Load ALESTE.DSk and launch it!

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By giuseve

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28-08-2014, 12:35

Hallo,

I've ALESTE2.DSK on the SD of MegaFlashRomScc+SD.
I've mounted it with the MAPDRV option of nextor on drive H
Aleste has no AUTOEXEC.BAT or similar in: it works at boot.
How to simulate the boot on the drive H where I mounted ALESTE?

Regards

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By tvalenca

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28-08-2014, 14:28

Isn't this ALESTE2.DSK that brazilian hack to run a MegaROM game from disk on 64k MSX computers? If it is, it won't run on MegaFlashROM SCC because it relies on brazilian-made port-based disk controllers. And you can't see files (or at least an AUTOEXEC.BAT/BAS) because there's an special boot sector and once the game has started it reads raw data on disk. This was also an copy protection, because you can't copy a file that does not have a name (at least not using BASIC or MSX-DOS copy command)

By Creepy

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28-08-2014, 14:35

Aleste 2 has three disks. You can load all three disks inside the MFRS+SD and simple reset the MSX. If your Aleste2.dsk contains the three disk images concatenated together, you can use something like runit to start the game.

By tvalenca

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28-08-2014, 15:08

Oh, that game! Tongue

In this case, I'm not sure. But on Sharksym's MMC-SD (and the brazilian clone) you map disk images on drive A (not H). The program you use to do it (DISKMAN.COM) offer you a hard and a soft reset after this, but that's not mandatory.

By Guillian

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28-08-2014, 15:35

You have to do what Creepy said: load the three disks using /Dx option, or rename the files to .FD1, .FD2, .FD3 and load them from MultiMente. Then press RESET and the game will boot.

By giuseve

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29-08-2014, 16:06

OK, done.
It works. I've tried selecting all 3 disk in MM and pressing return, but it flash only the first one.
Instead flashing them 1 by 1 it flash all disk.
Is it right?

PS: with Aleste my FM-PAC Friesland sounds with a very low volume. Any fixing suggestion?

By Dustin Pease

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01-01-2016, 17:03

i cant seem to get mine to load on my MFRSCC+512k ive tried to renaming, re-downloading, the only way i can get it to boot is to make 3 disks with fdload and use actual floppy disks. am i doing something incorrect? (using an HB-F1XDJ)

By Dustin Pease

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01-01-2016, 17:43

i lied the /Dx option is working, but why wont the .fd1... work, it makes the NEXT_DSK.dat i hold 1 or 2 to boot that disk and nothing happens... why is that?

By Dustin Pease

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01-01-2016, 17:55

Quote:

The disk image files must not be fragmented, that is,
their contents must be placed across consecutive
sectors in the device.

how can i ensure this (linux or windows)

By Manuel

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01-01-2016, 18:43

YOu can't flash 3 double sided floppy disks of 720kB in 512kB flashROM...

EDIT: or.. did you mean it has 512kB mapper RAM? How large is the flash?

By Dustin Pease

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01-01-2016, 19:00

flash is 64 megabits and the extra ram is 512k

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