Laser Squad plus Expansion Pack restored

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Por Louthrax

Prophet (2435)

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10-06-2016, 03:01

Managed to isolate and apply SLotman's fix "changing controls from Q/A/O/P to cursor keys" (you really want that on MSX if not using a joystick !). Will try to release a new version tomorrow.

Por msxski

Resident (62)

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10-06-2016, 14:28

Let's continue in this thread. No reason to have the discussion going in several threads. I'll post here from now on. Smile Btw. t would be so cool if we could hack in the Laser Squad theme. Just dreaming here. Maybe someone did an AY-rendition of the Amiga music. Smile

Por msxski

Resident (62)

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10-06-2016, 14:30

There was a CPC reverse engineering version as well: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/programming/reverse-engineering-...

Por Wild_Penguin

Hero (644)

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10-06-2016, 15:05

msxski wrote:

Let's continue in this thread. No reason to have the discussion going in several threads. I'll post here from now on. Smile Btw. t would be so cool if we could hack in the Laser Squad theme. Just dreaming here. Maybe someone did an AY-rendition of the Amiga music. Smile

I've been dreaming about this as well ... but the PC versions music! I guess that has something to do with the fact I played the PC version back in the day (not the Amiga version).

Por Louthrax

Prophet (2435)

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10-06-2016, 19:22

Let's fix some small MSX-version specific bugs first Smile

Before:

After:

Before:

After:

Looks like they decided to shift the screen to the right for the MSX version (maybe they had badly centered CRTs ??), but did not notice things were overlapping to the right.

I'll release a new version for you to test tonight or tomorrow.

Por Louthrax

Prophet (2435)

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10-06-2016, 19:37

Uploaded the new version here.

Changes are:

  • No more crash on MSX with memory-mapper enabled RAM expansion.
  • Display bugs shown above are fixed.

Por ARTRAG

Enlighted (6914)

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10-06-2016, 19:41

Great work!
On CPC they have also started to improve the graphic
This is the full tile set in a 4bpp mode

Por ssj

Rookie (19)

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16-06-2016, 06:23

I thought about giving the English translation from the Italian release a try (http://www.icongames.com.br/msxfiles/blog-en/laser-squad-msx/), but can anyone tell me a MSX model in OpenMSX that supports this game?

The notes state it won't work with some, but would be easier to state which one it works with as I tried a lot of them and it won't work with any lol, the further I got was to select the scenario and then it gets stuck at a black screen :(

Por Louthrax

Prophet (2435)

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16-06-2016, 17:18

I just finished the disk version. It can be downloaded here. I'll publish that on my website and make an announcement later.

************************************
           Requirements
************************************

Any MSX machine with 64KB RAM and a
disk drive. No memory mapper
required.

MSX 2 computers will benefit from an
enhanced screen 8 intro screen.


************************************
               Usage
************************************

Boot your MSX computer with disk
inserted or type LSQUAD from MSX-DOS
command line to launch the game.

Following options are available:
  /1 : Force MSX 1 intro screen on
       MSX 2 computers
  /S : Use Spectrum intro screen

Saved game will be placed in file
MAP08.TZX.

See MANUAL.TXT for in-game
instructions.


************************************
  Changes compared to original MSX
           tape version
************************************

* Two extra levels from Spectrum's
"Laser Squad Expansion Kit Two" have
been ported and added.

* Cursor keys can be used to move
units.

* Removed "port FE" bug causing
crashes on various MSX machines.

* Fixed display bugs in status bars
and "PRESS FIRE TO END SELECTION"
message.

* Fixed a bug allowing units to walk
through obstacles when loading
another scenario after scenario "The
Stardrive" (this was also happening
on Spectrum version).


************************************
             Credits
************************************

Code:       Louthrax
Title GFX:  FRS

BitBuster unpacking routines by Team
Bomba.

Some screenshots:

The new scenario selection screen:

MSX 2 title screen (made by FRS):

MSX 1 title screen (also made by FRS):

Have fun & please report any bug you might find :)

Por Manuel

Ascended (19224)

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16-06-2016, 20:40

I quickly tried the game a few weeks ago, but I couldn't really quickly figure out what to do... is there a short manual available?

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