MSX Launchers

Front-ends for the MSX Emulators

blueMSX Launcher is a Windows-based front-end primarily for the emulator blueMSX, and also for openMSX and fMSX. It was first released in 2004, and now it's up to version 1.14.3, released in July 2019.

Features:

  • Create and manage multiple databases of all MSX software supported by blueMSX.
  • Scan the hard disk to automatically fill launcher databases with ROMs, disks, tapes and hard disks, and sync the database to your hard disk any time later.
  • Display one or two screenshots for each game.
  • Filter launcher database profiles by medium, system, company, year, country, MSX generation, sound chip and genre, and save these filters for later use.
  • Search launcher databases for partial or exact matches.
  • Display the text on the launcher using a number of supported languages (English, Catalan, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish).
  • Rename game files on disk according to 8.3 format, name in the launcher or in blueMSX databases.
  • Customize the background image.
  • Calculate SHA1 code of any file and locate it in the launcher or blueMSX databases.
  • Export all data to a CSV file.
  • Drag files or directories to the launcher window for easy addition to the current database.
  • Specify additional information for each game and view it with your viewer of choice or by the file's default viewer.
  • Import additional data such as MSX generation, sound chip, genre and Generation-MSX game page from on a supplied database based on data from Generation-MSX website.
  • Set the screenshots of database games using a supplied directory that contains screenshots for most of the known MSX software.
  • Patch game files with IPS patches.

 

openMSX Launcher is a multi-platform front-end for the emulator openMSX. Version 1.14 was released in June 2020.

Features:

  • Create and manage multiple databases of all MSX software supported by openMSX.
  • Scan the hard disk to automatically fill launcher databases with ROMs, disks, tapes, hard disks and laserdiscs, and sync the database to your hard disk any time later.
  • Display two screenshots for each game.
  • Search launcher databases for exact or partial name or SHA1 code.
  • Display the text on the launcher using a number of supported languages (English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish).
  • Specify additional information for each game and view it in the platform's default viewer for the file type.
  • Filter launcher database profiles by company, year, country, medium, size, MSX generation, sound chip and genre, and save these filters for later use.
  • Drag files or directories to the launcher window for easy addition to the current database.
  • View game launch history and the most played games.
  • Patch game files with IPS or UPS patches.
  • View latest MSX news from common MSX websites.
  • View related games to a selected game based on game name, genre and company.
  • Extract LHA/LZH files.

 

Novo Player is a front-end for the emulator openMSX, and also WebMSX (offline mode). Current version works on Windows but future versions will be available for Linux and MacOS as well. Version 0.3 was released in April 2021.

Features:

  • Create multiple listings of all MSX software supported by openMSX.
  • Scan the hard disk to automatically fill listings with ROMs, disks, tapes, hard disks and laserdiscs, and sync the listing to your hard disk any time later.
  • Display two screenshots and details and play music for each selected game.
  • Search for exact or partial name or SHA1 code.
  • View current file totals and launched games in the dashboard.