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Passion MSX2 contest 2 - Closed

by wolf_ on 01-07-2010, 01:49
Topic: MRC
Tags: Challenges

A year ago, the second edition of the Passion MSX2 contest was announced soon after the first was concluded with two entries, Equivocal by TNI and Shift by Infinite.

Pandora-MSX 1.1.0

by wolf_ on 27-06-2010, 16:44
Topic: Emulation

Yesterday, Pandora-MSX 1.1.0 was released. This is Marat Fayzullin's fMSX, ported to Pandora, the compact handheld featuring a Qwerty keyboard and lots more. Once again a penguin gazes at you, at the Pandora website, certainly the most popular inhabitant of Antarctica we've ever come across.

The first part of another game exposed by only_69: Mortadelo y Filemon II, known also as Clever & Smart II or Mort & Phil II.

msxDS 0.84

by wolf_ on 25-06-2010, 11:58
Topic: Emulation

A new version of msxDS, an MSX/MSX2/MSX2+ emulator for DS/DS Lite, was released today. New in this version:

  • Fixed a small bug in the keyboard
  • Added Kanji ROM support
  • Added emulation clock (RTC)
  • Improved ROM support

Results of the 37th RUMSX GFX Contest

by aorante on 25-06-2010, 02:29
Topic: MRC
Tags: Challenges

Who doesn't yearn for fresh MSX graphics, preferably given in a weekly dose? Well, have we got a surprise for you! Ever heard of the half-yearly MSX RU (Reunion) which takes place in Barcelona? Well, if not, then now you did.

MSX Solutions: Hinotori

by Hydragon on 24-06-2010, 13:34
Topic: Websites

The Brazilian map maker only_69, couldn't resist to map a game during his stay in Japan.

PlaySoniq announced

by wolf_ on 21-06-2010, 00:19
Topic: Hardware

These are exciting times for MSX hardware. A day ago we reported about OPL4 Shockwave and Powergraph, and then SuperSoniqs bangs the door with their latest hardware project: PlaySoniq; lotsa fun things on a PCB which can open doors to new possibilities.


by rjp on 20-06-2010, 12:27
Topic: Hardware

Shockwave isn't the only news from Tecnobytes. During the second meeting of the year (June 2010), they started selling the Powergraph, a graphic board for MSX graphic board, compatible with the Graphics9000 (containing the V9990 VDP chip).

OPL4 Shockwave

by rjp on 20-06-2010, 11:58
Topic: Hardware

On the MSXRio' 2010 Fair in March, Ricardo Oazem of Tecnobytes released his soundboard: OPL4 Shockwave. The Shockwave is entirely compatible with the Moonsound, using OPL4 and 1Mb of Sample RAM. Oazem uses a DAC to improve sound quality.

Vampier videos - XAK 1 walkthrough

by wolf_ on 20-06-2010, 10:48
Topic: Software

Active video provider Vampier has once again done all the hard work for us. Thanks to all his videos we can sit back, relax, and see a game being finished. Without the joy of playing such games yourself, but also without the frustrations of not being able to finish such games. His latest effort is Micro Cabin's Xak 1, The Art of Visual Stage.

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