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Making of... Rambo Plus

by snout on 16-09-2004, 18:59
Topic: Development

Ricardo Bittencourt has written an article on how he developed the improved version of Rambo. You can read all about it on this website. The making of contains detailed information on how Ricardo managed to compress the improved data back into a ROM file that was not larger than the original game ROM.

Shalom (Knightmare 3) opening by Hackurl

by snout on 16-09-2004, 18:45
Topic: Music

Hackurl has released an MP3 of an SCC style mix of the opening of Konami's Shalom, the third part in the Knightmare saga. You can download the MP3 file from this website.

F-1 Spirit remake - Demo 11

by MP83 on 16-09-2004, 18:42
Topic: MSX Related
Tags: Remakes

A new demo version of the F-1 Spirit remake for PC has been released yesterday. This new version contains 2 new tracks, an improved Rally track, some new graphical effects and several bugfixes. A new version will either offer more tracks or a networking mode, depending on the outcome of a discussion that's currently going on on the Braingames forums.

Andrea Rossetti released a new version of his MSX sprite editor in Javascript, of which the first version was released in November 2003. With this tool you can draw 16x16 multicolor sprites, fill areas with color and save/restore a sprite (can be used as an "Undo" function).

Today Bodyhammer finished the new 'Darkness God of Destroy' website where he hosts several MSX related files like realtime articles, MWM songs, graphics, photoshoots. Furthermore the website contains an MSX DiskMag list, a tutorial on fMSX for DreamCast and a list of signs you're an MSX addict.

Amusement Center launches 'Plus'

by Sama on 12-09-2004, 16:25
Topic: MSX Revival

Last week, we reported about Amusement Center, a website owned by the company D4 Enterprise.

MRC Bounce Challenge - 8th entry by Nyyrikki

by snout on 12-09-2004, 13:31
Topic: MRC
Tags: Challenges

Nyyrikki, the developer of the Brainfuck entry to the Snowfall challenge and the Z80/R800 emulator for MSX likes to take an unexpected approach.

MMC drive interface

by snout on 12-09-2004, 12:51
Topic: Hardware

Sharksym has published the schematics on how to create an MMC card interface for MSX using an SCC mapper in this forum thread. Over there you can also see a picture of the final result. Using a patched diskROM and a 24kB flashROM BIOS it is possible to use the MMC card as if it was an external diskdrive.

Konamito - Restyled

by Konamito on 12-09-2004, 12:40
Topic: Websites

Konamito has completely restyled his website, which contains information on emulation, games, remakes and BASIC programs. The main part of the website consists out of the forums, by which Konamito hopes to contribute to the activity and collaboration in the Spanish MSX scene.

Altera, one of the largest and most well known developers of PLD chips, is holding the 'PLD World 2004' conference in Tokyo on October 29th, 2004. During this event many different companies will show their latest developments, demonstrating the power of FPGA.

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