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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #25 on: 20:10, 08 March 10 »
Hmmm, dunno, maybe it's the game itself? But it seems to be totally un-smooth and erratic...

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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #26 on: 20:43, 12 March 10 »
Just finished:
A simple Poke-Finder (like Action Replay)


Maybe helpful to find some cheats...
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #27 on: 14:04, 19 March 10 »
Hehhh! I remember some DOS memory trap programs that did the same job... I should try it just for the heck of it!

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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #28 on: 14:51, 02 April 10 »
Hi guys,
yesterday & today I improved the digiblaster emulation in JavaCPC.
I added a pseudo-stereo-effect.
This sounds much better now.
You'll be able to set the delay timing in options.
Example: (Yes, it's real CPC music!)
http://cpc-live.com/kraftwerk.zip
http://cpc-live.com/gowest.zip
http://cpc-live.com/sweetdreams.zip
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #29 on: 16:55, 02 April 10 »
Example:
[cpc=http://cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=484.0;attach=440,none,1]CPC6128[/cpc]
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #30 on: 19:14, 02 April 10 »
This is nuts... I'll say it again, this is Amiga-level tunes... Only Go West is a bit loud, resulting in what appears to be heavy clipping, but it's so impressive!

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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #31 on: 19:55, 02 April 10 »
Right, all songs are converted from amiga.
http://cpc-live.com/silkworm.zip
Another well known tune
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #32 on: 19:59, 02 April 10 »
Oh cr@p, hadn't listened to that in ages... I used to be so good, on the CPC, I would play it for hours controlling both the jeep and the heli and never lose... or was it so easy?

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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #33 on: 13:47, 03 April 10 »
Some more MDL's I made: (1-1 conversion from Amiga-MODs)
[cpc=http://cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=484.0;attach=446,DIGITRAK,1]PARADOS[/cpc]

Instructions:
- Disable Joystick input (In Emulator)
- Wait until Digitracker has loaded
- Press "." on right numberpad twice (Until "Out at: D" is shown in Digitracker)
- Use cursor keys & Enter to load a song and play it (ESC to go back to main menu)
- Have fun
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #34 on: 23:25, 05 April 10 »
Right, all songs are converted from amiga.
http://cpc-live.com/silkworm.zip
Another well known tune

That's so cool, loving it  8)

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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #35 on: 08:29, 09 April 10 »
Right, all songs are converted from amiga.
http://cpc-live.com/silkworm.zip
Another well known tune

Nice! :) Brings back some memories... ::)
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #36 on: 15:29, 17 April 10 »
Just added a format disk dialogbox where you are able to create different formatted DSK:





If no DSK is in actual drive you want to format, a new DSK can be created with selected options.
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #37 on: 09:47, 19 April 10 »
This is really useful - it's actually two features in one: a disk creator and a disk formatter... thanks :)

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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #38 on: 16:41, 19 April 10 »
That reminds me when someone in the csa8 newgroup did'nt know how to format a DSK, someone else provide an empty preformatted disc image for download. Pretty cool idea, downloading empty discs! Or maybe not?  ;)

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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #39 on: 16:50, 19 April 10 »
That reminds me when someone in the csa8 newgroup did'nt know how to format a DSK, someone else provide an empty preformatted disc image for download. Pretty cool idea, downloading empty discs! Or maybe not?  ;)

Well, other emulators, I think, use a real format routine to do that.
I use preformatted empty dsk (They find their place inside the .jar file)
22 DSK images but compressed 95k only.
Positive aspect is: size of old dsk doesnt matter... It will always be formatted accurate.
Also positive is: You can simply create a new DSK using your selected format.
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #40 on: 07:22, 20 April 10 »
Hi Devilmarkus.

I'd really like to see what you've been up to the last few months. Should we expect a new beta released soon?
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #41 on: 11:32, 20 April 10 »
Hi Devilmarkus.

I'd really like to see what you've been up to the last few months. Should we expect a new beta released soon?

Well, here you go:
Download JavaCPC build 2010-04-20

Please, to all testers, report bugs, and also positive/negative feedback.
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #42 on: 11:42, 20 April 10 »
Can you add the Vortex format too?
 
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #43 on: 13:10, 20 April 10 »
Quickly added Vortex format (double sided, 80 tracks), too.

Download JavaCPC build 2010-04-20

I also added both Vortex-roms: 1.0 and 2.0
Please notice:
AFAIK Vortex-roms only support CPC 464 rom set.
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #44 on: 13:30, 20 April 10 »
Formatting works, too, in JavaCPC :)
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #45 on: 19:28, 20 April 10 »
Well, here you go

:) Great. Thanks for the beta. I'll check it and report impressions.
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #46 on: 20:41, 20 April 10 »
OK, the first time it froze on startup but after killing and restarting it, it loaded nicely all times i tried it.

Observations:

1. On startup, even though keyboard noises are disabled, it performs noise on key click. Selecting and deselecting "keyboard noises" from the menu solves this issue.

2. It seems that the data shown on screen when "observe performance" is selected are overlapping the actual screen when "simple screen size" is selected. I've tried this in my netbook and i couldn't try a larger setting but i'm guessing the same problem may exist in "triple screen size" too.

3. On startup, even though "observe performance" is unchecked, performance info are being shown on screen for a few seconds. The same seems to happen when JavaCPC receives focus.

4. Menus "CRTC type" and "Memory", even though they seem to have submenus, they don't appear.

Found these so far. I'll keep playing with it later.

Thanks again for the beta. Working really nice even in my netbook (not the best speed but still, it's working).
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #47 on: 20:48, 20 April 10 »
1. On startup, even though keyboard noises are disabled, it performs noise on key click. Selecting and deselecting "keyboard noises" from the menu solves this issue.

I know, is on my TODO list ;)

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2. It seems that the data shown on screen when "observe performance" is selected are overlapping the actual screen when "simple screen size" is selected. I've tried this in my netbook and i couldn't try a larger setting but i'm guessing the same problem may exist in "triple screen size" too.

Please email me a screenshot. devilmarkusATcpcwiki.eu

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3. On startup, even though "observe performance" is unchecked, performance info are being shown on screen for a few seconds. The same seems to happen when JavaCPC receives focus.

That's right!
FPS and CPU speed is shown always for 2 seconds when CPU resyncs!
(And on startup)
This has nothing to do with focussing/un-focussing the display.
Emulator does a resync when you load a dsk, or change some settings like roms etc...
It also resyncs when performance gets too low.
The "Observe Performance" option is only for setting JavaCPC to low performance system when there are too many resync's in a measured time.

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4. Menus "CRTC type" and "Memory", even though they seem to have submenus, they don't appear.

I know this, too.
Most menu's will be removed in final release. And replaced by config dialog.

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Found these so far. I'll keep playing with it later.

Thanks again for the beta. Working really nice even in my netbook (not the best speed but still, it's working).

Have fun ;)
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #48 on: 21:06, 20 April 10 »
Please email me a screenshot.

Posting part of the screen here, as an attachment.
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #49 on: 21:14, 20 April 10 »
Ok I see.
It's normal.
(Perhaps I will move the info a bit later)

BTW:
Here some info about the control panel @ bottom of the JavaCPC-Desktop:


You can see the "Resync" button.
Use it when music sounds crappy.
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