Arabic MSX1 and MSX2

By eimaster

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26-06-2016, 04:44

I have an android phone and I have openMSX emulator on it. I could make it run the Arabic version of MSX1 just like my old AX-170 did.
The problem is that I couldn't make it run THE Arabic MSX2 like my AX-370. So I can't run Arabic softwares which was especially designed for Arabic MSX2 system.

Is there anyone who can help me please?!

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By Manuel

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26-06-2016, 17:46

If someone who has such machine can contact me, i can help you...

By eimaster

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04-08-2016, 03:15

Thank you dear Manuel.
I finally get one of my problems solved. Read the rest of my post to help me and other Arab MSX lovers please.

I have openMSX emulator running on my Android mobile phone and I could get it to run Al-Alamiah Sakhr MSX1 & MSX2 successfully but how can I get it to run:
1- Spectravideo SVI-318, SVI-328, SVI-328 MKII (these are not MSX compatible)
2- Spectravideo SVI-728 Arabic (it was called Arab MSX)
Spectravideo SVI-738 Arabic (it was called Arab RAM)
3- Daewoo Perfect MSX1 Arabic and MSX2 Arabic (it was called Al-Mithali)

On my PC I have lots of MSX emulators including openMSX and blueMSX and they are both nearly perfect except that blueMSX has an advantage over openMSX as I can run Spectravideo (non-MSX) such as SVI-318, SVI-328, SVI-328 MKII. Now I cannot use my desktop PC due to electricity blackout which we are suffering since 26 March 2015 till now (because of Saudi led-coalition's aggression on my country Yemen). I don't have a laptop either. So the only way for me to enjoy my love with MSX is by using my android mobile. So could you please help me running those MSX and SVI localized for Arabic world on my phone by using your openMSX emulator?!

Sorry for such a very long post.

By Manuel

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17-08-2016, 10:33

Thanks to alshamaa I was able to add the Perfect MSX1 to openMSX recently.

For the non-MSX Spectavideos: we have an experimental code branch that implements emulation of these machines, but it needs more work before it can be integrated. Help on this from an SVI expert is needed before this can be done.

For all the other machines I'd like someone who owns them to contact me (here or via e-mail), so we can dump the ROMs and investigate the slot layout and the other details of these machines, so they can be emulated as well.

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