Mechanized Assault & eXploration Reloaded



#1 May 29, 2013 10:39 am
balika23 Offline
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Subject: Original MAX Cheats - Help Needed
Hi everybody!

I have a miserable problem. Since original MAX can be run only in emulators nowadays such as DosBOX (I use this), Cheat codes cannot be entered. Or at least I can not enter them. The problem is, that I remember from the old times (back when I used Dos/Win95 Dos Mode to run this game), that I could only enter the cheats in square brackets, as it is also stated everywhere on the net. But since the emulator-era, I cannot type the square brackets in-game... thus I cannot type the cheat codes.
I know, I know, don't tell me, that it ruins gameplay and bla-bla, I just want to make this going. I know its miserable to cheat in such a good game, but still, if anybody can help me typing the cheat-codes in original DosBOX(!) M.A.X. game, please tell me how to!
I tried Alt+F; AltGr+F; Alt+91; Ctrl+Shift+F but none worked...
Try [maxsurvey] for example. That's what I wanted in the first place... (or try any other: [maxspy], [maxstorage], [maxsuper], [maxammo]; these five were the cheats for the original MAX)
(Note: In the original game you could only see the codes after you typed the first two-three characters, so just typing the bracket did not show up on screen, just after typing the bracket and at least one or two letters as well (like this: [m ))
Can You help me with this? (I don't really want to set up a virtual computer with a win95 on it just to get the cheats working...) (...but this is the very last, final solution)
So, somebody? Please, Help!
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#2 May 29, 2013 11:36 am
beko beko Offline
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Subject: Re: Original MAX Cheats - Help Needed
Quote by balika23:
I know, I know, don't tell me, that it ruins gameplay and bla-bla

Don't worry Wink

A long shot but does Copy and Paste work?

Sal may know a solution for this.

I used dosemu and this one doesn't block the brackets. Dunno whether this can be configured for doxbox.
Bernd Kosmahl
"Sir, we are surrounded!" - "Great - we can attack in any direction."
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#3 May 29, 2013 3:44 pm
fyzzo fyzzo Offline
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Subject: Re: Original MAX Cheats - Help Needed
What kind of keyboard do you have? And does DosBox know your keyboard?
So try to write somewhere else your "[" in DosBox. For me it is AltGr+8 because I have a German Keyboard. And I need DosBox to load german keyboard drivers or something like that.
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#4 May 29, 2013 6:21 pm
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Subject: Re: Original MAX Cheats - Help Needed
Hi!

Thanks for the replies!
To beko: Hmm, I don't really think copy-paste would work, but I'll certainly give it a try.
To fyzzo: My keyboard is hungarian, but I haven't set any keyboard-settings in DosBOX so far. Maybe I should have? Anyway I definitely will try out AltGr+ all the numbers! Perhaps AltGr+8 will work for me too... or at least I hope so.
I'm not at home tonight, so tomorrow will be the try-out-day Wink
Until then, anybody, please, feel free to share Your ideas! Grinning
Vielen Dank! Cool
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#5 May 29, 2013 8:41 pm
Sal Sal Offline
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Subject: Re: Original MAX Cheats - Help Needed
working on it, brb
A.H.
- easy logic -
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#6 May 29, 2013 11:00 pm
Sal Sal Offline
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Subject: Re: Original MAX Cheats - Help Needed
Hey it should work, but it seems to me its a DosBox problem or similar issue.
It didn't work for me with the US keyboard layout neither with the German, and not with an external keyboard driver.

So I tried the Dosbox internal keyboard mapper ( CTRL + F1 ) All info can be found here
http://www.dosbox.com/DOSBoxManual.html#KeyMapper

Prior to changing the key mapping you need to add the path for the mapperfile in the dosboxMAX1.conf
under [sdl]

should look like this
Quote:

[sdl]
...
sensitivity=100
waitonerror=true
priority=highest,lower
mapperfile=map.txt
usescancodes=false
...

Start DosBox and enter the Keymapper with CTRL +F1
I deleted the mapping for the brackets and replaced both of them to the "del" and "end" key.
and pressed on "save" and dosbox should tell you it saved to file.
After that you should be able to use the brackets in max, you have to press the first bracket twice to make it show up

I added some pictures to make it more clear.

I don't know why its not working on default, but oh well..
enjoy!

e.g. Tested with GOG MAX version 1.04 with us keyboard layout.

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A.H.
- easy logic -
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#7 May 30, 2013 12:49 am
nonsinn nonsinn Offline
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Subject: Re: Original MAX Cheats - Help Needed
hehe sal… you used the aliens too Smiling

but nice work… [like]
[15:23:19] nonsinn […] heißt nun bug-hunter
[19:58:09] Eiko_ […] heißt nun mother-of-bugs
[20:38:11] <bug-hunter> mother-of-bugs: …argh…
[20:38:26] <@mother-of-bugs> want some new bugs?
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#8 May 30, 2013 11:19 am
Sal Sal Offline
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Subject: Re: Original MAX Cheats - Help Needed
Thanks non, sadly we cant connect to the alien units :/ maybe in MAX 1.56 Grinning MAX0046_mpworks.jpg
A.H.
- easy logic -
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#9 May 30, 2013 1:33 pm
nonsinn nonsinn Offline
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Subject: Re: Original MAX Cheats - Help Needed
Hm Sal… good news…
if I realized it in a correct way… we'll be able to mod the alien buildings too… add it to the base shouldn't be a problem … maybe an interesting idea if the balance mod rdy… Innocent
[15:23:19] nonsinn […] heißt nun bug-hunter
[19:58:09] Eiko_ […] heißt nun mother-of-bugs
[20:38:11] <bug-hunter> mother-of-bugs: …argh…
[20:38:26] <@mother-of-bugs> want some new bugs?
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#10 May 30, 2013 3:18 pm
fyzzo fyzzo Offline
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Subject: Re: Original MAX Cheats - Help Needed
Quote by balika23:
Hi!

Thanks for the replies!
To beko: Hmm, I don't really think copy-paste would work, but I'll certainly give it a try.
To fyzzo: My keyboard is hungarian, but I haven't set any keyboard-settings in DosBOX so far. Maybe I should have? Anyway I definitely will try out AltGr+ all the numbers! Perhaps AltGr+8 will work for me too... or at least I hope so.
I'm not at home tonight, so tomorrow will be the try-out-day Wink
Until then, anybody, please, feel free to share Your ideas! Grinning
Vielen Dank! Cool

When I write "KEYB gr" in the DOSBOX Console it loads the german layout
http://www.dosbox.com/wiki/KEYB
"KEYB hu" should be for you then
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