it out further?
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- Barry Rodewald
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Re: Rick Dangerous
« Reply #9 on: 15:31, 30 June 18 »
I found only a few plus-aware games on a dsk image which during run-time switch into plus mode when a plus machine is detected, namely my mentioned Striker in the Crypts of Trogan.

Prehistorik-II comes on a dsk image, too, but doesn't auto-detect the plus hardware but the user has to select it via menu.

Most other plus games I examined come on a crt image, so no plus detection necessary. :-)

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Re: Rick Dangerous
« Reply #10 on: 01:07, 01 July 18 »
I'm looking for standard CPC games that are affected by the bugs in the Plus PPI implementation.  I've come across Barbarian (I vaguely remember this one being mentioned a looooong time ago), but would still like to test more.
- Barry Rodewald
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http://www.homeactionreplay.org/

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Re: Rick Dangerous
« Reply #11 on: 01:09, 01 July 18 »
Mercenary was one I remember buying that didn't respond to keyboard input on a Plus.

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Re: Rick Dangerous
« Reply #12 on: 10:32, 01 July 18 »
I seem to remember Split Personalities was one game I loved but couldn’t play on my Plus.

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Re: Rick Dangerous
« Reply #13 on: 12:44, 01 July 18 »
I recall my cassette of Midngiht Resistance making the tape motor click constantly when playing, the game itself, controls etc workled fine otherwise though.

Do I remember correctly that the Plus PPI bug is to do with the keyboard scanning routine from old generation CPC not being 'by the book' on Plus so leaves button presses unresponsive?

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Re: Plus-incompatible games
« Reply #14 on: 13:15, 01 July 18 »
I'm looking for standard CPC games that are affected by the bugs in the Plus PPI implementation.  I've come across Barbarian (I vaguely remember this one being mentioned a looooong time ago), but would still like to test more.

@TomEtJerry has a list of Plus-incompatible games on his site.

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Re: Plus-incompatible games
« Reply #15 on: 01:22, 02 July 18 »
@TomEtJerry has a list of Plus-incompatible games on his site.
Ah, this will be useful.  Many thanks!
- Barry Rodewald
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Re: Rick Dangerous
« Reply #16 on: 15:30, 06 July 18 »
I saw about 2 years ago a release i've never seen before: Rick Dangerous 1 big box by Microstyle (which published the 2nd one) as the 1st where initially sold by Firebird, dead in 1990. In front of this Microstyle release i read that was a new release allowing choosing the starting level like Rick 2 ! I'm afraid of a 16 bits only feature.



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Re: Rick Dangerous
« Reply #17 on: 15:46, 06 July 18 »
I'd love a Rick Dangerous (1 + 2) level editor. And Gfx editor.


Take the .dsk, edit the gfx and levels, save the .dsk, new game!