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By MickAri

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11-06-2016, 19:51

Hello everyone! Im new to the forum and I guess in a way back to MSX. It was the first computer we had when I was just a little kid and I've spend countless hours (sometimes also frustration) in games, tape loading etcetera.

Just recently got into the MSX again and dusted of our old Philips MSX2 NMS8220. I immediately bought some new tapes cause I couldnt wait to start collecting. There is a lot for me to learn still although I remember some things but that was many years ago.

Emulation for MSX just doesn't give me that nostalgic feel I got when I popped inmy first ever MSX game Mopi Ranger by Konami into the Real MSX. Oh boy great times.

Anyway hope to find some people and stuff i can learn from (Im already struggling getting my NMS1515 data recorder to work) but thats for other topics.

Oh yeh I'm based in the Netherlands.

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By giangiacomo.zaffini

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11-06-2016, 22:06

Hi MSX mate!
I had a MSX Philips VG8020 back in the '80, and I feel sort of a link on MSX even today.
Enjoy!

By MickAri

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11-06-2016, 22:08

Thanks! I know I will.. just made two quick pictures with my phone from my tiny collection. Will upload 'em but it's not that much (gotta restart from somewhere Wink)

By edoz

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11-06-2016, 22:36

Hi!! Welcome!! Good to have more new people!! The MSX8220 is for me one of the best machines!! It is so nice device! It's small and it's a MSX2.. Ok .. it is one of the first MSX2 machines and it does not have a disk drive and standard less memory.. but for some reason i love it! If you are in the Netherlands you can probably upgrade your 8220 easy. I suggest some more internal memory and maybe a 7 Mhz upgrade! .. Next to that you only need a good SD storage device and you have a very good complete machine!! I did the same with the 8220 i own and now it is my most used machine. I even use it more than my Turbo-R or 8280.

By MickAri

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11-06-2016, 23:35


My small collection of original msx stuff posted above

Thanks edoz! It's probably a good idea to upgrade it I will have to look into it (reading faqs and stuff) I actually only have experience with this model, an MSX 1 model from Philips and a MSX2 model from Philips with diskdrive (they used to have that at my school, I was so jealous haha).

Really hope my Philips NMS1515 still works propery (posted a topic in hardware section).

By Pac

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12-06-2016, 12:54

Go for a MegaflashROM + SD + 512KB and your machine will be eternally grateful (mainly you :P )

BTW, the NMS8220 was also my first MSX and it's still with me.

By gdx

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12-06-2016, 13:51

MegaflashROM + SD + 512KB cartridge:

GR8NET:

GR8NET contacts are gilded and there is an extra LAN connector. Tin is not recommended for pin slots.

By MickAri

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13-06-2016, 01:06

PAC wrote:

Go for a MegaflashROM + SD + 512KB and your machine will be eternally grateful (mainly you :P )

BTW, the NMS8220 was also my first MSX and it's still with me.

Thanks guys I am definately looking into this. I am eternally gratefull to get my tape recorder up and running again (whichwas always my main device for having an early model of MSX 2. http://www.msxcartridgeshop.com/ still the way to go for this.

I truly appreciate all the help guys/gals, makes me feel really welcome to the forum and community Respect !! :D

By gdx

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13-06-2016, 02:45

The tinned contacts scratch easily. The pins of slots can be damaged by hooking on asperities.

Also tin whiskers occur over time.

http://nepp.nasa.gov/Whisker/photos/index.html#ziff

Your machine will not be eternally grateful.