Complete MSX newbie trying to run KSSPlay

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By sdsnatcher73

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23-02-2020, 22:10

XoRRoX wrote:

Yay! I finally got it running! Big smile

FYI
I chose an MSX turboR machine, the Panasonic FS-A1GT + the 4Mb Extension. I also chose the ASCII MSX-DOS2 extension and as a floppy disk, connected a folder which has the COMMAND2.COM and MSXDOS2.SYS in it.

Thanks for the support and pondering together with me Smile

On the turbo R you don’t need the DOS2 extension (it has DOS2 built in), also the memory extension is probably not needed as the GT has 512kB out of the (emulated) box Wink

By Manuel

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23-02-2020, 23:05

XoRRoX wrote:

I chose an MSX turboR machine, the Panasonic FS-A1GT + the 4Mb Extension. I also chose the ASCII MSX-DOS2 extension and as a floppy disk, connected a folder which has the COMMAND2.COM and MSXDOS2.SYS in it.

You should be able to leave out the 4MB and ASCII MSX-DOS2 extension. This machine has a built in 512kB RAM and DOS2. Then you also don't need any extensions anymore Smile

EDIT: ah, almost the same reply... sorry, didn't see that reply before I posted this.

By XoRRoX

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24-02-2020, 07:32

Thanks for that Smile

In case one needs extensions, is there any way to save that to be loaded at the next restart of OpenMSX?
And is there a way to have it remember the inserted disk?

By Manuel

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24-02-2020, 09:17

What you can do:
1 make a savestate and load that state. That will save and load everything (extensions, media, plugged connectors, etc.)
2 use a machine which has the extensions built in (e.g. the Boosted_* machines) and quickly select media from the history of Catapult or console or command line
3 create a machine with the extensions built in if there's none to your liking (see previous)
4 create a script/bat file to start openMSX with the extensions, media, etc., either directly giving these command line options or by only adding a -script option to let it execute a script at start-up. That script you can put full of commands like ext, diska, carta, etc.

By XoRRoX

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25-02-2020, 14:08

Thank you Smile

Ok, I created a savestate. It's actually cool as those load really fast and you have the full config back.
I created a shortcut that loads the savestate.

Two observations:
1. Although savestates are stored in a predetermined folder (%userprofile%\Documents\openMSX\savestates) it doesn't suffice to only specify the filename of the savestate when loading it on the command line with the -savestate parameter but one has to specify the full path to it.

2. Although the command to load a savestate in the console is loadstate, the parameter to use on the command line is savestate.

Works as a treat though Smile

By Parn

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26-02-2020, 12:41

I personally use Catapult and that remembers everything between sessions, but the savestate idea is neat. I would be frightened about overwriting something with a savestate, though. Big smile

By Wolverine_nl

Paragon (1073)

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26-02-2020, 13:09

I use the savestate in the menu of OpenMSX, but for some small things I use Catapult.
It's just the best emulator atm for MSX. ;-)

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