Tap2Exe?

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Re: Tap2Exe?

Post by Godzil » Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:02 am

Chema wrote:
jotd wrote:You mean that the machine has 64k ram and 90% of the users could not use it because they only had a tape deck?
Yep. And IIRC it would have been quite easy to use a free port on the sound chip to switch the rom on/off by software, but they didn't include that in the circuity.

I think there is a mod to use this trick to switch between two roms. Fabrice made it I think...
The 6522 more likely than the PSG (all the PSG IO are used by the keyboard) but there are still some unused on the 6522 (PB5 is not connected and would fit perfectly)

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Re: Tap2Exe?

Post by iss » Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:09 am

Godzil wrote:...on the 6522 (PB5 is not connected and would fit perfectly)
With the only drawback that programs which write to PB without preserving PB5 will switch ROMs - but this is expected ;).

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Re: Tap2Exe?

Post by Godzil » Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:22 am

iss wrote:
Godzil wrote:...on the 6522 (PB5 is not connected and would fit perfectly)
With the only drawback that programs which write to PB without preserving PB5 will switch ROMs - but this is expected ;).
it's true if we add it now. If it was on the start this won't be a real problem, because everyone will care about it, anyway, even now, you shouldn't play with either PA and PB without knowing that is plugged on it.

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Re: Tap2Exe?

Post by jotd » Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:04 pm

anyway...

i ve started the conversion of aigle d or to test my new tools (don t worry patrice you ll be able to help!)
i ve got some very nice python tools i ll be able to share with you soon

bas2c: basic to c converter. very little adaptations if not none to make an exe
bin2c: binary block to c converter. given a set of entrypoints that may be extracted from bas2c output file, disassembles and tries to recognize remaining code zones in multipass. connects nicely to bas2c. uses autodis.

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Re: Tap2Exe?

Post by Hialmar » Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:21 pm

Awesome jeff :)

Can't wait to see your updated tools.
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Re: Tap2Exe?

Post by jotd » Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:50 pm

Hi

Good news l aigle d or is running as an exe
There are a few bugs but i found basic 2 c bugs later. Will regenerate

Strip 21 automated conversion runs without any manual rework!!

Expect a lot of conversions from now on, with or without enhancements

I ll publish the tools asap
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Re: Tap2Exe?

Post by Hialmar » Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:51 pm

Wonderful Jeff.

Can't wait to see your work and play l'Aigle d'Or :)
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Re: Tap2Exe?

Post by jotd » Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:06 pm

Hi,

A few conversions can be downloaded here, user or developper package (with source & conversion tools)

http://jotd.pagesperso-orange.fr/oric_remakes.html

For tools be sure to get Dr Genius, as for instance House of Death contains an outdated version of the engine/tools.

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Re: Tap2Exe?

Post by kamelito » Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:03 pm

Hi,

The only valid links where available are House of Death, Zorgon, and Xenon.
How about exe for 68k Amigas ? :)

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Re: Tap2Exe?

Post by jotd » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:36 pm

Hi,

I've fixed the links (except for Rendez Vous de la Terreur which I still have to upload)

About 68k exes: could be done, but a lot of optimization would be required, mostly because of C and SDL systematic full screen refresh.
Check my Bagman remake 68K SDL version. Even on A1200/68060 it crawls: http://jotd.pagesperso-orange.fr/bagman ... ga-1.0.zip

Interesting though. My Oric emulator on Amiga (Amoric) used "draw only changes" mode. I don't know if I can reproduce a similar behaviour with SDL. I'll try, also because it could reduce CPU usage even on PC. Would be cool to get 0% cpu usage on adventure games when nothing is moving.

If you have conversion requests, I'll take them.
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Re: Tap2Exe?

Post by Xeron » Fri Oct 03, 2014 1:08 am

Oh, you're the author of Amoric? Cool! I used to use that on my old 68k Amigas :-D

Well, if you ever want to contribute to Oricutron, i'd be honoured, but I guess you're a busy guy enough already...

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Re: Tap2Exe?

Post by barnsey123 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:16 am

@jotd

Probably off topic but I love those conversions...the sound effects in Zorgon really made me laugh. Good stuff. :D

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Re: Tap2Exe?

Post by jotd » Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:52 pm

Xeron wrote: Well, if you ever want to contribute to Oricutron, i'd be honoured, but I guess you're a busy guy enough already...
Well, Oricutron is sooooo much better than Amoric (Amoric= patched ROMs, music but no noise, no floppy, no telestrat, loads of bugs & emulation inaccuracies...). Well it ran on rather slow Amigas, that's the good point.

For Oricutrion, I'd like to help, but I wonder what's missing in it and what I could do that you could not do.
barnsey123 wrote:@jotd

Probably off topic but I love those conversions...the sound effects in Zorgon really made me laugh. Good stuff. :D
Not that off topic since there's no such thing as Tap2exe, and my conversions are the closest thing to it, with added crazy sounds, so thanks anyway:)
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Re: Tap2Exe?

Post by jotd » Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:00 pm

Hi,

BTW L'Aigle d'Or conversion is finally available, with precious help from Hialmar

http://jotd.pagesperso-orange.fr/oric_remakes.html

I'd love to see your comments on the new version.
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Re: Tap2Exe?

Post by jotd » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:49 pm

Hi again,

Now "Le Retour du Dr Genius" is available as a standard Windows executable (beta version) on the same webpage.

In work/almost working:

- Defence Force
- Scuba Dive
- Frelon
- Bering
- Esquive
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