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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic (repository link in first post)
« Reply #2525 on: 23:16, 02 December 19 »
What an interesting news! Do you have more informations, someone made a video during the RGC? Chase HQ is a good CPC game but there are so much more to had like all the musics of the Spectrum version and yes, a "plus" palette. Not really necessary imo but why not.
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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic (repository link in first post)
« Reply #2526 on: 09:09, 03 December 19 »
What an interesting news! Do you have more informations, someone made a video during the RGC? Chase HQ is a good CPC game but there are so much more to had like all the musics of the Spectrum version and yes, a "plus" palette. Not really necessary imo but why not.
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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic (repository link in first post)
« Reply #2527 on: 10:07, 03 December 19 »
This "plus" palette is a nice feature for a regular GX4000 unofficial conversion and surely has its place here  8) 

But to be honest it's not what we can await from a game presented in a demoparty. Like the french guy says in the video, 128k seem to be needed again to hear the digital speeches, so forget GX4000 if there is no optimisation. And for me, it would be sad if they don't take the opportunity to add all the musics that can be heard in the Speccy version.
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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic (repository link in first post)
« Reply #2528 on: 10:35, 03 December 19 »
As I remember vagely(was one of the first games I made). The game have the voices player in the 64k base, and the voice data is in a 16k second bank.


But I don't know if the player can play music. And if the game anyway can handle it witouth a big slowdown.


But theorically you can call the player anytime and tell here where is the sound data.


Anyway i don't have knowledge about music.

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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic (repository link in first post)
« Reply #2529 on: 10:42, 03 December 19 »
This "plus" palette is a nice feature for a regular GX4000 unofficial conversion and surely has its place here  8) 

But to be honest it's not what we can await from a game presented in a demoparty. Like the french guy says in the video, 128k seem to be needed again to hear the digital speeches, so forget GX4000 if there is no optimisation. And for me, it would be sad if they don't take the opportunity to add all the musics that can be heard in the Speccy version.

The RGC is not a demo party, but more a place about retro gaming.

By the way, I share your point of view about the 128K RAM usage, because it is absolutly not required if you properly use the ROM instead, moreover the GX4000 is the target system. About the music, I don't find any Spectrum video with that. But sure, it will be great to think to add them from the Atari ST version in example. (probably we do not know all about this WIP game)
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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic (repository link in first post)
« Reply #2530 on: 15:04, 03 December 19 »
You're right, that's a chiptune collection that misled me. There is no ingame music on Speccy. But yes, using the ST musics and all the speeches to improve the sound department in Chase HQ using the cartridge capabilities would be marvellous. Well, stop dreaming now, it will be good if this upgrade comes with even this new palette  :D
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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic (repository link in first post)
« Reply #2531 on: 18:18, 05 December 19 »
@remax did not come here since August the 19th. Hope he will see our posts naming him and be able to take time to make these updates  :D


i have very little time at this moment of the year, but i will eventually update when i can... ;)

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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic (repository link in first post)
« Reply #2532 on: 00:39, 11 December 19 »
Wow I'm really impressed, more than 600 games converted. The C4CPC is really happy!!!

One question guys: is the game Nemesis the Warlock converted? Thanks

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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic (repository link in first post)
« Reply #2533 on: 01:15, 11 December 19 »
Wow I'm really impressed, more than 600 games converted. The C4CPC is really happy!!!

One question guys: is the game Nemesis the Warlock converted? Thanks

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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic (repository link in first post)
« Reply #2534 on: 07:39, 11 December 19 »
Silently, in the night, a new game for our beloved GX4000  :D

@VincentGR : is the game patched or just converted to CPR? Maybe no patch needed? I have no joypad connected to my PC this morning and very little time so I can't test it further than main screen.
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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic (repository link in first post)
« Reply #2535 on: 10:05, 11 December 19 »
No patched, I don't know how.
Maybe it works, I think it's one button game.

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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic (repository link in first post)
« Reply #2536 on: 21:06, 11 December 19 »
No patched, I don't know how.
Maybe it works, I think it's one button game.

Sadly you can spit fiery acid one time per level pressing spacebar, an extra power that is really useful in advanced levels. If the game is not patched to use this special feature with J1B2, we can suppose the game is something like impossible to complete. And the original game has bugs making it hard to play on levels 13 and 24. Only the cracked version from Crackers Velus seems to correct these bugs.
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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic (repository link in first post)
« Reply #2537 on: 00:32, 12 December 19 »
I can confirm that it works perfectly. This game uses originally 2 buttons on CPC, with button 2 you shot the acid fire  ;) .


One question VincentGR, did you use any tool to convert from DSK? Thanks!!!

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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic (repository link in first post)
« Reply #2538 on: 01:16, 12 December 19 »
NoCart utility.
It runs with DOS on a Windows machine.
If you type the executable, a help string will appear.
An advice though.
After the RUN"""xxxx type exactly the file you need to run like : ohmummy.bas


I saw a bug(!?!?) though.
If the bas/bin exe has more than 7 letters, it chops the line like : batmanre.ba instead of .bas  :-X

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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic (repository link in first post)
« Reply #2539 on: 08:06, 12 December 19 »
I can confirm that it works perfectly. This game uses originally 2 buttons on CPC, with button 2 you shot the acid fire  ;) .

Nice if it doesn't need patch for joypad use. Have you played the game to level 13 to see if the version is corrupted? Details here: https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=1504

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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic (repository link in first post)
« Reply #2540 on: 10:54, 12 December 19 »
Ok, if it has a prob, please provide me with the correct one to make it again.
I have some versions but I never played the game so I am not sure which is which.

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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic (repository link in first post)
« Reply #2541 on: 17:21, 12 December 19 »
Ok, if it has a prob, please provide me with the correct one to make it again.
I have some versions but I never played the game so I am not sure which is which.

Don't worry, I'm taking care of that job (including key change and cheat) 8)

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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic (repository link in first post)
« Reply #2542 on: 03:32, 13 December 19 »
Ah, great, Urusergi! Please, let me now when ready. Meanwhile, another GX4000 game version from ESP Soft: Mariano the Dragon :)

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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic (repository link in first post)
« Reply #2543 on: 17:15, 13 December 19 »
****** NEMESIS THE WARLOCK ******

Cheat:
 Press and hold Joy 1 Buttom 2 or "z" key while game loading if you want infinite energy.

Keys:
 Left: Joy 1 left or "Q"
 Right: Joy1 right or "W"
 Duck: Joy1 down or "J"
 Jump: Joy1 up or "I"
 Fire: Joy1 Fire 1 or "O"
 Spit acid: Joy1 Fire 2 or "Space bar"
 Quit: Pause button or "P"

Keys have been changed just as they were in the manual, except "ESC".
« Last Edit: 17:27, 13 December 19 by Urusergi »

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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic (repository link in first post)
« Reply #2544 on: 21:46, 13 December 19 »
And to be on top, is this the patched version ?  :D
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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic (repository link in first post)
« Reply #2545 on: 21:49, 13 December 19 »
Meanwhile, another GX4000 game version from ESP Soft: Mariano the Dragon :)
I really loved this one. One of the games that motivated me to create my Homebrew website  8)
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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic (repository link in first post)
« Reply #2546 on: 22:22, 13 December 19 »
And to be on top, is this the patched version ?  :D

Yes, of course, it's the cracked version of Crackers Velus  8)

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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic (repository link in first post)
« Reply #2547 on: 22:26, 13 December 19 »
It's in the attention to detail that we recognize the best  ;D  Well done! Two more in two days, good harvest  :P
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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic (repository link in first post)
« Reply #2548 on: 22:00, 14 December 19 »
****** GALACTIC TOMB ******

Menu Keys:
Start: Joy1 Fire1
Redefine: Joy1 Fire2

Default keys:
Joystick + Fire1 + Fire2
Sound on/off : P or Pause button

Joy1 Fire1 to get out of high score
« Last Edit: 22:05, 14 December 19 by Urusergi »

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Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic (repository link in first post)
« Reply #2549 on: 22:03, 14 December 19 »
A third game in the same week! Is this Christmas  :P ?
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