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Saving On WHDLoad

Manos Sg

Posts 74
05 Jan 2021 11:41


Hello Amiga people,
 
  I have been trying to get WHDLoad games to save in my V4, latest core, with Coffin R57, but I get no joy.
 
  I have tried several games (gobliins 2, Heart of China, Monkey Island, Conquests of Camelot and lots of other games) and the result is the same everytime I try to save my progress:
 
  Bad stack pointer on entering WHDLoad
  via 'resload_Examine'.
 
  Otherwise the games run great. Please, help!


James Husted

Posts 70
05 Jan 2021 12:35


this is a known issue - I dont think there is a fix as yet.


Manos Sg

Posts 74
05 Jan 2021 12:38


James Husted wrote:

  this is a known issue - I dont think there is a fix as yet.
 

 
  Ok, mate thanks, I was pulling my hair out trying to fix this. It is a bit of a bummer, but I guess I need to install such games with the standard, old-fashioned procedure, then.
 
  Any chance that the save worked ok with previous versions of Coffin?


Tim Noyce

Posts 99
05 Jan 2021 14:31


I've run into that too. Fairly common based on my testing. Games tend to either completely lock up or display an error like that any time they go to modify data. It's not an OS issue -- I've see the exact same issue with ApolloOS for the same titles. I'm slowly working through this list, but doubtful it will be finished before the next major core update. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1w01R98NkMpevUox1N2iFS3-O90jexIJqG11N2dC5AeM/edit#gid=504929201 



James Husted

Posts 70
05 Jan 2021 15:17


manos sg wrote:

James Husted wrote:

  this is a known issue - I dont think there is a fix as yet.
 

 
  Ok, mate thanks, I was pulling my hair out trying to fix this. It is a bit of a bummer, but I guess I need to install such games with the standard, old-fashioned procedure, then.
 
  Any chance that the save worked ok with previous versions of Coffin?

no it is core releated.


Manos Sg

Posts 74
05 Jan 2021 16:22


Tim Noyce wrote:

  I've run into that too. Fairly common based on my testing. Games tend to either completely lock up or display an error like that any time they go to modify data. It's not an OS issue -- I've see the exact same issue with ApolloOS for the same titles. I'm slowly working through this list, but doubtful it will be finished before the next major core update. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1w01R98NkMpevUox1N2iFS3-O90jexIJqG11N2dC5AeM/edit#gid=504929201 
   

 
  This list is pretty cool and useful, wish I had access to it earlier on, would have saved me heaps of frustration.
 
  Thankfully, there is a ton of stuff to keep me occupied in the V4 until these problems get sorted out (fingers crossed).

James Husted wrote:

  no it is core releated.

Good to know, before I start downloading and testing all previous releases. :S


Tim Noyce

Posts 99
05 Jan 2021 16:59


It's completely open, so anyone with the link can modify it. Around 2,800 games on that list. I've eliminated some duplicates (different memory configs), and only kept the ones which weren't explicitly NTSC (Based on the folder names). We may have a new core released before too long, so the process starts over again.

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