I've been trying MMFS 1.41 on my beeb as a replacement for TurboMMC a3 rom. The beeb has:
a TurboMMC iss 4 interface (with an old mmc card, not an sd card)
An IFEL RAM/ROM board onto which i load all my roms
a WE 32k shadow ram card
a PiZero on the tube
I have my roms mapped out like this:
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14 - Basic
11 - Shadow RAM OS 2.40
10 - Model B MMFS Turbo 1.41
7 - VideoNula 1.01
6 - DFS,NET
2 - ADT 2.00
1 - SpectROM 1.00
I have basic in 14 and the main filesystem in 10 because it means if i am testing roms in swram and things go awry i can power off, remove the battery, turn back on and then still have access to the two main roms in the ifel board's W29C020C.
Everything seems to run ok (and ive tried the ZMMFS rom too and that seems to load into 12 ok) with the excpetion of Exile. If I load exile through the *. Menu it gets to the in-game start menu. If I press F0 to start the game it asks if i wish to use sideways ram. If i select No then the game loads fine into the standard version. If i press Y then the game drops back to the in-game menu, it does not load into the Pericles as expected. If I then try to play again (F0) and answer Yes to swram the game hangs with a blank screen.
Other games that use SWRAM (such as The Hobbit and Lancelot) seem to load and play ok.
I've tested a different version of Exile on my mmc which has a cheat menu before you get to the in-game menu. This is a bit of a dodgy version as it requires an Exile floppy disk in the floppy drive which it briefly accesses prior to starting the game (after the swram request question). Upon answering No to the swram request the game just hangs with no attempt to access the floppy drive. The TurboMMC rom on the other hand hands over to the floppy appropriately at this point an the game plays ok.
Any ideas what might be going on?
Another thing ive noticed is that if I ctrl-d-break i get Acorn DFS at the prompt and can access the floppy drive. However, if i swap out the dfs,net rom for a dfs2.26 rom then pressing ctrl-d-break does not bring up Acorn DFS at all. Why might this be?
Sorry if these issues have be addressed before, i did read most of the 25 page thread first!