PSQTOOLS - PlaySoniq toolset

These are support tools for the PlaySoniq module. As more tools are released, the archive is updated.

It is recommended to use PSQTOOLS over the PS-files toolset released by the PlaySoniq authors. Reasons for this recommendation are:

  • PSQTOOLS use the MSX-DOS environment, allowing to do several changes in one go using commandline switches
  • PSQTOOLS has full support for different file systems, like FAT16 or CD-ROM. More and more mass storage devices interfaces have native FAT16 support and people use it without knowing
  • PSQTOOLS is actively being developed

Currently the list of tools is:

  • DUALVDP
    • Show the MSX screen on both the MSX VDP and Sega VDP in the PlaySoniq module
  • PSQSET
    • Configure every setting in the PlaySoniq module:
      • Memory layout
      • SCC(+) emulation
      • Frequency selections:
        • VBlank frequency
        • Composite output signal
        • SID frequency
      • Base I/O port configurations
      • Special features:
        • SCC join PSG
        • Sega pad overlay
        • Sega OPLL
      • Show current settings

      Be aware that this tool is very technical.

  • PSQSAVE and PSQLOAD
    • Save and load PlaySoniq module settings
  • SMSLOAD and SMSSAVE
    • Load and run Sega Master System, SG-1000 and SC-3000 ROM images and save Sega Master System savegame data. Optionally SG-1000 and SC-3000 ROM images can be adapted to display on the MSX VDP
  • PSG2SCC and BLAFCONV
    • Control the feature to have the SCC join the MSX PSG. Optionally waves can be written to the SCC

The PSQTOOLS are written by Albert Beevendorp, © 2013-2015 by The New Image

News

12 April 2015 - PSQTOOLS, the toolset for the PlaySoniq module is updated. Updated are PSQLOAD and SMSLOAD with minor fixes and the new tools are PSG2SCC (a tool to control the feature that lets the PlaySoniq SCC join the MSX PSG, optionally with writing SCC waves) and BLAFCONV (a tool to convert SCC Blaffer and SCC Blaffer NT wavekits to use with PSG2SCC).

Changes and new tools:

  • changed: PSQLOAD, fixes a minor bug to ensure the correct data is written to the PlaySoniq module
  • changed: SMSLOAD, allows simplified keyboard pad overlay
  • new: PSG2SCC, enable or disable the PlaySoniq SCC to join MSX PSG. Optionally waves can be written to the SCC
  • new: BLAFCONV, convert SCC Blaffer and SCC Blaffer NT wavekits to use with PSG2SCC

1 March 2015 - PSQTOOLS, the toolset for the PlaySoniq module is updated. Updated is SMSLOAD and the new tool is SMSSAVE (a tool to save Sega Master System gamesave data).

Changes and new tools:

  • changed: SMSLOAD, load Sega Master System savegame data and allow SG-1000 and SC-3000 ROM images to be adapted to display on the MSX VDP
  • new: SMSSAVE, save Sega Master System savegame data

19 January 2015 - PSQTOOLS, the toolset for the PlaySoniq module is updated. New tools are PSQSAVE and PSQLOAD (tools to save and load PlaySoniq module settings) and SMSLOAD (a tool to load and run Sega Master System ROM images).

Changes and new tools:

  • new: PSQSAVE and PSQLOAD, save and load PlaySoniq module settings
  • new: SMSLOAD, load and run Sega Master System ROM images