Snatcher Help

Por anonymous

incognito ergo sum (116)

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21-07-2007, 02:37

Hi im just new to the msx emulation scene,i am running blue msx,when i insert the snatcher disc,the blue screen pops up saying"cartiage not found",i kno that snatcher requires the special sound card,i have selected the special feature on blue msx and selected the snatcher card and restarted,yet again i get the same blue screen again,what the heck am i doing wrong!

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Por ro

Scribe (4670)

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21-07-2007, 13:19

yer running a crack, thaz why. Wink

howdy Fret, welcom to the mighty MSX.org forums. And welcome to the MSX scene. best damn retro machine ever, boy!

nah, should run fine on blue. You inserted the Snatcher SCC in anyt cartridge slot? (file/insert cartridge slot x/insert special/SCC+ cartridge)
Should run fine, I'm currently playing with the same setkup. so euh...

Por AuroraMSX

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21-07-2007, 19:05

Hi im just new to the msx emulation scene,i am running blue msx,when i insert the snatcher disc,the blue screen pops up saying"cartiage not found"
The short answer: select a different MSX model for blueMSX to emulate.

The long answer:
Any real MSX computer has a (number of) system ROMs in it: at least one for the BIOS and BASIC, but usually (especially on MSX2, 2+ and turbo-R machines) also en extened BIOS, a Disk ROM and possibly more. If an emulator wnats to emulate such a machine it needs a copy of these system ROMs.
The problem is that, although these machines are old and the companies that manufactured them show no interest in MSX anymore at all, these ROMs are copyrighted and thus can not be legally included in the distribution of an emulator.
To circumvent this problem, blueMSX (and openMSX and possibly others) ship with C-BIOS, an open source implemention of the aforementioned MSX system ROMs. C-BIOS works pretty well for ROM games, but at the moment it lacks disk support: there is no Disk ROM in C-BIOS (yet). Hence, although you can insert a disk in the virtual MSXes disk drive, the MSX you're emulating doesn't even recognise its existence. That's why your Snatcher disk won't boot. Next, C-BIOS doesn't find any game ROM (cartridge) to start and aborts with the message you noted : "no cartridge found".
You can emulate MSX machines other than C-BIOS with blueMSX (or openMSX), but you'll need to find the appropriate system ROMS, to which I cannot point you here because of MRC's forum policies B-)