W: Questions for interview with Dutch Philips ex-employee

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Par T.R.

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03-08-2020, 18:16

Metalion wrote:
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This system looks similar to a development system from -if I remember correctly- Motorola, that was used by Konami for development of MSX games.

No, it was an HP system. The HP 64000.
https://www.msx.org/forum/msx-talk/general-discussion/konami-development-tools-revealed

Yes that's the one.

Sandy Brand wrote:

So this PMDS system was some seriously impressive hardware back then: Motorola 68000 processor, 20MB of hard drive, 256MB of RAM, etc. with a worth of 42k+ Euros in today's money (the article actually quoted a wrong conversion value).

Indeed. And I suppose that Philips also supplied the necessary hardware modules to emulate an actual MSX with this system, meaning that this might be historically one of the most advanced MSX compatible systems out there :-)

Par T.R.

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29-11-2020, 13:18

@Manuel: any update on this?

Par Manuel

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29-11-2020, 13:47

Well, only that it hasn't been organized yet due to the pandemic mostly.

Par T.R.

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29-11-2020, 14:57

Ah yes, forgot about that :-) Thanks.

Par asiga

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30-04-2021, 23:30

BTW, I searched for A. Koene, and wasn't able to find any information. Maybe he was the A. Koene who coauthored the "Note on Pantactic Squares" paper? (https://www.jstor.org/stable/3613850?seq=1) That paper is from 1970.

What did A. Koene do when Philips stopped MSX development? Did he write more software? For what computers?

Given the quality of Video Graphics, I'd be very interested in taking a look at any other software he wrote later...

Par Manuel

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01-05-2021, 00:09

These employees worked at the sales organization in the NL, so it's very unlikely they ever met A. Koene.... just to set expectations.

Par tfh

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01-05-2021, 00:43

asiga wrote:

BTW, I searched for A. Koene, and wasn't able to find any information. Maybe he was the A. Koene who coauthored the "Note on Pantactic Squares" paper? (https://www.jstor.org/stable/3613850?seq=1) That paper is from 1970.

What did A. Koene do when Philips stopped MSX development? Did he write more software? For what computers?

Given the quality of Video Graphics, I'd be very interested in taking a look at any other software he wrote later...

Looking at the insides of Video Graphics, you can also find the name of Erkka Suopanki, who can be found on LinkedIn. Maybe he can help you find A Koene ;-)

Par asiga

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01-05-2021, 01:53

tfh wrote:

Looking at the insides of Video Graphics, you can also find the name of Erkka Suopanki, who can be found on LinkedIn. Maybe he can help you find A Koene ;-)

Thanks a lot! Maybe the connection is that Suopanki worked at Intron, which had Philips contracts. See: https://www.the-nextlevel.com/odyssey2/articles/goranohman/

Par ray2day

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01-05-2021, 07:39

Ask him if he can tell something (anything) about the 8280 white version.

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