Connect your MSX to ONLINE MSX ROMS DATABASE ! with the GR8NET

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By ericb59

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31-05-2016, 17:54

Hello guys,

I made a program to connect a MSX to a MSX ROM DATABASE online with the GR8NET.

The program is downlaodable from here : http://www.ebsoft.fr/msx/gr8net/rombase.bas
Only 3KB

Save it as autoexec on a device or launch it from the GR8NET Basic with these command

a$="http://www.ebsoft.fr/msx/gr8net/rombase.bas":run"httpa:a$"

The program connect to an online Database on my website.
Enter a word on the keyboard of the ROM you are looking for... For example enter "Penguin" or "Killer" or "road" or any other sentence to search for a specific rom.
The program will search in a more than 900 roms database and show you the result on screen.
Enter the number of the rom you want to launch, wait less than 10 secondes and play it !

Here a video to show you how it is simple to use :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSfcik10ni8&feature=youtu.be

PS What you need is a MSX2 with a GR8NET cartridge

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By raymond

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31-05-2016, 19:06

Ok, nice. I will give it a try Big smile

By Manuel

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31-05-2016, 21:47

It's really powerful to be able to run stuff directly from a remote website!
What you're basically doing is better than HTML: you host a runnable program that gives access to other parts of your own site...! Wow! BASIC may be the best client side scripting language for MSX ;-)
(Be careful for security, the remote program may do weird stuff, that's all at your own risk ;-))

By Lord_Zett

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31-05-2016, 22:39

great

By Meits

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31-05-2016, 23:07

If someone searches for a " " (space), will it find everything on your server?
Can't check it myself, but if that works, and you might not want that kind of activity, there's a "bug report" Smile

But man... Who would have expected this to happen thirty years ago... Great stuff Smile

By Hydragon

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31-05-2016, 23:12

Well done.

By KdL

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01-06-2016, 02:08

like +1 Big smile

By sd_snatcher

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01-06-2016, 02:24

By ericb59

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01-06-2016, 08:04

@Manuel and @Meits
The Remote program is connected to a MySQL database. There is no risk for other files of the website.
If you do not enter a search-word the program will list all avalaible ROMS, nothing more Wink

By AxelStone

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01-06-2016, 12:03

Manuel wrote:

It's really powerful to be able to run stuff directly from a remote website!
What you're basically doing is better than HTML: you host a runnable program that gives access to other parts of your own site...! Wow! BASIC may be the best client side scripting language for MSX ;-)
(Be careful for security, the remote program may do weird stuff, that's all at your own risk ;-))

+1, really a great progress.

By syn

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01-06-2016, 12:22

Looks nice Big smile

next step: make it compatible with denyo/obsonet etc?
nexter ( Tongue ) step: appstore for msx!

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