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I love that someone in Italy is first with correct kanji hookup in an emulator for a JDM-only computer. Who was it with the theory that people only want to work on exotic-to-them hardware again? smile

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For anyone who hates the long bootup time of the CD-i driver, I've added savestate support in SVN revision 6302. Save a savestate at the main menu, and never have to sit through the 15-second bootup process again. Or until the savestate format changes again.

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What exactly does the Kanji hookup do? Convert kanji to reading? Or is it used as IME that converts reading to kanji?

BTW while we're at the topic of japanese computers: Anyone know a decent place in Kyoto where I could get some of those old machines? I found lots of used game consoles so far but no computers... Or would I have to go to Akihabara for that?

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SVN r6301
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Game : Maze, Tetris (.gme)




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Originally Posted By Darkstar
What exactly does the Kanji hookup do? Convert kanji to reading? Or is it used as IME that converts reading to kanji?

BTW while we're at the topic of japanese computers: Anyone know a decent place in Kyoto where I could get some of those old machines? I found lots of used game consoles so far but no computers... Or would I have to go to Akihabara for that?

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Maybe you find some info here.

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Originally Posted By Kale
r6299 /src/mess/drivers/x1.c: [X1]: Heavily improved the kanji reading, this fixes most games that uses that feature

http://mamedev.emulab.it/kale/?p=819

afaik, just Asteka II and Hyper Olympics '84 doesn't work yet, the latter uses a different kanji reading method. And yes, this makes MESS to be the first X1 emulator to have this feature correctly implemented. smile


In other words, MESS is the first X1 emulator which use real rom dumps ?

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not only: even if you try to use the correct dump in other emulators, they would not be able to read the kanji from it in the way the games expect them (i.e. in the way a real x1 would read them)

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Understand, thanks etabeta78. smile

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not only: even if you try to use the correct dump in other emulators, they would not be able to read the kanji from it in the way the games expect them (i.e. in the way a real x1 would read them)


It doesn't work even if you use the fake kanji rom that they provides, granted that I've did everything correct (i.e. I've didn't bothered much)...
A small list of games that uses the kanji ROM are:
-Asteka II
-Gaia
-GaiFlame
-Gall Force
-Gambler Jiko Chuushinha
-Hyper Olympics '84
-Lost Armaggedon
-Maidum
-Maison Ikkoku - Omoideno Photograph
-M.U.L.E.

Maybe now I should put the student hat and try to implement .d88 writes...it's needed for later games like Sorcerian, King's Knight, American Truck, Hydlide floppy version, Legend of Kage... (And probably tells me what exactly is still needed for the z80dma to work)

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Originally Posted By Anna Wu
SVN r6301
Sony Pocketstation driver
Game : Maze, Tetris (.gme)


@JustDessert: mmm... Maze and any other game from Pocket MuuMuu I tried freeze right after title screen. do you have any idea about the reason? I could find some time to investigate it in the weekend, if you're not already working on it

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