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Games Utilities Website

MSX Information Network becomes MSX Archive Mirror

Today we have added a mirror of one of the oldest MSX Archive’s to our domain: The (ex)FuNET MSX Archive.

You can find the MSX Archive mirror at the following URL : https://msxarchive.msxinfo.net/

The official FuNET MSX Archive was discontinued in 2005, since the archive was hosted by Omega on http://www.msxarchive.nl
Nowadays the archive is hosted by Tristan and we got his permission to host a mirror of this beautiful web history.

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Emulation Games Howto OpenMSX

Install OpenMSX on Retropie with XBOX360 or PICADE Controller

This howto describes how to install OpenMSX on a default Retropie configuration.
I’ve build and tested it on a Raspberry 3B

This post is based on my original post at : http://blog.petrockblock.com/forums/topic/msx-emulator-and-disks/#post-105873

Step 1. : Download Retropie from the Retropie website.
I’ve used Retropie 4.1
Follow the installation instruction from the Retropie website.

Step 2 : Connect to your Raspberry Pi using SSH
(This step is not mandatory, but it gives the possibility to cut&past commands so you don’t have to type all commands)

Step 3 : Cut & Past the following commands:

sudo su
cd /home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/tmp/build
wget https://github.com/openMSX/openMSX/releases/download/RELEASE_0_13_0/openmsx-0.13.0.tar.gz
tar -xzvf openmsx-0.13.0.tar.gz
cd /etc/apt/
rm -f sources.list
wget https://www.msxinfo.net/files/sources.list
apt-get -y update
apt-get -y build-dep openmsx
cd /home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/tmp/build/openmsx-0.13.0/build/
rm -f custom.mk
wget https://www.msxinfo.net/files/custom.mk
cd /home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/tmp/build/openmsx-0.13.0
./configure
make
make install
cd ..
wget https://www.msxinfo.net/files/systemroms.zip
mkdir -p /opt/retropie/emulators/openmsx/share/systemroms/
unzip systemroms.zip -d /opt/retropie/emulators/openmsx/share/systemroms/
cd /opt/retropie/configs/msx/
rm -f emulators.cfg
wget https://www.msxinfo.net/files/emulators.cfg
cd /home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/tmp/build
wget https://www.msxinfo.net/files/fsa1gt.zip
unzip fsa1gt.zip -d /opt/retropie/emulators/openmsx/share/machines/
mkdir /home/pi/.openMSX/share/ -p
cd /home/pi/.openMSX/share/
wget https://www.msxinfo.net/files/settings.360
wget https://www.msxinfo.net/files/settings.pic

Step 4 : Rename the settings file according your configuration.

There are 2 setting files, one to use with the Picade cabinet, named settings.pic

 

 

 

 

 

mv settings.pic settings.xml

Note : The PICADE controller is configured as a keyboard in OpenMSX.


And one settings file for a XBOX360 Controller, named settings.360:

 

 

 

 

 

mv settings.360 settings.xml

Note : The XBOX360 controller is configured as a Joystick in OpenMSX, with the D-pad also configured.

The following bindings are used for these controllers, making it possible to play for example Metal Gear 1/2, Maze of Galious, etc. without needing a keyboard.
Using the XBOX360 controller, you can use the XBOX button to open the OpenMSX On Screen Display Menu to quit OpenMSX en return to Retropie.

This is how the Picade looks like running OpenMSX on Retropie:

 

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Games Uncategorized

METAL GEAR RISING REVENGEANCE | Hideo Kojima Cut Trailer

Not realy MSX, but so MSX related. The Hideo Kojima Cut Trailer of the new Metal Gear Episode. Preordered it in December and got it delivered today.

 

Let the Games Begin !!!!

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Games Uncategorized

100 MSX Games in 10 minutes

Today I came across a cool video, showing 100 MSX games in 10 minutes. Cool thing about this video is the soundtrack. It realy took me back in time 😀