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Re: Definitive list of games incompatible with +2A/+3 and of compatible versions (if any)

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:39 pm
by Alessandro
Ivanzx wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:03 pm
Thanks, Alessandro, now I know I can only play it in emulators!
De nada Ivan :)

On the other hand, did you know you can feed TAP and TZX tape images to a real Spectrum, by "playing" them on a PC through an utility like Tapir? I am sure we already exchanged posts about this. Especially after I found that a common cassette adapter for car stereo works wonders on the +2A. (These days you can find such devices in Chinese general stores for about € 2.00.)

This way you can "load" Nuggetreggae's fixed file and play with the real thing :D

Re: Definitive list of games incompatible with +2A/+3 and of compatible versions (if any)

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:00 am
by Mike Davies
Two recent games for me that don't seem to work on a +2A, but worked fine on a 128k:
  • Bedlam Original GO! release: Game loads, but noticeable graphics corruption on the menu, and crashes when starting a new game. I haven't tried the Sinclair User cover-tape version.
  • Guerilla War Original Imagine release: End of tape and the loader is still expecting more data. Even replaying the entire tape doesn't pick up a supposedly missing block. There's a block of data immediately after the loading screen that is skipped by both machines (+2A and 128k) -- in that the loading is red+black instead of blue+black of the other data blocks. I haven't tried the "Battle Stations" compilation version.

Re: Definitive list of games incompatible with +2A/+3 and of compatible versions (if any)

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:17 am
by Ast A. Moore
Mike Davies wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:00 am
Two recent games for me that don't seem to work on a +2A, but worked fine on a 128k:
  • Bedlam Original GO! release: Game loads, but noticeable graphics corruption on the menu, and crashes when starting a new game. I haven't tried the Sinclair User cover-tape version.
  • Guerilla War Original Imagine release: End of tape and the loader is still expecting more data. Even replaying the entire tape doesn't pick up a supposedly missing block. There's a block of data immediately after the loading screen that is skipped by both machines (+2A and 128k) -- in that the loading is red+black instead of blue+black of the other data blocks. I haven't tried the "Battle Stations" compilation version.
Unless I know for sure there are noticeable differences between releases, I don’t bother re-making fixes for them. That said, Bedlam’s re-release by IBSA works fine on the +2A, so an official fix already exists.

Not sure what you mean by the issue you describe with Guerrilla War. Works fine for me on both machines. I think I needed to reload the last block for the +2A (a tape loading error, clearly), but the loader is self-recovering, so it wasn’t an issue.

Edit: The first block after the loading screen is meant for the 48K version, so the 128K version skips it. Inelegant, I agree, but that’s how they decided to do it.

Re: Definitive list of games incompatible with +2A/+3 and of compatible versions (if any)

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:58 pm
by Alessandro
The list has been updated with the inclusion of Bedlam in group 1 (Italiano) (English).

Re: Definitive list of games incompatible with +2A/+3 and of compatible versions (if any)

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:50 am
by Alessandro
List updated with no new corrections, but a couple of incorrect links fixed. (Italiano) (English).

Re: Definitive list of games incompatible with +2A/+3 and of compatible versions (if any)

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:42 pm
by Alessandro
Update: I made a fixed TAP file version with music for Top Gun. (Italiano) (English).

Re: Definitive list of games incompatible with +2A/+3 and of compatible versions (if any)

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:57 pm
by Alessandro
The fix for Top Gun has been updated. I made a compatible version with music, in both TZX and TAP format - the former is based on the Erbe re-release, the latter on the file downloadable from the archive.

Re: Definitive list of games incompatible with +2A/+3 and of compatible versions (if any)

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 11:54 pm
by TomD
I've tried the new version of Top Gun on my +3, after a few mins of play it crashes, not sure if it is just my machine or not. The Erbe one is fine though.

TomD

Re: Definitive list of games incompatible with +2A/+3 and of compatible versions (if any)

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 7:46 am
by Alessandro
Hi Tom, do you mean the .TAP file? In this case, I played it on SpecEmu, +3 emulated (don't have the real +3 here at the moment) for about half an hour and nothing strange happened. Did you load the file off an interface or played it through another source (PC, multimedia reader etc.)?

Re: Definitive list of games incompatible with +2A/+3 and of compatible versions (if any)

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:58 am
by pianomatt
The SpecDrum software doesn't work with the 2a. In 128 mode it crashes on load, and in 48k mode no sound comes out of the SpecDrum device.