Info about MSX game "WEST" by M.Belardi

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Par Manuel

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23-08-2008, 00:08

Hi,

Jorito and I remembered an old MSX Western game called "WEST" by M. Belardi. Does someone know anything about it? Was it ever sold?

The file contains these strings:
NEWSOFT INFORMATICA LTDA
RUA SENADOR DANTAS 117 SALA 736 - CENTRO

the binaries contain part of the source code, it seems:

       ORG  0
          LOAD 09000H
RVRAM:    EQU  04AH
WVRAM:    EQU  04DH
SUONO:    EQU  093H
TEMPO:    EQU  0C003H
XGILE:    EQU  6913
YUOMO:    EQU  6944
XUOMO:    EQU  6945
NUOMO:    EQU  6946
YCOLPO:   EQU  6948
XCOLPO:   EQU  6949
UOMOCOL:  EQU  52
UOMO:     EQU  48
PUOMO:    EQU  19
NUMUO:    EQU  0C004H
FC:       EQU  0C005H
;**************************
; LOOP
;**************************
          LD   HL,NUOMO
          CALL RVRAM
          CP   UOMOCOL
          JP   Z,MORTO
          LD   HL,CONT1
          INC  (HL)
          LD   A,(TEMPO)
          CP   (HL)
          JR   NZ,SPOSTA
          LD   (HL),0
          LD   HL,YUOMO
          CALL RVRAM
          CP   209
          JR   NZ,TOLGO
;**************************
;  METTO U

Any one got an idea? Maybe our Brazillian friends?

The address seems to be in Rio de Janeiro. Googling reveals there was or is a law firm there recently, apparently Smile

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Par SooJo

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05-03-2016, 20:33

Par Manuel

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06-03-2016, 09:02

Yes, but can you tell a bit more about Newsoft? Is that just M. Belardi? Or is it only a publishing company? What other MSX-stuff did they publish or did M. Belardi create?

Par ARTRAG

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06-03-2016, 11:55

The comments could be in italian

Par Manuel

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06-03-2016, 13:21

What do you mean ARTRAG? Ah, the source code comments?

Par elenamancuso

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27-04-2016, 21:07

It's Massimo Belardi and the comments are in Italian

Par enribar

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28-04-2016, 18:31

it is clearly an italian software published also in some other italian magazines other than spanish ones.
maybe in spain was published on load'n'run magazine, and then re-published by others.
i should have made the dump, i think there are no differences between releases.

Par Manuel

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28-04-2016, 20:48

So that address is in Italy?
And is Newsoft Massimo Belardi himself?

Actually, it seems that address is really in Rio de Janeiro and it may be of one of the (illegal?) distributors of the game. Does someone have the original game dump?

Par enribar

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28-04-2016, 21:10

That's the real mistery... these words are clearly Italian words: SUONO,TEMPO,UOMO,COLPO,etc.
so there are various options:
1- Belardi is Italian and game is pirated;
2- Belardi is Italian and sold the rights of his game to some Italian publishers, and then the game was published in other countries (first in Spain, then in Brasil, etc.); (maybe the only) one the Italian magazines realeased in Spain (spanish version) was Load'N'Run and maybe the game was evaluated good and pirated;
3- many Brazilians are descendants of Italians, so maybe he used to talk, write or simply studied Italian (and wrote notes in Italian for fun).
Personally I'm oriented to the 2nd option. I can ask some more about this story...

Par Manuel

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28-04-2016, 22:31

You know the guy?

Par elenamancuso

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29-04-2016, 05:26

As far as I know it was first released on a cassette bundled with "MSX Computer Magazine" (the Italian magazine, not the Dutch one) no. 13 but I might be wrong

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