SofaROM is an MSX tool designed to launch MSX MegaROM images without the need for a flash device.
Just now, SofaROM version 1.1 has been released and can be downloaded from Louthrax's MSX game room.
- No (or hardly noticeable) slowdowns due to MegaROM emulation.
- Works on any MSX-DOS 2 (or compatible) MSX machine with enough RAM (minimum 256KB, 512KB is recommended). Also works on memory mappers with no read-back capability.
- Support for ASCII 8KB, ASCII 16KB, Konami and Konami SCC ROMs.
- Uses NYYRIKKI's A.I. code to prevent patch-corruptions.
- Support for external SCC cartridge to enable SCC sounds.
- Compatibility with SofaRun's JoyMega patches.
A list of "working" (at least starting and looking OK) games with required launch parameters is available here.
SofaRun 2.8 has been updated and now uses SofaROM as a default MegaROM launcher when you have no flash device ("small" ROMs are still launched internally by SofaRun).
Relevant link: Louthrax's MSX game room