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craiganderson

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Thanks for the new version, what's that scorpion rom btw? From your suggestion seems it's the same rom as lynx96-3.rom, so what's special about it?

I tried to search for some Lynx tapes on ebay to dump them, but it seems impossible to find anything these days. Do you know anyone who still owns any tapes from back in the day?

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I've done a small blog post on the Scorpion ROM. http://jynx-emulator.tumblr.com/post/97156960302/scorpion-rom

Regarding other games, I'm badgering frank at elborg.dk (see web site http://elborg.dk) to see if he can get me anything of interest.

Specifically, I want QUACMAN (because I had it when I was 9), and I'd like the Snowball 9 adventure, as Dad liked this.

All my Lynx tapes are gone - with the Lynx too - this happened years ago.

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Thanks, but still don't get if this is a different rom or the exact same rom as the 96K 3rd rom? Because I don't see any specific Scorpion rom available on any of the regular rom sets. There's a dosrom.rom in the MESS set for Lynx, but this is probably something else.

Would be nice if he could get a few more games dumped, there's also a couple of bad dumps in the TOSEC set such as Panik would be cool to get them properly dumped too. I wonder if he could help with some artwork for the games too.

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will changing the settings to the scorpion rom under emulation be the best way to go?

or will that prevent any games from playing?

thanks

craig

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Hi guys

There seems to be confusion about this ROM. I think it is of no interest to games. I suggest running the emulator with the lowest machine that will play the game you have. (This reduces the number of power-on beeps, if nothing else!)

It's a replacement for the 3rd ROM of the 96K Lynx, which provided extra features to the BASIC.

I see my emulator as being a little more general than just games, so I included support for it when I discovered it.

Jonathan.

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fyi

these games are not playable currently

mazeman - failed to parse tap file

panik - says loading but never loads

quest - looks like it is about to load, but then just goes black

star rover - line label or proc not found in line 539

power blaster - bad tape

this info has been confirmed by "jynx_emulator"

thank you for all of your work

craig

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I know at least Panik and Quest are tagged as bad dumps on TOSEC.

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Thanks brolly, that's useful to know.

Craig - The video is looking nice! Don't forget that RACER and STAR ROVER (which is a type-in from a Lynx magazine) won't be playable because I don't do the 6845. It's on my list, but I don't want to make any promises. When I wrote the emulator, I figured that 99% of what's available for the Lynx never re-programmed the 6845 anyway, so I left it out in favour of other features.

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from this ad

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maybe something like this

in photoshop the cutout (via pen tool) looks super duper crisp

but in hyperspin looks kinda jaggedy....dont know why

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in hyperspin

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in photoshop

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Lol! These are amazing. I've seen the elephants before.

You'll have to take RACER out of the set though - it's supposed to scroll the entire screen! :( Sorry about this.

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jynx: if there are any other tweaks that i should build into the module (see post above) for any certain game,...please let me know...if u happen to know any

thanks

craig

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Does Pale support the 6845? If so Racer and Star Rover could be setup to launch with Pale.

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Does Pale support the 6845? If so Racer and Star Rover could be setup to launch with Pale.

i do not know the answer

but on my computer (windows 8.1), pale runs so fast it is not playable even after tweaking all controls to slow it down

i had emailed the pale creator and he was supposed to get back to me but he must have gotten busy etc

anyway

just fyi

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on backgammon, after it loads, and asks the player if he/she wants instructions, it then states "start the tape"

how do we do that?

sorry if stupid question

thanks

craig

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Hi Craig

The whole screen is supposed to scroll sideways while the game is playing, otherwise it looks like your car is hopping around a load of other stationary cars. :D

Jonathan.

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