No text in Princess Maker

By monotone27

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28-05-2004, 06:37

I just got Princess Maker today and I tried running it on my MSX2 but it seems that any place were there should be text displayed, there's just a white bar instead. This also happened with a Princess Maker demo disk that I had a while ago, but I just thought that it was part of the demo and wouldn't be in the real game. I remember this also happening in a demo on one of the Disc Station disks too. Does anyone know why this is happening? Is there something wrong with my MSX? I have a lot of other text-heavy RPGs and stuff and it's never happened with any of them.

Kevin

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By pitpan

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28-05-2004, 07:58

Because you are using a european MSX2 without japanese characters on special ROM banks (JIS-I and JIS-II). That's why you get a white bar.

This game was designed to be used in a japanese MSX2 or higher. If you boot it in any original MSX2+ or Turbo-R, you will see all the texts for sure.

By BiFi

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28-05-2004, 08:25

Or any Japanese MSX2 system for that matter. It would be a nice idea to have the JIS ROMs in a cartridge.

By robertwilting

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28-05-2004, 09:20

I thought that Princess Maker came in 2 versions. One which needed the JIS-roms but I heard that some people did find a version which doesn't need it.
The english translation of Teo Lopez was I think based on the second version.
Or am I wrong ?

By Sonic_aka_T

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28-05-2004, 13:10

Yeah... There's a hack around there somewhere that was translated. I don't know if it uses the JIS ROM's though. Apart from that, the most commonly available version of that translation has a problem on disk 3 or 4 iirc.

By monotone27

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28-05-2004, 16:56

Because you are using a european MSX2 without japanese characters on special ROM banks (JIS-I and JIS-II). That's why you get a white bar.

This game was designed to be used in a japanese MSX2 or higher. If you boot it in any original MSX2+ or Turbo-R, you will see all the texts for sure.

I'm using a Japanese Yahama YIS-604/128 MSX2. Maybe Yahama computers don't support this?

Kevin

By doba

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28-05-2004, 17:06

Looks like it's a simple MSX-2 without Kanji roms.

By monotone27

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28-05-2004, 17:13

Looks like it's a simple MSX-2 without Kanji roms.

Did they ever make a ROM cartridge or expansion that you could use to display the Kanji/Kana text correctly?

By monotone27

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28-05-2004, 17:21