The hobbit on disc!

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The hobbit on disc!

Post by Silicebit. » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:38 pm

Also i've adapted the game The hobbit to disc. Enjoy it :-)
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Note that the game only can be saved and recovered on tape still.

Symoon, can you post it on oric.org too?

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Re: The hobbit on disc!

Post by coco.oric » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:13 am

Hello, good work but is it too difficult to modify the game and add save/restore game on disk ?
(i've played a lot of hours with this fantastic game)
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Post by Silicebit. » Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:22 pm

coco.oric wrote:As i'm a fan of boot and play, may be you can use INIST instruction of sedoric to put the name of the software you wanted to launch automatically.
(the same for the hobbit)
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Re: The hobbit on disc!

Post by Symoon » Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:37 pm

Will put it on Oric.org when I get 5mins, promise (don't even have time to update my own transfers or what Steve sent me a while ago though I think of it quite often)

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Re: The hobbit on disc!

Post by Silicebit. » Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:52 am

coco.oric wrote:Hello, good work but is it too difficult to modify the game and add save/restore game on disk ?
(i've played a lot of hours with this fantastic game)
It can be a bit more difficult. I must locate the routines save and recover, and change them for disc. Not a trivial task, but not impossible. Time to time. :-)
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Re: The hobbit on disc!

Post by Chema » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:36 am

Symoon wrote:Will put it on Oric.org when I get 5mins, promise (don't even have time to update my own transfers or what Steve sent me a while ago though I think of it quite often)
Just a side note... I am not sure about what will be my spare time in the months to come, but if you want help or if I can do anything to help you updating the programs in Oric.org, just drop me a line, ok?

I know this is a quite hard work, and I don't know if you are the only one doing this...

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Re: The hobbit on disc!

Post by nigelr0 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:44 pm

Hello, did anyone ever manage to do a save/restore to disc on the hobbit?

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Re: The hobbit on disc!

Post by Chema » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:46 pm

I'm afraid The Hobbit uses custom saving and loading routines that work only with cassette.

And, even if it used the ROM calls it would be necessary to have some patched ROM in order to emulate that behavior, I think.

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Re: The hobbit on disc!

Post by Dbug » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:08 pm

Chema wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:46 pm
I'm afraid The Hobbit uses custom saving and loading routines that work only with cassette.
And, even if it used the ROM calls it would be necessary to have some patched ROM in order to emulate that behavior, I think.
Does it need the custom saving and loading routines at all?
As long as the SAVE and LOAD are symmetrical, I don't see any particular reason why a simple SAVE and LOAD calls would not work, or is the game doing something very fancy with the way it treats data?

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Re: The hobbit on disc!

Post by Chema » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:12 pm

You mean in the case that it used the load and save rom routines? No idea. I guess the only thing is the name of the saved file or if it saved several unnamed chunks to be loaded sequentially.

But IIRC The Hobbit uses custom routines, so patching the game itself is needed.

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Re: The hobbit on disc!

Post by Dbug » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:15 pm

Of course, the idea was to patch the game :)
If the save data is just one chunk of memory saved, it should not be too difficult.

One reason I could think of to use a custom format would be to make it harder to patch a save game to cheat.

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