Manhattan Transfer game: Vampiro

by snout on 26-06-2004, 18:47
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Source: HispaMSX Mailinglist

Eduardo Robsy Petrus re-released the rare MSX game Vampiro, published by Manhattan Transfer: a well known spanish press group that published two different MSX magazines: MSX CLUB and MSX EXTRA, that later got merged. The creator of the game, J.L. Linares, has granted permission to redistribute the game on Robsy's website. You can download the game including a small (Spanish) manual over here.

As the game was created in BASIC and originally distributed on Cassette tape the game is distributed as a WAV file, which can be loaded on several MSX emulators and real MSX computers. The game consumes 27kB of RAM and will therefor only work on MSX systems without a DISKROM. If your MSX has a diskdrive, you can disable the DISKROM by pressing SHIFT during boot.

Relevant link: Vampiro.

Comments (7)

By pitpan

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26-06-2004, 21:02

Actually, the name of the game is VAMPIRO, and the company that published it was called MANHATTAN TRANSFER, a well known spanish press group that published two different MSX magazines: MSX CLUB and MSX EXTRA, that later got merged.

By karloch

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27-06-2004, 01:21

I just saw the post and I corrected it. "Vampiro de Manhattan Transfer", funny name xD. I have taken part of the reaction of Pitpan and added it to the newspost, as well as corrected the wrong names. ^^

By Manuel

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28-06-2004, 19:28

Darn, also this wav file doesn't load on openMSX...

By Vincent van Dam

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28-06-2004, 19:53

The wav file is faulty, if you look at it with a sample editor you can see that the waves in this file are all in 0 or higher, no negative values at all. Don't know what the technical term is, but the baseline which should have been 0, is now 128. openMSX emulates the tape more or less with the equasion >=0, which in this case is always true.

By AuroraMSX

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01-07-2004, 17:16

I'm not too familiar with the WAV file format but it looks like the WAV is in 'unsigned 8-bit' format (if the base level is at 128) where openMSX expects a 'signed 8-bit' format. I would call it a problem in openMSX then, not a 'faulty WAV file'

By Vincent van Dam

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01-07-2004, 20:20

If you open the file with a sample editing program you will see what I mean.

By Manuel

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04-07-2004, 23:33

OK, I just added a simple DC filter to openMSX (subtract the average of the signal) and now the Vampiro image gets loaded perfectly Smile
So, next release I hope we can say that openMSX can load the microWAVer images Smile