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Fujinet XEX bootloader bug?

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Hi everyone, 

 

hope this is the right way to report or discuss a Fujinet bug. (At least I suppose it's a bug or some kind of incompatibility).

 

To reproduce:

A lot of XEX games in the Fandal archive (e.g. Galaxian) perform a warm start (e47e) in order to start a game. Many programs actually do this to initialize the
computer. Typically it was called by tape games which displayed custom loading screens.

 

So have a look at my set of Galaxian.

1) # Galaxian Fandal Orig -> Performs a reboot right after game was loaded 

2) # Galaxian Fandal Fixed -> works (fixed)

3) # Galaxian Homesoft -> works

 

For many years I used Rasters SDrive with Fandals games archive. I never experienced any issues with these games. Fandal said he has 400+ XEX games that are probably incompatible to the Fujinet XEX bootloader.

 

Any opinions on this?

 

grüße,

\thomas

 

Galaxian Fandal:

http://a8.fandal.cz/detail.php?files_id=1942

 

Galaxian Homesoft:

http://www.mushca.com/f/atari/index.php?dl=041|GALAXIAN

 

 

#6 - Galaxian Fandal Fixed.xex #6 - Galaxian Fandal Orig.xex #6 - Galaxian Homesoft.xex

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44 minutes ago, twh/f2 said:

Any opinions on this?

actually, I am an opponent of this, but if you absolutely want it to work, just add in the loader:
lda #$00
sta $0244

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