Sony HitBit HB-75P

Por jonesypeter

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13-04-2013, 20:07

Hi,

I have downloaded the ROM for the Sony HitBit HB-75P. I go into Tools > Machine editor and into the 'extra' tab.

How can I get the floppy controller working? As you will see from the screenshot the floppy drives are 'greyed out'

Would anyone be able to help please?

Many thanks

Peter Jones

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Por mars2000you

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13-04-2013, 21:10

This machine does not have a diskdrive, but you can change that to build an 'improved' machine.

Go in the Memory tab and add a DISK rom (check the Machines/Shared roms subdirectory).

More info in the manual (Help menu ---> Help Topics).

Por jonesypeter

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13-04-2013, 21:51

Many thanks for this. Apologies for missing this in the documentation. It is now working. I always thought the Sony was a nice machine.

Can I just ask a question regarding floppy drives? I am looking to buy a real HitBit 75 on Ebay, will I be able to add an external floppy disk by any method? I love the game sorcery but it only appears available on disk format.

Kind regards

Peter

Por mars2000you

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13-04-2013, 22:23

It must be a diskdrive with a cartridge interface, so one of the cartridge slots will be used. Sony had released such external diskdrives : HBD-50: 360kB 3,5" floppy disk drive and HBD-F1: 720kB 3,5" floppy disk drive (for obvious reasons, the last one is recommended).

Btw, original versions of Sorcery are on tape :

http://www.generation-msx.nl/software/virgin-games/sorcery/r...

CAS dumps can be found on the net. However, to run them in a specific MSX1/2/2+ machine of blueMSX, you need to change the mapper of the BIOS rom from Normal to Normal+Cassette patch.

Por _ThEcRoW

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22-04-2013, 16:21

You can use a megaflash scc+ cart with sd card reader. It can mount dsk files and boot from them like real disks. And also it supports up to 9 disks at once, ideal for multidisk games.
I have one in my hb75p and it rocks!.