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Many specific machines are supported by blueMSX.
To run them, you need the complete config files
with all the specific roms. Check the Resource
page of the blueMSX website and
unzip the config files in the Machines
subdirectory of the emulator.
For most of these machines, the same names as in
the MESS emulator are used for the roms. To get a
realistic emulation, these machines are not
boosted and by default, no any CAS patch is
applied on the BIOS.
To see or modify the characteristics of a
specific machine, you can use the Machine Editor in
the Tools menu. The MSXturboR
machines don't have a tape interface; the MSX
Philips NMS-801 computer is without slot
cartridge and printer interface.
The MSX Philips VG-8000, VG-8010 and VG-8010F
don't have a printer port and come with a strange
keyboard matrix that is patched for the emulator.
Besides, the GRAPH and CODE keys work as toggles,
just like the KANA key on Japanese machines.
The Frael Bruc 100-1 machine is
a computer without the MSX logo, but with a MCL
extended basic and a PC keyboard ! It was used in
some Italian schools. The machine is compatible
with MSX1 with some little differences or
additionnal features : blinking cursor, step
forward word by word, cut a text line, no display
of the functions keys, different default color
for the Basic screen, etc. Check
for more infos.
Forte II Games is a Brazilian MSX1
arcade board. As on the real machine, you need to
insert a coin before playing the embedded game (Knightmare
in a slightly modified version) : you can do that
by pressing on the "C" key, then on the
real or virtual joystick button (as this board
comes without any keyboard). Check http://www.tabajara-labs.com.br/msx/fort_games/
for more infos.
The Virtual Haesung Console is
based on the BIOS ROMS of a strange Korean arcade
board : in 1988, Haesung released 2 pirated
versions of the Free Kick game, published by Sega,
this under the names of Spinkick and Super
Freekick. They are emulated in a recent version
of the multi-arcade emulator MAME but are not MSX2
games as they handle differently the VDP
addressing and the memory bank switching. As some
BIOS calls have been deleted by the Korean
developers to skip the logo boot and the MSX
BASIC screen, only some MSX/MSX2 games and demos
in ROM format will work on the virtual machine.
More infos about the real console on http://doxdev.blogspot.com/2008/12/art-of-rippping.html
The MSXPLAYer 2003 configuration
is the virtual MSX2+ machine used in the first
version of the emulator with the same name, as
you can find it on the ASCII MSX MAGAZINE 2003.
Some machines come with built-in or external
software. In this case, pages of this manual
contain additionnal infos.
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