Request for "Cas2Rom" utility.

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Door Pippo

Champion (420)

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03-03-2017, 05:31

Hello everyone,
please, can anyone kindly give me the "Cas2Rom" utility?
Thank you very much in advance for your help and kindness.

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Van Wlcracks

Champion (326)

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03-03-2017, 17:19

This would never work. What cas game do you want to convert?

Van Pippo

Champion (420)

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03-03-2017, 19:35

Please, excuse me, can I kindly know if can you give me that utility?

Van Louthrax

Prophet (2084)

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03-03-2017, 21:22

Several cassette games have already been converted in the past to ROM versions (they were available online on a Spanish website, but I've not been able to retrieve it, I still have the ROMs of these if anybody's interested).

So it indeed works, of course not for all games (RAM slot issues etc...), but that tool is indeed interesting!

Van Manuel

Ascended (15764)

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04-03-2017, 00:18

Does it exist then? I've never heard of such a tool.

Van Louthrax

Prophet (2084)

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04-03-2017, 01:56

I've never seen that tool, but here's what you can see in most headers of the "cassette converted" ROMs I have here (scroll to the right to check ASCII text mentioning "[cas2rom64ks]"):

00000000 41 42 62 40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 5B 63 61 73 32 72 6F 6D 36 34 6B 73 5D 20 41 62 75 73 69 6D ABb@............[cas2rom64ks] Abusim
00000024 62 65 6C 20 50 72 6F 66 61 6E 61 74 69 6F 6E 20 21 00 40 46 AF 77 7E B7 20 02 70 C9 F3 CD 38 01 0F 0F E6 03 bel Profanation !.@F.w~. .p...8.....
00000048 4F 21 C1 FC 85 6F 7E E6 80 B1 4F 2C 2C 2C 2C 7E E6 0C B1 26 80 CD 24 00 FB C9 F3 ED 56 31 80 F3 CD 34 40 21 O!...o~...O,,,,~...&..$.....V1...4@!
0000006C E9 F3 36 0F 2C 36 01 2C 36 01 CD 72 00 01 01 E2 CD 47 00 AF                                                 ..6.,6.,6..r.....G..

It also often mentions "Kabish" as the author of the conversions ("Conversion por KABISH").

At least 115 tape games have been converted that way.

Van Wlcracks

Champion (326)

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04-03-2017, 06:03

If you get the execution adress of the cas game. Reset it after loading, move and dump the 32k to rom, i bet i could get 115 games to "work" in rom. If a game hasn't been written for rom and uses the rom memory as ram , it wont work. It would need to search ram in other slots or use hi memory. Were talkng real rom here not running emulator, sram or just move to &h4000.
And so, try to convert with just a copy protected cas games like aackosoft cas games, good luck.
Thats why i asked the cas game titles, maybe there are rom versions available or already converted out there?..

Van luppie

Paladin (854)

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04-03-2017, 10:58

These were the CAS games that were converted to ROM:

  • 180
  • 3DPool
  • AbusimbelProfanation
  • AftertheWar
  • Aliens
  • Amaurote
  • AstroMarineCorps
  • ArmyMoves
  • AsparGPMaster
  • AttackKillerTomatoes
  • Avenger
  • AventuraEspacial
  • Barbarian
  • Barbarian2
  • Batman
  • BestialWarrior
  • BlackBeard
  • Blasteroids
  • Bubbler
  • BuggyRanger
  • CamelotWarriors
  • ChessMaster2000
  • Chiller
  • ChoyLeeFutKFW
  • Coliseum
  • Colony
  • ComandoTracer
  • Cyberbig
  • Cyberun
  • DescubrimientoAmerica
  • Dustin
  • DynamiteDan
  • LaEspadaSagrada
  • Feud
  • FHinSouthManhattan
  • FMBasketMaster
  • FootballManagerWCE
  • GenghisKhan
  • Ghostbusters
  • Goody
  • Habilit
  • Hero
  • Humphrey
  • Hundra
  • Hypsys
  • Invasion
  • JungleWarrior
  • Klax
  • Kong'sRevenge
  • Krakout
  • LadySafari
  • LivingstoneSupongo2
  • LastMission
  • MacadamBumper
  • MatchDay2
  • MagicPinball
  • ManicMiner
  • MadMixGame
  • MadMixGame2
  • Martianoids
  • MichelFutbolMaster
  • MegaPhoenix
  • MutantMonty
  • Mythos
  • NuclearBowls
  • NavyMoves
  • Nonamed
  • Pentagram
  • PericoDelgadoMA
  • DrazenPetrovicBasket
  • Phantis
  • Phantomas2
  • PisoZero
  • PoderOscuro
  • PoliDiaz
  • Quasar
  • R.A.M.
  • RescateAtlantida
  • RexHard
  • Rock'n'Roller
  • Rocky
  • Satan
  • Score3020
  • SoldierOfLight
  • Sorcery
  • SpaceBusters
  • SpyvsSpyII
  • Starbyte
  • Temptations
  • Terminus
  • TheLightCorridor
  • TheLivingDaylights
  • TMNT
  • TripleComando
  • Tuareg
  • TurboGirl
  • Survivor
  • Survivors
  • SpaceWalk
  • Ulises
  • Valkyr
  • WestBank
  • WhoDaresWinsII
  • WinterGames
  • ZakilWood
  • Zona0

As far as I could find, the cas2rom utility was never released, only the converted games were released by Kabish.

Van Wlcracks

Champion (326)

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04-03-2017, 19:12

2 " random " picks

ghostbusters

http://www.generation-msx.nl/software/activision/ghostbuster...
on rom.

hero
http://www.generation-msx.nl/software/activision/hero/releas...
on rom also.

so hardly cassette conversions.

;)

Van hamlet

Scribe (2539)

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04-03-2017, 23:55

These games were common on sold tapes. Never heard of a Ghostbusterd disk version on MSX. I never hold a HERO cartridge in my hands, but would like to. It´s one of the games I´m comming back when I´m to suck with everything else.

Van Manuel

Ascended (15764)

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05-03-2017, 00:32

Several European tape games were sold in cartridge in Japan by Pony Canyon indeed. So for these official ROM versions exist.

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