Games Won't Load After Manual Install

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Games Won't Load After Manual Install

Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:14 pm

Quick help needed. In short I can load up games no problems in WinUAE - the two in question World Games and Tracksuit Manager 2 (AGA) 

However when I add their profiles in Gamebase - neither will load. World Games hangs on a black screen and TM2 loads but crashes as it prepares the game - neither happens when ran independently from Gamebase. 

I know the settings in GEMUS will have something to do with it. I have copied standard settings from another game (that works in Gamebase) for World Games but no joy - same with AGA settings for another working game for TM2- same thing. 

Am I missing something really obvious? 

My GEMUS settings for World Games reads as: 

kickstart_rom=v1.2 
nr_floppies=2 
floppy0type=0 
floppy1type=0 
floppy2type=-1 
floppy3type=-1 
immediate_blits=false 
ntsc=true 
chipset=ECS 
collision_level=playfields 
fastmem_size=0 
bogomem_size=0 
chipmem_size=2 
cpu_speed=real 
cpu_type=68000 
cpu_compatible=false 
cpu_cycle_exact=false 
blitter_cycle_exact=false 
statefile=savestates\World Games.uss 

For Tracksuit Manager 2: 

kickstart_rom=v3.1 A1200 
nr_floppies=3 
floppy0type=0 
floppy1type=0 
floppy2type=0 
floppy3type=-1 
immediate_blits=false 
ntsc=false 
chipset=AGA 
collision_level=playfields 
fastmem_size=4 
bogomem_size=0 
chipmem_size=4 
cpu_speed=max 
finegrain_cpu_speed=max 
cpu_type=68020 
cpu_compatible=false 
cpu_cycle_exact=false 
blitter_cycle_exact=false 
statefile=savestates\Tracksuit Manager 2 (AGA).uss 

Help would be most appreciated.
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Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:07 pm

not sure about the need to add all that in GEMUS.
But it all depends on the script and version of the game you are using.

World Games worked without anything in GEMUS using my script.
(default amiga 500 settings).

this should work..
Amiga 500

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cpu_type=68000
kickstart_rom=v1.3
chipmem_size=1
chipset=OCS
Tracksuit Manager (HF crack) Write enable disk 3.
using my script...

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Kickstart=v3.1
chipmem_size=1
fastmem_size=1
in your script style...
Amiga 1200

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Kickstart_rom=v3.1
chipmem_size=1
fastmem_size=1
cpu_speed=real
chipset=AGA
cpu_type=68020
cpu_model=68030
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Try removing the statefile setting, that could be the main problem.
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Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:36 pm

Many thanks for taking the time out to reply.

However same problem I am afraid. World Games - even with all GEMUS settings removed - still hangs on a black screen. Tracksuit Manager 2 still crashes when preparing the game.

Could it be anything to do with running an older Gamebase? I am using V1.3

Just strange when I use WinUAE separately from Gamebase - even though linked together - the 2 games above load up fine
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Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:04 pm

could be the floppy drive speed settings.
If you speeded up the loading and saved the config, and your script does not reset it to 100% compatible.

check your .UAE file for the setting.

floppy_speed=100

or add this to your script

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	Set_CFG_Value(%dbpath%\Scripts\Amiga.uae||floppy_channel_mask||0xffff)
	Set_CFG_Value(%dbpath%\Scripts\Amiga.uae||floppy_speed||100)
	Set_CFG_Value(%dbpath%\Scripts\Amiga.uae||floppy_volume||33)
where AMIGA.UAE is your gamebase.UAE filename in the scripts folder.
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Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:17 pm

I feel such a noob!

I have been adding the scripts you have typed up below in GEMUS - take it that is completely wrong - I need to add them to my script?

I go into my Script folder and I have a lot of text docs named:

Amiga
Gamebase Amiga A
Gamebase Amiga B
Gamebase Amiga C
Gamebase Amiga Joystick
Gamebase Amiga XL
Gamebase Amiga XR

Hands up I aint got a fookin clue what I am doing now.

Thanks for your patience fella.
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Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:30 pm

Defo a strange one - tried again - using World Games v systemz v5.0 crack

Loads up fine, green screen, black scrren then title page when loaded up on WinUAE

When on GameBase - whether GEMUS blank or entered with the above - black screen hang

Tracksuit Manager 2 AGA actually does load, but always crashes when the game is prepared after you have selected team and manager details - but again, in WinUAE outside of Gamebase - loads fine
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Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:06 pm

Fiery Phoenix wrote:Defo a strange one - tried again - using World Games v systemz v5.0 crack
World Games (v systemz v5.0)
the "v" in the file name stands for "virus" infected disk.
virus = systemz v5.0

I have uploaded my script with a clean copy of the disk.
http://www.datafilehost.com/d/8208f17a

This is setup for my gamebase paths, and it will need to be ran from here...
c:\gamebase\amiga\

extract the ZIP file to that location.
copy your "amiga gamebase.mdb" file to c:\gamebase\amiga\
and rename it to "amiga.mdb"

the main files that make it work are...
scripts\Amiga.uae (winuae config)
scripts\Amiga.txt (the main script file - read it for info)
Emulators\WinUAE2410\winuae.ini

you can edit those files in a text editor if you need to change the paths.


both of those games you mentioned write to the disk, so it might be a write enable problem.
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Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:17 pm

Many thanks - your time is appreciated in sorting this out

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