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Specialist/Erik/Lik (Volkov) - loading games #112956
03/24/18 07:35 AM
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How to load casette games on this system?
The messinfo states just start the tape. That doesn't work.

The Specialist starts up with a prompt 'program'.
The Lik with a prompt 'Run"COM:"'.
The Specilaist M with the prompt 'CLI'.
The Specialist MX with a Russian prompt.

Entering 'I' or 'R' seems to make the system think for a bit, but doesn't load or run. That's as far as i've got.
This is one of the only softlist systems where the instructions for loading seem just wrong, and none of the usual loading commands coax anything but confusion from the system

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Re: Specialist/Erik/Lik (Volkov) - loading games [Re: butter100fly] #113077
04/09/18 07:01 PM
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I suppose that http://zx-pk.ru/forums/57-spetsialist.html is a much better place to ask this.

Re: Specialist/Erik/Lik (Volkov) - loading games [Re: butter100fly] #113078
04/09/18 07:18 PM
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Well, whoever wrote the driver should know how to operate it and if the cassette support even works.

ETA... and unfortunately that's Micko from 2008, one of his first drivers ever. Whoops.

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Re: Specialist/Erik/Lik (Volkov) - loading games [Re: butter100fly] #113081
04/10/18 09:36 AM
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Specialist driver

Program ?

Internal Menu
Choose cassette
Press Play cassette

That's all.
No additional command(s) needed.

The game "Lode Runner" is working.

I have to check the other drivers.

Re: Specialist/Erik/Lik (Volkov) - loading games [Re: butter100fly] #113083
04/10/18 10:41 AM
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Lik driver

The same like Specialist

Internal Menu
Choose cassette
Press Play cassette

That's all.
No additional command(s) needed.

The game "Budi" is working.

Originally Posted by butter100fly

This is one of the only softlist systems where the instructions for loading seem just wrong, and none of the usual loading commands coax anything but confusion from the system

You have the official softlist for the Specialist and Lik?

Re: Specialist/Erik/Lik (Volkov) - loading games [Re: butter100fly] #113084
04/10/18 11:04 AM
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Erik driver

Same procedure.

I was able to load the game "Budi" too.

Re: Specialist/Erik/Lik (Volkov) - loading games [Re: butter100fly] #113085
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Thanks Anna, you rock!

Re: Specialist/Erik/Lik (Volkov) - loading games [Re: butter100fly] #113110
04/13/18 06:36 AM
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Great thanks very much indeed for that! I also got those running, and a few random selections also worked too.

Probably worth pointing out that your advice must be followed exactly: don’t try to invoke the tape playing any other way, leave the tape loader up whilst loading, don’t try to un-throttle your way past the loading, and don’t try to run Budi on the Specialist itself (yes I am also using softlist media)

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