Gekikara Problem

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By ssj

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06-06-2016, 08:23

I'm trying to run Gekikara:
http://msxgamesworld.com/gamecard.php?id=4662

But I keep getting this error on startup:
http://i.imgur.com/nOz7IcK.png

It's obviously telling me something about the bios, but I can't figure what it is. Any help passing this screen would be appreciated :)

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By Patsie

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06-06-2016, 18:51

I hope this might help:

メモリマッパ かくちょう BIOS が, みつかり
memorimappa kakuchyou BIOS ga, mitsukari
memorymapper expansion BIOS found

ません。 ほんらい おこりえない エラー です ので
masen. honrai okorienai 'eraa' desu node
not. normally not happen error it is because

もう いちどう リセット しなおして ください。
mou ichido 'risetto' shinaoshite kudasai.
once more reset again please.

By ssj

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07-06-2016, 12:11

Not really sorry, maybe someone who can read Japanese can help?
Been trying all sorts of configurations and keep getting the same message no matter what.

By Guillian

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07-06-2016, 12:53

Boot your emulator (configured as MSX turbo R) without the DSK image inserted, then in BASIC insert the DSK a type:
RUN"AUTOEXEC.BAS"

By mars2000you

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07-06-2016, 12:57

Probably the DSK file is wrongly DOS1-formatted. Use Disk Manager to extract all the files, then create with the same tool a DOS2-formatted DSK file and put the files on this DSK.

Explanation : Turbo-R games use generally the special MSX-DOS2 Memory Disk, that is only enabled if a DOS2-formatted disk is used. Most Turbo-R games have been wrongly dumped by putting the files of the games on a DOS1-formatted disk.

By ssj

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09-06-2016, 10:23

Gekikara is a BASIC game doesn't require MSX-DOS2.

@Guillian, thanks that worked! Do you know why that's required? It's the first time I come across a game that needs this.

By mars2000you

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09-06-2016, 10:52

MSX-DOS2 files are not required, but I was speaking about the MSX-DOS2 Memory Disk, that is available when you boot the Turbo-R in R800 mode, what can be made by 2 ways when booting;

- a DOS2-formatted disk inserted in drive A (my suggestion)
- nothing in drive A (Guillian's suggestion), then insert the DOS1-formatted disk and type RUN"AUTOEXEC.BAS"

My suggestion has the advantage that the AUTOEXEC.BAS works as it should work, without being 'forced' to enter the command. I still don't understand why all these bad dumped turbo-R games have not yet been fixed in the Tosec packages.

By Jipe

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09-06-2016, 11:57

try CTRL key the init with a turbo-r
many japan games use RAMDISK H: for install

By ssj

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10-06-2016, 10:36

I tried with a DOS2 formatted disk, but the game didn't boot at all, won't I need to create an autoexec.bat to start basic and running autoexec.bas for that to work as well? From what you wrote seems you mean it would start automatically without it?
Or perhaps I'm just doing something wrong.

I'm aware of that problem and I fixed a bunch of disks myself already, but they were all DOS games never did anything like this with a BASIC game as I always thought it wasn't needed.

@Jipe, Ctrl won't make a difference, but guillian suggestion works fine.

By mars2000you

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10-06-2016, 10:59

ssj wrote:

I tried with a DOS2 formatted disk, but the game didn't boot at all, won't I need to create an autoexec.bat to start basic and running autoexec.bas for that to work as well? From what you wrote seems you mean it would start automatically without it?
Or perhaps I'm just doing something wrong.

Do you have closed Disk Manager before launching the emulator and booting the TurboR with the DOS2-formatted disk in drive A ? Here no any problem with Win8 and blueMSX.

By Guillian

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10-06-2016, 14:24

@ssj: An "easy" way for fixing the game is to copy the first 512 bytes from a MSX-DOS2 formated DSK into the game DSK.
You can do it using an HEX editor (HxD, UltraEdit, etc.)
In that way the game will automatically boot fine.

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