Ballarena (1990) (Sisteme)

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Ballarena (1990) (Sisteme)

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ID: 10231
Version: Unknown
Developer: François-Yves Bertrand; Frédéric Nespoulous; Franck Pierre (music)
Genre: Arcade; Action
RAM: 1024

CPU compatibility: ARM2 ARM250 ARM3 ARM610 ARM700 ARM710 ARM7500 StrongARM ARMv5+
OS compatibility: 3.11 3.5x 3.6x 3.7x 4.x 5.x

Legal info: Distribution rights granted to JASPP by Eterna


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Game info
To run the game use "Boot floppy" from the ADFFS Filer.


Synopsis
BALLARENA is the game you are looking for. No other micro has this type of challenge, and you will enjoy it from the first phase to the 62th (which is the last).
During your journey, you will encounter 376 differnets "Bricks" (who really are more than just brick, look at them and you will understand), 19 monsters, 28 bonus (and maybe some malus) and every 4 phases, you will participate at a challenge stage.

The game can be played by one or two players. You certainly know that your Archimedes is a musician, too? If not, BALLARENA will prove it for you. Just sit, look the demo and hear one of the 4 musics of the game. But that's not all : During the game (and always with the music) you will hear some of the 19 differents noises.
All graphics are in 256 colors why should we use less than that, it's an Archimedes, isn't it ?). BALLARENA uses the most advanced technics : Ray traced, digitised and bit map graphics, Sound sampling...

Play it, you can't be disappointed ...

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Re: Ballarena (1990) (Sisteme)

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This isn't working on my A3020 (4MB, RISC OS 3.11, ZIDEFS) using ADFFS v2.82. I click on YES at the "Boot floppy via a simulated Shift-Break" popup then it freezes my system. Using CTRL+YES just shows a grey screen with the mouse cursor.
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wmd wrote: Mon Aug 14, 2023 1:53 am I click on YES at the "Boot floppy via a simulated Shift-Break" popup then it freezes my system
It took me a while to reproduce this and I'm not sure if this is the cause of the crash on your machine. My Repro was to increase the refresh rate to 80Hz which looks like it causes IRQ reentrancy issues for the original game code.

Try replacing !ADFFS.Obey with the latest version. I've modified its VSync check to use OS_Byte 19 instead of testing VFLYBK and altered it's VSync counter to use an Event handler, instead of replacing IRQv.
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As per Cascade / Tactic threads, I tried the new obey file but still same error / crash.
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Virus scan / repair using Pineapple Virus Killer has fixed this, game now works.
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double post
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