Pac-Man emulator for CPC

Started by TotO, 01:01, 02 April 12

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TotO

Yes, it was not an April fool. :)

You can download here the first release of the Pac-Man emulator for Amstrad CPC with 128K of memory.
This emulator is based on the work by Simon Owen for SAM coupé and ZX Spectrum.

You need to provide your own ROM files to play Pac-Man and clones with it.
Please, read the readme.txt file for more informations.

EDIT: V1.1 https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=dumps&num=7270
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Phi2x

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TotO

#2
It's not autorized to ditribute ROM. Please, for you, remove your DSK.
The 4 files needs to be binary with AMSDOS header and properly renamed to work :)
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Gryzor

So... is this April fool's or not? :)

Phi2x

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TotO

Sure, looking the window I see you don't check the "Add AMSDOS header" before importing files.
So, they don't appear as "BINARY".
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arnoldemu

nice job!

are other romsets supported? puckman.. ms.pacman.. hanglyman?
My games. My Games
My website with coding examples: Unofficial Amstrad WWW Resource

Gryzor

Will someone spoil it for us at the office, not able to enjoy a nice prank? :)

TotO

#8
Quote from: arnoldemu on 15:19, 02 April 12
nice job!
are other romsets supported? puckman.. ms.pacman.. hanglyman?
Thank you.

puckman (NAMCO) and pacman (MIDWAY) are fully supported.
hanglyman look to work nice too... May be, all clones using the same gfx bank.
ms.pacman don't, because it's not a puckman clone.
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SyX

Thanks for all the positive comments!!! :D :D :D

We are happy to receive your feedback :)

Quote from: arnoldemu on 15:19, 02 April 12
are other romsets supported? puckman.. ms.pacman.. hanglyman?
Yes, the official list of Pac-Man clones/hacks that work are (using mame filenames):
ctrpllrp (has a little graphic corruption)
hangly
hangly2
hangly3
joyman
newpuc2
newpuc2b
newpuckx
pacheart
pacman (official Midway version)
pacmanf (fast pacman hack, very fun :P)
pacmod
piranha
piranhah
puckman (official Namco version)
puckmana
puckmanf (another fast pacman hack)
puckmanh

PD: Sorry by the delay in answer, but i'm offline since last week.

Octoate

Wow, awesome!!! I thought that this is just an april fool :). Very cool!
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McKlain

Esto es una flipada muy grande XD

Awesome!

fgbrain

Impressive...

Noticed it uses double buffer screen.

Will you add sound ?
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Phi2x

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SyX

Quote from: fgbrain on 21:19, 02 April 12Noticed it uses double buffer screen.
Of course  :)

Quote from: fgbrain on 21:19, 02 April 12Will you add sound ?
It has sound... Up the volume!!!  ;D

Pentagon

I couldnt believe that, but its working fine.

I still cant believe, but hey i am running the real pacman here.

KUDOS!



MacDeath

are there other Z80 based old arcade that could be emulated like this ?

(beside Pacman clones/bootlegs)

00WReX

Nice work guys......very nice  8)

Cheers,
Shane
The CPC in Australia...
Awa - CPCWiki

trocoloco

awesome in real machine!! Pacmanf version rulez! thanks 4 u work :)

MacDeath

#19
Who tried it on a real machine ? is it smooth and fast ?

are the slowdowns due to emulation only ?


Also : when will we have a video ?
8)

trocoloco

#20
Macdeath, I tried in real hardware, and it plays exactly as in Winape. But obvioulsy looks a lot better in a real machine,  with a nice use of vertical overscan.

The slowdown its depending on the version you use, but that's not really annoying. For example I'm using pacmanf rom, and the game goes really well and fast.

SyX

Quote from: MacDeath on 05:20, 03 April 12
are there other Z80 based old arcade that could be emulated like this ?

(beside Pacman clones/bootlegs)
Ms. Pacman and Pengo use the same or a very similar arcade hardware.

I have taken a look to both and  the main problem is that i would need a more flexible ram paging system than the available in the CPC, even using the MegaFlash. It means that only would be possible in a PCW or in a CPC+ cartridge, machines that i lack :P

Quote from: MacDeath on 10:10, 03 April 12
Who tried it on a real machine ? is it smooth and fast ?

are the slowdowns due to emulation only ?
It has been tested in the real machine during its developing ;) The slowdonws are less noticeables and there is another few details that looks much better in the real machine as the dithering, the colour mix works very well and i can see the Pink ghost as pink, the same happen with the loading screen.


Quote from: MacDeath on 10:10, 03 April 12Also : when will we have a video ?
8)
I suppose the video experts are working in it already ;)

TFM

Now I had the chance to take a more closer look: Amazing work!!! Great job!!! Thanks' a whole lot!!!
TFM of FutureSoft
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fgbrain

Just tried  pacmanf  version, and it plays great (smooth and fast).  :D
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6128 (UK keyboard, Crtc type 0/2), 6128+ (UK keyboard), 3.5" and 5.25" drives, Reset switch and Digiblaster (selfmade), Inicron Romram box, Bryce Megaflash, SVideo & PS/2 mouse, , Magnum Lightgun, X-MEM, X4 Board, C4CPC, Multiface2 X4, RTC X4 and Gotek USB Floppy emulator.

Gryzor

Long story short - AWESOME. How I wish they could pull something like it back then... it's really no small feat, congrats guys. I don't even like Pacman, and yet I soooo enjoyed this!!!

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