Testing Emulators.

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Andy Rea
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Testing Emulators.

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Hi people my emulator is kinda working now, what i really want is suggestions for programs to try it out, i.e hard programs for emulators to handle correctly.

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Guess some of the hardest ones have to be the ones with hi-res graphics - can't remember the names - there was a digging one (which I last played some 25 years ago!)
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erm miner 49er ?
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Andy Rea wrote:erm miner 49er ?
That's the one and wasn't there a chicken one?
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49er was released by COSMIC COCKREL !
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City Patrol with the parallax scrolling would probably also be a good test
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Looking good so far, i've thrown various hi-res progs at it, including 49er, manic miner, 25thanni, maxdemo all work well, other various normal screen mode progs seem to work ok too, however up till now my hardcoded load hack has had to suffice.

So whats the best way to hook the LOAD and SAVE routines to provide basic tape functionallity? i don't really want to go writting a full virtual tape handler yet, just a quick dude that will load and save P files by name. once i get the hooks working satifactorialy then i'll see about adding further tape support.

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RWAP wrote:
Andy Rea wrote:erm miner 49er ?
That's the one and wasn't there a chicken one?
Chuckey egg ?
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I think 25th anni and rezurrection would test is to the limit.

As for loading, I'd watch the PC and see when you hit the load routine!

When are we going to see this emu, Andy?!
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Rezurrection didn't try that one, but was pleasantly supprised that it works.

Well once i have the load and save bodged up and a few other things sorted. I Ain't gonna get no prizes thought as i said earlier this was just a personal challenge and suprisingly other than the obligatory 'Hello World' programs this is the first program i have ever written in C. Althought i had a good idea of where i was going having already written a very Flakey emulator in VB bu that ran too slow.

Watch this space.

Andy
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