Loading DSK images on OneChip MSX

By kaladron

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21-02-2021, 18:57

I've had an ESE OneChip MSX for many years now. I love it but I've only ever used it play real cartridges.

I recently decided to try loading dsk images from the in-build SD slot but I can't figure out how to do it. I've been following the guide here but I must admit that I'm totally lost and can't get my head around it.

Is there anyone here who's managed to do this and can make it simple for me?

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By st1mpy

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21-02-2021, 19:20

The guide looks good. You just want to use ep.com thing. Which bit do you get stuck on?

By kaladron

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22-02-2021, 14:09

Precisely that part. It's not clear at all how to use the ep.com program

I've copied the program to the SD card but when I type in one of the suggested EP command lines, I just get a syntax error.

Honestly, the guide is not clearly written at all and it feels like it's taking for granted that I understand something that has not been written down. I'm totally lost.

By Meits

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22-02-2021, 14:24

Syntax Error is an error in the Basic environment. EP.COM needs to be exectuted in the MSX-DOS environment.
Copy MSXDOS.SYS and COMMAND.COM to your SD card (MSXDOS2.SYS and COMMAND2.COM if you use MSX-DOS2).

When you're on the DOS prompt, you're already close to run the one-size-fits-all solution: Sofarun.

By AxelStone

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22-02-2021, 22:08

It's quite easy. With all KdL's firmware you have the tools to create a basic SD bootable. Simply add SOFARUN and you can play ROMs, DSKs and even CAS.

By luppie

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22-02-2021, 22:12

Here you can download the CD with all the files needed to use the EP commando.

https://www.msxinfo.net/download/1chipmsx-cd-zip/

By sdsnatcher73

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23-02-2021, 05:11

Please note that EP can only be used with the MegaSD kernel, not with a Nextor kernel.

By AxelStone

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23-02-2021, 19:21

sdsnatcher73 wrote:

Please note that EP can only be used with the MegaSD kernel, not with a Nextor kernel.

Good apreciation and it's important, because EP is one of the best DSK loaders.

By kaladron

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28-02-2021, 21:44

Meits wrote:

Syntax Error is an error in the Basic environment. EP.COM needs to be exectuted in the MSX-DOS environment.
Copy MSXDOS.SYS and COMMAND.COM to your SD card (MSXDOS2.SYS and COMMAND2.COM if you use MSX-DOS2).

When you're on the DOS prompt, you're already close to run the one-size-fits-all solution: Sofarun.

Excellent! I think this is exactly what I was missing. Thank you. Smile