MGSP v2.0.0 a new music player by HRA!

MGSP v2.0.0 a new music player by HRA!

by Pac on 15-11-2020, 19:43
Topic: Software
Tags: mgs, MGSDRV, MSX-MUSIC, PSG, SCC
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During the height of the MSX standard in Japan, one of its most interesting features was the musical capabilities. Consequently, with the different soundchips available, the first Japanese music file formats emerged on the scene such as MGS, OPX, BGM (MuSICA) or MPK. Over the years everything suggest that for Japanese MSX community the MGS file format has become the defacto standard for musical purposes, the proof are their most recent music compositions, so what a better gift than a new player adding new features and adapted to the modern era!

MGSP is a new MGS file player developed by the Japanese user HRA! which resembles the well-known MGSEL 3.01 player by Ain. Notice that this is not an upgrade of Ain's player but a similar player with some differences. The system requirements are:

  • MSX, MSX2, MSX2+ or MSXturboR
  • MSX-DOS2 or NextorDOS
  • MGSDRV v3.20 or later (Versions older than v3.20 have not been tested.)
  • MemoryMapperRAM 224KB (DOS TPA 64KB, MSX-DOS2/Nextor 64KB, MGSDRV 32KB, MGSP KFONT 64KB)

It also implements Kanji font and joypad control.

You can find the Japanese manual by clicking this link. On the other hand, for those FDD lovers who want to make a copy in a floppy disk, HRA! explains the process and provides a disk label design in PDF.

Relevant link: HRA's room

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Comments (24)

By KdL

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15-11-2020, 23:54

Fabulous! Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

By 黑い人健

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16-11-2020, 06:10

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ハや
ラっ
ちた
ゃぜ
ん☆

By gdx

Prophet (3833)

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16-11-2020, 09:24

It looks really great. It is a pity that the MGS driver doesn't install correctly on many configurations. Uninstallation is also problematic.

By HRA!

Master (236)

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16-11-2020, 13:17

The MGSDRV 3.20 refers to FFF7h as the slot for the MAIN-ROM. However, this value is a work area that has been added since MSX2.
To solve this, we provide MAINROMP.COM.
This is a patch program that simply copies the contents of FCC1h to FFF7h when it detects that it is MSX1 (no ExtROM is present).
On MSX1, you can run MAINROMP.COM and then MGSDRV.COM /Z to install it in memory. Wink

By gdx

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16-11-2020, 13:52

Thank you, I replaced 3A F7 FF by 3A C1 FC at 1FE3h in the MGSDRV.COM and it works on my MSX1 now.
Just a fix for the uninstallation and all will be perfect! Smile

By MsxKun

Paladin (953)

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16-11-2020, 15:36

Nice!
I like and approve that in the screenshoot, the filename is TIT Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

By hamlet

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16-11-2020, 18:16

黑い人健 wrote:

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ハや
ラっ
ちた
ゃぜ
ん☆

@黑い人健: If you visit English forums, your English will improve. Wink

By HRA!

Master (236)

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16-11-2020, 21:08

The mgsdrv maintainer has been notified of this problem. A fixed version will be released in due course. Smile

By Pippo

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17-11-2020, 07:56

Very, very cool, HRA! Big smile
The sound is very beautiful, really! Big smile
Congratulations for this release.

By HRA!

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18-11-2020, 09:28

Pippo wrote:

Very, very cool, HRA! Big smile
The sound is very beautiful, really! Big smile
Congratulations for this release.

Thank you! Big smile

By HRA!

Master (236)

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25-11-2020, 15:21

In the latest 2.1.0alpha, it is no longer necessary to pre-install MGSDRV; just place MGSDRV.COM, MGSP.COM, and KFONT.BIN in the same directory and run MGSP to start it.

http://hraroom.s602.xrea.com/msx/software/mgsp_e.html

By Pac

Guardian (5927)

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25-11-2020, 19:33

Thank you!

By Pippo

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27-11-2020, 10:48

Wonderful, HRA! Big smile
This version 2.1.0 Alpha is more practical.
Thank you very much for the improvement. Smile

By gdx

Prophet (3833)

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27-11-2020, 11:35

What happens when the driver is already installed?

By Pac

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27-11-2020, 19:21

According to the specs it should work but in my MSX (MSX2+ with 512Kb and MFR SCC + SD) it hangs when is loading Kanji font. Did someone try it?

By Pippo

Champion (469)

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27-11-2020, 18:56

Please, Pac, try to rename or delete the "MGSP.INI" file.
It should work fine. Smile

By Pac

Guardian (5927)

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27-11-2020, 19:29

It works, thank you. Wink

By Pippo

Champion (469)

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27-11-2020, 19:53

It was nothing at all, Pac.
It has been a pleasure. Smile

By HRA!

Master (236)

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01-12-2020, 01:52

There was a bug that hung. It has been fixed in the latest version. Wink

By Pippo

Champion (469)

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01-12-2020, 06:12

Thank you very much, HRA!
It works fine this time! Big smile

By HRA!

Master (236)

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01-12-2020, 22:55

https://twitter.com/thara1129/status/1333881342317105152

I've been deciding on a key map without thinking about it, so it's time to start distorting it.
Do you favor drastic changes to MGSP key mapping? The opposite?

By gdx

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02-12-2020, 12:31

If you think it will be easier to use, so do it!

Please I would like to able select the files also with the joystick and that the file name is displayed when the cursor moves.

By HRA!

Master (236)

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02-12-2020, 12:45

gdx wrote:

If you think it will be easier to use, so do it!

Please I would like to able select the files also with the joystick and that the file name is displayed when the cursor moves.

Joystick is supported from the beginning. Wink

The A button, B button is the position of the shift key.
For statements like A + xx, feel like holding down A and pressing xx.

UP : File selection bar to the top
DOWN : File selection bar down
LEFT : Go to one of the top directories
RIGHT : Play songs in the file selection bar position / Go to Directory
A + UP : Page up
A + DOWN : Page down
A + LEFT : Volume reduction
A + RIGHT : Volume increase
B + UP : Increased number of loops
B + DOWN : Loop count reduction
B + LEFT : Stop playing the song while it is playing
B + RIGHT : Re-play an already loaded song from the beginning
A + B + UP : Exit
A + B + DOWN : Fade out
A + B + LEFT : Sort the song list by directory entry
A + B + RIGHT: Sort the song list by song title

By gdx

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03-12-2020, 10:33

Sorry for the joystick. I must have used the wrong controller when I tested. I have two same, one connected to the PC and the other to the MSX.