fMSX for Android released

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By fms

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23-07-2020, 16:24

Hello, All!

The free fMSX 5.7 Windows and Linux binaries, as well as portable source code, are now available for download:

http://fms.komkon.org/fMSX/ -- homepage
http://fms.komkon.org/fMSX/fMSX57-Windows-bin.zip --Windows binary
http://fms.komkon.org/fMSX/fMSX57-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- Linux binary
http://fms.komkon.org/fMSX/fMSX57.zip -- portable source code

This version fixes a few PSG emulation bugs, improves MIDI sound recording, and fixes window sizing and positioning in Windows. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Fixed noise in Eggerland Mystery and other games.
* Moved PSG sound computation to Sync8910().
* Fixed several issues in MIDI recording.
* Fixed compatibility with 64bit CPU architectures.
* Added "File | Clear Settings and Quit" option to fMSX-Windows.
* Fixed small windows behavior in fMSX-Windows.
* Fixed window position behavior in fMSX-Windows.
* Saving physical joystick/gamepad selection in fMSX-Windows.

Have fun!

PS: fMSX Deluxe, the complete version of fMSX for Android, is on $2.99 sale at Google Play until the end of this week:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.fmsx.d...

By fms

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12-08-2020, 17:52

Hello, All!

fMSX 5.7.3 for Android, a new version of my MSX and MSX2 emulator, is now online:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.fmsx -- free version
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.fmsx.d... -- full version

This release fixes automatic ROM type recognition using built-in CARTS.SHA database and corrects mapper types for a bunch of ROMs. I have also majorly improved Box Art Downloader, adding support for URL redirection and HTTPS protocol. As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning fMSX from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:

http://fms.komkon.org/EmuAndroid/fMSX-Cheats.zip

ALL CHANGES:
* Based on latest fMSX 5.7 for Windows and Linux sources.
* Fixed SHA1 computation when guessing MegaROM mapper type.
* ASCII16 mapper now preferred over ASCII8 when guess MegaROM type.
* Changed R-Type mapper type to ASCII16.
* Changed DragonQuest 1 mapper type to GENERIC8.
* Changed Animal mapper type to GENERIC8.
* Changed Ashguine mapper type to GENERIC8.
* Changed Royal Blood mapper type to ASCII8.
* Made multiple fixes to Box Art Downloader.
* Fixed Box Art Downloader to use alternative storage location.
* Fixed Box Art Downloader to follow redirects.
* Added HTTPS support to Box Art Downloader.

PS: Speccy Deluxe, my complete Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupe emulator, is on $2.99 sale this week:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy...

By fms

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31-08-2020, 16:44

Hello, All!

The free fMSX 5.8 Windows and Linux binaries, as well as portable source code, are now available for download:

http://fms.komkon.org/fMSX/ -- homepage
http://fms.komkon.org/fMSX/fMSX58-Windows-bin.zip --Windows binary
http://fms.komkon.org/fMSX/fMSX58-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- Linux binary
http://fms.komkon.org/fMSX/fMSX58.zip -- portable source code

This version fixes SHA1 checksum computation used to recognize ROM mapper types. I have also updated CARTS.SHA database with correct mapper types for a few ROMs. The scaling and special effects infrastructure has been majorly refactored. The new scaling code is optimized for larger screens and better supports multiple monitors. It adds explicit linear scaling option on Windows. Finally, tape images will now open as read-only if they cannot be opened for writing.

ALL CHANGES:
* Will try opening tapes as read-only, if read-and-append fails.
* System ROM files location now defaults to where executable is.
* Fixed SHA1 computation when guessing MegaROM mapper type.
* ASCII16 mapper now preferred over ASCII8 when guess MegaROM type.
* Changed R-Type mapper type to ASCII16.
* Changed DragonQuest 1 mapper type to GENERIC8.
* Changed Animal mapper type to GENERIC8.
* Changed T&E Soft Ashguine mapper type to GENERIC8.
* Changed Royal Blood mapper type to ASCII8.
* Refactored scaling and special effects framework.
* Optimized scaling for large screens and windows.
* Fixed fMSX-Windows behavior with multiple displays.
* Added tape option to "File | Open" dialog in fMSX-Windows.
* Added "Video | Interpolate Video | Linear Scaling" option to fMSX-Windows.
* Enabled "Video | Stretch Full Screen" option with effects enabled.
* Enabled "Video | Force 4:3 Screen" option with effects enabled.

Have fun!

PS: If you like fMSX, please, consider buying the complete version of fMSX for Android. It is on $2.99 sale this week:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.fmsx.d...

By fms

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03-09-2020, 19:22

Hello, All!

fMSX 5.8 for Android, a new version of my MSX and MSX2 emulator, is now online:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.fmsx -- free version
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.fmsx.d... -- full version (on sale this week)

fMSX Deluxe, the complete version of fMSX, is on $2.99 sale this week at Google Play. The new release is based on the latest fMSX 5.8 sources published earlier. It should now open tape images from read-only storage. Also, there is a new explicit linear interpolation scaling option. As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning fMSX from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:

http://fms.komkon.org/EmuAndroid/fMSX-Cheats.zip

ALL CHANGES:
* Based on latest fMSX 5.8 for Windows and Linux sources.
* Will try opening tapes as read-only, if read-and-append fails.
* Refactored scaling and special effects framework.
* Added separate option for linear image interpolation.

Enjoy!

By fms

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13-10-2020, 20:09

fMSX Deluxe is on $2.99 sale at Google Play this week:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.fmsx.d...

By st1mpy

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26-11-2020, 00:08

Hi, on fmsx android how do I get some Japanese adventure games to display correct inbuit hiragana fonts pls? Jast made games like Afternoon angels, Erica, and Star Trap all have mojibake.

By fms

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30-11-2020, 17:42

st1mpy wrote:

Hi, on fmsx android how do I get some Japanese adventure games to display correct inbuit hiragana fonts pls? Jast made games like Afternoon angels, Erica, and Star Trap all have mojibake.

You may want to supply correct, Japanese system ROMs in the "/sdcard/fMSX" folder.

By fms

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30-11-2020, 17:43

fMSX Deluxe is once again on $2.99 sale:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.fmsx.d...

By st1mpy

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01-12-2020, 02:41

I got the game to work by selecting MSX2+.
These are MSX1 games but the Japanese texts are displayed wrong in MSX1 or MSX2 emulations in both NTSC and PAL mode.
But in MSX2+ mode both NTSC and PAL the text appears correctly.

By fms

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14-12-2020, 16:51

Hello, All!

I've just published fMSX 5.9 for Android, a new version of my MSX, MSX2, and MSX2+ emulator:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.fmsx -- free version
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.fmsx.d... -- full version
https://fms.komkon.org/EmuAndroid/ -- homepage

Starting this November, Google no longer allows Android apps to access files on Android10+ devices, outside app's sandbox. All storage access is now supposed to be done via something called "Storage Access Framework".

I had to make major changes to fMSX in order to comply with the new regulations. If you have a newer Android10+, you will see the list of storage volumes in the File Selector. Once you click on a volume, the app may ask you for permission to access it. Otherwise, things should work the same as before. If you find any new problems with the app though, please, report them to the support group or email me directly. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Refactored app to comply with Google's latest ban on file I/O.
* On Android 10+, all file access is now done via content providers.
* Content is copied to a temporary folder for use, changes moved back on exit.
* You may have to give app separate permission to read each storage location.

Enjoy!

PS: AlmostTI, my universal Texas Instrument graphing calc emulator, is on $2.99 sale at Google Play this week:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ati

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