Disable waiting for floppy drive loading in OpenMSX

Por edoz

Prophet (2399)

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28-08-2021, 21:30

Hi Guys,
How could i set the OpenMSX so it loads faster from floppy drive. As i test and program a lot lately i use the virtual floppy drive to build the project and run it from there in the emulator. It works fine, but loading takes ages. Is it possible to improve the floppy loading speed only?

Thanks a lot!

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Por wouter_

Champion (469)

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28-08-2021, 21:40

Try the fullspeedwhenloading setting.

Por edoz

Prophet (2399)

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28-08-2021, 22:26

Does not really help.. is this the proper setting?
I mean, i like my floppy to have the speed like a HD

set fullspeedwhenloading on

Por Manuel

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29-08-2021, 00:10

This setting will make openMSX run at fast forward speed when it's loading from tape or floppy drive. There's no way to make the floppy drive go faster without breaking the emulation (and there is not a setting which can do that).

Por edoz

Prophet (2399)

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30-08-2021, 11:27

Thanks for you help as always! To bad only this option is there. As building to a directory in Quigs, which is the floppy drive on the MSX cost a lot of time for loading every time i want to test something.

Por gdx

Enlighted (4824)

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30-08-2021, 11:54

Manuel, You mean the floppy drive emulation gets bad when this option is ON?

Por edoz

Prophet (2399)

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30-08-2021, 15:12

Or maybe this settings is faster and i do something wrong as i not really notice any differences..

Por Grauw

Ascended (10159)

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30-08-2021, 15:21

What I do in my build scripts is, I start openMSX with a TCL script:

openmsx -machine Panasonic_FS-A1GT -script openmsx.tcl

Which does something like this:

set throttle off
after time 12 "set throttle on"

Tune the wait time to match the duration of the boot-up sequence.

This is an essential quality of life improvement for me, improving iteration times because I don’t have to wait for the system logo and OS initialisation every time. Smile

Por Manuel

Ascended (18252)

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30-08-2021, 19:57

gdx wrote:

Manuel, You mean the floppy drive emulation gets bad when this option is ON?

On the contrary.

Por Manuel

Ascended (18252)

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30-08-2021, 20:07

edoz wrote:

Or maybe this settings is faster and i do something wrong as i not really notice any differences..

Look at the speed percentage, it should go up while loading.