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Some TOS 2.06 Patched STOS Games and... Robotz!

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:08 pm
by Heavy Stylus
Many thanks to Mug UK for providing me with pointers and tools to help me with this! :)

Here are some STOS games from my collection that I've fixed to work with TOS 2.06. The process involved unpacking the programs and running a STOS patching tool, and then repacking them using the very excellent UPX packer.

I did this because I'm about to get an upgraded STE with TOS 2.06, and I wanted to play these on my machine. I posted them here because I thought some of you guys might like to try these on your machines too. :)

All are HD installable - just copy over the files to your HD.

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:11 pm
by Heavy Stylus
If people are voting 'No' it would be nice to know why... Anyway, these are all I have at the moment, but I was considering adding new ones to the thread when I find and fix others.

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:20 pm
by ppera
Fine.

Since you named thread 'TOS 2.06 patched games', and there is many of non-STOS games which runs not on TOS 2.06, can we get some list, links of such ones? Of course question is for everyone...

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:34 pm
by Heavy Stylus
Edited title of thread.

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:59 pm
by aktiv8
I voted yes for this as no doubt there will be people who want them and it of course games should in principle run on any TOS, so those which don't why not patch and release them

Everyone in some way benefits

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:19 am
by Klapauzius
Hey James, I've seen that you're still looking for a TOS 2.06 working version of Robotz (not a STOS game).

Couldn't sleep tonight, so I decided to give it a go.

Here it is, fixed for TOS 2.x (and the Falcon)...

Cute little game, btw. :-)

Cheers

Klaz

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:53 am
by Heavy Stylus
Klapauzius wrote:Hey James, I've seen that you're still looking for a TOS 2.06 working version of Robotz (not a STOS game).

Couldn't sleep tonight, so I decided to give it a go.

Here it is, fixed for TOS 2.x (and the Falcon)...

Cute little game, btw. :-)

Cheers

Klaz
Klaz! Thanks SO MUCH!!! If I was a lady I'd offer to have your babies.

Big love xx

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:05 pm
by Klapauzius
You're welcome! :-)

It's just a quick fix. If it doesn't work, try a clean boot (no big HD caches, not too much stuff in the AUTO folder)....

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:52 pm
by Heavy Stylus
Yeah - it doesn't work from Teradesk, but if I load it from GEM without too many memory heavy programs in my Auto folder it's fine.

I wish someone could train it so you could touch the walls without dying... [hint]

Anyway... here's another so-so STOS game now fixed!

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:17 am
by Heavy Stylus
More on the way this weekend...

Klaz has unpacked Slug (I've just got to patch it for TOS 2.06 and re-pack it with UPX), and I've hex-edited a game called Prensorium so that it runs from any location (rather than depending on A:\).

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:46 am
by nativ
Where's the Robotz download link?
edit-browser being useless, didn't show up on page load.


cheers!

How about a Robotz II?
with a power up to turn off walls?

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:56 pm
by Heavy Stylus
Here they are...

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:46 pm
by Mug UK
Cheat mode for Slug2092:

Move the joystick Left, Right, Left, Right on the selection screen. This will then reveal a menu with three other options.

1) Sound Effects replay (so you can hear them all)

2) Graphics Dump (show all the sprites and backgrounds)

3) Smart Keys ON/OFF option. Smart Keys enables some level skip and "kill em all" keys which you can use to get past the harder levels.

Have fun!

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:45 pm
by Heavy Stylus
Hey Mug - thanks for the cheat, but that game's not fixed yet! You're talking about Slug 2092 - the 'sequel' of the game posted above.

Anyway, this one is - 'Amazeing', which unfortunately isn't as great as the name would lead you to believe. Klaz has worked his magic again on this one too. :)

Worth loading if only to see the worst starfield effect ever.

:wink:

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:58 pm
by Mug UK
Heavy Stylus wrote:Hey Mug - thanks for the cheat, but that game's not fixed yet! You're talking about Slug 2092 - the 'sequel' of the game posted above.
Ooops! That was the one you sent me via PM wasn't it. D'oh & double d'oh!


To make up for it, here's the cheat for Slug :)

Press SPACE to enter a level code, now enter CHEAT for a full page of text from the programmer etc.

Or, if you don't want to read all that, just press * to cheat during the game.

Level Skip: Enter GOTO XX on the Level code page where XX is the level number.

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:17 pm
by Marcer
Just to make you a bit hungry I have Robotz - Trainer version :)

// Marcer

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:04 am
by Desty
Why would anyone vote no on that poll...?
Good work!

Re: Some TOS 2.06 Patched STOS Games and... Robotz!

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:24 pm
by Heavy Stylus
Two new games - both run now on TOS 2.06 (and of course HD) and have been UPX packed to make them smaller :)

Purify is quite a good game, check it out!

Re: Some TOS 2.06 Patched STOS Games and... Robotz!

Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:25 pm
by bullis1
Purify is indeed a nice game. It already works fine on my ST though. However, I know this isn't the case with everyone.

Fluffies seemed nice when I tried it, but for some reason I couldn't do the double-jump move when pressing up three times. It just didn't work for me so I never got anywhere.

Re: Some TOS 2.06 Patched STOS Games and... Robotz!

Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:48 pm
by Heavy Stylus
Well, I fixed them because they wouldn't work on my 4MB STE under TOS 2.06. Now they do :)

Fluffies; for a special jump, hold down fire and hold up while you jump three times. That should do it ;)

Re: Some TOS 2.06 Patched STOS Games and... Robotz!

Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:01 pm
by bullis1
Thanks for the tip. :thumbs:

Re: Some TOS 2.06 Patched STOS Games and... Robotz!

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:52 pm
by nativ
Was Island Hopping a Stos game?, My St review disk has corrupted so i can play it no more!!?
Has Psyco Pig 2 been patched?
Also what about Tos 4.04 patching?
thanks

Re: Some TOS 2.06 Patched STOS Games and... Robotz!

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:06 pm
by bullis1
nativ wrote:Was Island Hopping a Stos game?, My St review disk has corrupted so i can play it no more!!?
Has Psyco Pig 2 been patched?
Also what about Tos 4.04 patching?
thanks
I think that if you are using the latest versions of the TOS patch for STOS, then they should work on TOS 4.04 (on Falcon). Unless the game uses some extensions, which aren't all compatible with Falcon. Some extensions will work, some won't. This is my understanding of what I have read on the subject.

Re: Some TOS 2.06 Patched STOS Games and... Robotz!

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:34 pm
by sblendorio
What's the way to patch STOS programs for TOS 2.06? I got this one (attached). It does not recognize joystick button pressure.
Tried in this thread, but I had no success: http://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=115&t=32982

Currently it works under TOS 1.02

Re: Some TOS 2.06 Patched STOS Games and... Robotz!

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:05 pm
by Mug UK
That's because it's a disk image that you're trying to patch and not the actual STOS compiled program?

You need to copy off the .PRG file from inside the AUTO folder on that disk image. Unpack that file and then patch it. Copy the patched file back onto the disk in the same AUTO folder and try it again.