Please have a look at http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1042986&group_id=91293&atid=596650
It seems that Windoze people now have a feature called rollback, and that this is used (in non-competition mode) to make the walk-throughs at the aforementioned http://www.rzxarchive.co.uk/
Please sir (and madam, of course), can I have one too?
(It might work with an adjusted snapshot format, which contains a pointer to an rzx file, and a time and line within it. Play would resume from there.)
Rollback is already implemented in the current CVS version. Please test and make comments!
(Thanks to pak21 for the feedback of a moment ago.)
If anyone has compiled this for the Mac OS X, and is willing to send me same, I will happily use it and test it. But I lack the technical competence to do this myself. (Of course, any beta version is, well, just like a beta version, and might not work properly, or even at all.)
My wife is going away over New Year, and I would like to spend some of the time running through JSW2. Please would somebody clever send me a Mac OSX version of Fuse with rollback, ideally before end-December? Please?
Two disclaimers before you try that:
1) The rollback support is basically untested. Don't expect it to work.
2) There is currently no utility for converting an RZX file featuring rollback (probably very large) into a normal RZX file. Don't rely on being able to distribute anything you do with the rollback support at this stage.
> 1) Don't expect it to work.
I'll test it before playing for hours and hours. At my own risk!
> 2) Don't rely on being able to distribute anything you do with the rollback support at this stage.
This is more worrying. Will there be, eventually at least, such a conversion facility? Without a reasonable prospect of a conversion facility, this might be a foolish undertaking.
I would certainly hope that a conversion utility would be available at some point in the future, as I'm pretty sure it's just a matter of ripping out all the snapshot blocks (and possibly merging all the input recording blocks into one). However, if I'm wrong and we should have saved more data in the 'rolled back' file, it obviously won't be possible to convert it.
Might it be possible, in theory at least, to play-and-record the fat rollback format into the thin format? Rephrased, is it likely (no guarantees I understand) that it will be possible to convert it?
I should be able to send you a beta of the new release in the next couple of weeks, I'll send it to your sourceforge.net address unless you'd rather I send it elsewhere.
Phil's cautions apply, but we'd be pleased to hear your feedback about any problems or successes you have!
Thank you. Excellent.
It would be helpful if the first request in
was also fixed: it'll make it much easier for me to use it.
I presume my sourceforge.net address forwards to my usual address (that's where new-post notifications come), but in any event my home email is available at http://www.jdawiseman.com/author.html
Again let me say, thank you.
As Fuse for Mac OS X uses SDL for it's keyboard access, it is not possible to remap any menu shortcuts using System Preferences. Do you get the same problem if you use the joystick option?
A brief attempt had no joy. Are there particular (more detailed) settings I should test?
> I should be able to send you a beta of the new release in the next couple of weeks
Knowing, as we all do, that people do this for the love of it, and for the gratitude of grateful retro gamers such as myself, one is loath to nudge the process along. But the wife departs for Japan in not so long, and hence the window for rollback usage draws nearer. Please, if possible, don't forget me.
I'd just suggest turning on the Kempston joystick emulation and setting JSW to use the Kempston for input. JSW may not read the keyboard when a joystick is selected.
Unfortunately, I am a lot more time poor than I would like, and I haven't been able to put as much effort into Fuse as I would like. I should try to learn to make no suggestions on times things may be done :)
I've just received an email purporting to come from a contributor to this thread, containing an executable. Being a good chap, and wisely paranoid, I deleted it.
But if it was kosher, will it also be posted on sourceforge?
I understand your caution. That was from me, and I won't be posting the beta to download on sourceforge until I get a bit more feedback that the 10.3.9 ppc part of the universal binary is working well. Once that has happened, I'll put up the beta as there have been several requests for a universal binary as the old version crashes on intel Macs.
Ahhh. Sorry. Please resend and I will test on my PPC Mac G5 running 10.4.7.
Please do resend and I will test on my PPC Mac G5 running 10.4.8. Thank you.
You can grab a copy of the latest beta at https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=180469
Please let me know how you go!
Progress, but not so solid that I should yet attempt to play.
Fuse - Error
libspectrum: libspectrum_rzx_playback: more INs during frame 44 than stored in RZX file (5)
You need to describe the exact steps you are taking so that someone can try to reproduce those steps to fix the problem.
Can you do that and file a bug in the tracker system here?