How to convert .rom to .dsk

Door anonymous

incognito ergo sum (116)

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22-12-2008, 21:51

Hi

I want to convert some .rom files back to disk. As I ve seen I can
use Diskmanager to convert .dsk to real disks but whats about
the .rom images. Is there any tool for ?

Hope someone can help

bYe
E

SantaHi

I want to convert some .rom files back to disk. As I ve seen I can
use Diskmanager to convert .dsk to real disks but whats about
the .rom images. Is there any tool for ?

Hope someone can help

bYe
E

Santa

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Van SLotman

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22-12-2008, 22:31

You need a ROM loader like loadrom, execrom or others. place it on a disk with command.com and msxdos.sys and you´re set.
AFAIK, there´s no way to plain convert ROM->DSK.

Van cax

Prophet (3738)

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22-12-2008, 22:32

Not every rom can be "converted", but if you have enough RAM, you can use ExecROM.com or LoadROM.com
Don't forget to put MSX-DOS files on your .dsk

There also exist tools that split roms smaller than 48K into 1-2 binary files that can be loaded from BASIC with command BLOAD
(e.g. MicroWAVer creates compressed self-extracting BIN file(s) as a byproduct while making WAV file)

Van Manuel

Ascended (18947)

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22-12-2008, 23:23

Van TaylorsEverythingChannel

Champion (415)

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05-07-2022, 01:14

Besides having ROM loaders for MSX-DOS, I know for a fact that you can literally put MSX ROM games to DSK. You can convert them to either COM whenever you're using MSX-DOS or BIN whenever you're using MSX BASIC.
I've been easily converting ROM to COM lately, but if you want to put ROM to Basic, then you can come to here: https://www.msx.org/forum/msx-talk/software/converting-msx-r...

Van NYYRIKKI

Enlighted (5943)

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05-07-2022, 10:38

One more popular and well working tool is SofaROM, but it requires MSX-DOS2 that might be unacceptable requirement depending of your use case.

If the ROM-file is small (32kB or less) then you likely don't need DOS or other fancy tools. Most likely it is enough that you load this empty image, drop the ROM to the disk and rename it as AUTOEXEC.ROM (The code on bootsector has been fixed to load the file, if found. -> Very fast loading)