General MSX beginner questions, regions, controllers, models?

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By snout

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09-05-2012, 18:37

Noisepurge and others - feel free to edit as much as you want, it's a wiki for a reason Wink

Good point from Wolf as well, although the 8250/55/80 series tend to be very heavy and are not very shipping-cost friendly. They certainly are the more robust MSX machines out there, though.

By Noisepurge

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09-05-2012, 18:43

I don't think the recommended machine needs to be the best machine, just an allaround good one for starters and mainly from a gaming standpoint. And it needs to be somewhat easily available and one of the more cheaper ones.

By Manuel

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09-05-2012, 22:45

There are some odd things in that article, which I am about to correct... Please review my changes and if you disagree, let's discuss.

By Jorito

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10-05-2012, 00:23

Good to see the contributions on that article coming Smile

I'll try to do some work on restructuring the information a bit (the info on the types of MSX computers is all over the place, and a general section on where to buy MSX stuff would also come in handy I think?), but we're off to a great start here!

By SkyeWelse

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10-05-2012, 01:25

I've added some new content and revised a few paragraphs in the " I want an MSX console for games, what to get?!" section. Feel free to edit anything I posted. Mainly added the piece about asking questions first before making a purchase, the stuff about turbo R being something to consider if you are interested in development as it seems to me that the scene is heading into turbo R territory or enhancements more and more these days, and the part about Yahoo Auctions being an option for acquiring hardware since I've been doing Yahoo auctions for probably about 10 years now. Sometimes it's the only way to fly!

And sometimes, you get a MSX turbo R GT out of it! And other times you get it without an audio cable, working FDD drive belt, and a missing Ren-Sha slider, and you must seek out the wiseman known as Repair Bas!

-Thomas

By Noisepurge

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10-05-2012, 09:56

Sweet! i read through it with my UNSPOILED MSX BEGINNER INTELLECT Big smile and just restructured it a bit to be more coherent.

By DerZocker

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14-05-2012, 23:47

Well, since some MSX aren't in the best shape and have collected some dust when bought used, how about a section about tidying them up?

By Jorito

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15-05-2012, 00:02

Sounds like a good plan, but unfortunately I don't know a lot about that. I know there's Retr0brite but I'm too lazy to make it myself and clean my yellowed turboR Smile

By DerZocker

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15-05-2012, 04:19

The AV connectors on my MSX are pretty oxidated. The electrician who helped me open my disk drive told me to use a brass brush for cleaning them. I think some air-in-a-can could also be helpful for dusty innards, right?

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