Mexico 86 game

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Mexico 86 game

Postby BBC 128K Fan » Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:42 am

Hi! :D

I was having a few problems running the Mexico86 SSD.

On start up, pressing (S)tart a new game, causes a drive crash.

(C)ontinue a game - works. It goes through various options, but the Team Sheet is blank. When I select No to chnges, it says, One PLayer, one position, and goes back again.

I added all the team players into the blank list, and its still stuck in that loop and wont advance.

Any ideas?

Thanks

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Re: Mexico 86 game

Postby CMcDougall » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:26 am

What DFS are you using, & where was the SSD sourced to try in my setup/s.

Try doing PAGE=&1900 , then *EXEC !boot if any other roms shoving page up.

Not got the original game so can't compare..
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Re: Mexico 86 game

Postby billcarr2005 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:58 am

Could the game want to save to the disk, but be prevented by it being write protected?

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Re: Mexico 86 game

Postby BBC 128K Fan » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:44 am

OK, last suggestion took care of the loading proble. I write enabled drive 0 and pressed (S) to start new game. The game loads fine but now it's back in the same loop as before - the Team Sheet is blank. I say (N) to change players, but then it says One Player, One Position!

If I press (Y) and enter the entire team (yawn) and then at the end say no to change players, it does the One Player thing again.

And then theres the - lets press every key on the keyboard thing, which still doesnt work.

Any ideas how to advance the game?

File was DL from this thread.

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Re: Mexico 86 game

Postby CMcDougall » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:21 am

^yeah now get the same here using the beeb SSD from here:
http://www.stairwaytohell.com/filesearc ... rch=Search
maybe someone has fixed it, the Mick discs?, but flip knows which one it's on :roll:

looks like , going my this file name in covers, that a disc version did exist BITD...
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Re: Mexico 86 game

Postby billcarr2005 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:21 am

Is this copy any different?

FSD'd it in 2013, but no protection so made an SSD.

CHAIN"QUALS" to start (I think!)

(!BOO is presumably supposed to be !BOOT, however it's been overwritten and renamed at some stage of it's life!)
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Re: Mexico 86 game

Postby BBC 128K Fan » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:41 am

I tried both the earlier linked version and the tape version, but both loop around at the same point. Perhaps an instruction manual is needed as I dont get passed the team sheet page.

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Re: Mexico 86 game

Postby richardtoohey » Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:14 am

Is this a BBC B game or a Master game? Running on the right machine? (Sorry if already asked/answered but couldn't see that when I looked ...)

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Re: Mexico 86 game

Postby CMcDougall » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:36 pm

Looks like just beeb b game going by this pic on eBla :
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or maybe it's just utter pants :lol:

I get to same blank board as 128fan too :?

super boss was a elk user mag type in, & it worked fine :shock:
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Re: Mexico 86 game

Postby BBC 128K Fan » Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:42 pm

Hi,

Problems resolved... =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

billcarr2005 - your file works. I dragged it into the em, typed CH."QUALS" <return> and everything ran okay. Yes, I also set the em to wrie to the disc.

When you get to the team sheet, you have to enter all of the player initials you want in the squad. No duplicaes. You can go back a page using the (P) button.

Once you have your entire team sheet filled with no duplicate names, you can finally proceed.

I tired it out on the other images but they still loop around for ever, so billcarr2005 upload is the only working one, so many thanks to you billcarr2005 =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>