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trebor
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Game specific Command Line Parameter

Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:41 am

When using WinVice the default configuration for most of my gaming is NTSC as I am a US user who plays mostly NTSC releases of C64 games.

However, there are certain titles (I.E. Ocean's port of Donkey Kong, Rambo) which run better or require the machine type of PAL.

The command line parameter is:
-pal

How do I set game specifc command line parameters? Again, the machine type in WinVice is set to NTSC. However, when I want to play one of the aforementioned PAL titles, the command line for it to run properly is for example:

x64.exe -pal "D:\RNI\C64 Disk Images\D\donkey_kong_ocean\donkey_kong_ocean.d64"

How do I specify that "-pal" option for only certain games under GB?

Thanks,
Trebor
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Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:10 am

Hi Trebor,

Why not create two shortcuts to the x64 start file?
One with, and one without the -pal addition in the command line to start x64?
Should work, as long as you close x64 before changing between NTSC and PAL by starting it up using the correct shortcut.

Greetings,
Hans (The Netherlands, where it is PAL all the way. <G>)
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Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:53 am

These lines are part of the standard GEMUS script for WinVICE:

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	;-----------------
	;PAL or NTSC setup
	;-----------------
	If PalNTSC = NTSC
		Add_CLP&#40; -ntsc&#41;
	Else
		Add_CLP&#40; -pal&#41;
	End If
It will add -ntsc to the command line options if PAL/NTSC is set to NTSC for the currently selected game.
For all other PAL/NTSC settings -pal is appended.
To reverse this behaviour (always NTSC, except for games that require PAL, change the GEMUS code to:

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	;-----------------
	;PAL or NTSC setup
	;-----------------
	If PalNTSC = PAL
		Add_CLP&#40; -pal&#41;
	Else
		Add_CLP&#40; -ntsc&#41;
	End If
Hope this helps.
trebor
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Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:29 pm

Thanks hzwetsloot for the suggestion, but I want to launch from within Gamebase.

K.C. - Perfect...With those details I figured out what I needed to do to specify the change per game. I really appreciate it.

Take Care All,
Trebor

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