How to get MSX Disk games working on OpenMSX

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By Vahan

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05-09-2019, 04:18

C-Bios hasn't been programed to do so, so is there really no way to play Disk games on OpenMSX?

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By Manuel

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05-09-2019, 07:21

By Vahan

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05-09-2019, 08:32

Okay, I downloaded all the system roms, made sure the extension was Panasonic FS-FD1A. It still says "Fatal Error". What am I missing?

By Meits

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05-09-2019, 10:59

The roms have to be put on the right place, be it in the program files folder or my docs. When that's done you've to test your machines if you use catapult (file -> test).

By tfh

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05-09-2019, 12:17

Vahan wrote:

C-Bios hasn't been programed to do so, so is there really no way to play Disk games on OpenMSX?

Is there a specific reason why you want to use OpenMSX? Although it is the best MSX-emulator around, it's not very userfriendly. If you are using Windows you could consider BlueMSX or just use WebMSX in your browser.

By Vahan

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05-09-2019, 16:01

Meits wrote:

The roms have to be put on the right place, be it in the program files folder or my docs. When that's done you've to test your machines if you use catapult (file -> test).

I tested everything. Here's what I got:

Working machines: 12
Machines not working: 162
Working extensions: 42
Extensions not working: 46

Here's what doesn't work:

machine: Acid1Test-slots
machine: Acid2Test-hardware
machine: Acid3Test-mapper
machine: Al_Alamiah_AX170
machine: Al_Alamiah_AX230
machine: Al_Alamiah_AX370
machine: Aucnet_NIA-2001
machine: Bawareth_Perfect_MSX1
machine: Boosted_MSX2+_JP
machine: Boosted_MSX2_EN
machine: Boosted_MSXturboR_with_IDE
machine: Canon_V-10
machine: Canon_V-20
machine: Canon_V-20_JP
machine: Canon_V-25
machine: Canon_V-8
machine: Casio_MX-10
machine: Casio_PV-16
machine: Casio_PV-7
machine: CIEL_Expert-Turbo
machine: ColecoVision
machine: ColecoVision_SGM
machine: Daewoo_CPC-300
machine: Daewoo_CPC-300E
machine: Daewoo_CPC-400S
machine: Daewoo_CPC-51_Zemmix_V
machine: Daewoo_CPC-61_Zemmix_Super_V
machine: Daewoo_DPC-100
machine: Daewoo_DPC-180
machine: Daewoo_DPC-200
machine: Eurohard_Dragon_MSX
machine: Fenner_SPC-800
machine: Frael_Bruc_100_1
machine: Frael_Bruc_100_2
machine: Fujitsu_FM-X
machine: Goldstar_FC-200
machine: Goldstar_FC-80U
machine: Gradiente_Expert_DD_Plus
machine: Gradiente_Expert_GPC-1
machine: Gradiente_Expert_Plus
machine: Gradiente_Expert_XP-800
machine: Hitachi_MB-H1
machine: Hitachi_MB-H3
machine: JVC_HC-7GB
machine: Mitsubishi_ML-F110
machine: Mitsubishi_ML-F120
machine: Mitsubishi_ML-F80
machine: Mitsubishi_ML-FX1
machine: Mitsubishi_ML-G1_ES
machine: Mitsubishi_ML-G3_ES
machine: National_CF-1200
machine: National_CF-2000
machine: National_CF-2700
machine: National_CF-3000
machine: National_CF-3300
machine: National_FS-1300
machine: National_FS-4000
machine: National_FS-4500
machine: National_FS-4600
machine: National_FS-4700
machine: National_FS-5000
machine: National_FS-5500F1
machine: National_FS-5500F2
machine: Panasonic_CF-2700_DE
machine: Panasonic_FS-A1
machine: Panasonic_FS-A1F
machine: Panasonic_FS-A1FM
machine: Panasonic_FS-A1FX
machine: Panasonic_FS-A1GT
machine: Panasonic_FS-A1MK2
machine: Panasonic_FS-A1ST
machine: Panasonic_FS-A1WSX
machine: Panasonic_FS-A1WX
machine: Philips_NMS_801
machine: Philips_NMS_8220
machine: Philips_NMS_8245
machine: Philips_NMS_8250
machine: Philips_NMS_8255
machine: Philips_VG_8000
machine: Philips_VG_8010
machine: Philips_VG_8010F
machine: Philips_VG_8020
machine: Philips_VG_8020-20
machine: Philips_VG_8020F
machine: Philips_VG_8230
machine: Philips_VG_8235
machine: Pioneer_PX-7
machine: Pioneer_PX-7UK
machine: Pioneer_PX-V60
machine: Pioneer_UC-V102
machine: Sanyo_MPC-10
machine: Sanyo_MPC-100
machine: Sanyo_MPC-2
machine: Sanyo_MPC-25FD
machine: Sanyo_MPC-6
machine: Sanyo_PHC-23JB
machine: Sanyo_PHC-28L
machine: Sanyo_PHC-28S
machine: Sanyo_PHC-35J
machine: Sanyo_PHC-70FD
machine: Sanyo_PHC-70FD2
machine: Sharp_HB-8000_1.1
machine: Sharp_HB-8000_1.2
machine: Sony_HB-10
machine: Sony_HB-101
machine: Sony_HB-101P
machine: Sony_HB-10P
machine: Sony_HB-201
machine: Sony_HB-201P
machine: Sony_HB-20P
machine: Sony_HB-501P
machine: Sony_HB-55P
machine: Sony_HB-75P
machine: Sony_HB-F1
machine: Sony_HB-F1II
machine: Sony_HB-F1XD
machine: Sony_HB-F1XDJ
machine: Sony_HB-F1XV
machine: Sony_HB-F5
machine: Sony_HB-F500P
machine: Sony_HB-F700D
machine: Sony_HB-F700P
machine: Sony_HB-F900
machine: Sony_HB-F9P
machine: Sony_HB-F9P_Russian
machine: Sony_HB-F9S
machine: Sony_HB-G900AP
machine: Sony_HB-G900P
machine: Spectravideo_SVI-318
machine: Spectravideo_SVI-328
machine: Spectravideo_SVI-328_superexpanded
machine: Spectravideo_SVI-728
machine: Spectravideo_SVI-728_ES
machine: Spectravideo_SVI-738
machine: Talent_DPC-200
machine: Talent_TPC-310
machine: Toshiba_FS-TM1
machine: Toshiba_HX-10
machine: Toshiba_HX-10D
machine: Toshiba_HX-21
machine: Toshiba_HX-22
machine: Toshiba_HX-22I
machine: Toshiba_HX-23
machine: Toshiba_HX-23F
machine: Toshiba_HX-32
machine: Toshiba_HX-51I
machine: Victor_HC-80
machine: Victor_HC-95A
machine: WIP_Mitsubishi_ML-TS2
machine: Yamaha_AX350II
machine: Yamaha_AX350IIF
machine: Yamaha_CX11
machine: Yamaha_CX5M
machine: Yamaha_CX5MII
machine: Yamaha_CX5MII-128
machine: Yamaha_CX7-128
machine: Yamaha_CX7M-128
machine: Yamaha_YIS-503F
machine: Yamaha_YIS-503IIIR
machine: Yamaha_YIS-503IIR
machine: Yamaha_YIS-805-128R2
machine: Yashica_YC-64
extension: ASCII_Japanese_MSX-Write
extension: ASCII_Japanese_MSX-Write_II
extension: ASCII_MSX-DOS2
extension: AVT_DPF-550
extension: Beer_IDE
extension: Boosted_audio
extension: Checkmark_FM_Stereo_PAK
extension: DDX_3.0
extension: Epson_Chakkari_Copy
extension: fmpac
extension: Gouda_SCSI
extension: Gradiente_CT-80E
extension: ide
extension: Konami_EC-702
extension: mbstereo
extension: MegaRAM_Disk
extension: Microsol_CDX-2
extension: Mitsubishi_ML-30DC_ML-30FD
extension: moonsound
extension: msxdos2
extension: mu-PACK
extension: Neos_MA-20R
extension: Neos_MA-20V
extension: nowind
extension: OPL3Cartridge2_mono
extension: OPL3Cartridge2_stereo
extension: Panasonic_FS-CA1
extension: Panasonic_FS-FD1A
extension: Philips_NMS_1200
extension: Philips_NMS_1205
extension: Philips_VY_0010
extension: rs232
extension: Sanyo_MFD-001
extension: Sanyo_MRS-001
extension: SensorKid
extension: Sharp_HB-3600
extension: Sony_HBD-50
extension: Sony_HBD-F1
extension: Sony_HBI-232
extension: Sony_HBK-30
extension: Spectravideo_SVI-707
extension: Talent_DPF-550
extension: Tecall_MSX_RAMFILE_TM220
extension: Toshiba_HX-MU900
extension: Yamaha_SFG-01
extension: Yamaha_SFG-05

How could this be? All the machines and extensions are in their respective folders.

By Vahan

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05-09-2019, 17:03

Looks like tfh was right. The reason I use OpenMSX is because it surpassed BlueMSX in terms of accuracy. BlueMSX isn't being updated anymore for reasons I have no idea why. However, BlueMSX is more user-friendly, so I decided to use BlueMSX for disks and OpenMSX for cartridges.

Hopefully, a new version of OpenMSX will come out with disk support for C-BIOS.

By Grauw

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05-09-2019, 17:15

Get this system ROMs package and put it in the systemroms directory. Then all machines and extensions work.

It can not be distributed with openMSX for legal reasons, I’m sure you understand.

By tfh

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05-09-2019, 20:57

Vahan wrote:

Looks like tfh was right.

Of course I was Hannibal Running Naked in a Field of Flowers
Where did you acutally put the roms? If you are using Windows, go to My Documents -> OpenMSX -> Share and check if there is a directory called "systemroms". If it's not there yet, make the directory and put all the systemroms in there (unzipped, unsorted).
Open Catapult, open the File menu and run "Test MSX Hardware"

By Manuel

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05-09-2019, 21:12

The installer tells you where to put the system ROMs and so does the manual. It's really a one minute job once you found that package... and then everything will work!

By JohnHassink

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07-09-2019, 01:49

{mod: moved topic to openMSX section of the forum}

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