Konami must have done some MSX coding again!

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Door Latok

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22-10-2005, 11:33

Just thought about it. With the upcoming Metal Gear 2 -Solid Snake- rerelease together with that special Metal Gear Solid 3 package, Konami must have done some MSX coding again!! That's cool! I mean.....They probably have changed Solid Snake his face, right? Does anyone within Konami still understand Z80 coding? Did they still have all the sources? Or did they have to do some reverse engineering?

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Van tfh

Prophet (3012)

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22-10-2005, 11:42

Well.. I think they do still have all the sources somewhere. Can't imagine they would just throw it away.
And I guess that @ Konami Japan there will probably still be some MSX-nerds available, so Smile

Van BiFi

Enlighted (4348)

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22-10-2005, 12:03

It would actually surprise me if they would've just thrown away the sources just because they stopped development for that system... and I wanted to be there if they would've done it to catch the lot Wink

Van AuroraMSX

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22-10-2005, 12:37

It would not surprise me, if Konami does not have the sources anymore. Even (especially!) in large companies, storage space (both electronical and physical) is a costly thing.

Van evulopah

Paladin (669)

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22-10-2005, 13:02

But storage space for all those Konami MSX games should not be much... like for Solid Snake a few MB for all graphics, sources and music in MSX format...

Van Edwin

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22-10-2005, 13:16

Indeed. Storage space problems are more the result of employees their personal mp3/divx collection. I can't image a company's heritage ever being on the wipe list.

Van Latok

msx guru (3843)

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22-10-2005, 16:50

So you think the Konami MSX games development tools are still available as well? Smile

Van wolf_

Ambassador_ (9906)

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22-10-2005, 16:52

prolly..

and no: you prolly won't see any of them Tongue

Van POISONIC

Paladin (1012)

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22-10-2005, 16:58

Well i dont think japanese companies trow away their sources and games of the past........
Can you imagine hideo kojima would trow away his sources of metalgear,solidsnake,sd snatcher,snatcher........ The games that where made with passion for making games..... a piece of digital art to be proud of........

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Van BiFi

Enlighted (4348)

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22-10-2005, 17:04

it would be very interesting to see what tools Konami used to create all those masterpieces... apart from the sources themselves of course.

Van kanima

Master (194)

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22-10-2005, 17:04

So you think the Konami MSX games development tools are still available as well? Smile

Speaking of which, does anybody know on what systems Konami developed their MSX games, especially the code part? Did they do some cross-assembling on for example some Unix machines or was all the work done on real MSX-es?

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