Using Floppy drive for the games

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Van Hypersoft

Expert (74)

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24-05-2020, 11:30

I send you An e-mail

Van AxelF

Champion (386)

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24-05-2020, 13:23

You can save the basic file as ASCII file e.a. save"autoexec.bas",a
now you can open it with Notepad or any othe textfile editor.

Are you looking for any specific disk game ?

Van tfh

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24-05-2020, 13:45

Hypersoft, I'm afraid I can't post any links here, but... check my profile and send me an e-mail. I can give you a link to a site that has disk-versions of almost every game (including from rom games), together with all the needed .BAS loaders.

Please note that as mentioned before that quite some of these cracks done quite badly. Some of these .BAS files will contain something like poke-1,170 or poke-1,255 which might crash your machine even before the game loads. The solution is quite simple though:
Load the .BAS file, replace the poke -1,xxx with poke-1,(15-peek(-1)\16)*17 and save the .bas file again. This should solve most problems. And always boot your MSX with the CTRL key pressed to make sure you have as much free memory as possible.

Van donluca

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25-05-2020, 00:42

There's also an alternative which is onedrive.com which you can put in your autoexec.bas or .bat which does the same thing as keeping the CTRL button pressed, so you don't have to remember to do it everytime.

Van Hypersoft

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29-05-2020, 09:57

I have some problems with a couple of dsk games that i put on a 3.5" disc
The drive keeps spinning, i know the answer, but not every thing.
Back in the days's there was a programm that found the: start, end, and excution adress of the games.
But....what programm was that

Van RvS

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29-05-2020, 10:09

BEGADR from the MSX Computer Magazine.
https://www.msx.org/wiki/MSX_Computer_Magazine_12

Van Meits

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29-05-2020, 10:42

Badly hacked games tend to do that eternal spinning to some games. Depends a lot on which diskrom your computer has as well.

Van AndreV

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29-05-2020, 18:48

http://members.home.nl/g.h.kruishaar/prog.htm
Disk 178 gereedschapkist has a program to stop disk spinning in i think in menu 2 with he: start, end, and excution adress of the games.

Van donluca

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29-05-2020, 19:23

Hypersoft wrote:

I have some problems with a couple of dsk games that i put on a 3.5" disc
The drive keeps spinning, i know the answer, but not every thing.

Again, the solution to this problem is in one of the threads I've linked to you before...

Van AndreV

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30-05-2020, 07:59

It's in menu 4 second option

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