ESE MSX System 3

by Guillian on 01-09-2005, 12:41
Topic: Hardware
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Tsujikawa updated his homepage with information on the new ESE MSX System 3, which is also known as the One Chip MSX. An overview of its features:

  • MSX2 alpha status: You can play most existing MSX2 games
  • ESE SCC Disk and SCC+ (512Kb) simulation in slot 2 capable of loading MegaROMs
  • MegaSCSI funtionality in MMC/SD card: EP can be used to load DSK files
  • Rewritable BIOS: It is possible to update the BIOS from the memory card

Relevant link: ESE MSX System 3

Comments (11)

By spl

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02-09-2005, 08:22

Humm... I prefer this one than "official" MSX in One Chip...

By snout

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02-09-2005, 09:41

hum.. it's exactly the same device... ^_^

By spl

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02-09-2005, 17:15

I know, but with this few new features, for me, is far better that the "official". Now it has TWO slots, for example. And new features improves much it. I think that MSX in ONE CHIP should be release when ESE finish it's prototipes. Smile

By karloch

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02-09-2005, 20:14

The OneChipMSX also have two slots, take a closer look to the ASCII pictures, it's the very same device. The second slot was removed in order to get a cheaper price.

On the other hand, I'm glad that ESE continues working on the OneChipMSX besides the comercialization failure.

By ARTRAG

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03-09-2005, 01:11

How to get a ESE MSX?Smile

By snout

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03-09-2005, 01:39

Hope a potential second attempt at commercializing the One Chip MSX succeeds Wink

By Ivan

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03-09-2005, 10:34

And this time without ASCII's restrictions.

By Arjan

Paladin (714)

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03-09-2005, 14:22

cool features! I'd like to see those on OCM too Smile

Ivan: what restrictions are you talking about?

By Ivan

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03-09-2005, 14:51

Ivan: what restrictions are you talking about?

Minimum pre-orders to be produced, MSX2 configuration not installed by default and not free,...

By Arjan

Paladin (714)

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03-09-2005, 15:52

I guess everybody really wanted to pay more money for OCM than just €189 euro Wink

As for MSX2 code not being installed, it's not a restriction but more an inconvenience. The official upgrade is not free (at least, I suppose so. I don't know under which license the code is being released), but you can still use the code made by ESE.

By tfh

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04-09-2005, 14:37

Dear Ivan,

The minimum quantity is not something ASCII really wants. But to make production affordable, you simply need to have a certain amount of orders. That has nothing to do with ASCII, but with how any factory works. Simple Economics...