How to setup openMSX on Macbook, please help!

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By k8track

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24-02-2019, 13:26

But I did exactly that. I downloaded the system roms .zip file, unzipped it, opened the hidden ~/.openMSX directory from Terminal, and placed the system roms folder in the "share" folder. It is still not working.

By Manuel

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24-02-2019, 16:31

Then something is still wrong. Can you show the directory structure? Or the full path to a ROM file there?

By k8track

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25-02-2019, 05:49

Hi Manuel, thanks again for continuing to try and help me. I am including a screenshot of the directory structure. When I unzipped the systemroms file, I originally thought I was supposed to put the stuff in the extensions folder into the existing extensions folder that was already there (which only had a README file) in the share folder, same with the machines folder, and I also put the misc folder directly in the share folder too. That did not work, so I went back and read the instructions again and thought perhaps I should put the systemroms folder into share the way it was with no change, which is how you are seeing it in the screenshot. Does everything look proper, or can you see what I have done wrong? Thanks again.

By Manuel

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25-02-2019, 07:19

This looks good. Can you try a few other machines?
The goldstar one you tried doesn't have a disk drive anyway.

By ericb59

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25-02-2019, 08:43

Here the way I do
1- Download OpenMSX Mac : https://github.com/openMSX/openMSX/releases/download/RELEASE...

2- Download System Roms Package : https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_zmLmB-b4a8huuul_pdQca9FE9...

3- Unzip the System Rom archive, you must now see "systemroms" folder. Do not close this window

4- Open the OpenMsx .Dmg file, by double Click

5- Move the OpenMSX Application to your Desktop, by a drag and Drop, then close this window

6- Right Click on the OpenMSX Icon (the one on the desktop), and choose "Show Content of Package"

7- open the "share" folder

8- Copy paste to this folder the "systemroms" folder you unzipped at step 3

9- Now close all windows, and double Click on the OPenMSX icon on the desktop. Once OpenMSX is ready, go to the menu on the top left of the openMSX's window, choose "Advanced" then "Manage Running Machines" to choose another MSX Computer Rom

Other way to start a MSX machine.
- Open a Shell
- and type this example command : ./Change by your open MSX Fodler/openMSX.app/Contents/MacOS/openmsx -machine Panasonic_FS-A1GT -diska ./dsk/

By gdx

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25-02-2019, 10:43

It's easier with Neko Launcher OpenMSX.

ericb59 wrote:

3- Unzip the System Rom archive, you must now see "systemroms" folder. Do not close this window

My BIOS Roms are in /.OpenMSX/share/machines/ and extensions in /.OpenMSX/share/extensions/, not in /systemroms.

By Manuel

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25-02-2019, 11:01

Gdx: that is not recommended. You then tell openMSX to not use the sha1sums to find the correct ROM images.

Eric: that works as well, but I means you have to redo this when you install a new version.

By k8track

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25-02-2019, 11:50

OK, so I kept trying machine after machine and just kept getting error messages, until finally I got some responses when I tried Panasonic machines. But it doesn't load the game, it just stays on a basic screen. Can you tell me what I am doing wrong? I will provide some screenshots.

Here is a screenshot of Neko Launcher. I have selected a Panasonic machine, and have loaded the .dsk file into the Disk A slot. I then press the power button in the upper left corner...

...and I get this MSX home page screen.

That's it, nothing after that. I don't know what to do. If someone could tell me what I am doing wrong, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

By gdx

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25-02-2019, 12:08

Can you see the files when you type FILES?

Manuel wrote:

that is not recommended. You then tell openMSX to not use the sha1sums to find the correct ROM images.

I moved them to /systemroms and I did not notice any difference.

By ericb59

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25-02-2019, 13:41

Manuel wrote:

Eric: that works as well, but I means you have to redo this when you install a new version.

Sure... it's just a copy/paste to do... and ... there is no new version every weeks Wink

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