Level 9 adventures and pictures

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Blackjack Davy
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Level 9 adventures and pictures

Postby Blackjack Davy » Sun Feb 08, 2004 8:10 pm

I find it quite amusing that it's stated that both Tom Seddon's model B and Tom Walker's B-em are both supposed to allow level 9's adventures to show the pictures - I've never been able to get either of them to do this - B em at least will let the game run, albeit without graphics. Model B won't even run at all, the game just hangs if I type *Run !Boot<br>
I wonder, has anyone ever managed to get these emulators to work in this way, and if so, how? What setup are people using etc i.e what version of Windows, graphix cards, Direct X etc, Pentium 4 etc? Personally I wonder if these emulators just don't like AMD processors. <p></p><i></i>

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Re:Level 9 adventures and pictures

Postby melchett » Mon Jul 05, 2004 2:28 pm

Hi Blackjack Davy,<br>
I posted this earlier against one of your other posts, more specifically for loading Gnome Ranger but the same applies for most Level 9 games that support graphics (ScapeGhost, Gnome Ranger, Time&Magik Trilogy).<br>
The only way I have found to make this work is by doing the following (apologies if any of this is obvious but I thought it best to include all the instructions):<br>
1) Download Tom Seddon's Model-B emulator from here:<br>
<!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://modelb.bbcmicro.com/">modelb.bbcmicro.com/</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br>
2) Start it up<br>
3) Select the "Options -> ROMs..." menu item<br>
4) Ensure that exactly four empty Paged ROM slots (i.e. they are empty if they don't have any text in the entry field) have their check boxes ticked. When I last tried this I had ROM slots 5,6,7 and 8 ticked.<br>
5) Click "Apply and Reset"<br>
6) Select "Options->Hardware" menu item<br>
7) Select the radio button for the "BBC Model B+" in the "Model" group<br>
<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/glasses.gif ALT="8)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> Select the radio button for the "Opus 1770" in the "Disc Interface" group (I couldn't get the Acorn 1770 DFS to read the disk image!)<br>
9) Click "Apply and hard reset"<br>
10) You should now be at the standard B+ boot up screen, so load the game disk image - you should select "File->Drive 0->Load...". When the dialog appears, select your image called e.g. "GnomeRanger-GameDisk.ssd" or "Scapeghost-GameDisk.ssd" or "TimeAndMagikTrilogy-GameDisk.ssd" and click the "Open" button<br>
11) Boot the disk image in the normal way i.e. press <SHIFT> and <BREAK> (<BREAK> maps to <F11> on your PC keyboard using the Model-B emulator)<br>
12) Enjoy...<br>
One other thing that might not be obvious to people playing Level9 games, is that if the text pauses then press the <SHIFT> key to allow it to continue scrolling.<br>
I'm starting to wonder if we should request an FAQ section on this website to put stuff like this!?!?! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :eek --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/eek.gif ALT=":eek"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>