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PostPosted: August 19th, 2012, 7:31 pm 
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Hello, im the happy owner of an original FM towns computer.
I also own an original copy of Alltynex second, the excellent Doujin shmup for windows.

I searched hard to find the original Alltynex game. I finally found a link in this forum and downloaded a .h0 image.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/paschl

Im trying to mount it in UNZ but somehow it does not work. The disk image does not boot and If i boot my original towns os CD in the emulator i get to OS but cannot see a hard drive.
I made myself a bootable DOS hard drive image by following a tutorial from this forum and my homemade .h0 image works fine in the emulator. I do not know why the alltynex.h0 does not work.

Maybe someone can help me out? My goal is to make disk images of Alltynex so i can make floppies and use them in my Real FM-towns that does not have a hdd.

Thanks in advance, Max.


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PostPosted: August 19th, 2012, 7:51 pm 
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Your harddisk image (alltynex.h0) is working for me.
Here my settings for UNZ.

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PostPosted: August 20th, 2012, 5:14 am 
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Woah, That actually worked with your settings! Do not know why it did not work with the default settings but Thanks!! :mrgreen:
The game works in the emulator but how to use it on my Real FM-towns is another story... It is apparently too big for floppies.

I sort of "extracted" the files from the HDD image and copied them to a CD but the game will not launch when i start it from the CD. ( still in the emulator )
I used a rather weird method to extract the files but I sure have them in windows now.

Maybe the game needs to be able to write on the media it is installed on?
Maybe i missed some files or corrupted them when i extracted them?
Maybe it needs to be installed in a specific way? ...

Wish i could read Japanese :p

Edit : Ok made some significant progress. Discovered Diskexplorer and UNZtool and i extracted ALLTYNEX with that. My other method corrupted the files apparently for some reason. Diskexplorer is MUCH MUCH more simple that what i did before. Now i can use alltynex from CD and it works on my real FMT. Problem is its in the dreaded 15 khz sync D: .

I tried to Add alltynex to a free software collection iso for Booting convenience but when i edit the cd image with ultra ISO i loses the booting ability... So what i do is i boot from the original software collection CD then replace it with the modified CD ( non bootable ) once im in Towns OS. I then launch Alltynex through the helper of the free software collection. It works but im sure there is a prettier solution out there.


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PostPosted: August 20th, 2012, 9:12 am 
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Bootable CD-ROM image created which is working on UNZ.

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PostPosted: August 21st, 2012, 4:45 am 
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Woah thanks!! This is just great.

If i may ask, how did you do it? Looks like a direct conversion from the .h0 file.
If you used diskexplorer, i can't find how to do it myself.

Thanks for all the help so far! :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: August 21st, 2012, 5:56 am 
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PostPosted: January 25th, 2014, 1:31 am 
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Hey there.

Anyone still has Anna_Wu's bootable Alltynex CD image handy ?

And more importantly : could anyone upload the IPL software somewhere ?
The original link provided by Anna_Wu on bannister.org is now dead...


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PostPosted: January 27th, 2014, 7:41 am 
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I would like the CD image as well. I just got a real FM Towns without a hard drive.


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PostPosted: January 27th, 2014, 12:58 pm 
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parodius wrote:
Hey there.

Anyone still has Anna_Wu's bootable Alltynex CD image handy ?

And more importantly : could anyone upload the IPL software somewhere ?
The original link provided by Anna_Wu on bannister.org is now dead...


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PostPosted: January 27th, 2014, 2:36 pm 
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Thanks ! :D


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PostPosted: January 28th, 2014, 1:52 am 
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Cheers! :D


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