Konami MegaROM's and HB-F1XD

Por eighbits

Rookie (31)

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11-04-2006, 08:07

Hi folks,

I'm trying to run games like Vampire Killer and Penguin Adventure on an HB-F1XD. So far, I've only been able to track down two versions of Vampire Killer (one on funet, another from Possi's page) - and neither one continues past the Konami logo (MSX reboots before that logo appears, however).

I am successful at running most games, many of which are MegaROM's - Metal Gear works OK, for example - but a few fail to execute. Are there loaders for the two mentioned games that will work on a Sony HB-F1XD? Are there any "substitutes" for some of the more common addresses on this system? (for example poke-1,170 vs. -1,255). And finally, are there any good resources for this particular system?

Thank you

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Por rolins

Champion (418)

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11-04-2006, 08:22

How are you running these roms on your MSX2? Some more information would help.

I'm guessing since your downloading roms that your trying to run them from the floppy disk right?

Well from your post, the game reboots at the logo screen probably b/c you don't have enough RAM.

The games your trying to play, Vampire Killer and Penguin Adventure, is a megarom and running those from a floppy disk require something like 128K RAM or more.

Por parallax

Expert (85)

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11-04-2006, 09:04

Get the original rom cartridge and they'll work just fine Tongue

Por Manuel

Ascended (19462)

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11-04-2006, 09:10

Buy the ROMs and they work fine!

Por eighbits

Rookie (31)

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11-04-2006, 17:32

I actually have Vampire Killer 2 on cartridge, but I'd still like to be able to run bload-able versions Smile

The computer has 64K of built-in ram, but I also have a 4MB memory module from L. Padial. Since I can't run games like Metal Gear without it, and can with it, I'm assuming the memory module works as expected.

To run the games, I run the loader (in this case, killer.bas). I have tried to bload,r files one-by-one (without poking any addresses), but that fails also. Here is one of the loaders:

2 KEY5,CHR$(17)+CHR$(13)
4 DEFUSR=&H41:A=USR(0)
6 B$="(c) KONAMI - 1987"
7 OPEN"grp:"AS#1
8 X=128:Y!=LEN(A$)*4:Z=X-Y!:R=X+Y!
9 Q=LEN(B$)*4:W=X-Q
10 LINE(Z-5,100)-(R+3,110),4,BF
11 LINE(Z-7,98)-(R+5,112),4,B
12 PRESET(Z,102):PRINT#1,A$
13 PRESET(Z+1,102):PRINT#1,A$
14 PRESET(W,150):PRINT#1,B$
15 PRESET(W+1,150):PRINT#1,B$
16 DEFUSR=&H44:A=USR(0)
17 PRESET (101,180):PRINT#1,"POLSA F5"
19 PRINT"BLOAD"+CHR$(34)+"KILLER.1"+CHR$(34)+",R:BLOAD"+CHR$(34)+"KILLER.2"+CHR$(34)+",R:BLOAD"+CHR$(34)+"KILLER.3"+CHR$(34)+",R:BLOAD"+CHR$(34)+"KILLER.4"+CHR$(34)+",R:BLOAD"+CHR$(34)+"KILLER.5"+CHR$(34)+",R";
20 PRINT":BLOAD"+CHR$(34)+"KILLER.6"+CHR$(34)+",R:BLOAD"+CHR$(34)+"KILLER.7"+CHR$(34)+",R:BLOAD"+CHR$(34)+"KILLER.8"+CHR$(34)+",R:BLOAD"+CHR$(34)+"KILLER.9"+CHR$(34)+",R:BLOAD"+CHR$(34)+"KILLER.0"+CHR$(34)+",R"
21 LOCATE0,0
22 NEW

I appreciate any help. Thanks


Paladin (1012)

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11-04-2006, 17:49

I actually have Vampire Killer 2 on cartridge

vampire killer 2? Big smile please recheck.....
is it is vampire killer2 please scan the box&cardridge&manuals.........
if it exists its realy realy realy rare Tongue

Por eighbits

Rookie (31)

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11-04-2006, 18:20

all I have is the cartridge, no box or manuals Sad
If a cart scan would help, I'd be happy to scan it.

Por jltursan

Prophet (2619)

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11-04-2006, 18:35

"The Cure" maybe? Tongue

Por Manuel

Ascended (19462)

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11-04-2006, 18:57

I suppose he means the normal Vampire Killer. THere is no part 2, really.

Por eighbits

Rookie (31)

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11-04-2006, 19:08

Haha, that's true, it is. I don't know why I said that (I didn't notice my mistake either)

Por cax

Prophet (3740)

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28-09-2009, 13:36

Sorry for upping this old topic, but how do we rewrite the loader so the mentioned disk version of megarom will run on HB-F1XD ?
Are there any other solutions ?