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Title: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
Post by: Jonathan on 19:33, 31 October 20
Here’s some information from https://www.dettus.net/dMagnetic/ (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.
Title: Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
Post by: robcfg 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.
Title: Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
Post by: Jonathan 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.
Title: Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
Post by: Gryzor 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?
Title: Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
Post by: genesis8 on 19:45, 02 November 20
version 0.27 is out since 1st November, no idea for the changes
Title: Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
Post by: Gryzor on 10:07, 03 November 20
Just noticed this was posted under Hardware, moving to proper forum.
Title: Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
Post by: dettus 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*
Title: Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
Post by: robcfg on 14:30, 03 November 20
That made it work flawlessly, thank you very much!



Title: Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
Post by: dettus on 18:00, 03 November 20
Beautiful!


Have you tried the -vmode sixel parameter yet? (Might also need a -sres 1024x768)
Title: Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
Post by: robcfg on 22:15, 03 November 20
Ok, colour me officially impressed!



Title: Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
Post by: dettus 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!


Title: Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
Post by: Gryzor 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
Title: Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
Post by: robcfg 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!
Title: Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
Post by: dettus on 08:39, 28 November 20
Hey guys!I just released 0.28. That one includes the patch for the extended disks. Enjoy!!

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


Title: Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
Post by: dettus on 16:56, 25 December 20
Aaand I finished  dMagnetic 0.29 just in time for Christmas. With the new vmode UTF,  the games can be enjoyed by even more people.
Title: Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
Post by: Gryzor on 18:35, 25 December 20
What's the new vmode?

In any case, thanks, and Merry Xmas!
Title: Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
Post by: dettus on 00:10, 28 December 20
dMagnetic -vmode utf   uses UTF-8 characters to render the pictures. That works better than the -vmode sixel.
Title: Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
Post by: genesis8 on 22:43, 29 April 21
v30 is out since January at https://www.dettus.net/dMagnetic/ (https://www.dettus.net/dMagnetic/)
Title: Re: dMagnetic 0.26 - Magnetic Scrolls emulator
Post by: Gryzor on 15:44, 06 May 21
How I wish I had some free time... :(