Recalbox and MSX (emulation for Raspberry Pi)

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By Sebbeug

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30-08-2016, 17:25

Hi,

only an information about Raspberry Pi and MSX emulation.
I'm actually using recalbox (better than retropie imo).
Since last update, bluemsx is the default MSX emulator (before, it was fmsx, but without any active joystick)
You can actually easy play with a joystick (recalbox is a really nice arcade distribution), but no keyboard.

BUT... I'm actualling testing a beta release (for the next 4.1)

in beta release :
- It's possible to play with 2 joysticks (player 1 and player 2 with each one)
- physical keyboard is OK (you have to plug an USB keyboard)
- MSX2 emulation will be add and become the default emulation (actually MSX2+ but you can choose MSX1 too)
- 50 or 60 Hz switch
- F1 and F2 will be bind to X and Y (nice for pause konami games, or MOG inventory)

All these are recalbox modifications and will be add for the next release.

Most important: recalbox in an out-of-the-box distribution. Installation is very easy and configurations are self-made.

So, let's play and let's tuned !

If you have any questions about recalbox, MP me.
I'm not a dev, i'm only a little MSX tester... :)

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By Vampier

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31-08-2016, 02:08

if they switch to openMSX I might give it a try

By Sebbeug

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31-08-2016, 10:42

Actually, openMSX isn't a libretro core...
May be one day Wink

By andrea.denara

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31-08-2016, 12:17

I think it's a good idea to ask developer an "on screen keyboard" controlled by joystick

By Vampier

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31-08-2016, 16:27

openMSX is a lot of things when you know how to work with it Smile

By Sebbeug

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31-08-2016, 22:14

andrea.denara wrote:

I think it's a good idea to ask developer an "on screen keyboard" controlled by joystick

It's a feature which exists on other retroarch systems. So it's possible to imagine this evolution for recalbox/bluemsx

By Vampier

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01-09-2016, 06:01

openMSX already has an OSD keyboard you can control with keyboard Smile and right now it's a few lightyears ahead of blueMSX.

my biggest problem with retro-arch is that is assumed the MSX has no keyboard which makes entering passwords and most cheats impossible.

I'm part of the development of openMSX and a big raspberry Pi fan (I got about 7 here)

By Sebbeug

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25-06-2017, 20:08

By Vampier

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25-06-2017, 20:22

I think it's time I'm going to release my own lightweight openMSX rpi version .... just have to work on an interface Smile

By Sebbeug

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25-06-2017, 20:55

You're welcome Smile

By Philip

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25-06-2017, 21:31

Vampier wrote:

I think it's time I'm going to release my own lightweight openMSX rpi version .... just have to work on an interface Smile

Interesting Smile
How about using basic/dos2/nextor as an interface ? I guess there would be issues such as how to change disks or how to configure a joystick or mouse after starting a game....
But it should be possible to make a rom and some dos commands to change the emulated cpu speed for instance.

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