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openMSX 0.5.1

by mth on 06-03-2005, 00:45
Topic: Emulation

A new edition of openMSX and Catapult, its user-friendly GUI/launcher, has just been released. The most important changes in this new release:

  • A redesigned ROM database. This new format is supported by both openMSX 0.5.1 and the next blueMSX; other emulators are welcome to adopt it as well.

A winter's tale mp3 - Update

by snout on 05-03-2005, 15:42
Topic: Music

The mp3 recording to one of the entries to the MRC Airwaves Challenge, A winter's tale by Meits, has been replaced with a new recording. The version we published was recorded at 60Hz, while it was intended for 50Hz. The result: a song that was a lot faster than it should be.


by snout on 04-03-2005, 20:37
Topic: Software
Tags: Utilities

Marcos Daniel, the author of Final Copy and the EPROM bits reorganizer released a tool for MSX which can create .DSK files and write .DSK files to disk.

Revista Jogos80 - Edition 1

by snout on 04-03-2005, 15:33
Topic: MSX Related

In November 2004, a new on-line magazine called Revista Jogos80 was launched. The pilot edition turned out to be a huge success, which resulted in the release of Revista Jogos80 - Edition 1 last week.

In this Brazilian magazine you can find information on retrogaming in general.

MSX-EMU mailinglist

by snout on 04-03-2005, 15:20
Topic: Websites

Yesterday, a new MSX mailinglist was opened, focusing entirely on MSX emulation. The main language of this mailinglist, MSX-EMU is Portuguese. Like several other MSX mailinglists, the service is provided by Yahoo! groups.

GFX lib 2005-03-03

by snout on 04-03-2005, 15:16
Topic: Development

The GFX library for Hitech-C is evolving rapidly. Today, a new version was released, incorporating several new functions to control the PSG. The GFX lib package now containts 12 examples (sources and compiled) to demonstrate the ease of use and power of this library.

Romancing Saga 3 - Battle song by Hackurl

by snout on 04-03-2005, 15:13
Topic: Music

Hackurl has released yet another MSX inspired song. This time he made an OPLL version of the battle song of Romancing Saga 3. On Hackurl's website you can find many other songs recorded with or inspired by MSX.


by snout on 04-03-2005, 15:10
Topic: MSX Related

Boukichi released a tool that converts Protracker songs to KSS files. KSS files can be played on PC with MSXPlug or on MSX with Nyyrikki's KSSplay.

Metal Gear Solid 4

by snout on 04-03-2005, 02:12
Topic: MSX Related

During the launch of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater in Berlin, Hideo Kojima confirmed that development of Metal Gear Solid 4 will begin shortly. He also revealed Solid Snake will return as the central character of the series.

MRC Airwaves Challenge - Closed

by snout on 04-03-2005, 01:33
Topic: MRC
Tags: Challenges

On January 26th we started a brand new MRC music composing challenge: the Airwaves challenge. The challenge resulted in 7 different songs, all with a common theme: modern music. Although this theme is subject to many different interpretations, the results speak for themselves.

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