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Old 13 November 2015, 16:54   #1
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.LZX files

Hey guys,

Probably not the correct section to post in...

Would love to try some of the Atari ST ports of games that never made it to the Amiga and came across Meynaf's website (via HOL): http://meynaf.free.fr/pr/index_en.html

The games I wanted to try are:

... Gauntlet
... International Karate
... Joust
... Super Sprint

Been reading through various threads about how to extract .LZX files etc. Also tried mounting the archive as a harddrive but not having much luck.

What I'd really like is to have these as ADFs; is this even possible and if so could some kind soul direct me?
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Old 13 November 2015, 16:58   #2
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Old 13 November 2015, 18:04   #3
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Unfortunately your link doesn't work Retroplay. I can see you're doing a search on EAB for "st+conversion+by+meynaf"...

Anyway, I used "Directory Opus v4.12CU" to copy all files off the "gauntlet.lzx" to a blank ADF (with bootblock).

Tried booting using an A1200 4MB expanded Quickstart; loads for a bit but then get an error (see attached). I'm probably not doing something correct.

I guess my original question still stands; is it actually possible somehow to made .ADFs out of these .LZX files?
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Old 13 November 2015, 18:18   #4
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Retroplay's link is a web interface for the EAB ftp (works fine here btw). You can also grab the ADFs directly via any ftp software.

edit: This link works too.

ftp://eab.t28.net/mirror/grandis.nu/TheZone/files/
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Old 13 November 2015, 18:27   #5
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Ah thank you kindly Retro, downloaded Gauntlet / Joust / Super Sprint

Couldn't find International Karate though

Edit: as a side note I did manage to make an ADF for Solomon's Key
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Ah just uploaded Solomon's Key and Metro-Cross in the Zone.
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Ah thank you kindly Retro, downloaded Gauntlet / Joust / Super Sprint

Couldn't find International Karate though
It's in the "ST conversions by Meynaf [adf versions for butfluffy].zip" archive.
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Thank you very much Retroplay

They are all pretty cool; one thing I could move in Joust. Tried various Game Port settings. Any ideas?
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You should also try the great NES port of Solomon's Key 2 aka Fire'n Ice.

http://hukka.yiff.fi/sk2/
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Will do cheers Retro

I also noticed that in my long EAB absence a full version of Putty Squad has been released. Way to go guys!!!

Anything else cool that I've missed since 2007?
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Liquid Kids released http://hol.abime.net/4860
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Nah, this was 2006. Besides the ST conversions, Putty Squad, Fire'n Ice i can't remember anything big. A few homebrew games. Solid Gold is pretty good.

http://aminet.net/package/game/jump/SolidGold

There are still some ST to Amiga conversions WIP, Starquake and Enduro Racer iirc.
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Old 15 November 2015, 11:08   #13
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Why wanting to put my game ports into adfs ?
To me it sounds like putting whdload installs to floppy disks...

You can put all my ST ports in some HDF and run them safely from WB. They even multitask and exit cleanly.

That said, if you really insist, you need a proper startup-sequence.
Run SetPatch, CD to the dir where the lzx has been extracted, and run the program.
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That said, if you really insist, you need a proper startup-sequence.
Run SetPatch, CD to the dir where the lzx has been extracted, and run the program.
That's exactly how I did it.
Code:
assign env: ram:
setpatch >NIL:
path df0:c
echo ""
echo ""
echo "Back to the Golden Age (English)"
echo "Converted from Atari ST to Amiga by Meynaf"
echo ""
echo "THIS IS AN UNOFFICIAL DISK VERSION"
echo ""
echo "The original lzx archive can be downloaded at"
echo "meynaf.free.fr"
echo ""
lzx >NIL: x bttga.lzx ram:
cd ram:BackToTheGoldenAge
bttga en
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So it should work fine, huh ? Apart that you can't save from within the game and need to use save states.

For input, you can use port1=windows mouse, port2=none (my games can all be played directly from keyboard with numpad).

CPU should better be set to 68020+, and the JIT can be active as well (even though this is not required on a fast enough machine).
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the reason that i requested the games in adf format a little while back is because i'm pretty much a noob with most things amiga and if it don't involve inserting an adf into winuae or winuaex virtual floppy drive and simply launching the game that way i mostly encounter problems.
i know how to launch some games from workbench if need be but anything else usually creates probs for me, i was mostly console gaming back in the old amiga days and therefore not so familiar with most things amiga. i do love the games though.
Retroplay was kind enough to create some adfs for me and hopefully some other noobs may find them useful.
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