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Speaking about Emulator , i tried some game with BlueMSX , i have created a new machine based on Colecovision and added just 32k of RAM starting from 6000 to DFFF .

 

Curiously game like : Dragon's lair and Super Zaxxon works and few others that require the SGM works perfectly.

 

But with the same configuration Buck Rogers and Subroc do not work and still ask me for SGM or ADAM... Is there a difference in memory management between them and Dragons's lair and Super Zaxxon ??

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Speaking about Emulator , i tried some game with BlueMSX , i have created a new machine based on Colecovision and added just 32k of RAM starting from 6000 to DFFF .

 

Curiously game like : Dragon's lair and Super Zaxxon works and few others that require the SGM works perfectly.

 

But with the same configuration Buck Rogers and Subroc do not work and still ask me for SGM or ADAM... Is there a difference in memory management between them and Dragons's lair and Super Zaxxon ??

The SGM detection routine must be different between the various games. Some routines actually verify the presence of the SGM's sound chip, which won't be found if only RAM was added to the machine.

 

EDIT: In the case of Buck Rogers and SubRoc, are you sure your RAM range is correct? The range should be 2000h to 7FFFh for 24K of RAM, if I remember correctly.

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To my knowledge, only CoolCV and blueMSX support ROMs that require the Super Game Module. Those that don't require the SGM should normally run on any ColecoVision emulator. No promises, obviously. ;)By the way, I added some cheats for Caverns of Titan to the first post of this thread. They should be useful for such a tough game. :)

Have you thought about adding a Cheats page to your site so these are in an easier spot to find in a year or two? ;)

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Speaking about Emulator , i tried some game with BlueMSX , i have created a new machine based on Colecovision and added just 32k of RAM starting from 6000 to DFFF .

 

Curiously game like : Dragon's lair and Super Zaxxon works and few others that require the SGM works perfectly.

 

But with the same configuration Buck Rogers and Subroc do not work and still ask me for SGM or ADAM... Is there a difference in memory management between them and Dragons's lair and Super Zaxxon ??

 

Add 8K of RAM at 2000 to 3FFF and 16K at 4000 to 7FFF. It could work.

 

The BlueMSX version supporting the SGM module hasn't been released widely I think. One of the causes that triggered me to write CoolCV.

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Have you thought about adding a Cheats page to your site so these are in an easier spot to find in a year or two? ;)

If anyone asks, I'll just direct him/her to this forum thread. Seems far easier than coding extra HTML. :P

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If anyone asks, I'll just direct him/her to this forum thread. Seems far easier than coding extra HTML. :P

Now you get lazy ;)

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Add 8K of RAM at 2000 to 3FFF and 16K at 4000 to 7FFF. It could work.

 

The BlueMSX version supporting the SGM module hasn't been released widely I think. One of the causes that triggered me to write CoolCV.

 

Thanks a Lot , Buck Rogers and Subroc works with that setting! :)

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Merry Christmas.. :)

Thank you.. I've been enjoying the colecovision homebrew scene here since I bought my first one "Battle of Hoth". Mappy is one of my favorites too.

 

Dan

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i have managed to make work all games in Blue MSX (without SGM support) , except traffic jam until now.

 

For King's Valley and Thexder, i had just to change one byte in the Rom and it works.

 

For the other one, just the RAM setting in the emulator is enough.

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Wow! Thank you very much for this generous gift Pixelboy. Have a wonderful holiday and keep up the great work.

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As one who has spent a lot buying from Team Pixelboy, thank you for the present of cheats and roms!

 

"Try before you buy" may increase demand for actual carts.

Usually I would only buy a game I had played in the past, mostly arcade, and a few unknown SGM titles because I have SGM.

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Very happy to see the evolution of TeamPixelboy, the budget games and now this big release of ROM files and news of some more incoming games.

 

I'll use my AtariMax Ultimate SD for ColecoVision with these games... any chance to get the manual txt files to put in the multicart as well? Playing with emulators is nice but I want to show this to my friends next time I see them with the real hardware and have a retro gaming party.

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To my knowledge, only CoolCV and blueMSX support ROMs that require the Super Game Module. Those that don't require the SGM should normally run on any ColecoVision emulator. No promises, obviously. ;)

 

 

By the way, I added some cheats for Caverns of Titan to the first post of this thread. They should be useful for such a tough game. :)

 

Thank you for the nice Christmas present.

Just for info, the multi-system emulator called vdmgr 0.1.7 (Windows) support ROMs that require the Super Game Module too.

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Just for info, the multi-system emulator called vdmgr 0.1.7 (Windows) support ROMs that require the Super Game Module too.

 

 

Thank you for the heads up. I use this for Neo Geo Pocket but forgot it does Coleco as well.

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Thank you, Luc for all the fantastic games you've published to keep ColecoVision gaming fresh and alive, and thanks for the generous Christmas ROMs. Merry Christmas!

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Ive been trying to hunt down copies of Deep Dungeon and Dragons Lair for a while now (i.e. Hombrew Heaven, eBay, etc). Thanks to Luc, I can at least play them tonight! What an incredible Christmas gift!!

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