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First post, by Sebiohazard

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Good morning all !

I have a problem with the game FLAME ZAPPER on NEC PC-9801. I tried this game with DOSBox-X & Neko Project 21 but I have no sound. On YouTube here there are videos of the game with perfectly functional sound !

How to proceed there is a manipulation to do ?

Greetings !

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Reply 1 of 13, by Jo22

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Hi! Your game seems to be using FM, the OPNA sound device (aka FM-86), more precisely.

Some links for other vogons users, so they can learn about this game (Flame Zapper Kotsujin).. 😀
https://www.zophar.net/music/pc-9801/flame-zapper-kotsujin
http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/flame-zapper-kotsujin/
https://bitchinbits.foolproofdesigns.com/2020 … apper-kotsujin/

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Reply 2 of 13, by Sebiohazard

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Hello & thank you for your reply !

I have two questions:

1. How to use this FM sound option with an emulator ?

2. I had a lot of trouble finding the Flame Zapper game. The only file I found was a disc image from other games. I would like to find the real installation files on floppy disks... know
you where can i find them ?

Greetings !

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Reply 3 of 13, by Meowdori

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Hi
You should be able to find most of PC-98xx games and software in the existence in Neo Kobe archive https://archive.org/details/NeoKobe-NecPc-98012017-11-17
I can't find it myself, because they're grouped by developer/publisher, which you didn't specify.

It's strange though that the sound doesn't work out of box - that's the case with software using OPN(A) on default configuration in Neko Project 21/W or other forks of this emulator.

BTW I haven't tested it myself, but DOSBox-X's PC-9801 support is rather preliminary and lacking, so i wouldn't recommend it, Neko is generally said to be the most compatible one, you can even run the full PC-98 edition of Windows or newest versions of ReactOS in it.

EDIT: Could only find it there https://japanesepccompendium.blogspot.com/201 … ujin-pc-98.html
Audio synthesis works fine on my side

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Reply 4 of 13, by Sebiohazard

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Hello Meowdori !

Thank you very much for the link to the Flame Zapper Kotsujin game ! It works very well with Anex86 & Neko Project 21 ! The sound also works it's great !

The developer & publisher of this game is CO2-Pro but on archive.org I can't find this publisher... in absolute terms I would like the original floppy disks for this game,
the file you sent me is a virtual HDD file (.hdi).

Is it possible to find these floppy disks ?

Greetings !

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Reply 5 of 13, by Meowdori

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You're welcome!
As for the floppy version, I wasn't able to locate any such copy. This hard drive image is all there seems to be out in the wild, but maybe a deeper search would reveal something.

Reply 7 of 13, by SuperDeadite

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Not really, you just have to understand how a pc98 works. Anyway this game was a doujin release, so original floppies are rather scarce.

Modules: CM-64, CM-500, SC-55MkII, SC-88 Pro, SY22, TG100, MU2000EX, PLG100-SG, PLG150-DR, PLG150-AN, SG01k, NS5R, GZ-50M, SN-U110-07, SN-U110-10, Pocket Studio 5, Dreamblaster X2

Reply 9 of 13, by SuperDeadite

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Games made by small independent teams or individuals. Typically only sold at places like comiket, mail order, or a few specialty shops.

Modules: CM-64, CM-500, SC-55MkII, SC-88 Pro, SY22, TG100, MU2000EX, PLG100-SG, PLG150-DR, PLG150-AN, SG01k, NS5R, GZ-50M, SN-U110-07, SN-U110-10, Pocket Studio 5, Dreamblaster X2

Reply 11 of 13, by Jo22

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If you're generally interested in PC98, you also may want to have a look into these few other PC98 threads at vogons.. ^^

Re: Some PC-98 questions...
Re: Timeline of MS-DOS for NEC PC98

Re: PC98 system
A PC98 game's port for MS-DOS crashed when it runs at DOSBox.

[SOLVED] Making an image of a PC-98 hard drive?
Old Japanese Games for PC (DOS/Win9x)

NEC PC8801 / PC9801
Any differences between a DB50XG and a XR385?

Info about Music Driver P.M.D. for IBMPC/OPL
Dreamblaster X2 on Japanese Computers

"Time, it seems, doesn't flow. For some it's fast, for some it's slow.
In what to one race is no time at all, another race can rise and fall..." - The Minstrel

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Reply 13 of 13, by Jo22

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You're welcome. 😀

"Time, it seems, doesn't flow. For some it's fast, for some it's slow.
In what to one race is no time at all, another race can rise and fall..." - The Minstrel

//My video channel//