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Re: Creating/running MSX dsks #4364 10/05/04 11:33 PM
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Hmm .. nope. Just putting it into msx.zip didn't work by itself, for me at least.

Once you have the disk.rom with the correct CRC (stored wherever), you need to go into the GUI's MSX Picker tab, hold down Ctrl and select the disk.rom and whatever .dsk you want to load (if the ROM is not listed - perhaps because you stored it in the bios directory - then you can go into the Device View tab and browse to insert it in the first cartridge slot, which should then make it show up in the Picker tab). Then, when you hit Enter - with .rom & .dsk selected - it boots the MSX with the ROM present (requiring you to input the date) and, if it's a bootable .dsk, boots from the disk. If it isn't bootable, it comes up with the BASIC prompt with an additional message indicating Disk BASIC 1.0 is present, allowing you to use the MSX's BASIC DOS commands.

I tried the same technique with a disk.rom with a different CRC and didn't have much luck. Once you can calculate the CRC of files, tho, it's not too hard to trawl the MSX sites to find the corresponding .rom suitable for use with MESS ....

Sam.

Re: Creating/running MSX dsks #4365 02/02/05 03:00 PM
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I haven't been successful to run any dsk-images at all :-(
When I try to use MSX2 or MSX2+ I often get some error message because some file couldn't be found or the system reboots.

When trying with the regular MSX and the disk.rom procedure above, I end up with the regular BASIC screen, but with the Disc Basic-message. Maybe all dsk-images I tried arent bootable? (should be surprised though) How can I give DOS-commands? I owned a SVI-738 Xpress once, but there I remember being in an MS DOS-like environment and not the regular BASIC editor.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Another thing... Are there any way to verify the dsk-images you have? Like e.g. the Good-tools that are available for many console roms.

Re: Creating/running MSX dsks #4366 02/02/05 03:06 PM
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Just read Bug 190 (Can't boot from floppy)
http://bugzilla.mess.org/show_bug.cgi?id=190

and noticed that all my dsk-images are 720k so that's maybe the problem.

Is someone working on the MSX-driver right now?

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The TOSEC project (http://www.tosec.org/) is an excellant resource for the managment of home computer images (as well as some games consoles).

Re: Creating/running MSX dsks #4368 02/03/05 01:44 AM
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Quote:
Originally posted by nutte:
Just read Bug 190 (Can't boot from floppy)
http://bugzilla.mess.org/show_bug.cgi?id=190

and noticed that all my dsk-images are 720k so that's maybe the problem.
Doesn't that bug report say that 720K disk images DO work fine? The disk image for the MSX program I successfully ran was 720K. From my experience, it took a few attempts to find an image which would boot the MSX2 driver but it was fairly trivial to do it. Most of this thread was me trying to duplicate that same functionality in the MSX driver (which doesn't have disk capability right out of the box) - that required a specific disk.rom file which I had difficulties tracking down.

If that's of any use ...

Sam.

Re: Creating/running MSX dsks #4369 02/03/05 02:47 AM
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Thanks Cassiel. I've been following the emu-scene since '95 and I haven't stumbled upon TOSEC before. Strange ;->

Took some time to find out what to do on the site, but now I've dl TIM and sorted my dsk-images out...

Re: Creating/running MSX dsks #4370 02/03/05 11:49 AM
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Quote:
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Originally posted by nutte:
[b] Just read Bug 190 (Can't boot from floppy)
http://bugzilla.mess.org/show_bug.cgi?id=190

and noticed that all my dsk-images are 720k so that's maybe the problem.
Doesn't that bug report say that 720K disk images DO work fine? The disk image for the MSX program I successfully ran was 720K. From my experience, it took a few attempts to find an image which would boot the MSX2 driver but it was fairly trivial to do it. Most of this thread was me trying to duplicate that same functionality in the MSX driver (which doesn't have disk capability right out of the box) - that required a specific disk.rom file which I had difficulties tracking down.

If that's of any use ...

Sam. [/b]
You're absolutely right! And I think I even read it several times yesterday :bemused:
Ok, that makes it even stranger that I can't get any at all to work. Back to testing...

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No sweat.

If you have any more questions/problems using TIM then post a message on the board. Everyones quite friendly there and Im usually on it all day (well I will be again once the tosec.info mirror domain is back up Gren if youre reading!).

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