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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic
« Reply #550 on: 20:42, 04 June 15 »
other than finding how to change controls in a snap shot which doesn't help that much I'm still learning.

That's pretty much how it is for me, I don't know how to use the winape debugger, I do all my stuff in HEX, it's not easy this way, but as you can see from the list of games, I've done a fair few.  ;D

@remax I've had time to do another game today, this one is " Nemesis " I sorted out the trainer remapped the buttons and translated the text.
The game will Pause ok , and I've remapped select weapon to button 2 on the joypad.  :)
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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic
« Reply #551 on: 20:46, 04 June 15 »
Can someone do Super Gran? Or maybe Home Runner, or even Count Duckula 2?
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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic
« Reply #552 on: 21:07, 04 June 15 »
@Phantomz
if you use snap shots how do you get a cpr from that after you made your changes
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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic
« Reply #553 on: 21:26, 04 June 15 »
@Phantomz
if you use snap shots how do you get a cpr from that after you made your changes

I use snaps to find changes, like before and after redefines etc.
I use snap to try and find stuff with a hex editor, then when I find something, I copy a block ending with what I want to change, then I look for that block in the disk or cpr I've made.  ;)

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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic
« Reply #554 on: 21:32, 04 June 15 »
Thanks.
I'll try that
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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic
« Reply #555 on: 21:51, 04 June 15 »
Can someone do Super Gran? Or maybe Home Runner, or even Count Duckula 2?

" Super Gran "

Was you serious with this list of games you wanted, I don't know about the other two, but this looks so bad  :laugh:
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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic
« Reply #556 on: 22:47, 04 June 15 »
No, I was being silly. They are the three worst commercial games on the CPC (imo).

Sorry you wasted your time, but thanks anyway :laugh:
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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic
« Reply #557 on: 23:11, 04 June 15 »
Can someone do Super Gran? Or maybe Home Runner, or even Count Duckula 2?

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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic
« Reply #558 on: 23:17, 04 June 15 »
No, I was being silly. They are the three worst commercial games on the CPC (imo).

Sorry you wasted your time, but thanks anyway :laugh:

Only took like 5 or 10 minutes, so no big deal  :laugh: Gave me more practice finding stuff so not all bad  ;)

Don't think we should add it to the list of games though  :laugh:

Maybe we should only request good stuff from now on, anyone going to do " Bridge It "  :laugh:

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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic
« Reply #559 on: 23:37, 04 June 15 »
Don't think we should add it to the list of games though  :laugh:


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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic
« Reply #560 on: 01:43, 05 June 15 »
The list is getting pretty big.

Still when I see this "Use(d) PLUS features?" column full of "No"... I get a lot bit depressed... :(

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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic
« Reply #561 on: 01:57, 05 June 15 »
The list is getting pretty big.

Still when I see this "Use(d) PLUS features?" column full of "No"... I get a lot bit depressed... :(
that is because we are users and converters not coders. I am working on a couple that will have plus loading screens, but nothing more than that.
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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic
« Reply #562 on: 04:53, 05 June 15 »
@remax

Cheers for adding that crap game to the list  :laugh: I've removed it now.

I'll check stuff out that people request in the future, or just do what I think  :laugh:

It does take sometime doing some games, lucky enough that crap only took like 5 minutes.  ;D

I'd rather spend my time doing good games that people want.  ;)

I don't know what every Amstrad game is like, I was a kid when I played most of them, but hopefully people will do real request from now on or convert the crap games themselves  :laugh:

I know of some bad games from back in the day like Out Run, and Bridge it etc  :o

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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic
« Reply #563 on: 08:25, 05 June 15 »
Some of the games I really want are unconvertible.

Jack the Nipper would be great, but you can't emulate the 1 & 2 buttons, PLUS fire and pause.

I remember playing Future Knight from the AA covertape a lot when I was a kid, but I don't remember if we would run into the same problems

Into the Eagles Nest would be another great one! I used to love that game

Blues Bros from another AA covertape was a fun platformer

How about the Seymour games if the Dizzy games are manageable?

Are both of the Ninja Turtles games 128k only?

There are others but I'd have to have a think...

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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic
« Reply #564 on: 10:31, 05 June 15 »
Still when I see this "Use(d) PLUS features?" column full of "No"... I get a lot bit depressed... :(
So you know what you have to do  ;D

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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic
« Reply #565 on: 12:02, 05 June 15 »
@Phantomz my request for
Batman (head over heels version)
Sweevos World
Movie

Was serious.

Part of me wished that someone was going to do Count Duckula 2.
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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic
« Reply #566 on: 12:47, 05 June 15 »
Part of me wished that someone was going to do Count Duckula 2.

*hint* *hint* Not serious *hint* *hint*

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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic
« Reply #567 on: 13:26, 05 June 15 »
Some of the games I really want are unconvertible.

Jack the Nipper would be great, but you can't emulate the 1 & 2 buttons, PLUS fire and pause.

Into the Eagles Nest would be another great one! I used to love that game

There are others but I'd have to have a think...

I did " Into the Eagles Nest " but it gets stuck on the main screen at the start, can't press fire to start, the GX4000 doesn't like it, worked in winape emulation though.  >:(

With regards to  " Jack the Nipper " all controls can be remapped if they can be found, I can't find stuff if games are compressed.  :(


@Phantomz my request for
Batman (head over heels version)
Sweevos World
Movie

Was serious.

Part of me wished that someone was going to do Count Duckula 2.

I pretty much knew you was serious as I've heard Batman (head over heals version) is good  ;)

I did have a look at " Head over heals " a little while back but couldn't find anything, I will check it out again soon, as I might have had a compressed version, also I might have been looking for proper HEX numbers
at the time and not keyboard numbers in HEX if you know what I mean.  ;)


*hint* *hint* Not serious *hint* *hint*

I know, I figured as much  :laugh: But to be fair, how do I know if someone is being serious? I don't know what every game is like, I mean, I could see that " Super Gran " looked really bad, but then he might have really loved it as a kid, I don't know, people like weird stuff.  :laugh:

The shame should have been on the requestor, not the convertor  :P

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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic
« Reply #568 on: 17:27, 05 June 15 »
Both TMNT games are 64k games - I had them both on tape on my 464 back in the day..



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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic
« Reply #569 on: 18:02, 05 June 15 »
Both TMNT games are 64k games - I had them both on tape on my 464 back in the day..

Yep.  I have them both on tape still to this day. 

Though technically they are TMHT.   :)
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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic
« Reply #570 on: 18:08, 05 June 15 »
sorry peoples,
my GX 4000 is continously asking me to let her run some serious games, like the Turrican ones, SOTB and x-out..
what should i tell to her?  :P

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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic
« Reply #571 on: 18:13, 05 June 15 »
sorry peoples,
my GX 4000 is continously asking me to let her run some serious games, like the Turrican ones, SOTB and x-out..
what should i tell to her?  :P

That you will convert all the games for her in the next few minutes?   :P

It's not like there is much to do  :laugh:

Have you finished them yet?  :P

@remax

Anyway, I've done " Jack the Nipper "  I fixed the Trainer to make it GX4000 Friendly.

I also remapped the Buttons to:


Use GX4000 Pause Button to Pause

Joypad 1 Button 2 to Enter Doors.

Joyad 2 Button 1 and 2 for Pick Up / Drop



I've also done " Future Knight "

I remapped 0 to Start to the Fire Button, and the U for Use to Button 2 on the joypad.



I've also sorted out " Werewolves Of London " which I thought I had done before, as thought was joystick only.  ::)

I found out the controls are as follows :

Joystick or keyboard.

AMSTRAD
Z - LEFT  X - RIGHT  + - BACK  ? - FRONT
ESCAPE - Pauses Game
FIRE/SPACE - Pick up / swap / drop or use objects,
             or munch when a victim is close.
CURSOR ARROWS - To highlight icon / increase or decrease music volume.
LEAPING WEREWOLF ICON - + Fire to jump.
ESCAPE + DEL - Restarts Game.

I've remapped all of these to:

Controls
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Move with Joy1 Dpad, Joy1 Button 1 = Pick up / swap / drop or use objects, or munch when a victim is close.

Pause = Joy2 Button 1 (Pause is deblocked with GX4000 pause key)

Quit = Joy2 Button 2 ( Whilst Paused )

Increase or Decrease Music Volume = Joy2 Dpad Up and Down

To highlight icon = Joy2 Dpad Left and Right

LEAPING WEREWOLF ICON + Joy1 Button 1 to Jump



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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic
« Reply #572 on: 22:41, 05 June 15 »
My small contributions : Boulder dash

- use joystick fire 2 in addition to RETURN to change control settings on tart screen
- use joystick fire 2 in addition to ESC to suicide during game
- use P in addition to SPACE to pause the game

Also, game will start with one player with joystick instead of keyboard on official version

Tested on GX4000

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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic
« Reply #573 on: 22:50, 05 June 15 »
other.

Yep.  I have them both on tape still to this day. 

Though technically they are TMHT.   :)

And the coin op are compressed or uses two face of disc, that made it incompatible with arnlod cartridge conversion program. So its discarted time ago.
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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic
« Reply #574 on: 23:00, 05 June 15 »
other.

And the coin op are compressed or uses two face of disc, that made it incompatible with arnlod cartridge conversion program. So its discarted time ago.
I was sure the coin op was 128k as well.


If size is the only problem, then like turrican, once we have the parados formats working on @arnoldemu s tool then this one shoudl be doable too.


I'll dig around on my 3 inch discs to see if I can make a single sided version from my cracked copy of the game.

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