SofaRun v2.0 bug report thread

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By Louthrax

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26-11-2019, 21:25

gdx wrote:

I often have problems with Sofarun. I have to re-initialize it to work properly again. It would be nice if he was more stable.

Hi GDX!

Sure. It would also be nice if you could give feedback and detailed descriptions of your problems. I guess you understand I won't fix anything without that Smile ?

For example, what do you mean by "re-initialize" SofaRun ? Resetting the settings, clearing the temporary files, deleting the SofaRun directory, formatting SD card again ? Which game was not working, which settings, which MSX configuration ? But I know, I takes some time and big efforts to post all those details, compared to the hours required to investigate and fix that.

Ah, sorry for the pesky answer here, had a bad day with same kinds of issues at work Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

So, in a more serious, brief and friendly manner, please give details and I'll be happy to fix your problem(s) !

By Francisco Gálvez

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26-11-2019, 20:46

Don't be hurry. I tested again with same results.
I tried with reset game settings but It didn't work (anyways I don't use change parameters). I didn't reset global SofaRun settings (I don't no how to). Settings are just how they are in the program downloaded.
I tried several kind of cartrigdes: classic konami msx1, ascii, ....
I have the same message (*** value out of bounds for /C600) and redirection to a:\SAVES...
I didn't test in a real MSX, just my Zemmix.

I hope It may help. U R doing a good job
Regards
PS: version 4 worked

By Louthrax

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26-11-2019, 21:24

Hi Francisco,

Ok, that "Out of bounds" error seems related to the "PSG Channels" options of SofaROM (so only related to ROM files).

This option has changed between versions, so newer versions of SofaRun might not work with the old setting files.

In order to reset the "global/default settings", go to "SofaRun & default settings" in the main menu (press [ESC]), select "Reset to defaults" then finally "Apply".

For info, the "defaults settings" are common to all games, the per-game settings are then applied on top of it.

By gdx

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27-11-2019, 11:42

Louthrax wrote:

It would also be nice if you could give feedback and detailed descriptions of your problems.

There is often a problem when I set several commands for the same extension. It's coming quickly but I do not know why. So I can not give feedback.

By Louthrax

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28-11-2019, 00:15


gdx wrote:
Louthrax wrote:

It would also be nice if you could give feedback and detailed descriptions of your problems.

There is often a problem when I set several commands for the same extension. It's coming quickly but I do not know why. So I can not give feedback.

Come on, I’m sure you can give more details! What is “a problem” ? Crash, not launching, blocked, not unzipping ? When does it happen (launch time, unzipping, SofaRun start) ? Do you get an error message ?
You could also post your .INI file here so that I could have a look at and try to reproduce?

By gdx

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28-11-2019, 01:17

I modified only this part:

####################################################################
[EXTS]
####################################################################

# *1: internal ROM (ROM image) handling
# *2: internal CAS (tape image) handling
# *3: internal DSK (disk image) handling
# *4: internal ZIP (zipped file) handling

# %s: SofaRun directory path (e.g. A:\SOFARUN\)
# %f: Selected file path (e.g. MYGAME.ROM)
# %c: COMMAND2.COM path (e.g. A:\COMMAND2.COM) 

ROM=*1;Run with SofaRom
CAS=*2
DSK=*3
ZIP=*4

AD4=%sADAM.COM %f
AD5=%sADAM.COM %f
AD8=%sADAM.COM %f
BAS=%c BASIC %f
BAT=%c %f
BAT=%sAKID.COM %f;Edit
COM=%f
INI=%sAKID.COM %f;Edit
LDR=%c BASIC %f
MIG=%sMIGVIEW.COM %f;View
VGM=%sVGMPLAY.COM %f;Play
TXT=%sAKID.COM %f;Edit
ROM=A:\TOOLS\ROM2MMM.COM %f;Run with Rom2MMM
SC2=A:\GRAPHIC\SC2VIEW.COM %f
SG=A:\BIN\SG2MSX.COM %f;Run with SG2MSX
SG=A:\TOOLS\SG1000.COM %f;Run with SG1000
SMS=A:\BIN\SG2MSX.COM %f
SMS=A:\TOOLS\SG1000.COM %f;Run with SG1000

#MID=A:\DEVICES\TADAMIDI\SZMMP.COM /U1 %f
#MID=A:\DEVICES\MIDIPAC\MIDIPLAY.COM %f

When I launch a ROM, I get in the best case:

But I can't run ROM2MM. It's SR that starts instead.

And in the worst case SR does not work normally. In addition, SG2MSX.COM to run SG1000 games can not be found. SG1000.COM is found but the name of the ROM can not be found. When I erase everything and reinstall it it works again but not long.

By Francisco Gálvez

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28-11-2019, 21:38

Hi Louthrax ...
Your advice worked.. I entered into the configuration menu of Sofarun and reseted settings. I also cleaned saved configuration files (in settings). I think that was the problem...
Anyway I begin to enjoy the new Sofarun version.
Thanks and regards.

By Louthrax

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28-11-2019, 22:07

Francisco Gálvez wrote:

Hi Louthrax ...
Your advice worked.. I entered into the configuration menu of Sofarun and reseted settings. I also cleaned saved configuration files (in settings). I think that was the problem...
Anyway I begin to enjoy the new Sofarun version.
Thanks and regards.

Glad to know that it works Smile To give some explanations about the settings problems: SofaRun is saving its settings (per-game and defaults), in binary format, for speed and size-sake. The bad thing is that the settings are evolving between SofaRun versions (some settings added, other removed, or range changed), so they are sometimes not compatible and you have to reset them.

By Louthrax

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28-11-2019, 22:09

gdx wrote:

And in the worst case SR does not work normally. In addition, SG2MSX.COM to run SG1000 games can not be found. SG1000.COM is found but the name of the ROM can not be found. When I erase everything and reinstall it it works again but not long.

Thanks GDX, so that is something I can start investigating with Smile Will let you know when I'll find something!

By Grauw

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29-11-2019, 00:04

Louthrax: Maybe an idea to add a serialised version number to the settings files which you increase every time the format changes in an incompatible way, and either add code to load data from older versions or add a warning to the UI that the format has changed, noting the reset to default function?

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