32k to not to 32k

By Wlcracks

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07-05-2017, 11:14

Haai,

I am testing my homebrew rom 32k on bluemsx and openmsx. But openmsx doesn't want to load the ..rom file.
The .rom is lenght is 32767 reported by windows. It works fine on blue msx.
The error reported is:

openMSX0.13.0

For now i load the rom with 2 ramslots in wbass2 :hannibal:

Thanks in advance!

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By Louthrax

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07-05-2017, 11:24

The error message says it all: just add one byte to your ROM Smile (8KB*4 = 32768).

Also, do you have a correct ROM header at the beginning of your file ? (must be 041h, 042h + start address on 2 bytes).

By Wlcracks

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07-05-2017, 11:29

Thanks that worked, still picky compared to bluemsx :-)

By Louthrax

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07-05-2017, 11:36

Wlcracks wrote:

Thanks that worked, still picky compared to bluemsx :-)

But that allowed you to gain one precious byte on your ROM, that would have been unnoticed without Smile

By Manuel

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07-05-2017, 11:48

We have relaxed this in the current development version of openMSX. The idea was that it detects bad ROM dumps, but it seemed to have more disadvantages than advantages in practice.

By Wlcracks

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07-05-2017, 12:21

Thanks all.

Maybe an option? noob on off?

Other Q. I have a dell laptop lacking the hotkey. I use the "keyboard" utility now in windows and its a pain in the @ss.
Is it possible to link an other key to the hotkey?

By Manuel

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07-05-2017, 12:39

Which hotkey do you mean?

By Wlcracks

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07-05-2017, 12:43

By Manuel

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07-05-2017, 20:59

Ah, so you mean the hotkey to trigger the OSD menu. (You never said that... you only talked about 'the hotkey'... but there are many hotkeys for many different functionalities in openMSX... see below.)

Yes, you can bind the OSD menu to any key you like. See http://openmsx.org/manual/commands.html#bind

If you type the 'bind' command you can see the existing binds (i.e. all hotkeys) and the one with "MENU" in it is what is the command to show the OSD menu. (main_menu_toggle). So, try this for example:
bind F6 main_menu_toggle

By Wlcracks

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08-05-2017, 21:05

yes! cool that worked! thanks!

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