Export dsk.file from blueMSX

Por Gregory

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18-07-2015, 01:12

Maybe something very trivial but how can you export the diskimage that is in drive A or B in blueMSX.
I open a .dsk file from the PC, alter it blueMSX and then I want to save that again...

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Por mars2000you

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18-07-2015, 01:53

If the DSK file is not in 'only reading' mode, the changes that you make inside blueMSX (for example by changing the BASIC listing) are saved automatically on the DSK file, so you don't need to save again the file.

Additionnal infos :
- on Windows Vista and higher, the DSK file can only be opened in blueMSX, not in another application at the same time (so, eventually, you need to first close DiskManager !)
- it's recommended to work always with a copy of the original DSK (security measure)
- for infos about saving commands inside blueMSX, check the final question on this page of the manual : http://msxblue.com/manual/creatingdsk.htm

Remark : don't use the dir as dsk feature of blueMSX, it works only in reading mode.

Por Gregory

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18-07-2015, 10:22

The problem I have is he following:

I put MSXDOS23.ROM in slot 1.
Because I want to save the DOS-kernel from the ROM to disk I use KSAVER.
This puts the DOS-kernel into a file in drive A in blueMSX.
What I want is to export this kernel-file from drive A (blueMSX) so I can use it on my real MSX to flash the SRAM from my MegaSCSI.
So how can I do this?

Por mars2000you

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18-07-2015, 13:02

If the kernel-file is saved on drive A, it's actually on a DSK that was previously empty.

Just use DiskManager to
- create a formatted empty file (under DOS1 or DOS2, both options exist in DiskManager)
- extract the kernel-file from the DSK after saving in blueMSX (first close blueMSX, then use DiskManager to see the contents of the DSK and make a 'drag and drop' action to extract the kernel-file)