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Offline Vulpine

Keyboard issues in Cannon Fodder
« on: September 29, 2016, 10:15:14 AM »
Hi!

I've been playing Cannon Fodder on my A2000, which is every bit as fun as I remember - but I can't seem to make it recognize my keyboard, which is making saving the game impossible.

I've got some new blank 2DD floppies which it will format (after some persuasion - I presume my drives are a little old). But on trying to save, it asks me for a name. I can usually type one character, but then it refuses to let me type any more or proceed. I can exit the save screen and carry on playing, but no keyboard inputs have any noticeable effect - I can't pause or surrender.

I'm using an A2630 with a 68030; I've tried disabling caches in the early startup menu to no avail. I also have an A2091 with a hard drive and CD-RW attached - I'm booting from floppy as I don't have the chip RAM to WHDLoad.

My keyboard works fine in Workbench and other software seems to recognize it as well.

Any help would be most appreciated!
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Offline paul1981

Re: Keyboard issues in Cannon Fodder
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2016, 10:32:25 AM »
Are these Cannon Fodder disks originals or cracked copies? If cracked copies then behaviour like that wouldn't suprise me at all (crackers joke etc). IIRC Cannon Fodder works on any config straight from the disks, from 68000 to 68060.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2016, 10:39:48 AM by paul1981 »
 

Offline Vulpine

Re: Keyboard issues in Cannon Fodder
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2016, 12:48:27 PM »
They're original disks, as far as I can tell - from original boxes with their labels silkscreened on.
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Offline NorthWay

Re: Keyboard issues in Cannon Fodder
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2016, 01:47:29 PM »
Plenty of games have trouble with Cherry keyboards - the games violate the HRM timings because it worked on an A500. I know, I still have my 2000 kb. You will typically be able to do one single keypress before it locks up.

Try to look for a WHDLoad version and see if that has a kb timing fix.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2016, 07:06:12 PM by NorthWay »
 

Offline Vulpine

Re: Keyboard issues in Cannon Fodder
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2016, 02:44:21 PM »
That's exactly the issue I'm having - is there a way to tell which keyswitches are in my keyboard?

Unfortunately the WHDLoad installer I've found for CF requires more than 1MB chip RAM, which presently is the max I have in my A2000.
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Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: Keyboard issues in Cannon Fodder
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2016, 02:59:27 PM »
I can't help with your problem but I can confirm Cannon Fodder WHDLoad requires 1.1MB of Chip ram.

Are you using a stock Amiga 2000 keyboard?
Amiga 500: 2MB Chip|16MB Fast|30MHz 68030+68882|3.9|Indivision ECS|GVP A500HD+|Mechware card reader + 8GB CF|Cocolino|SCSI DVD-RAM
Amiga 2000: 2MB Chip|136MB Fast|50MHz 68060|3.9|Indivision ECS + GVP Spectrum|Mechware card reader + 8GB CF|AD516|X-Surf 100|RapidRoad|Cocolino|SCSI CD-RW
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Offline Vulpine

Re: Keyboard issues in Cannon Fodder
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2016, 01:38:47 PM »
Yep - it's an early one with red Amiga keys.
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Offline NorthWay

Re: Keyboard issues in Cannon Fodder
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2016, 07:07:19 PM »
Quote from: Vulpine;814641
Yep - it's an early one with red Amiga keys.


And square F-keys? (I think the other versions have wider F-keys. Anyone?)
 

Offline paul1981

Re: Keyboard issues in Cannon Fodder
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2016, 03:35:13 AM »
I wasn't aware of old Cherry keyboard issues. They must be quite rare then? Bad luck grabbing an A2000 with one of those...

Could always replace it though. :)