Sharksym's MMC/SD Drive Updates

Sharksym's MMC/SD Drive Updates

by MSX Resource Center on 08-02-2021, 01:04
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Korean MSX hardware- and software developer Yeongman Seo, also known as Sharksym, is a fellow lover of MSX computers. He continued improving MMC/SD drive and released new firmware with fixes and improvements. Current firmware version is 5.55 and you can read more and get it on Sharksym's blog.

Other projects by Sharksym:

and a lot more.

relevant link: Sharksym's blog
His blog is in Korean language (or Hangul), so a translator might come in handy. There's plenty of options out there on the web.

Comments (13)

By OeiOeiVogeltje

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08-02-2021, 23:29

i have almost all his stuff
and ordered the rest
go get it or them!!

By Pencioner

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08-02-2021, 23:45

I have paraMSX-R and SD/MMC v4 and i planned to go for some more (at least PAC-V) but then pandemic screwed up my budget for a while... though i hope the stuff still would be available for a while Smile
SD/MMC is packed with very nice features, and i like that GameRunner modes work when it is in secondary expanded slot

By gdx

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09-02-2021, 02:02

His productions deserve to be better known. If you have a little time to complete the wiki, please do not hesitate to share your knowledge!

https://www.msx.org/wiki/Category:Sharksym

By _ThEcRoW

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09-02-2021, 22:06

One question about the paramsx cartridge. Does it work on a msx1?. I mean, if i use it on a msx1 can it virtualize a msx2 since it has a fpga?.

Thanks in advance!

By Pencioner

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10-02-2021, 01:33

No, as it uses the host machine video and sound chips (it is not a very small cartridge of Zemmix Neo with everything in FPGA, why would you need that). It only has a dedicated RAM, some PPI implemented to emulate slot switching, and FlashROM with bunch of ready-flashed BIOSes and user area to flash your own machine config is needed, more or less, maybe something else i'm missing here btw because i'm not that much into details. Also it has some hooks to capture host machine disk drive operation so you can use host machine's floppy/SD/CF/IDE whatever you have there in virtualized one. So basically you can virtualize another model of same generation or models of lower generations but not higher 'cause of VDP/F4 port/etc incompatibilities

By selios2000

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10-02-2021, 21:16

OeiOeiVogeltje wrote:

i have almost all his stuff
and ordered the rest
go get it or them!!

How can I order something on his web? Seems impossible!

By Pencioner

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10-02-2021, 23:00

You have to write him an email

By gdx

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11-02-2021, 09:28

By OeiOeiVogeltje

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14-02-2021, 17:23

hmm
It looks like he is a bit annoyed about this article

By selios2000

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16-02-2021, 18:07

Pencioner wrote:

You have to write him an email

He doesn’t reply.

By OeiOeiVogeltje

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16-02-2021, 22:51

give him a few days
i bet he has more to do than MSX

By gdx

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17-02-2021, 09:30

I wonder what annoys him so much. He should understand that there is the language barrier. In addition he can explain what shocks him here even in Korean before getting angry, especially since there is a link to his blog in the news to verify it so errors are forgivable. This is not fake news and let alone intentional.

He also made another critic here for a detail almost unimportant instead of editing the wiki itself.

The wiki is not set in stone. It is in perpetual evolution. It can not contain all the full and right information from the start. It's not easy to put together this amount of information. Most are lost or in foreign languages, and it is not by reacting like that that the wiki will evolve more quickly.

By selios2000

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18-02-2021, 19:27

OeiOeiVogeltje wrote:

give him a few days
i bet he has more to do than MSX

Maybe he spends a lot of time developing and not replying...