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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

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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

eltehero

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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 »

ker (OP)

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Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC) [updated 2014-05-03]
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2014, 04:31:04 pm »
Thanks for the port ker. I loved my cpc464 and it was my first and most favourite games machine. So many wonderful games and great 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.

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

CPC 464 with green screen was also my first "computer" ;-)

With double buffer compiled OPK you should not have vsync problems, but just download the emulator and try it. Ikari Warriors and all that great games are just a click away from you.

About sound, it's not perfect. You can try triple buffer version. Some users reported sound improvements with this version.

Anyway, if you decide to give it an oportunity I invite you to return here and share with us your opinion :D

Gab1975

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Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC) [updated 2014-05-03]
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2014, 04:39:22 pm »
About sound, it's not perfect. You can try triple buffer version. Some users reported sound improvements with this version.

With the double buffer version I noticed some little sound distortion (not often)... this "little issue" seems to be solved with the new triple buffer version... ;)

ker (OP)

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Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC) [updated 2014-05-25]
« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2014, 02:58:12 pm »
Update:
- Unified emulator menu button implemented. You can press Power slider or Start+Select to enter menu
- Updated PNGs and menu emulator name

surfi80

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Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC) [updated 2014-05-25]
« Reply #33 on: May 25, 2014, 03:12:35 pm »
Ker thanks for the great work you doing
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Gab1975

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Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC)
« Reply #34 on: May 25, 2014, 04:44:34 pm »
Thanks for the update ker! :)
... just one thing, you forgot to update the "triple buffer" release! :P

ker (OP)

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Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC)
« Reply #35 on: May 25, 2014, 09:44:30 pm »
Triple buffer version will not be updated until sound improvement can be confirm by another users.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2014, 07:34:05 am by ker »

Timepilot2084

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Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC)
« Reply #36 on: June 01, 2014, 06:12:47 am »
Please forgive me, but I haven't had much experience with the CPC or CPC emulation...  I'm having trouble getting it to work on the Zero.  I've double checked the paths and disk/start-up settings, but every time I load a disk image and try to run it, I get the PRESS PLAY THEN ANY KEY: message...  what am I doing wrong?  Even if I try manual load or the CAT command, I'm getting PRESS PLAY, like it is expecting a tape.  Thanks for reading.
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Gab1975

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Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC)
« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2014, 07:16:52 am »
Please forgive me, but I haven't had much experience with the CPC or CPC emulation...  I'm having trouble getting it to work on the Zero.  I've double checked the paths and disk/start-up settings, but every time I load a disk image and try to run it, I get the PRESS PLAY THEN ANY KEY: message...  what am I doing wrong?  Even if I try manual load or the CAT command, I'm getting PRESS PLAY, like it is expecting a tape.  Thanks for reading.

When you select the disk images with "Load Disk A" option, they are loaded automatically... the "disk images" can be zipped or unzipped and they must be in .dsk format... :)

ker (OP)

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Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC)
« Reply #38 on: June 01, 2014, 07:32:22 am »
Please forgive me, but I haven't had much experience with the CPC or CPC emulation...  I'm having trouble getting it to work on the Zero.  I've double checked the paths and disk/start-up settings, but every time I load a disk image and try to run it, I get the PRESS PLAY THEN ANY KEY: message...  what am I doing wrong?  Even if I try manual load or the CAT command, I'm getting PRESS PLAY, like it is expecting a tape.  Thanks for reading.

$HOME/.cap32/bios/ directory is the only one needed. As you can lauch the emulator you can be sure you have a proper bios directory. A proper /bios directory with wrong rom files will cause a black screen when you try to load any disk, so it looks as you have proper rom also. The rest of paths are not needed to load a disk.

On menu just select "Load Disk A" option and a file browser will appear. Select the disk you want to load and press A. If the disk is loaded correctly you will see a yellow "File loaded!" message and disk will load automatically (as @Gab1975 just explained). You can return to main menu pressing select+start or pulling power slider.

ker (OP)

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Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC)
« Reply #39 on: June 01, 2014, 07:32:37 am »
I hate quote button =(