Rookie drive NX Firmware update 2017-09-13

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Rookie drive NX Firmware update 2017-09-13

Big Thanks to Victor Martínez for his great effort and dedication to Rookie drive!!! Victor, you're the best!

Changes from last version

  • Rookie drive bootloader v1.2
    • Minor bugfixes
    • Better help screen
    •                    Rookie Drive Boot HELP 
      Keep pressed these keys at boot:
      [CTRL+R] Recovery Mode
      [ESC] Bypass Rookie ROM
      [D] Rookie Drive 720 Mode
      [N] Rookie Drive Nextor Mode
      [V] Toggle VDP Frequency
      [T] Turn on TURBO CPU
      Nextor Mode Keys:
      [CTRL] One drive each Nextor kernel
      [SHIFT] Prevent MSX-DOS kernels
      [0] Disable Disk emulation (EMUFILE)
      [1] Nextor: DOS1 Mode (Z80 mode)
      [2] Nextor: DOS1 Mode (R800 mode)
      [3] Nextor: Boot to the BASIC prompt
      [4] (Turbo R only):Biggest RAM mapper
      Rookie 720 Mode Keys:
      [SHIFT] Disable more diskROMs
      [CTRL] Prevent MSX-DOS kernels
      [CTRL]&[1] Force Z80 Mode(Turbo R)
      [1-9] Select DSK
      [0] Select Internal Floppy
      Rookie 720 in BASIC: 
      CALL HELP: Show commands
  • Rookie Drive 720 driver v1.3.7
    • Multi disk support (change the disk by pressing (1-9) or 0 to change to internal floppy disk drive)
    • Concatenated disk support (same procedure as Multi disk)
    • Enhanced compatibility, now compatible with lots of games, including Microcabin ones.
    • New tool for create USBMSX.INI from nextor.
    • ROOKDSK.COM v1.01 by Victor Martinez & Trunks
      for DSK emulator of Rookie Drive
      This program will create USBMSX.INI
      $Usage: ROOKDSK filename [/R]
      /R: Reset after create USBMSX.INI
      For mutiDSKs, last character of extension is the number of the key(1-9)
      Just select the DSK you want to start at boot.
      Keep pressed (D) at boot to jump to DSK Emulation Mode.
      In game, change disk with key (1-9)
      (0) key will change to internal floppy Disk
      Examples: ROOKDSK XAK.FD1 (and files are XAK.FD1,XAK.FD2,...)

File content

RECOVERY.DSK contains:

  • RDRECO.BIN, Rookie Drive Recovery v1.09 (binary format)

RDFIRMWA.ROM contains:

  • Rookie drive bootloader v1.2
  • Rookie Drive Recovery v1.09
  • Rookie Drive 720 driver v1.3.7
  • Rookie Drive Nextor driver v1.0
  • v1.00

Update procedure

Donwload and extract the .zip file in the root directory of USB pendrive, insert the USB pendrive in Rookie drive NX cartridge (Rookie drive needs to be inserted in your MSX), turn on your MSX computer, press CTL+R on boot, if Rookie drive recovey appears then press F1, confirm and the update will begin.

If the Rookie drive recovery doesn't appear, then  let your Rookie drive to boot RD720 (floppy disk emulator driver) or force by pressing "7" (or "D" on newer versions) at boot time. Once the BASIC prompts, type the following command:


And then


The Rookie drive recovery tool will apear.

    Rookie Drive Recovery v1.09
    USB device:  USB DISK 2.0
    Rookie Drive in slot: 1

    Press one of these keys:

    [F1] Install Firmware (RDFIRMWA.ROM)

    [F2] Install Disk-ROM (RDDISK.DSK)

    [F3] Erase Disk-ROM

     -Push [ESC] key to Reboot-

And then press F1 key to update the firmware, once the process ends press ESC to reboot the computer.