Tatica (c) Mass Tael

By ~mk~

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23-04-2018, 17:38

I love Mass Tael games due to the ever increasing difficulty.
Back in the day I played Actman, Candoo Ninja, O'mac Farmer and Tetra Horror.
Recently I discovered another brilliant game: Tatica
Unfortunately the rom version fails to work properly with rom loaders.
Issue seems to be video related but I honestly don't know. Tried both rom loaders I use (EXECROM and ODO) and both fail to execute the game properly.
This is a call for help to rom patchers out there... can this be fixed with a patch or is it a problem of the rom loaders?

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By Manuel

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23-04-2018, 18:30

Try sofarom?

Ever played SASA?

By Jipe

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23-04-2018, 19:24

some Ascii game have protect ex: popaq the fish
in found a deprotected version of popaq in korean cartride compilation
but no tatica Sad

By CrazyBoss

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24-04-2018, 11:22

Sasa was great, also telebunny, but you need to know the rules to play, if you just think its pacman its not fun Smile

The earlier games from SpectraVideo and Mass Tael was great. Spectron, Flipper Slipper, Frantic Freddy etc. High quality games, but those was mainly MSX and (some was converted to ColecoVision).

By gdx

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24-04-2018, 11:54

The patch already exist in the rom loader FL.COM and FLK4.COM. (source code is available)

You must replace:
70h to 00h at ofset address 00179Bh
77h by 00h at 0031E2h, 003ACDh
EDh by 00h at 003EBEh
B0h by 00h at 003EBFh

By ~mk~

Master (228)

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24-04-2018, 17:04

Working perfectly with ODO after patching.
Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile

I am limited to MSX-DOS 1 and no flashrom device in my MSX that's why I stick to those rom loaders.
The game Sasa, I find it a bit frustrating to play. I played it in the past and I played it again now. Still frustrating. The movement of the character is not intuitive for me.

Interesting idea to extract deprotected games from compilation roms. I will look into that to see if I find interesting stuff.

Thanks all.

By TheKid

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24-04-2018, 18:52

Can someone make an IPS patch for tatica please.

By mambrino

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24-04-2018, 22:28

here you have: Tatica

By TheKid

Paladin (875)

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25-04-2018, 08:21

Thanks mambrino, I will try it after work.