You and MSX (lets doing some statistics)

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By Samor

Paragon (2029)

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06-10-2014, 12:30

1- what is the year when you bought your first MSX ?
1987, but my dad bought it

2 - Which model?
Philips NMS8250 MSX2

3 - How old were you?
7 years old

4 - Did you upgrade to MSX2?
no, we started with it.

5 - If yes, what year? Which Model ?
-

6 - Estimate how many originals games (or software) you bought at this time (in '80 '90) ?
>between 5 and 10 - >between 10 and 20? - >Between 20 and 30? >more than 30?
between 5 and 10. We liked the Konami's best, but they were expensive!

7 - If you think about your first MSX, which title comes instantly to your mind?
-

8 - If you think about your first MSX2, which title comes instantly to your mind?
Chopper 2, because it was the very first game we had

9 - Did you leave the MSX at a time? For which computer ? and when?
yes, for NES/Gameboy in the early 90's, and later for PC. I started collecting MSX again from 2000-2006 but not anymore now; I use emulators exclusively.

10 - Do you think your current job, have something to do with the MSX?
not really, but I sometimes still program in a Basic-based language

11 - Please indicate your home country (When you bought your first MSX)
Netherlands

By djh1697

Paragon (1409)

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06-10-2014, 15:09

1- what is the year when you bought your first MSX ?
1984
2 - Which model?
Goldstar FC200
3 - How old were you?
17
4 - Did you upgrade to MSX2?
Yes
5 - If yes, what year? Which Model ?
1987 VG8235 - 2nd hand from Konami Software Club!
6 - Estimate how many originals games (or software) you bought at this time (in '80 '90) ?
>between 5 and 10 - >between 10 and 20? - >Between 20 and 30? >more than 30?
more than 30
7 - If you think about your first MSX, which title comes instantly to your mind?
SCC did not work!! Nemesis 2
8 - If you think about your first MSX2, which title comes instantly to your mind?
SCC did work - Nemesis 2
9 - Did you leave the MSX at a time? For which computer ? and when?
PC whilist at college, now just a PC
10 - Do you think your current job, have something to do with the MSX?
not at all
11 - Please indicate your home country (When you bought your first MSX)
England!

By Hydlide

Master (171)

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06-10-2014, 16:55

1- what is the year when you bought your first MSX ?
1984 (or 85?)

2 - Which model?
Goldstar FC-200

3 - How old were you?
12

4 - Did you upgrade to MSX2?
yes

5 - If yes, what year? Which Model ?
1988 Philips NMS 8245

6 - Estimate how many originals games (or software) you bought at this time (in '80 '90) ?
>between 5 and 10 - >between 10 and 20? - >Between 20 and 30? >more than 30?
between 10 and 20

7 - If you think about your first MSX, which title comes instantly to your mind?
Chuckie Egg! One of the first games I played on MSX

8 - If you think about your first MSX2, which title comes instantly to your mind?
Kings Valley 2

9 - Did you leave the MSX at a time? For which computer ? and when?
Yes, when I started university. Around 1991/1992 for a PC (486)
Still have quite a few MSX computers, but mostly use emulators now.

10 - Do you think your current job, have something to do with the MSX?
Not at all

11 - Please indicate your home country (When you bought your first MSX)
Netherlands

By konamiman

Paragon (1044)

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06-10-2014, 22:54

1- what is the year when you bought your first MSX ?
Christmas of 1985

2 - Which model?
Canon V-20

3 - How old were you?
Two months shy of being 12

4 - Did you upgrade to MSX2?
I upgraded to MSX2+, then to Turbo-R

5 - If yes, what year? Which Model ?
Sanyo Wavy 70FD in 1991, Panasonic FS-A1ST in 1997

6 - Estimate how many originals games (or software) you bought at this time (in '80 '90) ?
>between 5 and 10 - >between 10 and 20? - >Between 20 and 30? >more than 30?

Not sure, but I think that at least 20

7 - If you think about your first MSX, which title comes instantly to your mind?
Nemesis

8 - If you think about your first MSX2, which title comes instantly to your mind?
Laydock 2, one of the first games I played on my MSX2+

9 - Did you leave the MSX at a time? For which computer ? and when?
No... but it was close. My dad bought a pretty powerful PC in 1990 (386SX, VGA) and I was in love with it... but I continued using my MSX to play my Konami games.

10 - Do you think your current job, have something to do with the MSX?
My current job is software developer. I think that indeed, my passion for computers started thanks to my first MSX.

11 - Please indicate your home country (When you bought your first MSX)
Spain.

By frederic.markus

Expert (77)

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08-10-2014, 16:54

1- what is the year when you bought your first MSX ?
December 1984
2 - Which model?
Sanyo Phc 28s
3 - How old were you?
17

4 - Did you upgrade to MSX2?
Yes

5 - If yes, what year? Which Model ?
1986 Philips 8250

6 - Estimate how many originals games (or software) you bought at this time (in '80 '90) ?
>between 5 and 10

7 - If you think about your first MSX, which title comes instantly to your mind?
Nemesis

8 - If you think about your first MSX2, which title comes instantly to your mind?
Vampire Killer

9 - Did you leave the MSX at a time? For which computer ? and when?
Yes. Amiga in 1988

10 - Do you think your current job, have something to do with the MSX?
Yes. Director Game design Lab at Epic Games.

11 - Please indicate your home country (When you bought your first MSX)
France

By Moniz

Champion (341)

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08-10-2014, 19:07

1- what is the year when you bought your first MSX ?
around 1993
2 - Which model?
Sony HB700P (with a 700D keyboard....)
3 - How old were you?
14
4 - Did you upgrade to MSX2?
MSX 2 was my first
5 - If yes, what year? Which Model ?
see above
6 - Estimate how many originals games (or software) you bought at this time (in '80 '90) ?
>between 5 and 10 - >between 10 and 20? - >Between 20 and 30? >more than 30?
between 10/20
7 - If you think about your first MSX, which title comes instantly to your mind?
SD-Snatcher
8 - If you think about your first MSX2, which title comes instantly to your mind?
same (my first was msx2
9 - Did you leave the MSX at a time? For which computer ? and when?
yep, between 1998 and 2005
10 - Do you think your current job, have something to do with the MSX?
nope (healthcare)
11 - Please indicate your home country (When you bought your first MSX)
Netherlands

By Paulo Volkova

Expert (104)

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09-10-2014, 00:17

1- What is the year when you bought your first MSX ?
1985.

2 - Which model?
Philips VG-8010.

3 - How old were you?
8 years old.

4 - Did you upgrade to MSX2?
No.

5 - If yes, what year? Which Model ?
-

6 - Estimate how many originals games (or software) you bought at this time (in '80 '90) ?
One game.

7 - If you think about your first MSX, which title comes instantly to your mind?
Athletic Land and Monkey Academy.

8 - If you think about your first MSX2, which title comes instantly to your mind?
-

9 - Did you leave the MSX at a time? For which computer ? and when?
No. My parents bought a PC in 1995 (486 DX4 90) but I continued using my MSX to play my Konami games and BASIC programs.

10 - Do you think your current job, have something to do with the MSX?
No. I'm architect.

11 - Please indicate your home country (When you bought your first MSX)
Portugal.

By pseen

Resident (60)

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15-12-2015, 18:11

1- what is the year when you bought your first MSX ?
December 1986

2 - Which model?
Sony Hit Bit HB75-P

3 - How old were you?
12

4 - Did you upgrade to MSX2?
No

5 - If yes, what year? Which Model ?
-

6 - Estimate how many originals games (or software) you bought at this time (in '80 '90) ?
>between 5 and 10 - >between 10 and 20? - >Between 20 and 30? >more than 30?
Between 10 and 20.

7 - If you think about your first MSX, which title comes instantly to your mind?
Grog's Revenge, Nemesis, Salamander, Yie Ar Kung Fu, Knightmare, Head over Heels, Auf Wiedersehen Monty.

8 - If you think about your first MSX2, which title comes instantly to your mind?
-

9 - Did you leave the MSX at a time? For which computer ? and when?
Bought a Pentium PC in 1996.

10 - Do you think your current job, have something to do with the MSX?
Yes, learnt computer programming on the MSX.

11 - Please indicate your home country (When you bought your first MSX)
Norway.

By alshamaa

Expert (116)

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15-12-2015, 20:25

1- what is the year when you bought your first MSX ?
1989, my dad bought it for me.

2 - Which model?
Al Alamiah AX-170.

3 - How old were you?
12 years old.

4 - Did you upgrade to MSX2?
no, never.

5 - If yes, what year? Which Model ?
-

6 - Estimate how many originals games (or software) you bought at this time (in '80 '90) ?
Never. Cartridges was too expensive in my country , we use only non original cassette.

7 - If you think about your first MSX, which title comes instantly to your mind?
- Road Fighter.

8 - If you think about your first MSX2, which title comes instantly to your mind?
-

9 - Did you leave the MSX at a time? For which computer ? and when?
yes, for PC in the 90's,. I started collecting MSX again from 2013 .

10 - Do you think your current job, have something to do with the MSX?
No.

11 - Please indicate your home country (When you bought your first MSX)
Syria

By MsxKun

Paladin (920)

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15-12-2015, 22:43

1- what is the year when you bought your first MSX ?
1987

2 - Which model?
the pretty Sony HB-20P

3 - How old were you?
13 years old.

4 - Did you upgrade to MSX2?
Well, yes, around the year 2000

5 - If yes, what year? Which Model ?
Philips VG-8235

6 - Estimate how many originals games (or software) you bought at this time (in '80 '90) ?
Almost 100. most of them crappy casette tapes, but then, also a little half-dozen of precious cartridges.

7 - If you think about your first MSX, which title comes instantly to your mind?
Salamander

8 - If you think about your first MSX2, which title comes instantly to your mind?
Dunno, I just thought now and it was Vampire Killer, tho it's not my favourite :/

9 - Did you leave the MSX at a time? For which computer ? and when?
Well, it was always with me. And still is. I just made a keyboard membrane transplant to my good old 20P.

10 - Do you think your current job, have something to do with the MSX?
No.

11 - Please indicate your home country (When you bought your first MSX)
Banana republic of Españistan

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