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Quote from: mr_lou on 17:35, 22 September 13....this is where I should not post something like: "I thought you said anyone can do it?", right? Right... so I won't do that.
Quote@mr_lou; I've got Killer Gorilla packed and ready, but it's so simple to do I don't know wh you can't do it. I'm no CPCist and I can do it, anyone can do it!
QuoteI meant it's easy to pack and depack .bin files with Exomizer/BITBuster... anyone can do that! Fitting a 64k game into 16k/32k is the key!
Quote from: tastefulmrship on 17:00, 22 September 13Ok, I've built a ROM from Octoate's instructions and it still isn't working. (Both .ROM file and .ASM attached)When the GORILLA.ROM file is loaded ( LOAD"GORILLA.ROM",&C000 : CALL &C009 ) it works fine.When the ROM is installed and you type |KG, the sprites are corrupt and it fails to play.I've checked the data and when the game starts ( JP &4100 ), both create the same data in memory. (ie I've tried both methods and checked via the debugger in WinAPE).What is the actual wrongness in this mess?
Quote from: mr_lou on 17:35, 22 September 13....this is where I should not post something like: "I thought you said anyone can do it?", right? Right... so I won't do that. Welcome to the Twilight Zone btw.
Quote from: tastefulmrship on 17:00, 22 September 13What is the actual wrongness in this mess?
org &a000ld bc,&7f8d ; disable ROMsout (c),c jp &4100 ; start game
Quote from: arnoldemu on 18:21, 22 September 13I agree with Mr.Lou not everyone can make a Rom. For programmers it's fairly easy. For non programmers I would say it is restricted to single files which can be run direct and which fit into 16k.
Quote from: TFM on 18:50, 22 September 13Ah no. It's easy. You just need an unprotected game:- If you have a BASIC loader, replace all LOAD commands by RSX commands (corresponding binaries get this RSX name from SB).- Use Exomizer for Crunching (nice step by step manual in the CPCWiki).- Use SB to put it into a ROM (very easy[nb]If you don't speak German, then it's time to learn this wonderful descriptive language[/nb]). SB can process files up to 31 KB. So you will get any game up to 64 KB in ROM (crunched of course).- Use a simple BASIC program to adapt the checksum- Use ManageDSK to get ROM from DSK to emulator, if you don't have the real machine.
Quote from: tastefulmrship on 18:57, 22 September 13Ok, it works! Thanks to the programmers, this Irish pretender has finally done it!-yay-
Quote from: tastefulmrship on 18:57, 22 September 13EDIT: However, mr_lou, once you've got the compression/decompression worked out, the rest is quite straight forward.
Quote from: mr_lou on 19:01, 22 September 13Hm, not when I tried. Before experimenting with Exomizer I tried a few games that didn't require compression. Didn't succeed in any of those either.That's where Bryce said it was because a single byte from different. I have no clue why.
QuoteMy preference is that nothing is displayed at boot though. Because considering all the games I plan on installing in ROM, I'll have a wall of text then.I'm also picky enough to not want KG as the starting command. I'd want |GORILLA as starting command.
Quote from: tastefulmrship on 19:05, 22 September 13Ok, post here which game that was and I'll try and see if my "code" (ie Octoate, redbox & arnoldemu's code) will be able to convert it to a ROM.
Quote from: tastefulmrship on 19:05, 22 September 13Fair enough. I'll change the parameters after I've had a quick ruby and post it once done. (Unless someone else has already done it in that time, of course)
Quote from: mr_lou on 19:12, 22 September 13Really? That's rather tasteful of you...
Quote from: tastefulmrship on 19:34, 22 September 13It won't take a minute to do... done! ^_^EDIT: And I've just "patched" the ROLAND GOES DIGGING ROM as well! Enjoy! ^_^
Quote from: mr_lou on 20:42, 22 September 13Awesome! And the right start commands for both too. Thanks a lot. PM me your paypal for the 4 euros. Want to convert more? Let me know. 2 euro per game.
Quote from: mr_lou on 20:42, 22 September 13What about the plus version of Jet Set Willy? Possible?ftp://ftp.nvg.ntnu.no/pub/cpc/games/arcade/jetsetwp.zip
Quote from: mr_lou on 16:29, 18 September 13I don't know about headers. But I do see that the file is 16.1kb rather than 16.0kb like the other roms...How do I remove this bastard header git?
dd if=file_with_header.bin of=file_without_header.bin bs=128 skip=1
Quote from: mr_lou on 06:34, 23 September 13And ralferoo converted Fruity Frank! (attached here)
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