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By crisis13

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07-12-2003, 20:11

Hello there, I am new to MSX land but am familiar with Z80 becouse I use
ZX SPECTRUM since about 1983.
I have bought a Philips NMS 8250, mouse, 1flopdrive, monitor.
Now I have played "Parodius" on the emulated version of this MSX but after copy (dskmanager) it to disk and run it on the real one it does NOT load the final part, it is stuck on 80% loading then saying:

Disk Offline in 6
Ok

I copied the copie Back AND IT WORKS AGAIN!!,emulated.

So do i have a RAM problem
Is there a system checking prog? some where?
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Crisis13

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By anonymous

incognito ergo sum (109)

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07-12-2003, 20:17

Your NMS 8250 probably has the original 128kB RAM, most cracked MegaROM games (like Parodius) require at least 256kB RAM.

By Manuel

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07-12-2003, 20:57

Or, something is wrong with your diskdrive (to explain Disk Offline).

By wolf_

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07-12-2003, 20:59

I remember playing parodius on my virgin 8245 (128k) that was including the scc music! My parodius had a cheat, I became invincible and could fly through walls Smile

By crisis13

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07-12-2003, 21:58

Its a 128 kb ram and 128 kb video,
So that might be the problem. as the file together are 131kb probably packed!

Ok Thanx al lot

PS, I think the emu starts with that config as well!?!?!?

By jalu

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07-12-2003, 22:59

Indeed, there is a version of Parodius which runs complete with sound on an MSX2 with the original 128 kB RAM.

By anonymous

incognito ergo sum (109)

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07-12-2003, 23:02

VRAM is generally of little consequence for cracked games. Although for some games versions exist that use parts of the VRAM unused by the game for storing game-data, or load extra data half-way the game. Such a version is probably what wolf__ played.

About emu configs, I don't know what emu you use, but e.g. NLMSX defaults to 2MB RAM.

By djh1697

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07-12-2003, 23:04

Chris - since you are an ex Spectrum user, could I ask if you are in the UK ?

By MDX

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08-12-2003, 07:14

You signing people up for MSX UK anonymous? Wink

By djh1697

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08-12-2003, 20:21

Not really - just interested - it gets very lonely being the only UK's MSXer in the Midlands

By crisis13

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08-12-2003, 21:00

Chris - since you are an ex Spectrum user, could I ask if you are in the UK ?

Evil Evil Evil Evil

I NEVER said to be an EX speccy user!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOOK AT:

home.hccnet.nl/C.Born/MijnZX.HTM

But you are excused for reading wrongly Tongue

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