Anyone can get this game to run?

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By data2011

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14-07-2011, 18:17

Hello,

I am trying to get this game to run with an emulation without luck:

http://www.socialiststeve.me.uk/fruity.zip

It is called Fruity Frank and I have come so far as getting to the title screen and then the emulator resets and boots again...
or it just freezes at the title screen.

www.socialiststeve.me.uk/games.htm

I am using openmsx and emulating a Philips NMS_8250 starting via catapult.

Anyone who try and get this game to run and help me how?

Thanks+Greetings, Clemens.

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By snakepow

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14-07-2011, 18:37

Please keep CTRL key pressed during startup and so game already works. (you may need to hold down the left Ctrl key until you hear a beep).

If you use Onedrive.com program, then pressing CTRL key is not necessary. If you are interested, Contact with me at my registered address (I can pass you a DSK image that no needs CTRL to be pressed).

Bye

By JohnHassink

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14-07-2011, 18:38

I see the problem here. Jeez', that disk is a mess. Like, really. Possibly the worst I've ever seen. Big smile

Okay, simple solution:

Boot the MSX2 (emulator) without the disk inserted.
Insert the disk.

LOAD "FRANK.LDR"

LIST

Lines 50 & 60 are full of "POKE-1,170" statements.
Delete those or change them to "POKE-1,255".
Oh, and the "POKE&HFFFF,AA" has to go as well.

SAVE "AUTOEXEC.BAS"

The game will now work when emulating a Philips machine.
Welcome to the MSX Resource Center! Smile

By JohnHassink

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14-07-2011, 18:50

Well I'll be, snakepow, booting with CTRL apparently works as well. Question

By hap

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14-07-2011, 18:55

1) it's not warez, the website is by the games' author oO
2) poke -1,255 is for sony, -1,170 is for philips. There's a 'universal' poke too, but I don't know it by heart
3) hello data2011, welcome to msx.org

By JohnHassink

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14-07-2011, 18:57

Yeah yeah, I noticed. Smile
Game works fine when just trashing the POKEs. Or booting with CTRL indeed, which puzzles me.

By data2011

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14-07-2011, 19:16

Thanks for the welcome and the fast replies! Smile

Well, it seems pressing CTRL does not have any affect, as I am still stuck at the title screen...
It says "Fruity Frank is loading" abd then changes to a colorful intro screen, but then i can't get any further...

Any key i need to press and input device i should use?
I dont have any joystick though...

Maybe someone can get me a working disk? (contacting snakepow but not sure its the CTRL key or something else...)

Thanks again, Clemens.

By JohnHassink

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14-07-2011, 19:21

Did you try removing all those POKEs?
Because I don't think you really need those here, especially not loads of them. Smile

By JohnHassink

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14-07-2011, 19:24

Oh sorry, I misread. Again. Really on a roll today. Smile
Try redefining the keys at the intro screen, by pressing "K".
It should work then.

By data2011

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14-07-2011, 19:33

Well, all i see is this:

cf.geekdo-images.com/images/pic902746_md.png

Then it seems to be frozen, no matter what key i press, it does not go on...

So I dont get to see this screen:

cf.geekdo-images.com/images/pic902748_md.png

I am using windows xp sp2, openmsx x86 + catapult 0.8.1, philips nms 8250...

Maybe i have wrong systemroms or wrong settings?

By JohnHassink

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14-07-2011, 19:38

Hum, sorry, dunno, using blueMSX here actually, and pushing "K" works. But I just spotted an openMSX expert on the forum. Smile
Though I really couldn't think of a reason why openMSX wouldn't do the trick.
But the freezing there indicates it doesn't like those POKEs!
Did you already try my suggestion at 18:38?

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