Gnome Ranger graphics

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ahope1
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Re: Gnome Ranger graphics

Postby ahope1 » Tue Jul 15, 2003 10:39 am

Just worked it out myself: you have to enable a maximum of five RAM banks in B+ mode. Any more than five, and the game goes text-only. <p></p><i></i>

evert67
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Re Gnome Ranger graphics

Postby evert67 » Wed Jul 16, 2003 6:41 am

Finally got it working! Thanks. Two questions:<br>
<br>
- The entire screen is often rather shaky. Is this normal?<br>
- The advice on *FX 255,15 (to speed up disk loading) doesn't seem to have any effect. Is this correct?<br>
<br>
Cheers,<br>
Mark. <p></p><i></i>

Blackjack Davy
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Gnome ranger everything

Postby Blackjack Davy » Fri Aug 08, 2003 9:09 pm

Hi,<br>
<br>
What configuration are you guys using? I can't get it to work with any Level 9 game with or without pictures <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :rolleyes --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/eyes.gif ALT=":rolleyes"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub36.ezboard.com/bthestairwaytohell.showUserPublicProfile?gid=blackjackdavy>Blackjack Davy</A> at: 8/8/03 10:15 pm<br></i>

ahope1
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Gnome Ranger graphics

Postby ahope1 » Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:57 pm

Hi, can anyone tell me how to view the graphics in Gnome Ranger using Tom Seddon's emulator in B+ mode? I can only get the text-only version running.<br>
<br>
AH<br>
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melchett
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Re:Gnome ranger everything

Postby melchett » Mon Jul 05, 2004 2:13 pm

Hi Blackjack Davy,<br>
<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>
<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 - if you downloaded from StairwayToHell you should select "File->Drive 0->Load...". When the dialog appears, select your image called "GnomeRanger-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>
<br>
One other thing that might not be obvious to people playing this game, is that if the text pauses then press the <SHIFT> key to allow it to continue scrolling.<br>
<br>
Hope this helps and isn't too patronising <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :rolleyes --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/eyes.gif ALT=":rolleyes"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>

Blackjack Davy
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Thanks

Postby Blackjack Davy » Mon Sep 27, 2004 6:53 pm

Oooh thanks I'll try it <p></p><i></i>

Blackjack Davy
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IT WORKS!!

Postby Blackjack Davy » Mon Sep 27, 2004 7:11 pm

Woooo! Thank you!!!!<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :eek --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/eek.gif ALT=":eek"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :lol --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :rollin --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/roll.gif ALT=":rollin"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>


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