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dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
« on: 19:33, 31 October 20 »
Here’s some information from https://www.dettus.net/dMagnetic/:


Version 0.26 (31-oct-2020)

This release enables Amstrad CPC enthusiasts to replay the games by loading the game binaries from DSK image files. The awesome pictures have been preserved, and offer a nostalgic experience.

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Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
« Reply #1 on: 21:56, 31 October 20 »
I downloaded and compiled it on MacOS, and tried to run The Pawn from CPC-Power, but the program only recognises standard dsk files and not extended dsk ones.


The differences are not that much and would be nice to have them supported.

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Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
« Reply #2 on: 22:17, 31 October 20 »
I’ve not had a go yet, but hope to soon. I’m sure it would be possible to contact the programmer about that.

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Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
« Reply #3 on: 11:41, 02 November 20 »
So, this allows you to load various versions of Magnetic Scrolls games and play them in a terminal, rendering the system-specific images in ANSI? Am I getting this correctly?

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Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
« Reply #4 on: 19:45, 02 November 20 »
version 0.27 is out since 1st November, no idea for the changes
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Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
« Reply #5 on: 10:07, 03 November 20 »
Just noticed this was posted under Hardware, moving to proper forum.

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Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
« Reply #6 on: 10:16, 03 November 20 »
Hello.
Hahaha. I was actually looking for something else, when I stumbled upon this thread....
The thing is that I did not have Extended DSK-Files when I wrote the Amstrad CPC loader for my program.
Thanks to you guys, now I do.

I was able to integrate the parser for this format. Unfortunately, I am reluctant to release 0.28 at this point, for various reasons. It might at least be a month until I do so.
Until then, I was hoping that you could try out the patch I attached to this Post. I was able to load "The Pawn" from the source you mentioned. Maybe you can have a look and send me a message, if it gives you any trouble?
You'd have to rename it to loader_amstradcpc.c, and copy it over the file in dMagnetic_0.27/src/loader/loader_amstradcpc.c. Once you "remake" the software, it should work. *fingerscrossed*
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Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
« Reply #7 on: 14:30, 03 November 20 »
That made it work flawlessly, thank you very much!




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Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
« Reply #8 on: 18:00, 03 November 20 »
Beautiful!


Have you tried the -vmode sixel parameter yet? (Might also need a -sres 1024x768)

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Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
« Reply #9 on: 22:15, 03 November 20 »
Ok, colour me officially impressed!




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Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
« Reply #10 on: 08:26, 04 November 20 »
Hahaha.  ;D ;D ;D There are other options to the -vmode parameter as well.
But before you start adventuring: Please upgrade to 0.27, since 0.26 had a nasty bug that prevented loading games, except for the Amstrad CPC releases. (Do not forget to apply the new .c file!



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Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
« Reply #11 on: 10:04, 04 November 20 »
Looks great... currently trying to set up the whole thing to run under Ubuntu WSL, hopefully I'll steal some time from work to do it today :D

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Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
« Reply #12 on: 19:40, 04 November 20 »
I compiled 0.27 with the extended dsk support on MacOS Catalina (in case you'd like to add it to the compatibility list) and works like a charm, thank you!

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Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 08:39 »
Hey guys!I just released 0.28. That one includes the patch for the extended disks. Enjoy!!

https://www.dettus.net/dMagnetic/