Tales of Popolon (new MSXDev'17 entry)

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Por ARTRAG

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03-07-2017, 00:51

If you do a sequel, in r800 mode try to move to ram the critical loops of the rendering
It will run without wait states
Wink

Por santiontanon

Paragon (1636)

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03-07-2017, 15:13

Noted!! Didn't know that! Also, I think if the target is MSX2, MSX2+ or Turbo R I can design the way I organize the video memory in a much neater way and make the renderer faster (and also use double buffering to make it smoother). So, with a few more of these tricks, it might be possible to get a much better frame rate!

I've a couple of other projects in my pipeline that will go first, but It's in my to do list Smile

Por NYYRIKKI

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04-07-2017, 00:58

I did a fast disk conversion... as it now runs all in RAM it does not suffer from wait states.

Por Grauw

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04-07-2017, 02:17

Big difference Big smile.

Por ARTRAG

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04-07-2017, 07:37

NYYRIKKI wrote:

I did a fast disk conversion... as it now runs all in RAM it does not suffer from wait states.

Link broken

Por syn

Prophet (2096)

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04-07-2017, 09:16

remove the msx.org in front of url

Por NYYRIKKI

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04-07-2017, 13:12

Ah, I tend to forget that MRC does that... Here is corrected link to disk version of Tales of Popolon

... with this speed the game is anyway pretty unplayable. Some speed limiter would be needed / more frames should be added for smoother animation without affecting the game speed it self.

Por santiontanon

Paragon (1636)

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04-07-2017, 15:10

oh, wow! that's fast!! but interesting, since it means there is a lot of room for adding new features in turbo R! Nice NYYRIKKI!

The only way to make the game playable at that speed is to set the screen size to maximum (by pressing "0" a few times) and the Turbo R mode to "R800S" (by pressing "R" a few times).

Por NYYRIKKI

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04-07-2017, 22:02

I realized that this kind of approach where I have manually split your file and binary patched it does not really encourage you to experiment more with the tR RAM-mode... but I made more easy to use solution now:

Here you can download empty disk image... It works exactly like any other MSX disk with the little exception that if you drop a file called AUTOEXEC.ROM to the root directory of the disk it will be executed if computer is booted while the disk is in drive.

It is 100% standard empty 720K MSX disk, so you don't need any special tools. With this I mean that MSX-DOS, BASIC, SymbOS, Linux, DiskManager or what ever can still be used to modify content / write the image to a real disk. Size of the ROM-image is limited to 8K/16K/32K however.

Por Manuel

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04-07-2017, 22:52

Cool, a boot sector ROM loader Smile

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