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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

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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

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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 »

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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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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.

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

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Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC)
« Reply #40 on: June 01, 2014, 05:22:01 pm »
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.

Hmmm...  all the files are in .dsk format, unzipped.  After navigating to the folder and selecting a file, I see the yellow "File loaded!" message alright.  Then, it switches to the blue screen with yellow text (Amstrad 128K Microcomputer... and so on) and automatically types RUN"NAME OF GAME.BAS and then hits RETURN.  The CPC then prompts me with a "Press PLAY then any key:"  but when I hit a key, it just locks up.  I thought perhaps it was loading, and so waited for a few minutes, but got nothing even after 5 mins., plus I'm thrown off by the "Press PLAY..."  (A message generally reserved for tape loads.)  Perhaps my .dsk files are bad?  Doubtful, though.  Any suggestions?  Thanks again, for reading and answering.  I'm an old hand at emulation, but unfamiliar with the Amstrad CPC.
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Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC)
« Reply #41 on: June 01, 2014, 08:13:43 pm »
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.

Hmmm...  all the files are in .dsk format, unzipped.  After navigating to the folder and selecting a file, I see the yellow "File loaded!" message alright.  Then, it switches to the blue screen with yellow text (Amstrad 128K Microcomputer... and so on) and automatically types RUN"NAME OF GAME.BAS and then hits RETURN.  The CPC then prompts me with a "Press PLAY then any key:"  but when I hit a key, it just locks up.  I thought perhaps it was loading, and so waited for a few minutes, but got nothing even after 5 mins., plus I'm thrown off by the "Press PLAY..."  (A message generally reserved for tape loads.)  Perhaps my .dsk files are bad?  Doubtful, though.  Any suggestions?  Thanks again, for reading and answering.  I'm an old hand at emulation, but unfamiliar with the Amstrad CPC.

It should start automatically just after the run" command. I'll take a look today after dinner.

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Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC)
« Reply #42 on: June 01, 2014, 08:18:21 pm »
Hmmm...  all the files are in .dsk format, unzipped.  After navigating to the folder and selecting a file, I see the yellow "File loaded!" message alright.  Then, it switches to the blue screen with yellow text (Amstrad 128K Microcomputer... and so on) and automatically types RUN"NAME OF GAME.BAS and then hits RETURN.  The CPC then prompts me with a "Press PLAY then any key:"  but when I hit a key, it just locks up.  I thought perhaps it was loading, and so waited for a few minutes, but got nothing even after 5 mins., plus I'm thrown off by the "Press PLAY..."  (A message generally reserved for tape loads.)  Perhaps my .dsk files are bad?  Doubtful, though.  Any suggestions?  Thanks again, for reading and answering.  I'm an old hand at emulation, but unfamiliar with the Amstrad CPC.

Did you put the amsdos.rom in the $HOME/.cap32/bios folder? This ROM is needed to enable the floppy disk emulation...

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Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC)
« Reply #43 on: June 01, 2014, 08:22:04 pm »
Did you put the amsdos.rom in the $HOME/.cap32/bios folder? This ROM is needed to enable the floppy disk emulation...

I think emulator should crash if amsdos.rom is not present. I'll take a look to code later.

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Re: Caprice32 (Amstrad CPC)
« Reply #44 on: June 01, 2014, 08:42:08 pm »
I tried to remove the amsdos.rom and the result is the same of Timepilot2084... the disk image is loaded and in the Amstrad CPC BASIC screen appears the system message "Press PLAY then any key:"

 

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