198? - A cyberpunk ACT text adventure Release thread & Download!

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Re: 198? - A cyberpunk ACT text adventure Release thread & Download!

Postby robheaton » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:00 pm

I've created some mdv images of 198?, which can be used with the vDrive, download is available here - https://www.qlforum.co.uk/downloads/games/198-vDrive.zip

The zip contains two images, both need to be mounted for 198? to work, these need to be mounted as mdv3 and mdv4
(The images are named accordingly)

Once mounted enter the command;
lrun mdv3_boot


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Re: 198? - A cyberpunk ACT text adventure Release thread & Download!

Postby llopis » Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:14 pm

Hi,
I just got the Gotek working on the QL so I went to try this game with the image file it came with and... I get an "out of range" error.
198.png

Any idea what it might be? Is it because it's not supposed to run from the flp1_ device? I have a 512K RAM expansion and Minerva.
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Re: 198? - A cyberpunk ACT text adventure Release thread & Download!

Postby Chr$ » Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:23 pm

The 2nd part of line 20 (i.e. 20;2) is the long text.

It's tripping up on that before it gets to the next part, which will attempt to load from mdv3_ (and fail).

Tried it on Minerva just now and it works with the images set to mdv3_ and mdv4_.

Edit: It's down to the screen size, you have to boot in monitor mode or it fails like this.
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Re: 198? - A cyberpunk ACT text adventure Release thread & Download!

Postby vanpeebles » Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:29 pm

Which image file was it? The custom mdv one or the floppy img in the big zip?


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Re: 198? - A cyberpunk ACT text adventure Release thread & Download!

Postby llopis » Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:28 pm

vanpeebles wrote:Which image file was it? The custom mdv one or the floppy img in the big zip?

The floppy image from the zip file you posted at the beginning of the therad. "198adDisk ImageFinal.img".

Is there a better one to use from a Gotek on flp1_?

Edit: Got it working by booting in monitor mode like Chris suggested.
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Re: 198? - A cyberpunk ACT text adventure Release thread & Download!

Postby llopis » Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:31 pm

Chr$ wrote:The 2nd part of line 20 (i.e. 20;2) is the long text.

It's tripping up on that before it gets to the next part, which will attempt to load from mdv3_ (and fail).

Tried it on Minerva just now and it works with the images set to mdv3_ and mdv4_.

Edit: It's down to the screen size, you have to boot in monitor mode or it fails like this.

Aha! You're completely right. I booted in monitor mode and it worked! Thank you!

Is that normal for QL software to work on one more and not in another mode? How come they don't set whichever mode they want to run in? (Serious questions, just from still a noob at this system).


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Re: 198? - A cyberpunk ACT text adventure Release thread & Download!

Postby vanpeebles » Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:44 pm

that one is the right one for the gotek, the game is meant to be played in monitor mode as that's what the graphics were done for. You can run the actual game text engine in tv mode though :)



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