BlueMSX

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Jul 20, 2009

BlueMSX by mahern4 at 10:38 PM (7,092 Views / 0 Likes) 23 replies

  1. mahern4
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    http://www.wiimsx.com
    (Demo Video)

    Wiki:
    MSX was the name of a standardized home computer architecture in the 1980s. It was a Microsoft-led attempt to create unified standards among hardware makers, conceived by one-time Microsoft Japan executive Kazuhiko Nishi. Despite Microsoft's involvement, MSX-based machines were seldom seen in the United States and Britain, but they were popular in other markets. Eventually 5 million MSX-based units were sold worldwide.



    http://code.google.com/p/bluemsx-wii/downloads/list

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    The BlueMSX-wii emulator can be started using the homebrew channel. For this purpose, the necessary files (main .dol file, icon.png and meta.xml) are released with this project. The best location for these files will be SD:/apps/bluemsx-wii/.

    Except from the main .dol file, the BlueMSX-wii emulator needs some files on the SD-card. Most of the files are embedded in the .dol file and will be placed on your SD-card when the emulator is first run. These files will be placed in the directory SD:/MSX/.
    Additional to these files, there needs to be a gamepack. As distributing the rom files gamepack is not 100% legal, these will not be supplied through the google code project.

    Easy way to get running:

    1)Load the .dol
    it will automatically make a MSX folder on your SD Card.

    2)Download the Gamepack from here
    http://www.wiimsx.com/index.php?option=com...5&Itemid=58

    3)Take out card and put Gamepack contents into the new MSX folder on SD

    reload and play
     


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    Wow, nice, it comes of nowhere heh, I will try it, remember have all the bios placed in MSX folder. I use uMSX it comes with all bios placed in the rom folder. Sadly uMSX doesn't have sound. Good news nonetheless.
     
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    hah iv'e new about this for ages (saves are buggy still though :/) [​IMG]
     
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    I copied the exact folder structure from blueMSX for PC, and I got a ''Please Wait'' screen, then the app seNd me to the HBC.

    This project was submited on Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 12:11. Never heard about it, at least on Wii...
     
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    what's msx? never heard of this machine
     
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    Can´t get it work, I have all "machines" files the same as the PC version, it just hang in a "please wait" screen. =/

    Any help?
     
  8. mahern4
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    Original post updated
     
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    Thanks for the scoop, I wonder why itsn´t in Wiibrew page.
     
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    Woks nice [​IMG]

    The only drawback is the way you have to place games in a xml to get them seen in the emu.
    It's not just adding games into a directory, you have to edit a xml and add every game you want to play/see into that xml

    The positive note, It's a great emu and you can have multiple games in 1 zip
    All games can be zipped to save you some space [​IMG]
    Once you get it working and have some nice screenshots of your games, the emu is almost perfect! [​IMG]


    Here we go on how to:
    Put the emu in the apps dir,
    \apps\bluemsx-wii

    Boot up ur Wii and start the bluemsx emu
    - It will now create all needed directories and files
    - Remove SD and put games on it in the \MSX\Games map it made
    - Edit your XML's to add the games you placed in it (can be zipped)

    Example:
    first edit the "dirlist.xml" if you made new directories

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    Then go into your directory you made (example \MSX1 Games)
    and make a xml called "gamelist.xml" like this for all the games in there:

    CODE
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    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ/rom1 Antartic Adventure.zip
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    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ/rom1 Arkanoid.zip
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    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ/rom1 Parodius.zip
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    If you have screenshots the xml must be like this:
    (Screenshots go into a directory "\MSX\MSX1 Games\Screenshots")
    (Screenshots go into a directory "\MSX\MSX2 Games\Screenshots") etc...

    CODE
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    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ/rom1 Arkanoid.zip
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    You can have multipe roms in 1 zip to

    Then the xml must be like this:
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    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ/machine MSX /rom1 "Dvik & Joyrex Demos.zip" /rom1zip unleashed.rom
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    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂDvikJoyrex-unleashed-1.png
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    My head hurts [​IMG]

    I'm trying to edit my gamelist files but I don't get why MSX2 gamelist is under ''dsk'' extension, I have a Metal Gear 2 Solid Snake as .rom nor .dsk and I'm not sure how change the gamelist if I have a rom

    Not sure how work the MSX machine back in the day to be honest [​IMG]
     
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    Some of those MSX demos in the video are just awesome
    Never thought the MSX was so powerful, thanks for this port
     
  13. G0dLiKe

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    On MSX2 there has been the original Metal Gear 2.

    This title alone is worth installing the emulator.

    Here is a vid:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcMHFOKCWuI&feature=related
     
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    Someone could give a hand, please [​IMG]

    I'm trying to run some MSX2 games, the screenshots that I created show in the emu, but the game refuse to run. I put the rom in .zip

    SD:\MSX\Games\MSX2\MetalGear.zip

    My xml in my MSX2 folder is



    /machine MSX2/rom1 MetalGear.zip

    Metal Gear1.png
    Metal Gear2.png


    /machine MSX2/rom1 MetalGear2-SolidSnake.zip

    Metal Gear 2 - Solid Snake1.png
    Metal Gear 2 - Solid Snake2.png




    EDIT - Nevermind I delete a ''space'' before ''MSX2''. It works now. Keyboard support FTW!
     
  15. mahern4
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    Easy way to get running:

    1)Load the .dol
    it will automatically make a MSX folder on your SD Card.

    2)Download the Gamepack from here
    http://www.wiimsx.com/index.php?option=com...5&Itemid=58

    3)Take out card and put Gamepack contents into the new MSX folder on SD

    reload and play
     
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    Thanks, there are a gazillion of games [​IMG]

    By the way you know how map the keyboard keys on the Wiimote?

    So far I have assigned
    plus1="f2"
    minus1="f3"
    buttonY1="f4"
     
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    Posts merged

    But yeah Gamepack is easy solution but as far as i know not legal to post a download link here. (Some MSX games still are copyright protected i think)
    Thats why the don't include it in the msx emu itself (stated in there readme to)
     
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    DjoeN I already manage to load games, thanks

    Now I want to know if it's possible map the Wiimote.

    So far I have assigned with ''keymap'' command
    plus1="f2"
    minus1="f3"
    buttonY1="f4"
     
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    I use my Wii Classic Controller (has more buttons then the wiimote to use) , Works like a charm.
    I used to use the wiimote and had alot of trouble playing some games, since i use the classic controller, most problems are solved [​IMG]

    But i see your point, since moving the wiimote to the screen isn't a solution, the virtual keyboard blocks the whole view of the game, just to press F5 on it [​IMG]
    Haven't tried to map keys, i know some games will need it, like Vampire Killer, you need the F5 to continue if you die, etc...

    I played Metal Gear 2 with my Classic controller and i'm so far able to fullfill everything i need todo in the game without remapping buttons.

    I used to play alot of msx games on my msx2, but that's been awhile [​IMG] (it's still hooked to my tv)

    [EDIT]
    Took my USB keyboard i use for Wii typing and on x360, works perfect, way better then a joypad, think i go find my usb extensioncord to hnag on it and play games with the keyboard [​IMG]
    You can also operate the whole emulator with the keyboard [​IMG]
    If you really wanna use a joypad, use the classic controller, it has alot of F keys already mapped to it
     
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    *still on fence about classic controller, waiting for classic controller pro* (hopes) =P

    I have a keyboard too, but I suck playing with keyboards (console guy) I supose my bet is wait for another build with GCN controller support, or give up to the keyboard XD.
     

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