Chuckie Egg Tape (original)

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By Samor

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07-02-2005, 19:28

I got a chuckie egg tape and I have some trouble running the game.
the tape's loading instruction is BLOAD"CE",R and that works, but the MSX(2) resets after loading the game. Maybe it's an MSX2 thing, or I'm forgetting something.... my memory is a little rusty on running tapes anyways. If anyone knows why it's not starting, I'd like to hear it.

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By snout

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07-02-2005, 19:31

Most of the time, the infamous POKE -1,xxx gets the job done. Here's the universal POKE that works on every MSX:

 POKE -1,(15-PEEK(-1)\16)*17

By Samor

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07-02-2005, 19:38

that gives a black screen....

VG8235 btw...

By snout

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07-02-2005, 19:39

Hmmz.. the universal poke shouldn't hang the MSX. Wink Philips?

POKE -1,170

Or does it give a black screen after loading?

By Samor

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07-02-2005, 19:43

the universal poke gives a black screen and the tape keeps running;

poke-1,170 or nothing resets the MSX after loading.

Could be a bad tape, but it does the same on both sides.
Of course I could try repearing it with some disk version I can probably find somewhere + the utility DISKTAPE if all else fails, but I'd rather not.

By snout

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07-02-2005, 19:45

Indeed, better keep the original an original, eh Wink Do other tape games work as they should?

I know the first series of 8235 (/00) had a problem with the memory mapper, but that should only give trouble with running megarom games and such, not MSX1 games. Rite?

By Samor

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07-02-2005, 19:47

yes, others do work (being International Karate & Chess Game MSX2)
I guess I'll fire up the 8250 and see what that one does.

*edit - that one says "out of memory" ....now that's odd; I guess 32k doesnt fit in 512 eh? Tongue
*edit 2 - and just for fun I put in a 4MB memorymapper (in the 8250) and it starts. Now, how's that? ...and WHY?!

By [D-Tail]

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07-02-2005, 20:44

Mapper issue vs. bad programming, I guess Wink

By Samor

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07-02-2005, 20:48

I guess..... ah well, at least I've got it working Smile

By BiFi

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07-02-2005, 21:19

or code overwriting disk data... boot with SHIFT-key pressed...

By Samor

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07-02-2005, 22:11

I was already doing that...

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