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#76 Philsan OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 16, 2018 1:56 PM

Attached File  Space Harrier.zip   386.43KB   10 downloads

 

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Posted Wed May 16, 2018 2:52 PM

i have three versions of space harrier (atarimax 1MB)

Space Harrier (2011-07-05)(Hutt, Chris)(GB)[!].car
Space Harrier (2011-07-05)(Hutt, Chris)(GB)[f for older cartridges Tucker, Steve 2011-07-23][!].car
Space Harrier (2011-08-30)(Hutt, Chris)(GB)[!][optimized].car

first one doesn't work with avgcart, the rest does
i'll put in my todo to check what's different, could be related to the change i did in 0005

- fixed type 42 (Atarimax 1 MB Flash cartridge) (bank is also switched on reads, seems to help with certain carts)

all three versions here - http://avgcart.tmp.s...ace_harrier.rar

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Posted Wed May 16, 2018 6:25 PM

ok, the issue seems to be that the atarimax 1MB should have last bank selected initially which wasn't mentioned in cart.txt i was using as reference
should be fixed in the next firmware update, all three files work now

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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 4:55 AM

So CAR compatibility is now perfect (or near perfect).

Regarding XEX, the best source of files to test is here: http://www.mushca.co...index.php?idx=A
Click Download all.
Homesoft XEX versions are very "clean".
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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 9:10 AM

I am interest in 1x AVGCart

 

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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 2:51 PM

I am testing homebrew XEX (and some ATR) 64KB games.

 

8 out of 45 not working so far. If you want I can send you files, now or when I finish this part of testing.



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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 3:03 PM

i expect .atr support to be not really great due to the method used and i don't think there's much that can be done about it

there still might be issues with xex loader so i'm interested in non-working files so i can try to improve that

btw, please try Bomb Jack (320kB) for me, i'm interested whether it loads for you or dies while loading

thanks

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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 3:15 PM

i expect .atr support to be not really great due to the method used and i don't think there's much that can be done about it

there still might be issues with xex loader so i'm interested in non-working files so i can try to improve that

btw, please try Bomb Jack (320kB) for me, i'm interested whether it loads for you or dies while loading

thanks

Crashes after title screen.



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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 3:20 PM

I'm interested in 2 cards maybe 3 if price is the same. When is next batch coming out?



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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 3:22 PM

Crashes after title screen.

great. apparently i'm the only who can't get it to crash
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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 3:23 PM

I installed an external memory expansion (as written my 800XL with U1MB has problems with AVG Cart) and I just found many >64KB XEXs have problems: Amaroute 128, Bosconian 128, Crownland.



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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 3:28 PM

I'm interested in 2 cards maybe 3 if price is the same. When is next batch coming out?

i don't know, i'm out of pcbs currently, i've ordered some more and meanwhile i'm waiting for more feedback
therefore i'm currently not doing any lists or promising anything to anyone

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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 3:39 PM

I installed an external memory expansion (as written my 800XL with U1MB has problems with AVG Cart) and I just found many >64KB XEXs have problems: Amaroute 128, Bosconian 128, Crownland.

so was this 800xl with u1mb? (they work for me on 800xe, i'm trying to find the pattern)

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Posted Fri May 18, 2018 1:12 PM

Considered compatibility issues with my Atari 800XL with U1MB, I am now doing tests with a 130XE.

 

All CAR games works.

All 128KB homebrew games XEX work.

 

Now testing XEX 64KB homebrews.

After having tested letters A-C, only these games don't work:

Animal Party

Blah blah

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Posted Fri May 18, 2018 1:20 PM

If it helps, these latest two in the above ZIP plus the two you sent me last night Phil, work with U1MB when launched from the UNO cart here. So if it's an U1MB problem, it's unique to whatever firmware you have on your board.



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Posted Fri May 18, 2018 1:30 PM

If it helps, these latest two in the above ZIP plus the two you sent me last night Phil, work with U1MB when launched from the UNO cart here. So if it's an U1MB problem, it's unique to whatever firmware you have on your board.

Those games work with my U1MB + Side2 or SIO devices.

They don't work with my U1MB + AVG Cart.



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Posted Fri May 18, 2018 1:33 PM

OK: I didn't know if the cause of the trouble was uncertain or not. ;)

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Posted Fri May 18, 2018 1:44 PM

Considered compatibility issues with my Atari 800XL with U1MB, I am now doing tests with a 130XE.

last night i found out that the issues with large xex files on xl(?) are most likely caused by timing issues that are somehow amplified when extended memory is in use (as i'm learning, atari timings are basically a suggestion, not really a spec so there's a wide variance mostly due to how crappy sally version one has (if i got that right))

my primary testing machine (800xe) is probably not really suitable as a reference and by trying to fix some visual glitches on it, i most likely made things worse on other machines

i have a firmware version that should help on machines that had issues, i'm just waiting for a feedback that it doesn't break anything too horribly
(if you're brave enough, i can give it to you to test it)

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Posted Fri May 18, 2018 1:53 PM

Homebrew games 64KB XEX letters D-G not working:

Dratewka the Shoemaker

Fairy Castle

Gangsters it's an ATR

The Great Escape

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Posted Fri May 18, 2018 2:06 PM

Blah Blah, Fairy Castle and Great Escape crash for me in altirra so i either have some altirra config problem or there is some issue with them

EDIT: ok, they're not, my bad

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Posted Fri May 18, 2018 2:11 PM

Blah Blah, Fairy Castle and Great Escape crash for me in altirra so i either have some altirra config problem or there is some issue with them

 

I think you have a config problem. I just tested everything in Phil's latest archive in Altirra using the SIDE loader and they all work.



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Posted Fri May 18, 2018 2:17 PM

one day Altirra's "Break at EXE Run address" option that somehow reenables (or i keep forgetting i do that myself) will stop fooling me, i promise ;-)

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Posted Fri May 18, 2018 2:22 PM

Homebrew games 64KB XEX letters H-L not working (110 games tested so far):

Heli in the caves
L.E.M.

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Posted Fri May 18, 2018 2:45 PM

Homebrew games 64KB XEX letters M-O not working:

Mazezam
Mental Age
Mini-Slots
Ms. Bulimia

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Posted Fri May 18, 2018 3:13 PM

Homebrew games 64KB XEX letters P-Z not working:

Reaxion
Same Game
Simon!
Sumator
Superfly XL

 

In few cases menu alphabetic order is not correct (I have 230 games in one folder)
International characters are not allowed (not a big issue)

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