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14 minutes ago, Ikrananka said:

Nope, it's not the key mapping.  In CoolCV the game accepts my asterisk press, using the mapped key, and does move the game from the menu screen to the actual game play screen.  It's at this point where the game appears to lock up and white (engine) noise appears.  No joystick fire button or keypad press has any effect at this point.

 

CoolCV, ColEm and blueMSX all have the same issue.

Can you move the CAT around? I just played a couple quick games and didn’t see the need for button presses after reaching the game screen. I’ll check the instructions tonight. Can you see if keyboard only works with CoolCV?

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2 minutes ago, Swami said:

Can you move the CAT around? I just played a couple quick games and didn’t see the need for button presses after reaching the game screen. I’ll check the instructions tonight. Can you see if keyboard only works with CoolCV?

Nope - can't move the CAT around - the game is totally frozen (screenshot attached).  I get exactly the same with ColEm and blueMSX.  No need to check the instructions, I can play the game fine on a real CV and on the Phoenix.  It's just bizarre the way so far all emulators can't play the game (at least for me anyway).  I've even dumped the cart to verify the ROM and it's good - can play using an AtariMax and Phoenix via SD with the ROM and it works perfectly.

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3 hours ago, Ikrananka said:

Nope, it's not the key mapping.  In CoolCV the game accepts my asterisk press, using the mapped key, and does move the game from the menu screen to the actual game play screen.  It's at this point where the game appears to lock up and white (engine) noise appears.  No joystick fire button or keypad press has any effect at this point.

 

CoolCV, ColEm and blueMSX all have the same issue.

 

I'd like to add that vdmgr64 also has the same issue.

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On 1/29/2020 at 9:08 AM, Ikrananka said:

Nope - can't move the CAT around - the game is totally frozen (screenshot attached).  I get exactly the same with ColEm and blueMSX.  No need to check the instructions, I can play the game fine on a real CV and on the Phoenix.  It's just bizarre the way so far all emulators can't play the game (at least for me anyway).  I've even dumped the cart to verify the ROM and it's good - can play using an AtariMax and Phoenix via SD with the ROM and it works perfectly.

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On 1/29/2020 at 12:07 PM, H.E.R.O. said:

 

I'd like to add that vdmgr64 also has the same issue.

I think I've found your problem. It works fine in CoolCV 6.2 and CoolCV 6.5 (didn't check in between), but not in CoolCV 6.6. Must be a bug in latest CoolCV version or something. I wonder if it affects other games. I was originally using 6.2 and it worked fine, but then updated to 6.6 and it was like you said.

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10 hours ago, Swami said:

 

I think I've found your problem. It works fine in CoolCV 6.2 and CoolCV 6.5 (didn't check in between), but not in CoolCV 6.6. Must be a bug in latest CoolCV version or something. I wonder if it affects other games. I was originally using 6.2 and it worked fine, but then updated to 6.6 and it was like you said.

Very interesting - thanks for narrowing this down.  I'll contact nanochess to ask if he has an idea of what the problem is.

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The pb is the way the memory is init. I got same problem with EMulTwo. If you init all the Coleco memory with 0, it can't run, but if it is another value (0xFF is fine), it works (for memory between 0 and 0x8000).

Perhaps Oscar changed the way he initializes memory in last version.

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4 hours ago, alekmaul said:

The pb is the way the memory is init. I got same problem with EMulTwo. If you init all the Coleco memory with 0, it can't run, but if it is another value (0xFF is fine), it works (for memory between 0 and 0x8000).

Perhaps Oscar changed the way he initializes memory in last version.

Thank you for identifying the problem.  Oscar did say that he changed the pattern of memory initialisation in the last version of CoolCV so that is likely the culprit there.  He's looking into it so I'm hoping he'll have time to release an updated version of CoolCV that fixes this.

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2 minutes ago, ChuckH said:

The game does work on Virtual Adam emulator. (ColEm)

Which one do you mean?  Virtual ADAM or ColEm?

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15 minutes ago, Ikrananka said:

Which one do you mean?  Virtual ADAM or ColEm?

oops, I meant to say AdamEm which is part of Virtual ADAM

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5 minutes ago, ChuckH said:

oops, I meant to say AdamEm which is part of Virtual ADAM

Good to know - thanks for the info.

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4 hours ago, Ikrananka said:

Good to know - thanks for the info.

Works in the emulator MESS as well. At least in the version that I have that is quite old.

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On 1/26/2020 at 11:40 PM, Swami said:

Weren't we supposed to receive a ROM of the 2019 secret game?

Is this true? Unless I missed it, this question didn’t get answered. 🙂

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2 minutes ago, sramirez2008 said:

Is this true? Unless I missed it, this question didn’t get answered. 🙂

Yes, the 2019 rom file should have been sent by now
I would need to confirm with Toby

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Just now, retroillucid said:

Yes, the 2019 rom file should have been sent by now
I would need to confirm with Toby

Thanks. Will it come to each of the 2020 members individually or be made available on-site?

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10 minutes ago, sramirez2008 said:

Thanks. Will it come to each of the 2020 members individually or be made available on-site?

I would say, individually 

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25 minutes ago, retroillucid said:

I would say, individually 

 

37 minutes ago, retroillucid said:

Yes, the 2019 rom file should have been sent by now
I would need to confirm with Toby

...and if the 2019 members wish to share it they can?

 

If so, I would be grateful if someone would share it with me :).

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2 minutes ago, MMarcoux66 said:

 

...and if the 2019 members wish to share it they can?

 

If so, I would be grateful if someone would share it with me :).

Yes, members are free to share the rom file
All we ask is to keep it ''low profile''

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8 hours ago, retroillucid said:

Yes, the 2019 rom file should have been sent by now
I would need to confirm with Toby

I can confirm I have yet to receive it.

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I also have yet to receive the ROM file. Will it be sent to the same e-mail address as other club mailings? I would assume so.

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So what's the status of this year's packages going out and will we receive the rom file a reasonable amount of time after shipment?

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1 hour ago, H.E.R.O. said:

So what's the status of this year's packages going out

We need to get the overlays printed 
Having the PCBs manufactured (some delay due to the coronavirus)

 

1 hour ago, H.E.R.O. said:

will we receive the rom file a reasonable amount of time after shipment?

Yes, definitely!
You won't have to wait till the end of the year to get the rom file

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3 minutes ago, retroillucid said:

We need to get the overlays printed 
Having the PCBs manufactured (some delay due to the coronavirus)

 

Yes, definitely!
You won't have to wait till the end of the year to get the rom file

Thanks for the update, retro! Looking forward to the new game arriving.

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Hey, Collectorvision,

 

is the 2020 Secret Game still planned to be shipped this month?

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