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Snatcher translation status

by snout on 01-09-2002, 00:27
Topic: Translations

Source: MSX Mailinglist

Daniel Caetano has almost finished translating Konami's Snatcher to Portuguese. The translation scripts are being updated so translation to other languages becomes a lot easier. The automatic break-line feature of the script importer is almost running perfect as well.But, more important, a tool to run Snatcher from harddisk is created.

Book `MSX friends offline`

by snout on 30-08-2002, 11:29
Topic: MSX Related

MSX friends offline is a 36-page booklet with information on creating fractals, 3D graphics and (semi)-artificial intelligence on MSX in BASIC. The booklet has just been introduced in Japan and costs 800 yen (ex. shipping).

HansO site updates

by snout on 29-08-2002, 13:27
Topic: Websites

Today, Hans Otten's MSX hardware/documentation site was updated. New additions:Hans Oranje (Hardware Partners Nederland and HCC MSX gg) is a very knowledgeble MSX hardware designer and still active with updates.He has recently done a memory upgrade of a Philips NMS8250 to 1Mb using a 30 pins SIMM.

We reported earlier that the Japanese mobile phones which are operating through the J-Sky network can play Java games from Konami and much more other Japanese game companies for a small one time fee or monthly fee.In the meantime those Java powered phones have evolved to the second level, currently with the release of Sharp`s J-SH51 wich features a faster Java engine, can execute downloaded code u

C-BIOS 0.05

by snout on 26-08-2002, 20:28
Topic: Emulation

Source: Boukichi

Boukichi released a new version of C-BIOS, the rewritten BIOS compatible with the original MSX BIOS.New BIOS-CALLS implemented are: INITGRP (only for Screen 2), CHGMOD and H.STKE. Also the memory recognition system has been rewritten, some bugs were fixed and a sound-test was added!Boukichi is still looking for a new name of this BIOS. Mail him if you have a nice suggestions.

PSG replacement in FPGA

by snout on 26-08-2002, 11:57
Topic: MSX Revival

Source: MSX Mailinglist

Marco Antonia Simon Dal Poz has succeeded in making a PSG replacement in FPGA. To test this, he disconnected the PSG chip from an MSX and connected the FPGA to it. And it all worked like a charm.One of the benefits of this FPGA chip is that it does not depend on a 4MHz clock.

Snatcher Portuguese 0.7.0

by snout on 26-08-2002, 11:51
Topic: Translations

Source: MSX Mailinglist

The Snatcher translation project is very close to completion. Daniel Caetano released a new version, in which all texts are translated to portuguese.Currently, Daniel is fixing some linebreak trouble whilst optimizing the game as well.

Padial Bi-directional LPT-port

by snout on 26-08-2002, 11:40
Topic: Hardware

Source: MSX Mailinglist

Leonardo Padial created a bi-directional parallel printer port for MSX, to be used on an extension card.

Pharaohs` Curse released

by Sander on 25-08-2002, 16:21
Topic: MSX Related
Tags: Remakes

Source: The Adrenaline Vault

One of our users pointed us out to a remake of the classic MSX Game Kingsvalley (II) back in March. I was just visiting the Adrenaline Vault and noticed that there is a demo of the final release that you can download. The main difference with the full version that you can buy for $19 at Dexterity Software is that it lacks the level editor.

Another milestone has been reached; we just got past 250,000 unique visitors. Not bad for a site about a 20 year old homecomputer system, huh? Wink Our statistics also show that it took 4 years to get 200,000 visitors, but the last 50,000 came this year already! Wow!

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