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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0004819Simulcra[WHDLoad Installs Games] OCSpublic2020-10-14 09:23
Assigned ToProject InfoSimulcra (Graftgold)
Summary0004819: The game doesn't start on 68000 42Mhz ACA500+ A500
DescriptionWhen starting the game (latest version 1.1) it stays on black screen.
Steps To ReproduceStart the game with any whdload option.
TagsNo tags attached.
ChipMem1 MB
FastMem8 MB
WorkbenchOS 3.1
KickROM40 - Kick 3.1
Attached Files



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Pascal De Maeseneire (reporter)


I have an A500 Rev.6A ACA500Plus Only 68000 @ 14Mhz with 7MB Ram FastRam WITH HYPERION OS
I just finish to verify it with a complete new install from File SPS IPF 2659.
But I can confirm You that this game works on my ACA500PLUS with the latest Slave.
Did You removed ToolType NoVBRMove from info file ?
Could You retry it with You ACA500Plus @14 Mhz Or @28 Mhz
If it doesn't works at @ 14 MZ, in that case Could You retry a new installation with latest install tool (v1.1.1)?
Best regards,

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Tom-Cat (reporter)


I just did all that you asked for:
- Changed the Frequency to 14 and 28 Mhz. No change - still freezes at start.
- Reinstalled the game completely from the same SPS image (2659) and latest install 1.1.1 - working fine in WinUAE but when started on my A500 + ACA500+ it does not start. freezes with blackscreen in the beginning.
I have tried several memory options too, all the same behaviour.

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Tom-Cat (reporter)

Note: When on black screen i can still quit the game with F10 and it returns back to CLI as nothing happend.

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Pascal De Maeseneire (reporter)

Hi Again,
Here my ACA500PLUS config in attach file... Is NoVBRMOVE is removed from Info file ?

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Tom-Cat (reporter)

Yes, NoVBRMOVE is not in the info file.
I am actually loading the game with latest whdload and command line:

whdload simulcra.slave preload

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Pascal De Maeseneire (reporter)

For Myself I use WHDLoad 18.6 beta (2020-09-22) maybe could You Try it ?
Into info file I Use :

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Tom-Cat (reporter)

Tried your exact configuration (screenshot of it attached) - same symptoms. Black screen when starting, doesn't go further. F10 still quits.

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Tom-Cat (reporter)

Wrong screenshot attached. Attaching my configuration which should be the same as yours. baffled :(

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Tom-Cat (reporter)

YES ! WHDLoad 18.6 beta WORKED !!! Thank you so much !

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Pascal De Maeseneire (reporter)

Strange... Do You update to 18.6 Beta ?
On your ACA500Plus Do You use lastest firmware Menu system V0.135 (september 30th, 2019) ?

If all already tried ask Help to @Wepl
Best regards,

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Pascal De Maeseneire (reporter)

OK Perfect,

I'm happy for You

Enjoy now

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Tom-Cat (reporter)

Thanks again. One of my favorite games playable finally :)
I usually don't go to beta versions, but from now on, I will.

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Pascal De Maeseneire (reporter)


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Pascal De Maeseneire (reporter)

Hi, for myself I think You can close now.
But for this game and with some configurations, please could you add a warning about necessity to use whdload 18.6 for players who use an ACA500PLUS an probably an ACA500 too.
Best Regards,

-Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-10-12 09:47 Tom-Cat New Issue
2020-10-12 12:01 Pascal De Maeseneire Note Added: 0009179
2020-10-12 12:40 Tom-Cat Note Added: 0009180
2020-10-12 12:40 Tom-Cat Note Added: 0009181
2020-10-12 13:30 Pascal De Maeseneire File Added: ACA500PLUS EXPERT MODE.png
2020-10-12 13:30 Pascal De Maeseneire Note Added: 0009182
2020-10-12 13:33 Tom-Cat Note Added: 0009183
2020-10-12 13:38 Pascal De Maeseneire Note Added: 0009184
2020-10-12 13:38 Tom-Cat File Added: ACA500PLUS EXPERT MODE-2.png
2020-10-12 13:38 Tom-Cat Note Added: 0009185
2020-10-12 13:43 Tom-Cat File Added: acasimulcra2.jpg
2020-10-12 13:43 Tom-Cat Note Added: 0009186
2020-10-12 13:48 Tom-Cat Note Added: 0009187
2020-10-12 13:48 Pascal De Maeseneire Note Added: 0009188
2020-10-12 13:49 Pascal De Maeseneire Note Added: 0009189
2020-10-12 13:50 Tom-Cat Note Added: 0009190
2020-10-12 13:52 Pascal De Maeseneire Note Added: 0009191
2020-10-14 09:23 Pascal De Maeseneire Note Added: 0009198
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