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Old 02 August 2014, 14:38   #121
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Works with the latest firmware version with the track change settling time increased (5ms->16ms).

Anyway, FYI, the trackloader used here seems to be quite flakey with any floppy disk drive or emulator having a low track change settling time.
It isn't. It works on real Amigas, and i've already made the point that my work is done for Real Amigas. If it doesn't work properly under emulation (which it most certainly does up to 800%) then that is down to the emulator author to sort out.

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Old 02 August 2014, 14:40   #122
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1. You can send other characters to pick up other items by pressing Space and choosing them. They will sometimes get out of your way by doing this.
2. Press Space and choose another character to control when the main one dies.
3. I'm pretty sure you can play around with the inventory screen to cancel one of the pickups.
You beat me too it. Selecting other characters can get you out of a problem, or a quick shot with your pistol invariably gets them to move.

Like I said before, this is a 100% copy of the ST version, and it will do EXACTLY the same on the ST
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Old 02 August 2014, 14:49   #123
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It isn't. It works on real Amigas, and i've already made the point that my work is done for Real Amigas. If it doesn't work properly under emulation (which it most certainly does up to 800%) then that is down to the emulator author to sort out.

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I am talking about real Amiga, and even with real floppy drive... But i know where is the issue so the subject is closed for me too.

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Old 02 August 2014, 15:27   #124
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That sounds somewhat vague but I'll continue working on my port anyway, should there be 2 ports of the same game (which I doubt seeing that Asman has "other plans") people can choose which one they like best which isn't a bad thing IMHO.
That's great that you are working on Slap Fight. Frankly I did look into ST version of Slap Fight some time ago and I did nothing special as I remember.
And I think that is nothing wrong with 2 ports or more of the same game.
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Got back from the vacation to find this little present from Galahad on the forum. Thank you very much for this Galahad. I know how much work goes into reverse engineering stuff and especially adding new features - and this release is full of them. Plays like a dream on my A1200 and even on an un-accelerated A600 it plays very well. Great stuff.
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Old 06 August 2014, 16:03   #126
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Finally found some time to try this out on my 1200 030 50mhz. Good work., seems to be working well. Have no idea to do - will have to read some instructions!
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I wonder if these problems are also in the Atari ST original version ... otherwise Galahad will have some work to do The last issue which prevents the game from being completed is particulary worrying
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Old 07 August 2014, 10:53   #129
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I wonder if these problems are also in the Atari ST original version ...
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Old 07 August 2014, 12:35   #130
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So much for bug testing.... bah!

Looks like i'll have to check this out
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Old 07 August 2014, 12:39   #131
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Ah, played contrary to the instructions I gave, and that was "Cycle Exact" had to be ON.

Ironclaw played the entire longplay with it off!
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Ah, played contrary to the instructions I gave, and that was "Cycle Exact" had to be ON.

Ironclaw played the entire longplay with it off!
Was this an EYE DEE TEN TEE (spell it out on paper) type error?
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Haven't been around much of late, but finally got a chance to give this a go... Really cool stuff Galahad, and deserves great thanks!

If only they had made Great Escape for the ST too....
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Old 13 September 2014, 09:30   #136
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I found graphics bug in this game :-).
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Maybe it's same thing: http://www.tunguska.pl/wp-content/ga...smiczna/10.jpg
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I found graphics bug in this game :-).
I suppose that if you can replicate it on the original Atari ST game then it's not an Amiga bug It's worth trying maybe. Kamelito
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I found that tile problem while ripping the maps, but I couldn't see any correct tiles in the graphics. I've attached all the tiles the game uses. (The full map is on the HOL entry).

If you can see tiles that would work, it shouldn't be too hard to insert them into the game. It's not quite as simple as it seems, as the game is composed of about 12 submaps, each with it's own set of tiles for that submap. As you walk into a new area, it copies the relevant tiles into the buffer and decodes the map (as it's run-length-encoded).

I guess tile 371 appears to be blank so might be able to be drawn into, and possibly one of the high tile numbers like 511.

Incidentally, I never checked how the game stores the collision/walking state/height of each tile, hopefully that's a separate map and the submaps are literally just indexes to the graphics. If not, it might be a lot more work to fix those 2 tiles!
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I found that tile problem while ripping the maps, but I couldn't see any correct tiles in the graphics. I've attached all the tiles the game uses. (The full map is on the HOL entry).

If you can see tiles that would work, it shouldn't be too hard to insert them into the game. It's not quite as simple as it seems, as the game is composed of about 12 submaps, each with it's own set of tiles for that submap. As you walk into a new area, it copies the relevant tiles into the buffer and decodes the map (as it's run-length-encoded).

I guess tile 371 appears to be blank so might be able to be drawn into, and possibly one of the high tile numbers like 511.

Incidentally, I never checked how the game stores the collision/walking state/height of each tile, hopefully that's a separate map and the submaps are literally just indexes to the graphics. If not, it might be a lot more work to fix those 2 tiles!
I'm wondering if the original PASTI image I used as a the basis for making the Amiga version is buggered. Had a few issues using WinUAE with one file (i.e. the map file) getting corrupted, hence why I changed the file arrangements to make the map file smaller and compacted so if there was an error, Propack would pick it up on depack, but obviously not if it was already fucked.

I'm going to find an alternate source for the ST version, and introduce the map file from that and see if it fixes these graphical problems, it can't be anything more than that.
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