Can't run Star Avenger on openMSX

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By Manuel

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20-09-2015, 20:31

For UK software I always use the Toshiba HX-10. It was so common in the UK that most of their software works on it.

By Manuel

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20-09-2015, 20:35

mars2000you wrote:

Original version works only on MSX1 because Steve Wallis did not want to include the 'universal poke' in the BASIC loader.

Again: it's not related to MSX1, but related to whether the RAM is in an expanded slot or not.

By Manuel

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20-09-2015, 20:37

By the way, it's a great pity that the site of Steve Wallis disappeared already from the web... Sad

By mars2000you

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20-09-2015, 20:43

At least, you can find all his games on my site in versions that work on any MSX generation (For Hyperviper, thanks for GDX work ! Wink )

By andrear1979

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20-09-2015, 22:40

ren wrote:
andrear1979 wrote:

it didn't work with Philips VG8020 + ext. Philips VY 0010

That's because the VY-0010 drive is Single Sided (360KB) only.

Tested and confirmed: Star Avenger runs on openMSX + Philips VG8020 + ext. Philips VY 0010 + 360KB disk image.

By andrear1979

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20-09-2015, 22:54

Just for the record, when I was a child I used to load Star Avenger from cassette on my real MSX machine (Philips VG8010, only 32KB of RAM, no disk). I believe that the software distributor ("Armati") had tweaked the loader in order to make it possible.

By andrear1979

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20-09-2015, 23:03

Manuel wrote:

By the way, it's a great pity that the site of Steve Wallis disappeared already from the web... Sad

I agree: looked like a funny "rabbit hole" where one could dive into and get lost for quite long Running Naked in a Field of Flowers .

By ricbit

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21-09-2015, 06:49

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I reckon most MSX(1) models didn't come with a FDD built-in, and no MSX(1) model exist with a built-in DD drive, right?

Gradient Expert DD Plus is an MSX(1) with a built-in DD disk (720kb, 3.5").

By ren

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21-09-2015, 09:22

ricbit wrote:

Gradient Expert DD Plus is an MSX(1) with a built-in DD disk (720kb, 3.5").

Ah, cool! Thanks for the heads-up!
(That machine should have gotten my attention when browsing the wiki... ;))
Though DD means Double Density, which is something else than Double Sided, right? (So arguably the naming of the machine is wrong? ;))

By ren

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21-09-2015, 10:22

andrear1979 wrote:
Manuel wrote:

By the way, it's a great pity that the site of Steve Wallis disappeared already from the web... Sad

I agree: looked like a funny "rabbit hole" where one could dive into and get lost for quite long Running Naked in a Field of Flowers .

Not sure if you guys are aware, but the disappearance of his site might have something to do with him passing away last year September..
Apparently he suffered from mental illness, and although I didn't see anything specific mentioned in regard to the cause of his death, it could well be he decided not to go on anymore? (But it could've also been some kind of accident?)

Here is a short newspaper article (posted on his fb timeline) on him, talking about his career, his games, and his political/social activism..

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