Gone for far too long

By tcm1998

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11-02-2005, 17:39

Spending some time on google I found out that my last post was over a year ago. A lot can happen in a year, so I guess it's time to REintroduce.

I learned to program in BASIC on a VG8020 with cassette back in 1985. At first only typing listings from MCM and later following some courses. Soon I thought BASIC was too slow and started to learn ASM. Even BOUGHT (yeah I didn't buy any software these days) champ assembler. Although I became reasonably good, I never produce anything (sorry). The only thing worth mentioning was a character/sprite editor completely in ASM.

Years later I started with MSX2 (8250 like sooooooo many others) and loved to watch all the demo's. I also tried to reproduce some stuff (even from explaining magizines), but somehow it never worked like I wanted too. In the last years of my msx2, I played more and more games and programmed less and less.

In 1991 it was time to say farewell to MSX and I bought my first PC. I didn't have much of a choice cause there was no space for both and I had to write reports (partly on my work and party at home) and this may come as a surprise; there are not many companies that use tasword MSX2 as their favorite textprocessor in the WP5.1 era.

As my PC's got stronger and stronger (You'll have to keep up) I tried various MSX emulation and always got disappointed by the results. A few years ago, I joined TOSEC to start renaming for MSX. I wanted to sort out all the stuff I had anyway and it seemed nice at the time. Unfortunately they expected me to rename about 100 games a day or so, so they kept complaining about my lack of progress. Well, if the first game is a Konami, it might be QUITE some time before I get to the next.
Anyway, TOSEC was not for me, but it was reason enough for me to buy another MSX. While searching for emulators I learned to know the people from openMSX and kinda rolled in by providing some console patches.

Nowadays I spend some of my free time on catapult (the launcher / remote control) of openMSX. I don't really do anything for MSX itself anymore. I tried to program a harddisk menu last time I was in Hoorn (in BASIC even), but I must admit, I know practically nothing about it, anymore.

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By snout

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11-02-2005, 18:24

Welcome back to the MRC forums, tcm1998! Smile

By Vampier

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23-03-2005, 08:50

Hi tcm1998 it is I your biggest fan Wink

By AuroraMSX

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23-03-2005, 13:04

A few years ago, I joined TOSEC to start renaming for MSX. I wanted to sort out all the stuff I had anyway and it seemed nice at the time. Unfortunately they expected me to rename about 100 games a day or so, so they kept complaining about my lack of progress. Well, if the first game is a Konami, it might be QUITE some time before I get to the next.

Forgive me my ignorance: I guess TOSEC is this one. But wtf is "renaming" in this case? Just giving a game a different name? Turn "Antarctic Adventure" into "South Pole Challenge" or something? Why would anyone want to do that? If it involves translating a complete game, expecting a 100-games-a-day progress sound kind of ridiculous.

[BTW, that TOSEC site sucks like a Philips vacuum cleaner on steroids: can't do s*** wihtout registration :( and the only page that is visible without registration doesn't give any clue as to what they're up to]

By tcm1998

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26-03-2005, 19:27

Renaming is giving the rom and diskfiles the RIGHT name according to the TOSEC naming convention. This includes hacks, bad dumps, overdumps, etc

And yes, they moved to a new site, but it seems their database is STILL not up. If it is, you can download the datfiles there, so a rom manager (like clear mame pro or romcenter) can be used to make sure all roms are complete and named right. And if roms are missing .... well. Search them on the net

So, it's kind of the Good Tools (GoodMSX, GoodGBA, etc), but then including the none-goods.