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By gdx

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20-04-2019, 10:04

Thanks for all, sd_snatcher!

By Victor

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20-04-2019, 18:54

Thanks FRS!!! Great work with Laydock 2!!

And... the most important... good luck with your surgery.

We'll be waiting here for you...

By sd_snatcher

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20-04-2019, 19:33

Thank you, Victor and gdx. I'm glad you liked it.

But the surgery was done ~1.5 years ago. I hope I don't need anything like that ever again. Shocked!

I'll have to go into a hiatus because of other Real Life (TM) issues. What I'll be releasing here are mostly projects I finished before that surgery, or were almost completed back then, and that I couldn't find free time to document, package and release because of the lack of free time.

By hamlet

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20-04-2019, 20:15

As always, great work! there I get roughly desire to spend the evening playing Laydock!
I hope we will see you again soon! You make an important contribution in the scene!

By Manuel

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20-04-2019, 23:07

Amen. I'd love to try out the game again with your fixes. I bet it's more interesting with them! Smile

By sd_snatcher

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20-04-2019, 23:14

Here's another announcement: an upgrade patch for the MUE Music Editor by HAL.

For those who don't know, MUE was a Music Editor by HAL released in 1984.

This patch upgrades the MUE Music Editor by HAL to a homebrew v1.1, that fixes some bugs and implements mouse and turbo support.

* Added mouse support on MSX2 or higher (either on joystick port 1 or 2)
* Added turbo support on machines that have the CHGCPU function on their BIOS
* Bugfix: Disk drive detection was buggy and didn't work when the software was run as a cartridge. Only if executed from disk (.BIN) that it would work.
* Bugfix: Screen corruption that happened if the MSX booted in 80 columns mode
* Bugfix: the mouse was moved too quickly to the left or right, it would warp to the other side of the screen
* Automatically set the frame rate to 60Hz on MSX>=2. Press "5" on boot to force 50Hz

Bonus: Two disks full of music in .MUE format.

By sd_snatcher

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20-04-2019, 23:35

Thank you hamlet and Manuel! The idea of the Laydock2 patch is to bring its fun factor closer to the Super Laydock, Aleste-2 and the best MSX shmups.

In the original Laydock-2 your ship felt sluggish and underpowered. Now the game has a reward system that makes the ship go as powerful as the ship from Aleste-2, if the player puts enough effort. Smile

Your tactics need to balance attack, defence and use the new charging points wisely.

By Manuel

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21-04-2019, 00:00

Where did you get these MUE files?

By sd_snatcher

Prophet (3049)

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21-04-2019, 00:06

I had the 1st disk since the 80s, and the 2nd disk was a courtesy of WernerKai.

By sd_snatcher

Prophet (3049)

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21-04-2019, 00:46

And here's one more announcement:

This patch upgrades the Eddy II image editor by HAL to a homebrew v1.1, that fixes some bugs and implements mouse support.

* Removes the annoying beep at every mouse/trackball click
* Adds mouse support on MSX2 or higher.
* Sets the F1 key to _EDDY2, to make it easier to start or return to the program

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