One Chip MSX

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Por Neogeomaniac67

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02-10-2012, 10:26

I'm new to the MSX and I have an opportunity to trade for a one chip MSX. It comes with the box and is in like new condition. Can someone help me out with a value so I know what is a fair trade for it? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You

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Por Haohmaru

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02-10-2012, 11:07

When they were still available, they sold new for 200 EUR.

Por Neogeomaniac67

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02-10-2012, 11:16

Would you know what they go for now? And thanks for that info.

Por snout

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02-10-2012, 11:52

The OCMs have become pretty scarce, so the prices have gone up quite a bit. I've seen them change owners for ~€ 500,- multiple times.

Por Neogeomaniac67

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02-10-2012, 12:13

Wow, i didn't think they were that rare. Thanks for the help!

Por Latok

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02-10-2012, 14:05

Well, the guy is doing his research, that's for sure.

Por vanfanel

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02-10-2012, 14:20

Or you can "build" one, even with additional joystick ports, for just 150 Euros, by using an Altera DE1 board Smile

Por Haohmaru

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02-10-2012, 14:31

If you think you need a FPGA MSX, then indeed building your own, like vanfanel said, using an Altera DE1 board would be the most sensible thing to do.

Por Neogeomaniac67

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02-10-2012, 15:57

Thank you for that information but I'm a technical idiot, lol. So that's out of the question for me. I can play them but I can't build them.

Por vanfanel

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02-10-2012, 19:22

No, Neogeomaniac67: you CAN build them. It's dead-easy: don't be fooled by the term "building". You won't build a thing, believe me (well, except for a nice case, wich you will want if you don't want your board to be exposed to dust, etc).

Step one: get the board. If you're spanish, use es.farnell.com to buy it. You'll get it next day!!

Step two: download Caro's latest test version, wich even has PAL and NTSC MSX support. Caro is the 1ChipMSX-AlteraDE1 inventor, my MSX hero, the man I'd marry if I'd be a woman. The file is here: http://www.caro.su/msx/ocm_de1/de1_vga_50hz.zip

Step three: connect the board to a PC with Linux or (puaajjjjj) lame-windows, load the Altera programmer wich comes with the board, set the board in programming mode (move a switch, that's all), choose "active serial programming", chose the POF file and click "program".

Step four: put mgload, romload, ep.com, etc.. in an SD card formatted in FAT16, along with some ROMs and DSKs... and there you go!!!

Now believe me: if you're an MSX fan, you'll get a physical MSX, NO software emulation, just programmable gate arrays. A true MSX2+ machine with AWESOME powers: loads of RAM, virtually enless HDD space, a FAST CPU and a VERY FAST VDP, on-board FM audio, Konami SCC.. Ohh man it makes me so horny I'll have to play Space Manbow to get a fix after I finish writting this!!

Por x-nen Aivalahostia

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02-10-2012, 19:47

I'm agree with Vanfel, you don't need any knowledge, just do the steps described in the previous post, It's fast, easy and the cheapest way to get an "1chip MSX"

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