Page comments http://whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/home/ Comment by 'Alex Lee' on Time Out for Some 8-bit Fun, IIGS Style http://whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/time-out-for-some-8-bit-fun-iigs-style/#PageComment_14281 Chris Dumas: If you're running System 6.0.4, which includes ProDOS v2.4.1, I've noticed that some ProDOS conversions no longer work with that configuration. I recommend System 6.0.1 with ProDOS 2.0.3 if loading games from the IIGS Finder. Booting directly into ProDOS 2.4.1, everything works fine however. For anything else, if you've got a full load of extensions with your GS/OS setup, some may be occupying the spaces in memory DOS 3.3 Launcher depends upon. You can quickly check this by holding down the shift key to boot the IIGS in 'safe mode' i.e. no extensions will be loaded. DOS 3.3 Launcher, or the ProDOS conversions will still work after that. Thu, 31 May 2018 01:39:36 +0200 Alex Lee http://whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/time-out-for-some-8-bit-fun-iigs-style/#PageComment_14281 Comment by 'Christopher Dumas' on Time Out for Some 8-bit Fun, IIGS Style http://whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/time-out-for-some-8-bit-fun-iigs-style/#PageComment_13739 I have the version of GS/OS provided on this website and am loading these games from a MicroDrive/Turbo, however none of these games work when I try to double click on them: instead they drop to the ProDOS 8 boot screen, display a meaningless jumble of characters over top of that, and stop. Attempts to doft reset lead to a crash to what I assume is the Machine language monitor, but it's hard to tell because all the characters are wrong. What am I missing? Thanks. - Chris Sat, 14 Apr 2018 06:24:57 +0200 Christopher Dumas http://whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/time-out-for-some-8-bit-fun-iigs-style/#PageComment_13739 Comment by 'Todd Holcomb' on Time Out for Some 8-bit Fun, IIGS Style http://whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/time-out-for-some-8-bit-fun-iigs-style/#PageComment_9484 Just came across this entry - this will work slick for playing Dos games on my IIe with a HD. Thank you so much for compiling this collection and providing this HD image! Sat, 11 Nov 2017 18:46:55 +0200 Todd Holcomb http://whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/time-out-for-some-8-bit-fun-iigs-style/#PageComment_9484 Comment by 'Mitchell Spector' on Time Out for Some 8-bit Fun, IIGS Style http://whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/time-out-for-some-8-bit-fun-iigs-style/#PageComment_8686 Alex: In the 25 years since I upgraded from a ROM 01 to a ROM 3, I've yet to find a single piece of 8-bit software that has compatibility issues, so let's scratch that. :) In fact, GOOD NEWS, I figured out the problem and got FastBoot running on my ROM 3! The system file was corrupt (I downloaded a new copy of FastBoot and installed that). Not sure if the corruption is from the original image or something that happened on my end, but it could explain Justin's difficulties. So now that I have FastBoot running, audio sounds as it should (no distortions) and I can quickly and easily jump from program to program. Awesome, I haven't played some of these since I was 12 years old! I have noticed some of the images won't start (particularly the "disk based" images) and some hang if you try and quit back to FastBoot via the CDA menu. Maybe more tinkering is needed? Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:03:01 +0200 Mitchell Spector http://whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/time-out-for-some-8-bit-fun-iigs-style/#PageComment_8686 Comment by 'Alex Lee' on Time Out for Some 8-bit Fun, IIGS Style http://whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/time-out-for-some-8-bit-fun-iigs-style/#PageComment_8685 Justin: Have you got a fully loaded System 6.0.1? i.e. with lots of system extensions? It's possible that's interfering with DOS 3.3 Launcher working properly. Try a shift boot, temporarily turning off extensions to see if that helps. Try multiple different games. Mitch: Hmmm...my guess is still a ROM03 issue. Don't have time to check it under emulation right now (as I don't have a real ROM03 machine on hand, but if you can check it on a ROM01 either real or emulated, try that. Sat, 06 Dec 2014 03:11:31 +0200 Alex Lee http://whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/time-out-for-some-8-bit-fun-iigs-style/#PageComment_8685 Comment by 'Mitchell Spector' on Time Out for Some 8-bit Fun, IIGS Style http://whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/time-out-for-some-8-bit-fun-iigs-style/#PageComment_8684 Hi Alex - ROM 3, but how often do you run into 8-bit software that doesn't work on the ROM 3. As a matter of fact, the ROM 3 is more compatible with 8-bit software than the ROM 01. Maybe the copy I have is corrupt or not configured correctly? At any rate, seems I have the opposite issue of everyone else. The games launch just fine from GS/OS, but crashes if I try to launch from ProDOS 8. I'd much prefer the ProDOS 8 route, much faster switching in and out of games and no sound distortions. I'd love to get this working, let me know if you have any suggestions. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:17:05 +0200 Mitchell Spector http://whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/time-out-for-some-8-bit-fun-iigs-style/#PageComment_8684 Comment by 'Justin Sevakis' on Time Out for Some 8-bit Fun, IIGS Style http://whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/time-out-for-some-8-bit-fun-iigs-style/#PageComment_8683 Hi Alex. Every time I launch a Dos 3.3 file, GS/OS launches the Dos 3.3 Launcher, and then crashes to the monitor. Oddly, I can launch my own Dos 3.3 files just fine, and the ones on your disk image launch just fine if I only run them from ProDOS 8. Weird. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 09:58:51 +0200 Justin Sevakis http://whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/time-out-for-some-8-bit-fun-iigs-style/#PageComment_8683 Comment by 'Alex Lee' on Time Out for Some 8-bit Fun, IIGS Style http://whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/time-out-for-some-8-bit-fun-iigs-style/#PageComment_8681 Heya Justin, What happens exactly when they fail to run from GS/OS? Is the Finder looking for the DOS 3.3 Launcher executable? Or something else? Sat, 29 Nov 2014 06:02:28 +0200 Alex Lee http://whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/time-out-for-some-8-bit-fun-iigs-style/#PageComment_8681 Comment by 'Justin Sevakis' on Time Out for Some 8-bit Fun, IIGS Style http://whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/time-out-for-some-8-bit-fun-iigs-style/#PageComment_8679 Huh, strange. All of these games fail when launched from GS/OS, but work just fine if I boot off the volume. At any rate, great collection, thanks! Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:36:06 +0200 Justin Sevakis http://whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/time-out-for-some-8-bit-fun-iigs-style/#PageComment_8679 Comment by 'Alex Lee' on Time Out for Some 8-bit Fun, IIGS Style http://whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/time-out-for-some-8-bit-fun-iigs-style/#PageComment_8678 Hey Mitch, are you using this 8-bit games image on a ROM01 or ROM03 IIGS? It's possible FastBoot doesn't work with ROM03 machines. I haven't had any issues running it on my ROM01. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:48:49 +0200 Alex Lee http://whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/time-out-for-some-8-bit-fun-iigs-style/#PageComment_8678