MSX Nijmegen 2018 - reminder

On Saturday the 3rd of February, the annual Dutch MSX fair will be held in a new location. 2018's fair will be held in Dorpshuis De Lèghe Polder in Nijmegen. Doors open at 10am and close at 5pm, but you can come earlier to help setting up the room!

There is already quite an interesting list of booths, as currently shown on the fair website:

  • openMSX Team - Demonstration of the current development version of openMSX, all Laserdisc games, the latest developments and the debugger GUI. Also we'll be showing openMSX running on several devices, like Android devices and the GCW Zero.
  • Hamlet's Posters and Cards - Pictures, cards and posters. A sports game contest with a photo booth and a demonstration of the new CASduino running on Tweety.
  • msx-shop.nl - msx-shop.nl, msxworldwide.com and tmtlogic.com: sale of new and old hardware, such as UMJA mouse/joystick adapter. Also superfluous items from msxmuseum.nl.
  • SuperSoniqs - Demonstration of the stereoPSG sound card.
  • MSX Club West-Friesland - Promotion of MSX by buying and selling books, magazines, software and hardware.
  • R & M - MSX Software & Hardware.
  • The New Image - Demonstration of the latest MSX developments by The New Image. Information about the next generation MSX system. Sale of MSX merchandise.
  • Bas & Ditta - Buy and sale of MSX software and hardware, repairs, expansions, cables.
  • HCC MSXig - Demonstration of MSX and peripherals.
  • SymbOS - Demonstrations of SymbOS 3.0 on different Z80 machines like the MSX1 using a GFX9000, an Amstrad CPC connected to MSX hardware (GFX9000 and SE-ONE) and of course a turboR machine. All of these are connected to each other via a LAN. Also demonstrating Quigs (developer suite for SymbOS applications). And we'd like to talk to you about the latest ideas and developments.
  • Bitwise - Demonstration and sales of MSX games.
  • RBSC (Russian Bear Service Crew) - Demonstration of RBSC hardware: Carnivore, Carnivore2, SFG clones, IDE/FDD combo controller, F4/FMPAC combo board, SGC and other cartridge platforms and boards. Selling bare boards for RBSC hardware and flash cartridges with mappers (not Carnivore2). Collecting orders for future board manufacturing. On-demand demonstration of Caslink3 and Yamaha YIS503 upgrades.
  • Laurens "Grauw" Holst: Demonstration of VGMPlay on several sound chips, MSX Assembly Page, Glass assembler and other projects such as OPNA.
  • Raymond van der Meulen - GR8BIT demo.
  • MSX Information Network: GR8NET upgrade service (for users who do not have a USB-Blaster) and a GR8NET Config Tool demo.
  • Frits Hilderink - To be announced... something with the SE-ONE cartridge.
  • Trilobyte MSX / MSXMEN - Games, new projects and TriloTracker.
    Demonstration and sale of Spanish MSX products: Tina's Adventure Island, Kung Fu, Grey Fox and Rookie Drive.
    Promotion of Barcelona MSX Meetings. (Availability to be confirmed: Sword of Ianna, Who Dares Wins 2 (Remake), The Heated Yokai Battle.)

However, as the fair has moved to a new location, there is still plenty of room for booths! The costs will most probably turn out to be low, so please consider reserving one.

Relevant link: MSX fair Nijmegen website

Comments (55)

By Latok

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10-01-2018, 15:44

It might be a good idea to have a space where one can show stuff to others? Too little stuff to actually have a booth, but maybe interesting enough to show to a public Smile

By Latok

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10-01-2018, 15:47

And sometimes I go to anime conventions, there is always a time schedule with 'things to do'..... Like the annual quiz, a lecture, open stage? I think it would be a nice addition to an already great day Smile

By Sylvester

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10-01-2018, 16:08

I vote for a workshop ASM for dummies Smile or a presentation about the internals of a game/program/util people created, would also be interesting. A small MSX conference Smile I saw that fosdem 2018 has a Retrocomputing devroom : https://fosdem.org/2018/schedule/track/retrocomputing/ :) but no MSX topics :(

By Latok

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10-01-2018, 16:36

Thx Sylvester for the add-on Smile It's just..... It's a special day. It's only once a year we're all together and I am pretty sure it would be great to have some kind of a lecture schedule and have central talks about stuff..... It's nice to have a bit more than walking around, speaking to some familiars, checking booths 4 times and waiting until it's 5pm....

By hamlet

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10-01-2018, 17:06

Don´t hold back your projects!
There is plenty of room left, so I am sure a additional booth should be no problem. And you are welcome to be guest seller/presenter at my booth, if you won´t have a own one!
Like the last years I´m sure there will be some specials build in, like a quiz or shows. Of course that need people who plan and organize such things.
A workshop would be great, but as we are in a gymn, we decided to add a sports event. Be surprised.
We will have a great day, I´m pretty sure. With enough time to talk and share experiences. I´m looking forward to meet you!

By Manuel

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10-01-2018, 19:00

I'm open to anyone who wants to organize something at the fair. Just contact me. Remember that i'm only a room and booth facilitator Smile So, come up with a concrete proposal and make sure it happens and I'll give you my full support to make it happen!

By Manuel

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10-01-2018, 19:01

By Grauw

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10-01-2018, 19:17

I just reserved a spot as well Smile.

By Manuel

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10-01-2018, 19:39

...and added to the website Smile Great!

By Manuel

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10-01-2018, 19:40

So far we have 38 tables reserved and 21 people registered for the Chinese dinner (not joining Grauw?? it's not as long as a freaking MSX Marathon! ;-))

Come on people, there's plenty of room left indeed!

By edoz

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10-01-2018, 19:43

I like this stereoPSG sound card.. could you reserve? I wonder what I/O address it is on.

By edoz

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10-01-2018, 19:44

Manuel wrote:

So far we have 38 tables reserved and 21 people registered for the Chinese dinner (not joining Grauw?? it's not as long as a freaking MSX Marathon! ;-))

Come on people, there's plenty of room left indeed!

Ops.. did you add me and Prodatron as well?

By hamlet

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10-01-2018, 20:22

Great Grauw!

By Manuel

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10-01-2018, 21:45

edoz: for dinner you mean? Yes, you're on the list.

By djh1697

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10-01-2018, 22:09

Tempted, but it an 18 hour journey each way by train/coach

By Latok

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10-01-2018, 23:28

Manuel: can you put me on the chinese dinner list as well? Thx Smile

By zett

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11-01-2018, 01:28

maybe i go and look ad the fair to.... .just look and talk.

By Lynn

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11-01-2018, 07:20

I may drop by to have a look around and chat as well ^^

By FiXato

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11-01-2018, 15:12

Added GR8BIT demo and Grauw's listings to the new post Smile

By ren

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11-01-2018, 19:25

FiXato wrote:

Added [...] Grauw [...]

Hmm... Will he bring (and demo) the OPNA board?.. Face

By Grauw

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11-01-2018, 20:07

You betcha! Smile

By Manuel

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11-01-2018, 22:20

Latok: OK, but please let me know by e-mail next time, that's easier to pick up...

By Latok

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11-01-2018, 22:49

Yes, sir! Smile

By Guillian

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12-01-2018, 10:55

How many people is interested in buying The Sword of Ianna in Nijmegen? We expect to produce a new batch next week, so I could send some copies.

By hamlet

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12-01-2018, 14:42

@Guillian Nice Idea! I´m in!

By WORP3

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12-01-2018, 15:29

edoz wrote:

I like this stereoPSG sound card.. could you reserve? I wonder what I/O address it is on.

Darky is located in the switched I/O space, see:

Grauw switched I/O

By edoz

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12-01-2018, 21:06

Manuel wrote:

edoz: for dinner you mean? Yes, you're on the list.

Thanks for this update Big smile

By Abi

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12-01-2018, 21:16

@Guillian, would be be awesome! I am in for one!

By Imanok

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13-01-2018, 09:15

I just created a new forum post for people interested in getting Tina's Adventure Island at Nijmegen:

https://www.msx.org/forum/msx-talk/software/tinas-adventure-island-at-nijmegen-2018

By Guillian

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13-01-2018, 11:01

@hamlet @Abi: Ok, I'll try to send 2 copies to Ramón Ribas for you. He will be at the fair.

By ray2day

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13-01-2018, 19:51

@Guillian I am interested too. I made pre-order with javier for second batch a long time ago. See e-mail.

By ren

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13-01-2018, 20:03

Grauw wrote:

You betcha! Smile

What's on the playlist, or is all of that a surprise? Face

By kwilting

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13-01-2018, 20:04

I'm interested in a copy of The Sword of Ianna as well. Is it possible to make a reservation for the batch at the 'Nijmegen' fair ?

By Abi

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13-01-2018, 22:33

@Guillian, Thanks!!

By Guillian

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14-01-2018, 09:46

@ray2day @kwilting: Thanks. I'll add two more copies for you.

Bear in mind that I'm still waiting to receive some components to make the games, and I also depend on Ramón Ribas availability to carry them to Nijmen.

By kwilting

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14-01-2018, 14:18

Ok, thanks for letting uw know. Let's hope the missing parts will reach you in time.

By Manuel

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15-01-2018, 11:27

Will there also be physical carts of "Ghost" for sale?

By Wolverine_nl

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15-01-2018, 14:31

Luppie and myself will be attending at the MSXINFO table. GR8NET will be the main focus, Luppie will take on USB Blaster fpga updates and I will demo a GR8NET Configurator. Smile

By Manuel

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15-01-2018, 20:42

Luppie registered for his own table, see the updated website.

By Meits

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15-01-2018, 22:47

I just heard that Tweety will be on display at the booth where hamlet is.
For those who want to see a really weird MSX, be sure to find the yellow bird :)

By ren

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15-01-2018, 23:26

You're going dressed as a yellow bird? Face

By Wolverine_nl

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16-01-2018, 00:02

Yup Smile

By Meits

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16-01-2018, 00:20

ren wrote:

You're going dressed as a yellow bird? Face

Only the bird and its veternarian will be there, its feeder won't be... And hamlet was so nice to give it some space on his booth Smile

By Wolverine_nl

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16-01-2018, 00:34

Manuel wrote:

Luppie registered for his own table, see the updated website.

I know, just mentioning it. Glad to be going again! And this time eat chinese Smile

By Wolverine_nl

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16-01-2018, 11:27

Guillian wrote:

How many people is interested in buying The Sword of Ianna in Nijmegen? We expect to produce a new batch next week, so I could send some copies.

I am interested in buying it if there is a batch available in Nijmegen (Beuningen). :)

By Guillian

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17-01-2018, 08:51

@Wolverine_nl: Thanks. I'll try to send another copy for you.

By ren

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17-01-2018, 15:33

You're not a bird @Wolverine_nl ;-)

@Meits You're not coming to bring joy & amusement playing MSX tunes on your flute??

By Wolverine_nl

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17-01-2018, 15:39

Ah, my Profile picture, it isn't a bird ren Tongue
I can't fly, I can't sing, I can eat seeds, but I wouldnt like 'm

By Manuel

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17-01-2018, 22:24

Check out the latest updates on the website! We have a record number of tables!

By Wolverine_nl

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17-01-2018, 22:32

Last year was a good msx year.
So this year it starts good as well :-)

By Grauw

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17-01-2018, 23:37

Awesome! We can put the space to good use then Big smile.

And ooh, GR8NET upgrade service, that’s nice Smile, I’ll bring mine!

By syn

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18-01-2018, 00:24

I'll be at the TNI table selling some New Old Stock (aka never used) third party Sega Megadrive Joypads, great for use with Joymega adapter on MSX, for sofarun and various other software.

It is this model, made by Ascii. https://www.segaretro.org/Rhino_Pad.

Price will be 6 euro's each, 10 for 2. Please let me know either here or through mail/contact form if I need to reserve some for you.

I'm posting this here so I can judge how many I need to bring (since i'm traveling by train)

By syn

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18-01-2018, 00:26

Guillian wrote:

How many people is interested in buying The Sword of Ianna in Nijmegen? We expect to produce a new batch next week, so I could send some copies.

Will there be a few copies for impulse buyers? I am slightly interested in purchasing the game but unsure yet.

By Guillian

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18-01-2018, 08:54

syn wrote:
Guillian wrote:

How many people is interested in buying The Sword of Ianna in Nijmegen? We expect to produce a new batch next week, so I could send some copies.

Will there be a few copies for impulse buyers? I am slightly interested in purchasing the game but unsure yet.

Probably not, sorry. But you can order the game at Retroworks

By Manuel

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19-01-2018, 00:04

Manuel wrote:

Will there also be physical carts of "Ghost" for sale?

Anyone knows this?

My MSX profile