Info about MSX game "WEST" by M.Belardi

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Par enribar

Paragon (1141)

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29-04-2016, 12:31

grazie elena, stasera controllo nel dump e in caso lo divulgo.

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Paragon (1141)

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30-04-2016, 17:33

I confirm... This game was published (supposed first) on the Italian "MSX Computer Magazine" issue #13 by "Arcadia" publisher. Game is on the side B of the tape, with the name West , see: www.msxit.org .
In this version, it is made of 2 parts : BAS - the main program , and BIN - the LM rountines to speed up interaction.
BAS code is full of comments in Italian, so it is definitely an Italian game.

Par Manuel

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30-04-2016, 17:47

Are all these tapes dumped/preserved? Looks like they contain a lot of software that didn't spread a lot into the world!

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Paragon (1141)

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30-04-2016, 17:55

Yes, preserved with Tape2Cas where you see "cas".
Otherwise " cas* " means Tape2Cas with /R option, so no perfect dump.
Since years I'm looking for someone who can help me to finish my wordpress website, so I can release all those dumps.

Par elenamancuso

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25-05-2016, 14:10

enribar wrote:

grazie elena, stasera controllo nel dump e in caso lo divulgo.

What do you mean divulge? How?

Par Metalion

Paragon (1447)

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25-05-2016, 14:30

NIce looking game, when looking at the screenshots.

Par elenamancuso

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25-05-2016, 23:26

Manuel wrote:

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?

He also made, among other things, a Ediplan, an easy-to-use ASCII characters definition program with a GUI

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Paragon (1141)

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26-05-2016, 10:05

yes! he was a famous homebrew software programmer, with Cangini, Contenti, Marinilli, etc.
have to find energies again to undercover all the "italian msx-files" Smile

Par Louthrax

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26-05-2016, 17:31

Yes, in fact all 3 WAVs had that problem. That can be fixed easily with Audacity (I mean, the software Smile).

I have almost everything recovered here. The more damaged WAV was "MSX Magazine - Issue 03A (19xx)(-)(it)[CLOAD + RUN]". Some lines of INVALIEN were damaged and I had to guess the replacement. Very nice BASIC space invader clone by the way.

For the assembler game "SIRT", WAV2CAS worked better than SofaCas, but I found no way to get anything from "MSX Magazine - Issue 03A" with WAV2CAS. About that game SIRT, one of my first MSX game was looking quite like this one (airplanes figtht with MicroMachine-like controls), but it was on a single tape. Maybe a commercial version has been made ?

EDIT: Sorry, wrong topic for this post. But the game "INVALIEN" was made by M. Belardi.

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Paragon (1141)

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27-05-2016, 10:06

Louthrax: many years ago a user made Regenerador utility, to regenerate low quality or damaged tape signal.
Can you do the same with Audacity?
Can you explain how to do?
I have many tapes with little errors, but all dump attemps fail.
For example Msx Tape Computing by Argus Press Software, ex Grandslam
Grandslam so very important to preserve.
Can you help me?

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