A new version of this great emulator, based on blueMSX and conceived for Mac OS X version 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and higher, is available !
What’s new ?
- added option to enable/disable status bar (now off by default)
- added limited gameplay capture and recording
- added mixer configuration options – control volume and balance of all six channels (PSG, SCC, MSX-Music, MSX-Audio, Moonsound, Keyboard)
- added ability to paste text into the MSX computer (by simulating keystrokes)
- removed black bars on the sides of the emulator window
- improved mouse support (press Cmd+Click to disengage mouse mode), as well as new mouse configuration options
- improved machine selector – now on a separate tab in Preferences : you can download, install and uninstall machines automatically. Special thanks to the blueMSX team for providing server hosting
- improvements to the keyboard editor, including automatic layout detection and more intelligent key editing
- lots of bug fixes
CocoaMSX – Google+ Community
After the ports for the XBOX and Wii consoles, the Android, iOS and WebOS portable systems, the great blueMSX emulator has been ported to Mac OS X version 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and higher. Since today, CocoaMSX 1.0 is available !
What are the features of this port ?
- support for over 200 MSX systems *
- built-in support for cartridge (ROM) files
- support for diskette (DSK) and cassette (CAS) files *
- support for MSX-Music, MSX-Audio, Moonsound, SCC and PSG sound systems
- various video effects, such as scanlines and signal noise simulation
- snapshots with previews in Finder
- support for MSX joysticks, joypads and mice
- flexible keyboard and input peripheral configuration
- screen capture
- audio capture
- full screen support, including multi-desktop mode full screen on Lion (10.7) and higher
- automatic updates
* Requires installation of additional machines as CocoaMSX comes only with the C-BIOS roms. However, you can find on the Resource page of the blueMSX website many generic and specific machines that can also be used with CocoaMSX. For generic machines, it’s recommended to download a full package with 31 generic MSX machines (including the Shared Roms sub-directory). Once you have an archive, unzip it in the emulator’s “Machines” directory, then restart the emulator. To find the location of the folder, open Preferences, click Show in Finder under the General tab.
CocoaMSX – Google+ Community
blueMSX – Resource page
Since 2009, the blueMSX databases have not been updated. Different personal reasons explain that, but I don’t want to annoy you with more details.
We have however collected many new data, especially because the MSX, Coleco and Sega communities are very active. So, here’s finally a big update that must be viewed as a prelude to a new version of your preferred emulator.
No, you don’t dream, we are preparing also a big update of the emulator itself !!!!
You can find the updated databases on the Resource page of the blueMSX website. More infos are given on the blueMSX forum. Enjoy still better your preferred emulator with these new databases !
blueMSX website – Resource page