MSX in professional environments

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By syn

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24-10-2015, 22:43

msxtrd wrote:

A lot of Spectravideo 738 (MSX1) computers were used in polish elementary schools. These did usually had polish keyboards, and were all marked with paint underneath (schools number and name).
An MSX-LOGO cartridge was produced locally on request of polish education ministry. It was a PCB inside a tape casette box and a manual in a plastic sleeve.

Nice Smile I heard many stories about MSX in schools. anyone else got info about what software was used in schools? My elementry school only had 1 MSX system where the older kids (iirc 10-12) could apply to play with it after schools, but afaik my school didn't had any special software (Probably a teacher just wanted to toy around with it and just "ordered it using some school/educational budget). Me and some other MSX users did it once or twice for fun, were doing some simple MSX-BASIC stuff. It got lame pretty fast though since we all had MSX or other computers at home Big smile

By Guillian

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25-10-2015, 08:35

PAC wrote:

Yes, It's said that a reset ocurred and MSX logo appeared on the rear monitors during the show. The Spanish user snakepow remembers that moment and posted about it here.

I remember the reset issue, but not showing MSX logo but MSX1 boot screen. This was a lot of years ago, so probably my memory is cheating me ^^!

By Pac

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06-11-2015, 19:22

And here's the proof about the test done in Spain to get the driver's license. Thanks to the user Valkyr who took the photos because he did the test just today!!! Big smile As explained earlier, the machine consists of an MSX computer, in this case a Mitsubishi ML-G1, with a cartridge and additional equipment to do the test. Probably this is one of the latest machines working nowadays.




By Piter Punk

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20-11-2015, 13:27

PAC wrote:

And here's the proof about the test done in Spain to get the driver's license. Thanks to the user Valkyr who took the photos because he did the test just today!!! Big smile As explained earlier, the machine consists of an MSX computer, in this case a Mitsubishi ML-G1, with a cartridge and additional equipment to do the test. Probably this is one of the latest machines working nowadays.

Wow! This is amazing, I never thought someone would find MSX machines in professional use today.

By mohai

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25-11-2015, 12:26

It seems that NMS-8245 ones without disk drive were used for this purpose too.

By JohnHassink

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25-11-2015, 12:36

syn wrote:

Nice Smile I heard many stories about MSX in schools. anyone else got info about what software was used in schools?

I remember to have seen some Radarsoft stuff at school. Like Rekenwonder, and that helicopter game for educational purposes ofcourse, and De Grotten van Oberon for entertainment.
Also, Nemesis, MSX Logo and a robot arm at a PABO school.

By Grauw

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25-11-2015, 12:49

We had 2 MSX computers at my elementary school. I used to bring games from home which I played until the teacher noticed Smile.

I think they had Radarsoft stuff as well, and other educational software.

By syn

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25-11-2015, 15:16

hah I did a show and tell about MSX back then and I brought Valis and Athletic Land cartridges for my classmates to play after it Big smile I remember my teacher being impressed that I knew all the specs by heart without looking at cheatsheet Big smile (I was 11 or 12 at that time)

By cklayman

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25-11-2015, 19:27

The principal of the school I was attending in 1991-1992 had a Yamaha MSX2 YIS805 computer on his desk. Not sure if he actually used it or even knew how to use it. I think it was there just to make his office look better.
PS The school was in the former Soviet Union.

By Moniz

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25-11-2015, 20:24

I remember 3 times seeing an msx in action, one was at the "biblio-bus", a bus that was transformed into a a driving library.
If I remember correctly they used a sony HB700p to keep track on who rented a book with a lightpen.
the other one was when I had a tour at the local Rabobank, Im not sure for what it was used but I think it was for booking vacations and travels since it also had a little travelagency in it. I'm sure it was either a Philips 8235 or 8245 with modem.
the last one was at the big communication centre "Grutte earen" at Burum in the northwest of Friesland, the netherlands.
I grew up having a few on the big satellite-dishes and the dad of a friend back then worked there. Im really not sure what they where used for but I can remember playing nemesis on a 8235 there. a few years later they had the same MSX at home.

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