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Old 21 February 2021, 10:37   #261
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tfx.020 (1997) doesn't like fast ram. whdload fixes that. Have you tried with whdload?
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Old 21 February 2021, 14:31   #262
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tfx.020 (1997) doesn't like fast ram. whdload fixes that. Have you tried with whdload?
I will try the whdload today
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I will try the whdload today
There's a tfx 27.08.1997, tfx.020 16.12.1997 and the tfx.fpu 26.12.2020
Is the tfx.fpu the modified tfx.020 16.12.1997?
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Old 21 February 2021, 15:15   #264
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There's a tfx 27.08.1997, tfx.020 16.12.1997 and the tfx.fpu 26.12.2020
Is the tfx.fpu the modified tfx.020 16.12.1997?
I have downloaded it now - and the information is clear in the readme
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I've tried the whdload - I tried with and without PRELOAD, and I selected the 1997 tfx.020 from the options - it starts the game and i can create pilot and choose game ie arcade, but then it gets to where it is loading actual campaign and then just quits to workbench (A1200, 8MB Hawk + FPU)
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Try AGA version with CHIPCACHE, this may improve speed a lot.

Can this help for TFX?
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Old 21 February 2021, 16:14   #267
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CHIPCACHE is an idea. Why not.

But main issue is that game is complex. It's running from fastmem. The hunk I had to relocate in chip is a data hunk.

@Scott does it quit without any error?
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Try AGA version with CHIPCACHE, this may improve speed a lot.

Can this help for TFX?
I tried this on my main install but with the old tfx.fpu - it appears a tiny bit better (I need to compare fps though) - i'm not expecting much though on an unaccelarated machine

I'll do a log for the whdload and then raise a ticket i think
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CHIPCACHE is an idea. Why not.

But main issue is that game is complex. It's running from fastmem. The hunk I had to relocate in chip is a data hunk.

@Scott does it quit without any error?
Yes, it quits without error

Another thing to note is that the screen flicks occasionally (along with the music) as it is loading
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Yes, it quits without error

Another thing to note is that the screen flicks occasionally (along with the music) as it is loading
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well the register dump indicates a crash... so does it crash or just quit? do you have a CD32 joypad connected?

the flicker is probably there because 8MB is just not enough to entirely preload that game.

You need (approx) 12MB to full preload.
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well the register dump indicates a crash... so does it crash or just quit? do you have a CD32 joypad connected?

the flicker is probably there because 8MB is just not enough to entirely preload that game.

You need (approx) 12MB to full preload.
Hi, it flickers with and without preload - i'll get the error message for you (It just appears to quit rather than crash), i have a CD32 joypad connected (It's the Playstation adapter one)
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PRELOAD will do its best, but if you don't have enough memory, well, it will load most of the files and flash to get the others.

The error message was already in the log, thanks. It's just that "it quits without message" wasn't coherent with a crash dump
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Tried now with whdload 18.7 and preload - gets past the screen saying level 1 and then just blank screen - i'll try another log
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Tried now with whdload 18.7 and preload - gets past the screen saying level 1 and then just blank screen - i'll try another log
Enclosed is a new log but this time just blank screen
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