Which MegaFlashRoom for my MSX2 Philips MNS 8280

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Por andallaco

Master (136)

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24-03-2021, 08:30

Excuse my ignorance,
Are SofaRun and Nextor two operating systems that can coexist or be inserted into a MegaFlashRoom?

Por gdx

Enlighted (4693)

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24-03-2021, 08:40

SofaRun is not a OS but a file manager oriented to the gaming.

There are other such software. The two best known are M and Multimente.

https://www.msx.org/wiki/M_File_Manager
https://www.msx.org/wiki/MultiMente

Por andallaco

Master (136)

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24-03-2021, 09:43

Are these file managers already inside the MegaFlashRoom? Does each MFR have its own file manager?

Por Wild_Penguin

Hero (641)

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24-03-2021, 10:14

All file managers are just applications which can be run by MSX-DOS2 (i.e. they have nothing to do with a specific flash cart per se - they can be run on anything which can run msx-dos2, some might even run on msx-dos1). Some may be proprietary (hobbyist projects still, usually), some may be freeware, some may even be FOSS (I don't know/remember all file managers and their specifics out there).

All file managers are optional in any case - they are just wrappers to make life easier, and all they do could be done from the command line (well, in principle) - but that may get quite hairy and at least quite boring quite soon. I do strongly recommend SofaRun!

If they already exist on the MegaFlashROMSCC+SD, depends on what the msxcartridgeshop chose at the moment. At least previously it included a ROM-floppy image which had multimente on it (IIRC!). It didn't autoboot to multimente, however. Things might have changed.

Por andallaco

Master (136)

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24-03-2021, 10:40

Thank you,
eventually SpfaRun can be downloaded and inserted in the MegaFlashRom SD to be started?

Por Grauw

Ascended (10056)

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24-03-2021, 10:49

MegaFlashROM SCC+ SD comes preinstalled with MultiMente, but you can eventually change it to SofaRun if you wish.

Por andallaco

Master (136)

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24-03-2021, 10:55

OK, so you can't have both, do you have to choose either the pre-installed one or the SofaRun? As soon as I can save some money I want to buy the MFR!

Por Meits

Scribe (6446)

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24-03-2021, 11:01

Sofarun is a program you can run from Multimente, so no problem there. But as an MFR user I do not use Sofarun that much since you can run/flash ROM and DSK files easily straight from Multimente.

Por andallaco

Master (136)

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24-03-2021, 11:09

Thanks guys, you are very kind! With your help I will learn more about the MSX standard too!

Por Grauw

Ascended (10056)

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24-03-2021, 11:34

andallaco wrote:

OK, so you can't have both, do you have to choose either the pre-installed one or the SofaRun? As soon as I can save some money I want to buy the MFR!

You can have both. Just obviously only one can automatically start after MSX-DOS2 (=Nextor) (=the OS) boots up. But you can quit the one and run the other. Or don’t auto-start either, and manually start one by typing “MM” (MM.COM = Multi Mente) or “SR” (SR.COM = SofaRun) on the MSX-DOS2 command prompt. Multi Mente and SofaRun are just MSX-DOS2 applications.

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