What's the easiest way of playing rom files on MSX?

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Por Opeth

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03-06-2004, 08:05


I dug up my 8250 recently and would like to play rom files on it.
What's the easiest way of achieving that?
What hard- and software do I need exactly?

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Por Bastiaan

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03-06-2004, 08:15

the non megarom files <64kb you can easily load with a program like loadrom or execrom from a msx-dos disk

Por djh1697

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03-06-2004, 09:18

for megaROM files there is a brazillian device called a megaRAM that will allow you to play ROM games using execrom. I have not found any ROM files that do not work with execrom, although some do need a patchfile.

Por BiFi

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03-06-2004, 09:32

There are also devices like MegaRAM using FlashROM. Just like MegaRAM it requires a tool to write data into it. ROM images might require patching before they can work in it when it uses a different mapper. Some examples are the MegaFlash-ROM, made around several existing type of mappers, and the Padial Flash-G which uses ASCII 8KB and ASCII 16KB mapper.

If you are lucky to have either Konami Snatcher or SD-Snatcher original, you can also use ROMLOAD to load ROM images into it. If you have expanded it to 128 KB you can load (almost) any 1MegaROM into it. You can read more about it in this forumthread.

Por Opeth

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03-06-2004, 10:39

Thanks for the replies
I've also got a huge disk colllection.
Can I store all my disks on a harddisk or cf-cards connected by a Sunrise IDE interface so that I don't have to load up a different disk everytime?
If that's the case do I need anything else besides the interface and a harddisk/cf-card?

Por [D-Tail]

Ascended (8263)

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03-06-2004, 11:32

Depending on the software, some of them won't run from HDD. Assuming that you'll use DOS2 on your HDD/CF, while most 'old' games will only run under DOS1. You could try to do something with GETDISK/PUTDISK/START and a program which changes mapper routines so that those 'old' games 'think' they run under DOS1. But I think this goes a little too fast... Big smile

Por ro

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03-06-2004, 11:43

cool, Opeth (yeah I like the band too!!!)

Por Opeth

Rookie (19)

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03-06-2004, 13:29

Hey ro

What's your favourite album?
Blackwaterpark is no 1 for me! :-)


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03-06-2004, 18:20

what about just opening blueMSX and inserting ROM file into a cartridge slot?

that is how I use to play NEMESIS and ALESTE or simple GALAGA, etc...

besides, could someone tell me how to use Hard Disk Drive inside blueMSX?


Por dhau

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03-06-2004, 19:07

You can also contact rklok and buy the game you want to play. Works great for me Smile

Por BiFi

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03-06-2004, 19:16

LUX, I have a feeling Opeth wants to run ROM images on his real MSX, not an MSX emulator.

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