Question about OpenMSX

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By Mafcase

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04-01-2006, 17:26

Since a not so long time I have OpenMSX installed near BlueMSX.
And I have to say I'm really impressed about this emulator too!

I really like the printer emulation (especially the 'print to file') and the 'F9 speedup' function! Big smile

About this last one I have a Question:

Is there any indicator aboard OpenMSX so I can see the 'Speed up function' is on / off??Since a not so long time I have OpenMSX installed near BlueMSX.
And I have to say I'm really impressed about this emulator too!

I really like the printer emulation (especially the 'print to file') and the 'F9 speedup' function! Big smile

About this last one I have a Question:

Is there any indicator aboard OpenMSX so I can see the 'Speed up function' is on / off??
(maybe a 'emulated LED' which I haven't seen yet ??)

Anybody knows about this??

grts 'n thnx

Maf

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By Manuel

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04-01-2006, 19:40

There's no such a thing. We have plans to add some On Screen Display icons for stuff like that.
But, if you want to be sure, you can always check it like this:
F10 (go to console)
set throttle
if it says "on", the speed is normal (throttled), and if it says "off" the speed is maximum (not throttled).

In openMSX 0.6.0 there will be a new setting, that automatically speeds up during loading from disk or cassette! Smile
To activate it type: set fullspeedwhenloading on
in the console.

By dvik

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04-01-2006, 19:47

In Catapult you can see the current emulation speed in the 'Misc Controls' tab. Dont think you can see it in the actual emulator window but you can most likely get it from the F10 console.

Fyi, blueMSX also has printer and speedup function.
The printer can either print to a text file, or emulate the actual printer which emulates the look of the dot matrix printer so it looks exactly as it would do on a real msx.
Speedup:
Shift+F9 Speeds max when pressed
LShift +F10 Sets normal Speed
LShift + F11 Decreases speed
LShift + F12 Increases speed
LCtrl+LShift+M Toggles between normal and max speed

In blueMSX you can see the speed in the status bar to the bottom left

By jr

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04-01-2006, 19:55

An off-topic comment to openMSX: a feature I'd really appreciate would be the possibility to map "any" key, not just the SDL predefined ones. I'm running openMSX on Mac and I have finnish keyboard and surprise surprise, there's no way to get a semi-colon or colon as there are country specific keys on the keyboard in those locations and I'm guessing SDL is sending "unknown" key events. I don't know how to tackle this exactly if SDL doesn't pass the key codes (perhaps it still does?) but I'm a bit tired of doing printchr$(58) [enter] and then editing the line to say run"cas:" because I cannot input ":" directly from the keyboard.

Or... perhaps this is already somehow possible but I found the openMSX documentation about keymapping a bit minimalistic.

By Manuel

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04-01-2006, 20:04

jr - I'm sorry about that, but at first sight it seems to be an SDL problem... For Windows we already used a patched SDL to support the Japanese keyboards... Maybe it needs even more patching for Finnish localized keyboards.... Sad

By jr

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04-01-2006, 20:14

Too bad. I don't know if you're familiar with the PC/DOS emulator called DOSBox, I use that on my Mac as well and it has an inbuilt key remapping utility. When mapping the finnish keys it announces some of the keys as "world x" where x is a number, e.g. "key world 4". Probably this information is totally unusable with SDL?

By jr

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04-01-2006, 20:18

Actually, I was just browsing the SDL source code and it does seem to have support for SDLK_WORLD_n keys... could these be used with openMSX somehow?

By Manuel

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04-01-2006, 22:07

You could use them at the moment only to bind openMSX commands to them, with the bind command. But I just checked the source code of openMSX (Keys.hh) and it seems we are not supporting the SDLK_WORLD_n keys...

Sorry...

By Manuel

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04-01-2006, 22:19

Wouter will take a look at it he said. He might be able to add those keys.

By jr

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04-01-2006, 22:47

Thanks guys, I appreciate the effort!

By DarQ

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05-01-2006, 02:12

Thanks guys, I appreciate the effort!

i'd say, typically the openMSX team Smile
cheers guys! a great project, good team, superb support/feature-request/etc/etc/etc/etc

keep it up!!

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