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Re: Technician Ted
« Reply #135 on: 22:10, 19 October 11 »
- Next? Well, there are small games like TECHNICIAN TED & FANTASIA DIAMOND that only require crunching; they do not have funky loading screens or protection.

Actually, Technician Ted has a loading screen, and it's really cool as well - from a technical perspective. The screen is animated with ten Teds walking left and right, all while the game is loading from tape! :o You can download the CDT file for Technician Ted from CPC-POWER.

I've never examined the loading scheme, though, and I'm not sure I want to! I think it's called 'Multiload', and the same technique of animating the screen during loading has been used in several other games - most notably Deflektor.
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Re: Zynaps title music on emulators.
« Reply #136 on: 22:37, 19 October 11 »
Actually, Technician Ted has a loading screen, and it's really cool as well - from a technical perspective. The screen is animated with ten Teds walking left and right, all while the game is loading from tape! :o You can download the CDT file for Technician Ted from CPC-POWER.

You know, my original tape never had this loader back in the day as I think it was part of a compilation, but I watched it load today in awe! And when you consider this was written in 1984, it's simply incredible!
 
The loader code itself is pretty easy to follow and very easy to crack with WinAPE.
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Re: Zynaps title music on emulators.
« Reply #137 on: 10:29, 20 October 11 »
Actually, Technician Ted has a loading screen, and it's really cool as well - from a technical perspective. The screen is animated with ten Teds walking left and right, all while the game is loading from tape! :o You can download the CDT file for Technician Ted from CPC-POWER.

I've never examined the loading scheme, though, and I'm not sure I want to! I think it's called 'Multiload', and the same technique of animating the screen during loading has been used in several other games - most notably Deflektor.


Wow, and this was a '84 title? Nice... and with a timer to boot!

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Re: Zynaps title music on emulators.
« Reply #138 on: 10:54, 20 October 11 »
Final screen version DSK (w/ and w/o title) and the nice AY tune.  :) 
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Re: Zynaps title music on emulators.
« Reply #139 on: 18:08, 20 October 11 »
My bad photo doesn't make justice, the picture and the song are FANTASTIC!!!  :D

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Re: Zynaps title music on emulators.
« Reply #140 on: 20:26, 20 October 11 »
My bad photo doesn't make justice, the picture and the song are FANTASTIC!!!  :D

Great picture, do you have a download link for the updated Zynaps game? Or is it just a picture, actually not implemented in the game? Sorry for asking :)

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Re: Zynaps title music on emulators.
« Reply #141 on: 21:03, 20 October 11 »
Don't sorry anything my friend!!! Your question is perfectly logic :)

Mr. tastefulmrship has taken the task of integrate this wonderful picture in his Zynaps crack and you will enjoy it in a few days ;)

His Hewson packs are gonna be legendaries!!!  :D

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Re: Zynaps title music on emulators.
« Reply #142 on: 21:11, 20 October 11 »
Yeah! You both guys are great!!!
 
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Re: Zynaps title music on emulators.
« Reply #143 on: 22:09, 20 October 11 »
Yeah! You both guys are great!!!

I agree, TotO and SyX are brilliant!
 
Here's the ultimate ZYNAPS loading screen! (nearly)
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/tastefulmrship/CPC-Wiki-Zynaps.jpg
 
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Re: Zynaps title music on emulators.
« Reply #144 on: 22:34, 20 October 11 »
Here's the ultimate ZYNAPS loading screen! (nearly)
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/tastefulmrship/CPC-Wiki-Zynaps.jpg
I'm jealous, it look more "different" that mine. :D

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Re: Zynaps title music on emulators.
« Reply #145 on: 22:39, 20 October 11 »
I'm jealous, it look more "different" that mine. :D
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Re: Zynaps title music on emulators.
« Reply #146 on: 12:10, 21 October 11 »
I agree, TotO and SyX are brilliant!
 
Here's the ultimate ZYNAPS loading screen! (nearly)
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/tastefulmrship/CPC-Wiki-Zynaps.jpg


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Re: Zynaps title music on emulators.
« Reply #147 on: 20:00, 22 October 11 »
Damn you! I spit my coffee - really did!!

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Re: Zynaps title music on emulators.
« Reply #148 on: 20:00, 22 October 11 »
Too good to leave it on a free server...

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Re: Zynaps title music on emulators.
« Reply #149 on: 20:50, 22 October 11 »
Ok everyone, here's the definitive CPC-Wiki single-file version of ZYNAPS, by Hewson Consultants. (C)1987.
 
Loader & overscan code : SyX
Overscan splash screen : TotO
Splash screen music : Neil Grieve (C64) converted by SuTeKH/Epyteor
Splash screen music play-routine : Targhan
Cheat-Mode & Raster-Logo patch : CPC-Wiki & SaroneTC

(Click thumbnails to view full image)
                   
 
 
To load, insert disk and type RUN"ZYNAPS".
Press [SPACE BAR] at the overscan splash screen to continue.
Then, press [Y] to activate cheat, press [N] to ignore cheat.
The program will then start as normal.

At the logo/highscore screen, press:
[1] - To set the game to 1 player mode. (Default)
[2] - To set the game to 2 player mode.
[3] - To redefine the keys. (Recommended)

Default keys:
[Q] [A] - Up & down
[N] [M] - Left & right
[RETURN] - Fire
 
Or you can use a Joystick. (Recommended)
« Last Edit: 14:00, 25 October 11 by tastefulmrship »
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