MSX Launchers

Front-ends for the MSX Emulators

blueMSX Launcher

blueMSX Launcher v1.14.3 for Windows 7/8/10.

Note: Make sure you download the extra data and screenshots below to get added functionality

for older versions, go here

openMSX Launcher (requires Java Runtime Environment 8 or higher) (released June 2020)

Before downloading, make sure you read the installation and upgrade sections in the help file (which is also included in all downloads)

openMSX Launcher v1.14 for Windows 7/8/10.

openMSX Launcher v1.14 for MacOS: upgrade from v1.13.

openMSX Launcher v1.14 for Linux/BSD.

Note: Make sure you download the screenshots below to get added functionality

Get the source from GitHub.

for older versions, go here

Novo Player (released April 2021)

This is a VERY LARGE app. The size of ZIP file is 92.4 MB and the unzipped version is 232 MB.

Upgrade from v0.2: simply delete the entire folder where previous version was and unzip this new version anywhere. The listings data that you created is stored outside (in the Users directory), so it won't be affected.

Novo Player v0.3 for Windows 10.

Novo Player v0.3a for Linux.

Novo Player v0.3a for MacOS.

Note: Make sure you download the screenshots and game music below to get added functionality

Get the source from GitHub.

Extra data and Screenshots (released June 2020)

extra-data.dat v1.30: unzip and place the file in the directory of blueMSX Launcher. This file is included already in openMSX Launcher 1.14 and Novo Player 0.3.

Extra Screenshots v1.15 (33.5 MB zipped): unzip in the directory of blueMSX Launcher. openMSX Launcher and Novo Player don't require it to be in the same directory (location can be defined in their settings).


Game Music (released April 2021)

Game Music v1.0 (38.2 MB zipped): this is a collection of game music samples in MP3 format that works with Novo Player v0.3. Simply unzip anywhere and point to it in Novo Player's settings.

Disks XML Database (released June 2020)

msxdskdb.xml v6: unzip and place the file in the Databases directory of blueMSX alongside the other XML files. This file provides data about disk games the same way other XML files do for ROM and Tape images. It only works with blueMSX Launcher 1.14.2 or later, and openMSX Launcher 1.10 or later. It is included already in openMSX Launcher 1.14 and Novo Player 0.3.

Tapes XML Database

msxcaswavdb.xml: this is the same file provided by the blueMSX team and can be downloaded from the blueMSX website. It only works with openMSX Launcher 1.10 or later It is included already in openMSX Launcher 1.14 and Novo Player 0.3.