• Re: ProDOS port discussion

    From fadden@21:1/5 to All on Sat Oct 23 15:37:45 2021
    Star Maze 16k file (the Sir-Tech one).

    Were you able to find a clean original for this? I've only seen cracked copies.

    The deprotect I found in a COMPUTIST was pretty simple, but it didn't quite match up with the generally-available binary. That binary has routines to save high scores to disk, hard-wired to slot 6, but they're disabled. I think there's also a copy-
    protection check at $7ed6 (EORs $9c00-9cff) that got disabled to add "> ZERO PAGE <" to the congratulatory text strings.

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  • From qkumba@21:1/5 to All on Sun Oct 24 11:23:20 2021
    Star Maze 16k file (the Sir-Tech one).

    Were you able to find a clean original for this? I've only seen cracked copies.

    Yes! 4am acquired an original disk last(?) week and cracked it himself.

    The deprotect I found in a COMPUTIST was pretty simple, but it didn't quite match up with the generally-available binary. That binary has routines to save high scores to disk, hard-wired to slot 6, but they're disabled. I think there's also a copy-
    protection check at $7ed6 (EORs $9c00-9cff) that got disabled to add "> ZERO PAGE <" to the congratulatory text strings.

    My version saves the high scores, and the $7ED6 is not copy-protection - it's validating the high-score table hasn't been tampered. 4am got fooled in the same way. :-)

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  • From Todd Holcomb@21:1/5 to All on Tue May 10 15:57:47 2022
    Did asimov.net stop sorting their files? There are files in /pub/appleii/incoming going back to 3/25/22. I'm unable to download any of your newer ProDOS conversions...

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  • From qkumba@21:1/5 to All on Wed May 11 07:34:10 2022
    I expect that the maintainer is taking a well-earned vacation.
    I can share with you any title that you'd like.

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  • From Todd Holcomb@21:1/5 to qkumba on Wed May 11 17:39:46 2022
    On Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 9:34:12 AM UTC-5, qkumba wrote:
    I expect that the maintainer is taking a well-earned vacation.
    I can share with you any title that you'd like.

    I'm looking for Space Rescue, Floppy, and Flobynoid to add to the BBS.

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  • From qkumba@21:1/5 to All on Thu May 12 08:38:38 2022
    http://pferrie.epizy.com/misc/tmp/space%20rescue%209k%20file%20PRODOS%20(san%20inc%20pack).po
    http://pferrie.epizy.com/misc/tmp/floppy%20PRODOS%20(san%20inc%20pack).po http://pferrie.epizy.com/misc/tmp/flobynoid%20PRODOS%20(san%20inc%20pack).po

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  • From Todd Holcomb@21:1/5 to qkumba on Thu May 12 17:36:02 2022
    On Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 10:38:40 AM UTC-5, qkumba wrote:
    http://pferrie.epizy.com/misc/tmp/space%20rescue%209k%20file%20PRODOS%20(san%20inc%20pack).po
    http://pferrie.epizy.com/misc/tmp/floppy%20PRODOS%20(san%20inc%20pack).po http://pferrie.epizy.com/misc/tmp/flobynoid%20PRODOS%20(san%20inc%20pack).po

    Thank you! These will soon be available from CQ BBS (cqbbs.ddns.net:6502) in Shrinkit compressed folder format for direct download to your ProDOS hard drive.

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  • From Todd Holcomb@21:1/5 to All on Fri May 13 16:00:51 2022
    BTW, Floppy crashes to machine language when I try to boot the disk image in Virtual ][. I haven't tried it on real hardware though.

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  • From Steve Nickolas@21:1/5 to Todd Holcomb on Sat May 14 12:02:06 2022
    On Fri, 13 May 2022, Todd Holcomb wrote:

    BTW, Floppy crashes to machine language when I try to boot the disk
    image in Virtual ][. I haven't tried it on real hardware though.

    Ditto MAME: "0102- A=00 X=FF Y=0D P=30 S=FC"

    -uso.

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  • From qkumba@21:1/5 to All on Sat May 14 11:52:51 2022
    Ha, Floppy can't currently run from a floppy. I used the wrong driver.

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  • From qkumba@21:1/5 to All on Sat May 14 11:32:52 2022
    Thanks. Maybe I uploaded in ASCII mode or something. I will fix this and re-up.

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  • From qkumba@21:1/5 to All on Sat May 14 13:30:44 2022
    Fixed, uploaded again.

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  • From Todd Holcomb@21:1/5 to qkumba on Sat May 14 15:38:00 2022
    On Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 1:52:52 PM UTC-5, qkumba wrote:
    Ha, Floppy can't currently run from a floppy. I used the wrong driver.

    Ironic... Thanks for fixing it! I couldn't find any info on the game - googling "apple ii floppy game" doesn't work as you can imagine. And nothing on mobygames.com, my goto site. Anyone have any info on it?

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  • From qkumba@21:1/5 to All on Sun May 15 13:39:35 2022
    I'd never heard of it either. It came as a special request.

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  • From Antoine Vignau@21:1/5 to All on Mon May 16 09:17:27 2022
    Floppy is a port a Flappy that the company intended to sell.
    Ted Cohn and Greg Hale are on Facebook and Linkedin. I tried to know the real story behind it, but I never got an official answer.
    The publisher of Ted & Greg has had troubles at the same time, perhaps that would explain why the game was not distributed.

    The game is fun and addictive, I like it a lot :-)

    Antoine

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  • From magnusfalkirk@21:1/5 to ntn.v...@gmail.com on Mon May 16 20:00:04 2022
    On Monday, May 16, 2022 at 11:17:28 AM UTC-5, ntn.v...@gmail.com wrote:
    Floppy is a port a Flappy that the company intended to sell.
    Ted Cohn and Greg Hale are on Facebook and Linkedin. I tried to know the real story behind it, but I never got an official answer.
    The publisher of Ted & Greg has had troubles at the same time, perhaps that would explain why the game was not distributed.

    The game is fun and addictive, I like it a lot :-)

    Antoine

    was able to download Floppy but not the other two. Are they at the same place as before or are they some where else?
    maGNUS

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  • From qkumba@21:1/5 to All on Tue May 17 07:28:24 2022
    I put them back up. Only Todd asked, so I thought that only he wanted them. :-)

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