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Ancient FM Soundcard for PC

by snout on 21-03-2002, 00:57
Topic: MSX Related

Source: Kurusugawa Electronics

Kurusugawa Electronics are developing a soundcard with ancient Yamaha FM sound chips. The Romeo soundcard features the YMF288 (OPL3) sound chip and the YAC513 D/A convertor (as used on the MoonSound cartridge).

Full Screen Video on MSX

by snout on 21-03-2002, 00:19
Topic: Software
Tags: Utilities

The creator of BMP2MSX has made another interesting tool. With the AS2 Player you can play full screen video files on your MSX computer in SCREEN 2. The advantage of SCREEN 2 is that the screen can be updated very fast, resulting in a high framerate. Needless to say that the image quality isn't perfect but.. it works! There are two demonstration files available. One for low bandwith (e.g.

BMP2MSX v1.11008 English

by Bart on 20-03-2002, 23:57
Topic: Development

Source: HRA's room

HRA released and english version of BMP2MSX. BMP2MSX is a tool to convert PC Bitmap images (.bmp) to MSX format (binary).

Pharaohs' Curse

by JEames on 20-03-2002, 23:11
Topic: MSX Related
Tags: Remakes

Maher F. Farag has just posted the latest version of Pharaohs' Curse, a remake of the all time MSX classic King''s Valley II. It's worth a download. Check the webpage!

TeddyWareZ released Tunez 2 for download

by Bart on 17-03-2002, 13:47
Topic: Software

Source: TeddyWareZ

TeddyWarez updated their site and released their latest SCC music disk for free download on their site.In total there are 19 SCC Blaffer music tracks on the disk. Check it out!

fMSXFAN v1.48 released

by anonymous on 17-03-2002, 09:56
Topic: Emulation

Version 1.48 of fMSXFan MSX-Emulator is out. Version 1.48 is available for both Windows and Linux. Some features of this emulator:

  • MSX-Dos2
  • Screen 10, 11 and 12
  • Interlacing (screen 5 and 7)
  • OPLL, PSG, SCC and 1BitPCM (not perfect)

Dutch Delta Soft has translated the first part of the Xak series into English, so finally we can all play the game and even understand what Latok, Pixie and Fray are talking about! According to the Delta Soft Homepage, the translated game will be available at the International MSX Meeting in Tilburg, the 20th of april.

V9958 video chips available

by anonymous on 12-03-2002, 14:23
Topic: Hardware

Gilberto Dosvualdo (gilberto.dosvualdo@alcatel.it) reported that he has Yamaha V9958 chips for sale, at $15 each. These chips are the video processor of MSX2+ and MSX Turbo-R computers, so they are used for upgrading MSX2 computers to MSX2+ (the computer BIOS must be replaced too in order to achieve a full upgrade).

FAT 16 v0.09

by snout on 12-03-2002, 12:58
Topic: Software
Tags: Utilities

Without us even noticing it, Okei released version 0.09 of his FAT16 driver. I just tested it on my Sunrise ATA-IDE interface and it seems to work just fine. You can download the patch here

Changes in this version

  • Different method of detecting a FAT16 partition.

fMSX-SDL 2.6.0.40

by anonymous on 11-03-2002, 16:36
Topic: Emulation

fMSX-SDL is another port of the great MSX emulator fMSX by Marat Fayzullin.It supports the MSX-AUDIO and MSX-MUSIC sounds systems.Together with the great VDP emulation of fMSX, this port is very suitable to emulate demo's.

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