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Title: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on May 19, 2020, 03:56:52 PM
Hi guys,
this is a topic dedicated to the game consoles... in other words, I'll only treat the games for the home systems already emulated by FBN.

Currently the home systems emulated by FBN are:

ColecoVision

MSX (first generation)

NEC PC-Engine/TurboGrafx-16

Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom
Nintendo Famicom Disk System

SEGA SG-1000
SEGA Master System/Mark III
SEGA Game Gear
SEGA Megadrive

Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K/128K

SNK NeoGeo Pocket (Color)

Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on May 19, 2020, 04:05:45 PM
The first post is related to the English Translated version of Megadrive "Madou Monogatari I" (Sorcery Saga I)... now this "dungeon crawler" RPG by Compile is fully playable in english language! ;)
This is the link to the ips translation file: https://www.romhacking.net/translations/5388/
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on May 19, 2020, 04:11:13 PM
This game was added by barbudreadmon... RetroSouls' Gluf, a very funny action-puzzle game for Megadrive! ;)
Here the link to the official website: https://retrosouls.itch.io/gluf-16bit
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on May 19, 2020, 04:20:25 PM
Now it's the turn of PC-Engine:
- Atlantean (a "Defender" style game) [ http://aetherbyte.com/aetherbyte-atlantean_for_pc-engine_and_turbografx-16.html ]
- City Hunter (English Translation) [ https://www.romhacking.net/translations/4517/ ]
- Maison Ikkoku (English Translation) [ https://www.romhacking.net/translations/724/ ]
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on May 19, 2020, 06:48:20 PM
Gab75, very nice additions!  Thanks :)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on May 20, 2020, 05:46:50 AM
New additions by dink... ;)

NES/Famicom:
- all Famista games (from '89 to '94). Family Stadium is a series of baseball games released by Namco in Japan.
- Fantastic Adventure of Dizzy, the
- International Cricket

PC-Engine
- R-type part2 v1.1
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on May 20, 2020, 11:15:15 AM
This time is the turn of MSX... 5 new homebrew games (MSXdev Contest) added to the roster! ;)
Draconic Throne (horizonal shoot'em up)
Linez (puzzle game)
Quartet (puzzle game)
Xracing (racing, top-view)
XSplelunker (platform game)

PS: I added the initials "HB" to all MSX homebrew games, now  identify them in the FBN "Select Game" menu should be easier.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on May 20, 2020, 01:23:28 PM
XRacing is quite an amazing feat - it manages to do smooth scrolling on a computer+vdp that is incapable of doing smooth scrolling :)  It's also a fun little racing game with a nice soundtrack.

Thanks for taking the time to add these, Gab75!

best regards,
- dink
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on May 20, 2020, 02:00:45 PM
XRacing is quite an amazing feat - it manages to do smooth scrolling on a computer+vdp that is incapable of doing smooth scrolling :)  It's also a fun little racing game with a nice soundtrack.

Thanks for taking the time to add these, Gab75!


You're welcome! :)
Among other things, Xracing was the winner of MSXDev'18 Contest... probably it's the best (or one of the best) top-view racing game on MSX 1 !

PS: this game brings to my mind the "legendary" Gremlin's Super Cars (I played a lot with the Amiga version) ! ;)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Kev on May 20, 2020, 04:37:53 PM
You're welcome! :)
Among other things, Xracing was the winner of MSXDev'18 Contest... probably it's the best (or one of the best) top-view racing game on MSX 1 !

PS: this game brings to my mind the "legendary" Gremlin's Super Cars (I played a lot with the Amiga version) ! ;)

Looking forward to trying Xracing out. I am a big fan of top down car games :)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on May 21, 2020, 01:57:56 AM
Looking forward to trying Xracing out. I am a big fan of top down car games :)

I'm sure that you will not be disappointed... as dink wrote, this game has a very smooth scrolling (a rare feature for the MSX 1 games) ;)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on May 21, 2020, 02:26:44 AM
5 new NES/Famicom homebrew games added by dink... :)
- Che-man (a funny and "strange" platform game)
- EeeAaaOoo (not a real game, but a peculiar "tech-demo")
- FallingTiles (a Zapper light-gun game)
- Machine Caves (a Thrust style game)
- Wolfling (a very nice platform game, IMHO the best of the "lot")
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on May 21, 2020, 09:17:05 AM
Now back to the MSX... I added two puzzle games made by RetroSouls: Twinlight and Yazzie
http://www.retrosouls.net/?page_id=957
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on May 21, 2020, 09:18:27 AM
After playing MSX Yazzie, I love this version!  Much better than the Megadrive - I think the 8 bit nature suits this game better. (My opinion, of course!)

best regards,
- dink
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on May 21, 2020, 09:41:39 AM
After playing MSX Yazzie, I love this version!  Much better than the Megadrive - I think the 8 bit nature suits this game better. (My opinion, of course!)

IIRC the game was born on ZX Spectrum (the MSX version should be the same), the Megadrive version, with the scrolling background and the bigger sprites, is a "reinterpretation" ... when you say "worse is better" ! :P :)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on May 22, 2020, 12:14:21 AM
The genre infos have been updated for all SEGA Master System and Game Gear games... I hope it might be to help! :)
Moreover I added 3 new titles in the Game Gear roster... one HB game and two translation hacks.
Dangerous Demolition (HB)
Godzilla - Kaijuu Daishingeki (english translation)
Madou Monogatari iii - Kyuukyoku Joou-Sama (english translation)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on May 22, 2020, 12:25:17 AM
I love games that have the amazing innovation of that was around in the early 80s. 

Dangerous Demolition looks simple, but its actually a totally new take on an old genre: Breakout.
Kinda like a breakout shoot-em-up.  But, you're a little guy that runs around with a shooter instead of the paddle :D

best regards,
- dink
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on May 24, 2020, 12:12:47 AM
Now it's the turn of four Megadrive homebrews... ;)
Custodian (Atari ST porting of the homonymous title)
Griel's Quest for the Holy Porron (a sequel/evolution of MSX Griel's Quest for the Sangraal)
Wolfenstein 3D (probably the first popular FPS, this version is very smooth considering the "simple" megadrive hardware)
Zooming Secretary (a simple, but funny, action-puzzle game)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on May 24, 2020, 02:34:14 AM
MSX stuff... 2 "old" european games and 5 "new" homebrew games! ;)

Buddhagillie
Oh Mummy!!
Operation Wolf (Ocean ed.)
Subcommander
Tales of Popolon
Uchusen Gamma
Yiazzie Remastered
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on May 26, 2020, 11:08:00 AM
A big thanks to the work of iq_132 (with the help of dink)... now the Neo Geo Pocket (B&W and Color) is emulated by FBNeo !
Hereunder some snapshots... ;)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on May 27, 2020, 02:37:42 PM
Similarly to Master System/Game Gear "rosters", the genre infos have been updated for all SG-1000 games! :)
There's a shortage of homebrew games for this system... so I was able to add only two new homebrews to the list (by Mojon Twins):
Cheril Perils Classic
Jet Paco
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on May 29, 2020, 12:45:02 AM
Six new MSX games are emulated by FBN (5 homebrews and 1 old european release):
Dot Attack (shooter 2 players only)
Guru Logic (puzzle game)
Majikazo (maze/puzzle game)
Tina's Adventure Island (platform game)
Traffic Jam (puzzle game)
Xybots (ZX Spectrum conversion)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Bad Dude on May 29, 2020, 09:20:47 AM
Very cool these console games. I never player NeoGeo Pocket before. So, I will do it now!
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on May 29, 2020, 09:40:50 AM
Tina's Adventure Island is really great, definitely one for WonderBoy fans.  I played this almost an hour yesterday!

Enjoy :)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on May 29, 2020, 11:15:25 AM
Tina's Adventure Island >> Hudson's Adventure Island >> Wonder Boy
... a sort of "videogaming love triangle" ! :P
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on May 30, 2020, 09:52:09 AM
4 new NES/Famicom homebrews added by dink! ;)
Aspect Star N
Blood Fall
Super Homebrew War
Veggie Invasion
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Bad Dude on May 30, 2020, 12:30:53 PM
Hey mister gentleman Gab... Thanks for make us updated!
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on May 30, 2020, 01:37:35 PM
The "poor" ColecoVision felt a bit "neglected", so I added 11 homebrew games! :P
Burn Rubber
Caos Begins (MSX conv.)
Caverns of Titan (MSX conv.)
Heroes Arena (MSX conv.)
Jeepers Creepers
Kralizec Tetris
Shmup! (MSX conv.)
Shouganai (MSX conv.)
Sir Ababol
Stray Cat (MSX conv.)
Traffic Jam (MSX conv.)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on May 31, 2020, 01:34:27 AM
3 old "euro" .cas games added to the MSX "roster" (Batman "euro ed.", Chase H.Q. and Out Run)

A big thanks to dink for fixing a bug related to MSX Out Run! :)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Al82 on May 31, 2020, 12:38:20 PM
Just wanted to say thank you for showing the MSX and other computers some love - very much appreciated!
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on May 31, 2020, 01:01:33 PM
Just wanted to say thank you for showing the MSX and other computers some love - very much appreciated!

You're welcome! :)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on June 01, 2020, 04:29:15 AM
4 new additions for NES/Famicom (3 english translations of jap titles and 1 custom hack)
Ganbare Goemon! - Karakuri Douchuu (T-Eng)
Kaiketsu Yancha Maru 2 - Karakuri Land (T-Eng)
Outlanders (T-Eng)
Metroid - Origin Enhanced (Hack of Metroid)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on June 02, 2020, 11:04:09 AM
Sega Master System Phantasy Star (Jpn) "translation patch 2.00 edition" (by Power SMS!) is now available on the FBN roster! :)
https://www.smspower.org/forums/17975-PhantasyStarRetranslation200Released

PS: I suggest to activate the 'FM Unit Emulation' from DIPswitches (Ctrl+F5), the YM2413 improved musics are very cool! ;)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on June 03, 2020, 12:44:53 AM
Hi guys,
I added the support to various MSX homebrews (to be honest, one of the new additions is an "old" euro cassette game... Grandslam Space Harrier II)
50 Metres (Cobinee, 2018)
Ace Gun (Cobinee, 2020)
Cat (Cobinee, 2018)
Daedalian Opus (Karoshi Corp., 2006)
Foggy Quest (John Blythe, 2017)
Kralizec Tetris v2 (Kralizec, 2005)
Lizard Willy (Sfranck72, 2016)
Space Harrier II (Grandslam, 1990)
Witches (Cobinee, 2019)
Z - Mazin Go (Cobinee, 2018)

Hereunder some example screenshots (not for all titles):
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on June 03, 2020, 03:26:42 PM
KMFDManic and dink added various ColecoVision Homebrews... thanks guys! :)

Danger Tower (SGM)
Flora and the Ghost Mirror
J.E.T.P.A.C. (SGM)
Joust (SGM)
King's Valley (SGM)
Kung-Fu Master (SGM)
Mappy (SGM)
Ninja Princess (SG-1000 conv.)
Ozma Wars
Space Invaders Collection
Subroc Super Game (SGM)
Super Pac-Man (SGM)
Thexder (SGM)
Txupinazo! (SGM)
Wonder Boy (SG-1000 conv.)

Hereunder some example screenshots (not for all titles):
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on June 03, 2020, 03:46:25 PM
Sega Master System Phantasy Star (Jpn) "translation patch 2.00 edition" (by Power SMS!) is now available on the FBN roster! :)
https://www.smspower.org/forums/17975-PhantasyStarRetranslation200Released

PS: I suggest to activate the 'FM Unit Emulation' from DIPswitches (Ctrl+F5), the YM2413 improved musics are very cool! ;)

I'm enjoying a lot the FM music for this game... should I mention that there are several patches that activate FM for some western SMS games?

https://www.smspower.org/Hacks/BattleOutRun-SMS-FM-Mod
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3663/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3662/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/572/

And thanks for those MSX additions!
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on June 04, 2020, 12:42:54 AM
I'm enjoying a lot the FM music for this game... should I mention that there are several patches that activate FM for some western SMS games?

https://www.smspower.org/Hacks/BattleOutRun-SMS-FM-Mod
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3663/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3662/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/572/

And thanks for those MSX additions!

Hi Neville, you're welcome! :)

Thanks for the tip... the YM2413 patched versions will be available on the SMS roster soon! ;)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: KMFDManic on June 04, 2020, 09:25:30 AM
KMFDManic and dink added various ColecoVision Homebrews... thanks guys! :)

Danger Tower (SGM)
Flora and the Ghost Mirror
J.E.T.P.A.C. (SGM)
Joust (SGM)
King's Valley (SGM)
Kung-Fu Master (SGM)
Mappy (SGM)
Ninja Princess (SG-1000 conv.)
Ozma Wars
Space Invaders Collection
Subroc Super Game (SGM)
Super Pac-Man (SGM)
Thexder (SGM)
Txupinazo! (SGM)
Wonder Boy (SG-1000 conv.)

Hereunder some example screenshots (not for all titles):

Greetings, Gab75 and dink and whomever else is in this thread and site reading this!:)

  I joined on Dink's suggestion.  I will be doing a showcase video of all of the Coleco Additions.  Due to the simple fact that my childhood dream of getting a C64 was bursted by getting an ADAM computer, instead...I now have nostalgia for ADAM/Coleco:)  But, it all worked out!  I still got to enjoy C64, truly for the first time, within just the last few years!  I had some great fun with Coleco/ADAM, and even Atari 2600 games, which also worked with the Coleco Add-On Peripheral for ADAM.  I definitely had a lot of fun with it, and played the hell out of Buck Rogers SGM and Dragon's Lair SGM.  When Dink added Dragon's Lair SGM to FBNEO, it was like Xmas for me.  Literally, the one single game in all of existence that I wanted to play again!  Of course, I also thank Team Pixelboy and whomever else for the nice conversion!  We just need the SGM of Donkey Kong, some day, some how!

  Will follow-up when my video is done and posted!  And, also enjoying seeing the other homebrews and such added for the other systems, NES, MSX, etc.  And, as I told Dink, I used to dread even hearing the word homebrew!  It takes a good one to get my attention!  Abobo's Big Adventure was the true first one to show me they could be fun!

  I may add the Bubble Bobble and DK Hacks to my MAME 2003 Xtreme Core, as I haven't really added many of those yet.  They have been surprisingly gimmicky and cool, between the two subsets.  My biggest concerns were fixing up games that had control issues, which I did in my last Release.  Over 100 games had predesignated controls that were on a keyboard (useless for pick up and play with a controller), such as Xybots, Ikari Warriors, etc.  I wanted ALL of these to default use L1/R1, which worked out great!  Arcadez2003 and Grant2258 and Gpstar and BigBlueFrontEnd have all been really cool when it comes to working with MAME, collaboration wise.  Sometimes, it isn't just the homebrews or hacks that get my attention...But, also games it seems almost noone even knew existed, such as the spiritual sequel to Strider, made by the same devs, Cannon Dancer AKA Osman.  Quite an interesting game to check out.

Be back in a bit with the video showing some of these fun ventures in action.  Fruits of the labor, so to speak:) 

Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on June 04, 2020, 11:14:41 AM
Welcome KMFDManic! :)

The homebrews help to keep alive the old consoles/computers. Some years ago I was quite wary toward them, I thought (wrongly) that they had a very poor quality level in most cases... I'm happy to say (write) the facts proved me wrong! ;)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on June 05, 2020, 12:47:03 AM
I added the support to 4 new Megadrive homebrew games:
Beggar Prince (English version)
Cascade
Puzzli v1.1
Magic Girl featuring Ling Ling the little Witch (English version)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: KMFDManic on June 05, 2020, 07:34:55 PM
Awesome Job Gab75.  I have a ColecoVision Homebrew Video Uploading now.  Just refresh my channel and you will probably see it pop up in an hour or so.  It will be Playstation Classic - ColecoVision Homebrew FTW!:)  I go through all the games that worked for me!  Video is a little longer than my normal ones.  But, it was fun going through a good 40 games.  I will do more of these, and move onto showcasing the other fun stuff like PC-Engine, MD, etc, that are also FBNEO worthy:)  Thanks again, both you and dink!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoRrbw6gyi4KRPGUNnVVjMQ
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on June 05, 2020, 11:52:50 PM
Awesome Job Gab75.  I have a ColecoVision Homebrew Video Uploading now.  Just refresh my channel and you will probably see it pop up in an hour or so.  It will be Playstation Classic - ColecoVision Homebrew FTW!:)  I go through all the games that worked for me!  Video is a little longer than my normal ones.  But, it was fun going through a good 40 games.  I will do more of these, and move onto showcasing the other fun stuff like PC-Engine, MD, etc, that are also FBNEO worthy:)  Thanks again, both you and dink!

Thanks to you! :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMsdpKTmQHs

PS: I never played to the ColecoVision version of Dragon's Lair, but from what I see it's very similar to the C64 version. During the 80s I played a lot with the CBM version, I still remember that I demolished,  literally speaking, a "poor joystick"... "childlike aggressiveness" ! :P
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on June 06, 2020, 10:48:13 AM
I'm enjoying a lot the FM music for this game... should I mention that there are several patches that activate FM for some western SMS games?

https://www.smspower.org/Hacks/BattleOutRun-SMS-FM-Mod
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3663/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3662/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/572/

Sega Master System "FM Mod" versions added to the roster! :)

PS: Sonic The Hedgehog "FM Mod" was already in the roster, I just set FM sound as default.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on June 06, 2020, 11:15:04 AM
Very cool, thank you!
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on June 07, 2020, 02:41:54 PM
Three new adds to the Megadrive roster... 2 homebrew games and 1 Tech-Demo:
Bad Apple (Tech-Demo)
FX-Unit Yuki: The Henshin Engine (a porting from PC Engine CD, "compressed" in a 6 MB cartridge)
Omega Blast (a "bullets hell" vertical shoot'em up)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on June 10, 2020, 01:53:33 AM
4 new adds for the "Master System" roster. 2 homebrew games, 1 tech-demo and 1 eng-translation of a japanese title! ;)
Astro Force (HB, vertical shoot'em up)
Bad Apple (Tech-Demo)
Baluba Balok (HB, a "Baluba-louk no Densetsu" retelling)
High School! Kimengumi (english translation)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on June 13, 2020, 09:18:09 AM
6 new adds for the Megadrive roster. 4 Homebrew games, 1 improvement hack and 1 translation hack! ;)
ASAP Plz (HB)
Bahamut Senki (english translation)
Capoeira Boy (HB)
INKtober (HB)
Prince of Persia 2 - Remastered Edition (Hack)
Xump2 (HB)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on June 16, 2020, 10:34:18 AM
6 new games for the MSX... 2 "old" euro games and 4 most recent homebrews! ;)
After Burner (1988)
Dr. Pill (2009 - )
Ghosts'n Goblins (2008)
Hans' Adventure (2010)
Jet Bomber (1985)
QBIQS (2010)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on June 17, 2020, 10:08:08 AM
Very cool. However, "Afterburner (Euro)" doesn't work properly here. After you choose controls it's supposed to load from the start of side B,and I don't think it's doing so.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on June 17, 2020, 10:45:14 AM
Neville,
Do you go to dips (ctrl-f5, or via mouse) and select side b for tape?
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on June 17, 2020, 02:21:36 PM
Very cool. However, "Afterburner (Euro)" doesn't work properly here. After you choose controls it's supposed to load from the start of side B,and I don't think it's doing so.

As dink wrote, you need to go into DIPswitch settings (ctrl+f5) and select side B for tape... moreover, for a proper functioning, the operation must be done when appears the first notice (see the following snapshot) ;)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on June 17, 2020, 04:36:07 PM
I didn't know I had to do that. In that case, forget what I said earlier, and thanks for the tip.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on June 17, 2020, 06:57:01 PM
I didn't know I had to do that. In that case, forget what I said earlier, and thanks for the tip.

At least we don't make you rewind the tape!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on June 18, 2020, 12:58:39 AM
Now it's the NES/Famicom time... 9 new homebrews (8 games and 1 demo) ;)
Bad Apple (tech-Demo)
Cadaverion
Chase
Cheril Perils Classic
Driar
Dushlan
Sir Ababol Remastered Edition
Underground Adventure
Wo Xiang Niao Niao
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on June 18, 2020, 10:34:01 AM
At least we don't make you rewind the tape!  :biggrin:

Or write down tape counter figures. Sometimes I had to do that in the old days.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on June 21, 2020, 10:28:49 AM
5 new adds for the Game Gear... 4 english translation hacks and 1 homebrew title! ;)
Crayon Shin-Chan
Eternal Legend
GG Turrican Demo v1.0 (HB)
Moldorian the Sisters of Light and Darkness
Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon S

EDIT: added other translation hack (thanks to Neville for the tip/reporting! :) )
Sorcery Saga II - Arle, Age 16
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on June 25, 2020, 02:10:17 AM
A new add for NES/Famicom... someone could say: just one addition? But this single add is probably the best Pac-Man version ever made on 8-16 bit systems! ;)
Pac-Man Championship Edition
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on June 25, 2020, 02:24:28 AM
And now it's the MSX time: 7 "old" cassette games and 7 homebrew games. So have fun... I hope!  :p

Homebrews: Dodgin' Raven, Drink It!, Isitar 7, Mars Lander, Nogalious Demo, Sou-Ko-Ban Pocket Edition, Virus LQP-79

Cassette games: Avenger, Desperado, Elidon, Frog, Merlin, Speed King, Thing Bounces Back

hereunder the "homebrews" snapshots:
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on June 25, 2020, 02:27:54 AM
Hereunder the "cassette games" snapshots:
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on June 25, 2020, 10:47:48 AM
Looking for the new MSX games, turns out Virus LQP-79 (HB, v1.1) [Homebrew] has a newer version. It's freely available at http://www.msxdev.org/2018/05/10/msxdev18-3rd-entry-virus-lqp-79/
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on June 26, 2020, 01:02:13 AM
Looking for the new MSX games, turns out Virus LQP-79 (HB, v1.1) [Homebrew] has a newer version. It's freely available at http://www.msxdev.org/2018/05/10/msxdev18-3rd-entry-virus-lqp-79/

Thanks for the tip! :) Support to v1.2 added... on GitHub soon! :)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on June 28, 2020, 01:24:12 AM
Six new entries for Sega Master System. 3 "hack-homebrew" games and 3 "FM Mod" revisions:
Alex Kidd 3 - Curse in Miracle World (hack)
Duke Nukem (hack)
Papi Commando in CPP Land (hack)
Dynamite Dux (FM Mod)
Rambo III (FM Mod)
Summer Games (FM Mod)

Hereunder the snapshots related to hack-homebrew games:
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on July 02, 2020, 01:38:34 AM
7 new adds for the NES/Famicom roster:
From Below
Gaplus
Legend of Zelda DX
MultiDuDe
Nim & Nom
Super Mario Bros DX
Yun R5
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on July 02, 2020, 09:39:56 AM
Hello friends,
There are 2 really amazing games in this batch:
From Below - it's Tetris, but with a twist - the octopus throws blocks up on the screen if you're too slow at clearing lines, the music is great, the game is great, it goes between day/night/seasons.  Super polished game.

Nim & Nom - you jump around and eat things, it's really addicting as well as cute :)

Some people like to avoid homebrews, but these are really commercial-quality - check it out!

best regards,
- dink
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on July 03, 2020, 12:43:10 AM
Some people like to avoid homebrews, but these are really commercial-quality - check it out!

Some years ago I was one of those "who liked to avoid homebrews"... of course, there're lousy homebrews, but there're excellent homebrews too... in some cases, they reach a higher quality level than many old commercial games ! ;)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on July 09, 2020, 01:14:55 AM
Three new Megadrive games...
- Bill's Tomato Game
- Mega Mindtris (thanks to dink for fixing it)
- Papi Commando Remix
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on July 13, 2020, 12:53:56 AM
Hi guys... 4 new titles for the Megadrive roster (3 homebrews and 1 unlicensed game):
Bug Hunt (HB)
Doroppu (HB)
Teenage Queen The Demo (HB)
Tom Clown (Unl)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on July 13, 2020, 01:05:25 AM
Thanks Gab!  Bug Hunt is a funny game :)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: barbudreadmon on July 13, 2020, 07:13:06 AM
Added this one a few weeks ago but forgot to mention it, it's a homebrew named tronow on megadrive (yes, it's based on tron), it supports up to 4 players. I guess you could consider the gameplay as similar to snake
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on July 15, 2020, 02:43:09 AM
A small add for MSX (one new homebrew)... but a great game (an evolution of Gradius/Nemesis with a smooth scrooling!)
The Menace from Triton (Brain Games, 2020)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on July 15, 2020, 01:52:00 PM
There's one small problem with "The Menace from Triton". The driver expects v1.0, but a bugfix has already appeared at https://github.com/santiontanon/triton/releases
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on July 15, 2020, 02:53:36 PM
There's one small problem with "The Menace from Triton". The driver expects v1.0, but a bugfix has already appeared at https://github.com/santiontanon/triton/releases

The issue has already been solved... dink updated the game release to 1.0.1 ! :)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on July 16, 2020, 09:20:03 AM
Cool  :cool:

Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on July 16, 2020, 10:40:14 PM
The Menace from Triton is great!  Thanks for finding this and hooking it up to fbn :)

best regards,
- dink
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on July 18, 2020, 12:05:52 PM
Hi guys, added the support for 5 new MSX games (4 old 80s title and 1 new 2020 homebrew)
PS: also updated The Menace from Triton to version v1.0.2 ! ;)

Booga-Boo (1986)
Eddie Kidd Jump Challenge (1985)
Heavy Boxing (1983)
Slap Shot (1985)
Stupid Martians (HB, 2020)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on July 22, 2020, 01:10:34 AM
Other 4 games for the MSX roster (3 new 2020 Homebrews and 1 old cartridge game):
Alcazar
Cuncuna (HB)
Jaasta (HB)
Snowboarding (HB)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: barbudreadmon on July 23, 2020, 03:48:31 AM
Added support for this genesis sf2 hack : https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/5273/

There is a presentation video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdzKJUrCCeY.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on July 23, 2020, 11:17:35 AM
Cool!  :cool:
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on July 24, 2020, 12:51:35 AM
Now two new adds for the ColecoVision... the SGM (Super Game Module) versions of Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr! ;)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on July 24, 2020, 04:33:56 AM
... and now four new Megadrive titles (2 original homebrews, 1 Chinese RPG fully translated and 1 unofficial porting)
Brave Battle Saga - Legend of the Magic Warrior (Ch)
Metal Blast 2277 (HB)
Pringles the Game (HB)
Yie Ar Kung-Fu (HB)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on July 26, 2020, 12:05:28 PM
Three new homebrews for three different home consoles:
Arno Dash (a Boulder Dash clone for SEGA SG1000)
Block Puzzle (a puzzle game with the tetris pieces for MSX)
Journey to the Center of the Alien (an odd platform-game, "signed" The Mojon Twis, for the NES)

PS: MSX "the Menace from Triton" has been updated to version 1.1.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on July 29, 2020, 12:36:46 AM
A small MSX roster upgrade... Block Puzzle, Snowboarding and Stupid Martians have been updates to the latest versions, moreover 3 new adds (1 new homebrew and 2 old games):
L'Abbaye des Morts (HB, 2020)
Molecula Man (1986)
Pac-Land (1988)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Bad Dude on August 03, 2020, 10:51:06 AM
Hello, dear friends!
Is there AIR ZONK in Final Burn Neo? I search it out, but can't finded. If there's not, what are you guys waiting for?  :biggrin:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/df/AirZonk.jpg)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: iq_132 on August 03, 2020, 12:58:37 PM
Hello, dear friends!
Is there AIR ZONK in Final Burn Neo? I search it out, but can't finded. If there's not, what are you guys waiting for?  :biggrin:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/df/AirZonk.jpg)
Air Zonk, unfortunately doesn't work in FBN's PCE implementation. I'm positive it has to do with interrupt timing, but I was never able to iron it out.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on August 03, 2020, 02:36:47 PM
I tried many many times, no luck getting Air Zonk to work, but I will try again sometime!

best regards,
- dink
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Bad Dude on August 03, 2020, 04:31:51 PM
I didnt know about that. I just thought it was a forgotten title, but how can one forgot a classic like this one.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on August 05, 2020, 01:10:03 AM
Four new entries for the MSX roster (three 2020 homebrews and one old cassette game) + Block Puzzle update (v1.2):
Anchors Aweigh v1.1 (HB)
Chambers of Thyrea (HB)
Freddy Hardest (1987)
Freedom Fighter (HB)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on August 06, 2020, 12:56:13 AM
SMS Psychic World v1.2 enhancement hack (added by dink).
This hack adds double-tap left/right to run and other enhancements... ;)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on August 06, 2020, 12:59:02 AM
NES Jay and Silent Bob Mall Brawl... a very good scrolling beat'em up (indie HB, 2020).
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Stifu on August 06, 2020, 05:03:24 PM
Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl looks pretty nice and fun, but I thought we had a rule not to support games that just got released to avoid undermining their sales.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on August 06, 2020, 07:23:38 PM
Stifu, good question, earlier this year the rule has been overturned due to the simple facts:
One can buy these homebrew roms and play it on any nes emulator, why not fbn?
fbn supporting recent homebrews has lead to people finding a good game and supporting it.

best regards,
- dink
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on August 07, 2020, 12:38:00 AM
Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl looks pretty nice and fun, but I thought we had a rule not to support games that just got released to avoid undermining their sales.

FBN supports the game, the users can buy the game/ROM and use FBN to play with it... this also applies to all copyrighted games (Capcom, Konami, Nintendo, Sega, Taito, etc...)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on August 07, 2020, 09:28:29 AM
Yep, times are changing (for the best) - where one can now purchase a game and have legitimate access to the rom, that's a good thing. :)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on August 14, 2020, 04:25:56 AM
9 new games (homebrews and/or portings) for the ColecoVision roster... and soon other additions! ;)
Astro Dodge
Astro Invader
Children of the Night
Kung-Fu Master
Mario Bros
Secret of the Moai
Star Force (SGM)
The Stone of Wisdom
Wizard of Wor


Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on August 14, 2020, 10:24:38 AM
I have some questions regarding ColecoVision games... how do you enter "coins" in Mario Bros.? And how you can map the "menu" key for another game?
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on August 14, 2020, 02:08:56 PM
Neville,
regarding Mario Bros: they made it similar to arcade emulation - '5' then '1' :)
What other game(s) are you referring to?

ColecoVision games are sometimes hard to figure out, but if you can't get a game to start or accept input, try pressing all of the keys that the p1 controller has (0-9, # or *)

Some games that use a trackball / dial needs P2's keypad to start it and/or enter the level of difficulty.

best regards,
- dink
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on August 14, 2020, 02:57:12 PM
Mmmm... the "Mario" thing doesn't seem to work here. I'm using FBNeo Git 13-08-2020 x64. Do I need to remap anything?

EDIT: Got it, you need to remap "1" and "5" to their respective keys. Now it works.

(https://i.imgur.com/5emajkP.png)

Oh, and the other game I was referring to is "Super Sketch":

(https://i.imgur.com/qsMJz0Q.png)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on August 14, 2020, 03:37:17 PM
Relating to Mario Bros, you need to go into "Map Game Inputs" menu (F5) and assign a keyboard/joypad input to each entry of the virtual keypad (the original ColecoVision joypad embeds a numeric keypad). After doing that, you can press key/button corresponding to numeric keypad button 5 (insert coin) and key corresponding to numeric keypad button 1 (start game).

EDIT:
Relating to Super Sketch, probably the trouble is that it uses a CV device not supported by FBN... see the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DiXza-ACXA
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on August 15, 2020, 08:10:18 AM
Yes, thank you. I finally figured out "Mario Bros." by myself. Thanks for the tips.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on August 23, 2020, 03:31:37 PM
In these days I lost (just a little :P ) count... in any case various ColecoVision games have been added to the roster! :)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on September 02, 2020, 01:50:07 AM
Hi guys... four new HB games added to NES roster:
Cheril in the Cave
Nix: the Paradox Relic v1.8
Rollie
Shark Shark (Mattel Intellivision porting)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on September 02, 2020, 10:01:36 AM
I remember playing Shark! Shark! a ton as a kid, what a great game :)
thanks gab75!

best regards,
- dink
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: WILOWAR on September 06, 2020, 03:59:55 AM
Hi. Could you add Gba support on FB Neo in future?
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: barbudreadmon on September 06, 2020, 12:28:43 PM
Hi. Could you add Gba support on FB Neo in future?

As said many times, we don't accept hardware request. So no gba, neither the ones you previously asked (MSX2, Amstrad Gx4000, C64, Super Cassette Vision, ...).
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on September 06, 2020, 03:20:36 PM
We accept requests for games on consoles that are already emulated :)

best regards,
- dink
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Svipur on September 17, 2020, 11:36:25 AM
Would it be possible to add some more ZX Speccy games, possibly from a YS Top-100 list or something similar?

Here are some titles that I'd love to see supported, but are currently missing from the .dat file:
The Monty series (Aufwiedersehen Monty, Impossamole, Monty On The Run, Wanted Monty Mole)
Beyond The Ice Palace
Castlevania Spectral Interlude (a relatively new one)
Cauldrons 1 and 2
CJ Elephant Antics, CJ in the USA
Cybernoid 1 and 2
Dynamite Dan 1 and 2
Elven Warrior
Exolon
Fred
Game Over 1 and 2
HATE
Heart Broken
Heartland
Highway Encounter
Into The Eagle's Nest
Joe Blades
Metal Army
Myth - History in the Making
Nebulus
The Olli & Lissa series
Rex
Rick Dangerous 2
Saboteur 1 and 2
Savage
The Seymour series
Soldier of Fortune
St. Dragon
Stop The Express
Stormlord 1 and 2
Tetris (the Mirrorsoft one)
Three Weeks In Paradise
Trantor

On a side note, would it also be possible to add a TZX/TAP file as a possible rom for each game, seeing that those are the formats distributed on World of Spectrum and suchlike?
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on September 18, 2020, 12:43:44 AM
Hi Svipur,
the ZX Spectrum is in a preliminary emulation stage (currently it's not under development), it supports only .Z80 ROMs and many games don't work...
if it helps, in the last few days many new Coleco Vision games have been added and they work perfectly! ;)

Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Svipur on September 18, 2020, 05:50:37 AM
Cheers, Gab. Yeah, I've been monitoring that one as well, and it does make up for the limited Speccy support somewhat.

But my particular point of interest in this case is FBNeo's support for specific ZX Speccy games. If the .z80 format is non-negotiable, I'd be willing to compromise on that one, as long as we can think of a relatively reliable source of CRC-matching .z80 images (ease of obtaining games was the primary reason I mentioned World of Spectrum and the support for .tap/.tzx images).

How do I go about expanding the list of supported ZX Speccy games in the .dat file? I can make the respective .z80 images for testing purposes, if that might help.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on September 18, 2020, 07:41:56 AM
How do I go about expanding the list of supported ZX Speccy games in the .dat file? I can make the respective .z80 images for testing purposes, if that might help.

To add (or at least try to add) new games You should manually edit the d_spectrum.cpp file (with the specific metadatas and infos of the game/s) and after that compile your own FBNeo exe...
https://github.com/finalburnneo/FBNeo/tree/master/src/burn/drv/spectrum

... but I'll be straight with you, (IMHO) at the current stage of development "the job is not worth it"... ;)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on September 18, 2020, 10:08:26 AM
Gab75,
I fixed up the spectrum emulator, it's now perfectly good for playing games in - as long as it's in the correct format :)

best regards,
- dink
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on September 18, 2020, 03:01:16 PM

I fixed up the spectrum emulator, it's now perfectly good for playing games in - as long as it's in the correct format :)


Yes, but a ZX Spectrum emulation without the support for the TZX/TAP files is a "limited" emulation... this is just my personal opinion and it doesn't take anything away from your nice work! :)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Svipur on September 18, 2020, 03:36:38 PM
Cheers, lads.

For what it's worth, I made a pull request for d_spectrum.cpp with a bunch of games using CRCs from publicly available sources of .z80 images. The choice is somewhat limited given the .z80 requirement, but my take on it is that we can at least populate the list with the popular stuff that works.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on September 18, 2020, 07:41:56 PM
Svipur, thanks! :)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on September 19, 2020, 12:21:37 AM
Thanks for the ADDs! :)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on September 19, 2020, 11:39:00 AM
A new RetroSouls "classic" is now available on Megadrive... AlterEgo Remastered, a funny action-puzzle game originally made for the ZX Spectrum.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: charles32k on September 20, 2020, 07:57:38 PM
Could you add the demo of the Phantom-Gear and other new demo games from megadrive?
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on September 22, 2020, 02:46:09 PM
Could you add the demo of the Phantom-Gear and other new demo games from megadrive?

Sincerely, I don't like add the support for the demo of the games (I prefer wait for the "full releases")... but that's just my point of view! :)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on September 25, 2020, 02:37:49 PM
I have a few ZX Spectrum requests... I don't know how many of these are possible, because I understand a Z80 file is needed.

Let me see...

- Addams Family

- Angel Nieto Pole 500

- Abu Simbel Profanation

- After the War

- Army Moves

- Aspar GP Master

- Carlos Sainz: Campeonato del Mundo de Rallies

- Chicago's 30

- Coliseum

- Corsarios

- Darkman

- Desperado

- Desperado 2

- Emilio Butragueno Futbol

- Emilio Sanchez Vicario Grand Slam

- Espada Sagrada

- Federico Martin Basket Master

- Final Matrix

- Hudosn Hawk

- Gremlins 2 (the one by Topo Soft)

- Hammer Boy

- Livingstone Supongo I & II

- Lorna

- Lotus Sprit Turbo Challenge

- Mad Mix Game

- Mad Mix 2

- Misterio del Nilo / Mistery of the Nile

- Mutan Zone

- Navy Moves

- Narco Police

- New Zealand Story

- North & South

- Out Run (please, replace that old Z80, I don't think it's the whole game)

- Out Run Europe

- Paris-Dakar (Made in Spain)

- Perico Delgado

- Phantis

- Poli D?az

- R.A.M.

- Rescate en el Golfo

- Rock'n Roller

- Soviet

- Satan

- Silent Shadow

- Simulador Profesional de Tenis

- Sirwood

- Sito Pons

- Sol Negro

- Soviet

- Titanic

- Tour '91

- Turbo Out Run

- Viaje al Centro de la Tierra

- WWF Wrestlemania

- Zona 0

EDIT: Added a few more Ocean Software.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on September 26, 2020, 07:43:18 AM
I have a few ZX Spectrum requests... I don't know how many of these are possible, because I understand a Z80 file is needed.

Many games are in TZX and/or TAP format... but if you can find the "memory snapshot" versions (.Z80), we'll be able to add the related support! :)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on September 26, 2020, 08:34:43 AM
Gab75, it looks like Svipur is now in charge of the ZX Spectrum games - or at least, he said he is willing to add Neville's req's :)

best regards,
- dink
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on September 26, 2020, 12:07:27 PM
Gab75, it looks like Svipur is now in charge of the ZX Spectrum games - or at least, he said he is willing to add Neville's req's :)

Excellent, thanks for the help! :)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on September 27, 2020, 09:00:04 AM
I'd be willing to provide Z80 for some of those... I understand most Spectrum emulators can save in that format. On the downside, I'm not very skilled and some of those games are multi-load, I don't know if a Z80 of those would cover the whole game.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on September 27, 2020, 12:45:35 PM
... On the downside, I'm not very skilled and some of those games are multi-load, I don't know if a Z80 of those would cover the whole game.

I'm sorry, I know little about .Z80 format... in theory a "snapshot file format" can also support multi-load softwares (e.g. in VICE, a Commodore's 8 bit computers emulator, in the snapshot format "VSF" it's possible save the complete disk image too), but for the .Z80 format I don't know.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on September 27, 2020, 01:14:10 PM
You already have some multi-load games in the set, but I think it's because 128k machines could load all levels at the same time.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Svipur on September 27, 2020, 01:33:46 PM
I believe only SLT snapshots can do multi-loaders, saving each block in a separate segment within one snapshot. Spectaculator also has SZX snapshots - which are basically memory snapshots with an embedded TAP file. But with Z80 snapshots I see no feasible way to include multi-loaders.

Now, having said that, some of those I categorise as multi-parters (where each part can be loaded independently of others, often expecting you to enter a code to prove you've completed the previous parts, e.g. Savage, Rex, Phantis, Navy Moves, etc.) - and those we can still include, treating each part as a separate game. For some, albeit rarely, there's a uniloader available (e.g. Wacky Races).

The types of games I can't find a way to include are:
1. Those that load levels only when prompted by the game - this rules out most of the racing stuff, including all Out Runs, Enduro, Paris-Dakar, etc., as well as e.g. Myth, Gremlins 2 and Lorna.
2. Those that load up the main game only after the player has set up the game to his liking - e.g. changed the controls, or chose the character (WWF Wrestlemania), etc. We could in theory dump the rom after said selection (as was done with Vindicators previously, where the game would just drop you into action without letting you set up the ship, weapons, controls, anything), but that would lock any player out of changing anything, and that would render the game unplayable for most.

Currently, from your list these are the ones I can't find uniloaders for, and have to exclude from adding support for:
Desperado 1 and 2
Gremlins 2
Lorna
Mad Mix 2
Narco Police
New Zealand Story
North & South
Out Run
Out Run Europe
Paris-Dakar
Perico Delgado
Soviet
Silent Shadow
Tour '91
Turbo Out Run
Viaje al Centro de la Tierra
WWF Wrestlemania
Zona 0

If you can find a uniloader rom for any of those, drop me a note, I'll look into it. It pains me to no end to leave out Lorna (or, for that matter, Myth).
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on September 27, 2020, 03:43:44 PM
(Sobs quietly against his pillow)

It's fine, really. I understand the Z80 format has its limitations and there are many other ZX Spectrum emulator to choose.

But a man can dream, and I dream of the day when the Spectrum emulation under FBN can load TAP, TZX and why not, DSK files.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on September 27, 2020, 07:44:40 PM
The good news is: sometime in the future I will be able to add support for a better format to allow for those games to function properly.  It's probably not too much harder than fds for nintendo - and I wrote that from scratch.  the code for my fds I/O even made it into fceux.  fds looks like a disk, it quacks like a disk, but in reality - it's a tape. (as far as the computer is concerned)

best regards,
- dink
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Svipur on September 28, 2020, 06:13:13 AM
Looks like the batch is merged and good to go. Cheers, Dink.

Just a quick note regarding Abu Simbel Profanation. The English version (as is the case with the original Spanish releases) requires switching to Issue 2 keyboard. Otherwise, the game won't register you pressing any of the numbered keys to choose the controls and start the game. The included Spanish version is a re-release, and that one works fine without any fiddling.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on September 28, 2020, 09:21:57 AM
Svipur,
thanks :)
I set Abu Simbel to use issue2 hw by default.
(delete config/games/spec_abusimpr.ini and then load the game if you loaded it prior)

best regards,
- dink
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on September 28, 2020, 09:22:27 AM
I've been browsing the new Spectrum additions, taking pictures and whatnot. Extraordinary job, mates! Now all I need is a rubber USB keyboard to complete the experience ;-)

I had an Amstrad CPC (boooo!) back in those days, but it's hard not to like the ZX clearer graphics, and even the color patterns have their charm. But don't tell any of those speccy fans I said that.

EDIT: A couple of things I noticed while going through the Spectrum game list: 1) "Barbarian" should have different entries for the Palace and the Psygnosis releases, because they are completely different games. And also, "Game Over II" is actually called "Phantis". It was renamed as GOII in the UK to capitalise on the success of the first GO. So it should be called "Phantis (a.k.a. Game Over II)" or similar.

Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Svipur on September 28, 2020, 12:00:03 PM
Yeah, the entries for both Barbarians were there, but the Palace one was marked as a clone of the Psygnosis one. I separated and renamed both (the Palace one's full name has 'Ultimate Warrior' in it) without touching anything else, so no updates to romsets needed.

Regarding Phantis, I personally had that one as Game Over II, only learning about the original title many years later, so I used that name under the impression that it'd make the game easier to find for others. But then again, the game did originally come out as Phantis, so I might be in the minority. Renamed it to Phantis (Game Over II) - again, no need to update any romsets.

Threw in a nice 2010 game called Sea Dragon (seeing that it's almost October, and this is as close to Hunt for Red October as it gets, with an excellent AY version of Das Boot to... boot. Pun intended).
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on September 28, 2020, 01:50:12 PM
Cool  :cool:

And I have a few more requests of various stuff for the ZX... hope you don't mind, because I know my previous list was HUGE.

- AMC: Astro Marine Corps

- Capitan Trueno

- Choy Lee Fut Kung Fu Warrior

- Double Dragon I-II (if possible, I think they're multi-load)

- Goody

- Ice Breaker

- IK+: International Karate Plus

- Mortadelo y Filemon 2

- Mundial de futbol

- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

- Test Drive II

- Tintin on the Moon

- Turbo Cup

- Vigilante
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Svipur on September 28, 2020, 06:44:36 PM
Capitan Trueno, Mundial de Futbol, and Mot are in. (What happened to Mot? I'm not seeing it on the list any more.)

Also, FBN does support two Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles games already (the side platformer one with top-down roaming in between stages and the infamous jump in the sewers, as well as the arcade beat-em-up one). Is there a separate game named TMNT as opposed to TMHT?

I'll try to get to the others tomorrow.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on September 29, 2020, 12:32:32 AM
@Svipur: thanks for your help! :)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on September 29, 2020, 01:30:26 AM
Svipur, Neville, Gab75,
Here's a video for you:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9C0B9Iwftc

I just need to add typing-robot[like fbneo msx] and it's done :)  (tomorrow)

good night,
- dink
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Svipur on September 29, 2020, 06:32:19 AM
Awww, thanks, Dink. Just seeing the LOAD "" brings a tear to my eye.

Got my list of multi-loaders handy, will give those a chance once TAPs are in.

Curiously, Z80 might remain the preferred format for multi-parters, so that there's no need for a tape browser and the player doesn't have to fiddle with rewinding the tape to a proper position before loading.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on September 29, 2020, 07:45:20 AM
Svipur,
Of course - we'll just add the taps like we add regular romfiles for the games that need them.
Try msx_xenon, and watch how it loads - I'll most likely add that for spectrum.  That's my tape robot, he's quite handy.

best regards,
- dink
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Svipur on September 29, 2020, 08:30:27 AM
Try msx_xenon, and watch how it loads - I'll most likely add that for spectrum.  That's my tape robot, he's quite handy.

Heh, looks pretty neat. Almost makes the startup of 48k games look quite a bit more nostalgia-inducing than 128k ones. Seeing that LOAD "" typed in and all, instead of the robot selecting the Tape Loader.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on September 29, 2020, 10:08:26 AM
Svipur, Neville, Gab75,
Here's a video for you:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9C0B9Iwftc

I just need to add typing-robot[like fbneo msx] and it's done :)  (tomorrow)

good night,
- dink

So f***ing cool!

And I wonder, rather than having a closed set, once this feature is finished, could we have a blank setup that lets you run anything from your collection? Or is it too much work to add a file selector to the dip switches? I know, I know, I keep asking for things. But this would put an end to the Spectrum requests. According to MobyGames, the system has 3305 known games, not to mention future HBs.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on September 29, 2020, 11:19:21 AM
Neville, fb wasn't really designed to do that.  we try to add the stuff people are going to play, if you want to just fumble through thousands of roms, one can use speccy or something.  then let us know about the games that have replay value.

best regards,
- dink
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on September 29, 2020, 11:57:09 AM
Neville, fb wasn't really designed to do that.  we try to add the stuff people are going to play, if you want to just fumble through thousands of roms, one can use speccy or something.  then let us know about the games that have replay value.

best regards,
- dink

Alright. And what about a smaller black border for Spectrum games?
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on September 29, 2020, 03:14:49 PM
Svipur, Neville, Gab75,
Here's a video for you:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9C0B9Iwftc

I just need to add typing-robot[like fbneo msx] and it's done :)  (tomorrow)

Excellent! Among other things, there're a lot of homebrew games in tap format! ;)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on September 30, 2020, 02:05:33 AM
I just tossed up the WIP code w/tap support, some notes:
I set all the tap's to 128k, because some of them have better audio with it.  or with myth, its the only way to get audio at all.

narco police: when trying to set kempston, it reads from port xxDF, this is a kempston mouse port - which the game wants.  you'll need to use the (s)inclair joy interface (Intf2 in inputs editor) instead for this game.

tnzs: is there any way to select inputs for this game instead of keys?  (can someone find out for me?)

Addendum: Also fixed the borders, thanks for the idea Neville :)  Tomorrow I will try to clean up the code a bit and get rid of those ugly lines on the top and left side.

best regards,
- dink
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Kev on September 30, 2020, 07:17:36 AM
Nice work dink :) And good work on the additions Svipur.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Svipur on September 30, 2020, 07:48:14 AM
Just tried out the new TAP entries, everything seems to be working absolutely flawlessly. Thanks for the superb work, Dink!

With TAP support in place, my take is that we stick with Original Release TAPs from WoS, Spectrum Computing, etc. for new additions wherever possible, so as to make it easier for people to make the compatible ROMs themselves. Z80 will be the preferred format for those cases where each part is loaded from different positions on the same tape from Basic and not the game itself (that is, requiring you to rewind the tape BEFORE booting the game, e.g. Savage).

Will get on with adding the games from Neville's last request and the multi-loaders shortly.

My current list of multi-loaders is this (includes both those we couldn't add and those that need replacing in the current romset):
Back to the Future 3
Darius
Impossamole
Night Breed 128k
Rick Dangerous 2
Run the Gauntlet
St. Dragon
Stormlord 2
Strider 2
Super Hang-On
Vindicators
Desperado 1 and 2
Mad Mix 2
North & South
Paris-Dakar
Perico Delgado
Rescate en el Golfo
Soviet
Silent Shadow
SWIV
Tour '91
Viaje al Centro de la Tierra
WWF Wrestlemania
Zona 0
Double Dragon 1 and 2
Mortadelo y Filemon II

Oh, and regarding The New Zealand Story. The game's instructions say the game supports both Kempston and Sinclair joysticks (that is, it should recognise them when you press Fire in the main menu), but my gamepad is mapped to Kempston in all Speccy emulators, and I never could get TNZS to pick it up. Works just fine for Sinclair's Interface 2, though.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on September 30, 2020, 08:56:26 AM

Addendum: Also fixed the borders, thanks for the idea Neville :)  Tomorrow I will try to clean up the code a bit and get rid of those ugly lines on the top and left side.

best regards,
- dink

Glad you find my ideas useful. It didn't struck me how large the margin was until I tested the last batch of Spanish games. It seems they favored bigger sprites at the expense of screen size.

UPDATE: It's taken a while, but we can finally play many ZX games the way they were intended. "Outrun" was one of those I was more anxious to try, because the ZX Spectrum must be the only decent port until the Sega consoles came up.

(https://i.imgur.com/jvDfV2s.png)

More things... I see the new preferred ZX format is TAP. It's certainly much better than Z80, but I still think TZX should be considered or discarted in the near future. TZX is certainly the most faithful format I can think of, but adopting TZX also means (probably, I have zero programming skills) that a series of tape copy protection schemes will have to be implemented. So I'll understand if you stick to TAP for now. After all, ZX support should not be your main focus.

Also, Svipur asked yesterday about new games we may add now that TAP is supported. Double Dragon I-II, Golden Axe and WWF are the ones that come to my mind right now, but I'm sure we'll come up with more in the next days.

Terrific job, you all.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on September 30, 2020, 03:34:12 PM
Thanks guys, it's nice to hear it works so good :)

Neville, TAP is good enough for what we are trying to do here. 
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Svipur on September 30, 2020, 05:30:04 PM
Finished going through multiloaders and new requests (as well as a few more additions).

I've replaced the following existing entries:
Back to the Future 3
Castlevania (has a secret ending that loads if you beat the game 100%)
Darius
Night Breed
R-Type
Run the Gauntlet
Strider 2
SWIV
Vindicators

Apart from Neville's requests, I've also added the following gems:
Back to the Future 2 (well, this one's less of a gem and more of a 'we have BTTF 1 and 3 already, why not 2?')
Crosswize
Impossamole
Plot
Rick Dangerous 2
Robin of the Wood
Sidewize
Silent Shadow
St. Dragon
Stormlord 2

The three games I couldn't find a way to include are:
1. Super Hang-On - has speedlock.
2. Desperado 1 - conversion from TZX to TAP causes emulators to jump past the 8-byte header for the first level after loading the main menu. As a result, after starting the game, the game can't find the first level block. In other emus, this can be circumvented by rewinding back to the previous 8-byte block.
3. North & South - has speedlock.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on September 30, 2020, 06:27:25 PM
Thanks guys, it's nice to hear it works so good :)

Neville, TAP is good enough for what we are trying to do here.

So be it  :wink:

EDIT: A few more requests:

TMNT and TMNT: The Coin Op --> I know, we have plenty of TMNT games already. But I still think they're worthy and different enough from their console counterparts.

Super Trux --> A pretty cool truck racing game in the vein of "Out Run".
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Svipur on October 01, 2020, 10:07:53 AM
@Neville

Added in Super Trux and Topo's Desperado. Regarding TMNT, as I mentioned previously, we already have support for both TMNT games, but they're listed as TMHT (Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles), following WoS listings:

https://worldofspectrum.net/infoseekid.cgi?id=0005168

https://worldofspectrum.net/infoseekid.cgi?id=0005170
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on October 01, 2020, 10:12:44 AM
Ah, fine. My mistake then.

P.D: A downside I didn't anticipate when asking for a smaller screen margin is that now I need to redo most ZX Spectrum previews and titles... LOL
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on October 01, 2020, 10:48:13 AM
Neville, hehe.  d'oh!  well, it does look better now -- at least :)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on October 01, 2020, 11:35:45 AM
Well, you shouldn't be the only busy guys around xD

EDIT: A few more ZX requests:

- Afteroids

- Humphrey

- Goody (recolored version)

- Shadow Dancer
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Svipur on October 03, 2020, 01:04:11 PM
@Neville

Afteroids, Humphrey, and Shadow Dancer are also in. Each uses the TAP from its respective WoS page:
Afteroids: https://worldofspectrum.net/infoseekid.cgi?id=0000105
Humphrey: https://worldofspectrum.net/infoseekid.cgi?id=0002378
Shadow Dancer: https://worldofspectrum.net/infoseekid.cgi?id=0004421

Also, if it's not too much trouble, could you post requests as new posts instead of edits to old ones, so that I didn't just stumble on them by chance? ;j
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on October 03, 2020, 03:40:24 PM
Sure, I'll keep that in mind. I did notice you could miss those, but it wasn't that vital. Plus I could have reminded you later.

This time the list is small, but they all are interesting titles.

Afteroids & Humphrey are two Spanish games I didn't include earlier in my requests. Afteroids is an Asteroids clone where stages ocupy more than one screen. A pretty neat game, and it also has some speech (!) while it loads.

Humphrey is a puzzle game. As usual with Spanish games of the era, it is too damn hard, but a great game nevertheless. You need to guide an alien film star (!) while he paints his new mansion, but the place is also full of annoying fans.

And Shadow Dancer... Honestly, I don't know if the ZX version is any good, but we already had Shinobi, and now that FBN can run TAP files it was only fair to add its sequel.

EDIT: Can't believe I forgot to thank you for your work... you rule, man!
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on October 04, 2020, 09:48:28 AM
This time, would you consider adding...?

- Golden Axe

- Airborne Ranger

- Gunship

- Project Stealth Fighter

Can't believe they actually ported MicroProse's first games to the ZX. There are more, but these three should suffice, I think.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on October 05, 2020, 03:00:21 PM
Added the support for 11 homebrew games (ZX Spectrum stuff) ! ;)
Alter Ego (2011)
Danterrifik (2020)
Dreamwalker - Alter Ego 2 (2014)
Endless Forms Most Beautiful (2012)
Gluf (2019)
Jumpin' Jupiter (2020)
MultiDude (2014)
Old Tower (2019)
Sir Ababol 2 (2013)
Sir Ababol DX (2013)
Tourmaline (2014)

... there're also GraviBots and Yazzie, but these games are not working in FBN.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on October 06, 2020, 01:55:14 PM
Today I only could think of a single game to request: Hostages, by Infogrames.

https://www.mobygames.com/game/zx-spectrum/hostage-rescue-mission

Perhaps more games from the same developer are worthy, but I'm not sure.

Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on October 06, 2020, 03:05:35 PM
... other 5 homebrew games in the ZX Spectrum roster:
Cheril the Goddess
Danterrifik 2
Lost Treasures of Tulum, the
Rat-A-Tat
The Relic (La Reliqua)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: arcane54 on October 07, 2020, 06:25:42 AM
I've joined the forum as a fan of FBNeo and its predecessor. Its really good to see the gains that have been made in recent years with an ever expanding number of talented people joining the development team.

I'd like to make a request? Could Ranarama, the Hewson game, be added to the ZX Spectrum list? Its a pretty good title that was on a number of systems back in its day.

 
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Svipur on October 07, 2020, 09:01:47 AM
Added Hostages, Ranarama, and a few more Hewson's games: Zynaps, Uridium, Netherworld, Marauder, Kraal. Also threw in Action Force 2 and Action Reflex (apparently looking for some more action).
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on October 07, 2020, 09:03:58 AM
...And another request from me, "Sentinel", classic strategy / puzzle.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Svipur on October 07, 2020, 09:31:55 AM
@Neville

Added The Sentinel, should be good to go soon.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on October 07, 2020, 11:53:16 AM
Very cool. It''s one of those I-can't-believe-we-forgot.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on October 08, 2020, 10:57:52 AM
Another small ZX request:

- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Spindizzy
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Svipur on October 08, 2020, 02:08:47 PM
Added Spindizzy and the two Indy Jones games: Temple of Doom and the Last Crusade. Will keep trying to squeeze in the Fate of Atlantis one, but the existing TAPs seem borked.

Also, just in case someone else gets stumped by this one: when Spindizzy asks you to press EXT to exit a menu/map, you can also press both Shift keys to do the same.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on October 09, 2020, 09:01:03 AM
A small reminder of how much you rule, Svipur  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on October 10, 2020, 05:25:25 PM
10 new homebrews added to the ZX Spectrum roster:
All Hallows Rise of Pumpkin (HB)
Black & White (HB)
Circuitry 48k (HB)
Coloco (HB)
Foggy's Quest 128k (HB)
Ninjajar (HB)
Rubicon (HB)
Sector Invasion (HB)
Tenebra Macabre (HB)
Vampire Vengeance (HB)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on October 15, 2020, 11:28:00 AM
Those Mojon Twins games are pretty cool. They surpase many vintage games.

Anyway, I thought of a few more Spectrum games worth adding (or maybe not, you be the judges): E.SWAT, Final Fight, Ikari Warriors, MERCS, Turrican and Turrican II.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Svipur on October 15, 2020, 06:51:18 PM
Added E.SWAT, Final Fight, Ikari Warriors, MERCS, Turrican, and Turrican II.

Also threw in Licence to Kill, Tetris 2 (considered better than the well-known Mirrorsoft version), and the Magic Knight quadrilogy (Finders Keepers, Knight Tyme, Spellbound, and Stormbringer).
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on October 15, 2020, 07:53:29 PM
Excellent. As for the computer versions of "Tetris", I have to agree. Mirrorsoft did a pretty poor job with the conversions. PC owners later got "Super Tetris" and "Tetris Classic", but 8 bit users weren't that lucky.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on October 16, 2020, 08:37:37 AM
Incase you didn't know:
NES 8bit tetris is legendary, and the new "From Below" game on nes really holds up as well as adds a new twist.

best regards,
- dink
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on October 16, 2020, 09:29:28 AM
True, true. When I mentioned 8 bit users I wasn't thinking of consoles. In those days I owned a Game Boy and "Tetris" could keep me occupied for hours. The computer ports, however...  :mad:

And while 16 bit users got improved ports over time and stuff like "Block Out", what did the remaining Amstrad and Spectrum users get? f***ing "Welltris"  :confused:

 
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on October 16, 2020, 09:56:27 AM
eww weltris :P

well, some good news: (I spent a few days on this)
ZX Spectrum gets new 2000x oversampling buzzer-dac emulation, try it :)

best regards,
- dink
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on October 16, 2020, 10:17:32 AM
 :biggrin:

EDIT: It sounds even cooler than I expected. What games benefit the most from this feature?
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on October 17, 2020, 12:04:59 AM

ZX Spectrum gets new 2000x oversampling buzzer-dac emulation, try it :)


Amazing... a remarkable "overboost" for a simple 1 bit beeper!  :wink:
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on October 17, 2020, 12:06:53 AM
:biggrin:

EDIT: It sounds even cooler than I expected. What games benefit the most from this feature?

The music menu in JetPac RX is a good example! ;)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on October 17, 2020, 01:21:46 AM
Neville, the new buzzer emulation affects games using the buzzer (not the ay8910), so, for example, try:
JetpacRX
Hades Nebula
Alter Ego

now take a break and try 180 (128k) for some nice AY8910 music :)

best regards,
- dink
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on October 17, 2020, 06:43:35 AM
Thanks for the tips  ;p
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Gab75 on October 17, 2020, 08:55:35 AM
the new buzzer emulation affects games using the buzzer (not the ay8910), so, for example, try:

I don't know if it's possible, but it would be great to have an option in DIP switches menu to select "original buzzer emulation" and "enhanced buzzer emulation", with the "enhanced" option available by default.
I know, almost anything is possible (computationally speaking), but I mean: "if it's possible without an heavy coding work"... ;)

In any case, excellent work... the 1 bit beeper musics are amazing with the oversampling enhancement! :)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on October 18, 2020, 11:58:42 AM
A few more Spectrum requests for your consideration:

- Bobby Bearing
- ISS: Incredible Shrinking Sphere
- Kong's Revenge
- Psycho Pigs UXB
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Svipur on October 19, 2020, 11:14:57 AM
Added Bobby Bearing, Incredible Shrinking Sphere, Kong's Revenge, and Psycho Pigs UXB.

Also added the previously removed Night Breed, Silent Shadow, and Rescate en el Golfo (all three work now).

Also threw in a bunch of goodies (most of them of the 'can't believe we missed those' variety):
Arc/Nodes of Yesod
Athena
Blood Brothers
Destiny Mission
Frost Byte
Gauntlet III
Hydrofool
North Star
Psycho Hopper
Snoopy
Stainless Steel
Towdie
Typhoon
Sophia 1 and 2
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on October 19, 2020, 01:39:52 PM
Fantastic!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: charles32k on October 19, 2020, 08:04:12 PM
can us add some megadrive hacks??

https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2413/
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/5419/
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2130/
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2082/
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2276/
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2775/
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4969/
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/5252/
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/5345/
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on October 20, 2020, 11:01:25 AM
Some similar Mega Drive hacks were added not long ago... I know because I asked for those :biggrin:

Two caveats on BlastoBR's hack for SSF2, though: 1) It's in Brazillian only, although the author is working on an English version. 2) It shows garbled graphics on a variety of emulators, only Fusion seems to run it properly. I could contact the author on YouTube and he said he'll try to fix it for the English release.

UPDATE: That Golden Axe hack is also a potential problem. It uses a ROM variant that's very hard to find. I used it on a regular World v1.0 ROM and got a wrong checksum. That can be fixed with the Fix CheckSum utility, and afterwards the ROM seems to work fine, but I can't tell if this will result in a 100% working game.

Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on October 21, 2020, 08:15:52 AM
Another few Spectrum requests:

- Alien Storm
- Guerrilla War
- Predator
- Predator II
- Terminator 2: Judgement Day
- Street Fighter 2 (OK, I know it's crap, just for the historical value)

EDIT: And Karateka.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Svipur on October 21, 2020, 01:33:29 PM
Added Alien Storm, Guerrilla War, Predator 1 and 2, Terminator 2, Street Fighter 2.
... and Karateka.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on October 21, 2020, 01:53:27 PM
Thank you very much! :wink:
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: arcane54 on October 22, 2020, 07:53:39 PM
There's a translation just released of the Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom NES game. While the US release is already in FBNeo, a great deal was lost from the original localisation. The translation looks rather special, if this could be considered for a future release at some point?

http://www.romhacking.net/translations/5725/
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on October 22, 2020, 11:02:17 PM
arcane54, it's in - enjoy

best regards,
- dink
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: arcane54 on October 23, 2020, 01:44:21 AM
thank you so much Dink....you guys are amazing, its up already!!  :cool:
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on October 24, 2020, 01:25:51 AM
arcane54 you're welcome :)
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: dink on October 24, 2020, 01:30:09 AM
Added a dip option to Spectrum: map Kempston to QAOPM or QAOPSpace.
This feature is for games that only support QAOPM or QAOPSpace as inputs.

If you find a game like this, please say it here - I will then set the game to use this configuration by default :)
f.ex 2 homebrews that already make use of this handy feature:
Moon Ranger
Jet Pack Bob

best regards,
- dink
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on October 24, 2020, 06:14:20 AM
Seems a bit radical, but it gets rid of the joystick issues in "Lotus Turbo Challenge" and "Test Drive 2". I'll notify if I find any strange behaviour in other games.

EDIT: With M as fire it also fixes "Desperado" by Topo.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on October 25, 2020, 11:09:36 AM
A few more Spectrum requests:

- Aliens (two different games, one from Activision and the other by Electric Dreams)
- Budokan
- HKM / Human Killing Machine
- Karnov
- Hypsys
- Casanova
- Thunderbirds

"Budokan" and "Thunderbirds" can be messy. "Budokan" took two tapes to access all sections, and "Thunderbirds" has 3-4 separate loads (independent?) with different sections.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Svipur on October 25, 2020, 03:23:32 PM
Added in:
Aliens UK & US
Casanova
Human Killing Machine
Karnov
Hypsys
Thunderbirds

Also threw in Kendo Warrior, seemed somewhat appropriate.

Seeing how playing a tourney in Budokan requires loading off side C, picking the controls, then loading off side D, picking the fighting style, then loading off side B to get into the game proper, and then juggling between sides D and B for the rest of the game... I can't think of a feasible way of implementing that one. ;(
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on October 25, 2020, 04:32:34 PM
It's OK. I always imagined there would be limitations, even with the new TAP support. Can't believe you managed to squeeze in "North & South", which also spanned two tapes and has no disk version.

Imagine back in the day, to set up a battle, load the battle scenario, and then be over in 5 seconds because the enemy decides to retire rather than fight. Then load the map again... it could be maddening sometimes.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Svipur on October 25, 2020, 05:41:46 PM
*shudders*

And there I thought that loading up Myth all over again every time you run out of lives was a hassle.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Neville on October 26, 2020, 11:30:36 AM
Nah, just lazy programming. I saw a few of those on my Amstrad CPC as well, although I can't remember titles.
Title: Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
Post by: Joaquim2020 on October 27, 2020, 07:04:37 AM
You will be added Paradise Cafe by Dammata from ZX Spectrum? Thanks.  :redface: