I have watched TI-99/4A game screenshots for years, but I tried those marvellous games just a little while ago for the very first time.
But my problem is, that DIG DUG hangs soon, I may be able to play to second or third screen (if I am lucky...) but then fire button ("Q"-key) starts to hang/pause the game instead of firing air-hose. Air-hose won´t appear at all, that "pause" goes off when I press "Q" again, but air-hose won´t appear any more, and it causes quick death every time, as I am defenseless against pookas and fygars. And no, it is not because I am standing too closely to the walls, it happens on fully open digged tunnel. And it seems that it happens (always?) when I am facing UPwards.
Also, usually after few "pauses" (when pressing "Q" to fire) game completely hangs, sound plays "one note" and after a while windows closes win994a. Though sometimes Dig Dug just dies and gets another try on another life. But after that, game may completely hang, like described. Oh, I have Vista on my PC.
I have played DIG DUG ****A LOT**** on win994a emulator in these few days, despite that very irritating sad problem. I like this TI-99/4A DIG DUG more than Namcot´s own MSX conversion, as TI has really neat looking multicolour DIGDUG! And, to my surprise, TI-99/4A sound is softer than MSX´s GI-AY-3-8910. (or at least on emulator played thru PC speakers) I like VERY MUCH that soft sound!!!!!!!!!
Oh, that DIG DUG music has one glitch, it plays two channels and noise channel normally, but also there can be heard VERY high pitched tone all the time during play. I guess it is because either bad ROM dump or emulator bug?
So, I hope someone there could help me. If it is bad cartridge dump, I really don´t have anymore time to search other DIG DUG version. Same about finding some other TI-99/4A emulator. (at least without any help and suggestions) I am doomed to be too busy. This cartridge version was found from some site and it was Zipped on one package along MANY MANY MANY other TI-99/4A cartridges.
Thank you already for any help!
Edited by mäsäxi, Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:44 AM.