MSX emulators performance

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By Unregistered user

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24-05-2010, 01:26

Hi out there,

in your opinion, what MSX emulator offers the best performance?

I have got a five years-old PC and I would like to use it as a MSX and MAME emulation machine.

I've tried out OpenMSX but it doesn't work very well (sound jitters very often and keyboard is not very responsive).

Any other suggestion?

Thank you in advance.

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By flyguille

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24-05-2010, 06:08

in OpenMSX try to change the sound buffer size, that works in my brand new dualcore notebook.

By sd_snatcher

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24-05-2010, 06:35

type "set scale_factor 1" (without the quotes, off course) on the onpenMSX console. That should solve it.

By Manuel

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24-05-2010, 12:22

openMSX runs smoothly on a Dingoo, which is a small system. So on a five years old PC it should also run smoothly. Check these hints:
http://openmsx.sourceforge.net/manual/setup.html#tuning
http://openmsx.sourceforge.net/manual/faq.html#soundproblems

If you need more help, feel free to join the openMSX IRC channel, e.g. via http://openmsx.sourceforge.net/freenode.php

By bluemsx

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27-05-2010, 17:22

>in your opinion, what MSX emulator offers the best performance?

If you use emulator on MS Windows, blumsx is the best choice to use easily and smoothly other than emulator.
(openMSX is the best choice to use this on Linux machine.)

I also checked the following runtime program and compared the result between MSXturboR with blueMSX.

10 SCREEN1:COLOR15,1,1:CLS
20 FORI=0TO999:NEXT
30 A=0:TIME=0
40 B=TIME/60:A=A+1
50 LOCATE0,0TongueRINT"COUNT";A
60 LOCATE16,0TongueRINT"TIME";INT(B)
70 IFB<60THEN40

Real MSXturboR FS-A1GT : 7474
blueMSX with MSXturboR FS-A1GT : 7427-7428
openMSX with MSXturboR FS-A1GT : 7608

As the result is more short than Real machine, the emulator's runtme speed is fast than it.)

(BlueMSX's perfomance is fast than real machine.)

By cidra

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27-05-2010, 18:30

openMSX runs smoothly on a Dingoo, which is a small system. So on a five years old PC it should also run smoothly. Check these hints:
http://openmsx.sourceforge.net/manual/setup.html#tuning
http://openmsx.sourceforge.net/manual/faq.html#soundproblems

If you need more help, feel free to join the openMSX IRC channel, e.g. via http://openmsx.sourceforge.net/freenode.php

Hey, manuel, since you mentioned the Dingoo.
Do you know if new versions of openMSX for Dingoo are being developed?

The openMSX version for Dingoo runs smoothly, indeed.
But it freezes whenever you try to exit the emulator.

By cax

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27-05-2010, 20:37

This Dingoo problem was solved months ago (startup script issue), but the fixed version wasn't released.
Too bad IMHO - most users chose other emulator because of this problem (which is not an emulator fault at all)

By cidra

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27-05-2010, 20:56

Thanks for the answer, cax.

Really, too bad the fixed version wasn't released.

But we can always hope and wait...

By Vampier

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27-05-2010, 21:15

Manuel said he'd be back in the weekend... I guess he's without internet for a few days.

openMSX for the dingoo is still being developed... just wait a few weeks Smile

By anonymous

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28-05-2010, 22:12

Thank you all for your tips.

I've compared OpenMSX to BlueMSX and definitively BlueMSX works better for me; anyway the keyboard response is still not perfect and it makes some games almost unplayable. Some native PC games have a perfect keyboard response on the same PC, so it should not be an issue related to the hardware or the OS.

Any suggestion to get a faster keyboard emulation on BlueMSX?

Thanks in advance.

By SLotman

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29-05-2010, 16:55

You could try nlMSX or if your computer is really old, and runs something like win9x or older, you could try BrMSX (which is fast as it can be!). Both emulators gives reasonable accuracy to play games.

Of course, no emu is like the real thing Smile

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