help needed, Spectrum 128K +3 DivMMC and "ultimate play the game"

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help needed, Spectrum 128K +3 DivMMC and "ultimate play the game"

Post by dempsey » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:47 pm

hi - I'm not sure this is the right place to ask but here goes, In my youth I had a ZX Spectrum 48k (my first computer) and I loved it very much.

I just recently got both a ZX Spectrum 48K again - neatly in a box with manual and everything but I also got a ZX Spectrum 128k +3e and
a DivMMC Enjoy Pro One - my problem is, that all my old favorite "Ultimate Play the game" such as Pssst, AticAtac, Underwurlde etc.
dont run on my +3 - i read somewhere that I should enter "OUT 32765,48" before starting any of the Ultima games - but on the DivMMC i'm in a filemenu and cant enter any commands.

I would be very grateful if somebody here had some insight in how I get the Ultima games to work.
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Re: help needed, Spectrum 128K +3 DivMMC and "ultimate play the game"

Post by Firefox » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:56 pm

You could just plug your DivMMC Enjoy Pro One into your Spectrum 48k and play them on that...
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Re: help needed, Spectrum 128K +3 DivMMC and "ultimate play the game"

Post by Seven.FFF » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:11 pm

You still have access to BASIC before you press the NMI button! I don't know why you thought you didn't, as the machine still boots to the 48K BASIC prompt.

Do your OUT, then Press NMI, then load the game from the NMI menu.

I just tried it with Atic Atac on my +3 and divMMC, and it works perfectly.

To get OUT on an Amstrad keyboard that doesn't have the keywords written on the keys, press EXTEND MODE to change the cursor to E, hold SYMBOL SHIFT, then press O.
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Re: help needed, Spectrum 128K +3 DivMMC and "ultimate play the game"

Post by dempsey » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:17 am

@seven.FFF thank you so much for the reply - just tested and works great, thanks :)
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Re: help needed, Spectrum 128K +3 DivMMC and "ultimate play the game"

Post by akeley » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:39 pm

This is great, I was just wondering last week why my Ultimate games hang up.

Are there any more known games which do not work on +2 and its ilk, and some workarounds, such as the one above?
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Re: help needed, Spectrum 128K +3 DivMMC and "ultimate play the game"

Post by Alessandro » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:42 pm

akeley wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:39 pm
This is great, I was just wondering last week why my Ultimate games hang up.

Are there any more known games which do not work on +2 and its ilk, and some workarounds, such as the one above?
If the "ilk" you are referring to are the +2A and +3, take a look here.

The only incompatibility I know of regarding the +2 is that of Three Weeks In Paradise 128 (a cure is provided for that as well).
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