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asMSX 0.11c

by snout on 31-12-2004, 00:22
Topic: Development

Today a new version of Eduardo Robsy's Z80 compiler asMSX was released. In this new version a few minor bugfixes were implemented. What is more important is that it now comes with a set of easy-to-use tools that come in very handy when developing MSX software. The included tools are binDB, RLEpack, PCX2MSX and MSXwav.

ExecROM 1.2c

by snout on 31-12-2004, 00:14
Topic: Software
Tags: Utilities

After releasing several patches for ExecROM today and earlier this week a new version of ExecROM itself was released by Adriano Camargo Rodrigues da Cunha as well. ExecROM can be used to load ROM files into a MegaRAM cartridge.

Game Sound Legend - Premium box

by snout on 30-12-2004, 16:50
Topic: Music

Scritron Digital Contents announced they will release a very special box with 8 cds and 1 DVD full of classic sounds from arcade and console games from the 80s and 90s. The eighth (bonus) disc is a special MSX cd which contains Konami shoot'em-up soundtracks.

More ExecROM patches

by snout on 30-12-2004, 15:28
Topic: Software

Earlier this week a set of 10 Execrom patches were released by Adriano Camargo Rodrigues da Cunha. These patches can be used to run MSX games from MegaRAM cartridges and sometimes add optional cheats. As of today 7 new ExecROM patches are available.

MSX Network to RS232 device

by tnt23 on 30-12-2004, 15:23
Topic: Hardware

The Russian Yamaha YIS-805/YIS-503 MSX computers have a rather unique feature for MSX computers. As they were used for educational purposes, they were designed to work in a student/teacher network and were thus equipped with a network module. tnt23 has recently figured out a way to connect MSX computers with such network modules to the RS232 port of a PC using a fairly easy-to build device.

MRC MuSiXmas Challenge: Results

by snout on 28-12-2004, 17:10
Topic: MRC
Tags: Challenges

A nice and quick challenge doesn't go without nice and quick results, so here they already are: the results to the MRC MuSiXmas Challenge. The juror of this challenge, Hally of Vorc.org, carefully listened to all the entries, giving each a rating. The following results are the outcome:

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ExecROM patches

by snout on 28-12-2004, 16:43
Topic: Software

Adriano Camargo Rodrigues da Cunha released 10 new patches for the MegaRAM romloader ExecROM. These patches make it possible to play the games Kikikaikai, NinjaKun, Darwin 4078, Seikima 2, Legendly Knight, Nemesis 3, Rastan Saga, Mr.

EatBlue! 2004 level editor 0.1

by MsxKun on 28-12-2004, 15:22
Topic: Software

MSXKun just finished a level editor for the MSX ROM he made himself: Eat BLue! 2004. This ROM was part of the MsxDev'04 competition and is able to load user levels. And as of now it's possible to create those levels with the leveleditor.

Most important MSX news of 2004 [nominations]

by snout on 27-12-2004, 22:32
Topic: MRC
Tags: Polls

Last year the first edition of the "Most important MSX news of..." megapoll was held. We liked it a lot and therefore decided to make a tradition out of it. So as of today you can send in your nominations for the "Most important MSX news of 2004" megapoll.

MRC MuSiXmas Challenge: Closed

by snout on 27-12-2004, 03:08
Topic: MRC
Tags: Challenges

10 days before Christmas we got the idea to do a nice theme-based music competition. The MRC MuSiXmas Challenge was born. In Christmas spirit, every contestant would get one prize by default: a cool MSX button. The winner of the challenge (soon to be announced) wins an extra prize: ASCII's MSX Magazine 1 (including MSXPLAYer).

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