Trying to load some free games on the One Chip MSX

Par vanfanel

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09-11-2011, 18:59

I'm trying to load:
-Deep Dungeon: loads with ODO, but after the tittle screen the machine resets.
-Monster Hunter: Loads with "romload mhunt.rom /s /c". It shows tittle screen, then it starts with a warrior saying he's tired and needs to leave the country. Then the game shows ...the ending sequence!!! Crazy....

any help is appreciated

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Par hap

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09-11-2011, 19:03

Try them on another MSX (one from the 80s), using same or similar loading options?
If they fail too, you're not loading them properly I guess.

It shows tittle screen, then it starts with a warrior saying he's tired and needs to leave the country. Then the game shows ...the ending sequence!!! Crazy....LOL!

Par vanfanel

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09-11-2011, 19:13

I don't have another MSX Big smile

Par hbarcellos

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09-11-2011, 19:20

try to load them using ExecROM which is superior.

Here's a link: <just removed the link, because there are rom files there>.

Just google for ExecROM and you'll find it easily.

BTW, one question: One Chip MSX can "emulate/simulate" a megar(a/o)m?

Par vanfanel

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09-11-2011, 19:31

Yes, it simulates megaroms with/without SCC+, ASCII 8, ASCII 16... One way or the other, every game should work on the OCM Smile

Par vanfanel

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09-11-2011, 20:09

@hbarcellos: execrom says "megaram cartidge not found"...
So all I can load with execrom is 32KB roms, not megaroms (because execrom loads them in RAM instead of megaRAM).
I can already run megaroms with romload, but just for curiosity... why does execrom say that? Romload works, and so does ngload...

Par Dantyr

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09-11-2011, 20:26

Execrom needs a MegaRam cart for ROMs with more than 32Kb.

Par vanfanel

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09-11-2011, 20:49

Yes, the problem is that 1ChipMSX uses/simulates ESE-RAM instead of MegaRAM. It has the same use (loading our backups from RAM extensions), but they are slightly different, so execrom doesn't detect or use 1ChipMSX's ESE-RAM.

No problem, I found NGLOAD runs both games with no apparent problems.
I also found out how to load ASCII-8/16 ROM images with ROMLOAD (not related with the issue discussed here, but it allows me to load compile/taito games nicely).

Thanks!

Par hbarcellos

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10-11-2011, 00:26

anyway, it should be extremely easy to recompile ExecROM to load all roms on OCM...
Source code is available if I remember correctly.

Par KdL

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10-11-2011, 00:54

Hi, try MGLOAD for safe method! Smile