Noob to MSX, Which System should i get? (MSX, MSX2/Brand Etc..)

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Por mars2000you

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03-03-2016, 20:45

I don't know exactly how many Japanese games require this rom, but it's probably essential for some RPG's.

It's better to have a MSX with diskdrive. The standard for the disk is indeed 3.5" simple density (360kB) or double density (720kB).

Por Brandon Jay Stickle

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03-03-2016, 20:46

i have some 1.44mb floppys, if i needed software on these could the MSX take them?

Por mars2000you

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03-03-2016, 20:52

No, this format is not supported by MSX.

Por Brandon Jay Stickle

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03-03-2016, 20:52

interesting... Thank you for the information!

Por Grauw

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03-03-2016, 21:00

Yes the 1.44M (HD) floppies will work when you format them as 720K (DD) on the MSX.

In theory it’s not ideal because the magnetic layer of HD disks has slightly different characteristics, so real DD disks are better, but I’ve used tons of HD disks in the past without any problems when DD disks became more scarce (nowadays they will be difficult to find I think). If the MSX drive was replaced with a PC drive, you may have to put a piece of opaque tape over the hole on the bottom right side of the disk.

Por mars2000you

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03-03-2016, 20:54

Brandon Jay Stickle wrote:

interesting... Thank you for the information!

Read again my message, I've edited it. The trick I've mentioned (black tape to hide a hole on disks) is to use MSX disks on PC, but it's not guaranteed to work with recent versions of Windows.

Por Brandon Jay Stickle

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03-03-2016, 20:58

oh i gotcha!

Por Manuel

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03-03-2016, 21:46

I think there are only a few Japanese games that are worth playing that require a kanji ROM. Most great games don't need one.

Por Brandon Jay Stickle

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03-03-2016, 21:49

where would i find one of these, or a better question, What would be the name of the Cartridge?

Por Manuel

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03-03-2016, 22:19

What are you talking about?

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