Sourcing a MEGA65 ROM for the emulator can be tricky (licensing issues)
There is a pathway available to patch a C65 ROM into a MEGA65 ROM
In more recent times, a few community members have contributed scripts that will automate the retrieval of C65 rom over the net and patching it into a M65 rom. If you’re curious to try, take a look at:
Try out existing programs available for download on the MEGA65 filehost:
How do I use .prg and .d81 files with xemu?
Option 1: Drag’n’drop .prg and .d81 files onto the xemu window
Upon doing so, this popup window will appear. Typically you would do as follows:
For prg files: click “Run/injecting as PRG”
For .d81 files: click “Mount as D81”
Option 2: right-click via the context menu
Option 3: Use the “HDOS virtualisation” option
Alternatively, run xemu from the command-line with the -hdosvirt argument.
Then locate the HDOS folder as follows:
Then drop your PRG/.D81 files within the “hdos” folder in here:
Then back in xemu:
For PRG files, type: DLOAD "FILE.PRG",U12
For D81 files, type: MOUNT "MYDISK.D81" and can then do any of the following:
do a DIR to see the contents within.
You can press SHIFT + RUN-STOP to load the first file on the disk
If the disk contains an AUTOBOOT.C65 file, you can type BOOT to run it
You can use the cursor keys to moce to the start of any PRG file within the DIR listing and type / followed by RETURN key to load and run it
NOTE: When using this option, it’s probably best to rename all your files to be:
DOS 8.3 filenames.
E.g. “GNG.D81” (and not “Ghosts n Goblins.d81”)
I’d like to try to run “Intro Disk #02” in xemu!
Intro Disk#02 is available on the filehost here, and will let you browse through the many demos, games, music and tools created by the MEGA65 community over the past year. If you’d like to try it via the MEGA65 emulator. I’d recommend the following approach:
Un-zip all the files within the “intro2.zip” file into your “hdos” folder as per option 3 described earlier
Run xemu via the command-line and select the “INTRO2.D81” disk by default, e.g.: