msx.org - 15th anniversary

by wolf_ on 15-11-2011, 17:53
Topic: MRC
Tags: Milestones
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It's November 15th, and like we did five years ago, we feel we should let you know! Fifteen years ago, admin Sander van Nunen registered the www.msx.org domain. Fifteen years later, with various changes in crew and website layout, we still feel pretty much alive and kicking. Naturally, having the new website picking its egg scale soon does help, but even without that: fifteen years is quite a long time in internet history. We've seen it happening often enough, not even limited to MSX websites: websites come, are maintained by one person, and eventually the website goes again. The MSX Resource Center is proud to have a fairly large team behind the screens. Not just to post and translate news, not just to moderate the forum, but also to keep the team motivated - which is needed every once in a while.

Five years ago we've created an MSX Resource Center Timeline which by today we haven't updated. Expect an up-to-date version in the Wiki on the new MRC2k11. Nonetheless, it's still a nice read if you've missed it in 2006. Which brings us to the concept MRC2k11, you've been to Event Eleven, or you've seen the trailer, or the photoshoot. Naturally, people start asking questions like "When? WHEN? When when WHEN?" Anyone who's ever created a game knows that the last 20% of the development time contains 80% of the efforts, and in this case it's about careful balancing between private life and voluntary msx.org time. But, we've put a pin onto our calendar: December! 2011!  

Twenty years ago, the scene was booming. And perhaps you've joined the MSX scene in 1991, maybe after you've visited an MSX fair or meeting. So, do tell us: have you celebrated your own party this year because you've been part of the MSX scene for twenty years or more!?  

Relevant link: LOL!

Comments (24)

By konamiman

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15-11-2011, 18:31

Well, actually this is my 25th year as MSX user, so yes, maybe I deserve something like a party... Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

And the calendar pin is on December 1st or in December 31th? Smile

By wolf_

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15-11-2011, 18:33

It's my 20st year as a scener.

By Gakubuchi

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15-11-2011, 19:34

Congratulations to all MRC staff. You are doing a great job!
I couldn't imagine 25 years ago that my MSX will still be on my desktop with new games, a hard disk, a sound card, connected to internet, etc.
And part of this is thanks to people like you that "spread the word" with quality sites like this.
My MSX is sending a message to all of you:
PRINT "Thanks!"

By Moniz

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15-11-2011, 19:56

Congratulations guys ! Let's keep that up for at least another 15 years ! (I'd like more though ..)
LOL!

By Meits

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15-11-2011, 20:26

1985 it was... Damn, time flies...
But it took nine years to release the first product Big smile

By Paulbrk

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15-11-2011, 22:10

Congratulations!!! I am with the MSX since 1992 and I have to say you are making a very good job in this page, is the best page, only miss the games database, like Lemon64, but is ok Smile

Please continue the good work.

By RobertVroemisse

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16-11-2011, 09:10

25 years ago, I got my first MSX and 5 years later, I visited my first MSX fair (Tilburg. Really big back then). Time flies when you're having fun I suppose.

By Paragon_Leon

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16-11-2011, 12:57

1989 was 'the start' for me. Went from good to better from there.

By raymond

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16-11-2011, 17:28

1986 was my first encounter with MSX... And still loving it!

By Konamito

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17-11-2011, 01:56

Congratulations MRC guys. Keep up the good work spreading the MSX word Wink

By Rataplan

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17-11-2011, 15:48

Congratz all! Speaking for myself I got my first MSX as a Sinterklaas gift (december 5th for the non-dutchies) in... 1988 I guess. So it's almost my 23th MSX-birthday Smile

By ro

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17-11-2011, 20:59

congrats to us Smile

btw. Wolf, when can we finally enjoy that epic 23min e11 ditty..

By wolf_

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17-11-2011, 22:30

Not before MRC2k11.. haven't started mixing yet though.. instead you'll be pleased to know that I started up another project in the mean time, your fav game music.. ^^ More or less done with the arranging part, mixing will again take some..

By ro

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18-11-2011, 12:22

fray Smile ?

By tfh

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18-11-2011, 16:08

1984 / 1985.. That was the time when I got my first Toshiba HX-10...
Damn, TFH is getting old!

By TheWhipMaster

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18-11-2011, 21:31

I remember X-mas 1985 , I did ask Santa for a game console ... but Santa didn't like video game so he brought a big white box with writen Sony HB-F700F and couple of programming book and a nice message telling me: if you want game code them ...
I have to admit that it took me a 3 month to get the first game running ... Thanks to hebdogiciel...
I should stop this story here as I might realized that I m getting old as my beloved HB-F700 now well surrounded by another hb-F700 , a GT and a DE1 Wink

By Meits

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15-11-2013, 09:47

Congrats with your 17th anniversary then... I'll drink a bottle of tap water on that...

Cheers guys... Oh, and myself as well Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

By Samor

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15-11-2013, 10:43

Cheers! Hannibal

shall we crash the 10th anniversary topic as well? Wink

By snout

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15-11-2013, 15:04

Even more reason to party hard @ TYME!

By Thom

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15-11-2016, 21:42

So today it's been 20 years ago? Congratulations!

By Latok

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16-11-2016, 09:55

Haha, apparently Smile

By Imanok

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16-11-2016, 12:24

Congrats guys! You're really old! Wink

By dracul

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24-11-2016, 19:31

1984/1985... when I bought a Philips VG8020 ... 32 years and counting :-)

By tfh

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24-11-2016, 20:39

dracul wrote:

1984/1985... when I bought a Philips VG8020 ... 32 years and counting :-)

Same here... A Toshiba HX-10 somewhere in '84 Smile Nostalgia rules Smile