• ProDOS port request

    From alupin65@gmail.com@21:1/5 to qkumba on Tue Sep 14 02:29:55 2021
    On Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 2:24:08 AM UTC+8, qkumba wrote:
    I'm abandoning the old thread in order to create dedicated entries.
    This one is intended for anyone to request new ports.

    Here's the list that I have received so far:
    Aliens
    arcade machine
    Archon
    Archon II: Adept
    Ballblazer
    Beyond Castle Wolfenstein
    Bilestoad
    Blazing Paddles
    Cavern Creatures
    Flight Simulator II w/ support for scenery disk content on a HD
    Ghostbusters
    Law of the West
    Maniac Mansion
    MasterType (Double Hires version!)
    might and magic
    Music Construction Kit
    One on One
    pinball construction set
    pool of radiance
    rocky horror
    rocky's boots
    Santa Paravia and Fiumaccio
    shadowkeep
    Situation: Critical
    Starfleet One
    The Bard's Tale
    The Oregon Trail
    Transylvania
    Type Attack, by Sirius
    Ultima I
    Wasteland
    Wings of Fury

    SSI AD&D Series:
    Pool of Radiance
    Curse of the Azure Bonds
    Champions of Krynn
    War of the Lance

    Thanks,
    A.L.

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  • From Ianoid@21:1/5 to qkumba on Tue Sep 14 09:50:07 2021
    I'd add
    Timeship
    Sundog


    On Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 12:24:08 PM UTC-6, qkumba wrote:
    I'm abandoning the old thread in order to create dedicated entries.
    This one is intended for anyone to request new ports.

    Here's the list that I have received so far:
    Aliens
    arcade machine
    Archon
    Archon II: Adept
    Ballblazer
    Beyond Castle Wolfenstein
    Bilestoad
    Blazing Paddles
    Cavern Creatures
    Flight Simulator II w/ support for scenery disk content on a HD
    Ghostbusters
    Law of the West
    Maniac Mansion
    MasterType (Double Hires version!)
    might and magic
    Music Construction Kit
    One on One
    pinball construction set
    pool of radiance
    rocky horror
    rocky's boots
    Santa Paravia and Fiumaccio
    shadowkeep
    Situation: Critical
    Starfleet One
    The Bard's Tale
    The Oregon Trail
    Transylvania
    Type Attack, by Sirius
    Ultima I
    Wasteland
    Wings of Fury

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  • From qkumba@21:1/5 to All on Tue Sep 14 09:44:30 2021
    Okay, I have added these to the list.

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  • From alupin65@gmail.com@21:1/5 to qkumba on Tue Sep 14 17:25:16 2021
    On Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 12:44:31 AM UTC+8, qkumba wrote:
    Okay, I have added these to the list.

    Many thanks in advance. Also please make them all HD installable/playable if that's not your goal already.

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  • From qkumba@21:1/5 to All on Tue Sep 14 20:46:47 2021
    Many thanks in advance. Also please make them all HD installable/playable if that's not your goal already.

    That comes for free with the ProDOS port. Since they're files, you can just copy them to a hard disk and run from there.
    Check the "new ProDOS ports" thread for announcements. Pool of Radiance is done.

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  • From qkumba@21:1/5 to All on Tue Sep 14 20:48:20 2021
    I'd add
    Timeship
    Sundog

    Sundog boots under Holodeck already as a test case.
    I haven't tried playing it, though, so there are probably "insert disk" prompts to remove.

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  • From alupin65@gmail.com@21:1/5 to qkumba on Wed Sep 15 01:31:19 2021
    On Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 11:46:48 AM UTC+8, qkumba wrote:
    Many thanks in advance. Also please make them all HD installable/playable if that's not your goal already.
    That comes for free with the ProDOS port. Since they're files, you can just copy them to a hard disk and run from there.
    Check the "new ProDOS ports" thread for announcements. Pool of Radiance is done.

    Wow... You are really incredible! I will give it a spin later today.

    --* me very happy :-) *-

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  • From Steve Nickolas@21:1/5 to qkumba on Wed Sep 15 13:40:22 2021
    On Tue, 14 Sep 2021, qkumba wrote:

    Many thanks in advance. Also please make them all HD installable/playable if that's not your goal already.

    That comes for free with the ProDOS port. Since they're files, you can just copy them to a hard disk and run from there.
    Check the "new ProDOS ports" thread for announcements. Pool of Radiance is done.


    In fact, this is the reason I started doing ProDOS ports.

    ProDOS is pretty much device-agnostic, and if a program simply uses ProDOS calls to access the disk, it can use any drive that works with. I knew
    that 5.25" disks would ultimately fail, that drives from the time period
    would ultimate fail, that people would ultimately be using modern devices instead - and knew that DOS 3.3 file cracks would often not work on
    ProDOS, so I decided to try to start doing ProDOS file cracks.

    (I haven't done nearly the quantity or quality of these cracks as qkumba
    did, but since I did have skin in the game I figured I'd jump in with my
    two cents.)

    -uso.

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  • From alupin65@gmail.com@21:1/5 to Steve Nickolas on Wed Sep 15 17:59:22 2021
    On Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 1:40:25 AM UTC+8, Steve Nickolas wrote:
    On Tue, 14 Sep 2021, qkumba wrote:

    Many thanks in advance. Also please make them all HD installable/playable if that's not your goal already.

    That comes for free with the ProDOS port. Since they're files, you can just copy them to a hard disk and run from there.
    Check the "new ProDOS ports" thread for announcements. Pool of Radiance is done.

    In fact, this is the reason I started doing ProDOS ports.

    ProDOS is pretty much device-agnostic, and if a program simply uses ProDOS calls to access the disk, it can use any drive that works with. I knew
    that 5.25" disks would ultimately fail, that drives from the time period would ultimate fail, that people would ultimately be using modern devices instead - and knew that DOS 3.3 file cracks would often not work on
    ProDOS, so I decided to try to start doing ProDOS file cracks.

    (I haven't done nearly the quantity or quality of these cracks as qkumba
    did, but since I did have skin in the game I figured I'd jump in with my
    two cents.)

    -uso.

    Well said, gents, and I appreciate very much your efforts to help me experience my childhood joy again. Two thumbs up totally!

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  • From magnusfalkirk@21:1/5 to All on Sat Sep 18 08:29:58 2021
    Project Space Station
    Earth Orbit Stations
    Ultima II
    Space Rogue
    Adventure Construction Set
    Garry Kitchen's Game Maker
    Wizardry 1-5
    Universe 1 & 2
    Might & Magic 1 & 2
    Legend of Blacksilver
    Centauri Alliance

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  • From qkumba@21:1/5 to All on Sat Sep 18 13:00:01 2021
    Project Space Station
    Earth Orbit Stations
    Ultima II
    Space Rogue
    Adventure Construction Set
    Garry Kitchen's Game Maker
    Wizardry 1-5
    Universe 1 & 2
    Might & Magic 1 & 2
    Legend of Blacksilver
    Centauri Alliance

    The Wizardry series is currently a test-case in Holodeck. We haven't worked out yet how we will allow transferring characters between 1 and 2, but they boot and run.
    Ultima II - I have not seen a clean version.
    I've added the others to my list.

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  • From Steve Nickolas@21:1/5 to magnusfalkirk on Sat Sep 18 15:46:11 2021
    On Sat, 18 Sep 2021, magnusfalkirk wrote:

    Garry Kitchen's Game Maker

    Gamemaker would be... *cough* interesting, because of the whole "make a
    disk" thing.

    -uso.

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  • From qkumba@21:1/5 to All on Sat Sep 18 13:02:38 2021
    Gamemaker would be... *cough* interesting, because of the whole "make a
    disk" thing.

    I can create a disk image on the hard disk, but the filename is a problem. I suppose that I could just pick the next number in a sequence, like Passport does.
    Holodeck will probably solve this. You'd be able to select the target image on start.

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  • From Steve Nickolas@21:1/5 to qkumba on Sat Sep 18 16:52:16 2021
    On Sat, 18 Sep 2021, qkumba wrote:

    Gamemaker would be... *cough* interesting, because of the whole "make a
    disk" thing.

    I can create a disk image on the hard disk, but the filename is a problem. I suppose that I could just pick the next number in a sequence, like Passport does.
    Holodeck will probably solve this. You'd be able to select the target image on start.


    I actually created a tool some time ago that pulls the data off a
    Gamemaker disk and creates a BIN file.

    http://1.buric.co/gameroller2.zip

    Basically, the formatter places a loader on the disk, plus 5 BIN files.
    This could be fudged by formatting a disk, writing PRODOS, a .SYSTEM file,
    and the 5 files, perhaps...

    -uso.

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  • From Lorne Lavine@21:1/5 to All on Sat Sep 25 19:06:12 2021
    Might and Magic I
    Wizardry I

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  • From qkumba@21:1/5 to All on Wed Sep 29 10:57:37 2021
    Ah, Might and Magic II has the same "transfer characters" issue as Curse of the Azure Bonds and Wizardry II.

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  • From A. Lupin@21:1/5 to Lorne Lavine on Mon Oct 4 20:13:12 2021
    On Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 10:06:14 AM UTC+8, Lorne Lavine wrote:
    Might and Magic I
    Wizardry I

    MM1 just showed up in https://www.apple.asimov.net/images/games/collections/san_inc_prodos/ (Yes!!)

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  • From Lorne Lavine@21:1/5 to A. Lupin on Wed Oct 6 20:50:35 2021
    On Monday, October 4, 2021 at 8:13:13 PM UTC-7, A. Lupin wrote:
    On Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 10:06:14 AM UTC+8, Lorne Lavine wrote:
    Might and Magic I
    Wizardry I
    MM1 just showed up in https://www.apple.asimov.net/images/games/collections/san_inc_prodos/ (Yes!!)

    Have you tried to run it? Mine crashes whenever I try to view an archer, whether it's the one that comes with the game or one you make yourself.

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  • From Alex Lee@21:1/5 to Lorne Lavine on Thu Oct 7 16:33:46 2021
    On 2021-10-07 03:50:35 +0000, Lorne Lavine said:

    On Monday, October 4, 2021 at 8:13:13 PM UTC-7, A. Lupin wrote:
    On Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 10:06:14 AM UTC+8, Lorne Lavine wrote:
    Might and Magic I
    Wizardry I
    MM1 just showed up in
    https://www.apple.asimov.net/images/games/collections/san_inc_prodos/
    (Yes!!)

    Have you tried to run it? Mine crashes whenever I try to view an
    archer, whether it's the one that comes with the game or one you make yourself.

    Are you running it from GS/OS or just from ProDOS 8? GS/OS is likely to
    bring instability to qkumba's ProDOS ports, so it's better to run just
    ProDOS 8. You can run P8 from the same GS/OS parition of your MDT by
    holding down the '8' key very early on in the boot process (and past
    the MDT keypress about which partition to boot from).

    Alex

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  • From Lorne Lavine@21:1/5 to Alex Lee on Thu Oct 7 07:54:33 2021
    On Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 10:33:48 PM UTC-7, Alex Lee wrote:
    On 2021-10-07 03:50:35 +0000, Lorne Lavine said:

    On Monday, October 4, 2021 at 8:13:13 PM UTC-7, A. Lupin wrote:
    On Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 10:06:14 AM UTC+8, Lorne Lavine wrote: >>> Might and Magic I
    Wizardry I
    MM1 just showed up in
    https://www.apple.asimov.net/images/games/collections/san_inc_prodos/
    (Yes!!)

    Have you tried to run it? Mine crashes whenever I try to view an
    archer, whether it's the one that comes with the game or one you make yourself.
    Are you running it from GS/OS or just from ProDOS 8? GS/OS is likely to
    bring instability to qkumba's ProDOS ports, so it's better to run just
    ProDOS 8. You can run P8 from the same GS/OS parition of your MDT by
    holding down the '8' key very early on in the boot process (and past
    the MDT keypress about which partition to boot from).

    Alex
    Yes, I ran it first from GS/OS and when that didn't work, I then ran it from the FloppyEmu in SmartPort mode, same issue. Same for ProDOS mode. Crashes whenever you view an archer, whether the existing one or a new one.

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  • From Andrew Roughan@21:1/5 to All on Mon Oct 25 11:50:06 2021
    From Kfest email list:
    MicroLeague Baseball
    and the Box Score/Stats Compiler Disk

    MLB is already on 4Sports wishlist

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  • From magnusfalkirk@21:1/5 to Andrew Roughan on Wed Oct 27 07:00:20 2021
    On Monday, October 25, 2021 at 6:50:08 AM UTC-5, Andrew Roughan wrote:
    From Kfest email list:
    MicroLeague Baseball
    and the Box Score/Stats Compiler Disk

    MLB is already on 4Sports wishlist

    How about the General Manager/Owner disk and the Teams disks also. It would make sense to me to do ALL of MicroLeague Baseball instead of just part of it.

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  • From qkumba@21:1/5 to All on Wed Oct 27 09:33:42 2021
    If someone can point me to *clean* images (nib/woz/dsk) for all of the relevant titles, I can start on this request.

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  • From magnusfalkirk@21:1/5 to All on Fri Feb 18 12:54:08 2022
    How about a Prodos port of Legend of Blacksilver?

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  • From qkumba@21:1/5 to All on Fri Feb 18 13:20:28 2022
    It looks like I started a year ago, but got side-tracked. I'll check again.

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  • From Todd Holcomb@21:1/5 to All on Wed Mar 9 21:25:08 2022
    Not a game, but how about converting Print Shop at some point? Would be nice to be able to run this from a HD (along with all the Companion software), especially with the NEWPRINT/Multi Virtual Printer Interface now supporting Print Shop graphics.

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  • From Todd Holcomb@21:1/5 to Steve Nickolas on Thu Mar 10 16:11:19 2022
    On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 5:22:32 PM UTC-6, Steve Nickolas wrote:

    Perhaps - it uses a patched DOS 3.3 - but there is The NEW Print Shop
    which uses ProDOS already.

    -uso.

    Thanks for the info. Do you know if you can run The NEW Print Shop from a hard drive?

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  • From Steve Nickolas@21:1/5 to Todd Holcomb on Thu Mar 10 18:22:28 2022
    On Wed, 9 Mar 2022, Todd Holcomb wrote:

    Not a game, but how about converting Print Shop at some point? Would be
    nice to be able to run this from a HD (along with all the Companion software), especially with the NEWPRINT/Multi Virtual Printer Interface
    now supporting Print Shop graphics.

    Perhaps - it uses a patched DOS 3.3 - but there is The NEW Print Shop
    which uses ProDOS already.

    -uso.

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  • From Steve Nickolas@21:1/5 to Todd Holcomb on Thu Mar 10 21:40:27 2022
    On Thu, 10 Mar 2022, Todd Holcomb wrote:

    On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 5:22:32 PM UTC-6, Steve Nickolas wrote:

    Perhaps - it uses a patched DOS 3.3 - but there is The NEW Print Shop
    which uses ProDOS already.

    -uso.

    Thanks for the info. Do you know if you can run The NEW Print Shop from a hard drive?


    That I don't know. :(

    I've only run it on metal, and I had only two 5.25" drives.

    -uso.

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  • From qkumba@21:1/5 to All on Fri Mar 11 08:02:04 2022
    If it's not relying on the volume name then it will run from a hard disk. If it's relying on the volume name then I can patch it so that it's not.

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  • From qkumba@21:1/5 to All on Fri Mar 11 08:10:07 2022
    I just copied the directory structure of The New Printshop to a hard disk and it ran okay in AppleWin.

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  • From Todd Holcomb@21:1/5 to qkumba on Fri Mar 11 16:51:08 2022
    On Friday, March 11, 2022 at 10:10:09 AM UTC-6, qkumba wrote:
    I just copied the directory structure of The New Printshop to a hard disk and it ran okay in AppleWin.

    Ok, thanks for checking!

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  • From magnusfalkirk@21:1/5 to toddho...@gmail.com on Sat Mar 12 11:38:25 2022
    On Friday, March 11, 2022 at 6:51:09 PM UTC-6, toddho...@gmail.com wrote:
    On Friday, March 11, 2022 at 10:10:09 AM UTC-6, qkumba wrote:
    I just copied the directory structure of The New Printshop to a hard disk and it ran okay in AppleWin.
    Ok, thanks for checking!

    You can find The New Print Shop and graphics disk for it here: https://www.apple.asimov.net/images/productivity/graphics/new_print_shop/ they are all 3.5 disk images, with the exception of the nib disks of the 5.25 version of The New Print Shop. One nice
    thing about the new version is it will convert your DOS 3.3 Print Shop graphics to ProDOS, so you can use all of the original Print Shop graphics with the new version.

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  • From magnusfalkirk@21:1/5 to magnusfalkirk on Sat Mar 12 12:46:53 2022
    On Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 1:38:27 PM UTC-6, magnusfalkirk wrote:
    On Friday, March 11, 2022 at 6:51:09 PM UTC-6, toddho...@gmail.com wrote:
    On Friday, March 11, 2022 at 10:10:09 AM UTC-6, qkumba wrote:
    I just copied the directory structure of The New Printshop to a hard disk and it ran okay in AppleWin.
    Ok, thanks for checking!
    You can find The New Print Shop and graphics disk for it here: https://www.apple.asimov.net/images/productivity/graphics/new_print_shop/ they are all 3.5 disk images, with the exception of the nib disks of the 5.25 version of The New Print Shop. One
    nice thing about the new version is it will convert your DOS 3.3 Print Shop graphics to ProDOS, so you can use all of the original Print Shop graphics with the new version.

    You can also download The New Print Shop from here: https://www.whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/new-print-shop-the.html Boot the copy of The New Print Shop 3.5 disk and it will prompt you to install the program and graphic libraries to a hard drive.

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  • From Todd Holcomb@21:1/5 to magnusfalkirk on Sun Mar 13 12:16:10 2022
    On Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 2:46:55 PM UTC-6, magnusfalkirk wrote:

    You can find The New Print Shop and graphics disk for it here: https://www.apple.asimov.net/images/productivity/graphics/new_print_shop/ they are all 3.5 disk images, with the exception of the nib disks of the 5.25 version of The New Print Shop. One
    nice thing about the new version is it will convert your DOS 3.3 Print Shop graphics to ProDOS, so you can use all of the original Print Shop graphics with the new version.
    You can also download The New Print Shop from here: https://www.whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/new-print-shop-the.html Boot the copy of The New Print Shop 3.5 disk and it will prompt you to install the program and graphic libraries to a hard drive.

    Thanks for the links! After trying both images, the only way I can get it to run from the HD is if you keep the 3.5" New Print Shop disk in the drive, and then it simply runs everything from the disk drive after launch. This is a problem on my IIe
    Platinum which has no 3.5" drive...

    qkumba - I'm wondering if you left the 3.5" drive image mounted while you ran New Print Shop from the HD in AppleWin and that's why it worked for you?

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  • From qkumba@21:1/5 to All on Sun Mar 13 15:28:52 2022
    Ha yes, that's exactly what happened. The installer from Wit2gs wants to copy to the root directory of the hard disk, which is not ideal, either.
    I will patch it to run from anywhere.

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  • From Todd Holcomb@21:1/5 to qkumba on Sun Mar 13 20:38:05 2022
    On Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 5:28:53 PM UTC-5, qkumba wrote:
    Ha yes, that's exactly what happened. The installer from Wit2gs wants to copy to the root directory of the hard disk, which is not ideal, either.
    I will patch it to run from anywhere.

    Awesome - thanks!

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