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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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fMSX Deluxe 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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fMSX Deluxe 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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fMSX Deluxe is on $2.99 sale at Google Play this week:

 
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