You and MSX (lets doing some statistics)

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Por andrear1979

Expert (93)

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19-09-2014, 22:53

1 - around 1987 (gift)
2 - Philips VG8010
3 - 8 years old
4 - no MSX2
5 - n/a
6 - between 5 and 10 games
7 - Blagger
8 - n/a
9 - at 15 I started using a PC, but never truly left MSX Smile
10 - I work as a programmer and started progamming in MSX BASIC, so yes!
11 - Italy

Por PoopMoose

Supporter (4)

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20-09-2014, 01:33

1- 1987
2 - Gradiente Expert 1.1
3 - 13
4 - Yes
5 - 1989. Same model, upgraded to MSX2.
6 - less than 5
7 - Sky Jaguar
8- Undead Line
9 - Yes, 1991, for an IBM PC AT 286 compatible.
10 - No.
11 - Brazil

Por sd_snatcher

Prophet (3019)

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20-09-2014, 04:52

1- 1988
2- Sharp Hotbit 1.2, with a Sharp HB-3600 disk drive.
3- 14
4- Yes
5- 1990. The same Hotbit was upgraded to MSX2 using a kit by DDX
6- No original games back then. Given the closed market those were nearly impossible to find, and awfully expensive.
7- Knightmare
8- Space Manbow
9- Never left the MSX scene. But got a Pentium-100 PC in 1995. Moved to Macs in 2006.
10- Yes
11 - Brazil

Por AxelStone

Prophet (2662)

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20-09-2014, 11:09

1- Xmas 1986
2- Sony HB-F9S
3- 11
4- Allready upgraded
5- -
6- more than thirty
7- Penguin Adventure
8- Vampire Killer
9- From 2000 - 2010 I didn't have a physical MSX althought I used emulators. I never abandoned MSX use really.
10- No, web developer.
11- Spain

Por sjoerd

Hero (593)

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20-09-2014, 11:57

1- I bought my own MSX early 1990's, A NMS8250 upgraded to MSX2+.
2 - But before that I got a VG8020 from my uncle in 1988 or 1989.
3 - When I was around 12 year old.
4/5 - I got a NMS8220 some years later.
6 - I didn't buy many original games. I think Vampire Killer was the first. So let's say between 5 or 10. Wink
7 - Yie ar Kunfu. the cassette version. Or beamrider.
8 - Boulderdash.
9 - No. Although on the moment no physical MSX is on my desk.
10 - No.
11 - The Netherlands.

Por Meits

Scribe (5440)

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20-09-2014, 12:28

1- what is the year when you bought your first MSX ?
1986, dad bought it

2 - Which model?
Philips VG-8235

3 - How old were you?
9

4 - Did you upgrade to MSX2?
Nope

5 - If yes, what year? Which Model ?

6 - Estimate how many originals games (or software) you bought at this time (in '80 '90) ?
>between 5 and 10 - >between 10 and 20? - >Between 20 and 30? >more than 30?
Between 20 and 30 (games)
Way more than 30 (demos, music disks, utilities. Demos and music disks were sold in the Netherlands)

7 - If you think about your first MSX, which title comes instantly to your mind?
River Raid

8 - If you think about your first MSX2, which title comes instantly to your mind?
River Raid

9 - Did you leave the MSX at a time? For which computer ? and when?
1999, built a PC. Inactive in the scene between 1997 and 2004

10 - Do you think your current job, have something to do with the MSX?
Yes, the owner of the company is Genic.

11 - Please indicate your home country (When you bought your first MSX)
Netherlands

Por Prodatron

Paragon (1788)

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20-09-2014, 15:30

Probably not the usual history but I am honest...

1- what is the year when you bought your first MSX ?
2005

2 - Which model?
Philips VG-8020

3 - How old were you?
30

4 - Did you upgrade to MSX2?
Yes

5 - If yes, what year? Which Model ?
2005, Philips VG-8235

6 - Estimate how many originals games (or software) you bought at this time (in '80 '90) ?
1 (Manbow 2, but it was in 2007)

7 - If you think about your first MSX, which title comes instantly to your mind?
Fruity Frank

8 - If you think about your first MSX2, which title comes instantly to your mind?
Pac-Man for SymbOS

9 - Did you leave the MSX at a time? For which computer ? and when?
2008-2012 (for the Knight Industries Two Thousand)

10 - Do you think your current job, have something to do with the MSX?
Yes, I am a programmer and still like the actual Microsoft IDEs and Operating Systems

11 - Please indicate your home country (When you bought your first MSX)
Germany

Por edoz

Prophet (2159)

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20-09-2014, 15:56

1- what is the year when you bought your first MSX ?
1985

2 - Which model?
Toshiba HX-10

3 - How old were you?
8

4 - Did you upgrade to MSX2?
Yes

5 - If yes, what year? Which Model ?
1989, Philips NMS8220 with extended 360 kb disc drive

6 - Estimate how many originals games (or software) you bought at this time (in '80 '90) ?
Not sure anymore. In the early '80 I copied a lot of tapes. Later when I had something to [
spend I bought some titles. But this was more in the nineties (On Fairs)

7 - If you think about your first MSX, which title comes instantly to your mind?
Chuckie Egg, Kings Valley 1

8 - If you think about your first MSX2, which title comes instantly to your mind?
Giana Sisters as this one could run with 64k

9 - Did you leave the MSX at a time? For which computer ? and when?
1991. For a pc 286 at 33 Mhz.

10 - Do you think your current job, have something to do with the MSX?
Yes, I work with Medical IT solutions in Healthcare.

11 - Please indicate your home country (When you bought your first MSX)
It was Hengelo, The Netherlands

Por cklayman

Champion (297)

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20-09-2014, 16:08

1- what is the year when you bought your first MSX ?
2008
2 - Which model?
Yamaha YIS-503IIR
3 - How old were you?
31-32
4 - Did you upgrade to MSX2?
Yes
5 - If yes, what year? Which Model ?
2009, YIS-503IIIR
6 - Estimate how many originals games (or software) you bought at this time (in '80 '90) ?
>between 5 and 10 - >between 10 and 20? - >Between 20 and 30? >more than 30?
Did not own any software in the 80-90. Only started buying in 2008, by now have a few dozen games/utilities.
7 - If you think about your first MSX, which title comes instantly to your mind?
Knightmare, Zanac
8 - If you think about your first MSX2, which title comes instantly to your mind?
Vampire Killer
9 - Did you leave the MSX at a time? For which computer ? and when?
I never owned MSX in the 80 and 90s but yes, I kinda left it for the PC.
10 - Do you think your current job, have something to do with the MSX?
Yes
11 - Please indicate your home country (When you bought your first MSX)
Bought my MSX after moved to the USA. First saw the computers in the former USSR.

Por Manuel

Ascended (15541)

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20-09-2014, 20:45

1- what is the year when you bought your first MSX ?

My dad bought us an MSX in 1986 (or early 1987).

2 - Which model?

A Philips VG 8020/20.

3 - How old were you?

9 or 10.

4 - Did you upgrade to MSX2?

Yes.

5 - If yes, what year? Which Model ?

In 1993 I convinced my dad to buy a Sony HB-G900P (for the disk drive mostly), as I was completely dead tired of using cassette tapes. I expanded this basic MSX2 later that year with 512kB mapper, fast diskROM, 192kB VRAM, MSX-DOS2, slot layout adjustment and added a 2nd disk drive.

6 - Estimate how many originals games (or software) you bought at this time (in '80 '90) ?
>between 5 and 10 - >between 10 and 20? - >Between 20 and 30? >more than 30?

I have bought at least two original tape games in the late eighties, early nineties (I remember: Reflex (in a shop) and Vampire (mail order via Time Soft, I think). My dad got an original game with the 8020 "Winter Olympics" (he originally got another game, but several were swapped as they didn't work (we didn't know about POKE -1,170 back then)). For my birthday I got "Formula One Simulator" and "Space Walk". And we also got a tape from people we knew who didn't use it anymore (Top Roller). I remember buying my first 2 cartridges games 2nd hand on the MSX Fair in Tilburg in 1993 or so (Uşas and Metal Gear).

7 - If you think about your first MSX, which title comes instantly to your mind?

The Maze of Galious.

8 - If you think about your first MSX2, which title comes instantly to your mind?

None in particular Smile

9 - Did you leave the MSX at a time? For which computer ? and when?

Not really left it ever. But I did get hooked on UNIX when going to university.

10 - Do you think your current job, have something to do with the MSX?

Yes, I made my job of my hobby. (I'm now a software engineer.)

11 - Please indicate your home country (When you bought your first MSX)

The Netherlands.

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