MSXdev'06 #14: Word invaders

by snout on 31-12-2006, 18:04
Topic: Software
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It's the last day of the MSXdev'06 competition and the final entries have started to drop in. The 14th entry to the competition comes from Sapphire, Makinavaja and WYZ. Their entry is called Word Invaders ; a game to test your typing skills in an 8kB ROM file.You can check it - and all other entries - out on the MSXdev'06 status page. Be sure to keep an eye out on more brand new MSX1 games today!

Relevant link: MSXdev website

Comments (14)

By NYYRIKKI

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01-01-2007, 02:11

Hmm... Feels like stupid game... I've tried to press all the keys and I can't get any of the letters to dissappear. Maybe it is because of MSX tR. Nice music though...

By jltursan

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01-01-2007, 02:34

um, you must type the letters sequentially...

By NYYRIKKI

Enlighted (5300)

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01-01-2007, 02:49

Yeah, I tried it on MSX2 setup on BlueMSX and managed to play it... Problem seems to be MSX tR only... Actually it is not so bad game that I thought...

By spl

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01-01-2007, 05:41

Simple... but great! I can't stop playing!

By Edwin

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01-01-2007, 13:26

A good way to improve my typing because it includes some special characters. It would have been perfect with some other characters and numbers as well. Maybe lines from a basic listing Smile

By [WYZ]

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01-01-2007, 16:20

At the main screen it's possible to select different word sets with alphanumerical characters by pressing 'select' key.

By Edwin

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01-01-2007, 16:29

Hmmm, let me guess, rtfm? Smile

By [WYZ]

Champion (406)

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01-01-2007, 16:54

yep, that means you also can increase your reading skill Smile. Thanks for playing it.

By DamageX

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01-01-2007, 21:26

Cool. I got 454 (on PC keyboard...)

By anonymous

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02-01-2007, 13:37

Ok, I've found what's the problem on TR machines. I set CAPST (FCABH) to a value different from zero to enable caps lock. According to MSX2THB it should works (and it works on MSX1, MSX2). But it seems than in MSX2+ and TR BIOS keyboard reading is different from other BIOS.

To play the game in a MSX2+ or TR just press CAPS LOCK and kill words Tongue

By anonymous

incognito ergo sum (109)

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02-01-2007, 13:53

Ok, it's not an MSX model problem... it's a Locale BIOS problem. Japanese, Arabic and Korean BIOS need to manually press CAPS LOCK. On C-BIOS seems to not work properly.

By jltursan

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02-01-2007, 16:45

ROM -> Hexeditor -> byte index $25 -> change from $0F to $FF -> enjoy! Wink

By anonymous

incognito ergo sum (109)

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03-01-2007, 12:24

BiFi has checked the CAPS handler for Japanese and International BIOS and it differs:

-International BIOS: different from 0 -> CAPS on
-Japanese BIOS: 255 -> CAPS on

It's easy to fix, just adding two extra bytes (ld a,255) in the correct place Big smile

By Manuel

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04-01-2007, 09:50

Intereseting! What does the standard (BIOS doc) say?