What happened with Hydlide 3? I got it working just fine on both X68000 emulators.
Couldn't get past the first screen. I tried Game Start and it said something about not having a user disk. The other options (Look at Characters, Create Characters, Delete Characters) just gave some other message in red that I can't read.
-It allowed people to buy games in the US, as far as I'm aware (although Bazix, who ran WOOMB, apparently could only distribute hardware like one-chip MSXs in Europe)
I hemmed and hawed for a while on springing for the stuff on woomb, but while I was traveling around on vacation I got on an MSX kick and started playing through a couple of titles via OpenMSX. Remembering that woomb had done english translations of a number of games (including the Xak series, which I really wanted to play) I hopped onto a local library's wifi to buy a nice cache of games. Unfortunately, they'd quit selling games like two days prior. That was a real bummer.
I'm not sure how the service really worked and I wonder if I'd still have been able to play the games once the service shut down even if I had bought them earlier. You had to run them through a special launcher, so I'm not sure if it had some sort of account verification check or what going on. That new Project EGG service blows for sure though; it looks like you're only renting games from their minuscule selection.
Hell, I wouldn't even mind renting if it meant having access to the english language library that woomb had. I recall hearing that the translations were a good bit better than the stuff normally available (you know, all of those Oasis engrish translations). Pretty bummer of a loss.
Anyways, partial thanks to a helping hand from the Tokugawa Forums, here's how to play Hydlide 3 for X68000:
1- On the XM6 emulator, go to Tools --> Make a new Floppy Disk. Name it whatever you want and use the extension .xdf That should create your user disk.
2- Load disk 1 of the game on drive 0. And the user disk on drive 1.
3- On the menu screen that you can't pass, select the 3rd option, but don't use ENTER, use the SPACE bar (don't ask me why). It should prompt you to enter a name, which is the name of your character/save file. To accept, press enter.
4- Then you will see another menu with 4 selections, I don't know what they are (maybe classes?), select one of them by using SPACE again. It will show you the stats of what you just created. Press SPACE again to accept. It should go back to the main menu again.
5- Now, to load the game, just press SPACE on the first option and select the character you just created.
6- Play the game.
After you create your user disk, you can use any other emulator you want. But to create one you need the XM6 emulator since WinX68HighSpeed doesn't have that option.
I did the process I described over 8 times, just to make sure and it worked each time. Make you load disk 1 on drive 0 first, and then load the user disk.
Just in case, to create the user disk go to Tools --> Make a new Floppy Disk, name it whatever.xdf, on the menu it pops up select or leave selected 2HD (1232KB), Do logical formatting and select Don't Mount. If the game is already loaded, then mount it on Drive 1.
Also make sure you use the SPACE BAR key to select the menus and not the ENTER key. By the way, when you use the ENTER key, use the one on the right and not the main center one.
Tell me something, 'cause I probably have an old version of XM6, does pressing ESC on that menu do something? Because the person that helped me said to press ESC and that a menu would popup, but that did nothing for me.
Here's the process he gave me, maybe it works on a newer version of the emulator:
On the main menu of Hydlide:
1. Press Esc, this opens a window 2. Insert Disk 2 in Drive 0 3. Insert a new disk in Drive 1 (in XM6, Tools -> Make a new Floppy Disk), this will be your userdisk. 4. Then select 'yes' (first option) by pressing space bar. 5. Wait. 6. When finished, Insert Disk 1 in Drive 0
To play, just create a new character (ƒLƒƒƒ‰‚ð‘n‚é) and then you can start.
Post by bioniccommando83 on Jan 27, 2010 23:32:16 GMT -5
It's in the area due west of the first town I believe- the safe area with the Sound Test. There's an empty door there that, after the game is beaten and you restart at the first city, if entered, should replay the ending sequence.