Author Topic: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC)  (Read 21068 times)

longnosedgoblin

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Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC) [updated 2014-05-03]
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2014, 05:10:45 pm »
What BIOS file does this need, I have never used one for a CPC emulator before.  The programming loads the splash screen then goes back to the GCw menu.

ker (OP)

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Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC) [updated 2014-05-03]
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2014, 05:14:40 pm »
What BIOS file does this need, I have never used one for a CPC emulator before.  The programming loads the splash screen then goes back to the GCw menu.

I've this ones:
- amsdos.rom
- cpc464.rom
- cpc6128.rom
- cpc664.rom

longnosedgoblin

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Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC) [updated 2014-05-03]
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2014, 07:25:07 am »
Eventually found them all working now.

Optimus

Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC) [updated 2014-05-03]
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2014, 11:07:21 pm »
I want to run this but I fail. It returns me back in the gcw menu too.
Is it supposed to create empty folder to put roms? Or not?

I did created at home/cap32/bios and put the four roms inside. I guess, the ".cap32" with dot is a mistake in the post? (I can't create a .cap32)

Also I want to say, after I run the OPK, I cannot find any traces of files/folders created anywhere. Maybe it failed to install?
« Last Edit: May 06, 2014, 11:09:28 pm by Optimus »

ker (OP)

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Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC) [updated 2014-05-03]
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2014, 11:39:33 pm »
I want to run this but I fail. It returns me back in the gcw menu too.
Is it supposed to create empty folder to put roms? Or not?

I did created at home/cap32/bios and put the four roms inside. I guess, the ".cap32" with dot is a mistake in the post? (I can't create a .cap32)

Also I want to say, after I run the OPK, I cannot find any traces of files/folders created anywhere. Maybe it failed to install?

Dot is not a mistake. On first launch all needed folders are created under $HOME/.cap32/ folder. A folder started with a dot may be hidden for your browser.

Gab1975

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Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC) [updated 2014-05-03]
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2014, 07:08:18 am »
I want to run this but I fail. It returns me back in the gcw menu too.
Is it supposed to create empty folder to put roms? Or not?

You need to put all needed bios in the apposite folder, $home/.cap32/bios (as Ker told you), otherwise the emulator doesn't work... when it's running for the first time all needed congig.dirs are made, if you can't see them use the "page refresh" option in your FTP client! ;)

Gab1975

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Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC) [updated 2014-05-03]
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2014, 02:51:35 pm »
I noticed that after the implementation of double buffer sometimes the sound has little distorsions (not often), maybe this could be because the double buffer and the v-sync are strongly correlated, so also the drop of a single frame may have consequences!
It would be interesting to see if the use of triple buffer will solve this "little issue"... ;)

Optimus

Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC) [updated 2014-05-03]
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2014, 07:53:34 pm »
This is great, thanks for the suggestion.
The think is, at first I was login with ftp in total commander but couldn't see the hidden files. Then I enabled an option to view hidden files but still couldn't see it. At the end I navigated with Dingux Commander and did the job from there.

kaio

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Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC) [updated 2014-05-03]
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2014, 06:19:47 am »
Thanks for port!
I try to play "Elite (UK) (1986).dsk".
It works, but seems very slowly.
Can anybody test it on own Zero?
You can download Elite here.
GCW-Zero | JXD S602

Gab1975

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Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC) [updated 2014-05-03]
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2014, 07:12:21 am »
Thanks for port!
I try to play "Elite (UK) (1986).dsk".
It works, but seems very slowly.
Can anybody test it on own Zero?
You can download Elite here.

The game works well for me (I tried "Elite (UK) (1986).dsk")...
it runs at 100% speed (that is 50 fps), the wireframe rendering is slow, because it's slow in the original system (Amstrad CPC is an 8 bit home computer, and manage the wireframe objects it's heavy for his Z80A CPU)...

kaio

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Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC) [updated 2014-05-03]
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2014, 07:27:56 am »
Thanks for your test.
I'll try another platform to play Elite.
GCW-Zero | JXD S602

dmitry_smagin

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Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC) [updated 2014-05-03]
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2014, 08:00:43 am »
Thanks for your test.
I'll try another platform to play Elite.

Elite has been released for Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, NES and ZX Spectrum.

As far as I know emulators for GCW0, you can try NES (fceux), DOS (dosbox), MSX (openmsx) or ZX-Spectrum (unrealspeccyp) versions.
GCW-Zero prototype, Dingoo a320, Ritmix rzx-50, Dingoo a380, Xperia Play

ker (OP)

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Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC) [updated 2014-05-03]
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2014, 03:28:29 pm »
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ker (OP)

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Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC) [updated 2014-05-03]
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2014, 03:29:24 pm »
I've uploaded a version compiled with triple buffer. Some users have reported sound improvements with this version

van denhawk

Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC) [updated 2014-05-03]
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2014, 04:14:36 pm »
Thanks for the port ker. I loved my cpc464 and it was my first and most favourite games machine. So many great games and wonderful memories. I tried using the caprice emu on my GP2X a few years ago and found that the emu was flawed. One of my favourite games, Ikari warriors had scrolling problems because of v-sync issue I think. It made the game unplayable. I think it also had sound problems

Has the scrolling been fixed on this gcw version? I would love to play a super smooth, full 60fps emulated version of the game with perfect sound on my gcw.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2014, 04:31:28 pm by vampire8bit »

 

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