General MSX beginner questions, regions, controllers, models?

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By snout

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09-05-2012, 15:15

Interesting sources of information like this is scattered all over the internet - and a lot of 'newbie' questions have frequently been answered to individuals in our forums. Our dream and goal is to provide all this information in a single, easily searchable and well categorized source in our wiki. But we can not do it by ourselfves, we need your help.

So a big thanks already to Noisepurge and Akiguchi for gathering this information and intending to publish it on our wiki. Please let us know if you need any help (or further information). Do keep in mind that the information in the wiki can always be edited and updated, so the initial information does not have to be complete or absolutely perfect. A good start will do just fine! :)

By Jorito

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09-05-2012, 15:24

I took the liberty of creating a new page in our wiki based on the link from Noisepurge. It's featured prominently on the wiki main page as the third link. And you can access it directly here: http://www.msx.org/wiki/MSX_for_beginners

Please feel free to add or change this document as you see fit, this is just a starting point!

By Noisepurge

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09-05-2012, 16:09

Excellent! Thanks Jorito, i was looking around the wiki already and could not find a "create new page" button anywhere Big smile I'll keep adding to that with new beginner info and questions as they arise!

By Jorito

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09-05-2012, 16:22

Great, Noisepurge!

As for creating a new wiki page, it's the same as on Wikipedia. Easiest way to add a new page is to just type a URL to a non existing page, like http://www.msx.org/wiki/YourNewPage.

(I deliberately let this example link to the current page as to prevent people from creating a lot of YourNewPage pages in the wiki. Just so you know that clicking on this link doesn't do anything!).

By wolf_

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09-05-2012, 16:51

Another way is to find an existing article that is somehow related, e.g. it could feature a link to a new article. In such a case, find a term in the existing article and put it between double brackets: [[TheActualTerm]], or [[TheActualTerm|worded more nicely]]. If all goes well, and you've in fact bracketed a new term that has no article yet, the resulting term will show up red in the article. Click that red term, and go!

By snout

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09-05-2012, 17:25

Took the liberty of adding a section about demos to the MSX for beginners page. List of demos based on those that made it to round 5 of our 'best msx demo ever' megapoll.

Say euhm, mth, if you're reading this. Any chance of adding Almost Real to the MRC downloads corner? ^_^

By Jorito

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09-05-2012, 17:54

Ehm, snoutmeister? It's already here.

But as I read here there apparently is a different version. It'd be nice to add it to the downloads database as a separate entry too!

By snout

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09-05-2012, 18:15

I completely agree on the NMS8245 being one of the best allround MSX2 computers available (and yes, it was my first MSX as well!), but an interesting sidenote for American gaming might be that the NMS8245 is a European computer that uses PAL and not NTSC. Perhaps we should suggest a different MSX2 computer for NTSC users?

By Noisepurge

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09-05-2012, 18:20

hey snout, good addition but i'll have to edit that demo-section a little since it's not a given that people know what a "demo" is ;D

By wolf_

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09-05-2012, 18:21

One downside of the '45 is that the diskdrive isn't the best one. I've replace my 45 drive twice already. I'm not sure how rocksolid a choice such a '45 would be towards beginners. I guess a '50, '55 or '80 would be a solid choice too.

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