OCM: questions and answers

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Van kaladron

Resident (53)

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05-05-2008, 18:19

I came back from Japan with a 1Chip last month. It's pretty exciting but I can't get games to load from the SD card.

I'm following the MGLOAD instructions at MSX Banzai but keep getting a Syntax Error.

Can anyone suggest what I might be doing wrong?

Van SaebaMSX

Hero (533)

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05-05-2008, 19:00

Syntax Error is not an error message from MSX Basic? MGLOAD works from DOS2 and for ROM files.

If I remember it well you just have to modify the switches of OCM (if necessary) and load a game by just typing:

MGLOAD GAME.ROM /sXX (where XX is the slot simulating the cartridge). And then you boot (by pressing reset) the OCM and the game should boot!

Van kaladron

Resident (53)

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05-05-2008, 19:21

I tried it again. It still says 'Syntax Error' and reset just reboots the MSX.

What's this about DOS2? Are you saying I should be using something other than the text screen that appears when you switch the machine on?

If so, how do I get to it?

Van kaladron

Resident (53)

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05-05-2008, 19:34

Okay. I figured out how to use DOS2 but now I'm getting a message that says "File reading error !"

Van SaebaMSX

Hero (533)

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05-05-2008, 19:37

Copy in the root of your SD card these files (I think they come with OCM CDROM):

- COMMAND2.COM
- MSXDOS2.SYS
- AUTOEXEC.BAT (not strictly necessary)

I hope this helps because I don't know what you see when you boot, but I pressume it is MSXBasic?

Van kaladron

Resident (53)

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05-05-2008, 19:44

Phew. I just figured it out.

Using the "dir" command I noticed that the file names for my ROMs were too long. So "10 Yard Fight.ROM" had been shortened by DOS to "10yard~1.rom". Once I realised that, it worked a treat and I'm now enjoying the games.

Sorry for all the posts but I'm quite new to this. It's a huge learning process for me. But at least I'll be able to help out any other newbies who are stuck in the future, I guess. Smile

Now to actually play some games!!

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