Bluetooth for MSX?

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By snout

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03-10-2007, 20:37

I'm wondering if an MSX hardware developer has ever thought about/experimented with developing a bluetooth cartridge for MSX. It might offer some interesting file transfer (mobile) options, but perhaps support for the Wii controller is possible as well. Konami Tennis/Ping Pong IPS patched for Wii controller anyone? ^_^

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By RobertVroemisse

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03-10-2007, 21:03

You are a sick puppy Snout. But I like the idea. I would really like to play Operation Wolf with a Wii controller LOL!

By SLotman

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03-10-2007, 22:13

I doubt the MSX would have the power to interpolate the wii remote coordinates, translate them into 2d coords, and still run a game at the same time...

...also doesnt konami's ping pong racket's move by themselves? all controls would have to be changed...

But, yeah, it would be cool Smile

hmmm... now to think about it, maybe a lightgun cartridge (which could process the gun position by itself, without blinking the screen) - that would be veeeeeeery nice Big smile

By cax

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04-10-2007, 08:24

By legacy

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04-10-2007, 09:41

Nowind has made a USB-proto, I'm not sure if they will made more.
During the MSX Fair in Nijmegen - which will be held on January 20th - the Dutch MSX group Nowind (Jan Wilmans and Aaldert Dekker) are to demonstarte their upcoming USB Interface for MSX. With the interface you can connect your MSX to a PC in order to access contents on the PC hard drive. So far two working prototypes have been made with the following specifications:

* 512kb flash ROM
* DOS2
* FAT16 support
* Support for MSX1 computers
* Support for harddisk images

MSX computers without clockchip will get the date from the PC and firmware updates will be available for download and can be flashed into the interface over USB. The interface manages to get approximately 175 Kb/s on MSX2, which is a little slower than some harddisks/flashcards, but not everything has been optimized yet. Currently the interface is being tested for compatibility with various MSX computers.

Relevant link: Nowind MSX USB interface website
I like to have one.

By RobertVroemisse

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04-10-2007, 09:55

Two weeks ago (at my daughter's birthday) I strongly advised Jan W. to produce the USB interface. I think he/they will do it because else I will kick his/their butt(s). We are already working on a promogame for the interface so imho the thing will be produced. But nothing is sure ofcourse. We ARE talking Sargon members right. Wink

By MicroTech

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04-10-2007, 10:26

www.time4.com/time4/microsites/popsci/howitworks/nintendo_wii.html
I don't know exactly how a WII controller transmit/decode movement to console... but it would really be cool on MSX LOL!

By snout

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04-10-2007, 16:37

legacy/yum: this topic is about Bluetooth, not USB... or would the Nowind interface work with USB Bluetooth dongles?

By legacy

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04-10-2007, 16:57

legacy/yum: this topic is about Bluetooth, not USB... or would the Nowind interface work with USB Bluetooth dongles?
Well, that's what i am thinking of
if someone write a driver for it, why not??

By Poltergeist

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04-10-2007, 18:04

The nowind USB interface is a client interface, right? So it needs a host to run - and that host is not the MSX computer. I don't think it would work.

By legacy

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04-10-2007, 20:14

The nowind USB interface is a client interface, right? So it needs a host to run - and that host is not the MSX computer. I don't think it would work.
That's a pity. Sad

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