Posted by Jason on October 27, 2000 at 08:51:23:
In Reply to: Help!! Can't get M.E.S.S. TI99/4a emulator to run posted by Andy on October 26, 2000 at 11:29:03:
I assume that when you unzipped MESS, you unzipped the folder names as well ("use folder names" in winzip or -d in pkunzip.exe). To get the latest DOS version of MESS to work you need to create a "ti99_4a" subdirectory in the "software" subdirectory. Unzip the TI roms into the ti99_4a subdirectory. You then use the commmand: MESS ti99_4a -cart moduleg.bin -cart modulec.bin, etc...
Also, you can edit the MESS.CFG file to automatically specify what soundcard.
It's really quite a "mess" at this point. When they update the Win32 version of MESS and fix the TI driver, it will be much friendlier.
Meanwhile, check out the review of this TI resource: http://99er.hispeed.com/cycreview.html
: I am a former TI owner trying to emulate a TI99/4A on my PC, an IBM Aptiva 730 with a 60mhz pentium and 40MB RAM. I downloaded the DOS MESS emulator and the TI system ROMS, which the web-site author insists are clean ROM files. I put the files in a MESS subdirectory, and tried running the program with the ROM files zipped, unzipped, in the main directory, and in different subdirectories, but i haven't been able to get it to work. I'm typing the command for mess correctly, because it prompts me to choose a sound card. I press 0 for none, and the program starts to load, but then comes up with an error message saying "Required files could not be found, game cannot be started". It lists the 4 ROM files it needs to emulate: 994agrom.bin, 994arom.bin, disk.bin, and Spchrom.bin. All of those files are in tact in the ROMS subdirectory, but the program still can't find them. If anyone can help me in any way to get this working, I would really appreciate it.
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