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Old 22 February 2021, 20:26   #1
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OneLoad64 Games Collection v2 Now Released! (C64)



Okay, so the day has finally come to release v2 of the OneLoad64 Games Collection into to the wild. There are now 1001 unique games included.

The key points of note for this release are:
  • The primary uncrunched games are now in Magic Desk CRT format for even quicker loading. These also support the display of loading screens, which wasn't always possible with the original PRG format due to space limitations. The uncrunched PRGs are still included for use when Magic Desk cartridge support is not available on a specific platform or device.
  • Screenshots are now included for all the core games in the collection. Future work is planned to improve these by replacing with larger resolution files which capture the full C64 screen, including the borders which are used by some games. But for now, they are the traditional 320x200.
  • Original cartridge images are now included in Extras\OriginalCRTs (thanks to Mayhem for his assistance in putting this set together)
  • Other cartridge images of interest (e.g. multiload games converted to CRT format etc) are now included in Extras\OtherCRTs
    Please see the Docs\history.txt and Docs\Readme.pdf files for more info.

A download link for the updated collection can be found in the description of the YouTube release video:

[ Show youtube player ]

Thanks to everyone who has supported the project thus far, it is really appreciated. I fully understand this collection is not for everyone, as many people prefer scene releases with intros and trainers. But I am still confident that there are use cases where people will also enjoy this type of collection. Now I just need to start prepping for v3! Please do keep the game suggestions coming in.

Enjoy!

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Old 22 February 2021, 22:38   #2
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Not sure I understand this, but it appears that all those C64 games are saved in cartrdige format?!

I will check it out, wonder if those new CRT will work with C64 Max.

Thank you!
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Old 22 February 2021, 22:47   #3
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Indeed, each of the games in the Originals folder has been dumped using the MC monitor in an emulator and then converted to Magic Desk CRTs, uncrunched PRGs and crunched PRGs (using Exomizer).

The CRTs should work fine on the Maxi as VICE supports the Magic Desk CRT format.
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Old 22 February 2021, 22:52   #4
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That is great! Thank you!

ps. I had no idea there was CRT for Turrican games either. This makes running games on Maxi even easier.

Not to mention with Launchbox + Any emulator it should be also much easier to add C64 games, especially 2 disk games.
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Old 23 February 2021, 00:39   #5
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Old 23 February 2021, 00:50   #6
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Thank you

This is great.
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Old 23 February 2021, 09:02   #7
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Old 23 February 2021, 17:21   #9
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Old 23 February 2021, 17:46   #10
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Excellent - I can use this to update my SD2EIC collection as it's pretty random and very poorly organised.

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Old 23 February 2021, 22:29   #11
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Sadly these didn't work on my C64 .

I tried the compressed and uncompressed PRGs as suggested in the documentation but none of the ones I tried worked.

Not sure if this is because I have an old SD2IEC?
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Damn, that's a bummer. I have had other users report success with the crunched PRGs, which are just compressed with Exomizer. I assume other PRGs have been working fine for you? How about if you place inside a .D64?

Sorry, I don't have an SD2IEC myself. Maybe someone else here can shed some light on this, or maybe try them with an SD2IEC too?

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Old 24 February 2021, 00:27   #13
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No - I tried uncompressed too and the few I tried just crashed! Will have another go later as it may have been me being stupid as I haven't used the C64 much. Will let you know.
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Okay, so I reached out to one of my contacts with an SD2IEC and he's confirmed the crunched PRGs are working fine for him. The uncrunched versions however won't work on the SD2IEC because of their size (i.e. they are too big to load in one go).

Anyway, he said he was using the NAV 9.6 browser, as opposed to the more traditional CBM FileBrowser (fb64), as he has found it more reliable at loading things himself. And I guess it'd be worth checking out your SD2IEC firmware version perhaps too?

Really hope you can get things up and running.
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Will it work with Tapecart?
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Yeah, the crunched PRGs should work fine with the Tapecart. The archive also includes Tapecrt (.tcrt) compilations of the whole collection.
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Great job

Hey StatMat glad your V2 is finally up and look what I found

http://www.indieretronews.com/2021/0...2-now.html?m=1

Well done mate
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Hey StatMat glad your V2 is finally up and look what I found

http://www.indieretronews.com/2021/0...2-now.html?m=1

Well done mate
Yeah, time to spread the word a little further!

And thanks for your input and support on the project mate, it is much appreciated.
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Hey StatMat glad your V2 is finally up and look what I found

http://www.indieretronews.com/2021/0...2-now.html?m=1

Well done mate
Cheers man!
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Cheers man!
And thanks for sharing.
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