Android emulators - file open from LAN

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By enribar

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21-09-2014, 11:39

Hello,
I have installed openMSX and MSX.emu on my Android phone, and with ES Explorer I can access to my PC folders. All is connected in Wi-Fi / LAN.
Is there a way to launch Android MSX emulators clicking on ROM, DSK, CAS, etc. ? (it's a matter of file association between MSX files and emulators).
Thankyou in advance.

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By Manuel

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21-09-2014, 23:47

So, the point is not LAN, but you want to know if you can associate file types with an app in Android?

Did you Google for that? Try: https://www.google.com/search?q=android+file+type+association

By enribar

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22-09-2014, 09:09

no, thankyou (but I was not sure that openMSX handle file association, maybe a my wrong memory).

By Manuel

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22-09-2014, 09:32

File associations are not handled by the programs that execute them but by the OS (or desktop environment).
openMSX can handle such files when given on the command line and recognizes several extensions. I don't know if this works on Android though, never tried that. But, please try and let us know the results Smile

By qwerty69

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02-10-2014, 20:38

Of course you can associate files on Android
http://www.guidingtech.com/13517/change-default-program-andr...

By enribar

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03-10-2014, 14:14

Oh thankyou very much this is a good starting point!
I hope also that openMSX can accept direct parameters, for example:
openmsx game.dsk ---> and starts
openmsx game.rom ---> and starts
...
otherwise I have to associate dsks, roms, etc. to a batch file, fetch names, and build the openmsx execute command.
Maybe it should be more simple to program this feature in android's openmsx.

By fms

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31-03-2015, 03:34

fMSX-Android automatically associates itself with *.rom, *.mx1, *.mx2, *.dsk, and *.cas files. So, if you have fMSX installed on your Android device and click on one of these files in a file manager (like Astro or ES File), the Android OS will either use fMSX to open them, or present you with the choice of apps that can handle this kind of file (fMSX included).

By Manuel

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31-03-2015, 08:43

enribar: I missed your post, but indeed, openMSX will look at the file extension and do something smart with it (like insert the file as a ROM image if it ends with .rom, insert the file as disk image if it ends with .dsk, etc.). You can get an overview by typing openmsx -h on the command line (on any platform).

I'll check with Alex about extension associations.

By enribar

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31-03-2015, 11:28

thankyou very much for your answers, it's a matter of usability/accessibility, since is very difficult to browse and select msx files with the openfile etc. on some smartphone displays, that menu is simply too small... a bigger menu and extension association would be appreciated Smile

By Manuel

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31-03-2015, 20:41

Too small? I have a rather small smart phone (Galaxy Gio) and I have no problems at all to browse files... You mean browsing from the openMSX OSD menu, right? (I'd recommend that anyway.)

By enribar

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01-04-2015, 12:44

@manuel: yes I mean the OSD menu, personally I find it too small on my LG G2 Mini. Maybe the entire menu needs a re-desing (if possible).

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