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Re: Games with ZXpand JOYSTICK base

Post by sirmorris » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:10 pm

Weird - Commander seems to work for you guys yet the 5.1 rom didn't have the necessary vectors present.

Yerz- please can you email me a copy of the file you get when you type the folowing command:

SAVE "ROM.BIN;0,8192"

I suspect you have rom V 5.5 with a 5.1 sticker :) Indeed, what gets printed when you type

PRINT PEEK 7679

???

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--=== ZXpand+ ... A more moderner all-in-one upgrade solution for ZX81 ===--
* SD/MMC storage * 32K Hires-capable RAM * AY sound chip * Joystick port * Serial *
* BASIC enhancements - plug & play * Reset button * Auto-boot facility *

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Re: Games with ZXpand JOYSTICK base

Post by yerzmyey » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:45 pm

SirMorris:

> Weird - Commander seems to work for you guys yet the 5.1 rom didn't have the necessary vectors present.
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Yupp, the Commander works fantastic.

> Yerz- please can you email me a copy of the file you get when you type the folowing command:
SAVE "ROM.BIN;0,8192"
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Here it is: http://yerzmyey.republika.pl/ROM.BIN

> I suspect you have rom V 5.5 with a 5.1 sticker :) Indeed, what gets printed when you type
PRINT PEEK 7679
???
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65

> C
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I dunno if it's good or bad, heh. ;) But I hope I did all tips well.
Greetz,
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"FERENGI" - an arcade game for ZX81: http://tiny.pl/hp3bq
"MONOCHROME" issue 5 (Spring 2014) - a free paper/PDF magazine about ZX81: http://tiny.pl/q2m44
ZX-81/TS1000/TS1500 COMPETITIONS 2007/2009: http://zx81.republika.pl/

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Re: Games with ZXpand JOYSTICK base

Post by Andy Rea » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:08 pm

You forget charlie that i have 2 ZXpands, one with an EEprom that i keep upto date, the other it my sacrficial lamb that get experimented on :D

I have not even tried ZXcommander with the 5.1 version.

Regards Andy
6 x ZX81, 1 x TS1500 , 1 x +3e, 1 x timex 2040 printer, 1 x timex 2020 cassette deck, siclair printer and some spectrum

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Re: Games with ZXpand JOYSTICK base

Post by yerzmyey » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:49 am

Wow, I found a really cool space-shooter "Protector".
http://www.zx81stuff.org.uk/zx81/genera ... ector.html
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I don't think I could tempt someone to hack it for a ZXpand joystick? :twisted:
"FERENGI" - an arcade game for ZX81: http://tiny.pl/hp3bq
"MONOCHROME" issue 5 (Spring 2014) - a free paper/PDF magazine about ZX81: http://tiny.pl/q2m44
ZX-81/TS1000/TS1500 COMPETITIONS 2007/2009: http://zx81.republika.pl/

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Re: Games with ZXpand JOYSTICK base

Post by sirmorris » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:09 am

Hmmm . . never one to run from a challenge lol :lol:
--=== ZXpand+ ... A more moderner all-in-one upgrade solution for ZX81 ===--
* SD/MMC storage * 32K Hires-capable RAM * AY sound chip * Joystick port * Serial *
* BASIC enhancements - plug & play * Reset button * Auto-boot facility *

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Re: Games with ZXpand JOYSTICK base

Post by sirmorris » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:13 am

yerzmyey wrote:> what gets printed when you type PRINT PEEK 7679 ???
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65
This means you have pretty much the latest ROM - yet the loader complains? Weird. I shall have to investigate further :¬.


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--=== ZXpand+ ... A more moderner all-in-one upgrade solution for ZX81 ===--
* SD/MMC storage * 32K Hires-capable RAM * AY sound chip * Joystick port * Serial *
* BASIC enhancements - plug & play * Reset button * Auto-boot facility *

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Re: Games with ZXpand JOYSTICK base

Post by yerzmyey » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:24 am

SirMorris:

> Hmmm . . never one to run from a challenge :lol:
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My problem is, I don't like to play other games than the ZX81 ones. :) Really. In "Nanako" of ZX Spectrum I moved the hero to the right, to the left - and I turned the game off, heh.
And in ZX81 version - I finished entire game. ;) The same goes for others.
On the other hand, since I have so great util which is SoundTracker and TS_player, I don't want to destroy my keyboard with playing games.
And final thing - when I go to some meetings/shows and wanna display ZX81 with games, I don't want people to destroy the machine totally. ;) So the joypad's cable makes pretty safe distance between my ZX81 and the crowd (with pitchforks and torches ;) ).
Actually thx to the ZXpand, I spent last weeks playing ZX81 games.


>>> what gets printed when you type PRINT PEEK 7679 ???
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>> 65
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>This means you have pretty much the latest ROM - yet the loader complains? Weird. I shall have to investigate further :¬.
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Hm. I really dunno. I remember we were changing the chip in Germany (and we were not too much drunk actually). And it works fine since then, what's more interesting.
"FERENGI" - an arcade game for ZX81: http://tiny.pl/hp3bq
"MONOCHROME" issue 5 (Spring 2014) - a free paper/PDF magazine about ZX81: http://tiny.pl/q2m44
ZX-81/TS1000/TS1500 COMPETITIONS 2007/2009: http://zx81.republika.pl/

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Re: Games with ZXpand JOYSTICK base

Post by sirmorris » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:52 pm

PROTECTOR - ZXpand J/S patched

Requirements: ZXpand ROM 6.0 or later

To patch the game: Copy the 2 P files from the zip to your SD card and LOAD "PROTPAT.P"

Ignore the BUILD directory unless you're interested in seeing how this works! If you intend to compile the patcher you'll need TASM, ZXTOOL and ZXTEXT2P.


Enjoy!
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protpat.zip
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--=== ZXpand+ ... A more moderner all-in-one upgrade solution for ZX81 ===--
* SD/MMC storage * 32K Hires-capable RAM * AY sound chip * Joystick port * Serial *
* BASIC enhancements - plug & play * Reset button * Auto-boot facility *

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Re: Games with ZXpand JOYSTICK base

Post by sirmorris » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:10 pm

Weird. I shall have to investigate further :¬.
I think what was happening was that the patcher program failed to load the main game. The patcher is not the game itself - it loads the donor game into memory then alters it in-place. You need both P files in the same folder. If they are in a sub-folder then you have to change into that folder before you run the patch or it won't find the game file.

Here's a new version with some extra error checking. It will tell you if the game file can't be loaded.

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--=== ZXpand+ ... A more moderner all-in-one upgrade solution for ZX81 ===--
* SD/MMC storage * 32K Hires-capable RAM * AY sound chip * Joystick port * Serial *
* BASIC enhancements - plug & play * Reset button * Auto-boot facility *

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Re: Games with ZXpand JOYSTICK base

Post by yerzmyey » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:37 pm

sirmorris wrote:
Weird. I shall have to investigate further :¬.
I think what was happening was that the patcher program failed to load the main game. The patcher is not the game itself - it loads the donor game into memory then alters it in-place. You need both P files in the same folder. If they are in a sub-folder then you have to change into that folder before you run the patch or it won't find the game file.
Here's a new version with some extra error checking. It will tell you if the game file can't be loaded.
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Will try the PROTECTOR in a moment (GREAT THANX!!!!!!!!!!!!).


Meanwhile I tested the FUNGALOID.
That's what I have:
"Failed to load FUNGALOI.P
9/70".

Bizarre.

What is even more strange, I can load the file easily, with any browser or from the "system".
"FERENGI" - an arcade game for ZX81: http://tiny.pl/hp3bq
"MONOCHROME" issue 5 (Spring 2014) - a free paper/PDF magazine about ZX81: http://tiny.pl/q2m44
ZX-81/TS1000/TS1500 COMPETITIONS 2007/2009: http://zx81.republika.pl/

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