How to launch some games with OpenMSX 16.0

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Par GhostwriterP

Hero (629)

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23-08-2021, 08:44

yes but the default msx 2 color palette sucks Wink

Par ren

Paragon (1888)

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23-08-2021, 11:20

I suppose you could issue 16 setcolor commands via a Tcl script, bind that to a shortcut key, and then you have your palette toggle :)

Kinda O/T, but it would be kinda neat to have some nice palette presets, and be able to toggle / alternate between them. I suppose people have already come up some suitable alternative palettes, e.g. there's FRS's 'CoolColors'. Any others?

Par Grauw

Ascended (10180)

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23-08-2021, 17:45

You can specify the machine on the command line, can’t you. No need to rely on default machine.

	openmsx -machine Panasonic_FS-A1GT
	openmsx -machine Philips_NMS_8245
	openmsx -machine Yamaha_CX5M

Etc.

Par Manuel

Ascended (18256)

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23-08-2021, 13:09

Oh, of course, Grauw Smile That's probably easiest indeed Smile

Par ren

Paragon (1888)

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23-08-2021, 18:18

Probably creating/using a .bat for each would work I suppose. Oh, I'm paining myself learning (more: trial & erroring Wink) Tcl atm, got something working regarding above, but will post that in a separate topic. (Of course you can't have a faithful 9918 palette on 9938.. Smile)

Par syn

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23-08-2021, 19:51

ren wrote:

Kinda O/T, but it would be kinda neat to have some nice palette presets, and be able to toggle / alternate between them. I suppose people have already come up some suitable alternative palettes, e.g. there's FRS's 'CoolColors'. Any others?

http://bifi.msxnet.org/paledit/

Allows you to play msx1 games with alternate palets

Par legolas119

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23-08-2021, 20:06

ok perfect, i understood. So i will keep only one installation folder, thanks.
Please, can you suggest which is the default machine i have to set? Currently i have Panasonic FS-A1GT
And after that, i have downloaded the systemroms.zip file, it inclueds these 3 folders (with a lot of files inside):
https://i.postimg.cc/pT4JPjxz/Cattura.png

I have to copy the 3 folders in my systemroms folder in the OpenMSX installation folder, right? I also have these folders in this path:C:\Users\user\Documents\openMSX
https://i.postimg.cc/6QSvZNSN/Cattura2.png

How can I configure everything correctly?

thanks!

Par Parn

Hero (659)

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23-08-2021, 20:20

legolas119 wrote:

I have to copy the 3 folders in my systemroms folder in the OpenMSX installation folder, right? I also have these folders in this path:C:\Users\user\Documents\openMSX

No need to put everything in the installation folder, unless you want to make them available to every user in your machine. I personally just put those 3 systemroms subfolders inside the systemroms folder under my Documents\OpenMSX\share\systemroms folder. I think it's more practical to keep them there.

Par ren

Paragon (1888)

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23-08-2021, 20:55

Here some suggestions what machine to use: msx-talk/openmsx/best-machines

@syn cheers, yeah, checked that out already :) For openMSX a Tcl Script + cycle hotkey is pretty ideal though. I'll have a look at Paledit's presets, didn't check that out properly earlier, looking good!

Par legolas119

Resident (54)

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23-08-2021, 23:09

thanks, done! and i updated to 17.0 version. Currently i set as default machine the Panasonic FS-A1GT and it seems that it works with a lot of MSX/MSX2 games.

I tried some MSX games that in addition ask me the mapper, for example Undeadline
Same problem for MSX2 games like; Aleste Gaiden, Astro Monster, Blade Lords, Blue Warrior, Ladydock, Ladydock 2, The Great Gianna Sisters

I think that this is related to the fact that they are .dsk games. In order to run them, i have to go to Menu --> Disk Drive A --> load the game --> RESET MSX
I tried to do that, but it continues to load the previous game loaded in the Cart Slot A...

In general, i have 3 different extensions in my games:
.rom (zipped) --> i run them using CART SLOT A
.msx2 (not zipped) --> i run them using CART SLOT A
.dsk (not zipped) --> i have to use DISK DRIVE A, but as i previously said, i'm not able to play them now...

How can i solve?

thank you very much!

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