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@Otto,    it's in spanish, but you will see it well :)
In your fine video at minute 1, second 52, you attach to the Virtual-Retro-Machine emulator's X-Mem-window a firmware file named FW315EXP.ROM

Where can we get this file, please?

Because without it, when we insert Abalore's provided .dsk image files (from „Alcon2020 Level 1 Beta v3.zip“) and run the FLASH.BAS from there, it says: Firmware missing.

Thanks!
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In your fine video at minute 1, second 52, you attach to the Virtual-Retro-Machine emulator's X-Mem-window a firmware file named FW315EXP.ROM

Where can we get this file, please?

Because without it, when we insert Abalore's provided .dsk image files (from „Alcon2020 Level 1 Beta v3.zip“) and run the FLASH.BAS from there, it says: Firmware missing.

Thanks!
Took me a lil while to find it but I explained here. :P

OK cool. Eventually got there (I just didn't know where that FW rom thing was til I clicked my way through to the video and to the blog in the comments kinda blindly cos i don't understand spanish). 

to be clearer I clicked the video  to go to youtube page, clicked the information under the video to go to a blog and clicked on a link on the blog and it took me back to the CPCWiki forum but on a different page where Toto provides the file. :)
http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/firmware-3-1-megaflash/75/#msg91505


(under that 00WREX then added it to the cpcwiki's main list of roms which is now prob where i'll go first anytime i hear of a needed rom thought it a big list. :)   http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/ROM_List   )



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Sorry, I didn't know it's unofficial. It's a great piece of hardware and to have ROMs from 0 to &3F is great for development anyway.
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Thank you Carnivius and Toto for the Firmware file, now Slapfight/Alcon 2000 runs very good.

What I don't understand with the Virtual-Retro-Machine (VRM) emulator and Alcon2000 running in it, is that VRM shows a plain CPC6128 as virtual machine, whereas Alcon2000 uses the CPCplus features like hardware scrolling and better palette – I suppose. Or does it not?

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Thank you Carnivius and Toto for the Firmware file, now Slapfight/Alcon 2000 runs very good.

What I don't understand with the Virtual-Retro-Machine (VRM) emulator and Alcon2000 running in it, is that VRM shows a plain CPC6128 as virtual machine, whereas Alcon2000 uses the CPCplus features like hardware scrolling and better palette – I suppose. Or does it not?
I dunno about scrolling but Alcon2000 uses regular CPC palette from what I can see. Just used very well.
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Re: Genesis8 - Remake of Slap Fight (Alcon) by Abalore W.I.P.
« Reply #181 on: 10:39, 02 June 20 »
I dunno about scrolling but Alcon2000 uses regular CPC palette from what I can see. Just used very well.
Now I understand, thanks Carnivius for the clarification!

So Slap Fight 2020 doesn't need the CPCplus hardware (hardware sprites, hardware scrolling, larger palette) but just a standard CPC hardware with a ROM expansion possibilty to insert the game cartridge.

That's even more impressive then: lovely colours from standard CPC palette and great v-scrolling of a huge screen and lots of (software) sprites and cool music/sounds. Excellent work so far. It's so good that I thought it would have to be CPCplus hardware (and back then in the good old days I knew my CPC664 inside out).

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Re: Genesis8 - Remake of Slap Fight (Alcon) by Abalore W.I.P.
« Reply #182 on: 15:12, 02 June 20 »
So Slap Fight 2020 doesn't need the CPCplus hardware (hardware sprites, hardware scrolling, larger palette) but just a standard CPC hardware with a ROM expansion possibilty to insert the game cartridge.
Just to clarify, the ROM expansion is required for the BETA. The final game will come in its own cartridge and won't require anything, it will work on a plain 464.



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Re: Genesis8 - Remake of Slap Fight (Alcon) by Abalore W.I.P.
« Reply #183 on: 16:05, 04 June 20 »
Could you please tell us some more about the contents of the cartridge? It has some additional sound features right?
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Re: Genesis8 - Remake of Slap Fight (Alcon) by Abalore W.I.P.
« Reply #184 on: 14:59, 05 June 20 »

I finally had a bit of a go at the new version, and it's good to see the improvements!  One thing though, and bearing in mind I'm playing in an emulator, I still saw a couple of instances of 'desync' again, where the play area briefly rolled downwards.  Both instances were during the boss fight, once when it blew up and another when it reached the top of it's zone and some other enemies appeared.


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Re: Genesis8 - Remake of Slap Fight (Alcon) by Abalore W.I.P.
« Reply #185 on: 00:38, 06 June 20 »
Could you please tell us some more about the contents of the cartridge? It has some additional sound features right?


Yes, the cartridge will add 3 sound channels to the CPC for a total of 6. It has other interesting features that will be revealed at the proper time, because some of them are still being decided.

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Re: Genesis8 - Remake of Slap Fight (Alcon) by Abalore W.I.P.
« Reply #186 on: 00:05, 07 June 20 »
Thanks. If there is a preorder list, please put me on that.  :)


Edit: About the final game, please don't forget to insert some kind of cheat. Then I may have a chance to reach level 2.  ;) :)
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Re: Genesis8 - Remake of Slap Fight (Alcon) by Abalore W.I.P.
« Reply #188 on: 12:34, 06 July 20 »
The CPC is starting to look more and more like an (early) arcade these days... :D

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Re: Genesis8 - Remake of Slap Fight (Alcon) by Abalore W.I.P.
« Reply #189 on: 01:00, 08 July 20 »
I like that, a lot.

I only knew Slap Fight through Slap & Tickle the example game in SEUCK - Shoot Em Up Construction KIt.

I later played the original coin-op and enjoyed it a lot.

That enemy reminds me of a crab or a spider in its movements.

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Re: Genesis8 - Remake of Slap Fight (Alcon) by Abalore W.I.P.
« Reply #190 on: 22:21, 08 July 20 »

Using a collision matrix.


hello. sorry, i am new here. what is a collision matrix and how does one work?

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