x68000 Cheat Sheet

Keyboard Shortcuts

Reboot the console using the keyboard

  • Press CTRL + OPT.1 + DEL at any time. Note this doesn’t work in every game/application

Clear SRAM

  • Hold CLEAR on boot

Force Booting to Floppy

  • Hold Opt.1 right after reset


Quit and Launch a Game/Application Quickly

  • Navigate to a directory containing !Start.bat
  • Tap ‘Q’, ‘Q’, and it’ll quit LHES and start the game/application

Writing Floppies

Convert Floppy Images

  1. Most games will be in DIM format, convert the game you want to XDF using the “Virtual Floppy Image Converter” Windows utility
  2. Name the disk files:
    • DISK.2HD (for games with one disk)
    • DISK1.2HD, DISK2.2HD, etc. (for games with two or more disks)

Move Floppy Images to Hard Drive Image

  1. Open you disk image in the “DiskExplorer” Windows utility
  2. Create a folder called “GamesToWrite” at the root of the image then create a folder within that folder for the game you are writing
  3. Drag the disk files (XDF) over to the folder in DiskExplorer
  4. Exit DiskExplorer

Write Hard Drive Image to SD

  1. Plug in a MicroSD to your PC
  2. Open the “WinImage” Windows utilitySelect “Disk” -> “Restore Virtual Hard Disk image on physical drive…”
  3. Select the SD card and select the the disk image you edited above
  4. When finished, eject the MicroSD card, remove it, and insert it in your SCSI2SD hardware attached to x68000.

Format a Floppy Using a x68000 Floppy Drive

  1. Boot the x68000
  2. Once LHES starts, navigate to the GamesToWrite folder and exit to the command prompt (Press ‘Q’ then ‘Q’)
  3. Format a floppy disk:
    • Insert a new disk in drive 0
    • Load the driver with the following command:
      • 9SCDRV.X
    • Format the disk in drive 0 with the following command:
      • 9SCFMT.X /N0
    • Repeat for as many other disks as necessary pressing ‘Enter’ to continue or ‘ESC’ if done

Write a Disk Image

  1. Insert a formatted disk into drive 0
  2. Load the driver with the following command (only needed if you rebooted between steps):
    • 9SCDRV.X
  3. Write the image to disk with the following command:
    • DPACK.X -u0 DISK.2HD
  4. Repeat for other disks:
    • Ex: DPACK.X -u0 DISK1.2HD
  5. Test by inserting one or more disks and reboot (hold OPT.1 during boot if necessary to force boot from floppy)

Memory Expansion using the XSIMM10

  • Using 10MB of 60ns RAM
  • Dip Switch Settings:
    • S1 dip: (B1:0, B0:0, AZ:0, A1:0, A0:0)
    • S2 dip: (B2:1, B1:0, B0:1, AZ:1, A2:0, A1:0, A0:1)