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First game I ever bought for my 400 in 1982 was Crypts of Terror on cassette. Stumbled upon it on atarimania last summer. Loaded it up on Altirra and got it to work, but didn't play it for more than a few minutes....put it aside for some future time. Just decided to play it more. But it won't load. I get it to load the intro and then the second part of the tape loads....but then it asks for the level to start at and I can't get past that, not even with the "magic" password posted on atarimania...it just jumps back to the level select screen. Can't imagine HOW it worked last summer and not now.....what setting or whatever might be different.

 

Any ideas? Anybody have a save state for altirra for this game? Or maybe a xex conversion???

 

 

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Thanks for the disk version - that works fine! (still no idea why the cassette version won't accept the password for me, but I guess it doesn't much matter now).

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Make sure the password is in CAPITALS

 

Works here on latest Altirra beta...

 

 

Here a version on protected disk

 

Remember to use the fire button and NOT the enter or return key...

 

 

Many thanks for posting this - I have the originals but I've been after a 'file' version for years, looked high and low but never found one (until now!)

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Looking for an XEX rom download of this game 'Crypts Of Terror' for the Ultimate Cart in my 800xl. Enjoyed this game a lot back in the 80s but can't find file format anywhere that's compatible with my Ultimate Cart. I've tried the conversion tools too without any joy.  Supported file formats are CAR, XEX, ROM and BIN.  If anyone knows of a download of any on these formats anywhere or can create one for me or advise how to create/convert one that works with the Ultimate Cart, ideally XEX format, that would be fab  👍

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 1 hour ago, GoldenGraham said:

Looking for an XEX rom download of this game 'Crypts Of Terror' for the Ultimate Cart in my 800xl. Enjoyed this game a lot back in the 80s but can't find file format anywhere that's compatible with my Ultimate Cart. I've tried the conversion tools too without any joy.  Supported file formats are CAR, XEX, ROM and BIN.  If anyone knows of a download of any on these formats anywhere or can create one for me or advise how to create/convert one that works with the Ultimate Cart, ideally XEX format, that would be fab  👍

 

If you're talking about Crypts of Terror from Inhome Software, you won't find any of those formats available. It was a BASIC game released on disk or cassette. The only way it may possibly work is if someone wrapped it in some sort of loader software as an xex maybe, but I'm not sure if anyone has ever done anything like that for BASIC games.

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There you go. I had a feeling someone would post in if there were something available. I thought I'd heard of something, but it's not something I've ever wanted to use, so I wasn't certain.

 

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curious of anyone has ever made a 'rom disk'.  Then a large (paged) cartridge could have an area that works like a RAM disk.  It would still be quite a conversion.... and if course if you need to write to the 'disk' it wouldn't be useful.... but a cart image that made part of its area accessible as a 'rom disk' would be cool 🙂

 

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5 hours ago, www.atarimania.com said:

Except this is for individual BASIC programs, not disks which have several files. Unless I'm mistaken, Crypts of Terror has the intro, the main program and a .dat file so this won't work.

 

Yep, will not work with Bas2COM or BAS2XEX or similar programs.

But may work with asking Homesoft to do it for you...  ;-)

 

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