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Offline rhialto

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Corrected version of a disk image
« on: May 08, 2020, 03:22:40 PM »
Hi! I was looking through your collection to check if you had a remix of a game I made together with some friends, back in 1985. And yes, you have! It is "Coderunner (19xx)(Doug Smith & Dane Bigham).d64" from "C64/Games/[D64]/Commodore C64 - Games - [D64] (TOSEC-v2019-12-23_CM)"

So I tried it out in VICE and to my disappointment, the main program seemed corrupted. When using the loader program ("coderunner") it got a CPU JAM, probably when trying to start the main program.

Also some ass had slapped his name on the disk title: "ass presents:".

Fortunately I found a backup I made back in 1995 of the individual files of the disk. I have re-created a disk image, tested it in VICE, and it works better (at least the CPU JAM doesn't happen and the game appears to be functioning normally). It also has some extra level files, including the beginning of a self-made level set.

What is the best way to contribute this corrected version? I want to make this disk image available of course.

Edited to add: when I tried again, the CPU JAM didn't happen. Nevertheless, some of the files in the image are too big, and one is missing. I also had a couple of extra level files (a beginning of some home made levels...) A handful of bytes of the main program differs between the image and my backup.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2020, 08:09:33 PM by rhialto »



Offline Duncan Twain

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Re: Corrected version of a disk image
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2020, 08:30:24 AM »
Wonderful to hear that you managed to find your files back. Any disks are welcome of course. Will you be able to upload the disks to mega.nz? and share the link here please?

Many thanks, Duncantwain.

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Re: Corrected version of a disk image
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2020, 07:42:42 PM »
I think this link should work: https://mega.nz/file/a4xkFQDb#WvPLe5B8sM2dqkVF0B3Sbgptgww3p-14dY1L7HrurlA

I corrected "19xx" to "1985" and I think I can add the '[!]' verified indicator, since I freshly created the image. I didn't mess with any other stuff in the name, feel free to adjust.

Thanks!

ETA: the already recorded disk "Coderunner (19xx)(Doug Smith & Dane Bigham).d64"
 should probably be adjusted to say that it is a modified / corrupted version.
« Last Edit: May 16, 2020, 08:24:43 PM by rhialto »

Offline Duncan Twain

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Re: Corrected version of a disk image
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2020, 09:33:01 AM »
Thanks again, added for the next release!