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MM/1 TREK

87572 26-MAY 22:22 OSK Applications
MM/1 TREK
From: VAXELF To: ALL

I purchaged MM/1 Trek game at the fest. I have left E-Mail to the guys
at Budgetware on this too.
I have the game installed with all the files except the startup script
( trek ) in /DD/GAMES/TREK and “trek” is in the /DD/CMDS.
the game plays correctly, but when I activate phasers,torps, or any other
part that is suppose to play the sound effects, I get

SYNTAX ERROR

NO sound and when I finsih off the bad guys, the screen explodes. If I
do a MAP command, I get the map and when I exit MAP the trek screen comes
back.
If I turn off sound, the the game plays correctly.

Can anybody tell me what is wrong???????
I even deleted all the files and reinstalled the game twice.

John A. Donaldson

4 comments to MM/1 TREK

  • pucc_unknown

    87684 31-MAY 23:12 OSK Applications
    RE: MM/1 TREK (Re: Msg 87572)
    From: MODEL299 To: VAXELF

    We have been unable to duplicate this problem on the 3 MM/1′s we have in our
    group. The trek program is issuing a simple shell command and should not be
    having any problems. We will concentrate on the code for the sounds and see
    what we can come up with.

    Would other MM/1 trek users please let us know how they are doing. Thanks.

  • pucc_unknown

    87705 1-JUN 23:28 OSK Applications
    RE: MM/1 TREK (Re: Msg 87572)
    From: KSCALES To: VAXELF

    > I have the game installed with all the files except the startup script
    > ( trek ) in /DD/GAMES/TREK and “trek” is in the /DD/CMDS.
    > the game plays correctly, but when I activate phasers,torps, or any
    > other part that is suppose to play the sound effects, I get
    >
    > SYNTAX ERROR

    Hi, John -

    Nice meeting you at the Fest! Good to now have a face to match to the
    name .

    Please see my message to Mark on the Trek sound problem: are you using
    “sh” for your shell? This could be causing the errors you have been
    encountering.

    Cheers… / Ken
    ————————————————————————–
    Ken Scales Delphi:KSCALES Internet:kscales [at] delphi [dot] com CIS:74646,2237
    =-=-=-=-=-= Intel: Putting the backward in backward compatible =-=-=-=-=-=

  • pucc_unknown

    87704 1-JUN 23:28 OSK Applications
    RE: MM/1 TREK (Re: Msg 87684)
    From: KSCALES To: MODEL299 (NR)

    > We have been unable to duplicate this problem on the 3 MM/1′s we have in
    > our group. The trek program is issuing a simple shell command and should
    > not be having any problems. We will concentrate on the code for the
    > sounds and see what we can come up with.
    >
    > Would other MM/1 trek users please let us know how they are doing.
    > Thanks.

    On a hunch, I called Colin McKay, who picked up Trek at the Fest, and
    asked him to try it after configuring to use “sh” (the TOP “Bourne shell”
    mini-clone). He encountered exactly the same SYNTAX ERROR reported by
    John when using this configuration. Normally (using the stock MW shell),
    Colin reports having no problems with the game, but says he has some
    suggestions/ideas that he plans to forward to Budgetware.

    Cheers… / Ken
    ————————————————————————–
    Ken Scales Delphi:KSCALES Internet:kscales [at] delphi [dot] com CIS:74646,2237
    =-=-=-=-=-= Intel: Putting the backward in backward compatible =-=-=-=-=-=

  • pucc_unknown

    87799 6-JUN 22:22 OSK Applications
    RE: MM/1 TREK (Re: Msg 87704)
    From: MODEL299 To: KSCALES

    Interesting!! Suggestions are welcome. Solutions are VERY welcome. It is
    odd that the shell used makes a difference. Actually this would not be the
    first problem we encountered with a replacement MM/1 module. Early versions
    of a module called Cal’s Math would error on a course of 0 or 180. This was
    mentioned to the author and later math modules worked properly with the
    BASIC09 math requirements. It was something about the carry bit that had
    not been handled the way BASIC09 required.
    Anyway, thanks for the information. It will be checked out and we will
    see about developing a version that works with both shells.

    -Mark-