MGSP v2.0.0 a new music player by HRA!

MGSP v2.0.0 a new music player by HRA!

por Pac en 15-11-2020, 19:43
Tema: Software
Etiquetas: mgs, MGSDRV, MSX-MUSIC, PSG, SCC
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During the height of the MSX standard in Japan, one of its most interesting features was the musical capabilities. Consequently, with the different soundchips available, the first Japanese music file formats emerged on the scene such as MGS, OPX, BGM (MuSICA) or MPK. Over the years everything suggest that for Japanese MSX community the MGS file format has become the defacto standard for musical purposes, the proof are their most recent music compositions, so what a better gift than a new player adding new features and adapted to the modern era!

MGSP is a new MGS file player developed by the Japanese user HRA! which resembles the well-known MGSEL 3.01 player by Ain. Notice that this is not an upgrade of Ain's player but a similar player with some differences. The system requirements are:

  • MSX, MSX2, MSX2+ or MSXturboR
  • MSX-DOS2 or NextorDOS
  • MGSDRV v3.20 or later (Versions older than v3.20 have not been tested.)
  • MemoryMapperRAM 224KB (DOS TPA 64KB, MSX-DOS2/Nextor 64KB, MGSDRV 32KB, MGSP KFONT 64KB)

It also implements Kanji font and joypad control.

You can find the Japanese manual by clicking this link. On the other hand, for those FDD lovers who want to make a copy in a floppy disk, HRA! explains the process and provides a disk label design in PDF.

Relevant link: HRA's room

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Comentarios (43)

Por KdL

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15-11-2020, 23:54

Fabulous! Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

Por 黑い人健

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16-11-2020, 06:10

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ちた
ゃぜ
ん☆

Por gdx

Enlighted (5848)

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16-11-2020, 09:24

It looks really great. It is a pity that the MGS driver doesn't install correctly on many configurations. Uninstallation is also problematic.

Por HRA!

Champion (289)

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16-11-2020, 13:17

The MGSDRV 3.20 refers to FFF7h as the slot for the MAIN-ROM. However, this value is a work area that has been added since MSX2.
To solve this, we provide MAINROMP.COM.
This is a patch program that simply copies the contents of FCC1h to FFF7h when it detects that it is MSX1 (no ExtROM is present).
On MSX1, you can run MAINROMP.COM and then MGSDRV.COM /Z to install it in memory. Wink

Por gdx

Enlighted (5848)

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16-11-2020, 13:52

Thank you, I replaced 3A F7 FF by 3A C1 FC at 1FE3h in the MGSDRV.COM and it works on my MSX1 now.
Just a fix for the uninstallation and all will be perfect! Smile

Por MsxKun

Paragon (1112)

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16-11-2020, 15:36

Nice!
I like and approve that in the screenshoot, the filename is TIT Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

Por hamlet

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16-11-2020, 18:16

黑い人健 wrote:

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ハや
ラっ
ちた
ゃぜ
ん☆

@黑い人健: If you visit English forums, your English will improve. Wink

Por HRA!

Champion (289)

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16-11-2020, 21:08

The mgsdrv maintainer has been notified of this problem. A fixed version will be released in due course. Smile

Por Pippo

Hero (521)

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17-11-2020, 07:56

Very, very cool, HRA! Big smile
The sound is very beautiful, really! Big smile
Congratulations for this release.

Por HRA!

Champion (289)

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18-11-2020, 09:28

Pippo wrote:

Very, very cool, HRA! Big smile
The sound is very beautiful, really! Big smile
Congratulations for this release.

Thank you! Big smile

Por HRA!

Champion (289)

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25-11-2020, 15:21

In the latest 2.1.0alpha, it is no longer necessary to pre-install MGSDRV; just place MGSDRV.COM, MGSP.COM, and KFONT.BIN in the same directory and run MGSP to start it.

http://hraroom.s602.xrea.com/msx/software/mgsp_e.html

Por Pac

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25-11-2020, 19:33

Thank you!

Por Pippo

Hero (521)

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27-11-2020, 10:48

Wonderful, HRA! Big smile
This version 2.1.0 Alpha is more practical.
Thank you very much for the improvement. Smile

Por gdx

Enlighted (5848)

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27-11-2020, 11:35

What happens when the driver is already installed?

Por Pac

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27-11-2020, 19:21

According to the specs it should work but in my MSX (MSX2+ with 512Kb and MFR SCC + SD) it hangs when is loading Kanji font. Did someone try it?

Por Pippo

Hero (521)

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27-11-2020, 18:56

Please, Pac, try to rename or delete the "MGSP.INI" file.
It should work fine. Smile

Por Pac

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27-11-2020, 19:29

It works, thank you. Wink

Por Pippo

Hero (521)

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27-11-2020, 19:53

It was nothing at all, Pac.
It has been a pleasure. Smile

Por HRA!

Champion (289)

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01-12-2020, 01:52

There was a bug that hung. It has been fixed in the latest version. Wink

Por Pippo

Hero (521)

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01-12-2020, 06:12

Thank you very much, HRA!
It works fine this time! Big smile

Por HRA!

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01-12-2020, 22:55

https://twitter.com/thara1129/status/1333881342317105152

I've been deciding on a key map without thinking about it, so it's time to start distorting it.
Do you favor drastic changes to MGSP key mapping? The opposite?

Por gdx

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02-12-2020, 12:31

If you think it will be easier to use, so do it!

Please I would like to able select the files also with the joystick and that the file name is displayed when the cursor moves.

Por HRA!

Champion (289)

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02-12-2020, 12:45

gdx wrote:

If you think it will be easier to use, so do it!

Please I would like to able select the files also with the joystick and that the file name is displayed when the cursor moves.

Joystick is supported from the beginning. Wink

The A button, B button is the position of the shift key.
For statements like A + xx, feel like holding down A and pressing xx.

UP : File selection bar to the top
DOWN : File selection bar down
LEFT : Go to one of the top directories
RIGHT : Play songs in the file selection bar position / Go to Directory
A + UP : Page up
A + DOWN : Page down
A + LEFT : Volume reduction
A + RIGHT : Volume increase
B + UP : Increased number of loops
B + DOWN : Loop count reduction
B + LEFT : Stop playing the song while it is playing
B + RIGHT : Re-play an already loaded song from the beginning
A + B + UP : Exit
A + B + DOWN : Fade out
A + B + LEFT : Sort the song list by directory entry
A + B + RIGHT: Sort the song list by song title

Por gdx

Enlighted (5848)

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03-12-2020, 10:33

Sorry for the joystick. I must have used the wrong controller when I tested. I have two same, one connected to the PC and the other to the MSX.

Por HRA!

Champion (289)

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05-12-2020, 22:52

No problem. Wink

Por gdx

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13-12-2020, 03:01

I think it's better to unified the keys usage with the joystick usage. So Play/Stop music (and also open the file) is better with the SPACE key. LEFT/RIGHT could be used to play the next music of opened file if present (and back to the first when it's the last). UP/DOWM to go to the next file. The button 2 + a direction can be used for some other basic commandes like the volume.

This would reduce the number of keys to assign and simplify use.

Por HRA!

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24-12-2020, 15:09

I'm sorry.
The new keymap has already been finalized and there is no uniformity between the keyboard and joypad.
I'm currently focusing on debugging v2.1.0.

If no v2.1.0 bugs are found for a few days, we will upgrade it to the official version.
After the next ROM version is created, the development of MGSP will be completed and we will return to the development of 1chipMSX-Kai.

Por HRA!

Champion (289)

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27-12-2020, 22:48

Por Pac

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30-12-2020, 17:00

Thank you for all the new features. Wink

Por HRA!

Champion (289)

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08-01-2021, 23:06

I am currently working on a version that will work with ROM cartridges. Wink

Por HRA!

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12-01-2021, 23:17

Por Pac

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13-01-2021, 10:54

Thank you, what are the improvements?

Por HRA!

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15-01-2021, 00:23

(1) Fixed a bug that caused runaway when moving to a directory when all song title data had not been read (the number is displayed in the upper right).

(2) Changed to return to the first song after playing the last song in the list

Por HRA!

Champion (289)

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15-01-2021, 10:14

https://twitter.com/thara1129/status/1349838689053024257?s=19

I have released the MGSP2.1.1 MegaROM Version
For ASCII8K type and Konami8K type.

Por HRA!

Champion (289)

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20-03-2021, 14:37

Por Giangiacomo Zaffini 2

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21-03-2021, 12:05

Thank You HRA! for all Your works.

Por Maximilian Privrat

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20-12-2021, 19:43

Thank you! I just downloaded it I am going to try it Smile

Por Giangiacomo Zaffini 2

Champion (274)

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27-12-2021, 15:48

I took the time to test MGSP Version 2.1.2R building from source.
It works like a charm in openMSX 17.0 but I cannot make it work on a real hardware: a Panasonic FS-A1ST turboR.
Can anybody help me? This is the ASC8 Ascii8kB ROM I created with HRA! tools.

Here is the picture of my shining Windows 11 gear with openMSX 17.0 .

Por Manuel

Ascended (19059)

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27-12-2021, 21:17

How are you trying to run it on your real MSX?

Por Giangiacomo Zaffini 2

Champion (274)

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27-12-2021, 22:12

I have a Repro Factory ASC8 FlashROM cartridge that I program. I tried with that one with no luck.
I also have a RBSC multimapper FlashROM v3.0 , i didn't tried with that one yet.
Programming sw is FL by gdx.

Por ToriHino

Paladin (807)

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27-12-2021, 22:42

I tried the ROM on a real FS-A1ST with a MegaFlashROM and that works.

Por Giangiacomo Zaffini 2

Champion (274)

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28-12-2021, 00:07

Thank You ToriHino. Rom is confirmed good.
I'm going to try something else.