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Discussion Starter · #121 ·
Hello, All!

fMSX 5.6.6 for Android, a new version of my MSX and MSX2 emulator, is now online:

fMSX - Free MSX Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- free version
fMSX Deluxe - Complete MSX Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- full version

The new fMSX fixes the way File Selector handles inaccessible folders. It will no longer go into such folders. If you need to quickly switch to a different folders, use the "Change Folder" menu option. As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning fMSX from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:


See below for all the changes in this release.

ALL CHANGES:
  • Fixed AndroidTV file browser getting stuck on unavailable folders.
  • Fixed File Selector getting stuck on unavailable folders.
  • AndroidTV browser will point to "Folders" row after changing folder.
  • Toolbar now tries running paid apps before defaulting to free ones.
  • Added a message dialog when directing users to Google Play.

Also worth mentioning that MasterGear, my Sega MasterSystem and GameGear emulator, is currently on $2.99 sale:

 

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Hello, All!

fMSX 5.7 for Android, a new version of my MSX and MSX2 emulator, is now online:

fMSX - Free MSX Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- free version
fMSX Deluxe - Complete MSX Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- full version

The new fMSX comes with menu options for loading a new floppy disk image or a cartridge at runtime. This is something many users asked for, making MSX software that comes on multiple disks easier to use. The old way of swapping disks via Advanced Settings is still in place, but the new way is more comfortable. As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning fMSX from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:


See below for all the changes in this release.

ALL CHANGES:
  • Added "Carts" menu for cartridge selection at runtime.
  • Added "Disks" menu for floppy disk selection at runtime.

Also worth mentioning that MasterGear, my Sega MasterSystem and GameGear emulator, is currently on $2.99 sale:

 

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Hello, All!

fMSX 5.7.1 for Android, a new version of my MSX and MSX2 emulator, is now online:

fMSX - Free MSX Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- free version
fMSX Deluxe - Complete MSX Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- full version (on sale this week)

In this version, I have added a list of available storage devices, such as SD cards and USB drives, to the File Selector "Change Folder" dialog. This way, you only need to click on the desired storage device there, rather than typing its path. Similar storage options can be found in the top row of the AndroidTV user interface. As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning fMSX from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:


Finally, fMSX Deluxe is on $2.99 sale at Google Play until the end of this week. See below for all the changes in this release.

ALL CHANGES:
  • Added list of available storage devices to "Change Folder" dialog.
  • Added available storage devices to the top row in AndroidTV UI.
  • Changed message indicating that Android denied a directory listing.

Have fun!
 

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Hello, All!

fMSX 5.7.2 for Android, a new version of my MSX and MSX2 emulator, is now online:

fMSX - Free MSX Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- free version
fMSX Deluxe - Complete MSX Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- full version (on sale this week)

This version fixes a bunch of cloud based services, such as State Exchange, Network Play, and Box Art Downloader. I have also fixed rare crashes on AndroidTV devices and made a few user interface changes. As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning fMSX from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:


ALL CHANGES:
  • Fixed stray crash on AndroidTV when obtaining the list of storage devices.
  • When parent folder not available, showing storage devices instead.
  • Fixed State Exchange feature.
  • Fixed Network Play feature.
  • Fixed box art downloader.

PS: VGBAnext, my universal GBA, GBC, GB, NES, and Famicom emulator, is on $2.99 sale this week:

 

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Hello, All!

The free fMSX 5.7 Windows and Linux binaries, as well as portable source code, are now available for download:

fMSX: Portable MSX Emulator -- homepage
http://fms.komkon.org/fMSX/fMSX57-Windows-bin.zip --Windows binary
http://fms.komkon.org/fMSX/fMSX57-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- Linux binary
http://fms.komkon.org/fMSX/fMSX57.zip -- portable source code

This version fixes a few PSG emulation bugs, improves MIDI sound recording, and fixes window sizing and positioning in Windows. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
  • Fixed noise in Eggerland Mystery and other games.
  • Moved PSG sound computation to Sync8910().
  • Fixed several issues in MIDI recording.
  • Fixed compatibility with 64bit CPU architectures.
  • Added "File | Clear Settings and Quit" option to fMSX-Windows.
  • Fixed small windows behavior in fMSX-Windows.
  • Fixed window position behavior in fMSX-Windows.
  • Saving physical joystick/gamepad selection in fMSX-Windows.

Have fun!

PS: fMSX Deluxe, the complete version of fMSX for Android, is on $2.99 sale at Google Play until the end of this week:

 

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Hello, All!

fMSX 5.7.3 for Android, a new version of my MSX and MSX2 emulator, is now online:

fMSX - Free MSX Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- free version
fMSX Deluxe - Complete MSX Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- full version

This release fixes automatic ROM type recognition using built-in CARTS.SHA database and corrects mapper types for a bunch of ROMs. I have also majorly improved Box Art Downloader, adding support for URL redirection and HTTPS protocol. As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning fMSX from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:


ALL CHANGES:
  • Based on latest fMSX 5.7 for Windows and Linux sources.
  • Fixed SHA1 computation when guessing MegaROM mapper type.
  • ASCII16 mapper now preferred over ASCII8 when guess MegaROM type.
  • Changed R-Type mapper type to ASCII16.
  • Changed DragonQuest 1 mapper type to GENERIC8.
  • Changed Animal mapper type to GENERIC8.
  • Changed Ashguine mapper type to GENERIC8.
  • Changed Royal Blood mapper type to ASCII8.
  • Made multiple fixes to Box Art Downloader.
  • Fixed Box Art Downloader to use alternative storage location.
  • Fixed Box Art Downloader to follow redirects.
  • Added HTTPS support to Box Art Downloader.
PS: Speccy Deluxe, my complete Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupe emulator, is on $2.99 sale this week:

 

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Hello, All!

The free fMSX 5.8 Windows and Linux binaries, as well as portable source code, are now available for download:

fMSX: Portable MSX Emulator -- homepage
http://fms.komkon.org/fMSX/fMSX58-Windows-bin.zip --Windows binary
http://fms.komkon.org/fMSX/fMSX58-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- Linux binary
http://fms.komkon.org/fMSX/fMSX58.zip -- portable source code

This version fixes SHA1 checksum computation used to recognize ROM mapper types. I have also updated CARTS.SHA database with correct mapper types for a few ROMs. The scaling and special effects infrastructure has been majorly refactored. The new scaling code is optimized for larger screens and better supports multiple monitors. It adds explicit linear scaling option on Windows. Finally, tape images will now open as read-only if they cannot be opened for writing.

ALL CHANGES:
  • Will try opening tapes as read-only, if read-and-append fails.
  • System ROM files location now defaults to where executable is.
  • Fixed SHA1 computation when guessing MegaROM mapper type.
  • ASCII16 mapper now preferred over ASCII8 when guess MegaROM type.
  • Changed R-Type mapper type to ASCII16.
  • Changed DragonQuest 1 mapper type to GENERIC8.
  • Changed Animal mapper type to GENERIC8.
  • Changed T&E Soft Ashguine mapper type to GENERIC8.
  • Changed Royal Blood mapper type to ASCII8.
  • Refactored scaling and special effects framework.
  • Optimized scaling for large screens and windows.
  • Fixed fMSX-Windows behavior with multiple displays.
  • Added tape option to "File | Open" dialog in fMSX-Windows.
  • Added "Video | Interpolate Video | Linear Scaling" option to fMSX-Windows.
  • Enabled "Video | Stretch Full Screen" option with effects enabled.
  • Enabled "Video | Force 4:3 Screen" option with effects enabled.

Have fun!

PS: If you like fMSX, please, consider buying the complete version of fMSX for Android. It is on $2.99 sale this week:

 

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Hello, All!

fMSX 5.8 for Android, a new version of my MSX and MSX2 emulator, is now online:

fMSX - Free MSX Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- free version
fMSX Deluxe - Complete MSX Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- full version (on sale this week)

fMSX Deluxe, the complete version of fMSX, is on $2.99 sale this week at Google Play. The new release is based on the latest fMSX 5.8 sources published earlier. It should now open tape images from read-only storage. Also, there is a new explicit linear interpolation scaling option. As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning fMSX from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:


ALL CHANGES:
  • Based on latest fMSX 5.8 for Windows and Linux sources.
  • Will try opening tapes as read-only, if read-and-append fails.
  • Refactored scaling and special effects framework.
  • Added separate option for linear image interpolation.

Enjoy!
 

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Hello, All!

I've just published fMSX 5.9 for Android, a new version of my MSX, MSX2, and MSX2+ emulator:

fMSX - Free MSX Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- free version
fMSX Deluxe - Complete MSX Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- full version
Revive Old Software on Your Android Phone or Tablet! -- homepage

Starting this November, Google no longer allows Android apps to access files on Android10+ devices, outside app's sandbox. All storage access is now supposed to be done via something called "Storage Access Framework".

I had to make major changes to fMSX in order to comply with the new regulations. If you have a newer Android10+, you will see the list of storage volumes in the File Selector. Once you click on a volume, the app may ask you for permission to access it. Otherwise, things should work the same as before. If you find any new problems with the app though, please, report them to the support group or email me directly. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
  • Refactored app to comply with Google's latest ban on file I/O.
  • On Android 10+, all file access is now done via content providers.
  • Content is copied to a temporary folder for use, changes moved back on exit.
  • You may have to give app separate permission to read each storage location.

Enjoy!

PS: AlmostTI, my universal Texas Instrument graphing calc emulator, is on $2.99 sale at Google Play this week:

 

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Hello, All!

The free fMSX 5.9 Windows and Linux binaries, as well as portable source code, are now available for download:

fMSX: Portable MSX Emulator -- homepage
http://fms.komkon.org/fMSX/fMSX59-Windows-bin.zip --Windows binary
http://fms.komkon.org/fMSX/fMSX59-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- Linux binary
http://fms.komkon.org/fMSX/fMSX59.zip -- portable source code

This adds a simple CPU-based linear interpolation algorithm, used when GPU-based interpolation cannot be used for some reason. The Windows version adds drag'n'drop and fixes ability to open disk and tape images by clicking on them in File Explorer. The Linux version adds a new "-linear" command line option. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
  • Added simple CPU-based linear scaling algorithm.
  • Added "-linear" command line option.
  • Added drag'n'drop files functionality to fMSX-Windows.
  • Fixed fMSX-Windows loading disk and tape files on click.

Have fun!
 

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Hello, All!

I've released fMSX 5.9.1 for Android, a new version of my MSX, MSX2, and MSX2+ emulator:

fMSX - Free MSX Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- free version
fMSX Deluxe - Complete MSX Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- full version
Revive Old Software on Your Android Phone or Tablet! -- homepage

This release is based on fMSX 5.9 for Windows and Linux, released last week. I have fixed several crash sources that popped up after refactoring the app. I have also fixed handling of file names with spaces and parentheses. Finally, the "Change Folder" dialog should work normally once again.

As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning fMSX from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:


ALL CHANGES:
  • Based on fMSX 5.9 for Windows and Linux.
  • Fixed several crash sources that popped up after refactoring.
  • Fixed handling of spaces and parentheses in "content://" URIs.
  • Fixed list of volumes in "Change Folder" dialog.
  • Fixed "Change Folder" functionality.

Enjoy!

PS: VGBAnext, my universal GBA, GBC, GB, NES, and Famicom emulator, is on $2.99 sale at Google Play this week:

 

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Hello, All!

I've published fMSX 5.9.2 for Android, a new version of my MSX, MSX2, and MSX2+ emulator:

fMSX - Free MSX Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- free version
fMSX Deluxe - Complete MSX Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- full version
Revive Old Software on Your Android Phone or Tablet! -- homepage

This release restores compatibility with older Android 4.2/4.3 devices, fixes opening MSX files from other apps (such as file managers) and adds the ability to create home screen shortcuts on newer devices. A few possible crash sources have also been fixed.

As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning fMSX from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:


ALL CHANGES:
  • fMSX Deluxe is on $2.99 sale at Google Play this week.
  • Fixed compatibility with Android 4.2/4.3.
  • Fixed opening files from file managers and other apps.
  • Fixed adding home screen shortcuts on newer devices.
  • Fixed several more possible crash sources.
  • Fixed leaked dialog window on app exit.

Enjoy!
 

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Hello, All!

The free fMSX 6.0 Windows and Linux binaries, as well as portable source code, are now available for download:

fMSX: Portable MSX Emulator -- homepage
https://fms.komkon.org/fMSX/fMSX60-Windows-bin.zip --Windows binary
https://fms.komkon.org/fMSX/fMSX60-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- Linux binary
https://fms.komkon.org/fMSX/fMSX60.zip -- portable source code

This release makes most command line options work in Windows, mostly the same way they work on Linux. I have also added menu options to paste Windows clipboard contents and show current frame rate. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
  • Refactored Windows EMULib code.
  • Most command line options should now work in Windows version.
  • Added "Hardware | Paste Clipboard" option to fMSX-Windows.
  • Added "Video | Show Framerate" menu option to fMSX-Windows.
  • Increased synchronization timer precision in Windows version.
  • Fixed clearing file associations in fMSX-Windows.

Have fun!

PS: fMSX Deluxe, the complete fMSX app for Android, is on $2.99 sale at Google Play this week:

 

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Hello, All!

I've published fMSX 6.0 for Android, a new version of my MSX, MSX2, and MSX2+ emulator:

fMSX - Free MSX Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- free version
fMSX Deluxe - Complete MSX Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- full version
Revive Old Software on Your Android Phone or Tablet! -- homepage

This release is based on fMSX 6.0 for Windows and Linux, released last week. I have made the File Selector scrolling much faster on newer Android devices, where direct access to file system is impossible.

As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning fMSX from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:


ALL CHANGES:
  • Based on latest fMSX 6.0 for Windows and Linux sources.
  • Disabled querying content providers for auxiliary files to improve performance.
  • Scrolling in File Selector has become much more responsive.

Enjoy!

PS: Speccy Deluxe, the complete version of my Sinclair ZX Spectrum emulator, is on $2.99 sale this week:

 
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