How to setup BlueMSX for Colecovision?


#1

Did someone managed to make BlueMSX work for Coleco emulation?
Where do you place your BIOS?
How to rename the BIOS?
Where do you place “Database, Machines” folders?

Thanks


#2

Forget it. Found the way. :slight_smile:

If someone else is wondering how to, here it is:

1 - Download the full BlueMSX from this link: bluemsx.msxblue.com/rel_download/blueMSXv282full.zip
2 - Unzip the files and move the “Databases” and “Machines” folders to /home/cpi/apps/emulators/bios. If there is no “bios” folder, create one.
3 - Download bluemsx_libretro.so.zip from this link: buildbot.libretro.com/nightly/linux/armv7-neon-hf/latest/bluemsx_libretro.so.zip and unzip it.
4 - Move bluemsx_libretro.so to /home/cpi/apps/emulators.
5 - Create a action.config script and write this in it:

ROM=/home/cpi/games/COLECO
ROM_SO=/home/cpi/apps/emulators/bluemsx_libretro.so
EXT=col,COL
LAUNCHER=retroarch -L
TITLE=COLECO Roms
SO_URL=https://http://buildbot.libretro.com/nightly/linux/armv7-neon-hf/latest/bluemsx_libretro.so.zip

*You can use Notepad++ to do this and then rename your file to action.config and move it using your preferred method. I use Filezilla.

6 - Move the action.config script to /home/cpi/launcher/Menu/GameShell/20_Retro Games/COLECO. If you do not have a COLECO folder, create one.
7 - Create a COLECO folder in /home/cpi/games/
8 - Move your games there and play!

Step 9: Point Retroarch to the right BIOS folder.
Go into Retroarch, Settings, Directory, System/BIOS and change it to your BIOS folder located in /home/cpi/apps/emulators/bios

If someone have a better way to explain all of this, you are welcome to share your method.


#3

Hey Lix, I can’t get the roms for this to load. The screen shows the roms then I select one and the screen goes black and then back to the retro games screen. Any ideas ?


#4

Could be the rom or your launcher script contains a typo…
Does this happen for all your roms? Are they unzipped?

Or…Did you setup Retroarch to look at the right BIOS folder?


#5

Hey, this happens for all roms. I followed your steps to the T.


#6

And what about the Retroarch settings?
You also need to point Retroarch to the right BIOS folder.


#7

ROM=/home/cpi/games/COLECO
ROM_SO=/home/cpi/apps/emulators/bluemsx_libretro.so
EXT=col,COL
LAUNCHER=retroarch -L
TITLE=COLECO
SO_URL=https://http://buildbot.libretro.com/nightly/linux/armv7-neon-hf/latest/bluemsx_libretro.so.zip

The retroarch bios I didn’t do, let me try


#8

Here is my latest action.config for Coleco:

ROM=/home/cpi/games/COLECO
ROM_SO=/home/cpi/apps/emulators/bluemsx_libretro.so
EXT=ZIP,zip,7Z,7z,col,COL
LAUNCHER=retroarch -L
TITLE=COLECO Roms
SO_URL=https://http://buildbot.libretro.com/nightly/linux/armv7-neon-hf/latest/bluemsx_libretro.so.zip

You can skip zip and 7z, I do not believe its supported anyway…


#9

Thanks Lix,
The bios change fixed it!!!:slight_smile:
Many many thanks


#10

Yay! Happy gaming m8!
I will add it to the steps.