Help running converted dsk as rom in RetroArch fMSX

By gingerbeardman

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26-06-2017, 11:31

Please help me!

I want to play a public domain MSX game:
花札こいこい (Hanafuda Koi-Koi)
http://msx-fan-wiki.appspot.com/view/1099

So I found MSX-Fan Issue 26 (1994) Disks 1&2 and installed the game onto a blank .dsk image.
This plays OK in openMSX.
dsk: https://workupload.com/file/c8j3ucL

I used dsk2rom to convert it to a .rom file.
This plays OK in openMSX.
rom: https://workupload.com/file/tLKnEbJ

I want to play in Retroarch fMSX which only supports .rom files
When I run the .rom in fMSX it says

"Disk full in 40"

Can anybody help?

Thanks!
matt

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By Jipe

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26-06-2017, 12:31

this games required a ramdisk in line 40
work only on MSXDOS2
try on turbo-r mod

By gingerbeardman

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26-06-2017, 13:51

thanks, i just figured that out myself!

I'm new to MSX so I have no idea how to run MSXDOS2 or make fMSX think it is a Turbo-R?

By gingerbeardman

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26-06-2017, 15:04

OK, it seems that without MSXDOS2 or TurboR the error is:

"Syntax error in 40"

But with my fMSX the error is

"Disk full in 40"

which means it has RAMDISK but it is too small. I will look into emulator memory settings.

By Grauw

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26-06-2017, 15:06

Increase memory, e.g. to 2MB. E.g. by inserting a memory mapper.

By gingerbeardman

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26-06-2017, 16:47

Thanks, I checked using the Windows version of fMSX and I need to increase main memory to at least 256KB

By Jipe

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26-06-2017, 18:08

Fmsx don' t have MSXdos2
emulate MSX1 MSX2 MSX2+ only
try RuMSX

By gingerbeardman

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28-06-2017, 12:13

fMSX does support MSXDOS2 if you put the ROM there.

I got this working Smile

By Sebbeug

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28-06-2017, 12:31

Try with BlueMSX (available with RetroArch)
BlueMSX on RetroArch can load .dsk files

By gingerbeardman

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28-06-2017, 17:46

Yes, works in BlueMSX

I also made some changes to fMSX source code and now it works there also!

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