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  • @adambegood It's excellent, much more informative than the original docs.


  • Do you guys know how to save a config in OpenMSX? I bought a game called Life On Earth (with actual money!) and for that I had to get the Panasonic Turbo-R machines working and stick some expansions in. Do you know how I save the settings for that game? Is it even possible? Essentially I want to boot up with Video9000 and Moonsound in Expansions, and Video set to Video9000.

    I find that now I am defaulting to Panasonic as my machine, I have to insert the Snatcher Sound Cartridge every time also.

    And another thing, my Scaler in Video Options was set to 2x previously and I moved it to 3x, now if I try to move it back to 2x I see the RunCommand box and it is all a bit mad. I can't get back to 2x. Can you change Scaler options? I've tried to find the settings file alsp to reset it to 2x but the only one I've located so far is /opt/retropie/emulators/OpenMSX/share/settings.xml but that is a blank file.

    Here's the game:


  • @adambegood said in Old Japanese Computer Appreciation Thread:
    Looks great.
    Good graphics, good sound.

    You have to work in this directory if you want to edit setting.xml :
    /home/pi/.openMSX/share/
    Try something there ;-)


  • @Zering

    Otoku Dama : Did you have any luck with the beatiful MUSIC ?


  • @folly Not yet, following your instructions I edited autoexec.bat and restarted the game, but no music. Pretty sure I did something wrong. I haven't really looked into it yet though, I made the mistake of installing iortcw and since then I'm on a FPS bender, learning to play with keyboard and mouse, and shockingly, loving it.

    I'll try again tonight or in the morning and let you know.


  • @zering said in Old Japanese Computer Appreciation Thread:

    @folly Not yet, following your instructions I edited autoexec.bat and restarted the game, but no music. Pretty sure I did something wrong. I haven't really looked into it yet though, I made the mistake of installing iortcw and since then I'm on a FPS bender, learning to play with keyboard and mouse, and shockingly, loving it.

    I'll try again tonight or in the morning and let you know.

    good luck!


  • @folly said in Old Japanese Computer Appreciation Thread:

    @adambegood said in Old Japanese Computer Appreciation Thread:
    Looks great.
    Good graphics, good sound.

    You have to work in this directory if you want to edit setting.xml :
    /home/pi/.openMSX/share/
    Try something there ;-)

    That's the location! And setting Scaler to 2x works there. So weird it doesn't work in OpenMSX directly though.

    I don't think I've got the inclination to work out individual game configs, but maybe I'll have a Google and work out how to do it. Would be nice if they just opened and ran.


  • @zering said in Old Japanese Computer Appreciation Thread:

    @folly Not yet, following your instructions I edited autoexec.bat and restarted the game, but no music. Pretty sure I did something wrong. I haven't really looked into it yet though, I made the mistake of installing iortcw and since then I'm on a FPS bender, learning to play with keyboard and mouse, and shockingly, loving it.

    I'll try again tonight or in the morning and let you know.

    Hahaha keyboard and mouse convert! It is good stuff!


  • @adambegood said in Old Japanese Computer Appreciation Thread:

    @folly said in Old Japanese Computer Appreciation Thread:

    @adambegood said in Old Japanese Computer Appreciation Thread:
    Looks great.
    Good graphics, good sound.

    You have to work in this directory if you want to edit setting.xml :
    /home/pi/.openMSX/share/
    Try something there ;-)

    That's the location! And setting Scaler to 2x works there. So weird it doesn't work in OpenMSX directly though.

    I don't think I've got the inclination to work out individual game configs, but maybe I'll have a Google and work out how to do it. Would be nice if they just opened and ran.

    There seem to be possibilities. Perhaps you can make a config for 1 game and start that. A lot of information on : openmsx.org


  • @folly said in Old Japanese Computer Appreciation Thread:

    @adambegood said in Old Japanese Computer Appreciation Thread:

    @folly said in Old Japanese Computer Appreciation Thread:

    @adambegood said in Old Japanese Computer Appreciation Thread:
    Looks great.
    Good graphics, good sound.

    You have to work in this directory if you want to edit setting.xml :
    /home/pi/.openMSX/share/
    Try something there ;-)

    That's the location! And setting Scaler to 2x works there. So weird it doesn't work in OpenMSX directly though.

    I don't think I've got the inclination to work out individual game configs, but maybe I'll have a Google and work out how to do it. Would be nice if they just opened and ran.

    There seem to be possibilities. Perhaps you can make a config for 1 game and start that. A lot of information on : openmsx.org

    Bedtime reading I think!


  • @adambegood said in Old Japanese Computer Appreciation Thread:

    @folly said in Old Japanese Computer Appreciation Thread:

    @adambegood said in Old Japanese Computer Appreciation Thread:

    @folly said in Old Japanese Computer Appreciation Thread:

    @adambegood said in Old Japanese Computer Appreciation Thread:
    Looks great.
    Good graphics, good sound.

    You have to work in this directory if you want to edit setting.xml :
    /home/pi/.openMSX/share/
    Try something there ;-)

    That's the location! And setting Scaler to 2x works there. So weird it doesn't work in OpenMSX directly though.

    I don't think I've got the inclination to work out individual game configs, but maybe I'll have a Google and work out how to do it. Would be nice if they just opened and ran.

    There seem to be possibilities. Perhaps you can make a config for 1 game and start that. A lot of information on : openmsx.org

    Bedtime reading I think!

    Indeed,it's not that simple.
    Was a bit curious if I could find something.

    Perhaps the best option is to add it in the commandline in :
    /opt/retropie/configs/msx/emulators.cfg
    openmsx = "/opt/retropie/emulators/openmsx/bin/openmsx -machine turbor -ext video9000 -exta Konami_SD-Snatcher_Sound_Cartridge %ROM%"
    Here are the possibe extensions :
    /opt/retropie/emulators/openmsx/share/extensions/
    Use the filesname !
    More extensions are possible : -extb -extc -extd

    Also I think you can actually make a machine with the extensions. (more difficult)
    If you have a machine of your interest just copy that one, if it exists, from :
    /opt/retropie/emulators/openmsx/share/machines (because from this directory you can only edit files as "super user")
    to :
    /home/pi/.openMSX/share/machines (here you can edited files as "pi user")
    OpenMSX will see your added machine.
    Just change the name in the xml, for example "Panasonic + V9000" so you will find it.
    Now you should be able to add extensions in the xml.
    https://openmsx.org/manual/setup.html#hardwareedit (8. Writing Hardware Descriptions)

    Let me know if something works for you.


  • @folly said in Old Japanese Computer Appreciation Thread:

    @adambegood said in Old Japanese Computer Appreciation Thread:

    @folly said in Old Japanese Computer Appreciation Thread:

    @adambegood said in Old Japanese Computer Appreciation Thread:

    @folly said in Old Japanese Computer Appreciation Thread:

    @adambegood said in Old Japanese Computer Appreciation Thread:
    Looks great.
    Good graphics, good sound.

    You have to work in this directory if you want to edit setting.xml :
    /home/pi/.openMSX/share/
    Try something there ;-)

    That's the location! And setting Scaler to 2x works there. So weird it doesn't work in OpenMSX directly though.

    I don't think I've got the inclination to work out individual game configs, but maybe I'll have a Google and work out how to do it. Would be nice if they just opened and ran.

    There seem to be possibilities. Perhaps you can make a config for 1 game and start that. A lot of information on : openmsx.org

    Bedtime reading I think!

    Indeed,it's not that simple.
    Was a bit curious if I could find something.

    Perhaps the best option is to add it in the commandline in :
    /opt/retropie/configs/msx/emulators.cfg
    openmsx = "/opt/retropie/emulators/openmsx/bin/openmsx -machine turbor -ext video9000 -exta Konami_SD-Snatcher_Sound_Cartridge %ROM%"
    Here are the possibe extensions :
    /opt/retropie/emulators/openmsx/share/extensions/
    Use the filesname !
    More extensions are possible : -extb -extc -extd

    Also I think you can actually make a machine with the extensions. (more difficult)
    If you have a machine of your interest just copy that one, if it exists, from :
    /opt/retropie/emulators/openmsx/share/machines (because from this directory you can only edit files as "super user")
    to :
    /home/pi/.openMSX/share/machines (here you can edited files as "pi user")
    OpenMSX will see your added machine.
    Just change the name in the xml, for example "Panasonic + V9000" so you will find it.
    Now you should be able to add extensions in the xml.
    https://openmsx.org/manual/setup.html#hardwareedit (8. Writing Hardware Descriptions)

    Let me know if something works for you.

    Hmmm, but then how do I launch different machines for different ROMs? I think I need to read up more, it isn't worth me being able to specify one type of machine at launch, as that won't really resolve anything.

    This is interesting stuff though, thanks for doing some digging.


  • @adambegood said in Old Japanese Computer Appreciation Thread:

    Hmmm, but then how do I launch different machines for different ROMs? I think I need to read up more, it isn't worth me being able to specify one type of machine at launch, as that won't really resolve anything.

    This is interesting stuff though, thanks for doing some digging.

    EDIT : Tested and works.

    Well this should be really easy !

    Can you try this ? :
    /opt/retropie/configs/msx/emulators.cfg :

    openmsx-uniq = "/opt/retropie/emulators/openmsx/bin/openmsx -machine turbor -ext video9000 -exta Konami_SD-Snatcher_Sound_Cartridge %ROM%"
    openmsx = "/opt/retropie/emulators/openmsx/bin/openmsx %ROM%"
    default = "openmsx"
    

    Boot your rom, press a key when you see the retropie loading screen.
    use : Select emulator for rom ()
    And choose for this rom only : openmsx-uniq

    If I am correct, next time, your unique rom will use "openmsx-uniq".
    Other roms should just use the normal "openmsx" or "lr-bluemsx" if you prefer.

    If this works, than we have a very good solution for SD-Snatcher and MGS2 too :-)


  • @folly Excellent work! I'll try this tonight, I'm out with the family at the mo. Seems a good solution. Do you think it'll be able to set the Video output to V9000? I need to look at what the options are.

    Bloody good idea anyway, very economical.

    Edit: I need to find the machines list as well, I don't have TurboR set up, not the OpenMSX generic one. I need the Panasonic code. I'll find it.


  • @adambegood said in Old Japanese Computer Appreciation Thread:

    @folly Excellent work! I'll try this tonight, I'm out with the family at the mo. Seems a good solution. Do you think it'll be able to set the Video output to V9000? I need to look at what the options are.

    Bloody good idea anyway, very economical.

    Machine setup is already in the commandline => "turbor"
    These extensions are in the commandline => "video9000" and "Konami_SD-Snatcher_Sound_Cartridge"
    Tested video9000. This is automatically used as source.
    (you can see in the menu)


  • @folly said in Old Japanese Computer Appreciation Thread:

    @adambegood said in Old Japanese Computer Appreciation Thread:

    @folly Excellent work! I'll try this tonight, I'm out with the family at the mo. Seems a good solution. Do you think it'll be able to set the Video output to V9000? I need to look at what the options are.

    Bloody good idea anyway, very economical.

    Machine setup is already in the commandline => "turbor"
    These extensions are in the commandline => "video9000" and "Konami_SD-Snatcher_Sound_Cartridge"
    Tested video9000. This is automatically used as source.
    (you can see in the menu)

    Works a treat! Wow! Great work.

    openmsx = "/opt/retropie/emulators/openmsx/bin/openmsx %ROM%"
    openmsx-loe = "/opt/retropie/emulators/openmsx/bin/openmsx -machine Panasonic_FS-A1GT -ext video9000 -exta moonsound %ROM%"
    openmsx-sdsnatch = "/opt/retropie/emulators/openmsx/bin/openmsx -machine Panasonic_FS-A1GT -ext video9000 -exta Konami_SD-Snatcher_Sound_Cartridge %ROM%"
    

  • @AdamBeGood

    Good job !
    Now we can share these game "starters".


  • While checking the PC8800 docs.
    Info of 2 emulators are shared of both quasi88(stand alone) and lr-quasi88.
    lr-quasi88 works and I made improvements in the docs.
    To complete the job I also had to check quasi88(stand alone).
    But it was not listed, so I could not install.
    For the pi4 at least, there is an issue in :
    /home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/scriptmodules/emulators/quasi88.sh
    When I change this line :

    rp_module_flags="dispmanx !mali !kms"
    

    Into :

    rp_module_flags="dispmanx !mali"
    

    Then we can install a working quasi88(stand alone).

    If you both want to test this emulator put the bios files in :
    /home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS/pc88
    Containing :
    N88EXT0.ROM N88EXT1.ROM N88EXT2.ROM N88EXT3.ROM N88N.ROM N88.ROM N88SUB.ROM
    Also using N88KNJ1.ROM, N88KNJ2.ROM then the menu is in Japanese and Japanese characters work in games !
    Not using N88KNJ1.ROM, N88KNJ2.ROM then the menu is in English and Japanese characters do not work in games !
    Press F12 to go into the menu.
    2 times F12 = exit (from within the menu)

    This stand alone emulator could be interesting.
    And I want good information about it, in the docs.

    EDIT :
    For both emulators I improved the doc for the PC8800 .
    I would like to ask you both to take a good look at it.
    If we all agree that it's OK for now.
    Then I will try to do a "push request" directly in github.


  • @folly Cool, I'll try to have a look at this then. I wonder if there are any performance differences.

    Edit: I've installed the standalone emulator now, it is only in a small window on my screen. I'll look at fixing that tomorrow.


  • @folly I've read through your proposed docs, as before i think it's excellent work. Perhaps you could add that some games, ie. Final Crisis, run at a different frequency mode?

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