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What is ExecROM?

ExecROM is a program that allow you to execute ROM files on your MSX1, MSX2, MSX2+ or MSX Turbo R. It can execute 4, 8, 16, 32, 48, 64, 96, 112, 128, 256, 512, 768, 1024 and 2048Kb ROM files.
The ROM files were originally for use on MSX emulators, but with ExecROM you can run them now on your real MSX!
If you want to run MegaROM cartridges or use Game Master I, you will really need a MegaRAM.If you want to use Game Master II, you'll need also a minimum of 128k Memory Mapper in your MSX. But if you only want to run 16k or 32k cartridges, without using Game Master I or II, only a MSX, the MSX-DOS and ExecROM are necessary.

Why ExecROM?

Why using ExecROM? Here are some good reasons:

  • ExecROM runs any type of ROM, normal or MegaROM, with 8k or 16k pages.
  • The loading and execution of ROM files is totally automatic, without needing the user to inform about his MSX type or his configuration.
  • The identification of MegaROM files is automatic, without needing any input from the user. Anyway, it's possible to force a specific mapper in the same way of the fMSX emulator, don't obligating you to re-learn the MegaROM mapper types.
  • ExecROM allow the full utilization of Konami's Game Masters if you have a MegaRAM, for Game Master I, or a minimum of 128k Memory Mapper for Game Master II.
  • ExecROM allow you to utilize patches for infinite lives, immunity, etc, on the ROM files. So, you don't loose your games tricks and hints.
  • ExecROM allow you to utilize a patch file for more elaborated modifications on ROM files.
  • ExecROM allow you to load ROM files that are resident programs, don't being just another "game loader".
  • ExecROM can cheat ROM files, making them detect your MSX as a japanese machine or not. With this you can see secret levels and screens of some games, see in english the programs that display only japanese messages on your Turbo-R or even see in japanese the programs that display only english on your MSX.
  • The MSX1 games running on MSX2 or above in the CoolColors mode, exclusive of ExecROM, have such a incredible visual, becoming much more beautiful and funny.
  • Support to MSXDOS1 and MSXDOS2. Under this one, you can use subdirectories, HD, ZIP drive, CDROM or any other peripheral.
  • Support to BASIC ROM cartridges. You can run original BASIC ROM dumps like any other ROM files. You don't have to convert the contents of the ROM file to a BASIC program to run it.
  • SCC support for all Konami games. Even if you don't have a SCC cartridge piggybacked with your MegaRAM, you can run Konami games with full SCC music.


What's new in ExecROM?

News in ExecROM 1.2c:
  • Added support to 4, 8, 1024 and 2048KB ROMs;
  • Added support for patchfiles with size up to 4GB;
  • Fixed a bug that caused some patchfiles not to work;

News in ExecROM 1.2b:
  • Added SCC+ detection;
  • Added support to KGC Yie Ar Kung Fu I and II with SCC+ music;
  • Enhanced support for diskless ROMs (now the patchfiles for Pennant Race I, Shalom and King's Valley II aren'tnecessary anymore);

In this page

In this page you will find the last version of ExecROM, related files, utilities and patchfiles. The software presented here, when just compressed, are in LZH compression format, that can be uncompressed by PMEXT. If you don't have the PMEXT de-compressor for MSX (or even PC), see Support Softwares. All the files presented here are FREE. You can download them without any fee charge. Be sure to download the files in binary mode. Press right button over the link and use option Save link as... Check also MSX Software by A&L Soft for utils, applications, games and other MSX programs. You are not allowed to mirror any of these files without the express permission of the author.

ExecROM files
  • ExecROM
  • the best ROM and MegaROM loader for MSX; requires MegaRAM cartridge for MegaROM games; manual included
  • ExecROM Patch Editor
  • a program to easy create and edit patchfiles for ExecROM
  • ExecROM source code
  • the entire source code of ExecROM, released under GPL license


    MSX ROMs
  • Burger Time
  • the famous Burger Time, patched to be runned on emulators or ExecROM; ROM by A&L Software
  • Checkers
  • checkers game; ROM by A&L Software
  • Dompan
  • a pretty 16k game; ROM by A&L Software
  • Eggerland Mystery 2
  • 128k MSX2 game, Konami 8Kb MegaROM; ROM by A&L Software
  • Gall Force
  • 128k MSX1 game, ASCII 16Kb MegaROM; ROM by A&L Software
  • Knightmare SCC
  • the classic Knightmare with SCC/SCC+ music; ROM by A&L Software
  • Nemesis I SCC
  • the classic Nemesis I with SCC/SCC+ music; ROM by A&L Software
  • Othello
  • another Othello game; ROM by A&L Software
  • Parodius
  • 128k MSX1 game, Konami 8Kb MegaROM; original ROM extracted by A&L Software
  • Queen's Golf
  • a pretty golf game by ASCII; ROM by A&L Software
  • R-Type
  • 384k MSX1 game, ASCII 16Kb MegaROM; original ROM extracted by Fábio Ricardo Schmidlin
  • RedZone Enhanced
  • 16kb MSX1 game; better fonts and play controls; includes ExecROM patch with infinite energy; patch and ROM by Fábio Ricardo Schmidlin
  • Super Boy II
  • a 'Super Mario' clone by Zemina; original ROM extracted by A&L Software; thanks to Daniel Kim for the cartridge
  • Super Boy III
  • a 'Super Mario' clone by Zemina; 128k MSX1 game, Konami 8Kb MegaROM; original ROM extracted by A&L Software; thanks to Daniel Ravazzi for the cartridge
  • Twinbee SCC
  • the classic Twinbee with SCC/SCC+ music; ROM by A&L Software
  • Yie Ar Kung Fu I SCC
  • the classic Yie Ar Kung Fu I with SCC/SCC+ music; ROM by A&L Software
  • Yie Ar Kung Fu II SCC
  • the classic Yie Ar Kung Fu II with SCC/SCC+ music; ROM by A&L Software
  • Zanac 3
  • original Zanac with only level 0, released in Brazil as "Zanac 3"; ROM by A&L Software
  • Zanac Excellent
  • 128k MSX2 game, ASCII 16Kb MegaROM; ROM by A&L Software

    ExecROM patchfiles
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  • 1942 (MSX1)
  • a patch for playing 1942 (MSX1) with ExecROM; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • 1942 (MSX2)
  • a patch for playing 1942 (MSX2) with ExecROM; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • A-Class Mahjong
  • a patch for playing A-Class Mahjong with ExecROM; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • Act Man
  • a patch for playing Act Man in invincible mode; by Wilson Pilon with info provided by Werner Kai
  • Aleste
  • a patch for running Aleste with ExecROM and also playing with 99 or infinite lives; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • American Soccer
  • a patch for running American Soccer with ExecROM; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • Andorogynous
  • a patch for running Andorogynous with ExecROM; by A&L Software
  • Animal Wars 2
  • a patch for running Animal Wars 2 in invincible mode; by Dante "Atom" Nishida with info provided by Paulo Maluf
  • Arkanoid 2
  • a patch for playing Arkanoid 2 with ExecROM; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • Ashguine 1
  • a patch for playing Ashguine 1 with ExecROM; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • Ashguine 2
  • a patch for playing Ashguine 2 with ExecROM; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • Athletic Land
  • a patch for playing Konami's Athletic Land with 255 lives; by Wilson Pilon
  • Back to the Future
  • a patch for playing Back to the Future with infinite lives; by Wilson Pilon
  • Bank Panic
  • a patch for playing Bank Panic with infinite lives; by Wilson Pilon
  • Boogie Woogie Jungle
  • a patch for playing Boogie Woogie Jungle with infinite lives; by Wilson Pilon
  • Bosconian
  • a patch for playing Bosconian with 255 lives; by Wilson Pilon
  • Bouken Roman
  • a patch for playing Bouken Roman with infinite lives; by Wilson Pilon with info provided by Werner Kai
  • Bubble Bobble
  • a patch for running Bubble Bobble with ExecROM; by A&L Software
  • Burger Time
  • a patch for running Burger Time with ExecROM; by A&L Software
  • Candoo Ninja
  • a patch for playing Candoo Ninja with infinite lives; by Wilson Pilon
  • Car Jamboree
  • a patch for playing Car Jamboree with infinite lives; by Wilson Pilon
  • Circus Charlie
  • a patch for playing Konami's Circus Charlie with infinite lives; by Wilson Pilon
  • City Connection
  • a patch for playing City Connection with infinite lives; by Wilson Pilon
  • Commando
  • a patch for running Commando with ExecROM; by A&L Software
  • Cosmo Explorer
  • a patch for playing Cosmo Explorer with infinite energy and fuel; by Wilson Pilon
  • Craze
  • a patch for playing Craze with ExecROM; by Wilson Pilon
  • Cross Blaim
  • a patch for playing Cross Blaim with ExecROM; by Wilson Pilon
  • Daiva Story
  • a patch for running Daiva Story with ExecROM; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • Darwin 4078
  • a patch for running Darwin 4078 with ExecROM; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • Deep Forest
  • a patch for running Deep Forest with ExecROM; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • Dig Dug
  • a patch for playing Dig Dug with infinite lives; by Wilson Pilon
  • Digital Devil Story 
  • a patch for running Digital Devil Story (goodset package) with ExecROM; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • Doki Doki Penguin Land
  • a patch for playing Doki Doki Penguin Land with infinite lives; by Wilson Pilon
  • Dragon Quest II
  • a patch for running Dragon Quest II with ExecROM; by A&L Software
  • Dragon Quest
  • a patch for playing Dragon Quest with ExecROM; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • Dragon Slayer 4 (MSX1)
  • a patch for playing Dragon Slayer 4 for MSX1 with ExecROM; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • Dragon Slayer 4
  • a patch for playing Dragon Slayer 4 with ExecROM; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • Elevator Action
  • a patch for playing Elevator Action with infinite lives; by A&L Software
  • Exoide Z
  • a patch for playing Exoide Z with infinite lives; by Wilson Pilon
  • Famicle Parodic
  • a patch for running Famicle Parodic with ExecROM; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • Family Boxing
  • a patch for running Family Boxing with ExecROM; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • Formation Z
  • a patch for playing Formation Z with infinite lives; by Wilson Pilon
  • Front Line
  • a patch for playing Front Line with infinite lives; by Wilson Pilon
  • Galaga
  • a patch for playing Galaga with infinite lives; by Wilson Pilon
  • Gryzor (Contra)
  • a patch for running Gryzor (Contra) in invincible mode; by Dante "Atom" Nishida with info provided by Paulo Maluf
  • Gulkave
  • a patch for playing Gulkave in invincible mode; by Wilson Pilon
  • Gyawanburaa (MSX1)
  • a patch for running MSX1 Gyawanburaa with ExecROM and also playing in MSX1 mode or without FM; by A&L Software
  • Gyawanburaa (MSX2)
  • a patch for running MSX2 Gyawanburaa with ExecROM and also playing without FM; by A&L Software
  • Gyrodine
  • a patch for playing Gyrodine in invincible mode; by Wilson Pilon
  • Haunted Boy
  • a patch for playing Haunted Boy in invincible mode; by Wilson Pilon
  • Ikari Warriors
  • a patch for running Ikari Warriors with ExecROM; by A&L Software
  • Kikikaikai
  • a patch for running Kikikaikai with ExecROM; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • King Kong 2
  • a patch for running King Kong 2 in invincible mode; by Dante "Atom" Nishida with info provided by Paulo Maluf
  • King's Valley 2 (MSX2)
  • a patch for running King's Valley 2 (MSX2) in invincible mode; by Dante "Atom" Nishida with info provided by Paulo Maluf
  • King's Valley I
  • a patch for playing Konami's King's Valley I with 99 lives or in invincible mode; by Wilson Pilon
  • Knightmare
  • a patch for playing Konami's Knightmare in invincible mode; by Wilson Pilon
  • Konami's Soccer
  • a patch for playing only penalties on Konami's Soccer; by MSX Core Club
  • Legendly Knight
  • a patch for playing Legendly Knight with ExecROM; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • Lupin - Castle of Zariostro
  • a patch for playing Lupin - Castle of Zariostro with ExecROM; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • Magical Kid Wiz
  • a patch for running Magical Kid Wiz with ExecROM; by A&L Software
  • Metal Gear 2 (English/Portuguese)
  • a patch for running Metal Gear 2 (English/Portuguese) with ExecROM; by A&L Software
  • Metal Gear 2 (Japanese)
  • a patch for running Metal Gear 2 (Japanese) with ExecROM; by A&L Software
  • Mopi Ranger
  • a patch for playing Mopi Ranger with 99 lives; by Wilson Pilon
  • Mr. Ghost
  • a patch for playing Mr. Ghost with ExecROM; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • Nekketsu Judo
  • a patch for playing Nekketsu Judo with ExecROM; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • Nemesis 1 SCC/SCC+
  • a patch for playing Nemesis SCC/SCC+ in invincible mode; by A&L Software
  • Nemesis 1
  • a patch for playing Nemesis 1 with hidden options and invincible mode; by A&L Software
  • Nemesis 2
  • a patch for playing Nemesis 2 with hidden options and invincible mode; by A&L Software
  • Nemesis 3
  • a patch for playing Nemesis 3 - that crashes on some MSX1 machines - and also playing in invincible mode; by A&L Software
  • NinjaKun
  • a patch for playing NinjaKun with ExecROM; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • Outrun
  • a patch for playing Outrun with ExecROM; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • Parodius
  • a patch for playing Parodius in invincible mode; by A&L Software
  • PayLoad
  • a patch for playing Pay Load with initial speed of 240KM/h; by Wilson Pilon
  • Penguin Wars 2
  • a patch for playing Penguin Wars 2 with ExecROM; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • Pennant Race 2
  • a patch for running Pennant Race 2 with ExecROM and fixing game to run on subslots; by A&L Software
  • Pippols
  • a patch for playing Konami's Pippols in invincible mode; by Wilson Pilon and A&L Software
  • Quarth
  • a patch for playing Quarth with ExecROM; by Wilson Pilon
  • R-Type
  • a patch for fixing FM and MSX2 detection, improving game interrupt routine and allowing invulnerability; by Fábio Ricardo Schmidlin
  • Rastan Saga
  • a patch for playing Rastan Saga with ExecROM; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • Romancia
  • a patch for running Romancia with ExecROM; by A&L Software
  • Salamander
  • a patch for playing Salamander in invincible mode; by A&L Software
  • Scramble Formation
  • a patch for running Scramble Formation with ExecROM and also playing with infinite lives; by Dante "Atom" Nishida (infinite lives cheat provided by Paulo Maluf)
  • Seikima 2
  • a patch for running Seikima 2 with ExecROM; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • Space Manbow
  • a patch for running Space Manbow in invincible mode; by Dante "Atom" Nishida with info provided by Paulo Maluf
  • Super Laydock
  • a patch for running Super Laydock with ExecROM and also playing in invincible mode; by A&L Software
  • Super Runner
  • a patch for running Super Runner with ExecROM; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • Theseus
  • a patch for playing Theseus with infinite energy; by A&L Software
  • Twinbee
  • a patch for playing Konami's Twinbee with infinite lives; by A&L Software
  • Vampire Killer
  • a patch for running Vampire Killer in invincible mode and also enabling its internal "Game Master"; by Dante "Atom" Nishida with info provided by Paulo Maluf
  • Xevious
  • a patch for running Xevious with ExecROM and also playing in invincible mode; by Dante "Atom" Nishida
  • Yie Ar Kung Fu I
  • a patch for playing Konami's Yie Ar Kung Fu I with infinite lives; by Wilson Pilon
  • Zanac 1
  • a patch for playing round 0 on Zanac 1 (known in Brazil as "Zanac 3") and infinite lives; by A&L Software and Wilson Pilon
  • Zanac Excellent
  • a patch for running Zanac Excellent with ExecROM and also playing in invincible mode or with 255 lives; by A&L Software and Dante "Atom" Nishida

    Support Softwares
  • PMARC MSX
  • PMARC/PMEXT compressor/de-compressor for MSX platform, by Yoshihiko Mino; self-extract package; freeware
  • PMARC MSDOS
  • PMARC/PMEXT compressor/de-compressor for PC platform, ported by Wolverine Logan; self-extract package; freeware


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    This page update: 10/05/05