using floppydrive of pc in emulator

Door anonymous

incognito ergo sum (116)

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11-06-2004, 17:17

Hi,
in wich emulator can use the floppydrive to format a disk and put games on it, so I can put the floppy into my msx computer?Hi,
in wich emulator can use the floppydrive to format a disk and put games on it, so I can put the floppy into my msx computer?

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Van Latok

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11-06-2004, 17:20

MSX emulators mostly work with diskimages. This means you create a diskimage in an MSX emulator. Then you copy the files you need to the 'virtual diskette', the diskimage. When you've finished that, you can put this diskimage on a real floppy disk using some disktool like WRITEDSK or something. After that, your real MSX computer can read the floppydisk.

Easy, huh Tongue

There is an MSX emulator which supports PC drives (A:, C: ), though. Some ancient CJBS-emulator or something. One of the first MSX emulators around. Programmed by some Dutch fellows who used to be working for Filosoft (creators of Tassword). Or still do, dunno.

Van Sonic_aka_T

Enlighted (4130)

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11-06-2004, 17:25

Didn't some old fMSX version have real-disk support too?

Van ro

Scribe (4473)

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11-06-2004, 17:36

and pointing to a: in OPENMSX wouldn't do it?

Van [D-Tail]

Ascended (8249)

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11-06-2004, 19:01

Anyway, fMSX-DOS would do the trick nicely as well Wink

Van mars2000you

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11-06-2004, 19:06

paraMSX 0.46 beta has also real PC drive support ! And it's really better than fMSX-DOS ... You can for example play Pentaro 1 on this emulator without any problem !

Van legacy

Hero (570)

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11-06-2004, 19:35

Did everybody forget RUMSX?, this one supports real disks.
Here is the website.
members.eunet.at/lexlechz/msx.html

Van Manuel

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11-06-2004, 19:38

and pointing to a: in OPENMSX wouldn't do it?

This wil use the DirAsDisk feature, don't expect this to work flawlessly at all.
In Linux it works like a charm, because for that OS there is no difference between a disk image or a real disk, for normal disks.

Van Retroman

Expert (85)

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12-06-2004, 20:21

VIRTUAL MSX also can do this, also has support to write the MSX Bootblock Smile

Van sunrise

Paragon (1091)

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12-06-2004, 20:43

And naturally ther msx player

Van Yukio

Paragon (1540)

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16-07-2004, 15:53

CJS MSX2 has a great support for real floppy drive.

AMIMSX is another interesting emulator.