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#26 GarageResearch OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 8, 2018 5:54 PM

There are two versions of the Lord of the Dungeon ROM out there that have seen significant distribution.  One that looks for read and writes to RAM between $4000-$47FF and another that looks between $6000-$67FF.

 

Additionally, there is a dump posted, a 32K image, provided by Daniel, with some disassembly included.  Bruce provided some additional insight on that dump.

 

There is a 24K version graciously provided by Ikrananka.

 

That means there are (at least) four considerably different dumps of the game that exist and out in the wild.  However, it's believed the last one mentioned is considered the 'definitive' final image of the game.

I have only added CRC for one version of the ROM right now (write to E000h..E7FFh, read from E800h..EFFFh). Going to add CRCs for other ROMs.



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Posted Sun Apr 8, 2018 6:32 PM

So, Ikrananka's 24kB image and the older 32kB image match exactly, except for the last 8kB. I have added CRCs for both of them to ColEm. The other two images, provided by Bruce Tomlin, appear to be modified to run on BlueMSX or some such. I am not adding CRCs for them, since they are not the original ROM. If anyone has any objections to this approach, feel free to voice them here.



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Posted Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:59 AM

ColEm Deluxe is currently on sale for $1.99:

 

https://play.google....ms.colem.deluxe

 

If you wanted the full version, but did not like the price, now is your chance.



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Posted Wed May 2, 2018 8:39 AM

Hello, All!

ColEm 4.5, a new version of my portable ColecoVision emulator, is now available for Windows and Linux, as well as in source code form:

http://fms.komkon.org/ColEm/-- homepage
http://fms.komkon.or...Windows-bin.zip-- free Windows version
http://fms.komkon.or...ntu-x86-bin.tgz-- free Linux version
http://fms.komkon.or...Em45-Source.zip-- portable source code

This version adds support for 2kB SRAM chip found in the Lord Of The Dungeon cartridge. I have also fixed saved state compatibility between 32bit and 64bit systems. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Added battery-backed SRAM emulation (Lord Of The Dungeon works).
* Added "Hardware | 2kB SRAM" menu option to ColEm-Windows.
* Removed -noeeprom command line option, as useless.
* Added -sram command line option.
* Fixed saved state compatibility between 32bit and 64bit systems.

Have fun!



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Posted Fri May 4, 2018 7:41 AM

Hello, All!

I have just published ColEm 4.5 for Android, based on the latest ColEm source code:

https://play.google....d=com.fms.colem -- free version
https://play.google....ms.colem.deluxe -- full version
http://garageresearch.aptoide.com/ -- on Aptoide
http://android.oms.a...endor_id=199556 -- in Opera Store

The new release adds support for 2kB battery-backed SRAM, so that Lord Of The Dungeon game works. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Released free ColEm 4.5 for Windows and Linux.
* Added battery-backed SRAM emulation (Lord Of The Dungeon works).
* Fixed saved state compatibility between 32bit and 64bit systems.

Have fun!



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Posted Fri Jun 1, 2018 8:48 AM

Hello, All!
 
I have just released ColEm 4.6 for Windows and Linux, as well as portable source code for those who would like to port ColEm to other platforms:
 
 
The new release lets you pause replay at any time with the UP key and single-step through it with LEFT and RIGHT keys. Resume replay by pressing UP again, or go back to gameplay with any other key. If you do not know how to start the replay, press F8 and see what happens. Recent ColEm releases also added support for 2kB SRAM found in the Lord Of The Dungeon game, Super Game Module (SGM) emulation, 24c08 and 24c256 EEPROM emulation, and other modern features important to the homebrew community. See below for all the changes:
 
ALL CHANGES:
* Made replay save states approximately every 170ms.
* Added ability to browse through paused replay.
* During replay, press UP to pause or resume.
* When replay paused, press LEFT and RIGHT to browse.
* Press any other button to continue playing.
* Now cancelling replay if any key or button is pressed.
* Made WaitJoystick() exit when window closed.
 

Have fun!


Edited by GarageResearch, Fri Jun 1, 2018 8:50 AM.


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Posted Mon Jun 4, 2018 8:04 AM

ColEm Deluxe is once again on $1.99 sale:

 

https://play.google....ms.colem.deluxe

 

The "deluxe" version lets you make multiple saves, adds advanced settings menu, and other things.



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Posted Fri Jun 8, 2018 8:57 AM

Hello, All!
 
ColEm 4.6, a new version of my ColecoVision emulator, is now released for Android:
 
 
This release is based on the latest ColEm for Windows and Linux, published a week ago. The replay can now be paused at any time by pressing UP button. Then you can single-step through replay with LEFT and RIGHT buttons. Once satisfied, resume replay by pressing UP again, or return to normal gameplay by pressing any other button. See below for all the changes.
 
ALL CHANGES:
* ColEm Deluxe is currently on $1.99 sale at Google Play.
* Released free ColEm 4.6 for Windows and Linux.
* Added ability to browse through paused replay.
* During replay, press UP button to pause or resume.
* When replay paused, press LEFT and RIGHT to browse.
* Press any other button to continue playing.
* Made replay save states approximately every 170ms.
 

Have fun!


Edited by GarageResearch, Fri Jun 8, 2018 9:01 AM.


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Posted Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:43 PM

ColEm Deluxe, the complete version of my ColecoVision emulator for Android, is currently on sale for $1.99:

https://play.google....ms.colem.deluxe

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Posted Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:42 AM

ColEm Deluxe, the complete version of my ColecoVision emulator for Android, is currently on sale for $1.99:

https://play.google....ms.colem.deluxe

 

Sweet!  Just purchased it now.  Thank you for your hard work!



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Posted Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:13 AM

You are welcome! Let me know if there are any issues running it.

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Posted Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:48 AM

Sweet!  Just purchased it now.  Thank you for your hard work!

 

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Posted Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:13 AM

You are welcome! Let me know if there are any issues running it.

 

The only issues I have running it are between my brain and my fingers.  

 

Loving it!



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Posted Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:24 AM

I have issues, actually. When using your Game Boy Color emulator, I can't seem to choose or even find options on my Android TV, a Mi Box. Either I have to settle for the defaults or I get nothin'. Any way you could address this? Nobody wants to play these games with blurry graphics.

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Posted Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:04 AM

I have issues, actually. When using your Game Boy Color emulator, I can't seem to choose or even find options on my Android TV, a Mi Box. Either I have to settle for the defaults or I get nothin'. Any way you could address this?

Have you tried pushing both analog sticks down (as in "push them in")? This should open the menu.

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Posted Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:05 AM

Hello, All!

I've just published ColEm 4.6.1 for Android, a new version of my ColecoVision emulator:

https://play.google....d=com.fms.colem-- free version
https://play.google....ms.colem.deluxe-- full version
http://garageresearch.aptoide.com/-- on Aptoide
http://android.oms.a...endor_id=199556-- in Opera Store

This release fixes a crash in the Joystick Layout Editor and also reenables screenshot sharing on newer Androids. I have also fixed compatibility with Android Pie and enabled physical controls on Archos Gamepad. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Fixed crash in Joystick Layout Editor when buttons become too small.
* Fixed crash when trying to share a screenshot on newer Androids.
* Fixed compatibility with Android Pie.
* Now skipping fake virtual "joystick" supplied by Archos Gamepad.
* Upgraded Google Analytics library to the latest compatible version.
* Switched to Android Build Tools 28.0.1.

Also, my Sega MasterSystem and GameGear emulator, MasterGear for Android, is currently on sale for $2.99:

https://play.google....s?id=com.fms.mg

Enjoy!

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Posted Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:09 AM

Hello, All!

ColEm 4.6.2, a new version of my ColecoVision emulator for Android, is now online:

https://play.google....d=com.fms.colem-- free version
https://play.google....ms.colem.deluxe-- full version
http://garageresearch.aptoide.com/-- on Aptoide
http://android.oms.a...endor_id=199556-- in Opera Store

This release fixes skins in the Cheat Editor and also removes skins from the Settings. I have found that Android does not really support skinning preference screens, so no matter what I do they look ugly. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Added light and dark skins to the Cheat Editor.
* No longer skinning Settings background, since Android does not support it.
* Palette files (.PAL) now allow lower-case letters.

Enjoy!

PS: Some of my apps are currently on sale at the Google Play:

Speccy Deluxe for $1.99:
https://play.google....s.speccy.deluxe

iNES for $2.99:
https://play.google....id=com.fms.ines





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