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The Astro Fortune Teller is a fun party game for the Color Computer featured at Rainbowfest 87 and advertised in Rainbow Magazine. I finally got the copy protection off, hope everyone enjoys the game! :) 

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RUN"ASTRO.BIN"

If you don't have the real hardware or an emulator you can use the online CoCo emulator Mocha to play http://www.haplessgenius.com/mocha/ 

Simply mount the image disc as the local file then type the command above.

 

Remember to follow the rules :)

ASTROFTR.DSK

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8 minutes ago, Mr SQL said:

The Astro Fortune Teller is a fun party game for the Color Computer featured at Rainbowfest 87 and advertised in Rainbow Magazine. I finally got the copy protection off, hope everyone enjoys the game! :) 

CrystalBall.JPG.f7ccf64f93c8c5a5f9cd19dfc5e9abb7.JPG

RUN"ASTRO.BIN"

If you don't have the real hardware or an emulator you can use the online CoCo emulator Mocha to play http://www.haplessgenius.com/mocha/ 

Simply mount the image disc as the local file then type the command above.

 

Remember to follow the rules :)

ASTROFTR.DSK 180 kB · 1 download

Gidday Mate

 

 

Nice just loaded it up and ran it. Nice well done

 

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Thanks!

 

It looks pretty cool. I renamed .BIN extension to .BAS. I did notice that I got I/O errors when it accessed the data files on my SDC. Using the "[email protected]" command to switch from SDC-DOS to DECB solves this problem :)

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On 4/23/2020 at 8:27 AM, Michael Kline said:

Thanks!

 

It looks pretty cool. I renamed .BIN extension to .BAS. I did notice that I got I/O errors when it accessed the data files on my SDC. Using the "[email protected]" command to switch from SDC-DOS to DECB solves this problem :)

That's very interesting, the disk image is full of tables that get accessed by the program; it sounds like SDC-DOS has an error not present in the original DECB ROM.

 

Very cool the cart has the ability to switch to DECB for full compatiblity to play the game.

 

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The I/O error pops up after first running the programme and accessing one of the data files. So, there must be a routine within the programme that is not compatible with SDC-DOS.

 

The cool part of the SDC, is that it has 128K of Flash memory on board, split into 8 banks. Bank 0 has the SDC-DOS, and Bank 1 has DECB. The rest of the available banks are available for user's use. If I understand correctly, DECB is linked to SDC-DOS in normal operation. However, there are a few programmes that conflict with SDC-DOS. When this happens, the "[email protected]#" (# from 0 to 7) allows the user to switch banks and reboot. Using [email protected], switches and boots Bank 1, which just contains DECB. Just make sure that the desired disk(s) are mounted prior to shifting.

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