MSX 20th anniversary demo + Nowind not working =(

By Hydragon

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13-02-2018, 10:51

I picked up streaming again and yes rumours are true, no more emulation, now streaming my own MSX2 currently on Twitch.
A few asked about the Anniversary demo by Abyss, and for some reason, it runs simply perfect in openMSX, but running this disk through Nowind, even tried it with SofaRun, I just ends after the logo has been shown.
When I use SofaRun, I can wait for 10 minutes and still it hangs on logo, loading the dsk in nowind results to return to BASIC after logo is shown.

Any solutions for a possible patch for Nowind users, to run this amazing demo?
Setup I used is an Philips MSX2 NMS8245, with Nowind and 1024Kb Memory Mapper.

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By Wolverine_nl

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13-02-2018, 11:15

Hi Hydragon,
Are you using a slotexpander, might be a slot order, or the demo trying to use mem. space that is reserved by DOS2/Nextor within the Nowind.
Is the DSK using DOS or is it using a BASIC loader with BIN files? Otherwise try using map.com or map2.com before starting if it runs from dos.

By Hydragon

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13-02-2018, 12:20

eya Wolverine_nl it´s 100% Nowind related.
I tried to load the actual diskimage also right into the Nowind ( second slot is de Memory mapper), so no harddisk image, no dos2, no slotexpander ( that one is in travel mode from Finland to the Netherlands ).
Also fiddled with settings as the phantom drive and such with nwhostapp, keeping CTRL pressed etc , but no positive results.
When I load the the image in openMSX right away without devices, except for the 1MB memory mapper, it does work.
Since diskdrive is broken in the 8245 I can't perform a test on actual media.

By Wolverine_nl

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13-02-2018, 12:49

Ok, that is really a Nowind only problem indeed. Bett contact Sky Hawk he is one of the creators of Nowind.

By Sky_hawk

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13-02-2018, 20:16

I have received word of this Smile I will have to take a look at whats happening, can someone tell me what boot-method MSX 20th anniversary demo uses and what its minimum requirements are?
(is it boot-sector based, dos1/dos2 ? or basic?)

By Manuel

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13-02-2018, 21:36

Sky_hawk: https://www.msx.org/news/software/en/msx-20th-anniversary-demo
It's an MSX-DOS 1 based demo, so normal files.

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