meisei, new MSX emu

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By hap

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20-08-2007, 15:18

A simple open source MSX1 emulator for Windows.
site: http://home.planet.nl/~haps/
more stuff: http://home.planet.nl/~haps/meisei_archive/

some features:
emulation core:
- Z80 very accurate
- VDP scanline-accurate
- PSG very accurate
- mappers: small, ASCII8/16 (no SRAM yet), Konami (with or without SCC), Playball, R-Type, Harryfox, Crossblaim, Konami Synthesizer, Vincent's DSK2ROM for disks (no real diskdrive emulation yet)
- controllers: keyboard, joystick, Arkanoid pad

UI/sound/gfx:
Based on Sega Li, my NES emulator, derivative features:
- video: Direct3D or DirectDraw, full screen, resizable window/correct aspect, NTSC simulation (composite/s-video/mono)
- palette: hue, saturation, gamma, contrast, brightness, tv decoder r-y/g-y/b-y/gain customizable, external palettes and palette editor
- input: support for PC keyboard/joysticks/mouse, input trigger rules with eg. toggle and rapid fire functions
- sound: output downsampled with interpolation, support for samples (Konami pause sound when paused ;p ), support for using microphone as input (only useful for the Famicom built in microphone actually, just a gimmick for MSX emu)
- files: drag&drop, .zip support, auto IPS patching for games
- CPU under/overclocking and change to PAL/NTSC without resetting emulated MSX

extra features not in Sega Li:
- netplay through Kaillera, for LAN or internet
- speed-up with sound pitch changing, funny
- realtime reverse, really cool: emulation will reverse, with reversed audio, you can correct mistakes or watch an instant replay. frame-by-frame emulation with reverse and speed-up after pressing pause
- savestates and movies (no AVI rendering), movies in combination with reverse/frame-by-frame can be used to create perfect playback or speedruns
- D3D mirror mode, with left/right input auto switched

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By tfh

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20-08-2007, 15:37

Nice, another MSX emulator Smile Do you have plans to add MSX2,2+ support as well?
/me is going to play with the realtime reverse mode this evening. Sounds like fun Smile

By hap

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20-08-2007, 15:49

MSX2/2+tR is not planned, I like to keep it simple, http://www.bluemsx.com/ and http://openmsx.sourceforge.net/ are good enough already.

By Atheus

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20-08-2007, 15:51

netplay through Kaillera, for LAN or internet

???
and It work's ?
Eek!

By hap

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20-08-2007, 16:01

I don't like Kaillera: closed-source, and kinda buggy. But of course it works, I've played Salamander with my friend Mallesander Wink
Joystick/keyboard input is lossy compressed to 2 bytes per frame.

By Atheus

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20-08-2007, 16:04

oh my god !
Thx a lot ... i'll test this night !

very good job Wink

By ro

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20-08-2007, 16:06

what's with the random string man?

By hap

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20-08-2007, 16:14

You mean the thing at the top of my homepage? It's useless and just for fun, I've had it for ages. Some funny results:
- Let's get straight to the phear...
- Let's get straight to the pezeerpen...
- Let's get straight to the etuibear...

By AuroraMSX

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20-08-2007, 22:41

Sega Li, my NES emulatorShocked! oO LOL! Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

By hap

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10-09-2007, 12:11

meisei (lower case, not "Meisei" Wink ) got a small update a week ago btw, http://home.planet.nl/~haps/
I don't really like marketing my own products, hence I didn't submit this earlier. The news usually gets around by some emulation sites running webpage update check software, and other emulation sites copying the news from them :P

By snout

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10-09-2007, 16:31

hap - for the MRC crew it is very hard to keep track of new updates, so you could help us out quite a lot by sending in a news submit. I can understand you don't feel like submitting/marketing/self-promoting your product to the countless emu websites around the world, but perhaps you could make an exception for an MSX specific website like MRC?

By the way, this goes for everybody who has or knows MSX news by the way. It simply works a lot faster and better than e.g. posting it somewhere in our forum, sending us an email and/or assuming we spot and pick up the news all by ourselves. So, MSX (related) developers: don't be shy and keep us informed on what you're up to! :)

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