why a so stupid mistake?

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By yzi

Champion (440)

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15-10-2017, 12:57

Back in the 1980s, what kept me using MSX was the BASIC. It had graphics and sound functions, and even things like some sort of exception handling with ON ERROR GOTO. I could use joysticks and even the mouse, and I made all sorts of programs. It was just great. Doing the same on the C64 would have required learning and knowing much more, lower-level things and 6502 machine language, and being able to modularize things. But the official truth out there was that it's very difficult, so don't even try. Wink Nobody I knew in the small town I lived in, coded anything in any language, so it was just a mountain too high.

By tfh

Paragon (1692)

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15-10-2017, 13:16

The MSX-Basic was indeed one of the most accesible BASIC's around with lots of commands, making life easy Smile

By sd_snatcher

Prophet (2954)

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15-10-2017, 13:43

Indeed. This is why I argued that it doesn't make sense to analyze only a specific part of a machine (be it a computer or not). When the resources are limited, the designers have to make choices. It similar to build a character with limited points in an RPG game. There will be no perfect character, and each characters performance will depend a lot on the scenarios presented.

By hit9918

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15-10-2017, 13:45

it is not an MSX vs commodore thing. what happens is seen in no atari forum, it is not normal.
the 9938 is the VDP that freaks you out
this is unknown because of a false blame shift on MSX1
it is the MSX2 developper who has the C64 shock
along with further MSX3 desasters

By Metalion

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15-10-2017, 19:52

yzi wrote:

Back in the 1980s, what kept me using MSX was the BASIC

Exactly. Same here.
The MSX BASIC was way ahead of its competitors.
It was a Rolls Royce at the time compared to others.
That's what made me choose the MSX instead of another computer.
At least I could develop games, make programs, anything.

By tfh

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15-10-2017, 20:04

Metalion wrote:
yzi wrote:

Back in the 1980s, what kept me using MSX was the BASIC

Exactly. Same here.
The MSX BASIC was way ahead of its competitors.
It was a Rolls Royce at the time compared to others.
That's what made me choose the MSX instead of another computer.
At least I could develop games, make programs, anything.

Well, for me it was not only the BASIC Smile.
GFX & Audio is one thing, but gameplay doesn't necessarily depend on that and MSX has some great games (and demo's). And also the scene was pretty nice. And I had friends with both MSX & Amiga, so I also ended up with both...

By djh1697

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15-10-2017, 23:41

MSX was dead in the UK by 1985. The only thing that kept me hooked was Konami. MSX Basic is a dream to program compared to others, i did my GCSE (high school qualification) in 1986/7 on an MSX1 computer, in BASIC, scored full marks for it.

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