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SD Card Vampire V4 Standalone Donít Work

Guilherme Fonceca Woolle

Posts 21
13 Aug 2021 19:32


Hi
I have a 32gb SanDisk MicroSD card ,when I try to mount the  card I got an error  message ,when I tried to quick formatt  on the apolllo os sometimes it recognizes  the card sometimes donít then when I put the card on my pc  it wont recognize either it asks to format the card I canít copy any file to the card,the vampire  also wonít recognize the card  correctly ,what am I doing wrong?


Michael MiB

Posts 48
13 Aug 2021 19:39


EXTERNAL LINK


Guilherme Fonceca Woolle

Posts 21
13 Aug 2021 23:29


Can you give some explanation on how  to install sonic vamped on the Appolo vampire v4+ .I have downloaded the game file(sonic vamped) unpacked the bat files,which then turn in to apk files. I have the game icon showing correctly on my vampire I click on it  both game  wonít boot .


Richard Statham

Posts 22
13 Aug 2021 23:57


You need to put the apk files in the same location as the .bat script. then run the script and it should pull the files fromthe apk file into the vamped folder. Then you just need to copy the vamped folder to your V4




Guilherme Fonceca Woolle

Posts 21
14 Aug 2021 00:11


I  pull the apk script on the vampire or on the pc? How do I copy the files from the apk to the vamped folder?Can the game  run direct from sd card ?how do I copy the game to the v4?


Tim Noyce

Posts 123
14 Aug 2021 02:14


You need to copy the apk file(s) into the folder with the "unpack" .bat files from the folder it was downloaded to. You can re-run the unpack or unpack2 .bat file, press "N" and <enter> when it asks about downloading, then Press "Y" and < enter> (assuming the .APK is there). It should extract several folders & files.

Do that for both versions. APK files are different. Once that's done, you need to transfer the "SonicVamped" and "SonicVamped2" folder and .info files from PC to the V4. Easiest method probably is to use a fat32 formatted microSD.

Once there, I'd recommend copying the folders from the SD to a partition on the CF.. It will take a few seconds, but will load more quickly from the CF. SD has slower access speed than the CF.



Guilherme Fonceca Woolle

Posts 21
14 Aug 2021 12:59


Why the 32gb micro sd card only shows 1,7 gb on appolo os?


Guilherme Fonceca Woolle

Posts 21
14 Aug 2021 14:56


Some games on my v4 are center correctly on the middle of the screen,most games are displayed a little to the right of the screen,is there a way to fix
This?


Marco Bruines

Posts 26
14 Aug 2021 15:25


If i'm not mistaking the original amiga screen is to much to the right too (i read it here on this forum some where)
Some screens even dont show the most right pixels from a native amiga screenmode (mostly TV's, no matter what the settings from the tv are).

It would be very nice if there is a way to adjust/compensate for this. But afcource i dont know whats involved and have no knowledge of the complexity.

Any how, i think this will help a lot of people and make a lot more displays usefull for the native amiga modes.


Guilherme Fonceca Woolle

Posts 21
14 Aug 2021 16:10


Guilherme Fonceca Woolle wrote:

  Why the 32gb micro sd card only shows 1,7 gb on appolo os?
 

  Also the caps lock key on my v4 keyboard donít work..


Tim Noyce

Posts 123
14 Aug 2021 17:05


It's a known bug with DOpus. Right-click on the icon, select "Disk Information". You should see the correct info there.

Caps lock is also a known issue.


Guilherme Fonceca Woolle

Posts 21
14 Aug 2021 20:05


I hope some day some programmers fix the Amiga screen centering issue


Guilherme Fonceca Woolle

Posts 21
16 Aug 2021 18:15


So I have downloaded and Installed Sonic Vamped 1 and 2
Is all working fine but just two things it has a litle glitch on right side of the screen...also the games waterfall animatons are not working..


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 5529
16 Aug 2021 19:39


Guilherme Fonceca Woolle wrote:

I hope some day some programmers fix the Amiga screen centering issue

   
That the Amiga screen is not centered is not a bug.
The Amiga screen is by design a little to the right.
This is 100% correct and how Amiga signal is supposed to look.
 
On Amiga you can use a maximum width on the display or you can use  less this is decision of the programmer.
If you use the maximum width of the display - then this mode is called "overscan". The Amiga signal is perfectly centered when it uses overscan. The original Amiga hardware reference manual does explain this very good.
 
Many games not use the full width but leave the left side of the overscan part unused. This makes the display look slightly of to the right. This is how the game is coded and this is correct.


Guilherme Fonceca Woolle

Posts 21
16 Aug 2021 22:23


Hi could  you answer my question please? I installed sonic vamped and thereís  a little error (glitch ) on the  rigjht side of the screen, correct it ? Also the warterfalls are  not moviing(itís suppose to move right?)


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 5529
17 Aug 2021 07:15


Salut Guilherme,

As I'm not a Sonic player I can not answer your question in this regard. But I can recommend you to join our discord support channel with hundreds of users there. Maybe some people can answer this question there.



Guilherme Fonceca Woolle

Posts 21
02 Oct 2021 18:06


How do you mount an sd card on the vampire v4 standalone slot using the coffin R58
os?


Tim Noyce

Posts 123
02 Oct 2021 19:46


There is an option on one of the menus which drop from the top bar that states (un)mount SD .. I think. You would have to select that, or perhaps open a CLI, and type Mount SD0:  Assuming that you're trying to use a Fat32 formattted SD.

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