How to save metal gear on openmsx?

Door kimoveli

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31-05-2005, 01:28

When a play metal gear on openmsx, am not able to save. I tried everything. The closest i could get was pressing pause with F1 and then F5 to open save mode but it says to input a file name. Everything that i write results into a save error.

Can someone help me?

THXWhen a play metal gear on openmsx, am not able to save. I tried everything. The closest i could get was pressing pause with F1 and then F5 to open save mode but it says to input a file name. Everything that i write results into a save error.

Can someone help me?

THX

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Van Sonic_aka_T

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31-05-2005, 01:46

The game tries to save to a cassette. Luckily, openMSX can emulate cassettes by means of a .cas file. Check the manual to see how to use them. I'm guessing you're using catapult, which makes it a little easier... Maybe just specifying a cassette filename (i.e. metalgearsave.cas) would be enough...

Van kimoveli

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31-05-2005, 02:55

I checked the manuel and didnt find something about the cassettes files. I tried writing save_settings in the msx commands and then the metalgearsave.cas, that didnt work. When press pause F1 then F5 the save mode appears but you can only tap 6 characters, this isnt part of openMSX but of the game itself. Do you have other solutions or explications that could help me please?

thx

Van BiFi

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31-05-2005, 07:18

but... openMSX still lacks cassette saving. You can use Game Master 2 to save the gamestate to disk instead.

Depending on the openMSX version it comes with Catapult which makes things like cassette and disk selection or switching userfriendly.

Van ro

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31-05-2005, 08:19

OR use machine state save if present (bluemsx has)

Van Manuel

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21-11-2011, 22:42

Van mth

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22-11-2011, 00:10

Actually openMSX itself can save to cassette, but C-BIOS cannot. If you use a different BIOS you should be able to save to cassette.

The easiest way is to use emulator save states, accessible via the OSD menu. To open the OSD menu, press the menu key on your keyboard (next to the right Windows key on PC keyboards), or Cmd+O on Mac.

Van mth

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22-11-2011, 00:11

Hmm, I just noticed the original question was from 2005...

Van Meits

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22-11-2011, 17:22

Blame Quibus Big smile

Van Manuel

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22-11-2011, 21:22

Yeah, I found it back after someone asked the same for blueMSX and I knew the procedure to save on real MSX (and openMSX) is documented in that FAQ, so I just posted it here as well Tongue