msxDS version 0.8

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Mar 5, 2010

msxDS version 0.8 by supercarte at 12:03 PM (12,591 Views / 0 Likes) 55 Comments

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    AxelStone New Member

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    Hi, there's still a bug with save state in last version: it works fine in MSX2 mode but it does not work in MSX mode (I've not tried MSX2+ mode). I'd be great to get it solved in next version, MSX games played in MSX2 mode has slow downs but works fine in MSX mode.

    Thanks for your effort!


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    You need to select the appropriate mode. You also select the ROM, FDD or CAS used.

    (msxDS has been updated to 0.94!)
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    Dann Woolf Deadpan Snarker

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    I for the life of me cannot get this working. Hunting down all the required files was a pain in the ass, and when I tried to run Metal Gear I just got an endless loop of the MSX logo rising up.

    I don't know if it would be against the rules to provide a link to MSXDS with all the required files (not the games, just the BIOS files and stuff), but if it is I would be happy.
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    Another World Emulate the Planet!

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    yes, it would be against the rules.

    -another world
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    Dann Woolf Deadpan Snarker

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    Quick question, what file format are MSX/2/2+ ROMs supposed to be in? Just .rom, right? Disregard that, I'm an idiot.

    Also, any word on a plugin for the DSTWO?
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    supercarte New Member

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    The developer does not have a DSTWO.
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    Arm73 New Member

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    It does run in DSi mode on my sudokuhaxed DSiXL here......, just outstanding !
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    supercarte New Member

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    Now the DSi mode works on old DSi firmware only. :(
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    can anyone create a video setup msxds? because on my r4 dont work..
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    supercarte New Member

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    msxDS works fine on my R4 (Wood R4 installed).

    The setup is very easy.

    You must extract the /msxDS folder to root directory of your flash card, also extract the msxDS.nds file on your flash card (where you like it).
    Then put all BIOS files in the /msxDS folder of your flash card.

    The only difficulty is to get the BIOS.


    PS: The cartridge pictures has been updated.

    http://www.alternate-fmsxds.webs.com/download.html
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    Really like the EMU. Many thanx. Getting all the right ROMS is a pain to be honest. Still can't find the right msx2p.rom file but all seems to work.
    One suggestion : Interlaced screen mode? I really don't like the display options. I want it ALL on the top screen but now some lines are missing unless I choose one of the other options.
    Keep up the good work :)
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    Nice work Popolon!

    One thing: How do I create my own .bin image files for my /pics directory?

    Are they based around another file-format and then simply renamed OR do I need a custom Image-Tool to convert bitmaps into .bin images?

    /Dace (aka. Nitendo)
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    DuncanVanTrigt,

    The Interlaced screen mode for MSX2 screen modes is written in the Todo (but I have not idea if it will be done one day).


    Dace,

    See the manual in page 13 ('How to create the image of a MSX media?').

    You need 'grit' utility that is included with devkitARM.
    A dithering Software is recommended.

    Summary of Method:

    1/ Convert your picture to 256x192 dots (or the same proportions).
    2/ Convert this picture to 32,768 colors with dithering. (optional)
    3/ Convert this picture to DS format with 'grit'.
    4/ Remane the file extension (.img.bin to .bin).

    You can convert multiple pictures at once with grit if you create the following text file:

    This file should be named 'default.grit' and placed in the same folder as your pictures.

    If devkitARM is not installed on your computer, use the 'cd' command line to select the working folder of grit. (As for me I put grit in the folder that contains the pictures.)
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    Thanks supercarte!

    I'm always so suprised when I post a valid question AND then get a quick valid answer - almost getting misty eyes over here in Sweden...

    All the best,
    Dace
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    I just founded this emulator. Have the 0.94.

    Tried some roms and run flawlessy, but I'm having problems with the .dsk files... Got Govellius 2 for the MSX2, in 2 archives called GOLV2-0.DSK and GOLV2-1.DSK. I tried to pur the first file in the first diskette slot and run the emulator but nothing happens. I tried to pun the first file in the first slot, and the second one in the second slot, and run the emulator but nothing happens.

    Maybe I got the wrong disk.rom bios? maybe I need to do something else?

    Thanks in advance for the answers.

    UPDATE:

    the .dsk finally worked! It was just a rename issue... but now it seems that I have no control over the game... It's like the "joystick" didn't work at all. The story of the game just keep going and seems there's no way I could skip it and play.

    Other thing, the BIOS files looks like this on my DS (sorry for the quality)

    [IMG]

    Any place to get the correct BIOS files?
    Last edited by hollowdeathcult, Jul 29, 2014

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