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Darkstar #123153 02/02/24 12:42 PM
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Awesome stuff, many thanks for linking those.

Out of curiosity, what’s the status regarding x68k games? I believe pretty much all commercial stuff was preserved right? Save maybe a few doujin games.

From memory, I believe blue wings and death ephemera come to mind. It’s been 10 years now for death ephemera and I don’t believe we have a lead.

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Well, I'm not sure if were missing any Sharp X68000 games but there are some type-in games that no one has looked into yet

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Out of curiosity, what’s the status regarding x68k games? I believe pretty much all commercial stuff was preserved right? Save maybe a few doujin games.

As per all the other major Jp computers several things aren't dumped since they mostly derive from early '00 (at best) full sets, which in turn shares sub-optimal tape/disk file formats & questionable default formats -> save data watermarks from whoever dumped those, sometimes said disks weren't even actually commercialized but are in the sets as a sort of QoL (*) for fixing emulation (user is supposed to create them most often than not).

You can dig around Jp sources, for x68k undumped SWs count amounts to hundreds if not thousands, a partial (possibly outdated) list is in the source here



(*) Returning to QoL here, I wonder if it's a good idea to actually sort out the available PC-98 HDIs and make that an actual SW list:
1. DOS(/V) gaming is particularly hostile to QA, you have to first install it and prey you don't have anything in the guest env that don't interfere for a successful SW boot;
2. Several naive installers loves to brick your autoexec.bat / config.sys (needs a good Jp knowledge), it's obviously trivial to unbrick it with a minimal DOS knowledge but heh;
3. Several stuff may refer to specific configurations we don't have and eventually need to be done in emulation anyway;
4. Several stuff there is plain unobtanium on the native media, with the obvious catch about fetching 25+ years old media like floppies/CD and pray that the money & time spent don't go down the drain.
5. It can eventually be deleted once we fill in the blanks anyway.

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I wouldn't even mind keeping HDI or equivalent things softlisted for QoL/ease of use reasons (and WHDLoad on Amiga and HD installed multidisk games like Dracula on X68K). Same on PC, where installing some DOS games while also having mouse and CD-ROM drivers and a SoundBlaster can be challenging.

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Originally Posted by Retro-Rock
Well, I'm not sure if were missing any Sharp X68000 games but there are some type-in games that no one has looked into yet
There's an effort in some places, like Gaming Alexandria, to convert type-in games to playable versions. I don't think anyone's done X68K stuff yet though - mostly because emulators for that system aren't as easy to use, IIRC.

I've wanted to add some of these new type-in games to MAME, but my own inexperience with these systems is a problem. smile

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None of the X-Basic for X68K is dumped so it checks out. Heck I'm not even sure if we have any of the developer tools for the system.
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Type-ins should at least be preserved as plain text files, not sure if SW list supports automated typing off the bat but at least a LUA script revolving around emu::keypost customized per system is definitely a good emulator & user test.

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Originally Posted by Kale
Type-ins should at least be preserved as plain text files, not sure if SW list supports automated typing off the bat but at least a LUA script revolving around emu::keypost customized per system is definitely a good emulator & user test.

Good tooling helps with this. CiderPress for the Apple II can convert both ways between text files and tokenized load-ready BASIC files, and similar stuff is available for other Microsoft BASIC variants.

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I added some new games for the Nec Pc-8001MkII and I got a Mitsubishi Multi-8 Demo plus I added some Translations of some games
Mitsubishi Multi-8: https://www.mediafire.com/file/hdnscjihv791pwv/Mitsubishi+Multi-8.zip/file

Nec Pc-8001MkII: https://www.mediafire.com/file/sj1e7jkal7yq4dk/Nec+Pc-8001MkII.zip/file

Translations and Instructions: https://www.mediafire.com/file/hdajd5dxj0xqmth/Translations+and+Instructions.zip/file

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Hey guys what can I do to get these games I got listed on Mame give the requirements needed please

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You can either submit a pull request on GitHub to add them to the relevant software list XMLs or wait for someone else to add them.

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