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Installing blueMSX

Run the self-installable archive blueMSXvxxx.exe that will autorun blueMSXvxxx.msi.
(xxx = version number of the blueMSX emulator)

The installation program asks you for a directory where you want to install the emulator.
By default, blueMSX will be installed in C:\Program Files\blueMSX

If you prefer to install blueMSX in another directory, then click on "Browse ..." and select a directory. You can also enter manually the destination directory. The button "Disk Cost" allows you to check the available space on all your disks.

You can also decide to install blueMSX only for you or to extend the installation to all users of your computer. This feature is especially useful for WinXP users.

By clicking on the button "Next", you will begin the installation. If the destination directory does not exist, it will be created automatically before unzipping of the files in this directory.


No further installation is required.

The installation will copy the emulator executable and documentation to the selected directory.

It will also create a shortcut on your desktop and 13 subdirectories in the directory where blueMSX is installed :

Audio Capture   will contain .wav files created when you use the Audio Capture feature of the emulator
Casinfo   will contain .pos files that are used by blueDECK, a new approach of the cassette emulation
Databases   will contain .xml files and .dat files for the different databases
Keyboard Config   will contain the files for different keyboard configurations, including those created with the Keyboard Editor
Machines   contains different folders with all the parameters of the generic machines supported by the emulator and of some specific machines;
will also contain parameters for the personal machines that you'll create yourself with the Machine editor

If you have installed the full version of the emulator, a subdirectory Shared Roms will contain all the system roms that are used by the generic machines

If you have installed the minimal version of the emulator, only 3 MSX machines are available : MSX - C-BIOS , MSX2 - C-BIOS and MSX2+ - C-BIOS. These machines have not yet disk or cas support, you can only run rom games.
Properties   contains the Audio Mixer
QuickSave   will contain .sta files when you use the Quick Save State feature of blueMSX
Screenshots   will contain .bmp files when you use the Save Screenshot feature of blueMSX
Shortcut Profiles   will contain the files for different shortcut profiles, including those created with the Shortcuts Editor
SRAM   will contain .sram files when you quit the emulator after having played a game with intern of extern SRAM;
will also contain .cmos files with the content of the clockchip of the last used MSX machine
Themes   will contain an example of customisable skins to develop a theme for the general layout of the emulator
Tools   will contain .dll files for the tools implemented as plugins
Video Capture   will contain .cap files and .AVI files created when you use the Video Capture and Rendering Video features of the emulator

How to uninstall or repair blueMSX ?

To uninstall blueMSX, go to Control Panel. Select Add/Remove Programs and double click on the blueMSX item. Then choose uninstall.
To repair the blueMSX configuration, follow the steps above but choose repair instead of uninstall.

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