"cax", a.k.a "borus"

By cax

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03-07-2003, 17:08

Hi, my name is Stanislav Borutsky.
I was born in 1973 in ex-USSR, to be more specific - Ukraine.
My nick "cax" is pronounced "sakh" (because it's written in cyrillic letters), it's a part of word "Sakhalin" - the name of the russian island I lived in 1982-1993.

MSX was my first computer - I started to use and program it in 1987, when I was 13.
I wrote a number of basic educational programs and a couple of games in basic+assembler.

In Russia, Yamaha MSX and MSX2 were in many schools and universities - Ministry of Education supplied thousands of classes across the whole USSR. In 1988-1993 I administered 2 MSX2 classes, 10 computers each - 1 teacher and 9 students machines, networked between them.

In 1993 I immigrated to Israel, where I live now. Thanks to Marat Fayzullin, I had fmsx emulator to run on computers at Hebrew University where I was a student.

A month ago, I bought russian Yamaha MSX2 (student model, without floppy drive, 128K RAM + 128K VRAM) on e-Bay. Because I have no disk drive, I decided to convert games to WAV files, burn and load them from CD. The only problem was size - it took me 10-15 min. to load 128K MegaROM via tape interface.

So I found a way to compess games and make them self-extract.
I converted more than 80 MegaROMs, and I continue to add them to my MSX page:

http://cax.narod.ru/msx/packed/index.html

Together with some automated sound processing, this makes possible to load a MegaROM from CD in 3.5-6.5 minutes. Now I am very glad I don't need to wait ages to load a game !

And also I hope my work is useful for the whole MSX community.
That's my contribution to make MSX live long life !

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By anonymous

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03-07-2003, 18:01

Very nice! I'm sure this will make a lot of diskdrive-less MSX users happy Smile
The MSX adaption of the RNC unpacker is also very nice.

Welcome to the realm of active MSX users Smile

By Dinomight

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03-07-2003, 18:11

Privet Stanislav Smile

Great to hear about ur msx-experiences. I didn't know MSX had such elaborate spreading in the Ukraine! Big smile Also compliments for ur loading system, that's really smart to come up with, wav files! Smile
It would be interesting if u could get rid of the baudrate problem, still 3.5 minutes sounds like a lot Smile (yes yes, so spoiled here with computerspeeds these days) Wink

By leesmapman

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05-08-2003, 13:29

In Russia, Yamaha MSX and MSX2 were in many schools and universities - Ministry of Education supplied thousands of classes across the whole USSR. In 1988-1993 I administered 2 MSX2 classes, 10 computers each - 1 teacher and 9 students machines, networked between them.

Damn, such things would look great on my CV LOL!

By MrRudi

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05-08-2003, 15:09

Welcome tovarish Big smile

By Xcite

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21-08-2003, 01:33

cool to have ppl from over the world here.

even better what you did with the tape time

[offtopic]
you live in isreal now that is an very nice country, been there a month ago really nice
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By Jazzy

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07-10-2003, 17:34

Hi cax,

Good to see you here! Thanks for your help with my Russian computers. Thanks to your help I could demonstrate some nice things at the Bussum-fair.

Greetz,

Jetze

By dhau

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17-05-2004, 23:09

Slushai, a gde mojno eshe naiti Yamahu? Ya toje hochu!

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