I can't get Harlequin (D-Bug 39) to work on STeem 3.2

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I can't get Harlequin (D-Bug 39) to work on STeem 3.2

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I am using STeem 3.2 (latest version), and it's brilliant, but I might have
found a problem (or else it's my error, and I apologise).

Using D-Bug 39 (Harlequin), I cannot start the game. I load the .msa
file into STeem (drag and drop), the menu starts and I press [1] to load
the game. The manual protection pages loads, and I press [Joystick Fire
(actually a key, I haven't got a joystick plugged in)] and the Gremlin logo
appears, and I press [Joystick Fire] again, and the screen changes to
a picture of the tower with a hand pointing at it, with four hearts (one in
each corner of the screen) and the word "Chimerica" at the top of the
screen. Now, by pressing [Joystick Fire], the game *should* start, but
it does not. No matter what I do, I am stuck on this screen.

I am using TOS 1.04, 1MB ST memory, under Win98SE, 128MB RAM on
my laptop. I tried the same .msa file, with the same 1.04 TOS image
on Pacifist 0.46, and when Pacifist arrived at the tower screen I pressed
the [Joystick Fire] key and the game started, so presumably both the
.msa and the TOS files are OK.

I also tried TOS 1.62 on STeem, and the game still did not start.

Help!!! :cry:

Thanks for any answers.
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It seems to work with "Accurate Disk Access Times" turned on in the Disk
Manager options menu. There are so many options that can affect programs now, testing anything is a nightmare!

Russ

P.S I replied to your e-mail, did you get the message?
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Steem Authors wrote:It seems to work with "Accurate Disk Access Times" turned on in the Disk
Manager options menu. There are so many options that can affect programs now, testing anything is a nightmare!

Russ
Thanks, I'll try it tonight (if I get the chance) or tomorrow, and post the results here.
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P.S I replied to your e-mail, did you get the message?
No, but I've been having trouble recently with my spam-blocker, so I've uninstalled it and am now using Mail Washer instead, which seems far better. If you can, can you please resend the e-mail, and I can see if Mail Washer lets it past?

Thanks again for responding, and for STeem.
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Post by Kerr Avon »

Yes, that fixes the problem, thanks! It might be an idea to relocate that settings to the General options page, next to the "Auto fast forward on disk access" option, as many people (like me) probably wouldn't find it where it is currently.

By the way, did you resend that e-mail? I've just checked (5:02 pm), and there's no sign (I want to reassure myself that the old spam checker was the culprit).
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Interesting, I would have thought that Lawrence or whoever packed it would have slapped in the usual disk loader they used on the other menus?
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Post by Showaddywaddy »

Well I've tried Harlequin (D-Bug 39) with Steem 3.2, 512kb, 1.02 TOS and it works fine without Accurate Disk Times switched on. So maybe you've got a duff image.

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Don't say that, he'll just say he got it from the DBug site :P You're just making work for yourself hehehehe.
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Post by Grazey / PHF »

You mean the D-Bug site which has been offline for 6 months ? :lol:

If I remember rightly practically all the D-Bug DMA loaders used Neil's loader code which works with 100% with emulators.

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Grazey / PHF wrote:You mean the D-Bug site which has been offline for 6 months ? :lol:

If I remember rightly practically all the D-Bug DMA loaders used Neil's loader code which work 100% with emulators.

Shw
Or Andys I guess??

Meandering slightly off topic...
Which one depended on the sectors for a file being non fragmented? I'm sure there was at least one?
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Post by Kerr Avon »

Showaddywaddy / D-Bug wrote:Well I've tried Harlequin (D-Bug 39) with Steem 3.2, 512kb, 1.02 TOS and it works fine without Accurate Disk Times switched on. So maybe you've got a duff image.

Showaddywaddy
Sorry, I hadn't realised the thread had been updated, until the STeem authors e-mailed me. Anyway, where can I download the version you have, please? I don't know where I downloaded my version from, I've had it for ages.

Thanks.
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