What type of thing can I use to store things relating to MSX somewhere (that is to say programs) without using a floppy drive?

By Omargrafx

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10-03-2020, 00:02

Will a mapper cart do? Or is there any sort of floppy emulator for MSX? I've been slacking off programming for the MSX as much as I want to because I dont know where to store programs if I were to use them on an actual MSX. Also, can I install MSX-DOS without using a floppy drive and with a mapper?

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By gdx

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10-03-2020, 01:20

What MSX do you have?

By Omargrafx

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10-03-2020, 02:11

I own an AX170, Al-Fateh 123, a Panasonic FS-A1, a Toshiba HX-10, an AX370 and the Bawareth MSX1.

By st1mpy

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10-03-2020, 08:37

Beer IDE is good for that, it's great for saving Basic programs, loading roms on MSX1 and non memory expanded MSX2 that doesn't run dos2.

By gdx

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10-03-2020, 09:57

Interfaces that I think are interesting:

The SD-512 if you want a cheap device.
http://www.msx.org/wiki/8bits4ever_SD-512

MegaFlashROM SCC+ SD if you want the SCC sound in extra.
http://www.msx.org/wiki/MSX_Cartridge_Shop_MegaFlashROM_SCC%...

Carnivore 2 if you need FM + SCC in extra.
http://www.msx.org/wiki/Carnivore2

It's a shame the MegaFlashROM doesn't offer FM. It should be able to do that without price increase.

By Omargrafx

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10-03-2020, 15:39

Wow, thanks!

By FiXato

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10-03-2020, 16:00

The wiki has a list of some more flash card interfaces. :)

By S0urceror

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10-03-2020, 17:29

MSX USB interface like the Rookiedrive enable you to use a USB thumb drive/memory stick.
If you use my drivers you can even connect other devices to it. Smile

By Omargrafx

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13-03-2020, 01:11

Thanks everyone! I'll take your answers into consideration.