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Mame 0.218 and the TI99 4a rom not working

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Hello, Trying to play tunnels of doom but cassette file not loading no data found "cs1", and I cant get ti99 4a rom to work, even thou it shows green and working but when I try to use it said missing roms or chds under mame. All the other games play but under the ti99 4. I all so try the cassettes and dsk with classic 99 and all works. any help would be great thanks.

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Thank you so mush for fast reply and help.

 

Ok,  now TI99-4A is working just one more question where or how do I point mame tord the cassettes or disks ? or what do I use as the emulator for it?

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When trying to load TOD from disk I get "file error 0 device error"  I tried cassette and get "no data found cs1" and I'm not hear tape loading. 

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First note that we also have the disks for TOD. Listening 200 seconds to a tape load is, well, a bit special. (I already thought about using a TI BASIC program as a phone ringtone.)

 

But it works with tape as well, I just checked that.

 

On WHTech we have two cassette files, Pennies&Prices and Quest of the King (see /Cassettes/Tunnels_Of_Doom). If you launch MAME by command line, write

 

mame64 ti99_4a -cart tundoom -cass1 Tunnels_Of_Doom_Pennies_and_Prices.wav

 

If you use the On-Screen Display in MAME, open it (using TAB in partial mode), go to File Manager, go to Cassette 1, navigate to the folder where this wav file is located. When you select it, it immediately starts running (at least it did for me), and you hear the cassette data.

 

The tape also starts running with the command line version. You should see a tape progress indicator at the upper edge of the screen when the tape is playing. If you see it, but you do not hear any sound, use the OSD to tune up the cassette volume. Go to "Slider controls" and raise the "cass_out" volume (if it is 0).

 

Go into the OSD, Tape control, and select stop.

 

Then continue with TOD loading as intended.

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Have a look. (Note that I skipped about 170 seconds of the tape loading in this recording.)

 

For some strange reason, I cannot unmute the video in my browser (Speaker symbol is slashed, mouse click does not change it). There is sound, however.

 

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I do use mame on screen display. Not sure what your saying here "using TAB in partial mode), go to File Manager',  do  I do this after I launch mame.exe do I need to go to ti99 4a first ?  go to File Manager in windows or mame  " ? OSD, Tape control not sure I know where this is ?

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where should files, be in mame I know under romes but can they be in there own folder or do they need to be in with the bios? if I select the ti99 4a and hit tab I see a input this machine but when I click it there's nothing there not sure if that's what you where talking about.   

 

 

 

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Ok, so apparently not all keyboards and mame like to play nice !  "Partial keyboard mode by pressing Schlock". My keyboard Logitech K360 you need to use FN key and PgDn key to turn Schlock on, and off but that still didn't work for me.  So then I selected TI99 4A had to alt tab which got me to general interface menu. I then went to user interface  and change from Schlock it to delete, and now I can use Tab to change keyboard emulator to load cassettes. the is working now.   

 

 

Just have one last thing is there a way to load the TOD.dsk  in the same way I did the cassette ?

 

Thanks you for all your help !!

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Ok, so apparently not all keyboards and mame like to play nice "Partial keyboard mode by pressing Schlock". My keyboard Logitech K360 you need to use FN key and PgDn key to turn Schlock on, and off but that still didn't work for me.  So then I selected TI99 4A had to alt tab which got me to general interface menu. I then went to user interface  and change from Schlock it to delete, and now I can use Tab to change keyboard emulator to load cassettes. the is working now.   

 

 

Just have one last thing is there a way to load the TOD.dsk  in the same way I did the cassette and is there any way to keep cassette load for next time I play?

 

Thanks you for all your help !!

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If you do not want to spend another 200 secs for loading, you could save the emulator state after loading from cassette. You can then restore whenever you like. State save/restore is somewhere around F5, 6, or 7 in partial mode; I am not sure. I'm currently not near my PC, but I will check later.

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Just checked: Load the tape as described, then change to partial mode and press Shift-F7. You have some slots where you can save the machine state. Next time, when you start the emulation, you don't need the cassette but load that state via F7.

 

I put the disks on WHTech under /Diskettes/Cartridge_Disks/Tunnels_of_Doom.

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States are not auto-saved, only when you press Shift-F7.

 

You can insert the disk in the OSD, File manager. You need a floppy controller, though. And this one also needs the Peripheral Expansion Box.

 

If you start by command line (which I actually *always* recommend, not only for Linux users), run this command:

 

mame64 ti99_4a -ioport peb -ioport:peb:slot8 hfdc -flop1 Tunnels_Of_Doom_Disk_1.dsk -cart tundoom

 

(save it as a batch file)

 

When you start Tunnels of Doom, select "Disk 1" and enter a file name, like "PENNIES". To view all file names on the disk, go into TI BASIC, enter CALL DIR(1).

 

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On ‎2‎/‎14‎/‎2020 at 2:28 PM, mizapf said:

States are not auto-saved, only when you press Shift-F7.

In the mame folder open mame.ini theres a setting autosave I change my to 0 it was 1 it works now. Otherwise it just saved game at all different points.

 

 

CORE STATE/PLAYBACK OPTIONS
#
state                    
autosave                  0
rewind                     0
rewind_capacity       100
playback                 
record                   
record_timecode       0
exit_after_playback   0
mngwrite                 
aviwrite                 
wavwrite                 
snapname               %g/%i
snapsize                  auto
snapview                 internal
snapbilinear             1
statename              %g
burnin                    0

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Oh, I admit I did not know about that autosave feature. I never used it, and by default it was always set to 0.

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Do happen to know anything about RLauncher-ui the Ti99 4a. It is working under mame, but if I lunch it with RL it opens and then closes ? 

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I don't know Rocket Launcher; the web site looks somewhat familiar, though, maybe some years ago, someone pointed me there.

 

I can give it a try. Actually, I am not using any launcher for MAME, just a couple of shell scripts.

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It depends on what you understand by "game". Do you mean a game cartridge? A BASIC program? An assembly language program?

 

Typically, you can use TI BASIC only to load and run BASIC programs. (Exceptions exist for special cartridges or peripheral expansions.)

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If I could just get Mame to work with the Rlauncher I would be set. I'm not get much help in there forum.  This forums great!!!!!!

 

 

You see this was the first PC/Game system I had as a kide  other than the arcade just some "INFO"

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