MSX Launchers

Front-ends for the MSX Emulators

Novo Player Version History

Version 1.10 - Apr 7, 2024
  • Provided a second game display with screenshots, with the ability to set the default display in the settings
  • Show game's last played time and date
  • Show game's CRC32 and MD5 hashes in "more details" window
  • Read openMSX's softwaredb under user's openMSX folder (in addition to the openMSX installation one) to get game data
  • Few bug fixes and enhancements
Version 1.9 - Feb 1, 2024
  • Added session management of a running openMSX (reset, mute/unmute, pause, fullscreen and emulation speed)
  • Added ability to use openMSX's trainer feature to enable cheats
  • Moved the default user data and settings to a different folder. All data will be migrated automatically, and the old folder ("%userprofile%\Novo Player" on Windows and "~/Novo Player") can be deleted manually afterwards
  • Allowed to store user data and settings in the local folder (for portability) - similar to what Dolphin emulator supports (Feature request)
Version 1.8 - Jan 6, 2024
  • Added ability to enter passwords into games running on openMSX using a built-in database of known game passwords
  • Added ability to type text into a running openMSX
  • Few little enhancements and updates
Version 1.7 - Dec 10, 2023
  • Added error viewer in the dashboard. Examples of errors are connection failures to MSX site news and starting openMSX with machines with roms missing.
  • Added ability to download new version of Extra Data if one is available on MSX Launchers site
  • Disable second disk or both when starting WebMSX based on FDD Mode setting of the selected game
  • Enhanced Quick Launch by supporting folders as an input
  • Many other bug fixes, little enhancements and updates
Version 1.6 - Oct 14, 2023
  • Added MSX News
Version 1.5.2 - Sep 10, 2023
  • Bug fixes, optimizations and updates
Version 1.5.1 - Jun 18, 2023
  • Bug fixes, optimizations and updates
Version 1.5 - April 26, 2023
  • Added quick launch of games without having to add them to any listing
  • Added ability to backup and restore listing data
  • Few enhancements, bug fixes and updates
Version 1.4 - March 18, 2023
  • Added ability to view screenshots of selected games taken through the dashboard on running openMSX instances
  • Added ability to save game state on openMSX and load it when launching or while game is running
  • Many user interface enhancements, bug fixes and updates
Version 1.3 - January 14, 2023
  • Added check for new versions of the player and other files in the help page
  • Improved WebMSX launch support by always connecting OPL4, connecting mouse and GFX9000 if set in the game
  • Added filters for recently added and updated games
  • Added Korean translation
  • More optimizations and small bug fixes and updates
Version 1.2 - November 20, 2022
  • Added filters
  • Added ability to get list of platforms, screenshots and box art of games from Giant Bomb website
Version 1.1 - September 24, 2022
  • Allow to select from five machines for WebMSX
  • Added ability to take a screenhot on a running openMSX instance (from the dashboard)
  • Added total known dumps to games' details
  • Included Sega database (from blueMSX) to display more details for Sega games
  • Added Russian translation
  • Few bug fixes and optimizations
Version 1.0 - August 18, 2022
  • Display related games to selected one
  • Added support for blueMSX (in Windows version)
  • Allowed deletes, updates and moves on multiple selected games
  • Added graph for launch totals in the dashboard
  • Added Catalan translation
  • Large number of UI changes, bug fixes, internal structure and optimizations
Version 0.7 - April 23, 2022
  • Added ability to connect to openMSX to reset or switch disks and tapes
  • Added ability to undo deletes and updates
  • Added ability to sort games in the table by name, company and year
  • Added Italian and Japanese translations
  • Few fixes and optimizations
Version 0.6 - March 20, 2022
  • View top played games in the dashboard
  • Added translations (Spanish, Portuguese, French in addition to English)
  • Added right-click menu for games in the list for quick access to actions
  • Few other UI changes and bug fixes
Version 0.5 - November 27, 2021
  • Add selected game to favorites list and access them from the favorites menu
  • View game launch history in the dashboard
  • Few other bug fixes
Version 0.4 - October 2, 2021
  • Drag and drop files and folders on main screen to scan
  • Manage listings by renaming, deleting or merging them
  • Many small fixes and enhancements (UI, scanning algorithm, etc.)
Version 0.3a - April 29, 2021
  • Made necessary code changes to get the Linux and Mac builds working
  • Fixed a minor bug where the last game in the list was out of screen view
Version 0.3 - April 24, 2021
  • Added option to launch games on WebMSX offline mode (and embedded within Novo Player)
  • Play music samples for some games (using an optional package of MP3 files that can be downloaded separately)
Version 0.2 - April 10, 2021
  • Improved user interface
  • Ability to rename games inline and edit its data
  • Dashboard that shows totals and running games
  • Ability to search for games by name or SHA1 code
  • Ability to move selected game to a different selection
Version 0.1 - January 13, 2021
  • Scan harddisk to find games
  • Show details and screenshots of selected game
  • Go the first matched game in the list when typing its first few letters