AX-230 photos/ROMs - How to update WiKi and BlueMSX?

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By gdx

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14-06-2018, 14:52

By Tabajara-Labs

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14-06-2018, 15:14

gdx wrote:

RGB pinout are not standard.
http://www.msx.org/wiki/RGB_%288-pin_DIN_45326%29

Sorry, let me rephrase this
MSX STANDARD RGB pinout. All the others are alien pinouts.

By mars2000you

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14-06-2018, 23:59

For the people interested by the details about the Games ROM:

* If you load it in a cartridge slot of an Arabic machine, the menu of this ROM replaces the normal menu of this machine (also on MSX2 machines, but in this case, options 1 to 4 wll fail and the message on the BASIC screen with option 7 will be a little strange!)

* option 5 = 15 educational Arabic games
1 = Young Artist (a megarom in the megarom) (*)
2 = Test Your Knowledge 2
3 = Double Face
4 = Cross Word
5 = Sea Horse
6 = Wonderful Child
7 = Multiply & Divide
8 = Ibn Malik (*)
9 = Proverbs
10 = Koufi (*)
11 = Trip to Mecca
12 = Magic Touch
13 = Discover The Computer
14 = Energy
15 = Our Arabic World (*)
(*) When extracted from the megarom, these roms don't work. It's versions that are different from the existing working dumps of the cartridges corresponding to these games.

* option 6 = 10 recreative European games
1= Mazes Unlimited
2 to 10 = see the menu (the titles are correct)
When extracted from the megarom, all these roms work, also on non-Arabic machines, but in most cases, you need to select the mapper Normal 4000h on blueMSX. (Autodetection leads to mirrored and most games seem to not work, but it's just an illusion!)

* General remark about the Arabic games: it's always better to run them on an Arabic machine, but some of them work without any problem on non-Arabic machines.

By gdx

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15-06-2018, 12:10

Tabajara-Labs wrote:

Sorry, let me rephrase this
MSX STANDARD RGB pinout. All the others are alien pinouts.

Can you describe the RGB connector of AX230?
I just want to add it to the wiki.

By Parn

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16-06-2018, 00:14

He means it's the same as the "National/Panasonic (except the FS-A1WSX), Sony, Yamaha MSX computers - Sanyo MSX2/2+ computers".

By gdx

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16-06-2018, 17:20

I compared Main-ROM from IC125.BIN file and AX230 ROMDUMP.rar. Why are they different?

By Tabajara-Labs

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16-06-2018, 19:01

gdx wrote:

I compared Main-ROM from IC125.BIN file and AX230 ROMDUMP.rar. Why are they different?

IC125 was read with an eprom burner
The other file (which I'm sure isn't the .rar you said) was read using saverom

By Manuel

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16-06-2018, 19:24

Perhaps it's a good idea to read out the chips again with the EPROM burner and redo the saveROM.com dump. There are some strange differences.

There are 2 blocks which have a missing byte at the start and an extra 00 at the end of them.

The first block is from 0D51-0DFF and the second from 4F51-4FFF.

At first sight, the EPROM dump seems to be correct. (Matching the AX170.)

By eimaster

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27-08-2018, 05:00

Ok. Now where can the ROMs and the XML configuration files be found & downloaded so we can run the AX230 on openMSX and try it?

By eimaster

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01-09-2018, 08:50

eimaster wrote:

Ok. Now where can the ROMs and the XML configuration files be found & downloaded so we can run the AX230 on openMSX and try it?

No reply! Maybe it isn't ready to be emulated in openMSX yet!

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