fMSX Amiga 2.3
Hans Guijt (hguijtinter.nl.net)
fMSX Amiga emulates an MSX computer on an Amiga. Features include:
- Full emulation of the MSX1 and MSX2 systems.
- Also fully compatible with Colecovision cartridges!
- Support for reading/writing MSX disks and disk images.
- Can play all types of MSX ROMs, including ROMs bigger than 32KB.
- Support for the PSG, SCC, and FM-Pac sound chips (through AHI, native
or through the Concierto soundcard).
- Support for MSX memory sizes of up to 4Mb.
- Can be controlled through ARexx.
'MSX' is an 8-bit computer system with surprisingly good graphics and
sound capabilities. How does graphic resolutions of up to 512 * 424, up
to 256 colors on screen, and up to 18 channel music sound?
To demonstrate, several MSX pictures (taken from fMSX while running)
have been uploaded to aminet (pix/illu/msx_emu.lha).
MSX software is not included, but hundreds of games can be found
on the internet. A list of links is included in the documentation.
No self-respecting gamer should be without Space Manbow, S.D. Snatcher,
Firehawk, Eggerland Mystery, or the two original Metal Gear games!
Of course fMSX Amiga is fully multitasking, runs in an intuition
screen, and has a font-sensitive, resizable user interface.
fMSX Amiga 2.3 is no longer just an MSX emulator. In this version fMSX
will also emulate the Colecovision system (and I know many Amigans
want a Colecovision emulator: my mailbox has been full of requests
over the last few years ;-) )
Other new additions include some speed increases, some bug fixes,
and a lot of improvements to compatibility. Also, the second cartridge
slot has been reimplemented, meaning the GameMaster cartridge is once
Games that didn't work, but do so now, include Breaker, Jet Set Willy,
Manic Miner, River Raid, BC's Quest, Dragon, Fantasm Soldier 2, Frogger,
Konami Tennis, Decathlon, Relics, and many others.
Games that already worked but now work better, include Feedback (intro
is no longer scrambled), Aleste 2 (screen doesn't break up anymore),
Dragon Slayer 6 (intro now runs at normal speed instead of warp 9),
and Avenger (now has sound).
The '060 version now supports digitized speech (fMSX always supported
this, but the quality was highly dependent on the speed of your Amiga.
Now it will run at exact MSX speed, thus sounding correct). Try it
with almost any Aackosoft game, such as Oh Shit!
fMSX can run on '020, but you need a fast machine to appreciate it. Most
MSX1 games will run at a very nice speed on '040 machines; MSX2 games
tend to stress the video subsystem far more and many really need an
'060 to shine.
fMSX can take full advantage of graphics boards, either through
CyberGfx or Picasso'96. AGA and OCS/ECS are also fully supported.
Many of fMSX' soundmodes require AHI.
If a Concierto soundcard is present, it can be used to emulate the
MSX FM-Pac. FM-Pac emulation through the Concierto is vastly superior
to FM-Pac emulation through AHI, and adds a whole new dimension
to your MSX gaming experience!
At least AmigaOS 3.0 is required.
fMSX Amiga 2.3 is available from any aminet site, such as:
All this, for free! But I'd appreciate it if you sent me an email.
fMSX Amiga 2.3 is publically supported freeware. Source is available