Convert TAP to PRG

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Convert TAP to PRG

Postby mrr19121970 » Fri May 06, 2016 4:46 am

I wanted to convert Mickey The Bricky from TAP to PRG, but TAPclean doesn't seem to like it much.

Anyon willing to share a converted version?

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Re: Convert TAP to PRG

Postby TNT » Fri May 06, 2016 6:07 am

SYS4100
Someone else can crunch it for easier usage, I'm at work :)

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Re: Convert TAP to PRG

Postby mrr19121970 » Fri May 06, 2016 6:13 am

Thanks, I tried wav-prg and got the same file as you. I thought I did something wrong as sys4100 jumped straight into gameplay. But your version does too, so all good.

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Re: Convert TAP to PRG

Postby TNT » Fri May 06, 2016 6:22 am

The first part (the autostarting one) just sets some vectors and colors, then loads the second part and prints what it just loaded (it's at $1400 if you want to make a loader part for the game), then loads the last part and does "JMP $0351" which contains "JMP $1004" ie "SYS 4100". The text screen is shown only during the loading, cleared as soon as the game starts.

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Re: Convert TAP to PRG

Postby mrr19121970 » Fri May 06, 2016 8:44 am

TNT wrote:Someone else can crunch it for easier usage, I'm at work :)


Which crunchers are used ? Only ever used on C64 and Amiga as kid.

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Re: Convert TAP to PRG

Postby mrr19121970 » Fri May 06, 2016 10:56 pm

Micky The Bricky is a cool game. Seems very advanced for a 1984 title. Anyone feel up to the job of improving it? Animation on the barrels for example and a "trainer" would be great.

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Re: Convert TAP to PRG

Postby Mike » Sat May 07, 2016 6:04 am

mrr19121970 wrote:I thought I did something wrong as sys4100 jumped straight into gameplay. But your version does too, so all good.

That comes because the game (also) checks for a pressed [RETURN] key to start the game. Unless you're really, *really* quick at releasing [RETURN] after entering SYS4100, you'll get the described effect. :)

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Re: Convert TAP to PRG

Postby mrr19121970 » Sat May 07, 2016 11:38 am

This makes sense. Thanks

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Re: Convert TAP to PRG

Postby mrr19121970 » Tue May 10, 2016 5:48 am

POKE 5339,1: SYS4100 to start without jumping into game

POKE 5029,234:POKE 5030,234: SYS4100 for infinite lives


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