GR8cfg – GR8NET Configuration Tool

Updated to v0.76 (22nd of November 2018)

  • Changed layout main menu
  • Added batch file
  • Fixed minor bugs in modes section

Updated from v0.74 to v0.75 (18th of November 2018)

  • Added PSG support
  • Added GR8cloud support
  • Fixed minor bugs

Here is what you can do with GR8CFG:

  • Show info on current device firmware versions and dates
  • Show info on current network settings
  • Change network settings via DHCP or your own fixed settings
  • Change GR8cloud settings
  • Change Audio mixer settings and volumes, for PSG, SCC, MSX-MUSIC, MSX-AUDIO, PCM, WAVE
  • Change Mapper modes and Boot mapper modes
  • Switch to MP3 FPGA in a second
  • Use a quick url to use Netbrowse
  • Use a slotfix if needed for use of FM-PAK rom in mode 8, some models have issues like HB-F700, this solves it.
  • Use Online update quickly, remember to use it in mode 0 and run GR8CFG from floppy disk or other reachable device in mode 0
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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: