Tool for reading dsk files on MSX

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By edoz

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07-08-2010, 19:01

Hi al,

What is the best tool for reading .dsk files on your MSX ? Most of the time the files i downloaded from the internet are in
.dsk format. (Verry nice if you use an emulator .. but for the real msx....)

I copy the dsk files to my SD card.. but now i looking for a nice tool that help me out to read .dsk files. (On the MSX)
So.. i want to read and maybe copy files from a .dsk image to a destination drive on my msx....

Also i know there are tools to run your dsk files on your MSX. What is the best tool for this ?
and what if a game or demo having more .dsk files. Once i had a tool for this but most of the time the dsk files where unable to run most of the time. Maybe it had something to do with my msx configurtion ?

For both .. were to find this ?

Thanks...

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By Jipe

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07-08-2010, 20:32

if you have a Turbo-R try HDDEMU or rMSX by NYYRIKKI

By robertwilting

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07-08-2010, 23:05

Running from sd should be easy in case of the padial sd interface. The software can be found on the site.

By edoz

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08-08-2010, 12:03

i was unable to find the software on the site. However i found some programs.. runit.com and start.com.. runit works good in combination with mapit.
I have an img file contains three disks (aleste) runit start aleste..but aleste asked for disk 2 .. and i do not know how to swap it virtual to an other (using runit)
If i use start.com the program execute basic and then nothing happens.. also a call system didn't work anymore. (must reset msx)
I have a 8280 (msx2+) , 7 Mhz, FM inside, slot expander .. where some hardware is inserted.. like moonsound, 256kb Music module,1024KB,gfx9000 .. etc..

I'm still looking for a tool that can copy files from a dsk image using the msx. Thanks.!

By bartl68

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08-08-2010, 12:14

well u can use ur copy con commando to merge the 3 disks into 1 *.dsk to swap the disks inside with start or runit !

fm inside?, like using the my connector? ;-)

By edoz

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08-08-2010, 13:00

... my connector ? ..explain... i 'm not getting it...

If you create 1 .dsk file with 3 disks inside the image (as you describe) how do you tell start.com or runit.com to swap to one of the three disks inside the image..
If a game/demo/program ask for it ?

By bartl68

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08-08-2010, 13:17

the nms series has a my connector inside, from you can make a third slot.
how else you got the fm inside your 8280?

and start the *.dsk (3disk inside it) with start *.dsk or runit *.dsk and when it ask for the other disk then press 2 or 3 then space, it will swap to the needed disk

By edoz

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08-08-2010, 15:09

Ok.. i run aleste2 succesfuly.. swapping the virtualdisk using key 2 and 3 in combination with the space key...

I don't know how the FM is build in my msx. (I'm not a hardware specialist...) But FM, 2+ and 7 Mhz are inside the system.
I'm still looking for a tool that can copy files from a dsk image using the msx. Wink

By robertwilting

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08-08-2010, 15:51

From the site, I mean Padial's site. It has for his sd interface a file with drivers and more. -> SD interface page.

However if you want to copy diskimages back to disk, then I think you need something else. Which I schould have somewhere. Which I will look up when I have time, don't expect it soon.
Then again the krazilec software does allow a disk to work as an partition which means it should be copyable as well. So for pure files that might be enough.

By edoz

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08-08-2010, 17:55

Ok .. thanks for de Padial's site tip... but i using a other interface so i think that is not working for me...
Looking forward for the software ..don't hurry.. i have time Wink

By legacy

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08-08-2010, 21:01

There is a util called "Disk manager", you can find on the RUMSX-website.
In the past I've used it to create *.dsk and also convert *.dsk to a real disk.
www.lexlechz.at/en/software/DiskMgr.html

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