Quote from: Aristodest on 13:06, 11 January 23Hi guys,Hi Aristodest,
I wanted to go back through some of my old game on the PCW8256 and one of the games is Santa's Grotto.
Every time I load it, it plays for a few seconds and then comes up with the "Tough Luck" message. Do you get the same thing?
Any idea how to fix it?
Quote from: GeoffB17 on Yesterday at 23:56Hello,1. Similar in a sense that it is a Z80-based CP/M machine with 256k of RAM, bit-mapped graphics and a beeper.
Not sure what you mean regarding the TIM-011 being 'similar' to the PCW, similar in what regard?
Regarding sound, the PCW has no sound - it has a simple beeper, and you might use software to create 'notes' using that beeper, but it would be a limited effect, and restricted to one note at a time.
As for graphics, the PCW has a bit mapped screen and quite a bit has been done regarding graphics, for example there are a couple of extensions to BASIC that allow lines, shapes, fill etc, and 'drawn' large characters. Of course, many games have done a lot of graphics code (from scratch) and achieved remarkable things, but what could be done as a general library might be a different matter.
Your code for CP/M working on the PCW is a different matter, the PCW is a perfectly standard CP/M+ computer, and Joyce is a perfectly standard CP/M computer emulator, so if you stick to CP/M things then this should work OK.
Regarding the BASIC things, I've got info etc regarding WALBASIC (French) and I think ExBASIC, but both stay at a fairly low level using PLOT, LINE and similar.
I'll see what info I can find regarding the TIM machine?