Noob questions about LZH and floppies for emulators

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By St.wolf

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01-10-2011, 00:48

1. Is there an MSX emulator that runs .LZH files or do i need to change it to another file type?

2. Can an MSX emulator run floppies from a USB floppy disk drive?Question

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By jltursan

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01-10-2011, 01:42

1. AFAIK there's no MSX emu with native .LZH built in. You'll need to repack the archive into a well known format as .ZIP, that is widely supported.
2. Yes if your Windows supports it and the emulator can work directly with physical drives.

By retrocanada76

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01-10-2011, 04:55

I am afraid no emulator can work directly with drives. I mean you need to mount them as DirAsDisk, so in this way read-only without sector access. Well at least for OpenMSX, BlueMSX and fMSX.

By jltursan

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01-10-2011, 12:04

The old compujunks MSX emulator worked over the physical drives, ...even the PC harddisk!. Can't remember about RuMSX or NLMSX...

By Manuel

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01-10-2011, 17:51

1. just extract the archive and use the files uncompressed.
2. blueMSX can use real drives and openMSX can do it on Linux with a trick. But why would you want that? I don't think it's very comfortable.

By St.wolf

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01-10-2011, 18:55

The reason why i want to know is i have four games that are on floppy disk, and a $20 usb disk drive is cheaper than an msx 2.

By retrocanada76

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01-10-2011, 19:34

1. just extract the archive and use the files uncompressed.
2. blueMSX can use real drives and openMSX can do it on Linux with a trick. But why would you want that? I don't think it's very comfortable.

BlueMSX can read drives as "Insert Directory" option. But you cannot write on disk, format or read it's sectors. You need a .DSK image for that.

By Manuel

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01-10-2011, 20:24

openMSX can do that as well, but there you can do whatever you like with it (by default). Well, formatting is useless Tongue

Anyway, just make a disk image of the floppy disk and use it in the emulator!

By St.wolf

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02-10-2011, 05:15

How might i make a disk image of the floppyQuestion

By JohnHassink

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02-10-2011, 09:37

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02-10-2011, 09:39

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