Obsonet - First batch released

by snout on 01-04-2005, 09:13
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In August 2004 we reported about ObsoNET: Ethernet for MSX. Finally, it would be possible to connect MSX computers to the internet and/or a home network by using ordinary ethernet connections.

The first batch of ObsoNET cartridges has been produced and is currently finding its way to the very first people who signed up for one. Bundled with Internestor Lite, the card is ready to be used for telnet, FTP and the development of home-made networking tools and games, possibly to be submitted to the ILAC'04 competition.

For more information on ObsoNET, or ordering a cartridge of the second batch of ObsoNET cards, you can visit the Obsonet website.

Relevant link: Obsonet

Comments (10)

By snout

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01-04-2005, 09:13

Mind you, this is -NOT- an april fools joke Wink

By Vampier

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01-04-2005, 09:15

Nice a nice new feature to request to be emulated Smile

By Sander

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01-04-2005, 11:57

Hmm, emulation kills new hardware productions?

By snout

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01-04-2005, 12:56

It might, and it might not. Having obsonet compatibility in emulators might encourage people to develop software for it. In the end, I think there are many people who want to have the real thing on real MSX anyway, especially when there's cool software available...

By karloch

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01-04-2005, 14:03

Software is the key, and everyone can code Internet apps in NestorBASIC, ASM, or even C! And INL can be used with Obsonet or RS232, so wide range of MSX user would have use for them. What is stopping you developers?

By wolf_

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01-04-2005, 14:20

As long as for example soundchips such as fm-pac/opl4 aren't emulated 100% yet there's a reason to use the real thing.

By DarQ

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01-04-2005, 18:15

not a very good analogy wolf_

emulating a NIC is more straigthforward than a soundchip. btw: you know that scc sounds different when emulated, but do you think the tcp/ip packages would look different when an emulated NIC puts it on the datastream?

i don;t think so.

an emulated scc may sound different, but the music is still the same. a nic may not be any different than the real thing because it wouldnt work then.

0.02E

By chaos

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01-04-2005, 18:37

oh yeah! can't wait to receive it Smile

By makinavaja

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01-04-2005, 19:58

Just today I received my obsonet card on my house Smile, ehehehehehe, maybe tomorrow I will start to test it... now no free time abailable to test it ^^;

Later ppl

By flyguille

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01-04-2005, 22:50

wonderful news! i hope to have one sooner.