You and MSX (lets doing some statistics)

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Por tvalenca

Paladin (728)

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22-09-2014, 17:56

1- what is the year when you bought your first MSX ?
My aunt bought her children in 1988 (or 1989), as a Chistmas gift. I borrowed it two years later.

2 - Which model?
Gradiente Expert DDPlus, with monochrome (green phosphor) display MBW-12.

3 - How old were you?
In 1990? 9 years old.

4 - Did you upgrade to MSX2?
No, at that time, never. But two years ago I bought myself a Panasonic MSX2+...

5 - If yes, what year? Which Model ?
2012, FS-A1WX

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 do not had any original software back then. Only copies.

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

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

9 - Did you leave the MSX at a time? For which computer ? and when?
Yes, since that MSX wasn't mine, I returned it when my father bought me my own pc, in 1994. It was a 486SLC with CGA graphics and green phosphor monitor.

10 - Do you think your current job, have something to do with the MSX?
abso-f**kin-lutely! Wink It was when I first discovered how fun computers are (not just the games).

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

Por yzi

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22-09-2014, 20:55

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

I didn't buy my first MSX, I got it as a present. Around 1985-1986, I'd say. I can't tell exactly, I'd have to check some old home videos or something.

2 - Which model?

Spectravideo SVI-728. Or actually - does this count, but the very first MSX thingy was the SVI-606 MSX adapter contraption for the Spectravideo SVI-318. The senselessness of that thing was beyond description, so we returned it after a week.

3 - How old were you?

9 or 10.

4 - Did you upgrade to MSX2?

Not really - except that I got an SVI 738 X'press pretty soon after the 728, and it had the MSX2 VDP, meaning that I could play with the custom color palette registers in BASIC. And the 80 character mode. I got my first MSX2 Philips NMS 8255 much later in the 2000s, but the exact year is debated. I am too old, I can't even remember what DECADE it was, but Marq says it was even as late as 2008. Hard to believe?

6 - Estimate how many originals games (or software) you bought at this time (in '80 '90) ?

Around 15 games, and some shareware stuff. My main use for the X'press was BASIC programming.

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

F1 Spirit for the 738... but it wasn't the first one. The first one was "Emerald Isle". Or if the SVI MSX adapter counts, then the very first game was Flight Path 737 - which was a totally insane experience, first for a kid my age but especially because of the "adapter" which was a crazy thing. The English text adventures were also "quite" hard.

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

Nothing really! It was just the machine, and I bought it because in the 80s I always wanted a big PC style MSX2 with a detachable keyboard, and all those nice graphics modes. (and because I thought it was cheap)

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

Yes. I had kept all of my MSX stuff until 1994-1995, and then I sold them away... only 2 years before Marq and XXXXX founded Lieves!Tuore. Stupid me. Back then I had a 486 PC and Gravis Ultrasound, and the retro 8 bit tinkering fun hadn't kicked in yet.

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

Computers, yes. But MSX ... not really.

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

Finland.

Por ibantxuyn

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23-09-2014, 11:32

1.- 1984
2.- Spectravideo SVI-728
3.- 6 years old
4.- No until 1999
5.- Sony HB-F700S
6.- between 10-20
7.- Road Fighter, Zanac, Knightmare
8.- Vampire Killer
9.- Yes, in 1993 my parents bought me a 486PC (but I wanted a MSX2 with FDD and mouse!)
10.- The MSX was my first incursion in computing and since them I work with computers (I am a sysadmin)
11.- Spain

Smile

Por B4rret

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23-09-2014, 12:45

1- what is the year when you bought your first MSX ?
Dec. 1985
2 - Which model?
Sony HB501P
3 - How old were you?
11
4 - Did you upgrade to MSX2?
Yes, but not in 80s-90s
5 - If yes, what year? Which Model ?
2008, Panasonic A1ST
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?
Not sure, I think between 10 and 20
7 - If you think about your first MSX, which title comes instantly to your mind?
Maze of Galious
8 - If you think about your first MSX2, which title comes instantly to your mind?
Ys
9 - Did you leave the MSX at a time? For which computer ? and when?
Uhm, yes and not. I left it for a while in 1994 when a PC entered home, althought emulators were present in that pc soon (I think I use the first emulator in 1996).
10 - Do you think your current job, have something to do with the MSX?
Yes, of course (programmer)
11 - Please indicate your home country (When you bought your first MSX)
Spain

Por fernandomanuel.garciagarcia

Master (182)

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23-09-2014, 17:59

1- Dec. 1986

2 - HB-10P Sony

3 - 12

4 - Yes, but quite later

5 - 1999, Philips NMS8250

6 - '80 about 15, '90 about 10

7 - Plenty but Penguin Adventure the most

8 - Metal Gear

9 - PC end of 90's cos I found emulation :-)

10 - Sure, I am a developer because of that

11 - Spain
Evil

Por ericb59

Paladin (859)

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24-09-2014, 20:14

thank you all !

Need more data... come on .... Smile

Por mister.phr0zen

Expert (102)

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24-09-2014, 21:57

1- what is the year when you bought your first MSX ?
1986
2 - Which model?
Gradiente Expert 1.1
3 - How old were you?
14 y.o.
4 - Did you upgrade to MSX2?
Yes
5 - If yes, what year? Which Model ?
around 1989
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?
in Brazil we don´t have access to original software in that time, so... I bought from the "Piratehouses" Tongue (I am currently redeeming myself, and now I own between 200~400 original games)
7 - If you think about your first MSX, which title comes instantly to your mind?
Knightmare
8 - If you think about your first MSX2, which title comes instantly to your mind?
Aleste
9 - Did you leave the MSX at a time? For which computer ? and when?
I exchanged my Gradiente Expert (upgraded to 2.0) for one Amiga 1200, but in one week I sold it and bought another MSX 2.0 Smile
10 - Do you think your current job, have something to do with the MSX?
Completely, I am a senior systems analyst
11 - Please indicate your home country (When you bought your first MSX)
Brazil

Por BokanoiD

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24-09-2014, 23:33

1- what is the year when you bought your first MSX ?
I kind of 'took possession' of the one my father bought for his math experiments that he had running for a full week at times.

2 - Which model?
Canon V-20

3 - How old were you?
Must've been around 6 or 7?

4 - Did you upgrade to MSX2?
not at the time. I remember dreaming of a Turbo-R though.

5 - If yes, what year? Which Model ?
way later I did, I have now a stock Philips NMS8250 in use.

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 10 and 20 I guess

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

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

9 - Did you leave the MSX at a time? For which computer ? and when?
Yes, I bought an Amiga 500, around '90

10 - Do you think your current job, have something to do with the MSX?
Not directly, but BASIC programming has been a good entry for doing programming here and there.

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

Por slowerisbetter

Master (194)

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04-10-2014, 11:11

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

> 1983 I think

2 - Which model?

> Philips VG-8020 MSX-1

3 - How old were you?

> 8

4 - Did you upgrade to MSX2?

> Yes

5 - If yes, what year? Which Model ?

> Few years later ('86-ish) the VG-8235 and then the NMS-8250, 55 and then the 8280. I was writing and selling software by then, so my setup was meant to continue working on another computer when the first one inevitably crashed.

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?

> more than 30

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

> Nemesis 1, Roadfighter, Sorcery

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

> Nemesis 1,2,3 & Salamander

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

I still have all of them and they still work. I 'left' MSX for an Amiga 2000 begin '90s. But they always stood next to eachother (as they currently still do in my man cave).

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

I learned programming on MSX (basic, asm, pascal, c), I learned basic hardware on MSX, I learned getting the most out of a computer on MSX. Those things I use in my work as a programmer and manager of programmers. And I do want to do something with MSX again when I have more time, especially now that there is Symbos and a way to write applications for it, I believe it can come back to some form of actual productivity Smile

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

Netherlands.

Por amigaman07

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06-10-2014, 03:44

Darren here in Australia.

I lived in the UK, when I purchased my First MSX Computer.

1- what is the year when you bought your first MSX ?
1988

2 - Which model?
Mitsubishi MLF48

3 - How old were you?
18

4 - Did you upgrade to MSX2?
No

5 - If yes, what year? Which Model ?
N/A

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?
Over 100 Games

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

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

9 - Did you leave the MSX at a time? For which computer ? and when?
Yes, ATARI 1040STE and AMIGA 500 in 1990-1991

10 - Do you think your current job, have something to do with the MSX?
No

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

My Fave MSX Ever was and still is the Toshiba HX10 MSX, I like the Colours and the Keyboard Layout.

I currently have 5 MSX Machines, here in Australia. Including the SANYO MPC1 and CANON V20

Darren

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